2006 Annual Meeting of the International Society of Frontier Missiology: Student Track

September 17-18 | Atlanta, Georgia

Jerusalem Council Applied: Apostolic Insights into Today’s Insider Movements

What does God require for salvation? What should be required of believers beyond what is essential to salvation? How did the apostles recognize the work of the Holy Spirit among the non-Jewish peoples of their day? What parallels exist between the Jerusalem Council and “insider movements?” Case studies of modern “insider movements” will be examined in light of the Jerusalem council and other New Testament passages. Speakers will present a range of positions concerning insider movements and will end with an open panel discussion.

Students will be attending all regular ISFM sessions but will end later in the evening on Monday to allow time for debriefing and discussion with leaders.

Attendees are not required to be enrolled in school.


J. Dudley Woodberry is Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. His areas of expertise include Islam and Christian Mission, Muslim life and faith, and current trends in Islam. His field experience includes time in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Saudi Arabia. He has also served as consultant on the Muslim world to President Carter, the State Department, U.S. AID, and other U.S. government agencies.

Gary Corwin is associate editor of Evangelical Missions Quarterly, special representative with SIM (Serving in Mission), and a visiting lecturer at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is co-author of the widely used missions textbook Introducing World Missions.

Timothy Tennent is an Associate Professor of World Missions and Director of Missions Programs at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He recently graduated from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland with a Ph.D. degree in non-Western Christianity. He has had opportunity to teach and communicate the gospel in India, Pakistan, China, and, more recently, Eastern Europe.

John Ridgway is a native of Australia and has had extensive experience in India and abroad. He has worked with the Navigators since 1971 and currently serves as a supervisor for Navigators in Asia.

Kevin Higgins is the Executive Director of Global Teams and the acting Director of Pioneer Teams. Kevin developed a work in a majority Muslim country that has resulted in creative evangelism among eight language groups and emerging people movements in four of those

And other Speakers from the Hindu and Muslim context



Sunday, September 17th
5:00 - 6:30 PM Dinner - on your own
6:30 PM Registration
7:00 PM Welcome
7:15 - 8:30 PM J. Dudley Woodberry - To The Muslim I Became a Muslim?
8:30 - 9:00 PM Q&A with Dudley Woodberry
9:00 - 9:15 PM Break
9:15 - 10:00 PM Brian Peterson

Monday, September 18th
8:30 AM Announcements
8:45 - 9:45 AM Corwin
9:45 - 10:15 ISFM Business Meeting
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:30 John Ridgway
11:30 - 12:30 Tim Tennent
12:30 - 1:45 Lunch Break
1:45 - 2:45 Kevin Higgins
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 5:00 Panel Discussion - Gary Corwin, Tim Tennent, John Ridgway, Kevin Higgins, Dudley Woodberry, Brian Peterson
5:00 - 9:00 Student Discussion and Dinner


Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia USA


Cost: Free (meals / housing not included)
Begins Sept. 17 @ 6:00pm
To pre-register (required) and for more information, email islcfm@gmail.org.

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This event is sponsored by the International Student Leaders Coalition for Frontier Missions in conjunction with the EFMA.

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