MA module on church growth to be taught in Autumn of 2015

A MA module entitled ‘Church Growth and Decline in British Christianity, from 1945 to the Present Day’ will be taught in the autumn of 2015. It can be taken as part of Durham University’s MA in Theology and Ministry or as a freestanding course. It offers an opportunity to combine contemporary history, empirical study of what helps churches grow and decline and exploration of the various theories that offer explanations of why churches grow or shrink as well as study of the theological issues raised by church growth and decline. The module can be combined with dissertation work, in which masters students have the opportunity to do detailed study of particular localities and questions with which they may be concerned. Recent masters students have researched subjects such as: the value of Church of England attendance measures; gender balance amongst students in a new congregation and church growth and decline in inner city Manchester. For more information about this module and the MA in theology and ministry, contact Dr Joss Bryan on j.m.bryan@durham.ac.uk

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