Friday, January 22, 2010

'What's New in World Mission?' - New Lecture Series

Dr Stanley H. Skreslet, F. S. Royster Professor of Christian Mission
at Union-PSCE in Richmond, will deliver the inaugural lecture in a new
Mission Lectureship Series at Union-PSCE at Charlotte, which kicks off
on Feb/ 8. The lecture for pastors and lay leaders will begin at 10
a.m. at Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church in Charlotte.

Skreslet will address the theme of this year's series, "What 's New in
World Mission? Implications for Congregations."

The Mission Lectureship Series in Charlotte has been made possible by
the generosity of the late Rev. Thomas White Currie, Jr. (Th.D.'58),
father of Dr. Thomas W. Currie, dean of the Charlotte campus of Union-

"My father was passionately interested in the mission of the church
and he thought that Union-PSCE was just the right place for that
mission to be planted in the hearts and minds of future pastors and
teachers so that it could bear fruit throughout their ministries,"
said Dean Currie.

Skreslet is the author of Picturing Christian Mission: New Testament
Images of Disciples in Mission (Eerdmans, 2006). An ordained minister
in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., he previously served on the faculty
of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, Egypt. His interests
include the church's encounter with Islam, the witness of Orthodox
Christianity, and the particular calling of Western Christians within
the context of the church universal.

Skreslet who earned his D.Min. degree from Union Theological Seminary
in Virginia (now Union-PSCE) also holds degrees from Lewis and Clark
College and Yale University.

For reservations and more information, please contact Nadine Ellsworth-
Moran at or 704-337-2450.

Union-PSCE (soon to be Union Presbyterian Seminary) offers graduate
degree programs on campuses in Richmond, Va., and Charlotte, N.C., and
through the Extended Campus Program, to prepare men and women for
Christian ministries. Founded in 1812, it is one of ten theological
seminaries of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.