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Seminar 11:
Ambassadors for Christ: Mission and Ministry
in the New Creation in
2 Corinthians 5

2 Corinthians 5 is one of the most profound and important chapters that Paul ever wrote. Through close attention to the dynamics of the text, we will explore the way in which Paul locates the mission and ministry of the church and its ministers in the context of God's act of new creation. The connection between Paul's apocalyptic convictions and the designation of the Christian community as 'ambassadors for Christ' will be a key theme. The implications of this vision for the church's self-understanding in the contemporary context and the spirituality that in turn sustains the vision will also be considered.

Date Wednesday 8 September
Time 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Venue St Peter's, Eastern Hill
Cost $15 (concession: $12)
Conductor Professor Sean Winter
Sean is Professor of New Testament for the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania and in the Uniting Church Theological College in Melbourne, Australia. He is an ordained Baptist minister, accredited by the Baptist Union of Great Britain. Before moving to Australia, Sean was a local pastor in Reading and a tutor at the Northern Baptist College in Manchester

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