Craig Van Gelder
Professor Emeritus of Congregational Mission

Craig Van GelderEmail:
cvangeld@luthersem.edu

Office:
651-641-3218    NW 210A

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 served 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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