Mission to, through, with and from the diaspora church in Europe

As you will be aware, this year’s EEMA conference will be investigating the phenomen of diaspora churches in Europe – whether they are planted by ethnic Europeans migrating within the continent or by people originating in other continents – and asking how these churches navigate between becoming assimilated by the host culture, remaining isolated outposts of their culture of origin or endeavour to develop a ‘kingdom’ culture that transcends both.

This conference will build on the success of two previous initiatives in England, and will bring the learning from those events to a wider European context.  Ben Aldous, a participant in one of those conferences (blogging as The Jazzgoat), commented on it:
“I came away thanking God for the being able to meet Peruvian missiologists, Ethiopian and Lithuanian church planters, Brazilian and Nigerian strategic leaders who are shaping the ecclesial landscape of England in dynamic ways. We have much to learn in pilgrimage together.”

You can read the rest of Ben’s thought-provoking blog here.  If you are involved in mission, church leadership or cross-cultural engagement, can you afford not to join us in Budapest to build on this shared experience and learn together?

Our speakers will include Tayo Arikawe (London City Mission),  John Baxter Brown(Global Connections), Jim Memory, (European Christian Mission), Usha Reifsnider(Centre for Missionaries from the Majority World) and Alex Vlasin (University of Bucharest).

Venue: Hotel Benczur, Budapest
Dates: 25.11.19 (start at 1600) – 27.11.19 (finish at 1400)
Cost: €260 (single room); €215 (twin)

Do please ensure that your networks and agencies know about this event and publicise it for us to ensure the most diverse range of participants possible!

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