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Eurasia-Central Asia In Mission Together Consultation XIX

The 29th Eurasia-Central Asia Consultation of In Mission Together will meet May 5¬6, 2017 at the Baltimore-Washington Conference center, Fulton, Maryland the theme of this Consultation is “Mission Movement” and will empower partners to find ways of ministering to a wider community within the Eurasian context.

In Mission Together (IMT), a General Board of Global Ministries program, is a global partnership network that equips conferences, districts, and churches for transformational partnerships in mission in global and local (GLOCAL) settings. The objective of IMT is to provide a foundation for effective collaboration and to empower long-term, asset-based development. Such partnerships exist between United Methodist churches in the United States and Eurasia, which consists of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova. Every two years the Eurasia team of In Mission Together brings partners together in a consultation for the purpose of GLOCAL engagement.


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The keynote speaker, Bishop Eduard Khegay of the Eurasia Episcopal Area based in Moscow, is the first United Methodist bishop from the former Soviet Union. Prior to his election, he served as the pastor of the Raduga United Methodist Church in Moscow and Aspiration United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg. He has played an active role in the Eurasia Initiative and church development in what is now his episcopal area. Bishop Khegay graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University, studied at the Moscow United Methodist Theological Seminary and then earned his M.Div. degree from Candler School of Theology in Atlanta and D.Min. from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

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Dr. Mark R. Elliott is a retired professor of history and at the present time publishes the East-West Church and Ministry Report from his alma mater, Asbury University, Wilmore, Kentucky. He earned a Ph.D. in modern European and Russian history from the University of Kentucky, Lexington. He taught at Asbury University, Wilmore, KY; Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois; Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama; and Southern Wesleyan University, Central, South Carolina. At Wheaton College, Elliott served for 13 years as director of the Institute for East-West Christian Studies, and at Sam ford University, he served for six years as director of the Global Center at Beeson Divinity School.   

You are invited to engage in this consultation, which will provide training and equip you and your congregation to further the Mission Movement in Eurasia and Central Asia.

For more information and to register, visit: Mission Movement.