In the 20th Century, the Church faced a number of divisive issues and one of these was the liberal vs. evangelical understanding of the 'good news of Jesus'. The debate was between those who focused on the gospel being physical good news for life on earth and those who focused on the gospel as spiritual good news for the after-life: should we act or proclaim the gospel? Integral mission sought to bring both of those aspects back together into a more holistic understanding and practice of mission. But how far have we really achieved this? This debate and the accusation that relief and development agencies are no different to their secular counterparts rumble on.
In this forum, Dr Chris Wright, will be sharing with us a biblical understanding of God's mission, and the implications of this for how we join in with God's mission. We will also explore how our understanding of 'Integral mission' has changed and developed in the last two decades, and to what extent this has impacted on our practice.
If you want to understand more about integral mission and to work through what this looks like in our communities and mission and aid responses, this forum will be a great opportunity to do that. Join us to share your experiences and ask your challenging questions as together we attempt to navigate a way forward.
The event starts promptly at 11:00am (10:30am for refreshments) and finishes at 4:00pm.
The cost is £20 to people from GC member agencies and churches. Cost for non GC members is £50. Refreshments and lunch are included in the price. Please complete the form below to book your place.