Rev. Dr George Bailey
George joined Cliff in September 2014.
George is a Methodist minister with seven years’ experience in urban and suburban churches in Leeds. As well as lecturing at the college, he spends half of his time as a minister in the Leeds North and East Circuit of the Methodist Church. Before entering ministry he worked as a primary school teacher and for the Probation Service. However, prior to these roles, he began as a student of theology, and seeking a systematic, relevant, contextual theology to underpin and shape the mission of the Church and his own various roles within it is a consistent passion. George has an MA in Contextual Theology, and developing themes from within his research for this degree, which was associated with his Probation Service context and the rehabilitation of offenders, explored deeper into the contours of Wesleyan theology. This led to a PhD thesis on the systematic relationships between the experience and theology of sanctification, in discussion with John Wesley on perfection and Gregory Palamas on deification. He continues to develop research interests in Wesleyan theology, and theologies of sanctification and holiness across a spectrum of Christian traditions. For four years, George was a District Ecumenical Officer for the Methodist Church, and has been minister for three Local Ecumenical Partnership churches; he is committed to establishing practical and theological partnerships for mission and holiness.
Courses taught by Rev. Dr George Bailey
About This Course A brand-new Cliff College Online course led by John Hawksworth, YFC Local Ministries Senior Manager together with colleagues from our partners Youth for Christ. The aim of the course is to reflect on this important ministry during . . .
About This Course The aim of the course is to reflect on this important ministry during the changed circumstances that we find ourselves in around the world due to COVID-19. Whether you have been involved in children’s ministry for many . . .
About This Course Introduction to Christian Holiness is a four-session course taught by Rev Paul Smith that explores the theme of holiness, beginning with the Old Testament and the character of God, and the incarnation of Jesus in the New . . .
About This Course Creative Bible Reading, led by Rev Dr Mike Parsons, is a six session online course designed to help students examine different ways of reading and engaging with the Bible, and explore how the Bible fits into their . . .
About This Course The Women in the Bible course is one of a series of events being sponsored by The Bible, Gender and Church Research Centre, (www. cliffcollege.ac.uk/gender-centre) based at Cliff College. The course will be delivered by Dr Kirsi . . .
About This Course Our Cliff College Certificate in Parenting for Faith short course is designed to stretch, inform and inspire as those questions are explored. It is designed for those working in a professional or voluntary capacity with children, young . . .
About This Course Our Parenting for Faith course is a self-paced short course designed to stretch, inform and inspire as those questions are explored. It is designed for those working in a professional or voluntary capacity with children, young people, . . .