Events and Opportunities
The J Christy Wilson Jr. Center for World Missions offers a variety of events, including chapels, lunch forums, open house venues and lectures, which focus on various geographical areas, major religions, and types of global ministry opportunities. Throughout the year, we also host international guests, sponsor cross-cultural and service-learning experiences and have the opportunity to engage on a variety of topics related to the global mission of the church.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | 11:10am Kaiser Chapel & 12:15pm Alumni Hall
There's a Lot More Than the 10/40 Window: Looking Inside Mission Movements
Hear from Luis Bush on how our Savior is building His Kingdom around the world in our day, and the emergence, divine DNA and the catalytic components of mission movements such as the 10/40 Window, AD2000 and Beyond, Transform World, 4/14 Window, Back to Jerusalem, MANI (Mobilizing African National Initiatives), COMIBAM, North India Harvest Network, 35/45 Turkic Window, World Without Orphans, Nurturer Movement.
After coining the term “10/40 Window” in Lausanne ’89, Luis ideated the “4/14 Window Initiative” in 2009 with the purpose of raising up a new generation to transform the world. Born in Argentina, and raised in Brazil, Luis is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, and also holds a PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary. Following his PhD research on catalytic antecedents of today’s mission, Luis conducted a World Inquiry in collaboration with Lausanne involving participants from more than 700 cities which led to a new paradigm of “mission as transformation.”
Luis is a Christian servant catalyst on God’s mission of transformation, and has led the COMIBAM missions movement, then served as CEO of Partners International (1986–1992), and as the International Director of the AD2000 & Beyond Movement (1989–2000). He has pastored Iglesia Nazaret in war torn El Salvador.
Saturday, February 27, 2016 | 5 - 7 pm | Alumni Hall
Experience the sound, sight, and taste of different cultures! A campus-wide potluck and a microcosm of the heavenly celebration of our community – we want to see every nation represented. This is a time to celebrate the cultural diversity in our community and the work God is doing around the world! This dinner is co-sponsored by the Wilson Center for World Missions and Student Life Services.
To RSVP and for more details, visit the Dinner of the Nations website HERE. Deadline for RSVP: February 15, 2016.
Tuesday, February 9 | 6:30 - 8 pm | Wilson House
Would you like to join the GCTS community of missionaries? There are many on our campus who desire to connect regularly with others who have the passion for missions and/or have missions experience. There are concerns, questions, and challenges that can be uniquely addressed and understood by others who have this heart and/or have been on the field; we want to help foster such an environment of relationship building and support. Anyone is welcome to join us for a night of sharing, discussion, prayer and fellowship!
Life in Missions Lunch Conversation
Selected Dates | Lunch Hour | Pierce Great Hall
Intimate without intimidating - small enough just for you to ask any questions about life, ministry and the world. Ongoing this year, Wilson Center will be hosting casual lunch conversations with special guests who have traveled and worked extensively in a cross-cultural setting. Grab your lunch, look for our sign at the table in the Pierce Great Hall, sit down and join us. Come and go as you need.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | 12:15pm with Tricia & Todd Johnson
Prayer for the Nations
Every Weekday | 1:00 - 1:20 p.m | Wilson Prayer Chapel
Click here to view the Spring 2016 Prayer Schedule and links to country information. The Wilson Prayer Chapel is next to the Pierce Great Hall in the Kerr Building.
Click here to download a printable poster of the prayer calendar for the Fall.
Overseas Missions Practicum
For students who are looking to be a part of the Overseas Missions Practicum next summer, applications are now open online. The deadline for applications is already closed. Please visit the OMP website to see opportunities for OMP this summer to plan for next year. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions.
For more information, please contact the Wilson Center for World Missions.