Charles Cook, PhD

Professor of Global Studies and Mission
Director of the Jaffray Centre for Global Initiatives
+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 7901
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I am a global soul, born in Canada but raised in Latin America and now wander the globe (intentionally) doing “kingdom stuff”.  Born to C&MA international workers, I grew up in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and worked in Bolivia, Mexico and Argentina.  I have been involved in establishing communities of faith in a variety of places around the world.  On returning to Canada I assumed the role of Professor of Global Studies and Mission at Ambrose University. When not teaching I enjoy leaving Calgary for various corners of the globe to explore, research, minister, and learn. My hobby is creating NGOs (Not for Profit Organizations) that seek to address issues affecting the global community.


PhD (Trinity International University)
MDiv (Ambrose Seminary)
BTh (Ambrose University)

Select Publications

Current Research

New Models for Mission: Creating a New Missiological Resource for the Canadian Church. A research project sponsored by the EFC.

Church Mission: What the 21st Century Canadian Churches say About Mission.  A research project generated in conjunction with the EFC.

Recent Conference Presentations

“Global Reach of the Canadian Local Church,” Antalia, Turkey.  March 2010, C&MA of Canada General Assembly

“Church to Church Code of Best Practice,” Seminar at Tyndale University College, Dec.  2009

“Assessing the Long-Term Impact of Intercultural Sojourns,” McMaster Divinity College, Feb. 2005.