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North Greenville University is committed to being a strategic partner in fulfilling the Great Commission given to us by our Lord Jesus Christ. Through an integrated program of academic discipline, spiritual preparation, and hands-on field experience, NGU students are being prepared to fill strategic roles in the great task of world evangelism.

Exciting opportunities in missions involvement are available to every student, regardless of his or her academic major or future career plans. Short-term mission teams (L.I.G.H.T. Teams) and field practicum experiences allow students to put their classroom training to work in real-world environments among people groups and population segments from every region of the world, including North America.

Of particular excitement is the Craft/Hemphill Center for Missions, Evangelism, and Christian Worldview. Among other functions, this center enables us to promote missions, provide missiological resources, prepare missionaries, and produce Great Commission Christians who have a global impact on the advancement of the gospel of Jesus Christ in the 21st century.

The center also serves as a resource for missions research, a missions mobilizing and sending hub, and a regional training center for individuals and churches that sense God's call to cross-cultural ministry.

 

North Greenville University is committed to the Great Commission task of reaching the nations with the Gospel. Whether those nations are across the street or around the world, there are many opportunities for you to be involved in sharing your faith with those who have yet to hear the good news of Jesus Christ.  NGU L.I.G.H.T. Teams (student mission teams) are mobilized and trained through the Center for Cross-Cultural Engagement and Global Leadership to effectively minister among three strategic people groups: Latin American peoples, South Asian peoples, and North African/Middle Eastern peoples. NGU L.I.G.H.T. Teams reach out to these people groups in both North American and international locations using a variety of platforms, projects, and ministries. There are many other missions opportunities as well that are available through some of our partnering organizations.

Dr. Allen McWhite, Director of the Center for Cross-Cultural Engagement and Global Leadership He is a native of South Carolina. He is a graduate of Greenville High School, The Citadel Military College (BS), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv and DMin), and Fuller Theological Seminary (PhD). He has been married to his wife, Ruth (Director of Women's Ministries at NGU), for 32 years. Allen and Ruth have 6 children and 11 grandchildren. Prior to coming to North Greenville University, Allen and his family served as missionaries with the International Mission Board of the SBC in Ecuador, South America, where he was involved in evangelism, church planting, and theological education. He has also pastored several churches in South Carolina. Allen enjoys playing the guitar, woodworking, watching the Andy Griffith Show, and spending time with his family. He also serves as a chaplain (MAJ) in the South Carolina State Guard.If you are interested in a L.I.G.H.T. Team (short-term mission team serving this summer) please contact Dr. McWhite (Craft-Hemphill 208)

North Greenville University is committed to the Great Commission task of reaching the nations with the Gospel. Whether those nations are across the street or around the world, there are many opportunities for you to be involved in sharing your faith with those who have yet to hear the good news of Jesus Christ.  NGU L.I.G.H.T. Teams (student mission teams) are mobilized and trained through the Center for Cross-Cultural Engagement and Global Leadership to effectively minister among three strategic people groups: Latin American peoples, South Asian peoples, and North African/Middle Eastern peoples. NGU L.I.G.H.T. Teams reach out to these people groups in both North American and international locations using a variety of platforms, projects, and ministries. There are many other missions opportunities as well that are available through some of our partnering organizations.



If you are interested in a L.I.G.H.T. Team (short-term mission team serving this summer) please contact Dr. McWhite (Craft-Hemphill 208) or Nikki Clifton (Craft-Hemphill 209).

 

The annual North Greenville University Global Impact Conference will be held September 12-14, 2016. This year's conference theme is “Declare His Glory Among the Nations.”

During this three-day conference, students and faculty/staff will have the opportunity to interact with missionaries who are serving on the front-lines of gospel advance while, at the same time, they can gain valuable insight into the many and varied opportunities and challenges facing missions practitioners in the 21st Century. More than 40 field missionaries and missions administrators/recruiters will be on our campus, representing more than 20 different evangelical, Great Commission boards, agencies, and organizations.

Four chapel services (Monday and Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m., Monday and Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.) will feature dynamic worship, testimonies from our missionaries, and a powerful message from our keynote speaker—a North Greenville University graduate who is presently serving in North Africa/Middle East.

Students and visitors may also tour the Global Village (display area) where they can dialogue with our conference participants and learn more about how they can become involved in what God is doing in the places where these missionaries serve. International meals, a Coffee House, and an Ice Cream Sundae night will also be featured.

Many missionaries will also be speaking in daytime classes during this week, and there will be evening activities (including special seminars) as well.   

At NGU, we are excited about the number of TCKs who have decided to make NGU their "home away from home" during their college years.  We anticipate having more than 50 TCKs on our campus during the 2014-15 academic year.  At the same time, we are blessed to have many NGU faculty and staff members who were either TCKs themselves or who raised TCKs in many different countries around the world. These faculty and staff members have lived and worked for many years among people of different cultures, so we understand some of the unique challenges and adjustments that TCKs have to make, especially during their college years. The Center for Cross-Cultural Engagement and Global Leadership seeks to provide opportunities for TCK fellowship and interaction through a variety of events and activities over the course of each semester.  We are also here to help you with questions, concerns, and other issues that may arise, especially if you are going to be very far away from your family for the very first time.  Whether you and your family serve/served internationally or in North America, we want you to be part of our TCK fellowship!  Make sure you stop by the Center for Cross-Cultural Engagement and Global Leadership in the Craft-Hemphill Center and introduce yourself to us!

The Center for Cross-Cultural Engagement and Global Leadership partners with a variety of like-minded, evangelical, Great Commission organizations in cross-cultural ministry efforts and the task of raising up a new generation of Global Leaders. Some of these organizations that our students have worked with include, but are not limited to:

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International Mission Board

North American Mission Board

New Tribes Mission

Wycliffe Bible Translators

Avant Ministries

SpreadTruth Ministries

SIM

Global Outreach Mission

TransWorld Radio

 

 

 

There are different opportunities for you to serve through the NGU family.  One opportunity comes directly through the Center for Cross-Cultural Engagement and Global Leadership.  Our short term mission teams, L.I.G.H.T. Teams, are a great opportunity for you to serve cross-culturally across the world, as well as, right here within the United States!  

 

 

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