Global Ecumenical Theological Institute 2018

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Course Description

The Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI) 2018 is a global ecumenical short-term study and exposure programme in accompaniment of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in March 2018 in Arusha, Tanzania.

The virtual learning environment, allow all participants to engage with one another and to familiarise themselves with core study contents and with the learning context of GETI 2018 before the event. 

As an ecumenical theological education event, GETI 2018 is designed for approximately 120 advanced students in theology and related academic fields with an interest in gaining insights into the ecumenical movement's current debates on understanding and practicing mission in various regions of the world.



Duration 8 weeks (Starting 1 Jan. 2018)
Study Method Distance learning

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Participants will be invited to begin the common study journey in the second week of January 2018 with a consecutive programme of eight weeks, with one assignment per week, which corresponds to the core areas of study and common engagement at GETI 2018. The weekly assignments follow the methodology of selective writing/expression tracks, and should not exceed 1h30 weekly hours of individual study. 
Topic / Activity  
Introductions: Who am I? Where do I live and why is ecumenism and mission important for me?
8-14 January
Starting the Journey towards Arusha: Mutual invitation to building together the holy ground rules for interaction at GETI 2018
15-21 January 
Focus area 1: Ecumenism and Mission
22-28 January
Focus area 2: Mission and Evangelism
29 Jan-4 Feb
Focus area 3: World Christianity and Intercultural Theology 5-11 February
Focus area 4: African/African Diaspora Theologies and Realities of Mission Practice 12-18 February 
Focus area 5: The Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace
19-25 February
Let's go to Arusha – learning, sharing, celebrating: GETI 2018 Prayer and community Life 26 Feb-1 Mar


Teaching Methods

GETI 2018 is a global ecumenical short term study and exposure programme in accompaniment of the World Mission Conference in Arusha, Tanzania, in March 2018, which reposes on the blended learning principle. The two month pre-event phase is both preparative and intertwined with the residential phase in Arusha. Participants and facilitators will have the opportunity to begin the journey of learning, sharing and celebrating ahead of GETI 2018 and the World Mission Conference, and thereby contribute to creating a learning environment that takes account of their own contextual experiences and the host context in relation to the core fields of study. The e-learning platform will also offer possibilities of a post-event follow up.


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