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AAMS-NSW Mission Seminar

Morling College 122 Herring Rd, Macquarie Park, New South Wales

Eco-farming: Down to earth missional theology Dr Matt Anslow is co-Director of the PLUNGE programme, Morling College, an eco-farmer, community organiser, musician, follower of Jesus, and Vice-President of the Anabaptist Association of Australia and New Zealand. Matt has a PhD on Matthew's Gospel and farms a property on the edge of the Blue Mountains.  ...

AAMS Research webinar for postgraduate students with an interest in Missiology and Intercultural Studies

Whitley College 50 The Avenue, Parkville, VIC

Would you like to engage with students working in your specialist areas? Would you like to receive input from  academics and peers teaching and researching in the areas of missiology and intercultural studies? AAMS announces its first webinar style Postgraduate Seminars for students and faculty with an interest in these areas, in partnership with member...

Christian responses to the Sydney Statement

Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations 1-5 Marion Street, Blacktown, NSW

The Sydney Statement is an interfaith charter for "Building Bridges Between Believers from Different Religions". It was led by Youth PoWR (Parliament of the World’s Religions), developed over two years of consultations and drafting, and overseen by a Steering Committee of representatives from different religions, including members of peak state and national bodies. Four Sydney-based...


An Embedded Australian Pentecostal Missiology

Alphacrucis 30 Cowper Street, Parramatta, NSW

Pentecostal Missiology in Australia has been critiqued on various counts, for preferencing the importance of growth over discipleship, for attractional methods and for emphasis on emotionalism. This presentation explores the usefulness of ethnography for reviewing Pentecostal practice. If mission truly is the mother of theology, this presentation shares how Aboriginal-led Pentecostal missiology may be rewriting...

The New Normal? Christian mission in a (post-)COVID world

Bishop Vincent Long from the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta and Dr Jay Matenga, Executive Director of WEA Mission Commission, will both address this theme via Zoom. A Zoom link has been circulated via email to our regular AAMS-NSW members and friends. AAMS members are welcome to join us from across Australia and should receive notification...

Michael Bowden’s ‘Unbreakable Rock’

Yarra Theological Union Study Centre 98 Albion Road, Box Hill, Victoria

Michael Bowden’s book ’Unbreakable Rock, based on his PhD awarded by the University of Divinity, will be the subject of discussion at an event hosted by AAMS Victoria. Various participants will address the themes that Michael dealt with in his book, with breakout rooms. Further details to be confirmed.

Global Glimpses of Jesus: The Intersection of Art, Mission and Theology

Centre for Ministry 16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta, NSW

  Artists have portrayed Jesus as black, white, Chinese,among others, and occasionally as a Jew. With the global spread of the Gospel, the biblical story has entered new cultures and artists have responded by depicting the biblical narratives in their artistic vernacular. What does this wonderful diversity of representation suggest about our theology and what...


A Missional Introduction to the New Testament

Adelaide Adelaide, SA

Fergus King, author of a new book, A Missional Introduction to the New Testament, will join in a round table conversation with former President of the Uniting Church Assembly Dr Deidre Palmer and Rev Dr Greg Elsdon of Pilgrim Uniting Church Adelaide. A Missional Introduction to the New Testament starts with an overview of the...

IAMS 15th International Assembly ‘Powers, Inequalities, and Vulnerabilities: Mission in a Wounded World’

Morling College 122 Herring Rd, Macquarie Park, New South Wales

The International Association for Mission Studies (IAMS) will convene for its 15th Assembly in Sydney, Australia, from July 7 to July 11, 2022. Occurring for the first time in Oceania, the IAMS Assembly will be hosted by the Australian Association for Mission Studies, and the meeting will take place at Morling College in greater Sydney....