A. J. Gordon founded Gordon College in 1889 to "prepare the people of God to do the work of God." Throughout its history, Gordon College has sought to be a place of preparation for the next generation of Christian leadership. From its origins as the Boston Missionary Training School in the basement of the Clarendon Street Church in Boston to our modern picturesque suburban campus in Wenham, MA, Gordon has sought to be a partner with the local church.
That spirit of purpose lives today on the Gordon campus and is captured in the college's mission statement: "Gordon College strives to graduate men and women distinguished by intellectual maturity and Christian character, committed to lives of service and prepared for leadership worldwide." It is our desire that our students become world changers. We recognize that the same passion to encourage people to be servant leaders exists in the body of Christ as found in the local church.
It is with that shared passion that we are pleased to provide resources for both the leadership and membership of the local church. There are many opportunities for members of the community to grow in their walk with Christ through seminars, workshops, and special presentations made at Gordon. This page will provide a regular listing of those opportunities. We invite you to join us.
If you have questions regarding church relations at Gordon College, please contact Rev. Bob Whittet, director of Church Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978.867.4363.
Scott W. Sunquist (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is a professor and dean at the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary.Click to read more
Scott W. Sunquist (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is a professor and dean at the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. Previously, he taught missiology and Christian history at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and also lectured as a Presbyterian missionary at Trinity Theological College in Singapore. Writing frequently about Asian Christianity, global Christianity, and missiology, Sunquist is the editor of A Dictionary of Asian Christianity, co-author of A History of the World Christian Movement, Volume I and Volume II, and co-editor of a volume of A History of Presbyterian Missions, 1944-2006, with his daughter. More recently, he is the author of an introduction to the study of mission, Understanding Christian Mission: Participation in Suffering and Glory, and a history of twentieth-century global Christianity, The Unexpected Christian Century: The Reversal and Transformation of Global Christianity, 1900-2000.
Jervis and his wife Melissa are the Directors of LOL Ministry in Belize.Click to read more
Jervis and and his wife Melissa graduated from Texas Bible Institute in 1996 and from Christ for the Nations Institute in 2005. They were married in 1997. They have three children: Shandice (adopted from Belize), Jermicah, and Analiya. They are currently in the process of adopting two Belizean children, Zander and Christina. Jervis and Melissa have a desire to live passionately for Jesus and to be an example to others through their marriage, family and personal walk with the Lord. They moved to Belize in February 2008 to build a home to love and nurture orphans (neglected and disadvantaged children and young adults). Its focus is to bring restoration through God’s love, allowing children and youth to discover their potential, while equipping and releasing them into their divine destiny and future. Jervis and Melissa are currently the Directors of LOL Ministry in Belize.
Os Guinness is an author and social critic.Click to read more
Os Guinness is an author and social critic. Great-great-great grandson of Arthur Guinness, the Dublin brewer, he was born in China in World War Two where his parents were medical missionaries. A witness to the climax of the Chinese revolution in 1949, he was expelled with many other foreigners in 1951 and returned to Europe where he was educated in England. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of London and his D.Phil in the social sciences from Oriel College, Oxford.
Os has written or edited more than thirty books, including The Call, Time for Truth, Long Journey Home, Unspeakable, A Free People’s Suicide, The Global Public Square, and Renaissance. His latest book is Fool’s Talk – The Recovery of Christian Persuasion, which was published by InterVarsity Press in June, 2015.
Before moving to the United States in 1984, Os was a freelance reporter with the BBC. Since then he has been a Guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies, a Guest Scholar and Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Senior Fellow at the Trinity Forum and the EastWest Institute in New York. He is currently a senior fellow at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics in Oxford.