Charles Van Engen

profile-vanengen-charlesDr. Charles E. Van Engen is the Arthur F. Glasser Professor of Biblical Theology of Mission and has taught in the School of Intercultural Studies since 1988. Before coming to Fuller he was a missionary in Mexico, working primarily in theological education. Van Engen also taught missiology at Western Theological Seminary in Michigan and served as president of the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America from 1998 to 1999. He is the founding President and CEO of Latin American Christian Ministries, Inc. He has mentored over 100 doctoral students who have graduated from Fuller. A prolific author, Van Engen has published many books, chapters in books, and papers. His wide-ranging publications include Paradigm Shifts in Christian Witness (2008, edited with Darrell Whiteman and J. Dudley Woodberry); Evangelical, Ecumenical and Anabaptist Missiologies in Conversation (2006, edited with James R. Krabill and Walter Sawatsky,); Evaluating the Church Growth Movement: 5 Views (2004 with Elmer Towns, Craig Van Gelder, Engen, Gailyn Van Rheenen, and Howard Snyder); Pueblo Misionero de Dios (2004); Communicating God’s Word in a Complex World (2003, co-authored with Daniel Shaw); Fullness of Life for All (2003, edited with Inus Daneel and Hendrik Vroom); Announcing the Kingdom: The Story of God’s Mission in the Bible (2003, co-authored with Arthur Glasser, Dean Gilliland and Shawn Redford); Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions (2000, edited with Scott Moreau and Harold Netland); Footprints of God: A Narrative Theology of Mission (1999, edited with Nancy Thomas and Robert Gallagher); Mission-on-the-Way: Issues in Mission Theology (1996), Missiological Education for the 21st Century: the Book, the Circle and the Sandals (1996, edited with Dudley Woodberry and Eddie Elliston); It’s Time to Celebrate!: Experiencing God’s Transforming Presence in Banquets of Praise (1994); God So Loves the City (1994, edited with Jude Tiersma Watson), The Good News of the Kingdom: Mission Theology for the Third Millennium (1993, edited with Dean Gilliland and Paul Pierson), You Are My Witnesses: Drawing From Your Spiritual Journey to Evangelize Your Neighbors (1992); God’s Missionary People (1991); Hijos del Pacto: Conversión y Misión en el Bautismo (1985); and The Growth of the True Church (1981). Van Engen is involved in the American Society of Missiology, Association of Professors of Mission, the International Association of Mission Studies, the Evangelical Missiological Society, the Academy of Evangelism in Theological Education, and the Latin American Theological Fraternity.