Doctor of Intercultural Studies (in process), Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
Master of Arts, Global Leadership, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
Professor Rowland Smith has experience in several varied contexts that has given him a particularly diverse voice in seeing God’s kingdom at work in the church, in missional business models, and in incarnational neighborhood presence. He has served as a Pastor of Missional Culture, as the owner founder of a missional business-as-mission coffee shop, as a church planter, a worship pastor, and a portfolio manager/investment analyst for a capital management firm. His role on the Forge America National Team working with Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost includes providing organizational leadership as well as training development of individuals and churches to follow Jesus with a missionary posture in the places where they live, work and play. His book, Life Out Loud: Joining Jesus Outside the Walls of the Church, charts a course that invites Christian believers to discover an adventurous life with Jesus - their own life out loud. His upcoming dissertation at Fuller Seminary will be on the subject: Missional Emergence: Key Paradigm Shifts Needed in Discipling Christians Toward a Missional Lifestyle. Professor Smith and his family reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.