Journal Of Contemporary Ministry Issue Release


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The Christian Research Association is proud to announce the re-launching of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry in 2021. The new edition is available free from:

This journal is the place to go for new thinking about the many dimensions of ministry in the contemporary context. The Christian Research Association is building on the Journal’s reputation which has grown since its foundation in 2015, and the four editions of the Journal which have previously been produced. The Journal’s goals are to:

  • Stimulate informed discussion regarding issues faced by contemporary Christian churches and ministries worldwide;

  • Encourage research, including empirical research, into diverse forms and contexts of contemporary ministry and the practical, theological and biblical issues which arise from ministry practice;

  • Enable students and graduates in postgraduate Ministry programs to speak to a wider audience;

  • Build the credibility of Ministry as a field of study and research.

It is an open-source international journal, available without charge to all who are interested.

We invite you to register your interest so that you receive information when the next edition is available.

We also invite you to contribute:

  • Articles for peer-review (between 4,000 and 7,000 words);

  • Research notes;

  • Theses / dissertation listings;

  • Book reviews; and

  • Pastoral reflections (thoughtful reflections on ministry practice).

Associate Professor Jon Newton (Alphacrucis College), who was the founding editor of the Journal, is continuing as the Editor. To assist him, he has a strong editorial board of eminent academics from several parts of the world.

The book editor is Dr Stephen Parker (ACOM).

Professor Philip Hughes is editor of the Research Notes.

Go to to register your interest to receive notice of and to submit materials for the journal.

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