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Title: Sharing people in mission : case studies from the Council for World Mission
Author: Price Williams, Andrew.
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2004
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This work looks at three contemporary issues in personnel sharing in mission using a case study methodology. The issues are: the value of short-term and long-term missionary appointments and an examination of the relative strengths and weaknesses of both kinds of appointment; the method of preparing people for missionary service, with particular examination of the CWM Training In Mission (TIM) programme; and the issue of what should happen when a missionary appointment must be terminated before the contracted period. For each is·sue background material and a case study are presented followed by a series of questions which form the basis of a group discussion on the case. Each case was used with a group and the ensuing discussion is reported so that the reader can gauge if the study has been successful. The case study method is discussed in some detail since the methodology is crucial to the presentation of this work. The issues that arise from the whole process are also treated in a separate chapter, although the purpose of the method is to raise the issues, more than to give definitive results. Some knowledge about CWM is assumed, although there are sections which help the reader understand the uniqueness of the organisation. An underlying assumption throughout the work is that there is still a place for missionaries in the work of the church today.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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