William Carey, along with the other missionaries who went out to Serampore in the late 18th century, were pioneering in the way in which they turned principles in to practice to bring the gospel to India in a colonial context. Hard realities shaped their practice, and so much of what they learned and applied has steered modern mission.
But the mission field is ever-changing, with a rapidly changing world, and so we have to constantly re-think how we apply principles and practices to reach a lost world today.
Mike Tindall re-visits William Carey's life and ministry, to think through again how we might learn from him and apply lessons to today's mission in Europe.
Philip Moore, the Acts 29 Associate Director and Network Director for Europe, has been involved in church planting in France since 2006, and leads our thinking on this topic. In the webinar we'll be considering:
All throughout EMF’s 60-year history, women have played a pivotal role in the work of the gospel in Europe. Some as individual outreach workers, working with women and children; others as wives actively supporting their husbands in church leadership, others working within fellowships teaching and working with women in the churches. The particular challenges and trials of missionary life can often fall heavily on the shoulder of the women, and these can be acute when long-sufferance is needed and disappointments are many. But these challenges are rarely voiced or shared with supporters.
Jean Woods, Pilar Cano Vivienne Birch and Jenny Mariotti have all been EMF missionaries (the latter in Italy, the others in Spain), serving for many years in different capacities, both by themselves or alongside their husbands. They will be discussing this important topic, and enabling us to gain insight into the joys and trials of missionary life, and enabling us to understand how support the women workers in Europe more faithfully.
The outgoing director, Steven Bowers, will also spend some time interviewing Andrew, to get his perspective on a wider range of topics, both looking back and looking forward.There will also be plenty of time to ask questions of Andrew, and also Steven.
The incoming director, Andrew Birch, will also spend some time interviewing Steven, to get his insight into how the mission is placed to meet the challenges of mission work into the future. There will also be plenty of time to ask questions of Steven, and also Andrew.