ACU taking pro-active steps to be a leader in Christian
For Immediate Release
Nov. 15, 1999
ABILENE - The Department of Missions at Abilene Christian
University is taking pro-active steps to become a leader in
Christian missions, Dr. Charles Stelding, ACU
Throughout the semester, a number of activities are
conducted to help students and those interested in missions
learn more about what is happening in the mission field as
well as how they can be involved in the mission work.
Missions Chapel is conducted around the globe in the
Biblical Studies Building every Friday at 11 a.m., while
"breakout chapels" for continental interest groups are
conducted every Thursday at 11 a.m. in various locations on
A "Women in Missions" luncheon is conducted three times
every semester while continental interest group meetings are
conducted every Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the homes of
Missionaries-in Residence or missions faculty.
The Department of Missions also hosts the Summer Seminar
in Missions, which is an intense two weeks of missions study
and preparation, every summer. The dates for the next
seminar is May 29 - June 9 and June 12-23.
In conducting these chapels, luncheons and seminars, the
Missions Department hopes to inform students and churches
about the current trends as well as keep the old ideas which
seem to be working.
"We like to exchange ideas and get appropriate responses
from students and churches," Stelding said.
The many trends in missionary work include placing
multi-national teams in certain countries, sending
missionaries to nations that Christian missionaries have not
gone to before and team and individual assessment of the
work done before and after trips.
Another trend in Christian missions is meeting people in
their society and helping the Christian faith grow within
ACU is fostering these trends in many ways. The
multi-national teams are preparing to go to the Balkan
regions, while another group is preparing to enter the
Nairobi society and help the Christian faith grow there. Dr.
Sonny Guild is the faculty facilitator for the Missions
Assessment Center at ACU
"With a holistic approach of the Gospel working
throughout all facets of the society, the Christian
missionary can have a great impact in the world today,"
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