Lectureships

Colson Lectureship on Christian Worldview

The purpose of the Colson Lectureship on Christian Worldview—with its book-of-the-year and subsequent Dialogues—is to glorify God.  It does so by educating and equipping students to grapple with the implications of various worldviews, both theirs and others, through thoughtful dialogue, discipleship, and scholarship for the redemption of both individuals and cultures.  The lectureship is named in honor of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Trustee Charles Colson, the Chairman of the Board for Prison Fellowship.
 

Lloyd and Jean Kalland Faculty-Student Forum

The Lloyd and Jean Kalland Faculty-Student Forum was established in 2000 with the objective of promoting healthy Christian dialogue over issues important to the Christian faith.  This endowment is made possible by the family and friends of Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd A. Kalland.  Dr. Kalland, professor emeritus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, had an expertise in the area of Christian ethics and a gift of administration.  Mrs. Kalland led within The Women’s Council and student wives’ organization, and has a great heart for hospitality.  The seminary is indebted to the years of service given by Lloyd and Jean Kalland.
 

Paul E. and Eva B. Toms Lectureship in Missiology and Global Christianity

The Paul E. and Eva B. Toms Lectureship in Missiology and Global Christianity provides students and faculty an opportunity to interact with notable mission scholars on the most vital theological, biblical, and cultural issues related to the world mission of the church.  The lectureship, which is held annually at the seminary, is made possible through a gift from a couple whose life in Christ was enriched through the ministry of Dr. and Mrs. Toms during the years they provided leadership at Park Street Church in Boston.  Dr. Toms serves on the Gordon-Conwell Board of Trustees.
 

Kenneth L. Swetland Visiting Lecturer in Pastoral Ministry

The Kenneth L. Swetland Visiting Lecturer in Pastoral Ministry was established in June 2002, as an expression of thanksgiving to Dr. Swetland as he retired from his position as Academic Dean of the Hamilton Campus. The lectureship, endowed by friends of Dr. Swetland in appreciation of his longstanding service to the seminary, is designed to promote among students the passion, skills and life of pastoral ministry.  The lectureship is intended to reflect Dr. Swetland’s vision for pastoral preparedness.
 

Harold John Ockenga Preaching Lectureship

The Harold John Ockenga Preaching Lectureship is a regular event at the seminary in honor of the late first president of the merged schools of Gordon and Conwell.  The preaching series seeks to provide inspiration and encouragement in ministry, as well as to instruct students and pastors in the tasks of preaching and pastoring.  The Ockenga Preaching Lectureship is underwritten by an endowment of the Fruehauf Foundation of Detroit, Michigan.  Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary is grateful to friends at the Foundation for their interest in the school and their support of this important part of our institutional life.
 

Robert C. Cooley Center for the Study of Early Christianity Lecture Series

The Robert C. Cooley Center for the Study of Early Christianity has been developed through a generous gift from a donor in Charlotte committed to the study of Early Christianity. The Center, which will ultimately serve as a base for research, study and scholarship, currently includes the annual lectureship series and The Robert C. Cooley Collection of Biblical Archaeology and Early Christianity, housed in the Harold Lindsell Library of Gordon-Conwell– Charlotte.