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Announcing the New Global Scholars and Practitioners in Residence Program


Two weeks ago, Rob Antonucci (Assistant Director of the J. Christy Wilson Center for World Mission) kicked off the Ockenga Blog series with an insightful overview and history of the Wilson Center for World Missions. This week, the Ockenga team would like to provide you with an exciting sneak peek at an upcoming initiative from the Wilson Center for World Missions.

The Wilson Center (in partnership with the Shoemaker Center for Church Renewal) is proud to announce the Global Scholars and Practitioners in Residence program on the Hamilton campus of Gordon-Conwell! This program will provide ministry laborers and scholars from around the world a place to rest, reflect, research, and re-launch. Those who participate will be allowed to stay on campus in designated apartments for 2-6 months, have access to research materials and class audits, enjoy the beauty of campus and surrounding areas, and involve themselves in student life through weekly chapels and shared meals. While participants will be able to enjoy all this relaxation and refreshment, they can also use their time to seek council, study, write, or work on projects.

The Ockenga Institute in conjunction with the Wilson and Shoemaker Centers would appreciate your prayers for the Global Scholars and Practitioners in Residence program. Please keep the centers as well as the Ockenga team in your prayers as this initiative is developed and established, and please pray for the residents who will participate in this program–for their future rest, reinvigoration, and relationships with God and others.

We are hoping to launch this program in the near future, so stay tuned for a launch date and more information! To receive updates, sign up for our email list below.