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Now that we have moved from the initial frantic response phase in the early days of lockdown and have had time to review the landscape, many mission agencies are having to think hard about their futures. It is unlikely that many mission activities and projects can carry on exactly as before for some time to come, and maybe even for the long-term.


This set of three webinars is for CEOs, Executive Teams and Board members to examine together the potential missional consequences of Covid-19 for mission mobilisation, mission sending and mission field realities. We will aim to ask and answer some key questions, identify the lessons we need to learn at this time, and begin to work on an appropriate response together as we seek to reshape mission from the UK in the light of what we learn.


During each session we will hear a short presentation from two speakers, a response from the CEO of one mission agency as to how they are currently seeking to practically address the issues raised, followed by small group discussion of key questions. There will also be a Q&A session with the panel of speakers to conclude. At the end of the third webinar there will be an option to stay longer for a time of prayer together.




1 Mission agencies – what are they for? Response, recovery and reconstruction? and Mission Agencies after coronavirus by Eddie Arthur.




WHAT? – Wednesday 15th July 2020 | 2.00-3.30PM 

This first session gave an overview of the current global situation.

Michael Stroope gave us a broad picture of what is happening in the church worldwide – and what we need to learn from this. Eddie Arthur addressed the socio-political changes that we must take into consideration as we plan for the future. And Hans Walter Ritter outlined how OMF International has begun to respond to these issues.


SO WHAT? – Tuesday 21st July 2020 | 2.00-3.30PM

During the second session we will take time to unpack the key missiological and theological issues we should consider, the underlying values that should drive forward any change, and what we need to learn from non-western voices. Jay Matenga and Rosalee Velloso Ewell  will introduce these topics, and Kang-San Tan will outline how BMS World Mission is seeking to practically engage with what has been shared.


NOW WHAT? – Tuesday 28th July 2020 | 2.00-3.30PM

During the third and final session we will aim to delve even further into how we can put what we have learnt into practice. What are the new structures and / or approaches that we need? What practical tools would help? And what might we need to let go of in order to move forward?

John Baxter Brown will outline some of the new paradigms for agencies working and cooperating. Eddie Arthur will address how we put this into practice with regard to our Boards, our leadership teams, our theology, and with an eye to the future. And Sheila Leech will describe what Feba is doing in this regard.



Mission Beyond Covid-19 is one event across three dates and the sessions will be conducted as webinars using Zoom. It is £30 for GC/MAP members and £75 for non-members (for all three sessions - sessions cannot be purchased separately). Zoom details will be sent after 1pm the working day before each event. Registration is required - please complete the form below to secure your place.

Can't make every session? Don't worry - the events will be recorded and the recordings will be sent to delegates who have signed up using the form below.


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