Top Missiologists to Meet at CIU

February 08, 2013

Some of Christianity’s top missiologists, mission administrators and teachers will gather at Columbia International University (CIU) for the annual Southeast regional meeting of the Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS) March 8-9, 2013.

The EMS exists to advance the cause of world evangelization through study and evaluation of mission concepts and strategies from a biblical perspective with a view to commending sound mission theory and practice to churches, mission agencies, and schools of missionary training around the world.

The theme of this year’s conference is “The Missionary Family: Witness, Concerns, and Care.”  The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jerry Rankin, the director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim studies at CIU. His topic will be “The Family – An Asset to Fulfilling God’s Mission.”  Other CIU professors who will be making presentations at the conference include the dean of the CIU College of Counseling Harvey Payne, counseling professorLeah Herod, and Intercultural Studies professors David Cashin, Chris Little, Ed Smither, and Trevor Castor.

The public is invited to attend. For registration information and the conference schedule, visit: