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Leading Transformational Change: Theory U – Ermal Kirby
In this video from the 2018 SWF conference 'Leaderful Church?', SWF Research Officer Ermal Kirby describes how the principles and practices of Theory U have impacted his work.
Leading Transformational Change (video) – Megan Seneque
From our 2018 conference 'Leaderful Church?', SWF Honorary Research Fellow Megan Seneque's presentation on how Theory U can be utilised in facilitating transformational change. The accompanying slides are also available via this website.
Theory U – a quick guide
This one-page document gives a summary of the basics of Theory U, a methodology for transformational change.
Leading Transformational Change (slides) – Megan Seneque
From our 2018 conference 'Leaderful Church?', this set of powerpoint slides accompanies Megan Seneque's video presentation, also available via this website.
An overview of the SWF Changing Church Conference
A summary of the SWF Changing Church conference and the issues that arose, with links to the conference materials.
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.
SWF Changing Church Conference poetry reading
In this video, poet Lucy Berry reads one of her poems on the ‘death’ and ‘birth’ of church at the SWF Changing Church conference.
Who buys the coffee? The hidden power dynamics of change
In this video clip from the full workshop, Anna Ruddick describes an anecdote highlighting the unexpected learning that comes with change.
Workshop on accompanying faith organisations through transformational change
In this workshop from the SWF Changing Church conference, Keith Elford and Anna Ruddick present their case studies
Conference presentation: Embedding theological reflection at CAFOD
In this video, Susy Brouard presents her research project working with theological action research to investigate embedding theological reflection at CAFOD
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.
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.
Cockpit or Conductor? – embedding theological reflection in a Church agency
In this paper from the SWF Changing Church conference, Susy Brouard explores embedding theological reflection into CAFOD’s identity and practice using theological action research methodology.
Enabling transformational change: transforming the relational dimension
In this paper from the SWF Changing Church conference, Megan Seneque reflects on her experiences in social processes that enable the relational dimension at the heart of transformational change and transformative action.
Changing Perceptions: literature and church
In this paper from the SWF Changing Church conference, David Dickinson presents some sources from literature that facilitate thinking about change in a church context.
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.
Christian Aid – from ‘them and us’ to ‘we’; reviewing internal leadership and management
In this case study from the SWF Changing Church conference, Esther Stevenson describes working with Christian Aid to review and change internal leadership and management practices.
Catholic Earthcare Australia – shifting the focus of an organisation
In this case study from the SWF Changing Church conference, Megan Seneque reflects on assisting Earthcare with conceptualising and implementing a strategy to broaden their focus.
The Eden Network – unintended change in urban ministry
In this case study from the SWF Changing Church conference, Anna Ruddick presents the outcomes of a qualitative research project exploring relationships between Eden team members and members of their urban communities.
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.
The Sisters of Nazareth – restructuring an organization for sustainability
In this case study from the SWF Changing Church conference, Keith Elford reflects on working with the Sisters of Nazareth, a Roman Catholic Religious Order, assessing and implementing a change process.
Communities of practice and the Methodist Church’s Discipleship & Ministries Learning Network
A report by Chris Bond, Sue Miller and Megan Seneque concerning the ways in which the DMLN has been engaging with the notion of communities of practice to promote and sustain transformational change.
Communal learning and pedagogy in contemporary Christian community
Clare Watkins and Sue Miller present a theological action research project on forming collaborative learning communities for discipleship and mission in contemporary Methodist Church practices and understanding.
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.
An evaluation of a complexities approach to consultancy and change management within Methodist churches
This paper by Rodney Hill, explores various approaches to working with organisations and churches from his experience as a mission enabler in the Methodist Church, culminating in a complexities approach.