Pastors and Leaders Symposium
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1) Fear of the Other
In current politics and society fear of others (whether it is black/white, muslim, LGBT, etc) is leveraged for votes and xenophobic tendencies. This symposium will explore a Christian understanding of fear and the other. The key scripture focus for this is I John 4:18-21.
2) The church as missionary
We have often thought of missions as something that we support, something that only a few are called to do and limited to crossing cultural lines that require crossing oceans. This symposium will propose a missionary ecclesiology in which we understand the church as the missionary. I will explore how this is consistent with scripture and also why the current context requires the church to function as missionary.