Dr. Roger Petersen is a professor at Cairn University where he has taught for 35 years. He is an honors graduate of Cairn University, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and East Tennessee State University. He earned his doctorate at Drew University.
Prior to joining the faculty of Cairn University, Dr. Petersen served as a minister of education in his home church in New Jersey, and as a visiting instructor in practical theology at Trinity. Dr. Petersen is also a Senior Instructor with Walk Thru the Bible Ministries. Since 1978 he has taught over 125,000 people a creative overview of the Old and New Testaments.
Dr. Petersen has studied in Israel and has visited twenty-six foreign countries, including Turkey and Egypt. He has made three mission trips to China where he taught English in several Chinese universities and did friendship evangelism among the students.
Friday Events—October 27, 2017
Senior Adult Luncheon—Barb Wooler
The nightly news can barely keep up with the disasters occurring around the world: earthquakes, hurricanes, terrorist attacks…is God “sleeping on the job?” Hear stories of hope from Barb Wooler’s recent crisis response ministry in Nepal, Houston, and Mexico and learn how God is opening doors to the Gospel as we care for people in times of need. (Bus transportation provided)
*Sign-up sheets for events are available at the GO Team table in the lobby.
6:30 pm—9:00 pm
The Global Coffee House and African Village
On Friday night, the Family Life Center will be transformed into a global learning center that includes:
- A day in the life of the Rangi people of Tanzania—taste ugali and Tanzanian stew, make a mini djembe, or learn a Swahili song and dance from the Masatus.
- Informative displays and time to talk with all of our missionaries.
- A fresh list of local outreach opportunities.
- A live demonstration of Bible translation.
- Special activities for kids and adults.
Reaching Refugees—How can I make a difference?
God has brought many immigrants and refugees to our doorstep. You see their pictures and read their stories in the news…you feel compassion, but you don’t know what to do. Learn about the practical needs of refugee families and how you can be a witness of God’s goodness to them. Our panel of experts will include:
- Bob and Sue Martin—Refugee Sponsors.
- Rhoda Yost—River’s Edge Bhutanese/Nepali Church leader.
- Maria Ronneburger—ESL Teacher.
- Gillian Wismer—ESL peer tutor and summer intern.
Saturday Events—October 28, 2017
Pray Around the World
7:00 am Saturday—7:00 am Sunday
Pray for each missionary and ministry that partners with Grace Church to take the Gospel around the world. Sign up for a 1/2 hour prayer time slot at the table in the lobby. Look for a prayer guide in your mailbox on October 22nd.
The Progressive Dinner:
Saturday, October 28 from 5:30—9:00 pm (adults only). Click here to sign up.
The Progressive Dinner allows you to enjoy a five-course meal and connect with five missionaries in a warm, inviting, small-group setting. Sign up with friends or your LIFE Group and learn about making disciples from:
- Christina S.—Rangi Ministry (Africa Inland Mission)
- Barb Wooler—Crisis Response (Encompass World Partners)
- Tim and Dee Manning—Bible Translation (JAARS)
- Dan Obenschain—Business as Mission (Interserve)
- Keith and Sarah Evans—Campus Ministry (Disciplemakers)
Sunday Events – October 29, 2017
Adult Bible Fellowships, Children’s Ministry—9:00 and 10:30
Each class will feature a missionary speaker.
Celebration Services—9:00 and 10:30am
Our special missions celebration services will feature Dr. Roger Petersen, Swahili worship songs, and the Litany of Praise.
Before or after the services, be sure to grab some coffee and talk with our missionaries at their display table in the Family Life Center.
NEW this year:
Student Ministries Explore and Lunch—9:00 am to 1:00 pm
More than any generation before, our students are growing up in a global culture than presents both opportunities and challenges to living out their faith. Throughout the morning, our students will experience a variety of cross-cultural activities that will help them develop a greater heart for the people of the world. We’ll end our time together with an international lunch and time to talk with our missionaries.