Revd Dr Mark Griffiths JP
A bit about me
I was a local church leader for 30 years – primarily in the Oxford Diocese - holding posts including Vicar, Associate Minister and Youth & Children’s Pastor. I was responsible for New Wine England’s Children & Family Ministry for 16 years. I have enjoyed ministering internationally for many years. I enjoy most sports, but most often play squash now that I am too old for rugby and enjoy being on my Stand Up Paddleboard. I am married to Rhian, a first language Welsh speaker, and we have three children Nia, Owen and Elliot who were all born in Milton Keynes.
My research interests
I enjoy research into children, young people and family ministry, church growth and evangelism and leadership development. My PhD is in Child Evangelism and Church Growth. My favourite research medium is ethnography. I have also been a Religious consultant to AQA,OCR, Eduqas and WJEC on GCSE and A'Level Religious Studies.
Some highlights of my work
1999 Fusion – Curriculum Resource Materials
2001 Impact – Curriculum Resource Materials
2002 Don’t Tell Cute Stories – Theology and Practice of Schools, Children and Family Ministry
2004 Detonate – Curriculum Resource Materials
2009 One Generation from Extinction – [Foreword by Archbishop George Carey]
2016 Hanging on Every Word – [foreword by John Pritchard former Bishop of Oxford]
2018 Changing Lives – The Essential guide to Children and Family Ministry
2019 Lightbringers – Who we are in Christ (with Freedom in Christ)
2000-19 Numerous publications in research publications (Future First etc)
2010-19 Youth, Children’s Work Magazine and other popular magazines – Numerous Articles
2018 Review of Pentecostal and Charissmatic Studies – Practical Theology Journal
2019 Review of Re-thinking Children’s Work in Churches
2020 “The Missing Generation – The Church in Wales and Young People” published in International Journal of Missiology.
2022 Youth Voice Journal’s Special Issue: Methodological approaches to research in youth work: Changing the Paradigm article by Mark Griffiths titled, “The Joy of Ethnography”.