“Embracing Missional Shalom Community” – Dr. Randy Woodley

What does missional shalom community look like? In this opening chapel of the Augsburger Lecture Series, consider the perspectives of Randy Woodley, from Eagle’s Wings Ministry, and the teaching of Luke 15.

Randy Woodley is an author, missiologist, activist-scholar, former pastor and innovator. In over 35 years of grassroots ministry he has founded or helped to form organizations such as Christians for Justice, Eagle Valley Church, Eagle’s Wings Ministry, American Indian Environment and Health Association, North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies, Evangelicals 4 Justice, Eloheh Village for Indigenous Leadership and Ministry Development and Eloheh Farm. His most recent book is Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision (2012). Randy is legal descendent of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees and has been involved in Indigenous ministry for 28 years. Currently, Dr. Woodley serves as Distinguished Professor of Faith and Culture, Director of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies and Program Director NAIITS Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies at George Fox Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He achieved a Master of Divinity degree from Eastern Seminary, is ordained by the American Baptist Churches, and is received his PhD. in Inter-cultural Studies at Asbury Seminary.

The Augsburger Lectureship provides resources to annually bring to the campus of the college and seminary a noted lecturer to address pertinent topics in the area of Christian evangelism and mission for the stimulation and development of a vision for evangelism and missions for the students, faculty and staff of Eastern Mennonite University.