Global Center Events

Global Voices: J.D. Payne - The Student, the University and the Mission of God
August 30, 12:05 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.
Divinity Hall N101

Dr. J.D. Payne is the newest faculty member in Samford’s Christian Ministry program and will be teaching in the area of missions, evangelism and discipleship. Join us in welcoming him as we hear about his background and his vision for college students and global mission.

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Global Voices: Paul Lawler - A Pastor Leading the Church on Mission
September 6, 12:05 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.
Divinity Hall S121

Hear special guest Paul Lawler, senior pastor of Christ Church United Methodist, share about the global church. He will challenge current and future pastors to lead the way on global mission through the local church.

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International Lunch Club
September 12, 12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Divinity Hall S121

Join the conversation! Make cross-cultural friendships through English conversation. Teach others about your own culture, learn about American culture and enjoy a free lunch!

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Global Voices: Gerald McDermott - Christian Persecution in Nigeria
September 20, 12:05 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.
Divinity Hall S121

Hear Dr. Gerald McDermott share about his visit to Nigeria this past summer, where he experienced firsthand the brutal persecution of Christians by Muslim Fulani herdsmen.

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International Lunch Club
September 26, 12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Divinity Hall S121

Join the conversation! Make cross-cultural friendships through English conversation. Teach others about your own culture, learn about American culture and enjoy a free lunch!

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Global Voices: Rob and Robin Duncan - From Samford to Southeast Asia
September 27, 12:05 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.
Divinity Hall S121

Robin Duncan, former Samford faculty, and her husband Rob will be back from Southeast Asia to share a testimony about where they live and what God is doing in that part of the world.

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Go Global Missions Emphasis Week
October 1 – October 5, 11 p.m.

Hear this year’s keynote speaker, Nik Ripken, share insights from his book, "The Insanity of God," and meet representatives from various missions’ agencies and explore opportunities to use your career, gifts and skills in missions at this year’s Go Global agency exhibition.

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Global Voices: Nik Ripken - Stories and Lessons from the Persecuted Church
October 3, 12:05 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.
Divinity Hall N101

Hear this year’s Go Global Emphasis Week keynote speaker, Nik Ripken, as he elaborates on insights from his book, The Insanity of God.

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International Lunch Club
October 10, 12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Divinity Hall S121

Join the conversation! Make cross-cultural friendships through English conversation. Teach others about your own culture, learn about American culture and enjoy a free lunch!

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Global Voices: Birmingham Internationals Ministry Leaders
October 18, 12:05 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.
Divinity Hall S121

The Birmingham Internationals Ministry Network meets again this fall to help leaders working with internationals and those interested in gospel work among internationals an opportunity for fellowship and networking over a complimentary meal.

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International Lunch Club
October 24, 12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Divinity Hall S121

Join the conversation! Make cross-cultural friendships through English conversation. Teach others about your own culture, learn about American culture and enjoy a free lunch!

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Global Voices: Steven and Jackie Pettus - Beeson to South Asia
October 25, 12:05 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.
Divinity Hall S121

Beeson graduate Jackie Pettus and her husband Steven will be here to share about their respective ministries in South Asia.

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International Lunch Club
November 7, 12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Divinity Hall S121

Join the conversation! Make cross-cultural friendships through English conversation. Teach others about your own culture, learn about American culture and enjoy a free lunch!

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Global Voices: Chris and Elizabeth Baker - Beeson to Madagascar
November 8, 12:05 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.
Divinity Hall S121

Beeson alumn Chris Baker and his wife and former Beeson staff member Elizabeth will share about their ministry in Madagascar.

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International Lunch Club
November 28, 12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Divinity Hall S121

Join the conversation! Make cross-cultural friendships through English conversation. Teach others about your own culture, learn about American culture and enjoy a free lunch!

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World Christianity Focus Week
April 8 – April 12

Special guest speaker: Brian Stiller