Current Research Projects
Contributing to a three year research project on Receptivity, thinking about what the church receives from the edges (rather than from the centre). This may be noted in discussions on diversity, mission and differing model of theological education. This theme will be explored with colleagues form partner institutions.
Beyond Bums on Seats – Understanding and Evaluating the Impact of Pioneers
Durham University gave a £2,000 seedcorn grant to evaluate pioneer ministry. Dr Cathy Ross is carrying out this research with Jim Barker, Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Church Mission Society. We are using the Transformational Index tool to evaluate the impact pioneer ministry is having on their communities.
African Migrant Christianity
This ongoing research seeks to understand the gifts that African Christianity and British Christianity can share together for the sake of mission.