Overview

The Research Hub is a community of staff and students at Birmingham Christian College (BCC) which supports and inspires rigorous, spirit-led scholarship. The Research Hub has a broad interest in research across the spectrum of theology, mission and ministry, often with practical as well as academic outcomes.

Events

We host a series of events throughout the academic year. These include two in-house research seminars for staff and students (the first of which was held in November 2023) as well as a planned annual conference for researchers, Christian leaders, and academics from BCC and beyond. Please check this website for information on our upcoming events.

Current Projects

In 2024-25 members of the Research Hub at BCC will be working on a project funded by the Saltley Trust, aimed at creating bible study resources on creation care from a Spirit-focused perspective. This project will involve and be aimed at supporting Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians in their call to care for and protect God’s creation.

In 2024 we have been privileged to have been awarded a £60,000 Science for Seminaries grant. We believe that science and theology are two ways that we can grow closer to God and His world, and this funding will be put towards growing science-engaged-theology in the college. We will be developing our engagement with ecology through the Environmental Stewardship module as well as running events to encourage and inspire church leaders to develop their own science-engaged creation care activities in their local areas.

Science for Seminaries and the ECLAS project are funded by a £6.3 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation, running 2023-27. ECLAS is led from St John’s College, Durham University in partnership with the University of York and the Church of England.

For more details about our project and the other Colleges who have achieved awards please see https://www.eclasproject.org/introducing-our-newest-science-for-seminaries-partners/

Project Collaboration and Inquiries

If you are interested in learning more about this project or how your church might participate, please contact Dr Grace Milton at Grace.Milton@bccoll.uk