Professor attends evangelization conference

Posted November 29, 2010

ACU professor Dr. Steve Allison was a delegate at the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization last month in Cape Town, South Africa. The goal of the conference was to promote unity, humility in service and a call to action for global evangelization.

Dr. Steve Allison“I was in awe of the majesty of God made manifest in this gathering of believers,” says Allison, associate professor and chair of the Mary Ann Hall Chair of Psychology & Intercultural Studies. “One night we said the Lord's Prayer in our native languages and it gave me chills. I was deeply humbled to be at this gathering. God is moving and working powerfully in His people all over the planet.”

Allison was a delegate for the special interest group “Care & Counsel as Mission," which represents more than 50 mental health professionals from 15 countries. The conference offered breakout sessions relevant to the group’s work.

While in South Africa, Allison and his group visited one of the largest HIV-AIDS clinics in the country and did training and consultation with a group of African ministers and counselors.

The Congress, held in collaboration with the World Evangelical Alliance, brought together 4,000 Christian leaders from more than 200 countries to confront critical issues such as poverty, HIV/AIDS and persecution,as they relate to the future of the church and world evangelism.

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