Northwestern religion professor co-leads panel at mission conference

Dr. John Hubers, associate professor of religion and director of global education at Northwestern College, co-led a panel at the annual meeting of the Association of Professors of Mission (APM) at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., last month.

Hubers joined Dr. James Rohrer of the University of Nebraska Kearney and Dr. Chuck Van Engen of Fuller Theological Seminary on the panel, discussing “The Intersection of Scholarship and Mission.” Hubers’ presentation was titled “Always be Prepared: On Being a Missionary Missiologist on a Christian Campus.”

APM’s annual meeting, which brings together professors of Christian missions and intercultural studies from the United States and abroad, is held conjointly with the American Society of Missiology. Through their discussion on preparing students for global mission work, this year’s attendees focused on the topic of “Teaching Mission in the Complex Public Arena: Developing Missiologically Informed Models of Engagement.”

Hubers has 13 years of experience living in the Middle East, where he both taught English and served as a pastor of congregations in Oman and Bahrain. Upon returning to the United States, Hubers pastored churches in Michigan and Texas. He also served as the Reformed Church in America’s supervisor of mission programs in the Middle East and South Asia.

In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern College, Hubers earned a Master of Divinity degree from New Brunswick Theological Seminary as well as a master’s degree in theology and a doctorate in world Christianity and global mission from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.