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Anna Maria Kool, MA, PhD, Dr habil

amkool@evtos.hr

 April  2017

 

Personalia

Born                           December 28, 1957 in Oud-Alblas, The Netherlands

Marital Status            Single

 

Education

Habilitation (Dr habil) (postdoctoral university degree with lecture qualification, professors’ degree)

Reformed University of Divinity, Debrecen, Hungary

June 2003

Thesis title: Egyén és közösség az átmeneti időszakban – Releváns missziológia feltárása Magyarország számára (Individual and Community in Transition – Exploring a Relevant Missiology for Hungary)

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Botond Gaál

 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Theology

Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

June 1993

Dissertation title: God moves in a mysterious way – The Hungarian Protestant Foreign Mission Movement (1756–1951)

Advisors: Prof. Dr. Jan A.B. Jongeneel, Prof. Dr. Tibor Fabiny (co-), Prof. Dr. János Bütösi (co-)

 

Doctoraal (MA equivalent) in Old Testament

Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

June 1987

Thesis Title: Het gebod van de naastenliefde : een syntactisch-theologisch onderzoek naar de betekenis van Leviticus 19:18 en 34 met het oog op de verhouding gemeenschap – individu in Leviticus 19 (The commandment to love your neighbor as yourself: a syntactic-theological study of the meaning of Leviticus 19:18 and 34 in view of the relationship of community – individual in Leviticus 19)

 

Missionary training

Hendrik Kraemer Institute, Oegstgeest, The Netherlands

August 1993

 

Didactic qualification in RE for senior secondary school education

Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

1982-1983

 

Work experience:

 Since 2015     Professor of Missiology, Evangelical Theological Seminary, Osijek, Croatia and head of the Osijek Institute for Mission Studies.

Since 2015     Adjunct Faculty, Bakke Graduate University, Dallas, TX, USA.

Since 2014     Co-Supervisor in PhD program of Evangelical Theological Faculty, Leuven, Belgium.

Since 2010     Associate Professor of Missiology, Baptist Theological Academy, Budapest, Hungary.

Since 2009     External Supervisor of PhD program of Theological Faculty of Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary.

Since 2003     Professor of Missiology, External Supervisor of MTh in Missiology of University of South Africa, Department Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology.

Since 1993     Mission co-worker with Reformed Mission League (GZB), Driebergen, The Netherlands, seconded since 2015 as Professor of Missiology to the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Osijek, Croatia.

2014-2015    Visiting Professor of Missiology, Protestant Theological Faculty of the Charles University, Prague.

2006-2012    Professor of Missiology, Founding Director of Central and Eastern European Institute for Mission Studies (CIMS), Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary (KRE), Budapest, Hungary.

2006-2012    Core member of PhD Council of Theological Faculty of Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary (KRE), Budapest, Hungary.

2006-2008    President of the local organizer committee and co-organizer with IAMS and Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary of XIIth quadrennial conference of the International Association for Mission Studies (IAMS) on Human Identity and the Gospel of Reconciliation. Agenda for Mission Studies and Praxis in the 21st Century. Balatonfüred, Hungary, August 16–23rd 2008.

2003-2007    Program Coordinator of Structured MTh in Missiology of University of South Africa (UNISA) in cooperation with the Protestant Institute for Mission Studies.

1998-2009    External Supervisor, PhD Program, Utrecht University, Faculty of Theology.

1998-2007    Professor of Missiology and Head of Department Practical Theology and Missiology (since 2001 Department of Missiology), Reformed Theological Academy, Pápa, Hungary.

1995-2005    Director at Protestant Institute for Mission Studies (PMTI), Budapest, Hungary.

1989-1998    Facilitator and mentor of International Theological Students Conferences for Central and Eastern Europe, in cooperation with MEKDSz (Hungarian Fellowship of Evangelical Students), Budapest, Hungary.

1987-1992    PhD research work at the Reformed Theological Academy, Budapest, Hungary.

1986-1992    Associate staff member IFES for Hungary and Central and Eastern Europe, Budapest, Hungary.

1984-1986    Teacher and coordinator of field placements, Reformed Bible School (RBS), Zeist, The Netherlands.

1984-1985    Pastoral worker and teacher of religious education, Reformed Congregation, Oud-Loosdrecht, The Netherlands.

 

Teaching experience:

2014/2015    MA Courses at Protestant Theological Faculty of the Charles University, Prague.

2011-2014    Courses and supervision in Master of Theology in Missiology (MATHEM) program of the University of South Africa.

Since 2010     MA courses and MA thesis supervision at the Baptist Theological Academy, Budapest, Hungary.

2009-2011    Develop Master of Theology in Missiology (MATHEM) hybrid distance learning program in cooperation with KRE and University of South Africa, including accreditation procedure with Hungarian Educational Authorities.

Since 2007     Courses in the PhD sub program for Practical Theology and Missiology of the Faculty of Theology of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, since 2011 in the sub program for Systematic Theology and Missiology.

2007-2012    BA and MA courses at Faculty of Humanities of Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church.

2003-2007    Courses, Supervision, Coordinator of Master of Theology in Missiology program of University of South Africa in cooperation with the Protestant Institute for Mission Studies[1]

2003-2004    Accreditation procedure with Hungarian educational authorities for establishing professional Masters in mission studies at Reformed Theological Academy in Pápa, Hungary.

1999-2006    Coursework at the Department of Practical Theology and Missiology (later the Department of Missiology) of the Reformed Theological Academy in Pápa, Hungary.

1996-2001    BA and MA courses at the Lutheran Theological University, Budapest, Hungary

1995-2012    BA and MA courses at the Faculty of Theology of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, Budapest, Hungary

 

Taught courses

Bachelor of Theology (2-3 ECTS)

  • Introduction to Missiology
  • Biblical foundation of Mission
  • Contemporary lessons from Hungarian Mission history
  • Missionary congregation in the 21st century
  • Good News for the City – Urban Mission challenges in the 21st century
  • Mission among the Roma (Gypsy)

 

Bachelor – university wide (2-3 ECTS)

  • Veritas Forum I: Why do I believe?
  • Veritas Forum II: Faith at work on weekdays
  • “Climate change” in the worldwide church – impact shift of ecclesiastical center of gravity for Hungary
  • Mission as Ministry of reconciliation
  • Light for the world. Christian life as member of the worldwide church

 

Master of Theology (2-3 ECTS)

  • Introduction to Missiology
  • Missionary Spirituality
  • Missional church in the 21st century
  • Urban mission and church planting
  • Research Methodology
  • Missionary ecclesiology
  • World Christianity

 

Undivided Bachelor and Master of Theology (2-3 ECTS)

  • Missiology I: Introduction to Missiology
  • Missiology II: Mission Praxis in Hungary
  • Introduction to Ecumenical Studies
  • Cross cultural communication. Key issues in mission communication
  • From Jerusalem to Manus – Mission History in biographies
  • Christianity in World Perspective
  • Together Witnessing to Christ today: Relevance of Edinburgh 1910 for Hungary
  • Theology of Evangelism
  • Diakonia
  • Trends and challenges in missions in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Churches’ mission among Roma and Urban mission perspectives (Each 6 ECTS).

 

Master of Arts in Dutch language and literature (3 ECTS)

Kerk en Kerkelijk Leven in Nederland [Church and church life in the Netherlands] (co-teaching with Drs. A. Juffer)

 

PhD Theology program

Monthly peer-tutoring PhD research seminars in Practical Theology and Missiology PhD subprogram 2007-2012), including required missiology courses (each 5 ECTS):

  • Paradigm changes in Mission Theology
  • Issues in Missiology Today
  • Missiological concepts in the 20th century

 

Regular peer-tutoring PhD research seminars in Systematic and Missiology Theology PhD subprogram with Dr. Dorottya Nagy (2011-). Additional required courses (5 ECTS each):

  • The Ecumenical movement and its current developments
  • Continuity and Change in Western and Non-Western Christianity
  • Missional ecclesiology
  • Spirituality and Mission
  • Theology of Religions and Interreligious dialogue

 

Educational projects

2015      Student exposure trip to Amsterdam (together with Dr. András Lovas, MRE) as part of course at Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University, Prague on Urban Mission Perspectives, 16-21 April 2015.

2011      Student exposure trip to Amsterdam (together with Dr. András Lovas, MRE) as part of course at Faculty of Theology of KRE on Urban Mission and Church Planting, 15-18 April 2011.

2010   Mission exposure trip to Kenya, Nairobi, with students of Faculty of Theology from Károli Gáspár Reformed University with participation of students of four Hungarian Reformed theological institutions, 3-15 March 2010 (led by Dr. András Lovas), as part of course on Urban and Rural Mission in Africa.

2008/2009 and 2009/2010         

Mission exposure trips to ethnic churches in Budapest as part of the course on “Climate change” in the worldwide Church. (Visits spread out over the semester)

2006   Joint Dutch-Hungarian student excursion to Ukraine (together with Prof. Dr. Martha T. Frederiks, Utrecht University), October 2006.

2005   Joint Dutch-Hungarian student excursion to Serbia (together with Prof. Dr. Martha T. Frederiks, Utrecht University), April 2005.

 

Educational leadership and governance: 

2017-             Member of Advisory Board of the European Evangelical Accreditation Association

2016-             Project leader of the Osijek Doctoral Colloquium summer program.

2016-             Member of International Fellowship of Evangelical Students’ (IFES) Theological Advisory Group

2015-             Head of the Osijek Institute for Mission Studies of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Osijek, HR.

2006-2012    Founding Director of Central and Eastern European Institute for Mission Studies of Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary.

Since 2006     Member of the Board of Regents of Bakke Graduate University, Dallas, TX, USA.

2005-2012    Facilitator of the Central and Eastern European Missiological Research Fellowship of the Central and Eastern European Institute for Mission Studies (CIMS).

2004-2008    Member of Executive Committee of the International Association for Mission Studies.

Since 2002     Founding member and member of steering committee of Central and Eastern European Association for Mission Studies (CEEAMS), since 2004 President.

2001-2007    Head of the Department of Missiology, Reformed Theological Academy (PRTA), Pápa, Hungary.

2001-2004    Board member of Hungarian Evangelical Alliance.

1999-2005    Convener and Facilitator of the Missiological Research Fellowship of the Protestant Institute for Mission Studies (PMTI).

1998-2000    Head of the Department of Practical Theology and Missiology, Reformed Theological Academy (PRTA), Pápa, Hungary.

1998-2006    Chairperson of the Missiological Section of the Collegium Doctorum of the Reformed Church in Hungary, from 2007-2009 Vice president.

1995-1999    Board member of Hungarian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (MEKDSz).

1996 – 2000  Member of Theological Section of World Evangelical Fellowship.

1995-2005    Director Protestant Institute for Mission Studies (PMTI), Budapest, Hungary.

1994 – 2004  Member of the Executive Committee of the Council for East European Theological Education (CEETE).

 

Awards, research fellowships and visiting scholarships:

2008  Károli Memorial Award, Károli Gáspár University in the Reformed Church in Hungary, September 2008.

2007   Visiting Scholar, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ, USA, February-May 2007.

2000   Research Fellow, Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT, USA, September- December 2000.

2000   Senior Scholar in residence, Overseas Ministries Study Center, New Haven, CT, USA, September-December 2000.

1997   Research Fellow, Summer Tutorial Program, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, USA, June-July 1997.

 

Research Experience:

PhD Supervision

  1. Sipos, Ete Álmos: ‘Bittet Den Herrn Der Ernte’. Gyula Forgács (1879–1941), Pionier Der Ungarischen Reformierten Inneren Mission. Vol. 41., Mission series. Zoetermeer: Boekencentrum, Co-Supervisor at Utrecht University. Defense: June 2007.
  2. Gonda, László: The Service of Evangelism, the Evangelism of Service. The Influence of John R. Mott, Hendrik Kraemer, Willem A. Visser ‘t Hooft and Johannes C. Hoekendijk on the Development of the Understanding of Mission in the Reformed Church in Hongary. Vol. 46., Mission series. Zoetermeer: Boekencentrum, 2008. Co-Supervisor at Utrecht University. Defense: December 2008.
  3. Nagy, Dorottya: Migration and Theology. The Case of Chinese Christian Communities in Hungary and Romania in the Globalisation-Context. Vol. 47., Mission series. Zoetermeer: Boekencentrum, 2009 – Co-Supervisor at Utrecht University. Defense: December 2008.
  4. Robertson, Glen Randy: The Roma People and Selected Churches in Post-Communist Slovakia: a Historical Description and Analysis of Their Relation. Vol. 49., Mission series. Zoetermeer: Boekencentrum, 2009 – Co-Supervisor at Utrecht University. Defense: March 2009.
    1. Park Sungkon, “Missionary encounters between the Presbyterian Church of Korea (Tonhap) and the churches in the Czech Republic and Slovakia”. KRE-HTK PhD program, external PhD student. (Internal defense 7 Nov. 2016)
    2. Labreche, Pamela Nationals as Stakeholders: An Investigation of the Contribution of Nationals to Missionary Performance Evaluation, with Special Reference to North American Missionaries in Romania, Evangelical Theological Faculty, Leuven, Belgium, PhD student, Co-supervisor (admitted in September 2014)

 

Habilitation supervision

1.      Penner, Peter F.,  Missionale Hermeneutik. Biblische Texte kontextuel und relevant lesen. KRE-HTK habilitation program. Defense: February 2012.

 

International lectures and lectureships:

2017       A disremembered re-vive-all revisited. Revival-related concepts in CTC and TTL in relation to the ministry of James A. and Ruth Stewart Fajfr (1930-1949) in Eastern Europe. A review. Paper presented at the Central and Eastern European Association for Mission Studies Conference, CEEAMS Annual Conference: Love, Live and Delight. Conversations in Central and Eastern Europe on present day documents and commitments on mission, Osijek, 13-17 Febr. 2017.

 

2016       Confronting the Status Quo in Mission. Plenary Bible study on Jonah 3 at the World Evangelical Alliance Mission Commission Global Mission Consultation in Panama: Polycentric Mission: from all nations to all nations, 3-7 October. 

 

2016       Mission and Money seminar II. European Roma Networks Conference: Building the Kingdom Together. 21-24 September, Békés, Hungary.

 

2015       Re-visiting mission in Europe through contemporary image-formation: a missiological manifesto for the 21st century, Lecture on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary Celebration SWM/SIS and 2015 Missiology Lectures, Fuller Theological Seminary. October 23, 2015.

               Understanding Roma History and Culture, Keynote lecture at the II. International Mission Consultation to the Roma: “Roma for the Nations” in Budapest, 27 Sept. – 2 October 2015.

                Bridging the gap between mission theory and mission practice in mission in Central and Eastern Europe. Paper presented at the Central and Eastern European Association for Mission Studies Conference Beyond the Iron Curtain: Being Church in Central and Eastern Europe twenty-five years after the political changes, 10-13 February 2015, TCM, Heiligenkreuz (2532), Austria.

2014   Response to lecture on “Spiritual Transformation”, at second Lausanne Orthodox Initiative Consultation in Durres, Albania, 15-19 September 2014

“Eastern European Church’s Response to Roma People from Historical and Missiological Perspectives”, Keynote lecture at the International Mission Consultation to the Roma: “Roma for the Nations” in Budapest, 29 Sept. – 3 October 2014.

“Grenzenlos berufen – Trends, Gefahren und Aufgaben in der Weltmission heute”, Lecture at the HEKO 2014 conference of the Student Mission Deutschland, Marburg, 10-12 October 2014.

“What has been achieved in 25 years of Eastern European mission?” Keynote address at European Evangelical Mission Association and Central and Eastern European Mission Forum conference “Revolutions in European mission” in Bucharest, 18-21 November 2014.

2013   Individual and community in transition: Exploring a relevant missiology for mission in Eastern Europe. Missiological Conference on “Evangelical Mission in the Eastern European Orthodox contexts: Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine“, College of Theology and Education, Chisinau, Moldavia, March 22-23, 2013.

2012   European Churches’ Perspectives on Mission work among the Roma, Don McClure Mission Lectures at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, USA (Three lectures) September 24-25, 2012.

Evangelism in Theological Education and missionary formation, a Central and Eastern European perspective. Consultation on Evangelism in Theological education, WCC, Ecumenical Institute, Bossey, Switzerland, October 31, 2012.

2011     Conversion in a Post-socialist context: The case of Hungary. A missiological perspective. Symposium on Conversion between empirical research and theological reflection, Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat, Theologische Fakultät, Institut zur Erforschung von Evangelisation und Gemeindeentwicklung, Greifswald, Germany, February 3–6, 2011. Co-presented with Drs. László Thoma.

”Mission among Romani people: facts, challenges, hopes: a missiological perspective”, Study day on “Mission among Romani People: facts, challenges, hopes” , Central European Centre for Mission Studies, Prague, Czech Republic at Evangelical Lutheran Theological Faculty, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, February 22, 2011.

“New Media and Social Networks”, Plenary Presentation at IFES World Assembly, Krakow, Poland, July 29, 2011

Theological Education in Central and Eastern Europe: Trends and challenges, Guest Lecture, Department Church History, Christian Spirituality and Missiology, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, August 05, 2011.

2010   “Mission practice in a multi-confessional/multi-religious context. A Hungarian perspective.”, International consultation on Christian mission in the 21st century. An Orthodox perspective, Institute of Theology of Sts. Methodius and Cyril of the Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus, February 04–07, 2010.

“Trends and Challenges in Urban Mission and Church Planting in Post-Communist Europe”. Dialogue session, The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization., Cape Town, South Africa, October 16–25, 2010.

Theological Education in Central and Eastern Europe. Major Developments and Challenges since Edinburgh 1910, Symposium on Edinburgh 2010 and the Future of Theological Education in the 21st Century in Central and Eastern Europe, Faculty of Theology of the Károli Gáspár Reformed University and the Central and Eastern European Association for Mission Studies, November 26., 2010.

2009    Panel discussion “General and Theological Education”, chairperson. ’Challenges for Church and Society in Post-Communist Contexts: Celebrating and Assessing 20 Years of Freedom’, Evangelical Theological Faculty, Osijek, Croatia, 29–30th October 2009

 “Re-envisioning Theological Education and the Role of Mission in the Light of the Crisis of the Family and Its Effects on Students and Pastors” at Theological Consultation on Crisis of the Family and the Role of Mission. Theological and Practical Reflections. Protestant Church in the Netherlands, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, November 25–29, 2009.

 2008    How to Manage Conflict. Institute for Excellence in Christian Leadership Development, International Baptist Theological Seminary, Prague, Czech Republic, February 19, 2008.

African Initiated Christianity: Hope for Central Europe. Colloquium on Resources and Responsibilities in African and Asian Christian Studies as part of Conference ’The Significance of African and Asian Christianity’ at the occasion of the Opening of the Andrew F. Walls Centre for the Study of African and Asian Christianity, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, United Kingdom, May 23, 2008.

Seven women in Mission in Central and Eastern Europe: a autobiographical narrative mosaic, XIIth quadrennial conference Human Identity and the Gospel of Reconciliation. Agenda for Mission Studies and Praxis in the 21st Century. International Association for Mission Studies (IAMS), Balatonfüred, Hungary, August 16–23, 2008.

 

2007    Trends and Challenges in Mission and Missiology in ’Post-communist’ Europe. Annual Consultation, Central and Eastern European Association for Mission Studies, Pápa, Hungary, June 6–10, 2007.

 

Trends and Challenges in Mission and Missiology in Central and Eastern Europe, Student’s Lectureship on Mission at Princeton Theological Seminary: 3 lectures, March 5-6, 2007.

Mission from Central and Eastern Europe: Challenges and Opportunities”. Consultation on Emerging Missions: Engaging with Mission – New Movements, New Models? European Evangelical Missionary Alliance, Budapest, Hungary, 15th November, 2007.

2006    The Quest for New Images of the Preparation of Missionaries for “the Home Base” of Edinburgh 1910. Toward Edinburgh 2010 Preparatory Conference, New College, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 7 October 2006.

             „The mission of the Károli”, keynote address at Faculty retreat of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Budapest, December 2006.

2005    Individual and Community in Transition. Exploring a Relevant Missiology for Hungary. PhD Research Course, Nordic Institute for Missiological and Ecumenical Research, Copenhagen, Denmark, 6–13 March 2005.

2004    Die EU – Osterweiterung – Eine Herausforderung Für Die Kirchen. Die Antwort Der Kirchen in Mittel- Und Osteuropa Auf Die Herausforderung Des Post-Kommunismus. Guest Lecture, Leuenberg Nord-West Gruppe, Frenswegen, Deutschland. March 4, 2004.

2003    Post-communist Europe: From ’Intercultural Theology’ to Missiology, PhD Research Course IIMO, Utrecht University, November 19, 2003.

2002    Community and Individual in Transition. Exploring a Relevant Missiology for Hungary, Consultation on mission in secularized and postmodern contexts. “Believing without belonging? In search of new paradigms of church and mission in secularized and postmodern contexts” WCC Commission on World Mission and Evangelism, Breklum, Germany, June 26 –July 2, 2002.

“Cross-Cultural Communication through Theological Education”, Seminar at bi-annual conference Fellowship for European Evangelical Theologians and the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance, Wölmersen, Germany, August, 2002.

2000    The Old Heartlands in a New Millennium: The Church in Eastern Europe, Mission Research Colloquium, OMSC, New Haven, USA, October, 2000.

A Protestant Perspective on Mission in Eastern and Central Europe, Fall meeting, American Society for Missiology, Maryknoll, NY, USA, November 3-4, 2000.

“Mission in Central and Eastern Europe. Exploring a Biblical Model for the 21st Century”, OMSC New Haven, Weekly course.

1999    Introduction to Missiology, MA Course, Biblical Theological Seminary, Wroclaw, Poland.

1997    Babos Sándor és Lőrincz Mária külmissziói szolgálata az erdélyi református egyházi élet fényében [The foreign mission ministry of Sándor Babos and Mária Lőrincz in the light of the Reformed Church life in Transylvania], Guest lecture, Protestant Theological Institute, Kolozsvár (Cluj), Transylvania, Romania.       

 

1995  The Hungarian Protestant Mission Movement as a Factor in the Revival of the Mainline Protestant Churches in the Middle of the XX. Century, International Conference on Christian Missions in the XVIII–XX Centuries, Institute for Universal History of the Russian Academy of Sciences and The Center for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World, Moscow, Russia, May, 1995.

Trends in Christian Mission in Hungary and Other Parts of Eastern Europe, Overseas Ministries Study Center, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, Sept. 1995.

Paradigm Changes in the Hungarian Protestant Theology of Mission and its Effects on the Present Situation. A case study, Guest Lecture, Institute for East-West Christian Studies, Wheaton Graduate School of Theology, Wheaton College, IL, USA, September, 1995.

1994  Mission Studies and Training in the Context of Post-Communist Europe, Consultation on Theological Education and Leadership Development in Post-Communist Europe, World Evangelical Alliance and Overseas Council for Theological Education and Mission, Oradea, Romania, October 5, 2004.

In addition to international academic lectures I annually give a substantial number of academic lectures in Hungarian theological institutions, College of Theological Doctors of Reformed Church in Hungary as well as lectures and short courses for the general public in parishes, and in mission and church related organizations in Hungary, Hungarian speaking churches in Central Europe, The Netherlands and elsewhere in Central and Eastern Europe as well as study days for Dutch-Hungarian partner churches. Examples include: IFES and IFES related movements, Lausanne Movement, the Association for Hungarian Reformed Elders, Hungarian Reformed Women Association, Hungarian Association for Church Culture, Lutheran Association for Foreign Missions, European Evangelical Mission Alliance, European Mission Congress, and Stichting Hulp Oost-Europa. 

 

International Assessments:

 2014   External examiner DTh Thesis: Missionarinnen in heterosexuell erotisierten Beziehungsgeflechten. Eine theologisch-soziologische Untersuchung in Deutschen Evangelikalen Missionsgesellschaften (Heterosexual Female Missionaries in Eroticised Entanglement of Relationships. A Theological-Sociological Investigation of Evangelical German Mission Societies) Martina Kessler, University of South Africa, Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology, August 2014.

External examiner DTh Thesis: “Zwischen Anpassung, Affinität und resistenz. Eine historische Studie zu evangelischen Glaubens- und Gemeinschaftsmissionen in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus (Between Accommodation, Affinity and Resistance: A historical Investigation of German Faith Missions During the Period of National Socialism), E. Spohn, University of South Africa, Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology, February 2014.

2012   External examiner DMin Thesis „Empowering the laity as an answer for the European Missiological Challenge” András Harmathy, Bakke Graduate University, Seattle. May 2012.

2010   External examiner PhD Thesis „ Katolikus restauráció a bécsi békétől a gyászévtizedig a Dunántúli és Felső-Dunamelléki Református Egyházkerületek területén”, Előd Szabó, Faculty of Theology, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, June, 2010.

2009   External examiner PhD Thesis „Sustainability, Environmental Theology” Gábor Lassú, Faculty of Theology, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, December, 2009.

2006   External examiner DMin Thesis „Developing Mission Churches in the Reformed Church in Hungary: Missional Leadership in the City”, András Lovas, Bakke Graduate University, Seattle, WA). May, 2006.

2005   External examiner PhD Thesis „’A kezdeményező egyház’ – Victor János egyházépítő szolgálata különös tekintettel a misszióra és a gyülekezetépítésre”, Sándor Gaál, Debrecen Reformed University of Divinity, April, 2005

 

Editorial work:

2015-2017    Mission in Central and Eastern Europe: Realities, Perspectives, Trends, co-edited with Corneliu Constantineanu, Mihai Himcinschi, and Marcel Macelaru. Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series. Oxford: Regnum, 2017.

Since 2008     Co-editor of Acta Missiologiae. Journal for Reflection on Missiological Issues and Mission Practice in Central and Eastern Europe, periodical of CEEAMS (Central and Eastern European Association for Mission Studies)

2004-2008    Member of the Board of Editors of the Mission Studies. Journal of the International Association for Mission Studies journal

Since 1998     Contributing editor of the International Bulletin of Missionary Research journal

1995-2012    Member of the Board of Editors of Missziológiai Tanulmányok (Mission Studies) series published by Harmat–PMTI–KMTI, Budapest, Hungary

since 1993     Member of the Board of Editors of the MISSION series (Mission Research in the Netherlands), Boekencentrum Uitgevers, Zoetermeer, the Netherlands

 

Academic Memberships:

–          Member of International Association for Mission Studies and its European branch IAMS (1995-)

–          Member of Arbeitsgemeinschaft für evangelikale Missiologie    (1996-)

–          Member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Missionswissenschaft     (1997-)

–          Founding member, Chairperson (1998-2006) of Missiological Section of Kollegium Doktorum of the Reformed Church in Hungary   (1998-           

–          Founding member, member of steering committee (2002-), President (2004-2015), vice-president (2015-) Central and Eastern European Association for Mission Studies (CEEAMS)

 

Language skills:

 

Dutch (mother tongue)

Hungarian (fluent)

English (fluent)

French (good)

German (good)

a passive knowledge of Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Aramaic and Akkadian.

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