The Denis Duncan Lecture 2019 The Invitation to Heal Lecture and panel discussion

THE INVITATION TO HEAL, a lecture by Michael Harvey.

When Jesus sent out the twelve disciples he told them to proclaim the Kingdom of God ‘and heal the sick’. In this first recorded mission when the disciples are without Jesus, there is to be both proclamation and healing. Yet in our generation we seem to have concentrated mission mostly (or only) on the proclamation part. Michael Harvey has conducted a 15 year survey of churches and individual Christians in the area of mission and to his surprise has found that healing is at the heart of successful mission. In this lecture, he will challenge the way we think about mission. He will call for the bringing together of the latest findings in the area of science with theological reflection. He will hypothesise how healing does or may take place in mission, and lead us to some best practice ideas which every individual Christian and church can do, to bring back together the proclamation of the kingdom of God and the healing of the sick The lecture is followed by a panel discussion with some leaders in health and healing for the church today. To order the book that was launched at this event, please click