Advancing the Church Through Global Ministries
November 4, 2019 | 7pm Central Time
We open a new course in the Church Leadership Institute for Ministry, “Advancing the Church through Global Ministries,” with the teaching of Kevin Mortimer, beginning November 4, 2019. He will continue to teach the classes on December 2, 2019, and January 6, 2020. The Friends Church has a strong history of worldwide missions. Additionally, many members of our Institute family are ministering in various nations around the world. So Kevin will be speaking to the needs of all of us.
Kevin Mortimer was born into the Valton, Wisconsin Friends Church in Iowa Yearly Meeting. He earned the B.A. degree from Barclay College, the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Friends University, and will complete his Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham in a few weeks, with his concentration in Quaker Studies, specifically the writings of Robert Barclay. Among Barclay’s writings, Kevin studied in detail Barclay’s Apology. Kevin was recorded as a Friends Minister in Evangelical Friends Church-Mid America Yearly Meeting (EFC-MAYM). He has served as Youth Pastor in Northridge Friends Church and Pastor of Langham Creek Friends Church, EFC-MAYM, and Middle River Friends Church, Iowa Yearly Meeting (IAYM). He has also served as General Superintendent of (IAYM), during which time he was on the General Board of Friends United Meeting. He is currently Chair of the Missions Department at Barclay College, where, as Professor, he teaches courses in Missions, Bible, Cross-cultural Studies, and Theology, and he has taught in the Barclay College Master of Arts studies. Kevin’s vision led to the current Robert Barclay Institute, in which Quaker research takes place. In the Robert Barclay Institute, a semi-annual symposium brings together scholars to present and discuss their research and its implications for the Kingdom. Kevin has led Juniors Global mission trips (often to Kenya), taking with him Junior-level Barclay College students to gain experience in cross-cultural settings. Kevin is married to Gayle, and they have two lovely daughters, Chelsea and Rachel, and one beautiful grandchild, Hudson.
Please join us at one of our designated sites:
Friends Community Church (Angleton), Fowler Friends Church, New Hope Friends Church, Kickapoo Friends Center,Lighthouse Fellowship Church (at the home of Jerry and Mary Louthan), Indianapolis, with Steve Turner, Friends Ministry Center (Wichita), Bangor Liberty Friends Church, Barclay College (Jackson Hall), North Newton (at the home of Merl and Eunice Kinser), Bethel Friends Church, St Paul, MN Friends Church (at the home of Kumar Tamang, with Friends from Nepal and Bhutan), Bishop Dr. Benjamin Elunga W’Elunga, ministering to Congolese refugees in Tanzania, All Nations Friends Church in Omaha, ministering to Sudanese Friends (at the home of Lazarus John), Noatak, Alaska (Robert Sheldon, Superintendent), Louisville, KY Friends Church and Stone Mountain Friends Church in Atlanta (with Friends from Rwanda, Uganda, and Burundi), Samson Retnaraj (EFM missionary in Nepal), Mncedisi Nkomo (pastor in Zambia), James Nduwayo (pastor in Rwanda), Faniyi Paul in Nigeria, Linnette Moodie, a Jamaican Friend, Anthony Moodie, Pastor at the Dover Friends Church in Jamaica, Mary Carter-Haynes Pastor at Amity Hall Friends Meeting in Jamaica, Teisha Smith (Port Antonio Friends Church, Jamaica), Mitaci Ekwenya, a Congolese Friend in the Abilene, TX Friends Church, Mt. Ayre Friends Church, and Dodge City Friends Church.
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