Public Lectures & Mission Research Colloquia

Monday, September 15, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Held at OMSC, Great Commission Hall
Dr. Tow Yow Chew

"Spirituality and Leadership"

Dr. Tow-Yow Chew, who teaches pastoral theology, leadership, and spirituality courses at Malaysia Theological Seminary, Seremban, urges Christian leaders to consider their own personal transformation as they disciple others toward Christlikeness. His Monday evening lecture draws on his pastoral experiences and insights garnered from Ephesians 4 and Romans 12.

An ordained Methodist elder, Dr. Chew was a government-appointed teacher and school principal before being named deputy director of the Malaysian National Curriculum Center. He later established the Malaysian Institute for Educational Management Training, now called the Institut Aminuddin Baki. Cosponsored by Taman Ujong Methodist Church, Malaysia.

This lecture is the opening session of a three-day seminar; all sessions will be held at OMSC. Register for the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions online.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 12:30 p.m. | Mission Research Colloquia
Held at OMSC, Great Commission Hall
Dr. Atul Y. Aghamkar

Emerging Christward Movements in India: A Missiological Appraisal

Dr. Atul Y. Aghamkar will assess the emergence and growth of “recent Christward movements, especially in North India.” The resident senior mission scholar at OMSC will examine beliefs, practices, growth, and other “factors that are contributing to such movements in the changing context of India, and their functions, in the light of biblical teachings and its future prospect.” Dr. Aghamkar is professor and head of the Department of Missiology, South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS), Bangalore, India. He is author of Insights into Openness: Encouraging Urban Mission (2000) and coauthor of Christian Missions in Maharashtra: Retrospect and Prospect (2010).

Looking ahead | Save These Dates

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Siga Arles, director, Centre for Contemporary Christianity, Bangalore, India.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Rev. Canon Titus Presler, principal, Edwardes College, Peshawar, Pakistan.

Friday, November 14, 2014, 12:30 p.m.
Professor Andrew F. Walls, University of Edinburgh, Liverpool Hope University, and Akrofi-Christaller Institute.

Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Dr. David Shenk, global consultant, Eastern Mennonite Missions.

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