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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 fulfill 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.

For more information see the Society of Christian Scholars’ Statement of Faith and Purpose Statement.

*Requirements: Members must be academic staff or students of a tertiary institution that does not require students to adhere to a faith statement. Full and Associate 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

Local Communities

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 advice, where available, to contextualise these benefits

Mentors

Apply to be a mentor or find a mentor whose expertise aligns with your current needs

Editorial Services

Free editorial assistance with research papers and other academic-related documents

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

Group Video Conferencing

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

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, as English is our operational language.

Full and Associate membership dues based on annual salary—click here for details and scholarship information.

Full Members: $15-175 USD annuallyAssociate Members: $10-140 USD annuallyStudent Members: $20 USD annuallyFriends of the Society: $30 USD annually
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If you are not 100% satisfied with your Society of Christian Scholars membership, please contact us within 30 days of joining for a full refund.

Up to $480 Worth of Benefits with Your Annual Membership

Your annual membership includes a number of resources costing as much as $480 if purchased separately.

  • Research Databases: Many research databases are only available to institutions for thousands of dollars a year. Those available to individuals charge annual fees from $100 to $200. Subscriptions to several of these databases are included with your full, associate, or student membership.
  • Video Conferencing: A Zoom Pro subscription is $180 annually. This is included with your full membership, allowing you to participate in, or host your own, unlimited multi-person video conferences.
  • Editing Services: Professional editors charge approximately $100 per academic paper. Full  Society members can obtain free content-related or grammar editing of research papers or other documents related to their academic work. (Preference is given to requests from non-native English speakers.)

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. 

Free book for all Members and Friends

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.

Endorsements

“The Society of Christian Scholars is a landmark initiative. It provides a unique opportunity for Evangelical scholars around the world to be connected, equipped and resourced. By being inclusive and accessible to the scholars from the Majority World and from the Western World, it also reflects the new pattern of World Christianity. I believe the Society will contribute significantly to the renewal of the scholars’ calling/mission to be salt and light in higher education.”
Daniel Bourdanné, PhD
General Secretary, International Fellowship of Evangelical Students, Oxford, UK
“I am excited about the Society of Christian Scholars. Such a global organisation has been needed for a long time. It will provide an important meeting point for academics working in secular universities who desire to integrate their academic life and Christian life. Furthermore, the global nature of the society will allow us to share resources and learn from each other. I particularly appreciate the dispersed governance structure and the aim of the society to be representative of global Christianity and not dominated by Western voices. I will be strongly urging my Christian academic colleagues around the world to join and play an active part in the Society.”
Ross McKenzie, PhD
Professor of Physics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
“The Society of Christian Scholars fills a notable gap in the world and will facilitate Christian professors and researchers to connect and collaborate with each other, to encourage, support and inspire each other, to grow together, to learn how to be disciples of Christ in the academic world and become united in Christ for the fulfillment of the Great Commission.”
Yuxin (“David”) Miao, PhD
Associate Director of Precision Agriculture Center, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
“The field of academics is undergoing a redefinition of purpose with the challenges of humanism, materialism…leading to despair and frustration by students and faculty alike. The Society of Christian Scholars is a platform that provides answers to this seeming meaninglessness by providing focus and meaning through the engagement of Christian academics worldwide to bring Christ into the class and research and community as [the] ultimate solution.”
Stephen A. Akintunde, PhD
University Librarian, University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
“It is time for Evangelical scholarship to take its place in the global public square, bringing the biblical message into an active, multi-faceted dialogue with the foundational questions in all the spheres of life and learning. To do this, we need an organization exactly like the Society of Christian Scholars. This is so important that if they were not well on their way to doing this important task, tomorrow morning we would have to look for someone else to do it! May the Lord richly prosper this effort!”
Thomas K. Johnson, PhD
Research Vice President, Martin Bucer International School of Theology; Special Envoy to the Vatican from the World Evangelical Alliance; WEA Senior Advisor to the Theological Commission; Special Advisor to the International Institute for Religious Freedom; Global Scholars Professor of Ethics
“[T]here is a lack of solid Christian scholars [in Latin American evangelical culture] who transmit the importance of Christian mission in the academy. For this reason the Society of Christian Scholars will be an oasis where they will be able to drink from the waters of knowledge together with other professors committed to this mission.”
Omar Montero, PhD candidate.
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, University of Buenos Aires; Argentina Professor and Researcher Associate in Projective Morphology; Global Scholars South American Regional Representative
“The Society of Christian Scholars is meeting a very critical need in our world today. Many Christian scholars are working in isolation and are waiting to become part of a community that will equip them to be more effective in their ministries. I am sure the Society will be welcomed by all.”
Ken Gnanakan, PhD
Founder, President and Chancellor, ACTS Group of Institutions, India

Executive Committee

Joel Huegel, PhD

  • (Mechanical Engineering, Rice University; MSME from University of Washington)
  • Tenured Professor/Researcher at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico and Research Affiliate at the MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, Mass, USA
  • Originally from 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)
  • 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)
  • Program Development Vice President, Global Scholars
  • United States

Executive Committee

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