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The Mission of God and Global Partnerships

January 9 - January 11

6:30 pm - 10:30 am

Multi-Day Event


Jan. 9–11, 2018
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana

The rise of global Christianity has challenged understandings of mission as unidirectional (as from Canada, the U.S. and Europe to the rest of the world). New visions of mission have slowly emerged, replacing colonial patterns of mission with visions of mission as multi-directional, global partnerships of churches in joining the work of God’s reconciling Spirit in the world.

Speakers from Canada, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Germany, Honduras, India, Mexico, the United States and Zimbabwe will share their reflections on what hinders and fosters mutual mission partnerships.

Keynote addresses

  • Tuesday, Jan. 9, 6:30 p.m., Mennonite Church USA office, 3145 Benham Avenue, Elkhart
    César Garcia, general secretary, Mennonite World Conference
  • Wednesday, Jan. 10, 6:30 p.m., AMBS Chapel of the Sermon on the Mount, 3003 Benham Avenue, Elkhart
    Jeanne Zimmerly Jantzi, superintendent of Central Christian Schools, Kidron, Ohio (former MCC worker for more than 25 years in DR Congo, Nigeria, Indonesia and Thailand)

The event is open to the public; no registration is needed.

A consultation hosted by Mennonite Mission Network
Sponsors: Mennonite Central Committee; Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary; Council of International Anabaptist Ministries (CIM)

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