Tuesday, September 01, 2015

It's been a while...

   Just shows how busy I have been in recent months that I have dropped right off this blog... too much  life, too little time to reflect and document!! To get the ball rolling I'm adding my 250 precise for a Presentation in November!!

“Forming Disciples in Mission” Colloquium 18th November 2015 Rob Hanks
   If discipleship is framed by engagement with Scripture and commitment to authentic relationships with God, others and self, how can people be helped to explore that and make connections with daily life in their context or their current cultural ‘address’? In encouraging communities of faith to embrace a shift from propositional to narrative faith, what kinds of ‘missional’ events or activities and experiences would it be wise to offer? What are our proudest stories of doing something differently? What one change could we create that would make a huge difference?

This paper shares the story of and unpacks the practices of:
- Storytelling about ‘a different story’
- ‘Eternity’ and the Australian National Museum in Canberra
- Contemporary Biographical ‘Stations’ of everyday people and their story
- Comparable contemporised ‘Stations’ mirroring that through the stories of Biblical Characters
- ‘’Meaningful Soles’ or story sharing installations using people’s shoes and telling their story
- ‘Mission Exposure’ in a national youth event, an Adventure Camp and Young Adult Leader formation

   These flesh out aspects of “Youth Ministry 3.0”[i] and “OMG: A Youth Ministry Handbook”[ii] and it’s ‘haunting questions’ for youth ministry and the forming of disciples in mission. The ethos and actions are equally applicable to people of all ages. It’s also aimed at encouraging shared ideas, reflection and discussion as others seek to undertake similar journeys of forming disciples in mission.

[i] “Youth Ministry 3.0 A Manifesto of Where We’ve Been, Where We Are and Where We Need to Go” Mark Oestriecher
[ii] “OMG: A Youth Ministry Handbook” Kenda Creasy Dean

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