Publications

There are a variety of publications: all of these are sent free of charge to members as they are produced; back copies are available to purchase.

The Extra Mile, the journal of the Fellowship, is published at regular intervals during the year and is free to members.  Currently this is published in PDF form and circulated to validated members. Additional copies or back issues may be purchased from the organisation’s administration:

SWCF at Moorleys, 23 Park Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5DA or ordered for payment on invoice from swcf@moorleys.co.uk.

It contains articles by Christians in social work and allied professions, with the aim of exploring professional, spiritual and personal issues. The authors are varied – well-known national names and individual members of SWCF.

The journal is also the in-house means of communication for members of SWCF – for professional and personal sharing of news and concerns, and for news about events within SWCF and other Christian social care agencies.

The Extra Mile enables the Fellowship to keep in touch, to be in dialogue, and to explore and share the joys and dilemmas of being a worker in social care.

The Discussion Guide on Social Issues: This is a valuable one-off resource, designed to assist professionals and those interested in social issues discover some of the dilemmas of the social care profession, and consider them from a biblical perspective. It is suitable for use by home groups as well as those wishing to open up some of the difficulties they experience professionally. The Annual Conference Publications from previous years contain the keynote speeches. There are other sections, such as summaries of workshops and discussion groups, Panel question and answers, and suggestions for group discussion.

There is no publication available from Conference 2002

Annual Conference 2001: Life in all its Fullness – Professionalism, Community, Politics and the Church Main speaker: Elaine Appelbee, Director of Bradford Health Action Zone.

Annual Conference 2000: Justice and Mercy Main speaker: David Cook, Director of the Whitefield Institute.

Social Issues Facing Christians Today: A Discussion Guide for those with a professional or personal interest in social issues. Edited by Mike Hall, this publication contains twelve studies, with discussion outlines and exercises. This is a valuable one-off resource, designed to assist professionals and those interested in social issues discover some of the dilemmas of the social care profession, and consider them from a biblical perspective. It is suitable for use by home groups as well as those wishing to open up some of the difficulties they experience professionally. £4.95 +p.p. (currently unavailable)

New members will receive without charge as part of their membership a copy of the current edition of The Extra Mile, Life in all its Fullness, and an earlier conference publication with keynote speaker being David Atkinson.