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‘Two–Way Mission’ conference encourages parishes to think globally

Delegates at the Council for Mission’s ‘Two–Way Mission’ conference at St Columba’s Parish Centre, Omagh.
Delegates at the Council for Mission’s ‘Two–Way Mission’ conference at St Columba’s Parish Centre, Omagh.

Forty delegates attended the Church of Ireland Council for Mission’s conference on Global Shaping Local: Two–Way Mission, at St Columba’s Parish Centre, Omagh, on Saturday, 5th November.  Following a time of worship, the conference was opened by the Rt Revd Ken Good, Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, who led a discussion about countries and regions of the world in which delegates had a particular interest.  The keynote speaker was Dr Mark Welsh, Mission Development Officer with the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, who focused on how to envision, equip and engage parishes in relation to global mission.

  • The Rt Revd Ken Good, Bishop of Derry and Raphoe
  • Workshop discussion group at the Council for Mission conference
  • Left to right: Chris Agnew, Exodus; the Revd Andrew Quill, Chairman, Council for Mission; Emma Lynch, Tearfund Ireland; the Rt Revd Ken Good, Bishop of Derry and Raphoe; Ricky Ferguson, Wycliffe Bible Translators; the Revd Dr Mark Welsh, keynote speaker; Catherine Little, Bible Society in Northern Ireland; the Revd Adam Pullen, Treasurer, Council for Mission; Linda Abwe and Jenny Smyth, both CMS Ireland
  • Ricky Ferguson, Wycliffe Bible Translators, demonstrates an audio bible to Chris Agnew, Exodus
  • The Revd Adam Pullen with Joanne Briggs, Director of The Leprosy Mission (Northern Ireland)
  • Delegates at the Two-Way Mission conference
  • Chris Agnew, Exodus, speaking on how mission engages and motivates young people
  • The Rt Revd Ken Good, Bishop of Derry and Raphoe
  • Left to right: Elsie Stewart, Stranorlar Parish; Nola Nixon, USPG volunteer; Mabel Bustard, Stranorlar Parish