Centre for Secular & Postmodern Studies

CSPS explores the potential for authentic Adventist ministry in today's rapidly evolving postmodern culture. We seek to discern opportunities for mission presented within emergent culture, and create practical outreach resources. We also provide training seminars and tools for pastors and lay members.

CSPS communicates with ministries to postmodern culture around the world. You can browse these ministries to gather ideas, share concepts with other leaders, or get connected in your area. If you know of a vibrant, authentic Seventh-day Adventist ministry to postmoderns that isn't listed, please recommend it to us here.

The Centre for Secular & Postmodern Studies exists as a part of the Adventist Mission Office at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Vision

To equip Seventh-day Adventist lay members, pastors, congregations and institutions to better understand the emergent culture and to provide models and resources to present the gospel to an increasingly secular and postmodern world.

Mission
To be an approachable source of information and support for pastors and lay members who seek to understand and minister more effectively to secular and postmodern societies - both outside and inside the church.

Goal
To facilitate Adventist pastors and lay members in deeper comprehension of underlying patterns of contemporary culture through a variety of missiological research tools, including social, cultural, economic, historical, and media research methodologies. CSPS seeks to assess the impact of post-Christendom and postmodernity in society, to evaluate contemporary forms of mission, and to develop biblically faithful forms of mission congruent with contemporary culture. CSPS also provides and suggests tools and models for ministry to people of contemporary culture.

Purpose

To initiate deeper understanding of highly significant issues which postmodernism raises concerning the relationship between Christ, gospel, church, culture and society, and to provide resources for reaching postmodern and secular populations.

Actions

  1. Train: RE:FRAME training events on ministry to postmoderns
  2. Develop: ministry case studies worldwide--caseNET
  3. Communicate: publish electronic news bulletin: RE:FRAME
  4. Promote: relevant outreach through videos, websites, other media venues
  5. Share: develop and maintain CSPS website: www.reframe.info
  6. Produce: cutting edge resources and material for practitioners
  7. Publish: articles and advertisements in magazines/webs/blogs/periodicals to increase awareness about mission opportunities & resources
  8. Network: an expert group of researchers/writers/practitioners--RE:FRAME NETWORK INTERNATIONAL
  9. Dialogue: organize symposiums and conferences on Emerging Issues, Mission and Postmodernism
  10. Express: youSAY video blogs where Adventists share their stories
  11. Educate: provide graduate course on 'Mission in Postmodern Context'
  12. Research: the latest social trends and how they relate to the mission of the church

Go to the re:frame website.