Building bridges along the Danube
The Osijek Institute for Mission Studies is a platform for academic reflection on the missionary practice of Church and mission in the societies of post-communist Europe. The new Institute seeks to build on, renew and strengthen the vision of the Evangelical Theological Seminary as a Learning Centre for Mission in Eastern Europe.
The geographical location of Osijek in the triangle of Croatia, Serbia and Hungary, near the confluence of the Drava and the Danube, offers itself as a natural meeting point and laboratory for bridge building. Like the many bridges across the Danube, OSIMS seeks to serve as a bridge between East and West, focusing on:
OSIMS combines four approaches:
OSIMS aims to be: