The Assemblies of God – the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world – held its third A/G Faculty Seminar in Sprinfield, Missouri, on July 20-23, 2004.
"It was a wonderful opportunity to meet with fellow educators and to share ideas and strategies for improving our education programs," says Karin Gudbranson-McCadam, professor at Valley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. "It was also exciting to learn about the diverse strengths and specializations of the Assemblies of God education faculty."
MaCadam was among some 165 educators from A/G colleges and universities across the States who came out for the four-day seminar at the Evangel University campus.
These educators centered “Current Issues in Assemblies of God Christian Higher Education, Current Issues for Department Chairs, Pedagogical Techniques and Christian Perspectives in Teachings as the main issues of discussion and lecture.
According to A/G news, Dr. Steve Henderson, president of Christian Consulting for Colleges and Ministries, Inc., was the guest speaker for the plenary sessions while General Superintendent Thomas Trask and General Secretary George Wood were guest ‘banquet’ speakers.
"I feel that I've gained a lot of insight in the area of Librarianship both from the sessions we had and from times of fellowship with other librarians," said Liisa Kelly, Native American Bible College in Shannon, North Carolina. "Since I'm from a U.S. Missions school, I appreciate very much the willingness of my colleagues to help us in any way they can. The faculty seminar was a very positive experience for me, and I'm grateful for having had the opportunity to attend."
The Executive Presbytery, the A/G Board of Administration and the Commission on Christian Higher Education jointly sponsored the event.
For more information about the Commission on Christian Higher Education, visit it online at http://colleges.ag.org.