Dr. Edwin Luther Copeland was Visiting Professor of Missions at SEBTS. This chapel address was presented during the Spring 1989 Convocation. In this message, Dr. Copeland's subject was "Three Particular Areas in which the Unitive Mission of Christ Uniquely Intersects with the Intellectual Mission of Theological Education." Dr. Copeland says that Western secular culture, religious pluralism, and the inner division of Christianity are major challenges in this area.
Dr. Emily Kilpatrick Lansdell, Professor of Missions, gave a lecture titled “Preparation for the Missionary Task in Today’s World.” Dr. Lansdell spoke on the importance of strategic missions in the midst of geo-political changes across the world. One of her major points was the importance of being prepared before going on the field. She discussed the importance of learning the language and culture of the place one serves in as well as having theological training.