When mission is seen as communication an understanding of the relationship between church and society becomes crucial. This option will have monthly content to engage with to encourage reflection on the church’s place in New Zealand society and what this might mean for your specific local church. This option will begin in mid-February and finish in mid-October (eight months).
Each month there will be three componets to the learning:
Communication 101a: Common ground and shared understanding, good relationships.
Communication 101b: The nuts and bolts of communication, definitions of communication.
Communication 101c: Stuff that gets in the way, Mindfulness.
Jesus and the kingdom of God through a communication lens.
Something is different now - the church's place in society
Society as ‘sender’
Church as ‘receiver’
The connected church
Mike completed a PhD in Communication Studies in 2013 through AUT (Auckland University of Technology). His thesis is called “The disconnected church: a critical examination of the communication of the Christian church in New Zealand.” His research interest is in the area of mission and church engagement within New Zealand society, and the consideration that mission is a form of communication.
Since graduating from Carey's Pastoral Leadership Track in 2002, Mike has had two pastoral positions in churches, in Auckland and Christchurch.
PARTICIPANTS: Up to a maximum of 20 at any time.
COST: This course is free for registered Baptist Leaders. All other registrants will be email invoiced NZD$50 per Guided Learning option.
[updated 9 February 2018]
|Event End Date||12-10-2018|
|Registration Start Date||01-11-2017|
|Cut off date||01-02-2018|