About The GlobalChurch Project
Our mission is to help local Christians and churches, learn from diverse, multiethnic, and global voices and trends, so that they experience renewed mission and revitalized churches.
The GlobalChurch Project invites often unheard voices from around the world to enter into a powerful global conversation about the shape of church and mission in the 21st century.
We invite the local and global church to listen to the voices of Christians in “the Majority World.” Majority World Christians are Christians in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Oceania, the Caribbean, First Nations, Aboriginal and Indigenous peoples, and immigrant (diaspora) communities. Insights from Christians in these cultures can help renew the worldwide church. They have the power to invest our local and global mission, worship, and discipleship with new vibrancy.
Graham Joseph Hill PhD
I am the interim Principal and the Director of Research at Stirling Theological College in Melbourne (the University of Divinity). The University of Divinity is an Australian university constituted by eleven theological colleges from eight denominations. Prior to that, I was Provost and Vice-Principal of Morling Theological College in Sydney.
I am the author or editor of 8 books (with 2 more coming in 2020) including Global Church (IVP, 2016), Healing Our Broken Humanity, (IVP, 2018, with Grace Ji-Sun Kim), and Salt, Light and a City (Cascade, 2017). I also direct The Global Church Project.
I have 15 years of experience in leading educational innovation and research excellence, and 25 years of leading organisational renewal and change. Under my leadership, theological colleges have:
* forged vibrant and successful strategies focused on organizational cultures that center on Jesus Christ and his gospel, Christian integrity and character, and core values;
* renewed theological and interdisciplinary research and research cultures;
* sought collaborative and innovative ways to transform undergraduate and postgraduate education;
* revitalised and simplified organisational design;
* integrated scholarship and ministry training;
* provided informed and progressive responses to trends in Higher Education;
* redeveloped courses and curriculum;
* deepened engagement with churches, stakeholders, government agencies, and the community;
* increased investment in research and teaching infrastructure;
* sought best practice in leadership and administration, regulatory compliance, and organizational vitality;
* ensured strategic financial management;
* prioritized the wellbeing and human flourishing of students, researchers, churches, stakeholders, staff, and faculty.
I am the author of 6 books, with 5 more coming in 2020. An alumnus of Flinders, Notre Dame, and Macquarie universities, I graduated with degrees in theology, education, and leadership (including a Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Theology). I’m currently completing an MBA.
I have delivered lectures at educational institutions worldwide, such as Boston University, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, Hillsong College, Carey Baptist Theological College, Laidlaw College, Torch Trinity University, Korea Baptist University, and Yonsei University. I have spoken at national and international gatherings of groups like World Vision, Compassion Australia, International Justice Mission, Australian Association of Mission Studies, Missions Interlink, Hillsong College, the Baptist World Alliance, Micah Global, WEC International, the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation, and Our Daily Bread International.
During my 15 years of teaching and leading in theological institutions, I have sought to enhance theological education and research in Australia, the Asia-Pacific, and worldwide.
What People Are Saying About Us
“I don’t know of any other source that provides as comprehensive a picture of the global church-in-mission as the Global Church Project. The diversity of voices represented here demonstrates the complexity and yet unity of the Body of Christ around the world.” Al Tizon, Executive Minister of Serve Globally, Evangelical Covenant Church, Chicago
“Graham Hill’s GlobalChurch Project invites often unheard voices from around the world to enter into a powerful conversation about the shape of integral mission in the 21st Century. It is an invaluable resource for depending and broadening our understanding of the very future of the church.” Michael Frost, Author, and Vice Principal of Morling College, Sydney
“As the church moves to the Global South, it becomes ever increasingly important to hear the voices from around the world. Graham Hill is able to help us do that by putting together The GlobalChurch Project, which showcases voices from around the globe. Voices from diverse female and male leaders and scholars provide insight and stir our curiosity. These are important interviews which can be used in universities, seminaries, churches and study groups.” Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Associate Professor of Theology, Earlham School of Religion
“The GlobalChurch Project is a unique, one-of-a-kind gift to Christianity and to the world in the 21st century. It isn’t just any international project or collection of interesting talks and resources. Rather, because it was dreamed of, birthed and carried out globally with a particular focus on voices that are too often kept silent, it offers all of us new lenses through which to think, pray and practice church. Fundamentally, it is about the ever-changing new work that God’s Spirit is doing in and through the church, in ever new and often challenging ways.” Rosalee Velloso Ewell, Executive Director of the Theological Commission for the World Evangelical Alliance
“Under God, the church of Jesus Christ has become a global reality, with many thousands of local congregations rooted in their own context and developing ministries that reflect their culture. The GlobalChurch Project is a wonderful means to enable churches to learn from one another and to have a taste of God’s end-time community of men and women “from every tribe and language and people and nation”. I wholeheartedly recommend it.” René Padilla, Former International Director of TearFund.
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