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Southeast Region

Registration is now open for the 2014 Southeast regional Evangelical Missiological Society meeting, March 29 (8a-5p) at Columbia International University (Columbia, SC) on the theme of “Mission and Diaspora.” Professors, students, and mission practitioners are invited to attend. Plenary speakers and topics include:

Terry Casino (Professor of Missiology, Gardner-Webb University regional chair, Lausanne Movement), “What is Diaspora Missiology?”

Leiton Chinn (International Student Ministry Mobilizer, Lausanne Movement), “Reaching the International Student Diaspora in North America.”

Register ($20 or $10 for students) on-line HERE or by mailing in this FORM. Please also take this opportunity to join EMS or update your membership HEREFor area hotels that offer a discount for CIU events, click HERE. Saturday lunch can be purchased in the CIU cafeteria and there are many dinner options in nearby downtown Columbia. For further questions, contact Ed Smither (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Other confirmed presentations include:

“Missions in Our Backyard:  Evangelism Among Newly Arrived Hispanics to the United States,” Dr. Carlos Martin, Southern Adventist University

“Demonstrating the Uniqueness of Jesus Christ in Globalized Contexts,” Dr. Howard Owens, Tennessee Temple University

“Ethiopian Immigrants as Cross-Cultural Missionaries: Activating the Diaspora for Great Commission Impact,” Jessie Udall, Columbia International University

“Christians at the Crossroads:  The Challenge of the Apocalypse to Believers in Asia Minor in John’s Revelation,” Dr. Mike Naylor, Columbia International University

“Reflections on Ministry to the Diaspora in Japan and Sweden,” Dr. David Cashin, Columbia International University

“Understanding the Challenges of Diaspora Missions in North America,” Trent DeLoach, Boyce College

“Organizing to Reach the Diaspora: A Case Study of the International Mission Board, SBC Changing Its Overseas Structure from Geographic Components to Global Affinity Groups” Dr. Jerry Rankin, President Emeritus IMB and Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies

“Homeland Connections:  A Survey of a Diaspora Mission to the Kurds in Canada,” Michelle Raven (Christar)

“Mid-Term (1-3 year) Missionaries Reaching Diaspora Peoples in North America,” Don Johnson, SEND International

“Bridging the Knowledge-Action Gap: Proposals for Learner Transformation and Implications for Mentoring and Discipling Diaspora Peoples,” Dr. Jon Penland, Toccoa Falls College

“Reaching Iraqi Muslim Refugees in Milwaukee,” Ken Katayama, Crossover Communications International

“More than Strangers Next Door. . . Our Neighbors: The PeopleGroups.info Initiative to Research the Nations within the United States,” J.D. Payne, Church at Brookhills and Bryan Galloway, International Mission Board

“Connecting with Diaspora Peoples through Facebook,” Trevor Castor, Columbia International University

“A Celtic Approach to Reaching Oral Learners: A Survey of the Oral and Visual Strategies used by the Iona Community ca. 600-800,” Dr. Ed Smither, Columbia International University

“‘Honorification’: A Contextualized Missiology for Honor and Shame Cultures,” Jason Borges


Southeast Vice President

Dr. Ed Smither
Columbia International University
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