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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
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.
Performance appraisal in the Methodist Church (slides)
A slide collection from a presentation by Anne-marie Greene, Sue Miller and Mark Wakelin on performace appraisal processes in the Methodist Church, presented at a BUIRA (British Universities Industrial Relations Association) event.
Learning from practice in ministerial formation
In this paper commissioned by the Discipleship and Ministries Learning Network of the Methodist Church, Luke Curran reports on a project carried out in order to gain 'insights from the experiences of practice-based formation and training in the churches and the professions'.
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.
Leadership in Methodist schools: Headteachers, Chaplains and Methodist ministers
Anthony Thorpe and Sue Miller present research into the concept and discourse of leadership in the context of Methodist schools and colleges in England.
Studying the management of religious and faith-based organisations – where to go
Malcolm Torry presents an overview of a anticipated project looking at courses, research opportunities and literature on the topic of the management of religious and other faith-based organisations.
The pedagogical challenges of teaching ministerial theology to students from non-traditional community churches
Details of a project proposed by Richard Burgess, Mark Garner, Daniel Eshun and Anthony Thorpe to examine ministerial theological programmes seeking to widen participation for BAME and mature students
Methodism, ministers and management
A paper by Yvonne Guerrier and Christopher Bond looking at how far presbyters think of themselves as managers - research which pre-dated the formation of the Foundation and has influenced its development.
Women and Leadership: a review of literature from the education sector
This paper by Anthony Thorpe draws on a large body of literature from education settings and highlights some findings around women's representation and the exercise of leadership.
Research, practice and the professional Church minister
In this paper, Stephen Skuce explores the importance of the professional doctorate for Christian ministers, due to its focus on reflective practice as well as scholarly outcomes.