Vision and Mission Statement
To form transforming leaders for church and nation
The Mission statement of SMMS is: “To form transforming leaders for church and nation by providing the spiritual formation, academic and practical training required to develop skilled Methodist ministers of integrity, faithfulness and excellence.”
Our mission statement gives expression to our conviction that transformative leadership is vital if Southern Africa is to achieve its full potential and become a region that is fully healed, reconciled, able to address critical challenges, respect the dignity and basic human rights of all people, and deliver the essential and humanising services that characterise societies at their best – a vision of transformative leadership. Within the sphere of the church, such leaders – ministers – are people:
Whilst these virtues and skills have special relevance for the church, they represent characteristics we believe are equally desirable for all transformative leaders working for a just, democratic society, recognising the cultural diversity of our context and expressing our explicit intention to embrace diversity.