TORONTO–(CANADIAN CHRISTIAN NEWS SERVICE)– Rev. Dr. Chris Wright, acclaimed author, speaker and International Ministries Director of Langham Partnership will visit Ontario for a series of speaking engagements in May.
Dr. Wright is one of the world’s preeminent writers on missiology, and is considered one of today’s most respected Christian thinkers. Wright leads the organization, founded by John Stott, to see churches in the Majority World equipped for mission and growing to maturity in Christ through the ministry of pastors and leaders who believe, teach and live by the Word of God.
Langham Partnership has three distinct but integrated ministries, Langham Preaching, Langham Literature, and Langham Scholars, serving strategically together to train and provide resources to pastors, leaders, and scholars.
Wright’s own books include commentaries on Deuteronomy and Ezekiel, Old Testament Ethics for the People of God; The Mission of God; The God I Don’t Understand; and The Mission of God’s People. Wright was the Chair of the Lausanne Theology Working Group from 2005 – 2011, and was the chief architect of The Cape Town Commitment – the Statement of the Third Lausanne Congress in October 2010.
Dr. Wright will speak in Ottawa on Sun. May 1 at Metropolitan Bible Church (2176 West Hunt Club Road), 6-8pm on “Integrating your mission with the Great Commission.”
He will speak Wed. May 4 at St. John’s Anglican Church in Toronto (Steeles & Willowdale), 7:30-9:30pm) on “Church Growth in God’s Way.”
On Thur. May 5, Wright will appear at Tyndale University College (3377 Bayview Ave) at 11-11:50am on “The Mission of God and the Cape Town Commitment: The Chief Architect Reflects,” and at 12:00-12:45 pm for a brown bag lunch discussion on the work of Langham Partnership.
On Fri. May 6, Dr. Wright will be at Wycliffe College (5 Hoskin Ave) University of Toronto from 8:30am till noon, presenting on the topic: “Holding it all together: Integrated Mission and the Great Commission.” That evening he will be at Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church (3223 Kennedy Rd), from 7:30pm to 9:30pm speaking on “Immigrant Missional Church: A Biblical Perspective.”
On Sat. May 7, Wright will be at Richmond Hill Christian Community Church (9670 Bayview Ave) for a Bible Conference and speak on the subject of “Renewed & Transformed: One Lord, One Love, One Loyalty – A study of the book of Deuteronomy.” From 12:30-2:15 he will again host a special Langham luncheon, sharing on “John Stott, the legacy lives on.” That evening, Dr. Wright will be the special guest at a Student Rally at Toronto Christian Community Church (100 Acadia Ave, Markham) from 7:30-9:30pm, with the topic “What’s Your Story in HIStory?”
“We are very happy to have Dr. Wright with us for this busy week in May. We hope it will be an opportunity for Canadians interested in the work of Langham Partnership to find out how they can be involved in this strategic mission to the Global Church,” says Bishop Stephen Andrews of the Anglican Diocese of Algoma, chair of the board of Langham Canada.
Karen Stiller, communications coordinator