Publications

On education
‘Social Education: An Experiment with Early School Leavers’. (June, 1973) Journal of Moral Education, 2 (3). London: Pemberton Publishing

‘Group Work with Early School Leavers’ (May, 1975) in Journal of Curriculum Studies. 1 (7). London: William Collins Sons

‘The Academic, the Interpersonal and the Role of the Teacher in Social and Moral Education’ (February, 1976) in Journal of Moral Education, 2 (5). London: Pemberton Publishing.

‘The Social Education of the Young Adult’ (1977) in Growth Towards Autonomy, The Standing Conference for the Advancement of Counselling. London: Bedford Square Press

‘Social Education of Young Adults’ in Blackham, H.J. (ed.) (1978) Education for Personal Autonomy, London: Bedford Square Press

Schools as Learning Communities: Transforming Education (1996) London: Cassell

On community education
Community Education for a Multi-ethnic Society (1982) M.Ed. thesis (unpublished), Birmingham University

‘The Concept of Community Education’ in An Agenda for Educational Reform (May, 1987) Milton Keynes: The Open University

Community Education – Towards a Framework for the Future (1989) Birmingham: Westhill College (also available from the CEDC, Coventry)

[See also Schools as Learning Communities above]

On the learning community
‘The Political Community as a Learning Community’ (1998) in Ranson, S. (ed.) Inside the Learning Society. London: Cassell

‘Learning Communities’ in Quaker Perspectives on Community (2001/2002) Proceedings of the Quaker Theology Seminar. Birmingham: Woodbrooke College

[See also Schools as Learning Communities above]

On the human city
The Neglected Factor – Towards a Community Strategy for Birmingham

‘The Human City’ in Burgess, S. J. (ed.) Coming of Age: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century (1999) Boston Spa: Outset Services

‘Mission in a Society without God’ in Crucible (April – July 2004) Lowestoft: Tyndale Press

With Peter Patel and John Morris, Breaking the Mould of Regeneration: The Legacy, Role and Future of the Human City Institute (2007) Birmingham: The Human City Institute, 239 Holliday Street, Birmingham B1 1SJ

[See also the ‘Christians in Public Life Programme’ papers below}

On the concept of the kingdom community
See Yes to Life – in Search of the Kingdom Community and Breaking the Mould of Christendom below

On spirituality
‘From Mountain to Multitude’ (1999) in Wrestling and Resting. Ruth Harvey (ed.) London: CTBI

On the Christian community movement (1970 – 1990)
Basic Communities – Towards an Alternative Society (1977) London: SPCK

Basic Christian Communities – Implications for the Church and Society (1978) London: Conference of Major Religious Superiors Publication

‘Different ways: basic Christian communities’ in The Way (April, 1979) Ostereley, Middlesex: Campion House College

The Liberation of the Church (1984) NACCCAN: Birmingham

Clark, D. (1985) On the Frontiers: From the beginning to 1985. Westhill College, Birmingham: NACCCAN

‘Towards a New Communal Identity’ (Summer, 1988) in Formation and Community, The Way Supplement (62). London: The Way Publications

On the nature and form of the church to come
‘Local and Cosmopolitan Aspects of Religious Activity in a Northern Suburb’ in Martin, D. and Hill, M. (eds.), A Sociological Yearbook of Religion in Britain 3 (1970) London: SCM Press

‘Local and Cosmopolitan Aspects of Religious Activity in a Northern Suburb: Processes of Change’ in Hill, M. (ed.), A Sociological Yearbook of Religion in Britain 4 (1971) London: SCM Press

‘The Church as Symbolic Place’ in Epworth Review 1 (2) (1974) London: Methodist Publishing House

‘Community, Membership and the Church’ (1973) in the 10th Downside Symposium, Church Membership and Intercommunion, London: Darton, Longman and Todd

Changing World, Unchanging Church? (ed.) (1997) London: Mowbray

Breaking the Mould of Christendom – kingdom community, diaconal church and the liberation of the laity (2005) Peterborough: Epworth Press

The Diaconal Church – Beyond the Mould of Christendom (ed.) (2008) Peterborough: Epworth Press

[See also The Liberation of the Church above]

On Methodism
A Survey of Anglicans and Methodists in Four Towns (1965) London: Epworth Press and Church Information Office

What Future for Methodism? (June 1988) Birmingham: The Harborne Group

‘Lay Leadership – the legacy of Primitive Methodism’ in Epworth Review (34 (2) (April 2007) Peterborough: Methodist Publishing House

Reshaping the Mission of Methodism (ed.) (2010) Oldham: Church in the Market Place [from david@clark58.eclipse.co.uk]

On faith, work and public life
A Survey of Christians at Work (1993) Birmingham: Westhill College, CIPL

‘To the Circuits: Christians in Public Life’ (October, 1998) in the Epworth Review 4 (25)

‘Setting up ‘‘faith at work’’ programmes’ in How to Become a Creative Church Leader, Nelson, J. (ed.) (2008) Norwich: Canterbury Press

Worksheets published by the Methodist Diaconal Order - 2009
From: wwwmethodist.org.uk/businessworksheets

  • E. Lay ministry and mission in the workplace
  • 1. Discerning the gifts of the kingdom community at work David Clark
  • F. Engaging the institutional church
  • 1. Engaging the circuit with the world of work
  • 2. Engaging the local church with the world of work
  • 3. A ‘local church at work’ booklet and display
  • K. Resources
  • 1. Literary resources
  • 2. Faith and work associations and groups

[See also Changing World, Unchanging Church? above]

Papers from the ‘Christians in Public Life Programme’ (1992 – 2000)
(Lodged in the Cliff College library, Calver, Hope Valley, Nr. Sheffield) [Dates of papers in brackets]

  • A The Programme
  • 1 Christians in Public Life - Origins and purpose (1/92)
  • 2 'Christians in Public Life' - Origins and Development (11/93)
  • 3 'The Human City Initiative' (HCI) (11/94)
  • 4 The Human City Initiative - Update (HCI) (11/95)
  • 5 In Search of a Human Society: The Mission of the Church in the 21st Century (2/98)
  • 6 Christians in Public Life - An unfinished task ... (11/01)
  • B Overview and analysis
  • 3 The Search (1/92)
  • 4 The Journey - Signs of the Kingdom in public life (1/92)
  • 5 The Journey In and the Journey Out - The mission of Christians in public life (1/92)
  • 6 The Power of the Kingdom (6/92)
  • 9 Models of Mission (11/92)
  • 10 Models of Mission - Transformation (2/93)
  • 16 The Human City - A Christian Perspective (HCI) (2/95)
  • 17 Theology and the Human City (HCI) (6/95)
  • 24 What does it mean to be Human - A Christian Perspective (11/97)
  • C Ethics and issues
  • 9 Beyond Public Fundamentalism - A Ministry in Waiting (6/93)
  • E Sectors
  • 19 Learning Communities (2/96)
  • F The Church in Public Life (Roles and Responsibilities)
  • 10 Lay Vocation - The Call to Becoming Persons (HCI) (11/95)
  • G The Church in Public Life (Functions and Organization)
  • 7 Engaging in Mission - The Church as a ‘Learning Organisation’ (2/93)

[See also Changing World, Unchanging Church? above]

Biographical
Yes to Life – in Search of the Kingdom Community (1987) London: Collins - Fount Paperback