- Lifelong Learning: The Global Shift of Mission
07-16-2012 - 07-19-2012
- Columbia Theological Seminary - Decatur
- Continuing Education
The global shift of mission is the topic of the week of the week during the Presbyterian History and Reformed Theology Lecture Series July 16-19 at Montreat Conference Center. This series will focus on global Christianity and feature experts from Africa, South America, Asia and the field of missiolog.
Several internationally-known scholars will stretch and challenge our Western understanding of Christianity today: Justo Gonzalez (South America), Paul Huh (Korea), Eun Sik Cho (North Korea and the Philippines), Yonggyu Lee (China, and Mongolia), Raj Nadella (India), John Azumah (Africa), and Marsha Snulligan-Haney (missiology). The daily lectures will be facilitated by Deborah F. Mullen, dean of faculty and executive vice-president at Columbia Theological Seminary and Paul T. Roberts, dean and president of Johnson C. Smith Seminary.
The series, now in its sixth year, will take place from 9:00 – 11:30 AM in Convocation Hall in Assembly Inn. Paul Huh will lead a time of worship and song from 9:00 – 9:30 AM, using music and hymnody associated with the geographic area of the day. A hymn sing, featuring new music from GLORY TO GOD, the new Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) hymnal, will take place at 7:00 PM on Tuesday evening July 17, also in Convocation Hall.
Daily Schedule of speakers and general areas of emphasis:
Monday July 16 Justo Gonzalez and Raj Nadella - South America and India
Tuesday July 17 Paul Huh, Yonggyu Lee and Eun Sik Cho - East Asia
Wednesday July 18 John Azumah - Africa
Thursday July 19 Dr. Marsha Snulligan Haney - “The Center Has Moved from the West: How Missiology Helps Us Find Each Other in Christ”
The event is sponsored by Columbia Theological Seminary, Johnson C. Smith Seminary of the Interdenominational Theological Center, and the Montreat Conference Center. Advance registration is not required, and there is no charge for this event.
Instructors: John Azumah, Eun Sik Cho, Justo Gonzalez, Marsha Snulligan-Haney, Paul Huh, Yonggyu Lee, and Raj Nadella. Deborah F. Mullen and Paul T. Roberts, facilitators.
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Columbia Theological Seminary is an educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and a community of theological inquiry and formation for ministry in the service of the Church of Jesus Christ. Located in Decatur, Georgia, just east of the city of Atlanta, Columbia offers seven graduate degree programs and dozens of lifelong learning courses and events as a resource for church professionals and lay people.
Come and see what God is doing to prepare and nurture pastors and educators and youth ministers; chaplains in hospitals, in the military, in schools/colleges/universities; teachers, counselors, caregivers, missionaries, evangelists, community leaders, and leaders in congregations and the church at large for the proclamation of the reign of Christ on earth as it is in heaven.
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