You wouldn’t pick confusion as a qualification for astonishingly fruitful mission, or acute discomfort as the prerequisite for the emergence of boundary-breaking community, but that was the experience of Peter the Apostle when God disrupted his assumptions, challenged his practices, and brought him into a transformative encounter with the gentile military officer, Cornelius. That significant episode related (twice!) in Acts chapters 10-11 expanded the early Church’s perception of where, how and in whom God was at work, opening the door to more generous mission and the diverse community that became a distinctive characteristic of Jesus-followers in their divided world.
Dr George Wieland is the Director of Mission Research and Training at Carey Baptist College. Prior to this he taught New Testament at Carey. He has been a Baptist pastor in the United Kingdom, and missionary in Brazil.
This webinar series provides a stimulating training resource for church leaders, practitioners, and volunteers. Each month a new focus illuminates topics from theology, Bible, pastoral care, mission, youth, history, and culture. The content is provided by high calibre academic researchers and practitioners of Carey’s faculty and other experts in thier field.
Each webinar is an hour long, containing 40 minutes of content, with live Q&A. These are recorded with ongoing access available online. Watch on your own, or together as a leadership team, or create a group to join together for this 8-month series. One reading (a book chapter or article) is included after each webinar to go a little deeper.
|Event Date||01-04-2020 7:45 pm|
|Event End Date||01-04-2020 8:45 pm|
|Registration Start Date||25-10-2019|
|Cut off date||01-04-2020 6:30 pm|
|Individual Price||$25 per webinar|