World Christian Encyclopedia 2020
The Future of Religion & Mission
The Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary invites you to an exclusive conference to celebrate the launch of the third edition of our seminal work, the World Christian Encyclopedia (Edinburgh University Press).
The conference will feature:
- Keynote addresses from leaders in mission and ecumenical organizations
- Panel sessions on world religions
- Focus on gender in global Christianity
- Analysis of regional trends in Christianity
The conference will begin with registration at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 30 and conclude at noon on Wednesday, April 1.
Registration is now available using Eventbrite. Registration closes March 13, so please reserve your spot soon.
Click here for a map of Gordon-Conwell’s Hamilton campus.
- Tier 1: Registration only ($150)
- Tier 2: Registration + Research Consultation ($250)
- Tier 3: Registration + Research Consultation + discounted copy of the World Christian Encyclopedia, 3rd ed. ($450)
Discounted copies of the World Christian Encyclopedia will also be available for purchase at the conference.
Participants are responsible for their own transportation to Gordon-Conwell and housing. Hotel rooms have been blocked at reduced rates at the following hotels:
- Courtyard Boston Danvers: $109/night (last day to book: March 2)
- TownePlace Suites Danvers: $119/night (last day to book: March 6)
Follow the conference on social media! We’ll be live-tweeting the event from @CSGC and #WCE3atGCTS.
Monday, March 30
9–10:30 am: Welcome, introductions: Scott Sunquist; A short history of the WCE: Gina Zurlo; Main findings of the WCE3: Todd Johnson
10:30–10:45: Coffee break
10:45–12pm: Conversation on global mission with Mary Ho, International Executive Director of All Nations
12–1:30 pm: Lunch
1:30–3:30pm: Regional breakout sessions: China, Middle East, Europe
3:30–4pm: Coffee break
4pm–5:30 pm: Panel on missions
7–9 pm: Panel on world religions
Tuesday, March 31
8:30–9:30am: Consultation + networking
9:30am–11am: Session on gender in global Christianity with Gina Zurlo, Co-author, World Christian Encyclopedia
11:10–12pm: Gordon-Conwell chapel: Mary Ho
12–1:30 pm: Dean’s lunch forum with Gordon-Conwell professors: Mateus de Campos (New Testament), Kirsten Sanders (Theology), Emmett Price (Worship and Black Studies), Gwenfair Adams (History)
1:30–1:54pm: Coffee break
1:45–4pm: Regional breakout sessions: Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, India
4pm–4:30 pm: Coffee break
4:30–5:30pm: Tour of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
7–9 pm: Panel on Evangelicals and social action with professors from Gordon College
Wednesday, April 1
9:30–11am: Looking toward the future with Todd M. Johnson, Co-author, World Christian Encyclopedia
11:10–12pm: Gordon-Conwell chapel with speaker Casely Essamuah, General Secretary of the Global Christian Forum
For questions, please contact the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at [email protected] or 978-468-2750.
International Executive Director
Global Christian Forum
Scott W. Sunquist
President & Professor of Missiology
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary