Sir John Harvey-Jones, MBE (formerly Chairman of ICI, and star of the BBC TV series The Troubleshooter') says in his Foreword to this book 'MODEM is just the sort of organisation that I would have dreamt of being set up. It aims not only to promote the relevance and applications of good management practice to the churches, but also to encourage the links between the churches and secular organisations'. In this MODEM's first publication, 24 contributors, with an overview by Malcolm Grundy, Archdeacon of Craven, come together under the editorship of John Nelson (formerly Head of Management Studies at Liverpool Polytechnic and now a management consultant with the churches, in particular with the Liverpool Anglican Diocese) to provide nineteen chapters in the two parts: Agenda for Ministry; Agenda for Organisation. MODEM aims to set the agenda for management/ministry issues so that by the year 2000 the values and disciplines of those engaged in the management of secular and church organisations will be mutually recognised and respected.
JOHN NELSON was Head of Management Studies at Liverpool Polytechnic (now Liverpool John Moore University).