Dr. Rene Padilla and Dr. John M. Perkins were founders of a distinct theo-praxis in their geographic and ministry contexts. Their models of ministry focused on social, economic, political, ecological, and spiritual restoration for the marginalized in Latin America and the US. This event will explore the intersection between the theological contributions of misión integral through the lens of Dr. Rene Padilla and the philosophy of Christian community development through the lens of Dr. John M. Perkins.
In this course, we want to reflect on the personal influences/experiences, the key intellectual shifts, and ministry drives that formed both Dr. Rene Padilla and Dr. John M. Perkins. We want to understand what shapes their ministry philosophies (CCD & Misión Integral) and how they tried to “practice what they preach.”