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.

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Upcoming Events

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.


  • Thursday, April 9, 2015  |  12:00pm with Tom & Donna Petter, Associate Professors of Old Testament

Drs Donna and Tom Petter served together in Youth With A Mission for eight years.  Dr. Donna Petter did short-term mission work in the Philippines, Thailand and Hong Kong.  Dr. Tom Petter's travels took him to East Africa (Tanzania and Kenya) and various parts of Western Europe.  Together they established the first French-Speaking School of Biblical of Studies (SBS) in Togo, West Africa.  They also pioneered the SBS in Honolulu, Hawaii. Their last assignment before coming to GCTS as students in 1993 was the oversight of the SBS in Kona, Hawaii (University of the Nations' main campus).  They continue to be actively involved via teaching engagements and collaborative work with the School of Biblical Studies which is now offered in over 60 locations worldwide within the umbrella of the University of the Nations.  They will be sharing: “Once a missionary always a missionary.”

Spring Missions Open House: Europe Night

Friday, April 10, 2015  |  7 - 9 pm  |  Wilson House

What’s better than a backpacking trip through Europe? Let our Gordon-Conwell Europeans bring you on the journey through their homelands…and they may surprise you with some goodies and a cup of English tea, or an Italian espresso on the way.

Don’t miss the train when it takes off from the Wilson House!

The Wilson House is located on campus by the Bridge Street exit. Click here for a campus map.
Parking is available:
  • along the RIGHT side of John Harold Ockenga Lane in front of the Wilson House,
  • in the drive way by the side of the Wilson House, and
  • also in the lot by the Pump House on the left side before the campus exit. 

Please note that John Harold Ockenga Lane is one-way only after the entrance/exit road to the E & F apartment building complex. You may be able to find guest parking spaces in the AJ Gordon Court but numbered parking spaces are reserved for apartment resident parking only. We encourage car-pooling if you can.

Prayer for the Nations

Every Weekday | 1:00 - 1:20 p.m | Wilson Prayer Chapel

20 Minutes Each Day, One Nation a Time
Come as you are and join our student leaders praying for God's work to be done on earth. Click here to view the Spring 2015 Prayer Schedule and links to country information. The Wilson Prayer Chapel is next to the Pierce Great Hall in the Kerr Building.
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For more information, please contact the Wilson Center for World Missions.


J. Christy Wilson, Jr. Center for World Missions