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Thinking Global | Acting Local

A fresh perspective on the mission of God’s people

Public Lecture by Dr Christopher Wright in Auckland and Christchurch
Monday 4 March 2013 (Auckland) and Wednesday 6 March 2013 (Christchurch)


“It is not so much the case that God has a mission for his church in the world, as that God has a church for his mission in the world. Mission was not made for the church; the church was made for mission – God’s mission".

Langham Partnership NZ and Laidlaw College invite you to hear biblical scholar and author Dr Christopher Wright speak from a global perspective about God’s mission for his people and the different aspects of life and ministry it encompasses. Chris will explore the ways that evangelism, discipleship and social action connect into ministries of compassion, justice and care for creation, and how these link into the Great Commission and the affirmation that Jesus is Lord of heaven and earth.

This lecture will challenge and enlarge our understanding of God's mission as we consider what we in New Zealand can do to participate locally in this global call to action.

Chris’ books will be available for sale and light refreshments will be served at the end of the lecture. Make the most of this opportunity and bring your home group along.

Hope to see you there!


Date, Time and Place

Auckland

Date: Monday, 4 March 2013
Time: 7:30 - 9:00pm
Place: Laidlaw College Auckland campus, 80 Central Park Drive, Henderson
Cost: Attendance is free. A donation box will be available for those who wish to contribute towards the cost of Chris' visit
RSVP: by Friday 1 March to or 09 836 7818


Christchurch

Date: Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Time: 7:30 - 9:00pm
Place: Laidlaw College Christchurch campus, 70 Condell Avenue, Papanui
Cost: Attendance is free. A donation box will be available for those who wish to contribute towards the cost of Chris' visit
RSVP: No RSVP required


about chris wright

Dr Christopher JH Wright is the International Ministries Director of the Langham Partnership, which provides literature, scholarships and preaching training for Majority World pastors and seminaries. He taught in India for five years. His books include Old Testament Ethics for the People of God; The Mission of God; The God I Don’t Understand; and The Mission of God’s People. Chris was the Chair of the Lausanne Theology Working Group (www.lausanne.org), from 2005 – 2011, and was the chief architect of The Cape Town Commitment – the Statement of the Third Lausanne Congress in October 2010. He is an Honorary Vice-President of Tear Fund, UK. Chris and his wife Liz have four adult children and seven grandchildren and live in London, as members of All Souls Church, Langham Place.

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