Missional Church Intensive
with Dr Mark Glanville
Christ College is pleased to be hosting Dr Mark Glanville, Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Regent College, for a special intensive in August.
The unit, entitled Missional Church (EM079-712/-812/-912), will be held at Christ College between Monday 7th August – Friday 11th August and will unfold a missional reading of scripture that informs deeply-rooted theology for creative leadership. See below for the full course description.
The unit can be taken for credit towards an Australian College of Theology award, or may be audited.
For more information about this intensive, or to enrol, contact us.
Many contemporary ‘missional church’ discussions have led either to creative practices without deep theological roots or to rigorous theology that lacks freedom to experiment with missional practices. This course unfolds a missional reading of scripture that informs deeply-rooted theology for creative leadership. We will trace the missional arc of scripture and bring alive the original missional contexts in Biblical law, the prophets, wisdom literature, the gospels, and the Pauline epistles. Using this exegesis we will trace the contours of a missional theology, including how this lens enlivens our doctrines of God, of the Spirit, and of the church. We will ask how the missional core of the Biblical narrative informs the church’s cultural engagement—locally, globally, personally and structurally—and what practices can form and sustain the deep engagement of a missional community.
About Mark Glanville
Dr Mark Glanville is the Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. He is an MDiv graduate of the Presbyterian Theological Centre, Sydney (now Christ College) and hold a PhD from Trinity College, Bristol).
Mark is the author of four books including the upcoming release, Improvising Church: Scripture as the Source of Harmony, Rhythm, and Soul (IVP Academic, 2023), a topic on which he’ll be presenting at our annual Ferrie lecture.
For more information about Dr Glanville, visit his profile on the Regent College website.