Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, CEO/Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance, recently spoke to The Christian Post after he celebrated the Dec. 9 dedication of Evangelical Center, a newly opened facility in upstate New York that will serve the global evangelical Christian body as a conference, research, study and work center.
In the interview, Tunnicliffe spoke about the vision of Evangelical Center, the benefits of moving WEA's headquarters from Vancouver to New York City, and his most memorable moments in 2010, including Edinburgh 2010 and the Lausanne Congress on Global Evangelization in Cape Town, South Africa. He also shared highlights from his recent trip to China to meet the China Christian Council and a visit to India for the Gospel Centenary.
The WEA head reported tremendous growth in the global evangelical body, with the organization no longer serving 420 million but 600 million evangelical Christians worldwide. more >>
BINGHAMTON, NY – For the first time since its establishment over a century ago, the World Evangelical Alliance now has a center to gather and unite Christian leaders from around the globe with the establishment of a new facility in upstate New York.
On Thursday, leadership and staff from WEA, the world's largest body of evangelicals, and representatives from collaborating organizations held a dedication service and ribbon cutting ceremony for the center which will serve as a conference, research, study and work center for evangelicals worldwide.
The Evangelical Center, located in Binghamton, is a 64,000-square-foot facility with conference halls, offices, classrooms, an R&D center, a library, sports facilities, and a dining hall. It will house the offices of WEA, which represents over 420 million evangelicals around the world through its global network, and its training arm, the WEA Leadership Institute. more >>
A Christian expert on Islam is not surprised that the Seattle cartoonist behind “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day!” was threatened by extremists and forced into hiding.
In fact, Dr. William Wagner, author of “How Islam Plans to Change the World,” says intimidation is one of radical Islam’s most effective tools.
“They (radical Muslims) are constantly looking for persons who seem to go against Islam and then threaten them,” says Wagner, a long-time Southern Baptist who currently serves as president of Olivet University in San Francisco. more >>
The Leadership Institute of the World Evangelical Alliance has formed an educational partnership with a Bible-based university in downtown San Francisco, according to an announcement last week.
And through the partnership with Olivet University, thousands of evangelical leaders across the globe will be trained while also receiving internationally recognized credit for their work, say WEA directors.
"The technological expertise of OU is a great asset and will assist in helping train thousands of leaders across the globe," commented Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, international director of the WEA. more >>
A giant has passed away, lamented colleagues of the late missiologist Dr. Ralph D. Winter.
At the ripe age of 84, the founder of the U.S. Center for World Mission (USCWM) and the man who coined the term "unreached people groups" returned to his heavenly Father on May 20, 2009 at 9:05 p.m. at his home in Pasadena, Calif., after a long battle with cancer.
His list of achievements includes founding a mission think tank, a university, and a mission society. But arguably his greatest contribution to the world of mission and what he is best known for is his ground-breaking 1974 presentation at the Congress for World Evangelization in Lausanne, Switzerland. more >>
Influential missiologist Dr. Ralph D. Winter died Wednesday night after a long battle with cancer. He was 84.
According to Greg Parsons, general director of the U.S. Center for World Mission, Winter died at 9:05 p.m., at his home in Pasadena, Calif., surrounded by his wife, three of his four daughters, and other loved ones.
Winter was in the middle of radiation treatments and had grown "extremely weaker" over the past weekend, the USCWM communications department had reported Monday. more >>