Intertwined Roots: Nourishing Radical Discipleship in Today’s Global Church and World
For the 2015 annual John Stott London Lecture Ruth Padilla DeBorst will be speaking on the importance of connectedness as disciples of Christ and citizens of the Kingdom.
Giant Redwood trees can grow for a thousand years to enormous heights. The roots of individual trees, however, are surprisingly small. These impressive trees can stand and grow because their roots are intertwined in an intimate network that sustains and nourishes them all.
In a world bent on limitless and unsustainable growth, where leaders and churches are enticed to pursue status, wealth and image, the challenge facing followers of Jesus from North and South, East and West, is to nourish the intimate, intertwined roots of radical discipleship as citizens of God’s Kingdom and promoters of God’s justice.
Ruth Padilla DeBorst has been involved in leadership development and theological education for integral mission in her native Latin America for many years. She serves on the board of the Latin American Theological Fellowship and on the Networking Team of the International Fellowship for Mission as Transformation (INFEMIT), which is connected with the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (OCMS).
The John Stott London Lecture is organised by representatives of All Souls Langham Place, A Rocha, Langham Partnership International and the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity.
Date and time: Thursday 12 November 2015, 6.30pm
Venue: All Souls Church, Langham Place, London
Cost: £5 (including light refreshments)