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Disability in Mission – Seminar & Book Launch

12 Aug

Disability in Mission – Seminar & Book Launch

| Melbourne School of Theology

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The morning will include addresses from authors and editors, along with opportunities to workshop practical outcomes together.

The book is available to be purchased at the book signing.

Disability in Mission– the church’s treasure outlines a radical vision for missions for the 21st century. A vision whereby weakness, vulnerability and disability are a valued part of the global mission movement.  

The authors beautifully illustrate how God works powerfully through disability.  The book begins by outlining a Biblical pattern whereby God uses seemingly “foolish” and “weak” to achieve His missional purposes.

Then, this pattern is powerfully demonstrated through the lived experience of the 10 authors.  Each author shares how the role of personal experience of disability in their mission.  The authors represent a range of disabilities, a range of approaches to mission, and a range of settings across 5 continents. But, in common, God has worked powerfully through each of their disabilities.

Yet, if there is an important role in mission for those with disability then how can we modify the mission environment and the mission field to enable people with disability to serve in missions?  The concluding chapters outline ways to promote disability-inclusive missions. It challenges us to move away from models focusing on mission-to-the-disabled towards mission-of-those with disability.

This book encourages the mission agencies, sending churches and field sites to operationalise the challenge issued by the Lausanne Movement: “… church and mission leaders [need] to recognize, affirm and facilitate the missional calling of believers with disabilities themselves as part of the Body of Christ.”When this is achieved the mission movement will no longer be disabled. It will no longer be missing an indispensable part of the body of Christ: those with disability.

Date

Monday 12 August 2019

9.15 am – 1.00 pm

Cost (GST Free)

$30 for MI Members and Associates

$45 for non-members

$15 MST Students

Registration

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Registrations close on Thursday, 8 August 2019.

Venue

Melbourne School of Theology

5 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna

VIC 3152

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