UGST Symposium: Advancing the Church’s Mission in an Ever-changing World Feb 11-12, 2021

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 UGST Symposium 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.

Paper Solicitation:
We are looking for submissions that relate to our theme in the areas of education, practical ministry, theology of worship, biblical studies, and history. We invite you to submit a proposal for consideration to [email protected] The proposal should be 250-500 words and is due November 15, 2020. Final paper submissions will be due January 1, 2021.

February 11-12, 2021

Tentative Schedule
12:00-2:00pm Registration
2:00-3:00pm Opening Session (Dr. Bernard)
3:15-4:45pm Paper Presentations – Include track on Narrative Criticism
4:45-7:00pm Break
7:00-9:30pm Plenary Session – Two speakers (Dr. Coltharp/Rev. Ken Gurley)

8:45-10:50am Paper Presentations
11:00-12:00pm Plenary Panel (Rev. Terry Shock, Rev.Ken Gurley, Dr. David K. Bernard, Dr. Brent Coltharp, Rev. Jennie Russell, and Rev. LeeAnn Alexander)
12:00-1:30pm Lunch
2:00-3:30pm Paper Presentations
3:45-5:15pm Paper Presentations
5:15-7:00pm Break
7:00-9:30pm Plenary Session (Dr. Jeremy Painter/Rev. Terry Shock)