New Vision Week: Struck by Glory, Drawn to Worship

October 21, 2013 - October 25, 2013

New Vision Week is an annually held opportunity for the Houghton College community to intentionally reflect on God's global heart and the part he invites us to play in his great mission of reaching the lost world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.   The week includes chapels focused on this topic of Global Missions, the availability of representatives of a number of missions organizations to connect with students, and a variety of other events such as prayer vigils, cultural fairs and lectures on more specific topics.  



11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. / Chapel- Frank Fortunato

7p.m. – 9p.m. / Cultural Fair- “Come learn about different cultures through games, food, and fun!” Campus Center Basement


6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. / Evening Seminars - Reps & Speakers-

7:30 p.m.  – 8:15 p.m. / Evening Seminars - Reps & Speakers

(See full seminar schedule below)                  


11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. / Chapel- Dennis Jackson

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. / Prayer Event- “Join us in worship and prayer through various interactive activities”- CHC 123/125


4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. / Faculty Lecture Series – “Music, Globalization & a Christian Perspective”- Mark Hijleh      

6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. / Evening Seminar - Speaker Dan Baumann- “Things I learned in Prison”


11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.  / Chapel- Dan Baumann 

Friday Evening- Evangelistic outreach with Speaker Frank Fortunato and Representative Richard Sharp from Operation Mobilization (OM).  Stop by the OM booth in the Campus Center for more details and to sign up! 

Speaker Bio’s:

Dan Baumann:

Dan Baumann has been working with Youth with a Mission (YWAM) since he graduated from Wheaton College with a Bachelor’s in Business.  He has lived in Afghanistan, Colorado, and Hawaii working in various roles for YWAM.  He has visited numerous places, including Iran in 1997, where he was arrested on false charges and received two death sentences.  9 weeks later he was miraculously released from prison, and has written about his experiences in his book titled, Imprisoned in Iran.  He is also co-author of A Beautiful Way, a book about walking with Jesus in the midst of life’s journey.  Dan currently lives in Kona, Hawaii and works at a YWAM discipleship training center, and also travels around the world to disciple, teach, and inspire young people to simply walk with Jesus.  Full Bio:

Frank Fortunato:

Frank Fortunato has served in music ministry his entire lifetime. After several years teaching music courses in Bible colleges in the Midwest he began ministry with Operation Mobilization, serving as a music missionary for many years on board the two mission ships of Operation Mobilization. Following his time on board, Frank completed graduate studies in ethnomusicology. Currently, Frank is OM's International Music Director, coordinating Heart Sounds International, a ministry promoting indigenous worship through seminars, songwriting events, and recording of non-western worship mostly in the restricted parts of the world. The recording teams have released more than 50 audio and video projects from five continents. Based at the OM USA headquarters in Atlanta, Frank teaches on global worship music and leads worship at a local church. He recently co-authored All the World is Singing—Glorifying God through the worship music of the nations.

Dennis Jackson:

Dennis Jackson grew up outside of Christ and the church but had his life radically transformed in a Wesleyan Church at the end of his freshman year of High School. After graduation from Indiana Wesleyan University, he and his wife Gwen served in pastoral ministries for nearly 30 years, most recently in West Michigan. In 2009, they answered the call to relocate to Budapest, Hungary where Dennis served as European Area Director for Global Partners. In June 2012, Dennis was elected to the position of Global Partners Executive Director. His role is to give resourcing missional leadership to the National and Missionary work of The Wesleyan Church around the world.

 SEMINARS- Tuesday, October 22


The Kora, Hip Hop & Heart Worship – So that all peoples may truly worship!

Worldwide Evangelization for Christ (WEC) - David Hall / CHC 221

The Changing Face of Missions: Visa issues, creative access, jobs overseas

SEND International - David and Liz Givens / CHC 223

Medical Missions: Who, what, where, when, why and how?

Serving In Mission (SIM) - Stephan Vannah / CHC 227

Western Christians in Missions: What should be their role in the world?

World Gospel Mission (WGM) - Jared Gleason / CHC 228

 BAM 101 – Introduction to business as mission    

Global Partners - Dennis Jackson and Chad McCallum / CHC 327

Bringing the Prince of Peace into the Honor/Shame Culture: Being part of a team on the field

Frontiers - Pepper and Richard Moskos  / CHC 328

Reaching the Unreached in Africa

Africa Inland Mission (AIM) - Brian Hoffman / CHC 329


The News that CNN Misses – The amazing vibrancy of the world-wide Church

Worldwide Evangelization for Christ (WEC) - David Hall / CHC 221

Challenges Women Face in Self-Care Overseas: Emotional, physical, spiritual

SEND International - Liz Givens  / CHC 223

Incarnational Ministry: Living out the Gospel through Bible translation

Wycliffe Bible Translators - Brian Huster / CHC 227

The Journey from Here to There: How God leads ordinary people to the global cause

Global Partners - Chad McCallum  / CHC 327

Impacting Hard to Reach Places

Global Partners - Dennis Jackson / CHC 328

From MK to Missionary: A testimony of God transforming a reluctant heart

One Mission Society (OMS) - Jonathon Long / CHC 329

Various Events and Locations
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