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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?
Interview with Bala Gnanapragasam
From the 2018 SWF conference 'Leaderful Church?', Sue Miller interviews then-designate Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, Bala Gnanapragasam, on what leaderful church means to him.
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
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.
The Daffodil, the Rose and the Hibiscus: exploring diversity in ministry
Ermal Kirby presents an overview of the initial findings of his research project exploring diversity in ministry across cultures
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.
Pastoral Theology and Diaspora Community
In this reflection from the SWF Migration & Ministry conference, minister and not-for-profit practitioner Vaughan Jones presents a practice-oriented and theological reflection on migration, diaspora and ministry.
Gender binaries, Christian spirituality and the Bible
PhD student and pastor Shanon Ferguson's theological research into non-binary gender - 'Transgression, transfiguration, transcendence' - and the impact of gender views on the individual and the church.
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'.
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.
Fear, Fatigue, and Flourishing – A Few Questions and Thoughts
In this audio presentation, Susanna Snyder reflects on compassion fatigue, the creative arts, and the sustainability of the church's ministry to migrants.
Sanctuary and migration
In this video, Methodist minister Inderjit Bhogal reflects on the theme of sanctuary in relation to the conference theme of ministry and ministry.
Migration and mission
In this video from the SWF Migration & Ministry conference, Harvey Kwiyani reflects theologically on understandings of migration and the experience of migrants.
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
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.
Responses of Methodist ministers to ministerial development review: a case for research-led policy-making
Drawing on the responses of Methodist ministers to the policy of ministerial development review, a case is made for research-led policy making.
Embodied approaches to management – incarnation as organisation
Charity Hamilton presents research into the impact of an approach to management and organisation that is centred on embodiment and incarnation