What is Exploring Mission?
Exploring Mission is a 5 Unit pathway to help you explore how God is calling you to engage in intercultural mission. It involves engaging with a wide range of issues in theology, mission, context, culture and the Gospel.
Exploring Mission is experienced as an online learning community that gathers from around the country and beyond, with a common heart to grow in their participation in God’s mission. In 2023 we will be covering two units; Unit One: Spiritual Formation for Mission and Unit 2: Context and Culture.
Each Unit has 6 sessions which run on consecutive Monday Nights from 8:00-9:30pm (AEST/ AEDT).
Key Dates in 2023
Unit 1: Spiritual Formation and Mission
Monday 13 February to Monday 13 March
Unit 2: Culture and Context
Monday 8 May to Monday 19 June 19 (Excludes Monday 12 June Public Holiday)
Exploring Mission participants will be invited to join a small number of optional events each year, such as:
- Dinner with a Baptist Mission Australia intercultural team member
- Coffees with Baptist Mission Australia Mobilisers or State Leaders
- Discernment Weekend
Please note that Mentoring/ coaching/ Spiritual Direction is recommended, especially for the Spiritual Formation for Mission Unit.
is a non-award course
. Participants who successfully complete all units will receive an internal certificate from Baptist Mission Australia.
You may consider asking your church to contribute to the cost of Exploring Mission
- $75 for two units or $40 per unit
Exploring Mission is for anyone who wants to explore questions such as:
- What is God doing in the world?
- What is my role in God’s mission?
- What does intercultural mission in Australia look like?
- Where is God calling me now?
- How can I be trained and equipped for what God has for me in the future?
Exploring Mission is for people who want to understand and support global missions, for people considering becoming intercultural team members in the future, and for anyone who wants to better engage in intercultural ministry in their local neighbourhoods and suburbs.
Exploring Mission is facilitated by Baptist Mission Australia, the global mission arm of the Australian Baptist church. These are the foundations for Baptist Mission Australia's ministry:
What We See
Vibrant faith communities following Jesus in their own distinctive ways
Because nothing matters more than sharing God’s love for the world
Through Spirit-led people and mission partners, humbly contextualising the good news of Jesus in every place