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John Farquhar Plake

John Farquhar Plake

Welcome to my bio webpage! It's an honor to serve the Evangel University community. When I arrived on campus in the fall of 2007, I had no idea how quickly and completely I would fall in love with Evangel. This is a place where God is at work, connecting our students with their callings and equipping them to serve Him under the mentorship of a dynamic faculty and staff. I hope you'll feel free to come by or send me an email. I look forward to meeting you!

Title: Campus Pastor & Director of Spiritual Life

Office: Spiritual Life Office, Chapel

Email John Farquhar Plake

Professional Information:
Ph.D. (in progress) in Intercultural Studies, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
M.A. in Missions & Intercultural Studies, Wheaton College
B.S. in Pastoral Studies, North Central Bible College (now University)

Job Responsibilities: As Campus Pastor I give oversight to the chapel program at Evangel. I speak regularly in chapel, coordinate guest speakers, and serve on the Chapel Planning Committee. I am also responsible for the strategic direction of our chapel program. As Director of Spiritual Life, I lead the efforts of our CROSSwalk student discipleship corps. This group of student leaders - nearly 90 of them campus-wide - lead weekly devotions on campus and support their peers in the residence halls and the commuter community as we pursue God together. As Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies I serve part-time in the Intercultural Studies Department (STCM), helping students from every academic discipline discover how they can live and serve God with purpose. I hope that every Evangel student and alumnus will life as a "world Christian," leveraging their gifts and abilities for God's Kingdom.

Org Memberships:
American Society of Missiology
Association of Professors of Mission
Evangelical Missiological Society
Southern Missouri District Council of the Assemblies of God - Ordained
Formerly: Assemblies of God World Missions - Appointed General

Courses Taught:
ICST 111 - Introduction to Intercultural Ministry
ICST 211 - Working Cross-Culturally

Publications:
Plake, John Farquhar. Amateurization and professionalization from the perspective of missionary effectiveness. Missiology (forthcoming).
________. 2006. Destination...Asia Pacific: Team members' guide. Springfield, MO: Assemblies of God World Missions.
________. 1999. Beautiful feet for the ugly American: Helping short-term missionaries prepare for ministry in cross-cultural contexts. Wheaton, IL: Wheaton College Graduate School.

Started Work: Fall 2007

Favorite Thing About Work: I love working with the many talented students here at Evangel. Each of them has been gifted by God and called to impact their world for Christ, and it's a pleasure to help them succeed.

Was an Evangel Student: AGTS: 2011-present

Originally From: Carlinville, IL

Top 5 Strengths:
Strategic
Connectedness
Relator
Individualization
Achiever

Links:
Evangel University Spiritual Life Webpage

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