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Each of the partners add their strength to the consortium for the purpose of implementing a particular program. In this sense OSIMS is a platform of networks, organisations and institutions that seek a collaborative way of working, having known each other for a long time, and having cooperated in other, more informal ways.[/vc_column_text]

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[vc_column_text el_id=”ceeams”]The Central and Eastern European Association for Mission Studies (CEEAMS) is an international and interdenominational platform for reflection on missiological issues and practice established in 2002 as an informal network, and facilitates a variety of initiatives in missiology in the region.

In 2015 CEEAMS became a legal entity as an Association under Hungarian law with missiologists from ten countries (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, Moldavia, Romania, Russia, the United Kingdom and Ukraine) serving as founding members. The majority of them are young missiologists under the age of forty with various church affiliations such as Methodist, Pentecostal, Orthodox, the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren, Baptist, Reformed, and Lutheran.

Through its members, the Association functions as a network organization actively stimulating the study of missiology, initiating research projects and knowledge dissemination on the praxis of mission in Central and Eastern Europe.

For more information, please visit the CEEAMS website.[/vc_column_text] CEEAMS WEBSITE

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[vc_column_text]ETS is one of the founding members of the International Fellowship of Mission in Transformation (INFEMIT). It is a network “Called and equipped by the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we are a Gospel-centred fellowship of mission theologian-practitioners that serves local churches and other Christian communities so we together embody the Kingdom of God through transformational engagement, both locally and globally.”

As the church engages in mission, both locally and globally, INFEMIT…

  • Fosters inter-contextual theological reflection and action, in which the local and the global mutually inform each other
  • Reflects on and reformulate concepts such as ‘mission, ‘missionary, ‘mission field, ‘holistic mission’
  • Calls the church in the majority world to live out its responsibility as a mature member of the body of Christ
  • Questions bi-polar categories such as Western/non-Western, First/Third world, North/South, developed /underdeveloped, etc, considering immigration and other forces related to globalization, and of the shift in global Christianity
  • Imagines, nourishes and embodies authentic and relevant Christian communities
  • Challenges social constructs such as nation-state, race, etc, considering God’s justice and our primary identity as citizens of God’ Kingdom

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[vc_column_text]The goal of the Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative is to reflect constructively on the history of relationships between Orthodox and Evangelicals to work towards better understanding, and encourage reconciliation and healing where wounds exist. Through this process, Evangelicals and Orthodox will be mutually enriched and strengthened in the work of mission, working towards mutual respect, support and cooperation in the spirit of our Lord’s prayer for His Church in John 17.

For more information, please visit the Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative website.[/vc_column_text] LAUSANNE-ORTHODOX INITIATIVE WEBSITE

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[vc_column_text]Since 1989, many new theological schools have been established in the region, including the former Soviet Union. The majority of these newly established schools (56) collaborate in the Eurasian Accrediting Association (EAAA) offering a BA in theology, which is accredited by EEAA. Only a few MTh programs are in place, but none of these have a specialized missiological, contextual focus. At the other theological schools in the region, at most a few required and/or elective courses in missiology are offered. No possibility is available to specialize in reflecting contextually on mission related issues.

For more information, please visit the EAAA website.[/vc_column_text] EAAA WEBSITE

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Bakke Graduate University

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Central European Centre for Mission Studies (SCMS)

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Evangelical Theological Seminary

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Protestant Theological University

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St. Petersburg Christian University

St. Petersburg, Russia

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Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary

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Universitatea Divitia Gratiae

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