Conference

2019 Annual Meeting

“Evangelism in Theological Education Today: A Celebration of 33 Years of the AETE Journal”

Time and Place: June 13-14, 2019 at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN (just prior to the American Society of Missiology meeting in the same location.) We use the ASM registration portal. Simply register for AETE only if you do not want to stay for the ASM meeting. You can register for all your meals and lodging through the ASM portal.

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2019 marks the 33rd Anniversary of AETE publishing its journal, Witness: The Journal of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education. As we celebrate this milestone, we will have an opportunity to look at the past and present!

First, we will have a panel of our past presidents who reflect on the changes they have seen related to evangelism in theological education over the past several years.

Second, we will share the results of a survey AETE conducted of current professors of evangelism. This survey was structured to determine how well evangelism, and those who teach it, are currently integrated into theological education. These results include insights that will help schools interpret the kind of publishing, speaking, and vocational work they can expect when reviewing professors of evangelism. They also reflect how welcoming schools are to evangelism and its teachers based on the school’s predominant theology. The current president, Mark Teasdale, will present this, and a panel of past presidents will respond.

Come join us as we look at how the place of evangelism in theological education has evolved over a generation!

 

Schedule for Conference

  • Thursday 13 June

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.     Executive Team Meeting

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.     Dinner

7:00 – 7:30 p.m.     Welcome and Introductions

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.     Panel Discussion on the Role of Evangelism in Theological Education: Past Presidents of AETE

9:00 p.m.                Closing Devotions

 

  • Friday 14 June

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.     Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.     Plenary Devotions

9:30 – 12 noon      Breakout Sessions (Three tracks available. See below for descriptions.)

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.  Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.     The Role of Evangelism in Theological Education Today: M. Teasdale with Panel Response

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.     Business Meeting, Adjournment

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.      Break

4:30  – 6:00 p.m.     Anniversary Banquet

 

Breakout Sessions and Presenters

Track 1: Theology and Practice

9:30 – 10:00 Presenter #1  Dr. Bob Tuttle “The Right Way!  Stanley Jones’ Round Table Solution to Mission/Evangelism within a Multi-Cultural Environment”

10:00-10:10  Q&A

10:10 – 10:20 Break

10:20 – 10:50 Presenter #2  Deena Hamilton, “Let’s Get Ignited and Start a Movement: A Discussion on Expanding How Wesleyan Theology Can Be Used in Evangelism and Creating a Discipleship Community”

10:50 – 11:00 Q & A

11:00 – 11:10 Break

11:10 – 11:40 Presenter #3 Merv Budd, “A Consideration of the Evangelistic Nature of God and How This Should Inform Evangelism.”

11:40 – 11:50 Q & A

11:50 End

 

Track 2: Theology

9:30 – 10:00 Presenter #1  Carl Greene (PhD student) “The ‘Silver Tsunami’ in Rural America: Renewed Hope for the Small Membership Church”

10:00-10:10  Q&A

10:10 – 10:20 Break

10:20 – 10:50 Presenter #2 Dr. Jayakumar Ramachandran, “Evangelism Essentials in Pluralistic Context of South Asia”

10:50 – 11:00 Q & A

11:00 – 11:10 Break

11:10 – 11:40 Presenter #3 Dr. Tom Secular, “Evangelism Among Muslims in Cambodia: Recent Research Findings”

11:40 – 11:50 Q & A

11:50 End

 

Track 3: Teaching Evangelism

9:30 – 10:00 Presenter #1  Marilyn Draper “Teaching Evangelism as a Communal Practice”

10:00-10:10  Q&A

10:10 – 10:20 Break

10:20 – 10:50 Presenter #2  Rich McGlaughlin “A Biblical/Historical Case for Global Christian Spiritual Renewal: An Opening Statement”

10:50 – 11:00 Q & A

11:00 – 11:10 Break

11:10 – 11:40 Presenter #3 Jay Moon, “Gamification and Teaching Evangelism”

11:40 – 11:50 Q & A

11:50 End

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