The traditional approach and understanding of missions as a commodity of the West “exported” to the rest of the world has largely disappeared! Missions is now “from everywhere to everywhere”! How should we respond to the growth of the church in the majority world and their participation in missions?
Relationships, identities, orientations, mores, and even such seemingly straightforward concepts like gender are creating battle lines between the Church and broader society. How do we navigate such complex conversations? What can we learn from the LGBTQ community? What does it mean for all of us to be created sexual?
Native Christianity explores how Amerindians have taken the gospel and made it their own. An exploration of this sheds light on the ongoing tension of the gospel being at home in a culture but at the same time transcending any one particular culture.
From the war in Uganda, thousands of children were raped, forced to inflict unspeakable violence on others, and exposed to human trafficking as they sought a better life. Where is God’s restoration and redemption in the midst of suffering?
We will look into the tragic stories of women silenced by sex-selective abortion and infanticide. We will look at the influence of religions and ideologies on gendercide and its adverse consequences on the nations. But we will also look at stories of hope from church and society.
Over a century ago, thousands of students shared the rallying cry “The evangelization of the world in this generation.” Is the end in sight or getting further away? This seminar will dig into concepts of the Great Commission, track global mission progress to the present, and highlight challenges going forward to 2050.
In a world of unprecedented change, staying abreast of worldwide trends in Church and mission around the world is more essential yet more difficult than ever. Find out about the global shifts that the news won’t tell you about and that most Christians never have the chance to discover.
The term “unreached people group” is used a lot. What exactly does it mean? How do we identify the unreached groups, and how many are left? What does it mean to “finish the task”? Can we discern any strategic priorities in missions? Explore what your involvement in the challenge of the unreached might be.
When disaster hits, there are messes to clean up, but there is also an opportunity to help local believers better connect to their communities. By being prepared for disasters, we can use disaster response as a radical mission field and ensure that the long-term efforts of the local church are strengthened.