Wholistic or Holey Gospel: The Story of Developmental Mission


Poverty can be complex and confusing. But imagine it as a story. A story with different characters, plots, and contexts – all weaved together to keep families poor. This imagination might help us understand why the Gospel story is indeed good news to communities all around the world. It transforms lives. It speaks life into our body, mind, spirit, systems and relationships – our whole story! God’s mission is an invitation to co-write this developing story of the good news of his kingdom come.


God With Us - Wednesday 7th July


WA 12.00-12.40pm NT and SA 1.30-2.10pm East Coast 2.00-2.40pm

Delivery Method

Live from the Sydney hub and streamed to hubs and homes around the country


John Hickey is the CEO of Baptist World Aid.


Marbuen joined Baptist World Aid in 2018 after 18 years of pastoral ministry, part-time lecturing at Morling College, and experience in overseas missions/developmental context. He has a Bachelor of Ministry through Morling College, a Master of Transformational Development through Eastern College, and currently completing a Master of Counselling through Excelsia College. Marbuen is an accredited minister and lives with his wife and three children in Sydney.

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