Center for Church and Mission in the West

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Centre for Church and Mission in the West (CCMW) is a modestly sized research unit, established in 2018, as a collaboration of practical theologians, missiologists, and church law experts, working at the Theological University Kampen, now Utrecht (Netherlands). In addition, external researchers are invited to join as visiting fellows.

The CCMW’s mission is contributing through high-quality research to the sustainable innovation of the church and its mission in the secularizing parts of the world. While drawing on a wide range of theological research traditions, the CCMW concentrates on the study and innovation of Christian practices, inside and outside the church. Working in an ecumenical spirit, the CCMW operates in the Reformed tradition with a view to renewing this tradition for the improvement of church practices and the mission of the Christian church in the West.