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Aging Ministry Accreditation Crusade Update No. 5

Initial 50+ Religious Learning Center Leadership Email Follow Up

All mailings to the 50+ Religious Learning Center Leadership have been completed. Initial follow up by New Beginning has been outstanding and we are only half way thru the email follow up list!

How sweet it is?

A couple of replies which I am sure made God’s happy as well as myself follow:

President and Professor of Theology

Leanne Van Dyk


Columbia Theological Seminary

PO Box 520

Decatur, GA 30031

---------- Original Message ----------

From: Leanne Van Dyk VanDykL@CTSNET.EDU

To: "Robert W. Chism"

Date: February 14, 2020 at 6:40 AM

Subject: Introduction to Aging Ministry: A Handbook: “Feed ALL His Sheep"

Thank you, Bob, for the book you sent me - and for this helpful email.

I agree with you that aging ministry is an important - and growing - opportunity for service.

It is our faculty that decides what sorts of new degree programming we offer at Columbia.

But you have written at a good time because the faculty is considering a range of new potential options.I am happy to bring your suggestion forward and stress its importance. You know, I’m sure, how very slowly academic deliberation happens! So, a final decision will not be made for some time - probably two years. But I can assure you that I will bring this to the attention of the faculty.I am grateful for your important ministry.

Best wishes to you,

Leanne Van Dyk, PresidentColumbia Theological Seminary


President John Pist(765-641-4040)

Anderson University School of Theology

1100 East Fifth Street

Anderson, IN 46012

---------- Original Message ----------

To: "Robert W. Chism" <

Date: February 7, 2020 at 11:42 AM

Subject: Introduction to Aging Ministry: A Handbook

Bob, Thanks so much for your note and copy of your book and offer of collaboration. It's good to know AU folks continue to make a difference for Christ and the Kingdom. I'm sharing your book and note with the Rev. Dr. MaryAnn Hawkins, Dean of our School of Theology and Christian Ministry for her review and thoughts.

Thanks again.




President Molly T. Marshall, Ph.D.


Central Baptist Theological Seminary

6601 Monticello

Shawnee, KS 66226-3515https:


---------- Original Message ---------- From: Molly Marshall <> To: "Robert W. Chism" <> Date: February 7, 2020 at 7:39 AM Subject: Introduction to Aging Ministry: A Handbook

Dear Robert Chism,

I have received the book, and I thank you. I will pass it along to the appropriate faculty for review.

Thanks for your work.



Molly T. Marshall, Ph.D.

President and Professor of Theology and Spiritual Formation


Confirmed Professional PrayerTeam

Professor and Author Charles Arn

President Re-Ignite Richard Bergstrom

Director Re-Ignite Leona Bergstrom

Author Missy Buchanan

Dr.Peggy Fulghum

Professor and Author David P. Gallagher

Richard H. Gentzer, Jr.

Executive Director ENCORE Ministry

Professor and Author Amy Hanson

Executive Director Cavin Harper

Christian Grandparenting Network

Author John Heide

Planter and Pastor Chris Holck

Ken Horn

Senior Pastor of Grace Assembly of God in Springfield, Missouri (Retired)

Former lead editor through 2014 of the Pentecostal Evangel (the official magazine

of the Assemblies of God)

Chuck Stecker

President Center for Intergenerational Ministry

President/Founder Chosen Generation

Pastor Emeritus Ward Tanneberg

Wes Wick

Co-Founders of YES!