Northeast Vice President:
Dr. John Wang
First Baptist Church of Flushing
Northeast EMS Regional Conference
Saturday, March 22, 2014
On March 22, 2014 the Northeast Regional EMS Conference will be held at First Baptist Church of Flushing in Flushing, NY. This year’s primary theme is “Diaspora Missiology.”
Call for Papers
The Evangelical Missiological Society will focus on Diaspora Missiology during our Regional and National Conferences in 2014. It is widely evident that globalization, economic and security needs and other dynamics have driven increased internal migration in some countries and international migration among of others. Increasingly, mission agencies, individual gospel workers and churches in receiving countries wonder how best to respond to these diasporas where significant numbers of a nation or people, move from their homelands to areas of greater opportunity or security. Diaspora Missiology seeks to integrate biblical and theological insights with those of the social sciences to help understand and respond to this phenomenon.
EMS members are urged to respond to this “call for papers” at both regional (to regional VPs) and national levels (to Enoch Wan & Mike Pocock). Proposals for the regional conference in the spring should be sent to the Vice President of the corresponding region. Outstanding papers from regional conferences will (a) be read at the EMS National Conference in Atlanta, September 25-27, 2014, meeting together again with MissioNexus; and (b) be considered for inclusion in the annual monograph of the EMS Series.
You may choose a topic from the list below to make your contributions by seeking to:
1. Develop biblical and theological dimensions (“why”) of diaspora missiology;
2. Illustrate the “how”“missions to, through, by/beyond the diaspora” historically and practically or conduct a case study;
3. Apply missionary methods to diaspora missions and missiological research to diaspora missiology;
4. Strategize diaspora missions in terms of urban mission, contextualization, globalization, partnership;
5. Propose ways and means to integrate diaspora missiology with church planting, pastoral ministry, theological education, and Christian counseling;
6. Offer new direction for the practice of diaspora missions or suggestion for future research in diaspora missiology;
7. Review relevant literature of diaspora missiology (or related disciplines) and derive missiological implications;
In addition to English, Spanish and Chinese sessions are also planned for the conference. If you are interested in presenting a paper on the theme, please send an abstract of your proposed paper to John Wang at
by January 31, 2014.