Robert W. Winstead

Assistant Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology
Robert W. Winstead
Phone: 404.727.3842
    • DMin, University of Chicago, 1995
    • MDiv, Emory University, 1987
    • BA, Berry College, 1984

    The Rev. Dr. Robert W. Winstead serves as Assistant Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology at Candler, and until recently as well as the Director of the National Institute of Church Finance and Administration (NICFA), Candler’s training program for church administrators.

    His work focuses on congregational organization and supervision, practices in church administration, and personality type and religious leadership. He is a contributing author of Contextualizing Theological Education: Integrating Ecclesial and Academic Practices in Teaching and Learning (Pilgrim, 2008) and co-author of Disciple Bible Study Training (2006).

    Winstead facilitates seminars in disciple Bible study training for the Cokesbury Seminars, and has led educational and leadership workshops throughout the Southeast. He is a member of several United Methodist Church boards, serving as president for the North Georgia Conference Board of Connectional Ministries and the national Christian Educators Fellowship. He has led relief missions in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Hugo, as well as a mission to Zimbabwe.

    An ordained elder in The United Methodist Church, Winstead has served in Georgia congregations for 27 years.

    Selected publications

      Contributing author,Professional Practices in Church Administration. National Association of Church Business Administration,2010

      Contributing author,Contextualizing Theological Education: Integrating Ecclesial and Academic Practices in Teaching and Learning. Pilgrim Press,2008

      "Understanding Self in Relation to Others," in NACBA Ledger, vol. 28, no. 2. 2009

      "What Shall We Teach?" in Wesleyan Christian Advocate. 2007

      Co-author,Disciple Bible Study Training Design. United Methodist Publishing House,2006

      "Are Two Heads Better Than One? Senior Pastor and Christian Educator Working Together," in Christians in Education. 2005

    Selected courses

    Youth Ministry from the Ground Up

    Congregational Management and Human Resources

    Organizational Theory and Practice in the Church