Honor-Shame Conference

“Honor, Shame and the Gospel: Reframing Our Message for 21st Century Ministry”

June 19–21, 2017  ♦  Wheaton College (Chicago)
honor-shame-and-the-gospelYou are invited to the inaugural Honor-Shame Conference—a community to learn and work together for the sake of the gospel.

Can the gospel of Jesus Christ better engage today’s world—from unreached people groups to secular postmoderns to the global refugee crisis?

Could the gospel receive a better hearing with people caught in a world of sin and shame … cynicism and alienation … violence and displacement … defilement and exclusion … consumerism and emptiness … lostness in all its dimensions?

How might we reframe the gospel in a way that is both 
biblically faithful and culturally meaningful?

In June 2017 the Honor-Shame Network (affiliated with HonorShame.com) will gather a learning community from North America and around the world—professors and educators, pastors and thought leaders, cross-cultural workers and creatives, professional practitioners and others.

Join us to reflect upon and explore what “honor-shame” means for a wide range of Christian disciplines—from theology to missiology, from pastoral ministry to orality, from counseling to the worship arts.

Mission ONE is the lead sponsor of the Honor-Shame Conference

Mission ONE’s Werner Mischke is serving as the Conference Coordinator. Werner’s book, The Global Gospel, has placed him into the global conversation concerning honor-shame and the gospel—especially among mission leaders and cross-cultural workers. His conference planning experience has qualified him to serve as coordinator for the Honor-Shame Conference.

What are the overall aims of the conference?
  • Facilitate a networking and learning environment with leaders from 
a variety of disciplines and nations.
  • Seed new teams and projects around the world—to engage in research, experimentation and the development of new ministry resources.
  • Move toward normalizing honor-shame as an essential component of theological and missiological discourse—and gospel contextualization.