Honoring Dr. Walt and Olive Liefeld: Walt has served the Church as a scholar, pastor, and mentor throughout his career and remains Distinguished Professor Emeritus of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Both he and Olive have been active in global missions. Although Walt’s calling has been to train Christian leaders in the US, he has always had a heart for China, where he once considered working as a missionary. Walt served on the Board of ScholarLeaders for more than 15 years and is now an Emeritus Board Member. Olive served as a missionary in Ecuador and is the author of Unfolding Destinies: The Ongoing Story of the Auca Mission.
Purpose: The Liefeld Scholarship supports leaders from Mainland China studying at:
- China Graduate School of Theology (Hong Kong)
- Trinity Theological College (Singapore)
- Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Chicago)
- Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena)
- Other institutions approved by the Board of Directors
Patrick (Fuller Theological Seminary, PhD 2022 in New Testament)
As a Chinese Christian, Patrick understands the importance of expressing biblical truth in faithful and culturally meaningful ways. His research will broaden Pauline understandings of sin, salvation, and moral responsibility in view of the shame-honor worldview prevalent in Chinese society. In Fall 2019, he is preparing for his comprehensive exams. He and his wife are expecting their third child, and they plan to return to their home country in Summer 2020. Please pray for him, his wife, their two children, and their unborn baby as they seek God’s guidance.
Name Withheld for Security (CGST, PhD 2019)
Xue Xiaxia (McMaster, PhD 2014)
Name Withheld for Security (CGST, ThM 2010)
Xue Xiaxia (CGST, MA 2008)
Huang Tianhua (CGST, MDiv 2006)
Geng Weizhong (TTC, PhD 2004)
Shei Wenhau (TTC, PhD 2003)