Public Lecture with Lynne Baab

The Missional Church in Aotearoa: Reflections on a Decade of Serving the Church in New Zealand

The Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Otago and Laidlaw College's Christchurch campus warmly invite you to a public lecture by Rev Dr Lynne Baab on Thursday 30 March.

Lynne Baab came to Dunedin in 2007 from a vibrant congregation in Seattle and from a country where church attendance, as a percentage of population, had been stable for quite a while. In her first months and years here, she had to come to grips with the church decline and secularisation that New Zealand Christians are so familiar with. In those years, she started teaching a paper on the missional church, and she has collected many stories from New Zealand Christians who are ministering effectively in a very challenging environment. She’ll tell those stories as well as reflect on what she has learned about the missional church in action in Aotearoa.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Where Christchurch Campus
When 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost FREE & open to the public
RSVP by Tuesday 28 March chch@laidlaw.ac.nz

More about Lynne Baab

Lynne BaabLynne M. Baab, MDiv (Fuller) PhD (Washington), is the Jack Somerville Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Theology in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Otago. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and served in two congregations in Seattle, Washington, USA as associate pastor and parish associate. She is the author of nine books, five of them on aspects of congregational life and congregational leadership and the other four focused on Christian spiritual disciplines. She has also written web-based adult education materials, several Bible study guides, and numerous magazine articles on congregational life and Christian spirituality. In addition to her research and teaching at the University of Otago, Lynne serves as adjunct tutor at the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership. She has conducted research on Presbyterian elders for the Synod of Otago and Southland, and she frequently speaks, preaches and conducts seminars for congregations and presbyteries.