Formation for Mission [Block 2 2020]

Formation for Mission [Block 2 2020]

Formation for Mission

This is a non-formal learning option within the Carey Centre for Mission Research and Training, facilitated through the Carey Centre for Lifelong Learning. It sits alongside the formal programme called Mission Track and their weekly formation group.


Join Carey’s Mission Track students in their weekly formation group as they prepare for participation in God’s mission in their local communities or across the world.

They meet on Tuesday mornings, 9.00-11.00 (on-site at Carey or joining by Zoom) with Dr George Wieland or another facilitator to practice missional Bible reading, pray together, share and encourage each other in their journeys of mission discernment and practice, and receive input on aspects of mission and intercultural relating. Most weeks they also hear from a current mission practitioner or leader sharing their experiences and insights. 

Participants get access to mission resources and the Mission Track student forum on CareyOnline. There is no obligation to complete assessments but there is the opportunity at the conclusion of each block to write and receive feedback on a short reflection on what is being learned and how it is shaping your understanding and practice of mission. 


Formation for Mission runs during the teaching weeks of semester one and two, which are each split in two, making four blocks through the year. Join for any one or more of the four blocks (of five or six sessions each block) - register below.

Price: $100 for each block.

2020 Facilitators

Blocks 1 & 2 facilitated by Dr George Wieland, Director of the Carey Centre for Mission Research and Training; 
Blocks 3 & 4 facilitator TBA (Dr George Wieland is on sabbatical during semester two, 2020.)

Who is this for?

This learning opportunity might be of value if you are … 

  • interested in exploring what mission participation might mean for you
  • preparing to move into a specific mission context or role 
  • engaged in local church or community ministry and wanting to cultivate a missional orientation
  • eager to live with missional awareness and intentionality in your neighbourhood, work or other life context
  • a mission practitioner on sabbatical or short leave who is looking for refreshment and input and the opportunity to build relationships with other mission-oriented people

Those who are able to join the group on-site are welcome to stay on for Carey Community Worship (11.15am-12.00pm) and a free Community Lunch (12.00-12.40pm) with Carey students and staff from Carey and others from the NZ Baptist National Centre.

First steps and to apply

Please run your interest in Formation for Mission by Dr George Wieland, Director of the Carey Centre for Mission Research and Training. Spaces are limited, and suitability of participants in both Formation for Mission and Mission Track need to be considered. Please contact Dr George Wieland to express your interest, or to ask any questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Event Properties

Event Date 05-05-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 09-06-2020 11:00 am
Registration Start Date 25-02-2020
Cut off date 09-06-2020 11:00 am
Individual Price $100 for the block of 5 or 6 sessions
We are no longer accepting registration for this event