Ministry Experience
                                                       of  Gene R. Smillie

Childhood  - in home of C&MA pastor (E.W. Smillie)

1967-71       Wheaton College    Coffee house evangelism

1969-70       One year Short Term Mission project in Medellin, Colombia, South America:
                   Helped C&MA missionary Arnold Cook reach University students

1971-76       On a “Jonahâ€� trip in the secular world,  trying to do “anything but ministryâ€�

                            (While at Wheaton Graduate School) :
1976-79        Helped plant 3 C&MA churches
              Knocked on doors inviting people to church activities;  home hospitality;  home Bible study leader
                   1976-77 Bolingbrook C&MA
                   1977-78 Bloomingdale C&MA
                   1978-79 Wheaton Chinese C&MA

                           (While at Princeton Theological Seminary) :
1979-80          Student pastor,  St. Bartholomew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Trenton, NJ
1981(summer)  Pulpit Supply and Vacation Bible Schools throughout rural Alaska (Presbyterian)
1981-82          Student Chaplain, Philadelphia Prison System

1982-84        Associate Pastor, Trinity Bible Church of the C&MA    Los Alamos, New Mexico
                       (Congregants all research scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory)
                         Simultaneously tried unsuccessfully to plant a new church in Santa Fe, NM,  and
                         was interim pastor at Albuquerque, NM, C&MA church for 6 months.

1985        Associate Pastor, Lombard, IL C&MA Church

1986 (summer)  Interim pastor, Mazamet C&MA Church (in France)

1986-87     Teacher, Yamoussoukro Bible Institute    
                      (Côte d’Ivoire, west Africa)

1987-89     C&MA “bush missionary,â€� working with Ivorian pastor shepherding 27 churches
                         Preached weekly and taught weekly elder-training home Bible study
                         Organized and taught quarterly 3-day lay leader training conferences for lay pastors

1989-90     Furlough ministries, speaking in 60 Alliance churches

1990-94     Teacher, Yamoussoukro Bible Institute
                                 (Côte d’Ivoire, W. Africa)
                    Preached weekly in both urban and "bush" churches
                    Conducted weekend lay leader training conferences
                    Gave Intervarsity conferences at local university

1994-95     Furlough ministries, speaking in 40 Alliance churches

1995-96     Interim preaching pastor, Hyde Park C&MA Church
                                  (University of Chicago)

1996-98     Teacher, Abundant Life Bible Training Institute (Wheeling, IL)
               Adult Sunday School Class Teacher,   Village Church of the Evangelical Free Church (Deerfield, IL)

1998-00     English Pastor, Wheaton Chinese Alliance Church

2001          Adjunct professor of Bible,  North Park University and Trinity International University

2001-04     Visiting immigrant churches all over the nation of Spain,
                     using French, Spanish, and English
                    to encourage,  mentor, and teach believers in embryonic churches

               Teaching weekly leadership course in a latino church in Madrid

2004-05      Furlough ministries, speaking in 40 Alliance churches

2005-06      Writing study notes for Zondervan's Men's Bible, Tyndale's Family Bible, & Travelers N.T.

2006-08      Pastor, Hyde Park Alliance Church, Chicago

2006-12      Adjunct professor of Bible at Trinity, North Park, Elmhurst, and Crown college or university
                Rewriting Bible course curricula for Trinity International University REACH program
2.  "Love, truuue love"         
1. "Mawwage"
Samples of best ministerial speaking voice:
          (click 'em)
Evangelistic mice
How to win souls and influence people  . . .        
Small group leading or facilitating
most of past 30 years
Uh-oh;  did one of the four of us just "toot" ?
. . . in
church ?