Public Lectures and Mission Research Colloquia—Spring 2014


Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Held at OMSC Great Commission Hall

Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas

"Church as Missionary Society? Missional Faithfulness in the 21st Century"

"The Church in the West is in a time of profound change as 20th century ecclesial models and institutional realities are losing their efficacy," says the Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas, fifteenth bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut. Drawing on the literature of the "missional church" and using the Episcopal Church in Connecticut as a case study, Dr. Douglas will consider "faithfulness to the mission of God as a primary way forward for Christians in North America." Bishop Douglas, who was professor of mission and world Christianity at Episcopal Divinity School, will suggest possibilities for "reclaiming the church's identity as a missionary society."

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