Professor Darren Cronshaw

Head of Research & Professor of Missional Leadership, Australian College of Ministries
BA, DipEd, MLitt, BTh(hons), TheolM, DMin, DTheol, GradDipHE

Professor Darren Cronshaw is passionate about training, coaching, and resourcing leaders and missionaries through his work. He is an ordained Baptist pastor and serves as Pastor of AuburnLife Baptist Church in Melbourne. Darren is a member of the Army Reserve serving as a chaplain and since 2019 is in the Army School of Transport in Puckapunyal.

Darren has written broadly on missional leadership, congregational transformation and the engagement of the gospel with culture.

Areas of Interest

  • Missiology
  • Pastoral theology and practice

Research Strengths

  • Empirical congregational studies
  • Missional leadership



2019 The Relational Teacher: Sharing Life as Vocational Essence
SCD Press Sydney 2019
2018 Reimagining Home: Understanding, Reconciling and Engaging with God's Stories Together
Cronshaw, D., Dewerse, R., & Jackson, D., Morling Press Sydney 2018
2017 Dangerous Prayer: Discovering a missional spirituality in the Lord's Prayer
Paternoster Press Milton Keynes 2017
2017 Reimagining Faith-based Leadership for the Greater Good
Cronshaw, D., Barnett, B., Daddow, N., Duncan, B., Morgan, F., Cambridge Scholars Press Newcastle upon Tyne 2017

Book Chapters and Refereed Articles

2019 On the Brink of Everything: Embracing Generativity with Parker Palmer In Seibel, C.,
The Generative Church: Global Conversations about Investing in Emerging Generations (pp. 185-202)
2018 Beyond Divisive Categorization in Young Adult Fiction: Lessons from Divergent' In Maher, A.
Explorations in Practical Theology: Engaging the Politics of Division, [Association of Practical Theology in Oceania conference volume]

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