Professor Darren Cronshaw

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

Professor Darren Cronshaw is passionate about training, coaching, and resourcing leaders and missionaries. Alongside his academic work, Darren is a Chaplain (Part-Time) with the Australian Army and has served at the Army School of Transport in Puckapunyal and 1 Recruit Training Battalion in Kapooka. He is an ordained Baptist pastor and also currently serves as Pastor of AuburnLife Baptist Church in Melbourne and as honorary Chaplain at Swinburne University. For 10 years he served the broader tribe of Baptist churches in Victoria as Coordinator of Leadership Training (2007-12) and Mission Catalyst – Researcher (2012-17).

Darren has written broadly on missional leadership, public theology, congregational transformation and the engagement of the gospel with culture. He serves on editorial committees including Mission Studies, Exchange, Practical Theology and the new book series Faith and Justice in these Lands Now Called Australia. His current research supervision includes topics of leadership, diaspora missiology, congregational studies, ministry in pandemic times, and military moral injury.

Currently working on

• Faith and work edited volume
• Holy Land study tours collaborative research
• Moral injury collaborative research (Warrier Welcome Home Research Project)
• Military ethics and character development training

A limited number of publications is listed here.

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