Published on September 20, 2016 by Kristen Padilla  
go global

Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School will hold its annual Go Global missions emphasis Sept. 27–29, featuring Paul Borthwick, director of the Overseas Missions Practicum at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Hamilton, Massachusetts.

Borthwick is author of How to Be a World-Class Christian: Becoming a Part of God’s Global Kingdom. He will preach on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Reid Chapel and at 11 a.m. in Hodges Chapel, and will give a campus lecture on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Reid Chapel.

Go Global, a partnership between Beeson Divinity School’s Global Center and Samford’s Office of Spiritual Life, also will feature a missions agency exhibition in Ben Brown Plaza, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This exhibition provides the opportunity to meet and talk with representatives of missions agencies about possible areas of partnership.

The missions emphasis also will include two campus-wide mobilization worship events with Kristen White, assistant professor and chair of international studies of Belhaven University, Wednesday at 8 p.m. and Thursday at 10 a.m. in Reid Chapel.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.