The mission of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast is strengthening the connection in the United Methodist Church in the state of Indiana for the purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ the transformation of the world. In Episode 20 of the Hoosier United Methodist podcast Dr. Brad Miller speaks with Rev. David V. W. Owen chairperson of the Africa University campaign. David had the difficult task of taking on the chairperson ship of the African University campaign upon the untimely death of his good friend Rev. Bill Keith, the previous chair of the campaign. In this conversation David tells Brad about the purpose of Africa University and the impact of Africa University upon the entire continent of Africa which ranges far beyond religious training and agricultural teaching to make a perpetual impact on the political and economic fortunes of the entire continent of Africa and beyond. The monetary goal of the Africa University campaign is $1.6 million by the end of 2016 and David shares how the great participation of many, many churches Indiana has brought the campaign to the point of meeting and perhaps exceeding the goal. The specific purpose of the campaign is to endow an agricultural natural services faculty chair at Africa University. The broader purpose has been to deepen the missional impact of every local church to be a part of something greater than themselves which is transformational. David believes that a common factor of dynamic, impactful local churches is an emphasis on reaching out beyond themselves in missions. David considers this reconnecting with the real mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ through outreach a real sign of hope in Indiana United Methodist Churches. You will want to listen in on this conversation Brad and Dave about Africa University and the perpetual impact a heart for mission can have on transforming individuals and congregations. Episode 20 of the Hoosier United Methodist podcast is sponsored by the book “Meet the Good People: Wesley Seven Ways of Sharing Faith” by Rev. Dr. Roger Ross and the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast is supportive of Mission Guatemala under the direction of Rev. Tom Heaton. The Mission of the Hoosier United Methodist podcast is strengthening the connection in the United Methodist Church in Indiana for the purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ the transformation of the world.
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