Welcome to Modem's 2014 conference blog.
This blog is designed to help promote conversations before, during and after Modem's annual conference in London on 2 December.
You can find details of the conference, including how to book, here.
The team organising the conference is made up of
Tim Harle, Modem Vice-Chair,
Sue Miller, Methodist Church, and
Rob Sharp, Salford University.
In addition to our blogs, you may find entries from Modem's Chair, David Sims (DS), and Secretary, Derek McAuley (DM).
If there's a topic you'd like to see discussed at the conference, please add a comment or send us an email.
If you'd like to submit a Proposal for a short presentation on a piece of research, case study, or just something you're passionate about, please email us a short (max 250 word) summary.
We look forward to hearing from you, and our conversations together.
Tim, Sue & Rob
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Saturday, 27 September 2014
New Book - Managing Religion: The Management of Christian Religious and Faith-Based Organization Volume 1: Internal Relationships by Malcolm Torry
New Book - Managing Religion: The Management of ChristianReligious and Faith-Based Organization Volume 1: Internal Relationships by Malcolm Torry (Hardcover (304 pages) £75.00 ISBN 9780230347946. Published September 2014 by Palgrave Macmillan
“Religion is an increasingly significant factor in our society, so understanding religious and faith-based organizations is more important than ever. Until now Malcolm Torry's Managing God's Business has been the only wide-ranging survey of the characteristics of religious and faith-based organizations. Now, in his first of two volumes, Managing Religion: The Management of Religious Organizations offers the first comprehensive discussion of the management of religious and faith-based organizations (in this case of Christian ones). Each chapter offers a discussion of the earliest Christian organizations based on New Testament evidence; a study of modern religious and faith-based organizations and their management based on classic and recent research literature, and where necessary on new theory; and an exploration of aspects of secular management theory that might or might not be appropriate to the management of religious and faith-based organizations. This book is essential reading for anyone involved in the management of organizations in the vast and increasingly important religious sector.” (Palgrave Macmillan) (DMcA)