A New Face (ANF)
A CWM Programme
The phenomenon of increasing complexities of the present context and its implications for the future is challenging us to recognize the inadequacy of our inherited paradigms of mission and has convinced us to embark upon a creative search for new models of Mission Engagement.
Our understanding of mission requires radical reforms. We are appealing for a new and relevant Missiology. The priority of the church in this context is to help people to grasp the deeper meaning of Christian mission, to examine ways of Christian action and to convince themselves of the spiritual depth, theological credibility and intellectual respectability. If the proclamation of the Gospel is to be meaningful in our time it must be closely associated with the present struggle for justice.
A New Face (ANF) programme equips the clergy to be engaged in mission from the perspectives of the marginalised. This seven week long cross cultural exposure stimulates theological reflection and challenges to create a new paradigm of mission engagement. It helps to
Participants from around the world gather in one location for a total of seven (7) weeks. They are being exposed to the context, hear and witness the narratives of the people, encounter diverse theologies, histories, societies, social realities and personal stories. They will be required to reflect both practically and in writing on their A New Face journey.
Who Can Take Part
Applications are invited from candidates who are ordained ministers. They should have strong interest in mission engagement from diverse cultural perspectives and be inquisitive about how this programme will address social issues in their contexts and beyond. Candidates also have to be fully available for the whole duration of the programme.
Applications should seek to enhance the church’s capacity in line with its Capacity Development strategy, enabling it to better pursue its mission priorities.
Expectations from the Participants
CWM will arrange and pay for the participants’ international travel, accommodation and food during the Programme. Participants are to provide their own spending money and arrange their own passports and visas.
How to Apply