Gospel Witness: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow — Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education

Our 2023 Annual Conference is June 15-16, 2023


St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana and Online

Registration is now open. The button below will take you to our partner ASM, which will be handling AETE registration.

Conference registration includes a one year membership to AETE and a subscription to Witness, the academic journal of AETE. 

Conference Details

The first joint conference of AETE and APM will provide opportunities to explore dual themes that impact professors of evangelism and mission and the many academic disciplines, agencies and institutions that intersect with issues concerning evangelism and mission. 

AETE will celebrate a half century of scholarship and teaching in the field of evangelism in theological education at the 2023 annual meeting!

The Conference will offer an opportunity to honor the past, to consider our present, and to look to the future of evangelism in theological education. Foci will be given to the history of this movement, to scholarly creativity and innovation in the field, and to what comes next at the intersections of evangelism, theological education in evangelism in the academy, and the emerging questions and issues of the moment and in the years to come.

Conference Features: 

  • In-person and Online Options 
  • The AETE/APM/ASM WHOVA Ap for connecting with new and old acquaintances, colleagues, and friends and viewing schedules and resources
  • Student, internationals, and retirees discount 

Registration Rates

Pay one registration fee, attend the joint conference! More details to come.
Registration will now be the same rate for in-person and virtual attendees.
Regular Registration$100February 1 – May 1
Late Registration$125May 1 – June 2
Graduate Student/International Participant/Retiree$85February 1 – June 2

Meeting Schedule

June 15 and 16, 2023

Thu: Introductions by APM & AETE Presidents Jay Moon & Beth Seversen, Prayer1 – 1:25 PM
Plenary Session: Craig Ott. From Conformity to Transformation: Discipleship and Identity in the Context of Social Conflict1:25 – 2:00
Plenary Speaker Q & A2:00 – 2:25
BREAK2:25 – 2:40
Breakout Session 12:40 – 3:10 first presentation, 3:10 – 3:20 Q & A.3:20 – 3:30 Transition 3:30 – 4:00 second presentation, 4:00 – 4:10 Q & A2:40 – 4:10
BREAK4:10 – 4:20
Small group discussions4:20 – 4:40
Panel discussion: Plenary +4:40 – 5:20
BREAK5:20 – 5:30
APM and AETE Annual Business Meetings5:30 – 6:00
Dinner6:00 – 7:00
Reception for AETE/APM7:45 Short Video Presentation: Reflections of Past AETE Presidents7:00 – 9:00
FriDevotional/prayer (Marilyn Draper)9:00 – 9:20 AM
Plenary Speaker: George Hunsberger. Discerning the Very Good News Jesus Spoke into the World: Attending to clarity, fidelity, and potency in our grasp of the Gospel 9:20 – 9:55
Plenary Speaker Q & A9:55 – 10:20
Breakout Session 210:30 – 11:00 presentations 11 – 11:10 Q & A10:30 – 11:10
Small group discussions11:10 – 11:25
Awards, Introduce AETE/APM New Board Members, Closing 11:25 – 12:00
LUNCH: End of Formal meeting.  APM & AETE boards meet12:00
ASM, APM, AETE Published Books Panel4:00 – 5:30

Plenary Speakers

Dr. George Hunsberger

Presentation: Discerning the very good news Jesus spoke into the world: Attending to clarity, fidelity, and potency in our grasp of the Gospel

Dr. Craig Ott

Presentation: From Conformity to Transformation: Discipleship and Identity in the Context of Social Conflict

Breakout Session Presenters and Their Topics

Breakout sessions to be announced soon