Setting Out: Exploring Mission

World Mission Days at ETS focus on specific topics which together form part of a series designed to explore the variety of challenges and opportunities in modern day mission. 

These topics are explored to benefit those embarking on mission and those who support them in the churches.

World Mission Days at ETS are organised in collaboration with Generation (the Mission Board of the Free Church of Scotland) and other mission agencies. 

The topics below provide an example of the aspects of mission which we explore.

Recent Topics

'Mission to the Jewish People'

Thursday 7 November 2019

'Mission and Bible Translation'

Wednesday 18 September 2019

'Mission in the 21st Century'

Wednesday 5 april 2019

Future Topics

Bible, Theology and Mission

This theme will introduce participants to understand how we should read the Bible so that we can see its full importance for mission.

Spiritual Conflict

This theme will help participants reflect carefully on the place of spiritual realities in culture, Christian experience, and mission.

Motivating Mission

This theme is intended for Christian leaders who wish to see Christians motivated to support and engage in mission.

Church Revitalisation

In this theme, we will look at the symptoms of an unhealthy church and at biblical strategies for bringing life into a decaying situation. 

Reaching Older People

The reality is that we live in an ageing society. These older years, however, provide opportunities to come to Christ and grow in Christ. 

Engaging with Religious Society

Followers of the world’s religions now live in all parts of the world.  This theme explores how Christians might engage with them biblically.

Engaging with Secular Society

This theme is intended to introduce participants to some key challenges involved in engaging with secular society.

Mission in the Modern World

This theme is intended to introduce participants to some key aspects of the history of mission in the modern period.

Cross-cultural Communication

In this theme, we will consider what ‘culture’ is, and gain better understanding of the skills involved in communicating across cultures.

Reaching Younger People

One of problems facing our churches is the number of teenagers who seem to walk away as they approach adulthood. What can we do?


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