What is trending is the Christian movements in the majority (non-western) world. How have Christians in different parts of the world, especially the non-western world, been engaging in missions today? What is the trend, and where are the sources and directions? Drawing from his recent book “World Christianity: A Historical and Theological Introduction” (Abingdon Press, 2018), Dr. Kima will be addressing these and other related questions and highlighting the state of missions in the global church today.
Dr. Lalsangkima Pachuau
Dr. Lalsangkima Pachuau (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is the John Wesley Beeson Professor of Christian Mission and Dean of Advanced Research Programs at Asbury Theological Seminary. After teaching at the United Theological College, Bangalore, India, for seven years, Pachuau joined the faculty of Asbury Seminary in 2006.
Early in his ministerial career, Pachuau was an itinerant evangelist in his home state of Mizoram in northeast India. He has also served among Hindu communities in India and in the United States. For a year, he coordinated the “neighborhood friendship [ministry] project” of the Presbytery of New Brunswick (New Jersey), an outreach ministry among the Hindu communities in Central New Jersey.
A member of the Center of Theological Inquiry (Princeton, NJ) where he served as a research scholar in 2004-5, Pachuau has published numerous articles, authored and edited several books. Two of his latest books are World Christianity: A Historical and Theological Introduction (Abingdon Press, 2018), and Indian and Christian: Historical Accounts and Theological Reflections of Christianity and Theological Reflections in India (ISPCK, 2019). Currently, he is researching and writing on theology and mission in a global Christian context.
He was the editor of Mission Studies: Journal of the International Association for Mission Studies for eight years (2004-2012). He has also served as a visiting professor in a number of institutions in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Ordained by the Presbyterian Church of India, Pachuau is a member of Transylvania Presbytery of the PCUSA where he currently serves in the Commission for Preparation of Ministry. He is married to Lalneihkimi (“Kimi”) Sailo and they have two sons.
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