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A Contemporary Theology of Local Church Mission (in Global Perspective)

Cronshaw, Darren J.; Chatelier, David; Lyons-Lee, Brent; Smith, Ryan and Wilkinson-Hayes, Anne (2015) A Contemporary Theology of Local Church Mission (in Global Perspective). In: Congregational Transformation in Australian Baptist Church Life. Morling Press, Sydney, pp. 251-270. ISBN 9780992275525

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Abstract

The Baptist Union of Victoria (BUV), in common with many churches and denominations in the Western world, is realising it meeds to revisit its purpose – what is its earthy use? Inspired by Micah 6:8, the BUV Mission Catalyst team has developed a contemporary theology of local church mission, in global perspective. Local church mission is firstly spiritual and starts with discipleship and listening to God (walking humbly with God). Second, local church mission is radically inclusive of people and groups across all sorts of boundaries and especially cultural diversity (loving kindness). Third, local church mission is transformational and fosters peace or shalom in our neighbourhoods and our world (committed to doing justice). The local church in mission ought to be good news and caring for individuals, communities, society and the environment.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Theology of mission, Baptist church, integral mission, spirituality
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Missiology
College/Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Rev Prof Darren John Cronshaw
Date Deposited: 04 May 2015 05:03
Last Modified: 04 May 2015 05:03
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1754

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