The year, 2011 will be the celebration of 20 years after the publication of Transforming Mission, an important event in the life of SAMS. You might agree that 2010 has been an important year for mission in the world.
The annual conference of the South African Missiological Society picks up the question which Bosch (2004:518) left us with in Transforming Mission: Whither Mission? We will use the opportunity to reflect on important themes from the four conferences which were held in 2010 (as mentioned above) and their implications for the future of mission.
The four events from 2010 which will be under discussion are.
The merger of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) and the Reformed Ecumenical Council (REC) in June 2010. Although this is not a missiological conference per se, it has important implications for the Reformed churches of South Africa, and the mission of the church was on the forefront of discussion at this event.
• The Global Missions Consultations held in Tokyo in May 2010.
• The Centenary of the 1910 World Missionary Conference held in Edinburgh in June 2010.
• The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization held in Cape Town in October 2010.
Papers can be presented in any of the following four tracks, which will serve as the lenses through which the above events will be examined:
• Theological Education
• Relationship with world religions
Proposals for papers for this conference are requested to be submitted before 15 January 2010, with Jansie Killian