AETE & Fuller Seminary’s Amos Yong to keynote the Annual Conference of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education (AETE) at the University of Northwestern, June 16-17.

The Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education (AETE) holds a yearly meeting that serves to explore cutting edge issues and trends in evangelism and the teaching of evangelism today.

The 2016 annual meeting will be held at the University of Northwestern in Minnesota from June 16-17, at the same time as the annual meeting of the Association of Professors of Mission, and immediately before the annual meeting of the American Society of Missiology, which AETE members are invited to attend.

Thursday, June 16

10 a.m – 10 p.m. Registration

4:15 – 5:00 p.m. AETE Executive Team Meeting

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner

6:45 – 7:15 p.m. Welcome and Introduction to 2016 AETE Annual Meeting

7:15 – 8:30 p.m. AETE Plenary: “Evangelism in the Postcolony: Opportunities and Challenges” — Dr. Amos Yong

Dr. Amos Yong is Professor of Theology and Mission and director of the Center for Missiological Research at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. His graduate education includes degrees in theology, history, and religious studies from Western Evangelical Seminary (now George Fox Seminary) and Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, and Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, and an undergraduate degree from Bethany University of the Assemblies of God. He has authored or edited over three dozen volumes. He and his wife, Alma, have three children – Annalisa, a junior at Point Loma University (San Diego, California); Alyssa, a graduate of Vanguard University (Costa Mesa, California); and Aizaiah (pronounced like the biblical Isaiah, also married to Neddy), who overseas the local missions initiatives at Azusa Pacific University – and one granddaughter (Serenity Joy, from Aizaiah and Neddy). Amos and Alma reside in Pasadena, California.

8:45 – 9:00 p.m. AETE Evening Prayer

Friday, June 17

10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Registration

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. AETE Morning Prayer

9:00 – 11:45 a.m. AETE Track Presentations and Conversations:

  1. Expanding the Frontiers of Evangelism Research
    — Dr. David Gustafson, Facilitator
  2. Best Practices for Evangelism in Theological Education
    — Dr. Mark Teasdale, Facilitator
  3. Theological Issues in Evangelism
    — Dr. George Hunsberger, Facilitator

Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:15 – 2:30 p.m. AETE Plenary: “Former President’s Address: Equipping Seminarians to Lead Churches that Reach the Unchurched” — Dr. Rick Richardson

Dr. Rick Richardson is Professor of Evangelism and Leadership at Wheaton College and the Director of the Master’s in Evangelism and Leadership and the Master’s in Missional Church Movements degrees. He has recently been appointed an Affiliate Professor of Evangelism and Mission in Western Contexts at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and is co-directing the new emphasis in the Intercultural Studies PhD program on Mission in Western Contexts. He is also a Graduate Faculty Scholar with the Billy Graham Center of Evangelism. He has also been a visiting professor at St. Edmunds College, Cambridge University. He has a MDiv from Northern Baptist Seminary and a PhD in Intercultural Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He recently served as President for the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education and currently serves on the Planning Committee for the Mission Leadership Forums for the Overseas Ministries Study Center. Rick has published five books, numerous articles, and other resources. Rick seeks to bring together his passions for evangelism, prayer, and racial reconciliation in order to cast vision and equip an emerging postmodern generation in ministry for the sake of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. AETE Annual General Meeting

3:00 p.m. Adjournment

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