IMSA 13 Main Sessions

SESSION 1: A GOD WHO AFFIRMS Mark van Straaten

An opportunity to celebrate some of the things that we see God doing in South Africa – locally and / or nationally – and space to reflect on the things God sees in us – professionally and / or personally. How might a Godly perspective on life help us?

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IMG_2503edSESSION 2: A GOD WHO IS ALREADYRevd. Ben Aldous
What proportion of what we do is about our mission and how much is it about God’s? What is God’s mission anyway? An opportunity to explore God’s story, find space to reflect on where we fit into His plans, and to begin to think about how He might be calling us to join in.

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SESSION 4: INTEGRAL MISSION & NETWORKING, Phil & Rachel Bowyer

IMG_2480edNetworkers Phil and Rachel Bowyer, will explore the relationship between networking and Integral Mission, thinking specifically about the value of finding out what God is doing, celebrating strengths and weaknesses, connecting resources to needs, and collaborating on joint initiatives as part of God’s ongoing story.

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SESSION 5: ANDY FLANNAGAN LIVE – Andy Flannagan
One of the UK’s leading Christian singer songwriters performed LIVE as part of his 2013 ‘Drowning in the Shallows’ tour of South Africa.

wdkSESSION 6: A GOD OF EVERYTHING – Dr Wynand de Kock

In what way are our lives vocational and / or missional?  How do we create space to join God’s mission, realise the potential in others and ourselves, and see greater transformation in our personal lives, neighbourhoods, churches, communities, cities and nation?

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IMG_2557edSESSION 7: CHURCH & COMMUNITY MOBILISATIONFrancis Njoroge
Umoja is an Integral Mission centred approach to development that focuses on potential not poverty, and as such seeks to empower people to identify their own needs and resources.  Francis introduced some of the values, concepts and tools.

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About admin

Phil Bowyer is one of the founders of Integral Mission and Soul Action South Africa. He creates space for people who are exploring how to respond to various forms of poverty to connect with one another and God's mission. He is the author of several books on Integral Mission, incl. A Different World, Express Community and The Whole Wide World.