The organizations below are sponsored by the College of Bible and Ministry and are small groups which address specific needs of the various majors of the college. Regular attendance and participation in one of these groups is required of all Bible and Bible-related majors. Combined meetings and retreats of the groups are to facilitate interaction and community among faculty and students.
Society of Near Eastern Archaeology (SNEA)
The Society of Near Eastern Archaeology is made up of students and faculty who are interested in ancient history and the archaeology of the biblical world. The meetings consist of lectures, presentations, and discussions of relevant biblical topics and finds. Guest presenters have included Dr. Zvi Lederman (Tel Aviv University) Dr. Yossi Paz (of Open University in Israel), Dr. Richard Oster (Harding Graduate School of Religion), Dr. Evertt Huffard (Harding Graduate School), and Mr. Jacob Shock (MA in Egyptology from the University of Memphis). Presenters from Searcy's Harding community have included Dr. John Fortner, Mrs. Janet Fortner, Dr. Julie Harris, Dr. Paul Haynie, Dr. Ken Neller, Dr. Duane Warden, and Dr. Dale Manor who is the club sponsor and serves as Field Director of the excavations at Tel Beth-shemesh in Israel. Meetings and lectures are free and are open to all students regardless of major.
Contact Dale Manor - firstname.lastname@example.org - Box 12280
Alpha Chi Malachi
The goal of Alpha Chi Malachi is to promote spiritual growth and unity; to provide practical experience and training in preaching, teaching, serving, etc., for those majoring in Bible, Missions and Religious Education; to provide speakers on requested topics; to create an atmosphere within the club of camaraderie and fellowship; and to effectively utilize officers and members in carrying out their stated objectives.
Contact Devin Swindle email@example.com - Box 12280
Youth Corps is not active at present. The objective of Youth Corps is to provide and to cultivate an on campus organization for the purpose of equipping individuals to minister to the needs of young people. Youth ministry majors and minors are invited to become part of this ministry, but anyone interested in youth ministry is welcomed as a team member.
Contact Scott Adair - firstname.lastname@example.org - Box 12280
Dan Stockstill - email@example.com - Box 12280