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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: a storytelling approach (video) – David Sims
From our 2018 conference 'Leaderful Church?', plenary speaker David Sims' presentation on the role of story in church leadership. The accompanying slides are also available via this website.
Leaderful Church: a storytelling approach (slides) – David Sims
From our 2018 conference 'Leaderful Church?', this set of powerpoint slides accompanies plenary speaker David Sims' video presentation, also available via this website.
Aire & Calder circuit – adapting church structure to maximise resources
In this case study from the SWF Changing Church conference, Colin Ride explains the process by which a new Methodist circuit was created out of four in the Leeds District.
The Diocese of Bangor – changing church for today’s context
In this case study from the SWF Changing Church conference, Siôn Rhys Evans describes how the Diocese of Bangor explored changes to make the church “fit for purpose” in today’s cultural context.
Canon Law and Episcopal Authority – book abstract
The abstract of SWF Director Christopher Stephens' 2015 book on canon law as the starting point for a new interpretation of divisions between East and West in the church after the death of Constantine.
Church and organisation
PhD student Keith Elford presents an overview of his doctoral research into the role that organisational theory does and could play in the Church.
Leadership for public service: working with notions of co-creation of leadership and management roles
In this paper, Christopher Bond presents a model of leadership and management in public service roles based on the concept of co-creation as an alternative to current dominant approaches shaped by New Public Management ideologies.
Women in leadership in Methodism: a historical approach
Margaret Jones explores the opportunities for women in leadership in the Methodist Church, focusing on the early prominence of women in the movement.