Mission Studies

Convenor: Ben Aldous

The Mission Studies special interest group exists to network together anyone with an interest in the study of mission in a practical theology environment. We address major issues in contemporary mission and provide a forum for discussion, challenge and collaboration on responses to those issues. We offer annual day conferences and members can offer papers sharing their research and insights there or at the annual conference.



The BIAPT Mission Studies SIG is also connected to a new development:

Mission Research Network

The aim of the Mission Research Network to create a robust, vibrant, critical and independent mission research community in UK to resource God’s Church in mission. The network consists of theological educators and missiologists from a variety of traditions. It has another partner in Churches Together in England and is run by a co-ordinating group. It offers an annual prize for MA dissertations in the field and runs occasional events for doctoral researchers in mission studies. For more information contact the SIG Convenor.

Previous Mission Studies Conferences

Identity, Mission and Citizenship: Intergenerational diaspora conversations, 2023

Speakers: Dr Alexander Chow, Pastor Wonu Adefala, Revd Dr Israel Olofinjana, Dr Heather Major & Dr Harvey Kwiyani

Mission and Lament (and Joy), 2022

Speakers: Revd Dr Peniel Jesudason Rufus Rajkumar & Dr Eve Parker

Mission, Race and Colonialism, 2021

Speakers: Revd Shemil Mathew, Eleasah Phoenix Louis & Revd Canon Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy

Click for here to view the video of the event

Christianity Rediscovered? Re-imagining the gospel in our contemporary shame culture, 2020

Speakers: Trevor Withers & Andrea Campanale

Living Mission Interculturally, 2019

Speaker: Anthony Gittins