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Charles E. Van Engen (PhD, Free University of Amsterdam) is the Arthur F. Glasser Professor Emeritus of Biblical Theology of Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary and has taught in the School of Intercultural Studies since 1988. Previously he was a missionary in Mexico, working primarily in theological education. Van Engen also taught missiology at Western Theological Seminary in Michigan and served as president of the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America from 1998 to 1999. He is the founding president and CEO of Latin American Christian Ministries, Inc. Over the past thirty years Van Engen has been involved in extensive preaching, teaching, and speaking on mission in Mexico and numerous countries in Latin America, Asia, Africa, the United States, Western Europe, and Canada.
A prolific author, Van Engen has published many books, chapters in books and papers in both English and Spanish. His wide-ranging publications include God's Missionary People, Mission-on-the-Way: Issues in Mission, and You Are My Witnesses: Drawing from Your Spiritual Journey to Evangelize Your Neighbors. He is the coauthor of books such as Evaluating the Church Growth Movement, Communicating God’s Word in a Complex World, and Announcing the Kingdom: The Story of God’s Mission in the Bible. He is also the coeditor of several books including Paradigm Shifts in Christian Witness, Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions, Footprints of God: A Narrative Theology of Mission, Missiological Education for the 21st Century, God So Loves the City, The Good News of the Kingdom, and Evangelical, Ecumenical and Anabaptist Missiologies in Conversation. Van Engen is involved in the American Society of Missiology, Association of Professors of Mission, the International Association of Mission Studies, the Evangelical Missiological Society, the Academy of Evangelism in Theological Education, and the Latin American Theological Fraternity.