'Stimulating!', 'Rich', 'Significant!':just a few of the things that have been said about our 2017 Conference by the participants who attended in July of this year. We want to thank all of the many people involved who made this such a significant event. Short video podcasts by some of our speakers will soon be made available via this site and a published edition of some of the papers is currently underway.
Our most recent collaboration has been our 2017 triennial confrence. Whitley College and AAMS were pleased to co-host the 2017 AAMS Conference at Whitley College, Melbourne, from the 2nd-5th July, 2017.
Plenary presentations from Australian and International guests addressed the theme of 'Reimagining Home', inviting us to reimagine home at several levels - domestic, church, national, and international. A diverse range of supporting papers explored how communities of faith share God's stories today in an increasingly diverse and alienating environment so that people can encounter Jesus, God's shalom, one another, and become part of a community in which they belong and feel at home.
The conference dealt with several thematic streams:
1. Rediscovering: Following Jesus in Someone Else's Country
6.Transforming: Encountering God in Community Development
7. Reimagining: Home and Exile in the Scriptures
A full report of the Conference is currently being compiled and will be posted in the Conferences Section of our website.
AAMS is an Australian association of scholars, teachers and practitioners interested in the study of Christian mission. Membership is open to all who support its aims.
The work of the Australian Association for Mission Studies is carried out by a number of highly committed volunteers with wide-ranging experience of mission and the theological study of mission. If you need to contact the Association, in the first instance please contact our secretary, the Rev Dr Darrell Jackson via: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Australian Association for Mission Studies acknowledges the prior custodianship of Australian land by its indigenous peoples and their central importance to Australia as its first peoples.