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

Spring Missions Open House

Thursday, February 5, 2015  |  7 - 9 pm  |  Wilson House

Korea Night
Korea is so much more than just kimchi!

Join us as Gordon-Conwell’s very own Korean community shares with you their fellowship!  Come and find out about their distinct culture, history, and of course delicious Korean food! 

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.

Reaching the Cities around the Globe:
Missions Chapel & Lunch Forums 2014-2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Speaker: Scott Bessenecker, Associate Director of Missions, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Speaker bio: Each year Scott Bessenecker helps to mobilize thousands of students to high crime, high poverty neighborhoods in the US and to dozens of nations. He is author of various books including his new release "Overturning Tables: Freeing Missions from the Christian-Industrial Complex".

  • Chapel Keynote  |  11:10am – 12pm  |  Kaiser Chapel
Freeing Missions from the Christian Industrial Complex
The world has moved to the cities and the marginalized have moved into slums. Meanwhile the urban church operates best for the middle class and rich and the Christian non-profit world focuses on rural poverty.  The industrial complex surrounding our churches and our mission agencies have operated under the paradigm of a capitalist corporation, providing a narrow lens with which to understand and execute Christian mission and leaving slums virtually untouched by the gospel. Are there other paradigms that might allow us to look at missions within our cities with new eyes and uncover solutions to the unique problems of urban poverty?
  • Lunch Forum  |  12:15 – 1:30pm  |  Alumni Hall 
From Convert to Cosmos and from Growth to Flourishing
An exclusive focus on evangelism and church planting as well as an obsession with church or ministry growth will be short-sighted without an appreciation for Christ’s cosmic mission and desire for human flourishing. How might the Church embrace a broader definition of mission and are there better metrics with which to measure our efforts than the simple metrics of growth?
Pizza lunch is provided. Students on the meal plan should bring their food from the dining hall.

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, February 5, 2015 | 12:15pm with Brian Hoffman

Brian has worked in Kenya since 1987, and has worked among some of the nomadic, indigenous groups in the remote regions of the northeastern part of the country. Come and ask Brian any questions about missions, Africa or just life in ministry here and abroad.

  • Thursday, February 12, 2015  |  12:15pm with Sean McDonough

Dr. McDonough is one of our own New Testament professor here at Hamilton. Before coming to Gordon-Conwell, Dr. McDonough taught at Pacific Theological College in Suva, Fiji, where he served as the Chair of the Biblical Studies Department and as a lecturer in New Testament. Come find out what he learned about teaching overseas, and get to know him outside the classroom.

  • Thursday, February 26, 2015  |  12:15pm with Steve Wibberley
Steve Wibberley serves as Life Coach with Christar.  He has lived as a teacher in Siberia, a tentmaker in the Middle East, and studied with Francis Schaeffer in Switzerland.  Many has enjoyed chatting with Steve about life, spiritual growth and challenges as overseas workers.

Dinner of the Nations

Saturday, March 14, 2015 | 5-7pm | Alumni Hall

Come celebrate the cultural diversity in our community and the work God is doing around the world! Everyone is welcome.

• Potluck Dinner, Corporate Worship, International Flair, Games •







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For more information, please contact the Wilson Center for World Missions.


J. Christy Wilson, Jr. Center for World Missions