Welcome to EMS
From the desk of the EMS President
Enoch Wan, September 23, 2013
About 70 EMS members attended the North American Mission Leaders Conference in Dallas on Sept. 19-21, 2013. It was a joint effort of EMS, MissioNexus, and AESTM. Our own EMS Annual Business Meeting was held on Sept. 21, 2013.
We began our EMS meeting with a moment of silence in memoriam of Steve Strauss, the Regional VP for South Central of EMS who went to be with the Lord on June 11, 2013. An election was held with the following results: Mike Bennett -- Executive VP and Alan Mezger -- regional VP of South Central.
The themes for future conferences had been chosen:
• 2014 - Diaspora Missiology (Coordinators and volume editors: Michael Pocock and Enoch Wan);
• 2015 - Controversies in Mission (Program chairs: Ed Smither and Rochelle Cathcart);
• 2016 - Cross-cultural Leadership Development.
EMS members are encouraged to mark their calendars for next year’s conference:
• DATE – Sept. 25-27, 2014;
• LOCATION – Atlanta;
• THEME –“OPEN” North American Mission Leaders Conference (NAMLC) and “Diaspora Missiology” through 4 lenses: immigration, urbanization, exploitation and globalization;
• CO-SPONSORS for NAMLC - EMS, MissioNexus and Ethnic America.
Please joint us for any of the 8 regional EMS meetings on the theme of “Diaspora Missiology” in spring, 2014. For detailed information such as date and location, please check the regional pages of this site.
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