Diaspora Missiology: When the mission field comes to us

Public Lecture by Dr Terry Casino

You are warmly invited to a public lecture by Dr Terry Casino on the topic Diaspora Missiology: When the mission field comes to us on Tuesday 23 May from 3.00 – 4.30 pm

Diaspora missiology is shaping world Christianity, local churches, denominations, missions, theological trajectories, church planting movements, and our New Zealand context for missions and ministry. The current movement of people groups around the world has challenged the church worldwide to reflect on a new reality of varying perspectives and necessary holistic actions required to meet the challenge of very real and vast needs and opportunities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Dr Tereso (Terry) Casino has been at the forefront of theological reflection, research and teaching into articulating the Gospel in the liminal space that so many migrants, refugees, international students and people crossing national borders occupy within societies. Our own New Zealand society counts 25% of current population born in other countries. The challenge for our church, mission and theological community is to grow in our preparations and engagement amongst the diaspora (people on the move) in our communities. Dr Casino’s address and interaction with us will be a stimulus to all who are currently engaging in mission to, through and from the diaspora and represents an opportunity to network with others also involved and potentially like-minded in diaspora mission.

Where Henderson Campus
When 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Cost FREE & open to the public
RSVP by Friday 19 May to events@laidlaw.ac.nz

About Terry Casino

Terry CasinoDr Terry Casino is originally from the Philippines. He has served in Korea and is now a professor at Gardner-Webb University, USA. Terry is the theologian that works with the Lausanne Movement’s Global Diaspora Network and the Global leadership network for International Student Ministries. He is a leading contributor within the diaspora missiologists grouping. He is an excellent educator and speaker and very insightful in the diaspora missions space as well as theological space.