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The Focus Groups

on October 5, 2011 , Print

During 2010, Dr. Richard J. Mouw, Andy Crouch, Joyce Hiendarto, and various members of the Fuller Theological Seminary faculty met with groups of 2 to 15 people around North America and at the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town, South Africa.

Focus Group 1: Brehm Center students - January 5, 2010 - Pasadena, CA
1. Camille, screenwriter, California
2. Justin, cameraman, California
3. Tamara, animation designer and producer, California
4. Alisha, visual artist, Kentucky
5. April, visual artist, California
6. Chris, producer and artist, California
7. Elspeth, writer and theater producer, Scotland
8. John, graphic designer, Vancouver
9. Lin, visual artist, California
10. Karen, performer and professor, Michigan

Focus Group 2: African American pastors and church leaders - January 19, 2010 - Chicago, IL
1. Joan, pastor, Chicago, Illinois
2. Katral, pastor, Memphis, Tennessee
3. DeForest, senior pastor, Somerset, New Jersey
4. Anthony, senior pastor, Brooklyn, New York
5. Alan, senior pastor, Los Angeles, California
6. Kimberly, senior pastor, Matteson, Illinois
7. Rose, senior pastor, Peoria, Illinois
8. Marvene, pastor, Los Angeles, California
9. Darrell Griffin, senior pastor, Chicago, Illinois
10. Keith, pastor, Washington DC
11. Melvin, ministry executive, Chicago, Illinois
12. Jeffrey, ministry executive, Chicago, Illinois

Focus Group 3: Gotham Fellowship - May 3, 2010 - New York, NY
1. Amilee, ministry professional, New York
2. Brendan, finance industry, New York
3. Brian, writer and actor, New York
4. Eliot, investment industry, New York
5. Molly, artist, New York
6. Carrie, public relations industry, New York
7. Amanda, investment industry, New York
8. Andrew, public health industry, New York
9. David, pastor, New York
10. Christian, finance industry, New York
11. Christian, attorney, New York
12. Kijun, musician, New York
13. Katherine, ministry director, New York
14. Carolyn, Fuller faculty
15. Jim, Fuller faculty
16. Daniel, Fuller faculty

Focus Group 4: MAGL students - July 29, 2010 - Pasadena, CA
1. Laurel, NGO executive, Canada
2. Mihai, pastor and denomination president, Romania
3. Eleazar, pastor and church planter, Liberia
4. Stavros, pastor, Greece
5. Marilyn, mission agency staff, Pennsylvania
6. Marcelle, ministry associate, California
7. Carl, HR officer and pastor, Jamaica
8. Anonymous, missionary, undisclosed location
9. Shelley, Fuller faculty
10. Jeff, Fuller staff

Focus Group 5: Parachurch and campus ministry leaders - September 11, 2010 - Menlo Park, CA
1. Ron, campus minister and adjunct faculty, California
2. Scott, pastor, California
3. Kevin, pastor, California
4. Erina, campus minister, California
5. Michael, campus minister and pastor, California
6. Alex, pastor, California
7. Collin, campus minister, California
8. Phil, campus minister, California
9. Leslie, pastor and doctoral student, California
10. Alberto, ministry director, California
11. Tom, campus minister, California
12. Sabrina, campus minister, California
13. Kim, ministry executive, California
14. Curt, Fuller staff
15. Brad, Fuller staff
16. Laura, Fuller staff

Focus Group 6: Latino leaders - September 15, 2010 - Pasadena, CA
1. Eduardo, pastor and ministry executive, California
2. René, pastor, California
3. Sergio, denomination superintendent, California
4. Jim, pastor, California
5. Margarita, pastor, California
6. Alexia, pastor, California
7. Ruth, ministry executive, California
8. Clementina, pastor, Colorado
9. Mark, Fuller faculty
10. Juan, Fuller faculty

Focus Group 7: Pastors of multicultural churches - September 15, 2010 - Pasadena, CA
1. Mark, pastor, California
2. Kevin, pastor, California
3. Ken, pastor, California
4. Dave, pastor, California
5. Kevin, pastor, California
6. Kerwin, pastor, California
7. Sam, pastor, California
8. Mark, Fuller faculty
9. Juan, Fuller faculty

Focus Group 8: Leaders at Lausanne Gathering (dialogue #1) - October 22, 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa
1. Teresa, seminary president, Malaysia
2. Mossai, university and denomination president, Congo
3. Pradip, head of mission studies, Zimbabwe
4. Nicholas, ministry staff, Uganda

Focus Group 9: Leaders at Lausanne Gathering (dialogue #2) - October 22, 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa
1. Yusuf, pastor, Indonesia
2. Krish, ministry executive, England

Focus Group 10: Leaders at Lausanne Gathering (dialogue #3) - October 23, 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa
1. Antoine, bishop, Rwanda
2. Sindiswa, journalist, South Africa
3. Binny, missionary, India
4. Elaine, ministry executive, California
5. Vadim, ministry consultant, Russia

Focus Group 11 - Leaders at Lausanne Gathering (dialogue #4), October 23, 2010, Cape Town, South Africa
1. Maria, youth pastor, Norway
2. Jorge, seminary director, Brazil
3. Igors, ministry executive, Latvia
4. Marcos, ministry executive, Brazil
5. Atul, professor and department head, India


Quotes in this report have been condensed and edited for clarity, including minor changes of wording.