2017 Scherer Lecture: Mission – The Call into Life of Transformational Community September 14, 2017

On October 4, the Rev. Dr. Patricia Cuyatti Chavez will present the 2017 Scherer Lecture at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. The free lecture begins at 4 p.m. in LSTC’s Common Room, 1100 East 55th St., Chicago. A reception follows the lecture and discussion.

Her lecture, “Mission – The Call into Life of Transformational Community” proposes  a missional framework that recovers truth through the sanctification of the faithful in active work and resistance in response to being called to and part of a church that collaborates with God. Cuyatti says this mission work is holistically developed through proclamation, service/diaconia, advocacy and the celebration of life. Further, this life of mission is characterized by a community that acts and serves and promotes God’s liberation in the concrete contextual challenges of today’s world.

About Patricia Cuyatti Chavez
Cuyatti is the Area Desk Director for Latin America and the Caribbean for the Lutheran World Federation. She received her PhD in systematic theology from LSTC. She understands herself and her calling to be a bridge builder and an accompanier, bringing the values of listening, respecting, and being open minded, humble and amicable.

The Scherer Lecture
The annual Scherer Lecture addresses aspects of the church’s worldwide mission, missiology, or the life of the world Christian community. It is made possible through the Eleanor and Arnold Scherer Endowment Fund.

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