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Assistant Professor of Ministry Leadership
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Started at Bethel Seminary

Taylor University - B.A., 1998
Regent College - M.Div., 2002
Duke Divinity School - Th.D., 2016

Andy has taught in ministry leadership at Bethel Seminary since 2013. His doctoral dissertation at Duke Divinity School was on Karl Barth’s ecclesiology. He has presented at meetings of the Gospel in Our Culture Network, Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education, American Society of Missiology, Evangelical Theological Society, and the Academy for Religious Leadership. He regularly teaches Missional Outreach and Evangelism, and Discipleship in Community at Bethel Seminary. Andy grew up in Wheaton, Illinois and was involved with sports and student government. He triple-majored at Taylor University—studying abroad twice and playing baseball. He then did a semester abroad at Jerusalem University College with his future wife Amy. After getting married, Amy and Andy lived for six years in Vancouver, Canada both doing M.Div. degrees at Regent College and serving in pastoral ministry. Then Amy and Andy taught Christian ministry at Taylor University for two years. Next Andy did his doctoral work at Duke Divinity School, while Amy served on church staff at Blacknall Presbyterian Church in Durham, North Carolina. Andy and Amy have three children: Ryan, Jacob, and Alice. They live in Minneapolis where Amy is Pastor of Community Life at City Church. Andy coaches youth soccer, basketball, and baseball. Andy can be found on Twitter at @AndyRowell

Courses Taught
Missional Outreach and Evangelism, Discipleship in Community, Organizational Leadership and Church Governance, The Global Church in Mission, Leading Worship Celebrations in the Christian Life Cycle, Introduction to Transformational Leadership, Contemporary Models of the Church, Senior Seminar in Ministry Leadership, Theology and Practice of Pastoral Ministry, Global, Cultural, and Contextual Ministry, Christian Social Ethics in the Workplace, Transformational Ministry Leadership, Leading Transforming Organizations

Research interests
Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lesslie Newbigin, Eugene Peterson, church planting, church consulting, megachurches, trends in theological education, business management, the quantitative study of congregations in sociology, models of practical theology, the history of pastoral ministry, pastoral ministry in literature.

Book Reviews:
Church Leadership Conversations features regular reviews of new scholarship in church leadership, evangelism, New Testament, and theology. Unfortunately, I am not able to review all books sent to me. Books can be sent to:

Dr. Andrew D. Rowell
Assistant Professor of Ministry Leadership
Bethel Seminary
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