The leadership of Redcliffe College and Trinity College, Bristol, announced today the launch of a collaborative initiative that will make a ground-breaking contribution to how the Church engages with the Bible and mission.

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With the aim of ‘serving the Global Church through missional engagement with the Bible’, the Centre for the Study of Bible and Mission (CSBM) initiative builds on previous work done by both Colleges, and will be a platform for new areas of teaching, research, writing and speaking.

Over the coming months, CSBM is planning an array of activities for the public to engage in. Starting with an initial launch event in the autumn, the Centre will run public lectures with significant keynote speakers and subjects; hold regular research seminars; and host new articles and discussion points on its website and blog, with content produced by CSBM’s contributing faculty and students.

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Dr J. Davies (Trinity, left),
and Dr T. Davy (Redcliffe, right)

The Centre is co-directed by Dr Jamie Davies (Tutor in New Testament at Trinity) and Dr Tim Davy (Lecturer in Old Testament and Mission at Redcliffe), who jointly coordinate the activities of CSBM.

Potential students wanting to work in the area of the relationship between the Bible and Mission will be able to study through Redcliffe’s MA in Contemporary Missiology (Bible and Mission) or Trinity’s PhD programme.

Rob Hay, Principal of Redcliffe College, expressed delight in a partnership that is the fruit of the two Colleges’ shared heart:

“This collaboration makes so much sense! It draws together activities we have already been doing and will be a catalyst for exciting future projects. There are things we can now do that wouldn’t have been possible on our own. By combining the expertise of both colleges we will be able to steward our expertise more strategically, listen more attentively, and serve more effectively.”

Revd Dr Emma Ineson, Principal of Trinity College, noted the value of the Centre to the wider movement and community:

“We at Trinity are excited to be entering into this collaboration with Redcliffe College. The CSBM’s work will draw on the established strengths of our two colleges while being more than the sum of its parts. It promises to be an exciting place for teaching and research, serving both the academy and the church in contributing to a vibrant and growing field, the interface of Biblical Studies and Christian Mission.”

To find out more about CSBM and some of our upcoming activities, use the menu at the top of the page. You can subscribe to the blog at the bottom right of this page, and be the first to know about any upcoming events you might wish to be a part of.


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Redcliffe College is based in Gloucester, and provides Masters programmes in missiology, leadership and member care for people working in mission and ministry. Courses are studied over 2 to 4 years in blended delivery modes, ensuring that students remain engaged in their work while they learn, able to apply their learning throughout.

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Trinity College, Bristol is passionate about building missional church, and seeks to advance the mission of God through theology programmes for church leaders and those approaching ordination or leadership. Students can study full-time, part-time, or dig deeper to earn a postgraduate research doctorate with the College.

To discuss studying Bible and Mission at Master’s level, contact Tim Davy at tdavy@redcliffe.ac.uk.

For those interested in studying at PhD level, contact Jamie Davies at j.davies@trinitycollegebristol.ac.uk.

For media enquiries or to request an interview about anything in this press release, contact James Clarke at jclarke@redcliffe.ac.uk.

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