“Next Generations & the Good News: Transitions, identity and faith formation, and churches and parachurches engaging emerging generations across God’s ethnic mosaic”

Our 2022 Annual Conference was on June 16-17, 2022


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

Registration was through St. Mary’s website by clicking the button below.

AETE 2022 Meeting Schedule

Thursday, June 16
03:00 – 04:30 p.m. Executive Team Meeting (Madeleva Hall 211 A/B)
05:00 – 06:30 p.m. Dinner
07:00 – 07:15 p.m. Welcome, Introductions, Announcements (Madeleva Hall 211 A/B)
07:15 – 08:45 p.m. Plenary A and Discussion Groups, Dr. Beth Seversen, President, AETE
08:45 – 09:00 p.m. Closing Devotions and Prayer
09:00 p.m. Reception Sponsored by AETE/APM

Friday, June 17
07:00 – 08:00 a.m. Breakfast
08:00 – 08:10 a.m. Welcome and Presenter Introductions (Madeleva Hall 211 A/B)
08:10 – 09:00 a.m. Plenary B: Doug Schaupp, Evangelism Director, IVCF
09:00 – 09:10 a.m. Break
09:10 – 10:00 a.m. Plenary C: Eva Glick, International/Multinational Student Ministry, IVCF
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: Eva Glick, Doug Schaupp, Beth Seversen
10:30 – 10:40 a.m. Break
10:40 – 11:10 a.m. Break Out Sessions: Daniel D. Shin, PhD or Jose Philip (Madeleva Hall 211 A/B)
11:10 – 11:20 a.m. Q and A
11:20 – 11:50 a.m. Break Out Sessions: Richard McLaughlin, PhD (Madeleva Hall 211 A/B)
11:50 – 12:00 a.m. Q and A
12:00 – 01:00 p.m. Lunch
01:15 – 01:45 p.m. Break Out Sessions: Mark Lack, ThM or Timothy Robbins, PhD Candidate (MH 211)
01:45 – 01:55 p.m. Q and A
01:55 – 02:10 p.m. Closing Interactive Devotion and Prayer: Responding with Mind and Heart
02:10 – 03:00 p.m. Business Meeting. All participants please stay. Your input is valued.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Beth Seversen

Beth is President of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education and the author of Not Done Yet: Reaching and Keeping Unchurched Emerging Adults. She has been an Associate Professor at North Park University the denominational Director of Evangelism for the Evangelical Covenant Church. Beth’s research focuses on North American churches effectively reaching, retaining, and incorporating young adults across the ethnic mosaic.

Presentation: How Millennials and Gen Z are Reshaping the Church

Many Gen Z and Millennials have broken off ties with the institutional church, and as ministry leaders and lead pastors, we struggle to effectively reach them.  Beth’s research will help us understand their generational uniqueness, and how they are reshaping our understanding of the Gospel, evangelism, and the Church.  We’ll also learn researched best practices from churches where Millennials and GenZ are thriving so we can all better encourage their return and choice to stay. These same best practices can help create church culture that draws people of all generations into life-changing Christian community. Learn about five key research-based congregational practices to assist your church for growing a congregation of generous welcome where guests find connection, contribute meaningfully, and choose to remain. These five congregational practices can powerfully help us walk by the Spirit and follow the example of Jesus to live and teach the good news of the Kingdom of God within deep relationships.

Rev. Doug Schaupp

Doug is the National Director of Evangelism for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He is passionate about the alignment of the Gospel and racial reconciliation. He is a co-author of Being White, I Once Was Lost, and Breaking the Huddle. He is a father of three and a soccer coach.

Presentation: The Next Generation and the Good News: How Gen Z across the mosaic receives and responds to the Good News, and a practical framework to use with them

Eva Glick

Eva Liu Glick is an associate director for ISM (International Student Ministry), focusing on helping all InterVarsity chapters include international students in their vision and mission. She previously planted an ISM chapter at UCSD and served as an ISM regional coordinator. God has used her own immigration story (age 9), her love for food and travel, and her cross-cultural marriage to prepare her for her current role.

Presentation: Contextualizing the Good News for an Increasingly Global Generation

How do we contextualize the Gospel to international students and scholars? What factors have been most helpful in helping them become open to Jesus? What are key similarities and differences between the faith journeys of various nationalities and cultural groups? How does “The 5 Thresholds”—a tool that helps us discern the growth stages of spiritual journeys—apply to international students? These are some of the questions we’ll address in this presentation.

Breakout Session Presenters and Their Topics

Daniel D. Shin, PhD – “Reimagining the Great Commission: A Postcolonial Critique of Evangelism”

Rich McLaughlin, PhD – Missional Praise: Overflowing Worship in Times of Revival: A theological foundation and a historical review of missional praise with examples drawn from the First Great Awakening to the present

Mark Lack, ThM – “A New Side of One and the Same Lord”: Helmut Thielicke’s Theological Anthropology as a Response to Contemporary Humanity’s Existential Anfechtung”

Timothy Robbins, PhD Candidate – “God’ s Emerging Image in Rahab’s Daughters: The effects of holistic evangelistic practices on American women who have recently abandoned commercial sexual exploitation”