Mission and Ministry (M&M) Forums

Typically, every other Thursday lunch hour during the academic year, in the Olson Campus Center, the Global Mission Institute provides special discussion forums. These lunchtime forums are informal gatherings where the seminary community can learn about and discuss various topics, including cross-cultural ministry, missiology, opportunities for involvement in the global church, and issues of peace and social justice. Faculty and other knowledgeable presenters lead discussions, and attendees are welcome to come and go as needed. 


Check back in Sept. for announcements about the
2014-2015 Mission and ministry forums!



  • The forums are to connect the seminary experience to wider contexts by bringing to campus resource people in cross-cultural, global mission, and peace & justice areas of interest.

  • The program is to highlight the diversity and expertise of our students, staff, faculty, and community resources by creating times for sharing stories and experience.

  • The forums are to function as a vital link between the Global Mission Institute and the Cross-Cultural Education Program as well as the Mission and World Christianity emphasis.

Immediate Goals

  1. To promote conversation with people in faith, mission, and peace & justice work.

  2. To provide opportunities for learning which have a multi-cultural focus.

  3. To increase the visibility of the seminary's own cross-cultural resource people.

  4. To better connect the campus with other global contexts.

Long Range Goals

  1. To foster a spirit of cooperation and community among those interested in cross-cultural mission, ministry, and learning.

  2. To augment implications of Christian faith and seminary learning.