Third Annual Builders in Ministry Week Dates Announced

The third annual BIM week is scheduled for February 17-19, 2009. The event is a 3-day conference for Moundbuilder alumni, current students, and friends of Southwestern who are involved in ministry. The guest speaker for the week is Tony Jones, a noted author and minister to youth and young adults, who is active in the Emergent church movement.  The cost of registration is $50 if registered before Feb. 1, 2009 or $60 if registered after Feb. 1, 2009.  For more information or to register, click HEREcontinue reading →

Institute Naming Honors Richard and Julia Wilke

(from the Winter 2003 Southwesterner) When Richard and Julia Wilke began writing the DISCIPLE Bible study in the mid-1980s, Richard had a specific number in his mind. If 20,000 persons completed the study, he thought, it would be considered an overwhelming success. He underestimated. Since the release of the four-part series in 1987, DISCIPLE has been studied more than a million times, and has become a worldwide movement. It is translated into several languages and is in use in more than 30 denominations and almost 20 countries, including China and Russia. In honor of…continue reading →