Fall Program in Full Swing for WCIU
Fall '80 courses for William Carey International University began in early September with enrollments of over 100 students, according to Barb Overgaard, registrar.
In addition to the Institute of International Studies (XIS) and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) programs, there are a variety of elective courses including Beginning American Sign Language, Mandarin, Special Topics in Community Health, Physical Assessment for Nurses, and Introduction to Chinese Missions.
Fifty students are enrolled in the TESL program, with students in both the year long MA program as well as the semester long certificate course.
Later in September, the Fellowship of Artists for Cultural Evangelism (FACE) scheduled various course offerings. Courses slated are Ethnomusicology, The Arts in African Society, Arts in World Evangelism, American Theater for Christian Outreach, and Anthropology of Worship and Ritual.
For those whose schedule does not permit on campus day classes, the XIS program is offered on a once a week basis on Wednesday evenings for the semester.
For more information, contact Registrar, WCIU, 1539 E. Howard, Pasadena, CA 91104.
Foursquare Plans to Reach 100 Hidden People Groups
Harold Muetzel, Missions Director of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel recently reaffirmed plans to help sharpen the missions vision of local churches in the denomination.
He explained that they plan to establish missions coordinators at each local church, develop a more comprehensive short term missions program, and provide tours to various mission fields. By these means the mission plans to rekindle church interest in missions. The group has established plans to begin working in 100 Hidden Peoples groups by 1990.
Speaking at the Thursday Night Community Night Meeting at the USCWM on September 11, Muetzel analyzed Foursquare's missionary efforts. He revealed that over 95 percent of their missionaries are now working in already evangelized areas. Originally the fields were unevangelized, but due to successful ministries, many areas now have established churches and Bible schools.
The Foursquare Church has missionary efforts in 34 countries, with the largest church growth in South America, Philippines, and Nigeria.
Operation Mobilization "Operation World Conference"
Operation Mobilization will host an "Operation World Conference" January 2 4, 1981 in the Mosque Auditorium in Richmond Virginia. The conference will spotlight Hidden People groups (Muslim, China, and Hindu).
For further information contact: Operation World Office, 2421 Wedgewood. Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228 or telephone (804) 358 1036.