Mission u: Learning Together for the Transformation of the World
(Formerly called School of Christian Mission)
"Mission u" provides opportunities for persons to grow in understanding of the mission of the church in the current world context as well as initiate opportunities for spiritual and educational experiences. The time is spent in worship and in-depth study with music, prayer, sharing, exploring and much food for the body and the soul. It is a time-away for families, adults, youth and children of all ages.
2013 Dates: Friday, July 26th 1:30 PM to Sunday, July 28th Noon
Place: Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
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- Living Sacramentally, Walking Justly (Spiritual Growth Study)
This study is a “how-to-manual” for anyone interested in deepening their spirituality and engagement in mission. The study explores spiritual personhood that is inseparable from engagement in social action and being in community. This study is about spiritual formation and the culture of calling in light of John Wesley’s two-fold thrust on “personal holiness” and “spiritual holiness.” The study also lifts up models of individuals who have responded to God’s call through a variety of ministries. The study offers tools to deepen one’s spiritual identity, and engagement in community, and involvement in mission. Being and doing are seen as two sides of the same coin. Wanda Perez is the leader for the 3-day study and the Rev. Yoo Yun Cho Chang will lead this study in Korean on Saturday.
- The Roma of Europe (Geographic Study)
The Roma, often called “gypsies” are the single largest minority group in Europe. They deserve our attention. Over the years, the Roma have been enslaved, shut out, shunned, and even shot. This study will introduce us to the Roma, with an emphasis on Eastern Europe and will explore their history up to and including the twentieth century. The study will also delve into the ways they are treated in contemporary European culture, introduce their lifestyle, spirituality, and investigate ways the church and other organizations are working alongside them. Bobbie Bragan is the study leader for the 3-day class and Leeda Marsh will lead the one-day class on Saturday.
- Poverty (Social Issue Study)
Our Christian faith invites each of us and our faith communities to become agents of God’s compassion and healing in a wounded world. Poverty is a human rights issue with grave impact on women and children. This mission study on poverty is designed to help participants recognize and claim for themselves the connections between Scripture, church tradition, compassion for the poor, social outreach, and social justice. Stories of those living in poverty and multiple and diverse examples of encounters between middle-class Christians and the poor are woven throughout the study. Participants in the study will engage in deepening their understanding of the realities of poverty and be invited to commit to solidarity with the poor through accompaniment and advocacy. The leader for this study is Lucie Fortier.
- Migration (Youth and Children’s Study)
The youth study on Migration offers a Christian perspective on the issues surrounding migration and immigration both today and historically. Youth will learn about the Christian’s faithful responsibility to welcome the stranger among us and to treat all people well. Contexts of the study include the Bible, ancient and modern history as well as current case studies. Students will have the opportunity to explore their own roots and will learn to study, listen and develop their own views rather than simply adopt the views of others. They will research and discuss current attitudes of conflict and hostility over the immigration status of people in their schools, neighborhoods and cities. Tammi Verity and Jan Grenier are the leaders for this study.
On Saturday July 27th, one-day classes will be offered: "The Call: Living Sacramentally, Walking Justly" will be taught in the Korean language, and "The Roma of Europe" will be offered in English.
Southern New Hampshire University is set in the outskirts of Manchester, NH just off Route 93. The housing is in suites with shared semi-private bathrooms; handicapped accessible buildings; shuttle service between buildings; air-conditioned classrooms; cafeteria dining. Five meals are included, Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast.
“Mission u” is for EVERYONE: pastors, lay men and women, families, youth, and children. There are classes for both youth and children. Childcare will be available.
- your group is interested in hosting a One-Day School
- you are interested in leading any of the adult studies
- you know someone who would be an effective facilitator
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