Urshan Symposium of Apostolic Pentecostal Scholars Feb 16-17, 2023

Mission Statement:

To provide a collaborative venue for engagement in the diverse fields of Apostolic scholarship and their application within the life of the church.


  • Create a framework that enables mutual support among Apostolic scholars in the spirit of Christian love and fidelity to sacred scripture.
  • Draw from a wide range of ancient and modern sources, texts, and traditions to enhance, strengthen, and support the faith of the church.
  • Facilitate collaborative work that employs diverse practices of inquiry and scholarship reflecting the varied expertise and life of the global church.
  • Create resources in a variety of mediums for dissemination to the church at large.


The participants in the Urshan Symposium of Apostolic Pentecostal Scholars shall be composed of persons belonging to the Apostolic Pentecostal faith tradition, who are interested in both engaging with and contributing to scholarship within the Apostolic Pentecostal movement. Submissions from scholars with at least a master’s degree are given preference, but proposals from students, autodidacts, and experienced ministers are welcome.

Schedule of Events

Theme: The Stories We Tell


Registration 12:00pm-2:00pm

Faculty and Prospective Student Mixer (Limited to Registered Previewers) 12:00pm-1:30pm // Chapel

Plenary Session #1  1:30pm-2:30pm // Dr. David. K Bernard // Chapel

Split Sessions 2:45pm-4:15pm

  • Practical Theology Track:
  • Biblical Studies Track:
  • Historical Track:

Bible College Paper Presentations  4:30pm-6:00pm // Chapel

Plenary Session #2  7:30pm-9:00pm // Rev. Stan Gleason, M.T.S.  // Chapel


Plenary Session #3  9:00am-10:00am // Dr. Kristin Keller  // Chapel

Split Sessions 10:15am-11::45am

  • Practical Theology Track:
  • Biblical Studies Track:
  • Historical Track:

Lunch Break  11:45am-2:00pm

Prospective Student and E-board Lunch (Limited to Registered Previewers)   12:00pm-2:00pm

Split Sessions 2:00pm-3:30pm

  • Practical Theology Track:
  • Biblical Studies Track:
  • Historical Track:

Dinner  Break  5:15pm-7:00pm

Plenary Session #4  7:00pm-9:00pm // Drama 

We are looking for submissions that relate to our theme as well as any research in the areas of current social and political issues impacting the church, practical ministry, theology of worship, biblical studies, biblical theology, and history. We invite you to submit a proposal for consideration to [email protected]. Your proposal should be 250-500 words and is due November 25, 2022. Final paper submissions will be due February 3, 2023.