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Evangelism Is Focus of Columbia Seminary’s 2005 Colloquium, April 18-20


Decatur, GA.—“Evangelism: From Crusade to Coffee Shop” is the topic of Columbia Theological Seminary’s Colloquium 2005, April 18-20 on the seminary’s campus in Decatur, GA. The event features three presentations by evangelist Leighton Ford. Jin S. Kim, pastor of the Church of All Nations, Minneapolis, MN, will preach during the event’s two worship services. Colloquium also serves as Columbia’s alumni/ae homecoming with reunions during the 2005 event for the classes of 1955 and before, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2004. Time Magazine has described Leighton Ford as one of “the most influential preachers of an active Gospel.” An ordained Presbyterian minister and a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary, Dr. Ford is president of Leighton Ford Ministries, which offers a leadership program for younger men and women. For 31 years, he was vice-president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and was a regular alternate speaker with Billy Graham, his brother-in-law, on “The Hour of Decision,” one of the most popular religious radio broadcasts of its time. He has written 10 books including the award-winning Sandy: A Heart for God (the biography of his son who died during heart surgery in 1981), Transforming Leadership, and his most recent book, The Power of Story. Jin S. Kim is the organizing pastor of Church of All Nations, PC(USA), in Minneapolis, MN. Born in Korea, his family immigrated to the U.S. in 1975. He grew up in Columbia, SC, and Atlanta, GA, in a multiethnic environment and holds degrees from Georgia Tech and Princeton Theological Seminary. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he is nearing completion of the Doctor of Ministry degree in New Church Development at Columbia. The Rev. Kim is immediate past president of PFR (Presbyterians For Renewal), and currently serves as president of the board of Korean Adoptees Ministry. He was a preacher at the 216th General Assembly held in Richmond, VA, last summer. The participant’s cost for Colloquium is $75, which includes registration, program materials, plus dinner on Monday evening and a luncheon on Tuesday. The cost for meals only is $15 per person per meal (Monday dinner, Tuesday lunch). For more information visit To register, contact Barbara Poe at, or call 404 687-4566. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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