The University of Indianapolis will present the 2008 Showers Symposium "Christian Missions in the United Methodist Church: Past, Present and Future" on Thursday March 27, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Topics and participants include: "Mission and the Quest for the Homeland: The Legacy of the Evangelical United Brethren" with J. Steven O'Malley of Asbury Theological Seminary; "Evangelism Without Apology" with Stephen Graham of the University of Indianapolis, who will speak about E. Stanley Jones; "Affection Without Attachment: Toward a Theology of Christian Mission" with Thomas Thangaraj (Church of South India) of Candler School of Theology; and "No Bootstrap Theology: Grace and Holiness in Mission" with Beth Felker Jones of Huntington University.

During the close of the morning session at 11:20 a.m., the South Indiana Conference United Methodist Women School of Christian Mission at UIndy will be recognized for it work in mission education.

A copy of the Showers Symposium brochure can be found by logging on to http://eip.uindy.edu.

The Showers Symposium is free, however those who wish to register to participate in one of the lunchtime discussions need to contact Cindy Tyree at 317-788-2106 or e-mail her at ctyree@uindy.edu.