The 2012 Southeast Regional EMS meeting will take place March 23-24 at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC in conjunction with the Evangelical Theological Society. For registration and lodging details click here. To join or renew your EMS membership, click here.
In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the publication of Roland Allen’s missionary classic, Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours? our theme will be “Missionary Methods.” Our plenary plenary speakers will be: J.D. Payne (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary), "The Legacy of Roland Allen" and Tom Steffen (Biola University), "The Facilitator Era."
The remainder of the program includes:
Roger Dixon (Pioneers), “The Javanese Muslim Church Experience: An Example of Contextualization"
Doug Coleman (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary/IMB), "Examining Insider Movements: Selected Biblical and Theological Issues"
Carlos Martin (Southern Adventist University), "A Biblical Critique of C5"
Mike Shipman (IMB), "A Case Study in Church Planting Movements: The 'Be-New' People of South Asia"
Ed Smither (Liberty University), "Missional Hospitality: Reflections from Brazilians Ministering among Arabs"
Christopher Alley (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary), "A Case for the Dialogical Model in North American Evangelical Contextualization"
Robert Reese (Mid-Atlantic Christian University), “Roland Allen and the Moratorium on Missionaries”
Cory Wilson (Reformed Theological Seminary), "A Comparison and Contrast of the Missiology of Roland Allen and Count Nicholas von Zinzendorf"
David Baca (Asbury Theological Seminary), “A Contrast and Comparison of the Ecclesiology and Pneumatology of Roland Allen and Melvin L. Hodges Noting Key Missiological Implications and Significance for the Church Today”
Scott D. Edgar (University of Phoenix/Liberty University), "Missionary Methods for Leadership Development"
Jerry Ireland (Assemblies of God, Zambia), " Missionary Methods for Addressing Animism in Zambia from 1900 to the Present: A Case Study on the Importance of a Biblical and Relevant Pneumatology in an Animistic Context"
Richard E. Trull, Jr. (Faulkner University/ Black College of Biblical Studies) "Discerning Worldviews: Distinguishing Core Perceptions in Conceptualizing Worldview Distances"
Josh Laxton (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary), “The Church in the Third Place”
Justin White (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary), "The Importance of Christian Community in International Church Planting: A Trinitarian Methodology"
Steven Carne (Drakes Branch Baptist Church) "Koinonia for the Nations: A Biblical Model of Church-Missionary Partnership"
George Robinson (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary), "The Gospel as Story and Evangelism as Storytelling"
Tiffany Lillard (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary), "An Indigenous Literate Leadership For An Oral Learning Community"
Gordon Olson (Liberty University), "The Relevance of New Testament Contextualization to Missions Contextualization"
Justin Carter (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) "Irenaeus of Lyons: Ante-Nicene Missionary"
Eric Vess (Advancing Native Missions) “Facilitating Indigenous Ministries: Promoting unhealthy dependency or practicing biblical advocacy?”
Patrick Hubbard (Liberty University/Living Bread Ministries), “Church Planting in a Brazilian Slum: A Case Study of Living Bread Ministry in Capao da Canoa.”
Elizabeth G. Driscoll Chavez (Palm Beach Atlantic University), "Servant Leadership in Bolivia: A Phenomenological Study of Long-Term Effects of a Servant Leader in Missions"
Michelle Raven (Liberty University), "Back to Mission: A Possibility Center Approach for Revitalizing African American Church Sending"
Chris Dowd (Bedrock Community Church), "Lessons in Team Church Planting in North America: The Case of Bedrock Community Church"
Mike Barnett (Columbia International University) “Principles and Practices for God’s Mission”
Ken Baker (Culture Connexions/SIM), "Recovering the Relational Narrative of Mission”
Steve Ybarola (Asbury Theological Seminary) “A Typological Approach to Diaspora Missiology”
Gary Corwin (SIM), "From Roland Allen to Rick Warren: Sources of Inspiration Guiding American Evangelical Mission Methodology 1912-2012"