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Thompson Scholars: Evangelism in Ministry, May 29-June 2, 2007; Apply by April 1


Decatur, GA—Applications are being accepted for “So What Is the ‘Good News’ Anyway”, a Lifelong Learning event to be held May 29-June 2 at Columbia Theological Seminary. Leading the seminar is Steve Hayner, Peachtree Associate Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth and facilitator of the Thompson Scholars/Evangelism and Ministry program. The all-inclusive program fee of $150 includes housing (double occupancy) at the Holiday Inn Select in downtown Decatur and all meals except breakfasts during the event. Single rooms are available at an additional cost of $290. The modest registration fee has been made possible through the financial support of gifts in honor of Dr. Cecil Thompson, that are dedicated to the support of the work of evangelism in the church. Applications are due by April 1 and must be submitted via e-mail to Sarah Erickson at The application must include the applicant’s name, mailing address, telephone number, church, and e-mail—and the answers to two questions: 1. Sharing your definition of the “Gospel”, what are the pressing issues surrounding the Gospel message we share? 2. Why would you like to participate in this event? Participation is limited to 15 individuals, who will be selected on the basis of their answers to the questions. Those selected will be notified as quickly as applications are processed, and participants will then receive a list of suggested readings. 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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