Harding University to host 55th annual Global Missions Experience

More than 1,000 college students from across the country are expected to attend the 55th annual Global Missions Experience Sept. 17-20 in Floral, Arkansas, at Camp Tahkodah hosted by Harding University.

This will be Harding’s 10th time to host Global Missions Experience, formerly known as the World Mission Workshop. The name change reflects a shift in the focus of the conference from a primarily lecture-based format to a hands-on, experiential learning opportunity for students to gain practical knowledge that will aid them in the mission fields they may one day encounter.

During the weekend, students will have the opportunity to simulate life in Africa, southeastern Asia, Central America, Appalachia, slums of the urban developing world, and refugee camps. This year’s event will incorporate elements of urban ministry in addition to the rural development techniques offered in the past.

Students will be offered classes centered on using their specific majors to glorify God. Students will also choose from a variety of stations that allow them to acquire skills needed to evangelize in urban and rural settings. Five keynote speakers who each live on a different continent will address the students at the event sessions.

For more information, contact Dr. Shawn Daggett, director of the University’s Center for World Missions, at 501-279-5133.