JACKSON, Tenn. – Sept. 11, 2009– A Jackson, Tenn., pastor and a Canadian seminary professor will be the featured speakers at Union University chapel services during GO Week Sept. 14-18.
GO stands for Global Opportunities, and the week will feature several missions-related emphases for the entire campus.
Russ Pflasterer, pastor of City Fellowship in Jackson, will speak in the G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel Sept. 14 on “Captive to Conscience, Not Culture.” Steve Booth, academic dean and professor of New Testament and Greek at Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary and College in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, will speak Sept. 16 on “The Gospel: Who Can Believe That” and Sept. 18 on “To Go or Not to Go: That is at Least One of the Questions.”
“The whole purpose of GO Week is to encourage students primarily, but really all of us in the Union family, to be personally involved in missions,” said Richard Wells, dean of the chapel at Union.
In addition to the chapel addresses at 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Union students throughout the week will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from various mission agencies that will be exhibiting on campus. The week will include seminars, workshops, prayer meetings and an opportunity for students to experience what it’s like to be a Christian in a hostile country where Christians have to worship in secret.
Students will also have the opportunity to gather information about the GO trips Union University will sponsor throughout the year to such places as Germany, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Honduras, Guatemala, North Africa, Romania, Eastern Europe and several locations in the United States.