May 21, 2010
One of the great pleasures I have as director of the MA in Global
Leadership (MAGL) and the Doctor of Missiology (DMiss) is teaching (and
learning from!) men and women in Christian leadership around the world,
even as they stay fully engaged in their ministries while studying. These
seasoned practitioners--currently from every habitable continent--come
together in cohort to explore the theories, practices, and global contexts
of missional leadership. They are being well prepared to embrace their role
in the missio Dei and become missional change agents in their own
As the Church continues to grow and spread throughout the majority
world, it is in need of more and better leaders. Our vision with both the
MAGL and the DMiss is to further equip leaders who are committed and ready
to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
In this issue of AlumNews you will read about Fuller alum Moffat Zimba
who, along with his wife Doreen, founded Northrise University, Zambia's
first nationally recognized private university. Deprived of good
educational opportunities in his early years, Moffat readily acknowledges
the significant role of his education at Fuller Seminary on his work with
Northrise. You will delight in reading how this university has trained up
leaders who have impacted Zambia in a variety of positive ways.
May Moffat Zimba's story be an encouragement to you as you, too, seek to
think, live, and lead into the future.
Director, MA in Global Leadership and Doctor of Missiology
Assistant Professor of Leadership
ALUMNI/AE IN ACTION
Empowering Zambians Through Education
Passionate about training leaders in his country, Moffat Zimba (DMin '99)
founded Northrise University, Zambia's first nationally recognized private
university. Read his story
Go and Tell
Alumni/ae Council member Barbara Cavaness (PhD '02, MDiv '85), who trains leaders around the world, tells about a lesson learned from a young
orphaned girl in China. Read her reflection
50th Class Reunion
To all members of Fuller's Class of 1960: Don't miss the reunion festivities next month! If you have not yet responded to our invitation,
let us hear from you! Contact Elijah Davidson at 626-584-5498 or email@example.com.
Call for Alumni/ae Council Nominations!
The Alumni/ae Council is currently seeking nominees for three council positions coming open in June 2010, with service beginning in September 2010. Deadlinefor nominations isJune 1!Go to nomination form
Luke Timothy Johnson Delivers Payton Lectures
Luke Timothy Johnson, of the Candler School of Theology, addressed the
topic "Spirit and Body: The Corinthians and the New Creation." Read more
Conference for Recent MDiv Graduates Held
More than 70 attend a two-day conference for recent MDiv graduates,
"The Next Faithful Step," which looked at ministering in
difficult times. Read more
Carolyn Gordon Offers Encouragement at Pastors' Lunch
This President's Pastors' Lunch featured Dr. Gordon offering a talk
entitled "Noah Got Drunk, Jonah Sat Down, and Peter Went Fishing: When
Ministry is Hard." Read more
All-Seminary Chapel Features Alexis Abernethy
Dr. Abernethy spoke on "Worship in Spirit and Truth" at a chapel
where Bill and Delores Brehm, founding sponsors of the Brehm Center, were
special guests. Read more
Encore Performance of Jubilate!
After last November's acclaimed premiere, Jubilate! An Ancient-Future
Concert Mass, an original composition by Fuller's Ed Willmington,
was performed again with new choreography. Read more
Dr. Mouw Addresses Need for Christian Psychology
"Why a Christian Psychology?" was the topic of a luncheon
sponsored by Fuller's Christian Association for Psychological Studies
(CAPS), featuring President Mouw. Read more
New Theology, News & Notes
The spring 2010 issue focuses on "Human Flourishing: Reflecting the
Abundance of Creation." Read the magazine online
Fuller in the Media
The newspaper Kukmin Daily, based in Seoul, Korea, ran an
article about Fuller President Richard Mouw after his visit to that
country. Read more
Check Fuller's News Archive for more stories
UPCOMING EVENTS: CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
Congregations as Emotional Systems
May 25 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
"Congregations as Emotional Systems: Implications for Pastors and
Their Families" will be the topic of this last Ministry Enrichment
Seminar of Spring Quarter. Read more
Transforming Your Leadership Development Process
This course, taught by Robert Logan, is offered by Fuller's DMin program
for audit or continuing education credit. Read more
UPCOMING EVENTS: PASADENA AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Conference: A Century of Change in Mission
May 21 12:30-4:00 p.m.
This event, sponsored by the Institute for the Study of American
Evangelicals (ISAE), will address the changing shape and increasing
diversity of American protestant mission. Read more
Student Awards Convocation
May 27 10:00-11:00 a.m.
More than 70 awards, scholarships, and fellowships will be given at this
annual convocation. Read more
"Leaps and Bounds" Live Performance
May 27 7:30-9:00 p.m.
This play, cosponsored by the Brehm Center and Knox Presbyterian Church,
challenges audiences to consider a faith response to current economic and
ecological crises. Read more
June 2 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Jehu Hanciles, School of Intercultural Studies professor and director of
the Center for Missiological Research, will be speaker at this year's
Baccalaureate Service, to be held at First Congregational Church in
Ustream.tv Broadcast with Chap Clark
June 8 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Watch and interact with Chap Clark, Fuller's Vice Provost for Master's
Programs and Professor of Youth, Family, and Culture, in this live
"online visit." Only an internet connection is needed. Read
June 12 10:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Fuller's 61st annual all-seminary Commencement ceremony will take place at
Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena. Read
Read the stories of some of this year's graduates
Alumni/ae Dinner at UMC Annual Meeting
June 17 5:30 p.m.
Alumni/ae and friends are invited to a dinner with President Richard J.
Mouw at the University Club, University of Redlands, during the annual
meeting of the Cal-Pacific Region of the United Methodist Church. More
Bring a Friend to Fuller this Summer
June 28, July 20, August 9
If you know someone who might be interested in a seminary education, bring
them to one of Fuller's summer visits to the Pasadena campus. These events
are free and include a meal, and alumni/ae are welcome! Read more
Workshop on Prevention of Home Loan Scams
July 20 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Save the date for a seminar for faith and community leaders on
"Building Faith Among the Vulnerable: Preventing Foreclosure Rescue
and Loan Modification Scams." Details to come
Check Fuller's events calendar for more upcoming events for alumni/ae
and the larger community.
UPCOMING EVENTS: FULLER'S REGIONAL CAMPUSES
The first graduating class of Fuller Texas will be celebrated with a dinner at Lakeside Country Club in Houston. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-854-2142
Save the Date: Reggie McNeal
Noted author and speaker Reggie McNeal will speak on the missional church
at this one-day event in Houston. Details to come
June 5 2:00 p.m.
The 2010 graduating class of Fuller Northwest will be celebrated in a
ceremony at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. Read more
Fuller California Coast:
June 10 6:00 p.m.
The 2010 graduating class of Fuller California Coast will be celebrated
with a dinner at the Villa Nova Restaurant in Newport Beach. More
June 12 10:30 a.m.
The 2010 graduating class of Fuller Southwest will be celebrated in a
ceremony at Living Streams Church. Read
Fuller Northern California:
June 12 2:00 p.m.
The 2010 graduating class of Fuller Northern California will be celebrated
in a ceremony at St. Patrick's Seminary. Read
July 16 6:30 p.m.
The 2010 graduating class of Fuller Colorado will be celebrated with a
dinner on July 16; details to come. More information: email@example.com or 719-385-0085
Preaching with Passion Conference Coming to Denver
Attention Denver-area alums: The Lloyd John Ogilvie Institute of Preaching
will hold its next Preaching with Passion Conference in Greenwood Village,
Colorado. Contact Mark Labberton, institute director, for information and
scholarship requests at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read about previous conferences
UPCOMING EVENTS: ACROSS THE U.S.
Alumni/ae Luncheon at PCUSA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis
July 7 11:30 a.m.
Alumni/ae and friends are invited to a luncheon with Dr. Mouw at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during the General Assembly of the
Presbyterian Church (USA).More information: email@example.com
Thanks and congratulations to the following alumni/ae whose
publications have been donated to our Alumni/ae Bookshelf:
Lynn Babb (MDiv '90). Prayers of the Old Testament.
InterVarsity Press, 2010.
Lynn Babb (MDiv '90). Prayers of the New Testament.
InterVarsity Press, 2010.
Robert Haynes (PsyD '74). Clinical Supervision in the Helping
Professions. American Counseling Association, 2010.
C. Neal Johnson (PhD '03). Business As Mission: A Comprehensive
Guide to Theory and Practice. InterVarsity Press, 2009.
Tim Morey (DMin '07). Embodying Our Faith: Becoming a Living,
Sharing, Practicing Church. InterVarsity Press, 2009.
Terry Paulson (PsyD '74). The Optimism Advantage: 50 Simple Truths
to Transform Your Attitudes and Actions into Results. John Wiley
& Sons Inc., 2010.
Workshops for Worship Teams: "Getting to the Heart"
Vocal coach Marty Carmack, who teaches with the Brehm Center, offers
workshops to help worship team members enhance their vocal technique and
learn how to lead their congregations--and themselves--into a new level of
worship. "It helped me find a new way to praise God more than
ever," says one recent workshop participant. More information and
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