Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Unit for Innovation and Transformation



It is our intention and desire to contribute to the innovation and transformation of churches and communities through credible research that reconnects them to the Missio Dei.


We want to provide well-researched data to identify needs and opportunities in specific contexts, so that churches and communities can be positively affected and strengthen their connection with the Missio Dei.


In churches and communities we often make statements, but it is not always based on thorough research. Therefore the Unit for Innovation and Transformation wants to assist congregations and communities in practice-oriented research. We make use of various methodologies to generate the best results for a given context.

We want to support churches and communities through empirical research, connecting them anew  to the Missio Dei.


Divine Robertson

Tel: 021 808 2827, email: dr@sun.ac.za​