A Hub for Leadership, Management and Ministry

MODEM publishes various reports and papers on topics relevant to leadership, management and ministry. The following are available to download.

Leadership Bibliography

We are delighted to be able to make available a comprehensive annotated bibliography on leadership. This has been prepared by Roger Matthews, Director for Mission and Ministry in Chelmsford Diocese and a Trustee of the Leadership Institute. Roger was a member of MODEM's panel identifying the best leadership books of the 21st century. You can access the bibliography here.

Biblical Reference Guide

Modem member Richard Fox has produced a collection of biblical references on leadership and management topics. Richard, with colleagues
Tony Hennessey Brown and Rachel Howkins, offer their list of key words and Bible references as a resource for study, contemplation and prayer. They remind us that 'it is important to remember that simple “verse picking” should not be seen as a short cut to wisdom. Instead you are encouraged to consider these verses in their fuller biblical context and in the validity of careful reference to the practical issue which you are considering'. You can access the list on Richard's website.


Metanoia & Transformation (Autumn 2009)

Subtitled Holy Power in Godly Organisation with Servant Leaders, this paper by MODEM's East Midlands Group explores the interplay between W Edwards Deming's work and the Christian tradition. It comes in two parts - click to download Part 1 or Part 2.

Research Projects

Hope of the Managers (2002)

An investigation into Spiritual Energy in Management. Available to download as either the full report or a summary.

Occasional Papers

6. *** new *** Called to the Laity, by Peter Bunker (January 2016)

Peter Bunker played a key role in Modem’s founding. In this personal memoir, he writes of steps he could take as a lay person, which would have been more difficult for an ordained minister. Download a free copy here.

5. Best Leadership Books of the 21st Century (October 2011)

The output from a major MODEM project. Contains 140-word reviews of 20 books. Download a free copy here.

4. Coaching Church Leaders: An Introduction to Coaching, by Richard Fox (October 2011)

A 16 page introduction by credentialed coach and MODEM Leadership Committee member, Richard Fox. Download a free copy here.

3. Mountains and Molehills: Reflections on Visionary Leadership.

Paper presented at MODEM's 2007 Annual Meeting by Revd Elizabeth Welch, URC West Midlands Moderator.

2. Leadership Development Plan.

A coordinated outline of training for a variety of situations from students to senior appointments. Click here to download.

1. A Doctrine of Leadership.

A short paper which brings together biblical exploration, the thinking of John Adair and CABE's principles for those in business. Click here to download.