Ministry Development

The challenge of passing on faith to future generations - pt 1

Posted by Tim Ling on 30th March 2017 - Comments: 0

In the first of two guest blogs Nick Shepherd writes about three recent reports on the challenge of passing on faith to future generations.

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Oversight and reimagining ministry

Posted by Tim Ling on 22nd March 2017 - Comments: 0

David Heywood, Director of Pastoral Studies at Ripon College Cuddesdon, writes a personal reflection in response to recent discussions on Oversight Ministry.

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Making sense of change

Posted by Tim Ling on 18th March 2017 - Comments: 0

Culture change whether that promoted by a diocese’s church growth strategy or the Synod’s ‘Setting God’s People Free’ involves personal transformation. Transformation doesn’t come without cost, especially when navigated at the same time as significant life transitions. So how do we make sense in and of t...

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Rediscovering flourishing

Posted by Liz Graveling on 9th March 2017 - Comments: 0

Human flourishing is fundamental to Christian living - and clearly important to the almost 800 people joining the first stage of the Living Ministry project. Dr Lindsey Hall reminds us why rediscovering flourishing is vital for the church.

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The Power of Unreason

Posted by Dave Male on 23rd February 2017 - Comments: 3

The process of innovation is not always straightforward

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Why care for clergy?

Posted by Mark Tanner on 13th February 2017 - Comments: 0

Bishop Mark Tanner writes about the real reason we should look after our clergy, and how the Living Ministry research will help us to do just that.

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Does working a longer week lead to church growth?

Posted by Tim Ling on 9th February 2017 - Comments: 2

Learning from the clergy Experiences of Ministry Survey about the relationship between church growth and time use.

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Living Ministry

Posted by Liz Graveling on 26th January 2017 - Comments: 0

What helps clergy to flourish in ministry - and how do we find out? Our major new research project is about to launch, tracking four cohorts of ordained ministers over ten years. Can you add your voice?

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What does a flourishing ministry look like?

Posted by Tim Ling on 18th January 2017 - Comments: 0

Clergy report really high levels of life satisfaction relative to other working groups. Is this the whole picture? Find out about research into what flourishing ministry looks like and how it may be better supported.

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Preparing for Ministry

Posted by Liz Graveling on 12th January 2017 - Comments: 1

Our Vocational Pathways Research threw up some interesting talking points surrounding Initial Ministerial Education. The recent IME Research Seminar was a good opportunity to explore these in more detail.

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Do you have any feedback?

Posted by Tim Ling on 1st December 2016 - Comments: 1

As this new website starts its life it's probably a good time to talk about feedback - and to ask for some!

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