Whitley College and AAMS are pleased to be co-hosting the 2017 AAMS Conference at Whitley College, Melbourne, from the 2nd-5th July, 2017.
Plenary presentations from Australian and International guests will address the theme of 'Reimagining Home', inviting us to reimagine home at several levels - domestic, church, national, and international. We will consider how communities of faith share God's stories today in an increasingly diverse and alienating environment so that people can encounter Jesus, God's shalom, one another, and become part of a community in which they belong and feel at home.
The conference will include seven thematic streams:
1. Rediscovering: Following Jesus in Someone Else's Country
6.Transforming: Encountering God in Community Development
7. Reimagining: Home and Exile in the Scriptures
250-300 word proposals that address this theme are invited. The Call for Papers deadline has been extended slightly, by up to 10 days, to allow for slightly late submissions (by the 20th February at the latest). All proposals should be emailed to email@example.com
AAAMS has established a bursary to enable several 'Junior Scholars' to attend the Conference and present a paper. The bursary covers in-country travel costs, accommodation and conference registration. Further details can be obtained from the Secretary, Rev Dr Darrell Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org
AAMS is an Australian association of scholars, teachers and practitioners interested in the study of Christian mission. Membership is open to all who support its aims.
The work of the Australian Association for Mission Studies is carried out by a number of highly committed volunteers with wide-ranging experience of mission and the theological study of mission. If you need to contact the Association, in the first instance please contact our secretary, the Rev Dr Darrell Jackson via: email@example.com
The Australian Association for Mission Studies acknowledges the prior custodianship of Australian land by its indigenous peoples and their central importance to Australia as its first peoples.