Events and Opportunities

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.

Upcoming Events   |  Past Events  |  Resources from Past Events

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.Prayer for the Nations will commence again September 10th to December 14th then January 2nd, 2019 – May 6th. The Wilson Prayer Chapel is next to the Pierce Great Hall in the Kerr Building. Contact missions@gordonconwell.edu
 

Missions Dessert Night

Saturday September 15 | 6:30 – 8 p.m. | Alumni Hall

Come and join us at an informal mix and mingle evening if you are interested in world missions, an international student (bring your family as well) or have grown up or served internationally. We will give brief introductions to the Missions faculty and the Wilson Center staff and interns. Our goal is to get to know each other and facilitate those whom God is calling to serve internationally.

Life in Missions Lunch Conversation

Selected Dates  |  Lunch Hour  |  Kerr Building Room 418 or 419

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, sit down and join us. Come and go as you need.


September 19 – Discerning, exploring a call to international missions  – Rob Antonucci
October 24 – Bible translation – translators, other roles, preparation & using your seminary education
January 23 – TBD
February 13 – TBD
March 13 – TBD

Subjects, times and locations TBA - Contact missions@gordonconwell.edu

Dinner for All Nations

Friday, March 1, 2019  |  5:30 - 7:30 pm  |  Alumni Hall
 

Experience the sound, sight, and taste of different cultures! A campus-wide potluck and a microcosm of the heavenly celebration of our community – we want to see every nation represented. This is a time to celebrate the cultural diversity in our community and the work God is doing around the world! This dinner is co-sponsored by the Wilson Center for World Missions and Student Life Services.

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



Overseas Missions Practicum (OMP)

For students who are looking to be a part of the Overseas Missions Practicum this summer, the deadline for applications is NOW. The potential trips we are offering: Dubai, India, China, Uganda, and Europe. Contact missions@gcts.edu for any questions.




Short Term Missions - Long Term Strategic Goals

The Overseas Missions Practicum is an opportunity for Gordon-Conwell students to travel to cross-cultural locations around the world where they can learn to serve the poor, share their faith and network with Christians and missionaries from a broad spectrum of other cultures and church traditions. 

Every year, students are invited to partner with one of several ministries overseas with which the OMP program has long-standing partnerships or to embark on practicum trips of their own design with other approved ministries.  Please check out the options for more information about the program.
OMP trips last for at least 6 weeks and involve substantial on-campus preparation.

Class credit is available, sign up for WM 720 (Summer session I) and/or get 2 Mentored Ministry Credit.

The potential trips we are offering for summer 2019 – Dubai, India, China, Uganda, Athens, Greece (working among refugees), and Sierra Leone.

We are always looking for students who have a burden for a place who may be interested in leading a student team as well! Contact missions@gordonconwell.edu

Information meetings for OMP in Kerr 419: September 7, October 17, November 28, January 9 and January 30.

For students who are looking to be a part of the Overseas Missions Practicum this summer, the deadline for applications is early February 15, 2019.

There will be required OMP orientation sessions Monday evenings 6-9 PM, February 11, March 11 and April 1.

Additionally, there will be a chapel commissioning for OMPers mid-April

About OMP

Objective

The objective of the OMP is to mobilize, train and send out teams of students into cross-cultural areas around the world where they can learn to serve the poor, share their faith and network with Christians and missionaries from a broad spectrum of other cultures and church traditions.

Program Description

The OMP program offers students course credits in missions and the option of two units of mentored ministry. WM720, offered over three weekends during the spring semester, is the prerequisite orientation class for all OMP participants (including non-student spouses who wish to go). This is followed by a contextualized, field-based learning experience of supervised cross-cultural ministry. It is required for all pursuing an M.A. in Missions and Evangelism, and it is also open to all members of the Seminary community. All participants must be endorsed and sent by a local church.

Class Credit for OMP:

• WM720: Overseas Missions Practicum (may be audited)
• Up to 2 units of Mentored Ministry

The OMP Process

Students who are interested in participating in an OMP for the next summer should submit an application online. The Wilson Center will review the application and notify you of your acceptance via email. Students are responsible for registering the courses WM720 for the Summer semester respectively, and participate in fundraising as a team for their trip.

Contact missions@gordonconwell.edu

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