evangelism; theology; education; mission; missions

Journal History

Soon after its foundings in the early 1980s, the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education recognized that there was a lack of publications in which scholars and practitioners of evangelism could publish and read academic reflections on the theory and practice of evangelism. This led to the founding of the Journal of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education in 1985. The JAETE was the first peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the academic exploration of evangelism.

In 2010, the journal changed its name to Witness: The Journal of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological EducationWitness was published as a hardcopy through 2015. In 2016, it became an exclusively online journal in order to allow greater accessibility to its contents. Across these iterations, the mission of the journal to provide a place for high-quality academic engagement with evangelism remains.