Steve Cloer, assistant professor of ministry, teaches courses in congregational ministry, mission, and leadership. He also directs the Doctor of Ministry program. His research and writing interests include missional theology, church leadership, ministry in urban contexts, and racial reconciliation.
Steve has served in youth ministry, campus ministry, and preaching ministry. Most recently, Steve was the preacher for Southside Church of Christ in Fort Worth, TX for 15 years. This historic congregation was located two miles south of downtown. For most of his time there, Steve and his family lived in an urban neighborhood near the Southside church building.
Steve and his wife, Lindsay, have three children, Joshua, Lydia, and Bethany. Steve enjoys sports, outdoor adventures, spending time with family, and cheering for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Articles Available Online
“The Missional Catalyst: Reimagining the Role of the Minister,” Missio Dei Journal 10:2 (Summer-Fall 2019).
“Missional Partnership: Reframing the Concept of “Placing Membership”,” Discernment: Theology and the Practice of Ministry 4:1 (2018): 1-19.
“The Minister-Elder Relationship Within ‘Churches that Work,’” Discernment: Theology and the Practice of Ministry 2:2 (2016): 1-15.
“A Light to the City: The Missional Journey of Southside Church of Christ,” Missio Dei Journal 3:2 (August 2012).