The Now & Next Theological Conference on Children brought together some 105 global leaders, theologians, mission practitioners and ministry influencers from 85 institutions and organizations from over 30 countries across 6 continents, to reflect theologically on the place of children in the life, Kingdom and Mission of God.
Held in Nairobi, Kenya from March 9-12, 2011, the Conference served as a follow-up of the 4/14 Global Summit and the Lausanne Congress at Cape Town, with the theme, “God in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself.” It also followed on and be informed by the INFEMIT reflections on the “Now and Next Generation” taking place in the same venue just prior to this conference.
The 3-day conference provided a space for serious theological and missiological reflection in which children and young people were explored as agents of God’s mission, and lenses through which new insights into God in Christ were gained. Some who were present had engaged in many years of theological reflection on the topic. For some, it was a new and enriching theological exploration.
The Conference was made possible by the support of the Child Theology Movement, Compassion International, Daystar University, the 4/14 Global Initiative, HCD Global Alliance, the International Fellowship of Evangelical Missions Theologians (INFEMIT), the Lausanne Movement, Overseas Council International, and World Evangelical Alliance.
- To download the Compendium, go to here.
- To view Conference Photo Album, go to here.
- Other site: http://www.daystar.ac.ke/nownext_conference/index.html