Every year Redcliffe College hosts a consultation on mission in Europe. The next one, which is organised by Global Connections, ECM and Redcliffe, is in January and is focused on the theme of Trends in Europe Today.
I’ll be offering some biblical reflection toward the end of the programme. If you are interested or engaged in mission in a European context do come along.
Redcliffe’s European specialism is embodied in the work of our Nova Research Centre.
There is info about the consultation below from Redcliffe’s website. .
2012 European Consultation: Trends in Europe Today
Wednesday 4 to Thursday 5 January 2012
It isn’t easy to find people who love Jesus in Europe today. Only in the Middle East are you less likely to meet people who follow Christ. This is a sad statement to make about Europe, whose skylines are littered with steeples.
Nonetheless God has called many churches and mission organisations to say “This isn’t good enough! We want God to be glorified in Europe too!”. But it isn’t always easy to work in today’s most secular continent.
Organised by Global Connections, ECM and Redcliffe College, this consultation is designed to help stimulate your thinking about some of the trends we are facing in Europe today. Experienced missional thinkers and practitioners will deal with the challenges of Migration, Urbanisation and Islam.
As with previous consultations this is a unique chance to network with other leaders involved in Europe with its many unique and changing facets, to share information on current activities, focus and aims, as well as future plans and dreams.
Robert Calvert (Urbanisation), formerly of Scotland, currently pastors a church in Rotterdam. It is made up of people from more than forty nations and the team of elders is drawn from four continents.
Alessia Passarelli (Migration) consults for the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (Brussels) while also doing PhD research into the relationships between migration and churches in Italy and the Republic of Ireland
Bert de Ruiter (Islam) speaks on issues related to Christian-Muslim relations and has developed a course called Sharing Lives to help Christians overcome their fear and share their lives with Muslims.
Tony Peck (Church response) is General Secretary of the European Baptist Federation and an Associate Secretary of the Baptist World Alliance.
Chris Wigram (Mission organisation response) is International Director of European Christian Mission, which works in 18 European countries.
Tim Davy (Biblical reflection) is Director of the Centre for the Study of Bible and Mission at Redcliffe College, and lecturer in Biblical Studies and Mission
Ian Nicholson (Prayer) works with 24/7 Prayer.
The consultation will be held from 12 noon on 4th January through 2pm on 5th January 2012 at Redcliffe College.
Until 31 October 2011 the cost is £75, which includes an early booking discount.
From 1 November to 23 December 2011 (the booking deadline) the cost is £85.
This will cover food and accommodation, including lunch and dinner on 4th January, and breakfast and lunch on 5th January.