19th April 2017

Mission Trainers Speak Out About the Importance of the Arts in Mission

 

Attached is the latest article written by the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), Arts in Mission Task Force Team which All Nations Arts Lecturer Jill Ford is Chair.

It was released through the International Mission Training Network (IMTN) of which former All Nations Lecturer Ruth Wall is the Chair.

The introduction to this training network bulletin talks about the importance of creative expression as a tool for engaging with local art around the world, and goes on to state that

"…mission training needs to provide an experience of creativity in learning that is in itself transformative. I am convinced that engaging the arts in teaching can foster powerful and life-changing learning."

The article strongly recommends integrating the arts across the curriculum to enrich learning, and offers guidance for those seeking to implement this. It then focuses on two ‘excellent, well developed’ courses; ‘Introduction to Ethnodoxology’ and ‘Arts for a Better Future’. Both of the courses are recognised for having teachers who share

"valuable experience and expertise in training people to engage local arts in sharing the gospel and to enable local communities to work toward Kingdom goals such as reconciliation and trauma healing."

The ‘Arts for a Better Future’ is a Short Course which is running at All Nations July 9-14th. Don’t miss out if you want to learn how to channel creativity in local communities to achieve their Kingdom Goals and connect with other artists nationally and internationally!

 

Read the article to find out more!

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