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Conference: The Great Commission

14/05/2016

We are delighted to host Dr Chris Wright on Saturday, 14th May 2016 to speak on the topic "The Great Commission: What does it really include". This is a half day Conference for anyone who is interested in how to get the balance between reaching people around the world with the Gospel while also serving the communities in which we live. 

The Great Commission at the end of Matthew’s Gospel is often regarded as the heart-beat of Christian mission. But what does it include?

Many regard it as a mandate for evangelism and foreign missions to unreached peoples, carried out by missionaries. Where then does that leave the rest of the life and activity of the church and the rest of the members of the church who are  certainly disciples of Jesus but are not sent out to be foreign missionaries?

This half-day seminar will unpack the range and scope of the words of Jesus, as we hear the echoes of OT scriptures and take note that Jesus begins the Great Commission, not with a command but with a statement -  the affirmation of Christ’s Lordship over all creation. Around that central gospel truth we can integrate all that we say and do in mission in Christ’s name. 

Programme:

9:30am Registration
10:00am Introduction and first address:  “Building the Church through Evangelism and Teaching”
11:00am Coffee
11:30am Second address:  “Serving Society and Caring for Creation”
12:15pm Question and Answer

 


About the Speaker:

Rev Dr Chris Wright is the International Ministries Director of Langham Partnership (www.langham.org).  After ordained pastoral ministry in the Church of England, he taught the Old Testament in India for five years (1983-88) and then at All Nations Christian College in England until taking over the Langham leadership at John Stott’s invitation in 2001. His books include commentaries on Deuteronomy and Ezekiel,  Old Testament Ethics for the People of God;  The Mission of God;  The God I Don’t Understand; and The Mission of God’s People.  Chris was the Chair of the Lausanne Theology Working Group. (www.lausanne.org), from 2005 – 2011, and was the chief architect of The Cape Town Commitment – the Statement of the Third Lausanne Congress in October 2010.  Chris and his wife Liz, who come originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, have four adult children and ten grandchildren, and live in London as members of All Souls Church, Langham Place.  

Chris will also be speaking at our Celebration of Studies on the Friday, 13th May 2016 at the Spires Conference Centre in Belfast, you are also welcome to come and hear him talk at this event. 

 

Booking:

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