Research / Engaged Learning Project Opportunity!

Dear student researchers,

Please see below an opportunity to engaged in research related to economic/entrepreneurial strategies to improve the financial state of full-time Methodist ministers. You could turn this into an Engaged Learning Project and be supported by URA as well.


“Engaged Learning Project Opportunity: Researching Entrepreneurial Methods to Improving the Economic Condition of Full-Time Methodist Ministers

The Perkins School of Theology recently won a grant to study why ministers are leaving the profession. A key hypothesis is that the current economics of a full-time Methodist minister is inadequate and thus the increasing trend of exits from the profession.

The research component I am working on, and am seeking an Engaged Learning (EL) student’s assistance, is to propose entrepreneurial methods to improving a full-time Methodist minister’s economic situation. The student research will include researching the state-of-the-art in community-based funding programs, as well as social media implemented financial support strategies, and then make recommendations to Methodist leadership.

I am seeking a student by Feb 28, 2015. If accepted by Engaged Learning, you will receive some financial support for your efforts from EL, augmented with some funds from the grant if needed.

Dr. Simon Mak
Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship
SMU Cox Dept of Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Business Economics
Associate Director
SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship

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