The Hazelip School of Theology has begun a new collaborative partnership with Missio Alliance. The organization is a fellowship of churches, denominations, schools, and networks working together to see the Church in North America equipped for fuller and more faithful participation in God’s mission.
Missio Alliance began as an initiative of Ecclesia, a relational network of missionally-minded churches and leaders that takes a primary interest in encouraging and equipping church planters. The inaugural North American gathering, held in April 2013, was entitled, “The Future of the Gospel: Renewing Evangelical Imagination for Mission,” at Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA. Over 700 leaders from across North America participated and helped to set the stage for all the work that God continues amongst us.
The first event of the three-year partnership will be hosted on the Lipscomb campus on April 22-23. Dr. Scot McKnight, noted New Testament scholar and author of several books including his latest, Kingdom Conspiracy, will discuss important questions like:
Should our concern be primarily on spiritual matters or on social justice issues?
Are social justice issues kingdom work even if the name of Jesus is not involved?
Can kingdom work avoid social issues and still be authentically Christian?
Registration and event information can be found on the Missio Alliance web site.