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Training Theologically-Grounded Mission Leaders

Dr. Charles Van Engen
Arthur F. Glasser Professor Emeritus, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary

Throughout the history of Christian mission, one of the essential elements of missionary concern and action has been the formation of theologically, biblically, and missiologically grounded church and mission leaders. The need is as great today as it has been in the past. Church revitalization and mission mobilization the world over depend very much on the vision, expertise, giftedness, and commitment of leaders to global evangelization. For their leadership to be consistent with God's mission, their formation in being, knowing, doing, and serving need to be permeated by biblical, theological, and missiological insight. This seminar will explore elements of the history, theory, praxis, best practices, and issues facing the global church in forming a new generation of missionary leaders. Cosponsored by Black Rock Congregational Church & Resonate Global Mission.

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Tues., April 30
9:00 a.m. Worship led by Dr. Charles Van Engen
9:30 a.m. BEING:
11:30 a.m. Lunch break
2:00 p.m. Round Table Talk – Characteristics of a Mission Leader
4:00 p.m. Seminar concludes for the day
Wed., May 1
9:00 a.m. KNOWING:
11:30 a.m. Lunch break
2:00 p.m. Round Table Talk – The Formation of Mission Leader
4:00 p.m. Seminar concludes for the day
Thu., May 2
9:00 a.m. Worship
9:30 p.m. DOING:
11:30 a.m. Lunch break
2:00 p.m. Round Table Talk – Actions of a Mission Leader
Fri., May 3
9:00 a.m. SERVING:
CLOSING REFLECTIONS: A Mission Leader as Missionary Servant
11:00 a.m. Seminar concludes


Charles (Chuck) Van Engen is the Arthur F. Glasser Senior Professor of Biblical Theology of Mission in the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. Born and raised in Mexico of missionary parents, he founded a seminary and was involved in extension theological education, leadership formation, and training evangelists for the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico from 1973 to 1985. He is the founding President and CEO of Latin American Christian Ministries that seeks to form a new generation of scholars, writers and seminary professors for the churches and mission agencies of Latin America. Among his publications are The Growth of the True Church (Rodopi, 1981);); God’s Missionary People (Baker Book House, 1991); Mission on the Way (Baker Books, 1996); God So Loves the City (with Jude Tiersma, MARC, 1994); Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions (edited with A. Scott Moreau and Harold Netland, Baker Books, 2000); and Announcing the Kingdom: The Story of God’s Mission in the Bible (with Arthur Glasser, Dean Gilliland, and Shawn Redford, Baker Academic, 2003); Paradigm Shifts in Christian Witness (edited with Darrell Whiteman and Dudley Woodberry, Maryknoll: Orbis, 2008); You are My Witnesses  (Wipf & Stock, 2009); and Transforming Mission Theology (Pasadena: WCL, 2017). He has offered lectures and taught courses and seminars in Canada, Denmark, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Korea, South Africa, and U.S.A.; and in many Latin American countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Venezuela, and Mexico, Panama, and Peru.