CCU Spotlights

David Bosworth

David  Bosworth

Assistant Professor of Theology and Missions
School of Theology

  • Th.M., emphasis in Academic Ministries (Dallas Theological Seminary)
  • B.A. Biblical Studies (The Master's College)


Phone: 303-963-3170

Professional Accomplishments:

  • 2011-present US Director of Zodhiates International New Testament Study Center (Athens, Greece) 
  • Serve as liaison to academic institutions in development of Christian study abroad experiences in Greece and Turkey. The study center is specifically focused on training in New Testament, missiology and bible backgrounds. 
  • 2012-present Executive Director, STM Toolbox (Denver, CO) 
  • Serve as consultant to schools, churches and mission agencies in cause-based travel and study abroad.  
  • 2006-2012 Director of Student Missions, Colorado Christian University (Lakewood, CO) 
  • Organized student/faculty teams for short term intercultural ministry, facilitated pre-field training and post-field debriefing, networked with faith-based non-profits, and provided administrative leadership to all travel logistics.
  • 2001-2006 Director of International Ministries, The Master’s College (Santa Clarita, CA)
  • Integrated co-curricular short term missions program with academic majors, placed students in overseas internships, oversaw spiritual development of the international student community. 
  • Consulting experience
  • Consulted in organizational management, international trip planning and/or intercultural ministry with 25 organizations:
  • Professional Affiliations
    • 2002-present Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS)
    • 2002-present Fellowship of Short Term Missions Leadership (FSTML)
    • 2012-present Missio Nexus
    • 2001-2006 NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Notable Publications:

  • “The Inerrancy of Scripture” Books, Media, Culture, Life (2014)
  • “Is Short Term Mission About You?” The Hub for Responsible Short-Term Mission (2014)
  • “White Paper: Impact of Christian Semester Abroad on Retention, Revenue and Alumni Giving” American Bavarian Exchange (2013)
  • “Provider or Recipient: Money in Short Term Mission” The Hub for Responsible Short-Term Mission (2013)
  • Youthworker Journal Online Article Series (2011)
    • “Successful Mission Fundraiser Checklist”
    • “You Don’t Need a Psychologist to Debrief Your Mission Teams”
    • “Don’t Pick the First Person Who Offers as Your Mission Team Leader”
    • “Are You Ready for a Med Evac?”
    • “Three Mission Travel Mistakes that Are Easily Avoided”
    • “Four Ways You Don’t Want to Save Money on Your Mission Trip”
    • “How to Find the Best Short-Term Mission Search Engines Online”

Speaking Engagements:

  • “Beyond Excellence in Short Term Mission to Cohesion”; Missio Nexus Mission Leaders Conference (Atlanta, Georgia - 2014)
  • “Spiritual Formation Series: Impact of Intercultural Experience on Spiritual Formation”; Colorado Christian University (Lakewood, Colorado – 2013)
  • “When Things Go Wrong in the Field – Risk Management for the Worst Case Scenario”; National Short Term Mission Conference (Tucson, Arizona – 2012)
  • "Monks to Missionaries: Four Models of Spiritual Formation"; Colorado Christian University Student Life Training Session (Lakewood, Colorado - 2009)
  • "Short Term Mission from the Majority World: Assimilating Effective Intercultural Teams"; Evangelical Missiological Society Annual Conference (Broomfield, Colorado - 2008)
  • "Trends in Advocacy Among Today's Christian College Students"; Colorado Christian University Student Life Training Session (Lakewood, Colorado - 2008)
  • "Forty Questions to Ask in Short Term Missions Administration Transitions"; Fellowship of Short Term Missions Leadership (Atlanta, Georgia - 2006)
  • "Creative Ideas for Pre-Field Experiential Training"; Fellowship of Short Term Missions Leadership (Atlanta, Georgia - 2005)
  • “Protestant Disengagement in Missional Activity and the Zinzendorf Exception”; Church History Series, The Mater’s College (Santa Clarita, California – 2005)
  • “Paul’s Faithfulness at the Areopagus – the Impact of a Non-celebrity”; Servant Leadership Staff Training, The Master’s College (Santa Clarita, California – 2004)
  • “Creative Training for Cross-cultural Service”; North American Mission Leaders Conference (Richmond, Virginia – 2003)
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