The Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research promotes and supports research on the life, work and times of John and Charles Wesley, their historical and theological antecedents, their successors in the Wesleyan tradition, and contemporary scholarship in the Wesleyan tradition. This includes areas such as theology, biblical studies, history, education, ethics, literature, mission, cultural studies, philosophy, pastoral studies, worship, preaching, practical theology, and social theology.

Currently the ACWR is a working partnership formed by a number of Wesleyan theological institutions. They are:

  • Nazarene¬†Theological¬†College¬†(Church of the Nazarene, based in Brisbane, Australia)
  • Kingsley Australia (Wesleyan Methodist, based in Melbourne, Australia)
  • Booth College (Salvation Army, based in Sydney, Australia)
  • Catherine Booth College (Salvation Army, based in Melbourne)
  • Booth College of Mission (Salvation Army, based in Wellington, New Zealand)
  • Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (Church of the Nazarene, based in Manila, Philippines)

Each centre provides quality resources for students and researchers in this field. We are actively seeking to enlarge our range of partners throughout Australia and New Zealand, as well as further afield.



Conference Theme: Wesleyans at Worship

The 2015 ACWR Annual Conference will be held in Brisbane at Nazarene Theological College, 40 Woodlands Drive, Thornlands, QLD 4164. It will begin at 6pm Friday evening 14th August and finish at 9pm Saturday evening 15th August.

The conference theme this year is “Wesleyans at Worship” and we hope to have a range of papers presented from biblical, historical, theological pastoral and cultural perspectives on Wesleyan worship past, present and future. We also invite papers on other areas of interest to Wesleyan scholars. A full call for papers and details on conference registration will be available shortly, but plan now to be in attendance.