Susanna Wesley is founded on the Wesleyan theology of grace, anchored in Scripture, and based in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and the continuing movement of the Holy Spirit.
We are the People of God - As people of God, we’re faithful followers of Jesus seeking to make the world a better place.
Disciple Making First and foremost, we are dedicated to the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world in the tradition of John Wesley. We live out this key theme through these core values:
Disciple-Making - We share God’s love and nurture growing faith.
Faithful - We are devoted to an ongoing, meaningful journey of discipleship.
Deeply-rooted - We find commonality in our rich history, sacraments and values.
Belonging & Inclusion All belong and will be loved at Susanna Wesley UMC. All will be heard, respected and engaged. All will be free to develop their personal relationship with God and to serve fully in the ministry of Jesus Christ. We live out this key theme through these core values:
Diverse - Though one body, we continue to celebrate individuality and cultural identity.
Justice-seeking - We challenge unjust systems and work to secure equal opportunities for all.
Resilient - We persevere through trials and face tomorrow with God at our side.
Influence, Connection, Impact As a community of faith joined with more than 12 million members across the globe, we are a powerful connection, living and sharing the grace of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. We are committed to work for global health, education, creation care, child welfare, disaster recovery and countless other efforts. We live out this key theme through these core values:
Missional – Helping our neighbors, near and far, is the embodiment of faith in action. We are a missional church.
Connected – Our connection is strengthened by shared mission and core beliefs.
World-changing - We strive to make the world a better place for all people.
Generous - We offer our gifts and resources to serve those in need, both near and far.
Experience of God through the community of Susanna Wesley We embrace God as a community, seeking to be a place where everyone can experience our triune God in personal and community relationships, transforming our lives, the lives around us, and the world. We live out this key theme through these core values: Downloadable resources are available for each.
Committed – Our community of faith is steadfast, loving and supportive.
Jesus-seeking - We cherish our deepening relationship with God.
Spirit -filled - The Holy Spirit works within us, transforming our hearts and lives.