shorttermmissionsFrom Thursday, July 30 to Saturday, August 1, 2009, on the campus of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, the Center will host a conference on short-term missions entitled Being There: Short Term-Missions and Human Need led by TEDS scholar Bob Priest.  The keynote speaker is Robert Wuthnow of Princeton.  Additional speakers include Oscar Muriu of Kenya, Miriam Adeney of Seattle Pacific University, Robert Guerrero, Kara Powell, Kurt Ver Beek, and Priest. For a full list, click here.

The conference will cover a broad range of issues related to short-term missions, a field drawing increasing attention from the scholarly community.  See, for example, the recent volume on the subject edited by Dr. Priest, Effective Engagement in Short-Term Missions (William Carey, 2008).  The conference will not appeal only to professors and students, but will address the questions and needs of a wide variety of practitioners and specialists, including pastors, youth workers, lay leaders, and more.

The conference is drawing attendees from all over the country and world.  Be sure to register today.  For questions related to the travel, lodging, and scheduling, please visit the pages set up for these purposes.