World Evangelization Conference

Dallas Theological Seminary • March 4-8, 2019

2019 WEC has ended. We look forward to seeing you next year.

 

The World Evangelization Conference (WEC) is DTS’s annual missions conference. It is a week-long, campus-wide event designed and coordinated entirely by students for the seminary and guests and is open to the public! WEC exists to bring glory to God by spurring the seminary community on toward the mission of God through the gospel of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.

THEME

Missions is more than what we often perceive it to be. Instead missions is accomplished in various ways addressing various needs of the entire person. It is wholly. To meet the needs of others wholly. To share Jesus wholly. To love others wholly. Because missions is about meeting all needs of all people everywhere. Whether you’re halfway around the world or in your own neighborhood, missions is about being the salt and light wholly. That is why “WHOLLY” is this year’s theme.

"He has told you, O mankind, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”

Micah 6:8 (ESV)

SPEAKER

As a leading Latin American voice, Ruth works to make theology more relevant to everyday life. Born in Colombia and raised in Argentina by an American mother and an Ecuadorian father, Ruth brings a wealth of unique experiences and perspective on cross-cultural missions. 

A wife of one and mother of many, theologian, missiologist, educator, and story-teller, she has been involved in leadership development and theological education for integral mission in her native Latin America for several decades. As leader of missional leadership with Resonate Global Mission, she works with the Comunidad de Estudios Teológicos Interdisciplinarios, and coordinates the networking team of INFEMIT (International Fellowship for Mission as Transformation), among other things. She serves on the board of A Rocha, the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies and the American Society of Missiology.

She lives with her husband, James, in Costa Rica as a member of Casa Adobe, an intentional Christian community with deep concern for right living in relation to the whole of creation. Her studies include a bachelors in education (Argentina), an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Wheaton College), and a PhD in Theology (Boston University).Her publication contributions include: The Mission of the Church: Five Views in ConversationWhole and Reconciled, and Global Theology in Evangelical Perspectives.

Dr. Ruth Padilla Deborst

Leader of Missional Leadership, Resonate Global Mission of the Christian Reformed Church

SCHEDULE

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Kickoff

7:10 – 7:50 a.m. WEC Prayer

7:10 – 7:50 a.m. WEC Prayer

7:10 – 7:50 a.m. WEC Prayer

7:10 – 7:50 a.m. WEC Prayer

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.Worship & Prayer Night

8:00 – 8:50 a.m. Wake Up w/ WEC

8:00 – 8:50 a.m. Wake Up w/ WEC

8:00 – 8:50 a.m. Wake Up w/ WEC

8:00 – 8:50 a.m. Wake Up w/ WEC

 

9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Seminars

9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Seminars

9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Seminars

9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Seminars

 

10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Missions Mingle

10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Missions Mingle

10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Missions Mingle

10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Missions Mingle

 

11:00 – 12:30 p.m. Plenary Session

11:00 – 12:30 p.m.Plenary Session

11:00 – 12:30 p.m. Plenary Session

11:00 – 12:30 p.m. Plenary Session

 

12:30 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch

12:30 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch

12:30 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch

 
 

12:45 – 2:00 p.m. Missions Mingle

12:45 – 2:00 p.m. Missions Mingle

12:45 – 2:00 p.m. Missions Mingle

 
 

12:45 – 5:00 p.m. Evangelism Boot Camp

12:45 – 2:00 p.m. Workshop #1

12:45 – 2:00 p.m. Workshop #2

 
 

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Painting with a Twist

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Q&A over Dessert with Speaker

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The Couch

 
  

 

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Art Gallery and Poetry Slam

 

WEC KIDS

WEC KIDS! KONFERENCE is part of DTS’s annual World Evangelization Conference (WEC) and is specifically designed for children of current DTS students and staff. The theme for this year is “Wholly.” WEC KIDS! KONFERENCE takes place March 5th – March 8th on the DTS campus in the Campbell building. WEC KIDS! KONFERENCE is from 8:45 – 12:30 with registration opening at 8:15 a.m.

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