Craig Van Gelder
Professor of Congregational Mission

Craig Van GelderEmail:
cvangeld@luthersem.edu

Personal Website:
www.luthersem.edu/cvangeld/

Office:
651-641-3218    NW 210A

Courses:

CL 8525 01 CONGREGATIONAL LEADERSHIP Spring 2013-2014
LD 8920 01 DISSERTATION PROPOSAL USING SOCIAL Spring 2013-2014

Education:

Ph.D.University of Texas
Arlington, TX
1985
Ordained(CRC)
1984
Ph.D.Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Fort Worth, TX
1982
M.Div.Reformed Theological Seminary
Jackson, MS
1978
B.A.Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
1970

Biography:

Craig Van Gelder serves as tenured professor of congregational mission at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, having taken this position in 1998 following ten years as professor of domestic missiology at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI.  This field of study aims to help students understand trends in American society, changing contexts in which congregations function, factors contributing

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