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Clive Calver has announced his resignation as World Relief’s president effective September 30. He will continue as the organization’s minister-at-large until March 31. World Relief is the National Association of Evangelical’s global aid and relief arm. Tim Zeimer, World Relief executive director, will serve as interim CEO while World Relief seeks a new president.
David Herlan has been appointed director of mobilization of Bible-Centered Ministries International. He was a pastor in Pennsylvania for 15 years.
David C. Long has been appointed president of OMS International. For the last nine years, he and his family have served in Hong Kong as OMS missionaries. J.B. Crouse, OMS’ former president, will minister as president emeritus.
Robert Magwood has been named director of SEND International of Canada. Magwood, who has directed the Mobilization Department since 2003, has served in Ukraine and Russia. He replaces Leander Rempel, who will continue to work in the Canadian office.
August 30-November 26: Youth With A Mission is sponsoring Children-at-Risk/HIV Schools for individuals interested in working with this population. Schools are taught in Chennai (Madras), India, and Mumbai (Bombay), India. The Mumbai school is taught in Hindi/English and the Chennai school is taught in Tamil/English. For more information on registration costs or an application, contact: email@example.com for the Chennai school or firstname.lastname@example.org for the Mumbai school.
September 14-19: Medical Ambassadors International holds a Training of Trainers (TOT) in Colorado Springs. This session explains Community Health Evangelism (CHE), combining the physical and spiritual in a community-based health care program ministry. For more information, go to www.medicalambassadors.org/Training_Dates.htm or e-mail Helen@med-amb.org
October 12-14: Trends and Issues in Evangelism and Mobilization is offered in Budapest, Hungary, through Columbia International University. Choose from three course formats, each with varying associated costs. For more information, e-mail email@example.com Registration is due September 10.
October 16: David Mays of Advancing Churches in Missions Commitment (ACMC) holds a half-day workshop for church mission leaders and pastors titled “Leading Your Church in Missions” in Rockford, Ill. Cost is $22/person or $120/ church for up to 10 people. For more information, contact Mays at (317) 852-0348 or write firstname.lastname@example.org
November 8-12: Latin Missionary Consultation focusing on Latin missionary work in Europe is held in Stavanger, Norway. Discussion includes international community work and inroads into the European Muslim community. For more information, write Alex Branco at email@example.com or visit www.alexbranco.com/consulta_missionaria.html
November 12-13: Global Missions Health Conference is held at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Ky. Joni Eareckson Tada is the keynote speaker. A pre-conference session is November 11. Registration fees vary based on professional affiliation. For more details, visit www.medicalmissions.com or call 502-253-8069.
Randy Friesen was named general director of Mennonite Brethren Mission and Service (MBMS) International in Abbotsford, B.C., Canada. Friesen begins his duties September 1. He has been part of MBMS for the past 16 years as director of short term ministries. He succeeds Harold Ens, director for the past 12 years.
September 23-25: The IFMA EFMA EMS Triennial Conference is held at the Marriott Hotel airport location in St. Louis, Mo. Ramesh Richard and Joseph M. Stowell III are featured speakers. General registration is $250, due September 1. For more information, call (630) 682-9270 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
September 29: Special invitation to The 2004 Forum for World Evangelism to members of the credentialed media only. More than 1,700 Christian leaders from across the globe have been invited to attend this event presented by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization in partnership with the Great Commission Roundtable. The Forum provides opportunities for members of the media to interact with influential Christian leaders. Visit www.gospelcom.net/lcwe/2004/media.htm for a media credentials application form or request an e-mailed copy of the form from 2004Forummedia@lausanne.org.