Center for Missiological Research


The Center for Missiological Research (CMR) draws a community of scholars from around the world to address seminal missiological issues through leading research, equipping students for faithful leadership in missiological education and practice. CMR oversees the PhD and ThM programs in Fuller’s School of Intercultural Studies, the Global Research Institute (GRI) postdoctoral fellowship program, and the annual Missiology Lectures, among other initiatives. This page highlights some of the ongoing research of School of Intercultural Studies faculty, CMR students, and CMR and GRI alumni, with links to more.

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Below are a few examples of the publications and ongoing research generated by faculty, students, and alumni of the CMR community. Click on any item for more information.

Joyful Witness in the Muslim World: Sharing the Gospel in Everyday Encounters
Evelyne A. Reisacher
Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Intercultural Relations

The State of Missiology Today: Global Innovations in Christian Witness
Charles E. Van Engen
Arthur F. Glasser Professor Emeritus of Biblical Theology of Mission and Senior Professor of Biblical Theology of Mission

Global Renewal Christianity Series
Amos Yong
Director of the CMR and Professor of Theology and Mission


“The Psalms, Sufis, and Peacemaking: A Case Study from Pakistan”
Presented at the June 2016 American Society of Missiology Annual Meeting
Eric Sarwar, PhDICS Student

“Migrant-Shaped Urban Mission: The Missionary Nature and Initiatives of the Church of Pentecost, USA”
In American Society of Missiology, Vol. 2: Third Wave/Migration
Allison Norton, PhDICS Student


Scholars come to Pasadena from around the world to reflect together on topics of current missiological interest at these annual lectures hosted by CMR and the School of Intercultural Studies. Below, see what’s coming next and listen to audio recordings of prior lectures.


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