Stephen Parker

Academic Coursework Manager
BEcon, UQ. Advanced Diploma in Christian Ministry, Australian College of Ministries. BTh, SCD. MA, SCD. DMin, Fuller. Graduate Certificate in Theological Education, SCD.

Stephen has worked at ACOM since 2006, covering a broad variety of roles. Previously he worked for the NAB and spent a decade in youth ministry at Springwood Church of Christ and the Churches of Christ in QLD.

As well as managing ACOM’s coursework, he serves as the Student Engagement Manager for ACOM Students in Queensland, overseeing ACOM’s operations there. He also serves in a voluntary capacity with Springwood Church of Christ, the Edge Youth and Community Services, Pais Australia, Parkrun Australia and Seedbeds UK.

  • 2022

    Apologies for the Public Good: Towards a Taxonomy of Sorrow.

    International Journal of Public Theology, 16 (4), 491-510. DOI: 10.1163/15697320-20220065.

  • 2021

    Learning from experience: an evaluation of Christian young adult mentoring.

    Journal of Contemporary Ministry, 5, 69-90.

  • 2020

    The identity imperative: mentoring as a tool for Christian young adult identity formation.

    International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 25:2, 109-123, DOI: 10.1080/1364436X.2020.1819775.

  • 2020

    Missional Resistance: The Man in the High Castle’s Hope for an Alternate Reality.

    International Review of Mission, 109:2, 281-296, DOI: 10.1111/irom.12334.

  • 2019

    Embodied Spiritual practices on the run: six exercises for a spirituality of running.

    Practical Theology, 12:3, 239-249, DOI:10.1080/1756073X.2018.1540508.