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Richard D. Calenberg

Professor of World Missions and Intercultural Studies

BA, Tennessee Temple University, 1968; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1972; ThD, Grace Theological Seminary, 1981.

Dr. Calenberg has been teaching Bible, theology and missions since 1974 including 16 years on the faculty of Moody Bible Institute and Theological Seminary. In 1984, Dr. Calenberg and his family joined SIM and moved to Nigeria to serve on the faculty of Jos ECWA Theological Seminary. His ten years of missionary service in Nigeria included evangelism and church planting with his seminary students and three years as SIM Director. In 2000 he was appointed Northwest Regional Director for SIM in Portland, Oregon and Missionary in Residence at Multnomah University and has served as an Adjunct Faculty member at Multnomah Biblical Seminary, Western Seminary, North Portland Bible College, Golden Gate Seminary, Corban University, Montana Wilderness School of the Bible and African Theological Seminary. He has ministered in 10 African countries and led short term missions teams to Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Sudan, China, Philippines, Ecuador, Paraguay, Mexico, and Romania. He is currently the International Coordinator for the Romans Project, a pastoral training and resourcing ministry in Africa and Asia. He and his wife, Carol, have four daughters, three sons-in-law and eight grandchildren. In true African style, four generations presently live in their home.

Richard D. Calenberg
FAB 101
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  • WM101 - Introduction to World Missions
  • WM205 - Cultural Dynamics in Ministry
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  1. Calenberg, Richard D., "Mission and Church Partnership Dynamics." Evangelical Missions Quarterly 41, no. 3 (2005).
  2. Calenberg, Richard D., "New Views on the Destiny of the Unevangelized." Moody Graduate School Bulletin (1993).

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