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Phillip Larking

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Phillip Larking
Phillip Larking
Certification : MSW(Applied), MTheology, DipTch
Staff Code : #
Phone : 07 562 2906
Email : p.larking@bti.ac.nz

Biography

Phillip has professional social work experience in care and protection social work, and volunteer experience in refugee resettlement and relief and development. Phillip and his wife Raewyn worked in pastoral roles in Baptist churches for 10 years; after this time Phillip completed his Master’s of Theology and then entered social work practice, and studied to complete his Master’s of Applied Social Work. He is passionate about God’s heart for righteousness and justice in the world.

Phillip’s Master of Theology was a practical theology working with a group of former refugees from Myanmar. The study examined this group’s experience of God through their refugee journey and means of pastoral care that would support this group in their resettlement.

Research

  • Enrolled in a PhD programme with the University of Divinity, Australia. The research project aims to develop an integrative theology of migration as a resource for understanding the practice of shalom.
  • Phillip is currently working on a collaborative project that will resource students to integrate the Biblical meta-narrative with their calling in social practice. The outcome of this project will be a new textbook for the foundational course “Vision and Vocation.”

Areas of Expertise

  • Integrating theology with social practice.
  • Developing tools for critical self-reflection.
  • World Christianity.

Meet our Staff

At BTI, you will learn from staff who are experienced teachers and educators, researchers, practitioners, health workers and graduates themselves. Many have worked in private practice, for public institutions and for universities in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas 

Phillip Larking
Phillip Larking
Certification : MSW(Applied), MTheology, DipTch
Staff Code :
Phone : 07 562 2906
Email : p.larking@bti.ac.nz

Biography

Phillip has professional social work experience in care and protection social work, and volunteer experience in refugee resettlement and relief and development. Phillip and his wife Raewyn worked in pastoral roles in Baptist churches for 10 years; after this time Phillip completed his Master’s of Theology and then entered social work practice, and studied to complete his Master’s of Applied Social Work. He is passionate about God’s heart for righteousness and justice in the world.

Phillip’s Master of Theology was a practical theology working with a group of former refugees from Myanmar. The study examined this group’s experience of God through their refugee journey and means of pastoral care that would support this group in their resettlement.

Research

  • Enrolled in a PhD programme with the University of Divinity, Australia. The research project aims to develop an integrative theology of migration as a resource for understanding the practice of shalom.
  • Phillip is currently working on a collaborative project that will resource students to integrate the Biblical meta-narrative with their calling in social practice. The outcome of this project will be a new textbook for the foundational course “Vision and Vocation.”

Areas of Expertise

  • Integrating theology with social practice.
  • Developing tools for critical self-reflection.
  • World Christianity.

Phillip Larking
Phillip Larking
Social Practice, Social Work, Team Leader
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MSW(Applied), MTheology, DipTch
Staff code #
07 562 2906
p.larking@bti.ac.nz
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