A new online library has been launched for people interested in evangelism and new forms of church, which will provide them with free access to research papers and theses.
The website, SCOLER (The Sheffield Centre Online Library of Evangelism Research) is a joint initiative between Church Army’s team of researchers at The Sheffield Centre and the Churches Group for Evangelisation.
The purpose of the library is to make deeper thinking around evangelism and new forms of church available to people who want to study further, and to demonstrate this level of learning to the wider church.
Each thesis, either MA or PhD level, has its own webpage giving details of who wrote it, which college validated it, the full abstract and a free PDF to download.
Laurence Keith, Researcher at The Sheffield Centre, said: “There has been a lot of great work done by Church Army and others over the last eight years to put new forms of church on the map. One criticism of this movement has been the perception that there has been little thought behind the activism. SCOLER goes some way to correct this balance, showing that some good, reflective research has gone into the field.
“We hope this online library can become a valuable resource both for people doing their own research and for those who are looking for some serious theological reflection on evangelism and new forms of church.”
If you have done an MA or PhD in this area, and would be interested in offering your work to the website, please do get in contact with The Sheffield Centre by email or telephoning 0300 123 2113.