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Edosomwan Institute

Vision & Mission

The Johnson A. Edosomwan Institute for Evangelism, Mission and Global Christianity at the Virginia Union University Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology will emerge as the premier, multi-denominational, international resource center, and clearing house for the development of knowledge, research, practices, and talent in evangelism, inter- and intra-faith dialogue, and multi-faith investment in social justice, personal and communal transformation.

Academic Programs

Certificate Program: beginning September 2012, persons may earn a non-degree, non-credit certificate by completing courses, specifically designed for the certificate, such as: Introduction to the History of Missions and Evangelism, Introduction to World Religions, Thinking Theologically about Global Christianity, Practicum in Mission/Evangelism, and Research and Writing for Mission. Courses will be taught by faculty members of The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology.

Master of Divinity degree with specialization in Evangelism/Mission will be offered in September 2013 through the School of Theology. This specialization will strengthen students preparation for and practice of ministry as they equip parishioners for faith sharing and transformational service in the world.

Make a Gift

The Edosomwan Institute is appreciative of all support. If you would like to invest in the future of VUU, you can make your commitment to the Johnson A. Edosomwan Institute for Evangelism, Mission, and Global Christianity via a gift or pledge.

You may also mail your contribution. Make checks payable to Virginia Union University and indicate Edosomwan Institute on the memo line.

Send to:

Ms. Deborah Alston, Director of Gifts Management 
Virginia Union University
1500 North Lombardy, Richmond, VA 23220.

Or make your gift by credit card, cash or automatic bank draft by calling Ms. Alston at 804.342.3938.


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Annual Best Practices Conference

The Best Practices Conference This annual, one-day intensive conference will include worship and presentations led by experts actively engaging in fruitful and effective practices, and serving as transformational leaders and thinkers in diverse disciplines related to missions, evangelism, and global Christianity. The Conference will be offered each year on the Saturday following Easter.