Mission Talk - The Church and The Future
In September 2013, Rev Randall Prior (Professor of Ministry Studies and Missiology at the Centre for Theology and Ministry) led a series of three sessions on a topic which is on the minds and hearts of many church members today: The Church and its Future.
Randall tackled this topic by exploring why the church is facing such a time of challenge and change, identifying major cultural shifts within the western world as the most basic cause.
Randall then engaged with the key question of how the church might respond as it faces a new and unfamiliar period of its history. This engagement took us to basic questions of the meaning of the Christian Gospel and its place in the contemporary world, with implications for how local Christian communities might respond.
With Randall's permission the following notes are offered to the wider church in the hope that others may benefit from his reflections.
Week 1 Notes
Week 1 Handout
Week 2 Notes
Week 2 Handout
Week 3 Notes
Week 3 Handout
Week 3 Handout B