Association of Professors in Mission and Perkins Present Seminar

The Association of Professors of Mission and Perkins School of Theology announce the first APM-Perkins Seminar in Mission:

The Missional Congregation and the Future of the Church – 
What Church Leaders Should Know About Christian Mission in the Twenty-First Century

DATE: January 23, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

LOCATION: The Great Hall of Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall at Perkins School of Theology, SMU

PARKING: Free parking in garage underneath Meadows Museum
(use left entry to garage to avoid fee for parking)

Our thanks to the Grimes Center for sponsoring this seminar.
There is no cost to attend, but reservations are requested.

For more information or to RSVP:


5:30     Registration and Coffee

6:00     Introduction—Teaching and Leading Mission in the Local Church

Greetings and Introductions,
Robert Hunt, Director of Global Theological Education
Perkins School of Theology

Changing Understandings of Mission and Church
Greg Leffel, President, Association of Professors of Mission
President: One Horizon Institute, Lexington KY

6:15     Part I—The World We Live In

Changing Cultural and Religious Demographics in the United States
David Fendrick, Director, Center for Global Reconciliation and Cultural Education
Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN

Transnationalism and Mission: A Case Study from El Salvador
Dr. Robert Danielson, Affiliate Faculty and Faculty Associate
Asbury Theological Seminary

The World Religions as our Neighbors
Robert Hunt

Questions and Discussion

7:15     Break

7:30     Part II—The Local Church as a Missionary Community”

Church as Missionary Community
Greg Leffel

Re-envisioning Christian Engagement in International Development
Benjamin Hartley, Associate Professor of Christian Mission, Director of United Methodist Studies
Palmer Theological Seminary, The Seminary of Eastern University

The New Evangeliztion
Sister Madge Kareki, SSJ-TOSF, D.Th.
Director, Office for Mission Education and Animation, Pontifical Mission Societies

Does Jesus Need a Passport? Moving Beyond Individual Experience in Short Term Mission
Rev. Lisa Beth White, Ph.D. Student, Boston University

8:30     Panel Discussion/Talk Back/Action Steps

9:00     Refreshments and Informal Conversation