Hospitality is at the heart of missional leadership. It starts as we ourselves become the guest: a guest in this world, and a guest in God’s world. As a guest we learn how to be an open-hearted host. In this course you will learn to compare and integrate your understanding and experience of hospitality with a deeper exploration of the biblical perspectives on hospitality. You will use these insights to develop your own practices of hospitality and missional leadership.
This course will build on the ‘Reimagining mission and learning in community’ course. In this way you will be able to train a group on the theme of hospitality in missional leadership.
Narrative of Scripture related to hospitality
Images of place and context
Inherited narrative of redemption
Hospitality in Missional Leadership:
a residential of 4 days combined with a 10 week online course which requires 3 hours of work per week;
starts in the week of October 2023 with a residential;
is a blended online, facilitated course, with a virtual meeting every 2 weeks;
online material is available for the people who are trained by the trainers, available in English
and translatable into different languages;
small groups of 10–14 participants, we aim at two people from a country or ministry;
primary language will be English;
the course is recognised by the IBTS Centre and EBF and is at pre-degree level;
tutors: Andrew Clarke and Ingeborg te Loo;
facilitator: Matt Norman
Tutors and facilitators of the series of courses on missional leadership:
Andrew Clarke, Professor in New Testament, church planter (UK);
Oeds Blok, Dutch Baptist Seminary, church planter, leadership coach (NL);
Matt Norman, PhD student IBTS Centre, adult education, CBF mission (Spain);
Ingeborg te Loo, coordinator Learning Network at IBTS Centre, pioneer (NL);
and guest tutors.