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Theological reflection on Methodist church leadership – Sam McBratney
From the 2018 SWF conference 'Leaderful Church?', SWF Research Officer Sam McBratney offers his theological reflection on leadership in the Methodist church.
Leaderful Church? – theological reflection from Mark Wakelin
In this closing presentation, Mark Wakelin provides a theological reflection on the conference and its theme, Leaderful Church?
Theory U – a quick guide
This one-page document gives a summary of the basics of Theory U, a methodology for transformational change.
A closing theological reflection from the SWF Changing Church Conference
In this video, Mark Wakelin provides a theological reflection on the SWF Changing Church conference and the issues that emerged.
Introduction to Theological Action Research
In this extract from her full presentation, Susy Brouard presents an overview of Theological Action Research as a methodology for faith-based social research.
Theological Action Research – a quick guide
A one-page overview of key features of Theological Action Research methodology
Annotated discussion of recommended readings on complexity theories and theology
In this resource document, Tim Harle provides an overview of the current literature on complexity theories and theology.
Annotated discussion of recommended readings on change management
In this resource document, Tim Harle provides an overview of current literature on the topic of change management, and an extensive bibliography.
Metanoia Precedes Management: reflections on theological learning, radical passivity, and the urge to organize
In this paper from the SWF Changing Church conference, Gary Hall reflects on “creatively disruptive” theological learning in community.
Theological reflections on migration, place and scripture
In this reflection from the SWF Migration & Ministry conference, Paul Nzacahayo and Rachel Starr consider scripture and the significance of geography and migration in their research contexts.
Reverse Missionaries: Migration, Theology and Cultural Change in the British Methodist Church
Details of a project proposed by Lia Dong Shimada exploring the case study of Methodist ministers who have migrated from Southern Africa, creating new expressions of Methodist culture, theology and practice in Britain.
Details of a research project by Lia Dong Shimada and Christopher Stephens looking at how demographic data is collected for monitoring purposes and seeking to develop more relevant and culturally sensitive approaches.
Resources project related to diversity
Information about SWF's project to compile a library of statements, publications and resources addressing questions of diversity.
Professionalism and the Church
A paper by Christopher Stephens examining the interaction between secular business models, processes and practices, and the church