Launch Date: March 1, 2019

Do you sense God’s call to be “salt and light” in higher education? Do you want your professional development to include being a Christian scholar?

Join the Society of Christian Scholars and be equipped to fulfil your calling.

 

The Society of Christian Scholars is a global community of, by, and for missional Christian scholars:

  • Missional: committed to and engaged in God’s mission of seeing all things redeemed (Genesis 1:28, 2:15, Jeremiah 29:5-7, Matthew 28:18-20)
  • Christian: a follower of Jesus Christ and growing in Christian maturity (Romans 10:13, James 2:14)
  • Scholars: called to the learned life and fulfilling this calling within higher education or similar professional contexts

The Society of Christian Scholars equips you to:

  • Grow in Christlikeness through spiritual formation in the academic setting
  • Exhibit excellence in research, pedagogy, and administration
  • Think Christianly about all research issues and agendas
  • Adapt successfully to the uniqueness of one’s ethnic and institutional culture
  • Communicate the gospel effectively and help others grow in their faith
  • Collaborate with other Christian scholars locally and globally

By God’s grace, this results in human flourishing and the common good.

Preregister to be notified by email when the Society of Christian Scholars launches in early 2019. Preregistration is free and carries no obligation to become a member. 

*Requirements: Members must be academic staff of a tertiary institution that does not require students to adhere to a faith statement. Membership is also open to academics serving in non-institutional contexts (think tanks, private industry, etc.) or retired from any of the above.

Benefits*

Networking

Identify Christian scholars to collaborate within your discipline, institution, city, nation, or globally

Research Databases

Access to online databases to help you in your research

Small Groups

Form, or meet with an existing group of other Christian scholars gathering locally

Online Discussions

Confer with peers about ways to have a greater influence

Regional Consultants

Receive personalised counsel, where available, to contextualise these benefits

Mentors

Become a mentor or find mentors whose expertise aligns with your current needs

Editorial Services

Editors available to non-native English speakers submitting articles to English language journals

Seminars and Conferences

Attend or host an event to be better equipped in your calling as a Christian academic

Resource Library

Access and share resources helpful in being ambassadors for Christ in the academic context

Curricula

Access curricula to help you or your small group engage your university and discipline effectively

Grants

Apply for grants to increase your ability to have a redemptive influence in higher education

Job Board

Find positions available worldwide in one central location

Webinars

Learn how others successfully engage in higher education in redemptive ways

Secure Video Conferencing

Host or participate in highly stable, secure, and low-bandwidth video conferencing worldwide

*The Society of Christian Scholars is working to provide these benefits at launch; unforeseen factors may change the final list of benefits.

Members will have full control of what and how much personal information is shared with other members. Personal information will not be made available to any person or entity outside the Society of Christian Scholars.

While we are striving for a multilingual site, most resources are in English and is our operational language.

Full Members: $15-195 USD annually*Associate Members: $10-140 USD annually*Student Members: $20 USD annually**Friends of the Society: $30 USD annually***
Networking
Mentoring
Grants
Editorial Services
Regional Consultants
Seminars and Conferences
Small Groups
Webinars
Voting Privileges
Video Conferencing
Research Databases
Job Board
Resource Library✔ (access and post)✔ (access and post)✔ (access only)✔ (access only)
Curricula✔ (access and post)✔ (access and post)✔ (access only)✔ (access only)
Online Discussions✔(access and post)✔ (access and post)✔ (access only)✔ (access only)

*Based on annual salary–click here for details. (Scholarships available)

Full and Associate Members

Current or retired academic staff of a tertiary institution and others influencing higher education 

Student Members

**Anyone pursuing an academic degree but not yet in an academic post. Graduate students also serving in teaching or research positions may join as Associate or Full Members.

Friends of the Society

 Anyone supporting or encouraging missional Christian scholars (pastors, campus ministers, etc.)

***Your annual membership fee helps provide scholarships and other benefits for Society members. We ask you to consider a gift beyond the $30 USD minimum. 

Preregister to be notified by email when the Society of Christian Scholars launches in early 2019.

Preregistration is free and carries no obligation to become a member.

 

Free book for all Members and Friends (when the Society of Christian Scholars launches)

The Outrageous Idea Of The Missional Professor

Edited by a team of scholars from around the world, the outrageous idea of this book is that God wants to use Christian professors as professors to reach others (students, colleagues, and administrators). It illustrates how Christian professors can play a crucial role in transforming the academy and their respective disciplines and in meeting the needs of the world.  

Executive Committee

Joel Huegel, PhD

  • (Mechanical Engineering, Rice University; MSME from University of Washington)
  • Tenured Professor/Researcher at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico and Visiting Researcher at MIT Media Lab
  • Mexico

Li Ma, PhD

Li Ma, PhD

  • (Sociology, Cornell University)
  • Senior Research Fellow at the Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics at Calvin College
  • China

Ahmed Dooguy KORA, PhD

Ahmed Dooguy KORA, PhD

  • (Telecommunications, Université de Limoges)
  • Associate Professor of Telecommunications at École Supérieure Multinationale de Télécommunications; Committee Chairmen for "Engaging the University" IFES Francophone Africa
  • Senegal

Martine Audéoud, PhD

Martine Audéoud, PhD

  • (Social Sciences, Bernelli University)
  • Academic Dean at Bakke Graduate University
  • France

Osam Edim Temple, PhD

  • (Philosophy, University of Ibadan)
  • Professor of Philosophy at the American University of Nigeria and Special Advisor to the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs
  • Nigeria

Živilė Sederevičiūtė-Pačiauskienė, PhD

  • (Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Ecology and Lithuania University of Educational Sciences)
  • Dean of the Faculty of Creative Industries and Associate Professor at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
  • Lithuania

D. Keith Campbell, PhD

  • (New Testament, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary)
  • Global Partnerships Vice President, Global Scholars
  • United States

Executive Committee

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