Regional Evangelical Missiological Society coming soon

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Registration is now open for the 2013 SE regional Evangelical Missiological Society meeting, March 8-9 at Columbia International University. Our theme is the “Family and Mission” and we are excited to have Dr. Jerry Rankin, former president of the International Mission Board, as our plenary speaker as well as 15 other papers and presentations (see below).

You can register on-line at: or by mailing in the attached form. Registration is $15 and $10 for students. For an additional $25, you may purchase a ticket for lunch and dinner Friday and breakfast and lunch Saturday in the CIU cafeteria.

For hotels and lodging, see:

While a complete schedule will be out soon, the conference will begin with check-in from 11:30a-1pm on Friday, March 8 and conclude at noon on Saturday, March 9.

We look forward to seeing you at CIU.

Plenary: Jerry Rankin (IMB/Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies), “The Family—An Asset to Fulfilling God’s Mission”

Track 1: Family and Mission
David Cashin (Columbia International University), “Family issues in Preventable Missionary Attrition: An Overview.”

Harvey Payne and Leah Herod (Columbia International University), “Understanding Fourth Culture Kids: What happens when you add the world of special needs to Third Culture Kids?”

Trevor and Katie Castor (Columbia International University), “Mission or family health? Our Journey in Mission.”

Dave Broucek (South America Mission), “Intercultural Missionary Marriages”

Kayla Wilson (Liberty University), “A Holistic Approach to Cross-Cultural Education”

Jere Phillips (Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary), “Managing Stress Effectively on the Mission Field”

Becky Magnuson (Columbia International University), “Member Care for Finishers: Life and Career Concerns”

Bill Rodgers (CRU/Columbia International University) “Dealing with sexual addiction in missionary personnel”

Andrew McFarland (Asbury Theological Seminary), “The Family Life of William Carey”

Track 2
Dayton Hartman (Nashville Baptist Church/Antitem Bible College), “Engaging Mormons with the Early Church Fathers”

Chris Little (Columbia International University), “Business as Mission (BAM) Under Scrutiny”

Ed Smither (Columbia International University), “Bible translation in the early church: the Syriac, Latin, and Armenian Scriptures explored through missiological lenses”

John Wood (Biola University/IMB), “The Church in China: Ready to Finish the Task of Missions within Their Own Country and Beyond.”

Rachel Wood (Biola University/IMB), “Together With God: Strategic Training for Missionary Women”

Patrick Hubbard (Living Bread Ministries/Liberty University), “The Role of Service in Planting Churches.”


smither-small     Edward L. Smither, PhD

Professor of Intercultural Studies
Columbia International University
(803) 807-5361

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