Pentecostal Theological Seminary Hosts Joint Conference

Cleveland, TN–More than 400 prominent theologians, biblical scholars, authors, and educators from around the world will converge at Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Lee University, and North Cleveland Church of God March 8-11 during the joint gathering of two societies.

Pentecostal Theological Seminary is hosting the 47th Annual Society for Pentecostal Studies 2018 Conference in conjunction with the 53rd Meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society. The gathering is a quinquennial, or once every five years.

Keynote speakers will include Leslie Copeland-Tune, director of the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative, Stephen Offutt, Associate Professor of Developmental Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, and Carlos F. Cardoza-Orlandi, Professor of World Christianities and Mission Studies at Perkins School of Theology.

Throughout the week, scholars and practitioners will offer insights into two compelling and culturally relevant themes. SPS’s theme is as follows: “The Good News of the Kingdom and the Poor in the Land,” under the direction of Mark J. Cartledge, PhD, Professor of Practical Ministry, Director of the Center for Renewal Studies, Regent University School of Divinity. WTS participants will offer presentations surrounding the theme: “Borders: Bane or Blessing?” under the direction of Program Chair, the Rev. Dr. Priscilla Pope-Levison, Associate Dean for External Programs at Perkins School of Theology.

There will be a kick-off event on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the NCCOG sanctuary featuring keynote speaker Leslie Copeland-Tune. The event is open to the public and will be followed by a complementary reception. Guests will be welcomed by Dr. Michael L. Baker, Chancellor of Education and President of Pentecostal Theological Seminary. Dr. David Sang-Ehil Han, Vice President of Academics at PTS, will offer a scripture reading and prayer.

SPS and WTS gratefully thanks Lee University and North Cleveland Church of God for their generous support and sponsorship. Among other dignitaries and notable guests, representatives from Lee University, which marks its centennial this year, will be President Dr. Paul Conn, as well as NCCOG Lead Pastor, Dr. Mark L. Williams.

For more information, please call (423) 478-1131.

(Source: Pentecostal Theological Seminary)

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