EMS Canada 2020
Save the Date!
Dear EMS Canada friend,
Would you also save the date at your EMS Canada Centre?
March 6, 2020
Toronto Centre Tyndale University College and Seminary
3377 Bayview Avenue, Toronto ON
March 6, 2020
Langley Centre Canada Institute of Linguistics
7600 Glover Road, Langley BC
March 13, 2020
Steinbach Centre Steinbach Bible College
50 MB-12, Steinbach MB
March 23, 2020
Calgary Centre Ambrose University
150 Ambrose Circle SW, Calgary AB
Next month, I will give you more details about the plenary speakers and registration for the EMS Canada 2020 Regional Meeting.
Yours for fulfilling God’s mission in Canada,
Narry F. Santos
EMS Canada VP
Call For Papers
“The Past and Future of Evangelical Missions”
2020 Evangelical Missiological Society Call for Papers
DEADLINE: December 6, 2019
Every few years, missiologists innovate or adopt models to address the missionary task amid changing global realities. Some models have enjoyed a long “tail life” and endure for decades. Others are quickly abandoned. Unfortunately, we often move on to the next approach without adequately evaluating the usefulness of earlier theories, or the ramifications for those theories on future missionary work. How did those models actually advance the Great Commission in specific fields? How should those models be adjusted or abandoned as we make disciples across cultures into the future?
Missionary models to consider from the past may include (but not limited to):
- Historical models such as Bosch’s paradigms and Winter’s eras;
- Evangelistic models including Church Planting Movements (CPMs), Disciple Making Movements (DMMs);
- Demographic models like Unreached People Groups (UPGs) and the 10-40 window;
- Indigenization models like the 3 selves and the pilgrim and indigenous principle; and
- Contextualization models like the C1-C6 spectrum and critical contextualization.
Current models that address 21st century realities take into account the changing face of the missionary force and mission fields. There are more Christians in Africa than on any other continent; Latin America has a thriving Pentecostalism as well as a resurgent Catholicism; there are strong pockets of Christianity in Asia as well. The advent of World Christianity requires a rethinking of missions. Further, globalization, migration, and new technologies force us to re-examine how missions should be conducted.
As missiologists and reflective practitioners anticipate the future of missions, we must examine past models as well as the new context. This year’s EMS theme encourages presenters to research and critique the permutations and implications of seminal models in missiology. It also encourages presenters to anticipate future directions in the missions enterprise, especially in light of the need to minister to the next generations and the impact of missions in the workplace, neighborhood, and other sectors of society.
To propose a paper, send a topic title and 200-300 word abstract to your regional VP
Accepted papers should be 4500-7000 words in length and use Chicago Turabian author-date citation format. Selected papers presented at the regional meetings will be invited to be presented at the annual EMS meeting in Dallas, October 16-18, 2020, leading to the possibility of being published as a chapter in the EMS Annual Compendium for 2021.
2020 EMS conference chairs:
The purpose of the Canada region of the Evangelical Missiological Society is to provide a forum once a year for Canadian missiologists and practitioners to engage each other around relevant topics in missions. This is motivated by a felt need for “dialogue, fellowship, and cooperation among evangelicals devoted to researching, publishing and instructing in areas related to the mission of the Church”
Thank you for joining us in an ongoing dialogue around missiological issues from a Canadian standpoint!