Unity in Mission

About

In June 2018 a Canadian consultation called Future Fit was convened on the Future of the Western Mission Movement from a Canadian Perspective as a follow-up to the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) and the Canadian Missions Research Forum’s (CMRF) work on the Canadian Evangelical Mission Engagement Survey (CEMES). This consultation involved almost one hundred leaders from Agencies, Assembly (Church), Academy, and Agora (Marketplace).

We would like to continue to advance the conversation we began in 2018 with a consultation on January 29 and 30th, 2020 in Vancouver.  The consultation will include reflection on the question: “How can churches and agencies work well together for the sake of Christ’s mission as we re-orient ourselves to the changing times?”


The Future Fit consultation will focus on building capacity in the body of Christ for mission. John Pellowe will begin the consultation with a look at the historic issues which have caused dissonance. On Wednesday evening Anthony Brown will offer a reflection on our theology of "Church". Towards the end of our time together, John Stackhouse, will help us understand our current cultural moment. Panels will then respond to future leaning questions and table discussion will contribute to actionable outcomes. Undergirding the event will be an openness to the Holy Spirit to lead us into repentance for our lack of unity in Christ’s mission.

Speakers will include Rev. Dr. John Pellowe (CCCC), Anthony Brown,  Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart (Director of the Centre of Missional Leadership, St. Andrew’s Hall) and others. [Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances John Stackhouse had to withdraw as a speaker at Unity in Mission]

Please note that attendance at this conference is by invitation only. For registration information please contact John Hall at jhall@missioncentral.ca

Instructions

Instructions, a detailed schedule and background document will be emailed to all participants. 

Conference fees include dinner on Day 1 and lunch on Day 2.


Accommodation

For participants interested in staying for Missions Fest Vancouver on January 31st and February 1st it may be convenient to stay at the Pan Pacific hotel. Call the office for the discount code. 

For participants only attending Unity in Mission please check Hotels.ca for options close to the conference location at 7200 Cariboo Road, Burnaby.

Unity in Mission Schedule
  • TimeDescription
  • Day 1Wednesday January 29th
  • 1:30 PMRegistration
  • 2:00 PMWelcome and Instructions
  • 3:00 PMAfternoon Session with John Pellowe
  • 5:30 PMDinner
  • 7:00 PMEvening Session with Anthony Brown
  • Day 2Thursday January 30th
  • 8:30 AMMorning Session with TBA
  • 12:00 PMLunch
  • 1:00 PMAfternoon Session
  • 5:00 PMDismiss

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