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EMS South Central Regional Meeting

Saturday - April 7, 2018

Int’l Linguistics Center, Dallas, TX


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Regular registration prices available until March 18  

Morning plenary session:


“Engaging the Secular Mind: An Urgent Call to the American Church”

Dr. Raphaël Anzenberger

Missionary in residence and adjunct professor, Columbia International University

A Sampling of Topics:

On defining “religion” | Secular forms for key Bible terms | Super-diversity and urban mission  
Family networks and evangelism | Issues of secular Muslim identity | Moving beyond cultural boundaries

Secular oral arts in the Bible | Performing where preaching is prohibited
PLUS: Special section sponsored by the Honor-Shame Network

Afternoon plenary panel with Q & A:

The Impact of Honor-Shame Issues on Mission and Evangelism


Regular price registration through March 18 ($45 regular; $30 student)

Late registration starts March 19 ($60 regular; $40 student)

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Selected papers presented at the regional meetings will be invited to be presented at the annual EMS meeting in Dallas, October 12-14, 2018, leading to the possibility of being published as a chapter in the EMS Annual Compendium for 2019.

Past Events

2017 - The 2017 South Central EMS regional conference in Dallas took place on March 4 and was the first "stand alone" conference for this region of EMS. We were delighted at the outstanding level of participation! The conference featured 21 papers and 2 plenary sessions, plus vibrant multi-cultural worship and opportunities for networking. There were 85 registrants from 8 states, 7 schools, and 35 agencies, organizations, and/or churches.  I'm grateful for the support of Dr. Robert Priest, EMS president, who agreed to come as a plenary speaker, for the large number of volunteers that helped things run smoothly, and for the logistics coordination provided by EMS Logistics Coordinator Bill Harris. (Submitted by Robin Harris, PhD, South Central VP)

Photos     Recordings     Schedule

2016 - The EMS South Central Regional meeting was held in conjunction with ETS and EPS Regional Meetings at Dallas Semianry on April 1-2.  Overall there were about 300 people in attendance for all three societies.  EMS members had about 70 people participate in our sessions where we had fourteen papers presented on the theme of "Missions and the Local Church."  Several papers were recommended to the national committee for the selection process for the annual EMS meeting in October and for possible selection for our national publications.  

2015 - The South Central Region held its regional annual meeting in conjunction with the ETS Regional Meeting at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary April 10-11, 2015.   We had two EMS tracks at our regional meeting - one being the national theme of "Controversies in Missions;" the other was "General Important Topics in Missions."   We had about 55 members in attendance and nine excellent papers presented, with six chosen as possible for presentation at the national meeting in September.

2014 - The EMS South Central Region held its regional meeting together with the Evangelical Theological Society Southwest Region meeting at Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX on March 7-8,.  Several papers were presented on the national theme for 2014 - Diaspora Missiology.  There were about 90 in attendance for this joint conference.

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