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Bible Lectureship

LECTURESHIP 2014 REPORT

 

 My thanks to all of you who helped make the 91st Annual Bible Lectureship our biggest ever! We had record crowds and many of our classes were filled to overflowing. A special thanks to all the presenters, the volunteers, and the Lectureship committee for their hard work that made everything go so smoothly.

 

You’ll want to mark your calendars for the 2015 Harding Bible Lectureship: it will be held on September 27-30, and the theme will be “SECRETS OF THE KINGDOM – Unlocking the Treasures of the Parables.”

 

Many people have written in to share their experience at the 2014 lectureship. I thought you might find their comments interesting, so you’ll find excerpts below.

 

-Dan Williams, Vice-President for Church Relations

 

 

What people are saying about Lectureship 2014

 

“I always love the singing. The lecture that affected me the most was Les Ferguson's Desperately Wanting to Believe Again.ʺ

 

“I loved the whole thing. The Women's Day on Monday was great and very inspiring. Alan Robertson is so open and honest and it really gets his point across. I come from a small congregation, and sitting in the midst of 2,500 Christians singing praises to God is an awesome experience! Thanks for a great time of learning from the wisdom of others, wonderful fellowship, and inspiration from God's Word!!”

 

“The Ken Neller series on preaching that was held on Monday was the most helpful for me. I gained a lot from it. Preachers of various ages and various talents covered the subjects very well.”

 

“I much appreciate the fact that so much of the lectureship--programs and activity--is laid out in a convenient line, from Heritage Center to Bible Building. It is a model of convenience.”

 

"Preachers Workshop was more informative and I learned lot more. Keep up the good work on it.”

 

“I appreciated that there were only three class periods and that each time slot offered multiple choices. It was also helpful to have the keys to what each class was geared to. I also liked it all in the same buildings.”

 

“I liked it all! I can't wait to listen to the lectures I missed. I feel that any growing Christian will appreciate any opportunity to study the Word under a different teacher and would make it a profitable lesson.”

 

"There was a heightened level of energy and enthusiasm about the Lectureship. Dan Williams did a masterful job as host during the evening sessions.”

 

“The lectures and classes were well prepared and delivered, and had no vague allusions not based on Scripture. It is very nice to hear well thought out and researched lessons.”

 

“This is my favorite lectureship among our Christian Universities, including the one I graduated from in the past. I appreciate the quality and doctrinal integrity of the speakers and the atmosphere of the lectures.”

 

"I liked the way that the school seemed to encourage students to participate and attend as much as possible.”

 

“I have been in the ministry over forty years and yet, the leadership and ministry sessions were most appropriate for me at this point in my ministry.”

 

“It was my first time this year and I enjoyed the classes very much. I really liked the ones for the elders.”

 

"This was my first year to attend but it will not be my last. The classes and speakers were so good. It was just so hard to choose one over the others. All the classes were easy to find and coordinated very well. I loved that you could stay with one topic for several classes or choose to expand.”


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Schedule

Those who attend the Lectureship this fall may visit Lectureship Center in the rotunda of the McInteer Bible building to receive a free printed program with a complete schedule.

For now, if you wish to download and print your own schedule, choose from the following:

2014 Lectureship Schedule pdf

2014 Preachers Workshop Schedule pdf

2014 Ladies Day Schedule pdf

  

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

6:30 p.m.

Harding University Chorus Concert

7:00 p.m.

Keynote Lecture : “Return to God” - Alan Robertson

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

2nd Annual Kenneth V. Neller Preachers Workshop - Heritage Auditorium

Ladies Day - College Church

9:00 a.m.

The Future of Faith: The Spiritual Journeys of `Emerging Adults', Part 1 - Monte Cox

The Covenant in the Old Testament - Everett Ferguson

Leadership That Transforms: Moving From Control To Empowerment, Part 1 - Carlus Gupton,

Bully in the Pew : Adolescent Aggression in a Church Context - Andrew Baker

Worship : Ezra's Goals - Jack Lewis

Getting to Yes: Answering the Call to Live the Abundant Life, Part 1 - John McKeel

Studies in Early Restoration History: Early British Influences on Thomas Campbell - Robert Hooper

Copyright Issues for Churches - John Hodges

The Archaeology of Ezra - Dale Manor

Pure Heart Vision : Knowing Our Story: When the Wall Becomes a Memory - Jesse Trice

Business as Mission : Are You A Christian Professional or a Professional Christian? Part 1 - Bert Purdy

10:00 a.m.            

The Future of Faith: The Spiritual Journeys of `Emerging Adults', Part 2 - Monte Cox

The Covenant in the New Testament - Everett Ferguson

Leadership That Transforms: Moving From Control to Empowerment, Part 2 - Carlus Gupton

Bully in the Pew : Adolescent Aggression in a Church Context - Andrew Baker

Renewal Movements in Church History : Moravian Missions - Allen Diles

Getting to Yes: Answering the Call to Live the Abundant Life, Part 2 - John McKeel

Jonah : God's Scandalous Love - Kevin Youngblood

 Improving Congregational Singing - John Hodges

The Archaeology of Nehemiah - Dale Manor

Pure Heart Vision : Facing Our Challenges: How to Build the Walls Together - Jesse Trice

Business as Mission : Are You A Christian Professional or a Professional Christian? Part 2 - Bert Purdy

11:00 a.m. 

Keynote Lecture : “Return to Community” - Gary Smith

1:30 p.m. 

Missions Forum : Great Missionary Churches - Moderated by Allen Diles

Panelists:  Gary Jackson, Bill Richardson and Ken Graves

Rebuilding Our Communities Forum - Moderated by Tommy Bush

Panelists : Ron Wade, HopeWorks in Memphis, TN; Ryan Lloyd, InnerCity Ministry in Newport, AR 

3:00 p.m.

The Future of Faith: The Spiritual Journeys of `Emerging Adults', Part 3 - Monte Cox

The Covenant in Early Christian Literature - Everett Ferguson

Leadership That Transforms: Moving From Control To Empowerment, Part 3 - Carlus Gupton

Bully in the Pew : Adolescent Aggression in a Church Context - Andrew Baker

Renewal Movements in Church History : The Wesleyan Movement - Allen Diles

Getting to Yes: Answering the Call to Live the Abundant Life, Part 3 - John McKeel

Jonah : God's Scandalous Love - Kevin Youngblood

The Archaeology of Esther - Dale Manor

Pure Heart Vision : Fearing No Future: The Difficulty with Success - Jesse Trice

Business as Mission : Are You A Christian Professional or a Professional Christian? Part 3 - Bert Purdy

 4:30 p.m.

Celebration of Ministry Dinner - Dan Williams

6:00 p.m.

Spanish Lecture : Preparándonos para regresar a casa Let us prepare to return home - Heber Garcia

6:30 p.m.

Harding Academy Chorus Concert

7:00 p.m.

Keynote Lecture : “Return to Leadership” - Jim Martin

Chinese Lecture : God’s Invisible Hand - Wei Fang

8:30 p.m.

Old Time Gospel Singing - Leon Sanderson and John Hodges

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

 9:00 a.m.

Desperately Wanting to Believe Again - Les Ferguson

Prayer : The Model Prayer - Charles Hodge

Faithing : Approaches of the Hand - Daniel Stockstill

The Preaching of Haggai  - Jim DuBose

Ministry Toolbox : Longevity in Ministry - Jimmy Adcox

Leadership in Smaller Churches - Evertt Huffard

Studies in Early Restoration History: Alexander Campbell and Barton Stone - Robert Hooper

Worship : Fasting - Jack Lewis

Studies in Ezra - Dan Oden

Pure Heart Vision : Rebuilding Hope: Ministry Overcoming Death (Custer Ave. Church of Christ, Clinton, OK) - Patrick Peters

Helping the Helper : Old Testament Forgiveness - Vann Rackley,

Standing Against Obstacles : Conflict Resolution - Jenene Alexander

Women's Ministry : Standing in the Gap : The Role Women's Ministries Can Have in Today's Society - Anessa Westbrook

10:00 a.m.

The Weakness of God - Les Ferguson

Prayer : The Prayer Life of Jesus - Charles Hodge

Faithing : Approaches of the Heart - Daniel Stockstill

The Preaching of Zechariah - Josh Adams

Ministry Toolbox : Working Constructively with Elders, Deacons and Staff – Discussion - Larry Owen and Spencer Furby

Leadership in Smaller Churches - Evertt Huffard

Connecting Across Cultures : Getting Their Backstory - Marcus Reese

Worship : Nehemiah and Communication - Jack Lewis

Studies in Nehemiah - Dan Oden

Pure Heart Vision : Building Walls: Connecting People to Advance the Gospel (East Point Church of Christ, Wichita, KS) - Patrick Barber

Helping the Helper : Remembering to Forget - Trading Guilt for Regret - Klay Bartee

For Women : Return to God as a Faithful Nation - Cheri Yecke

Toolbox for Minister's Wives : Follow-up Discussion on Standing Against Obstacles - Jenene Alexander

Women's Ministry : There's No Place Like Camp! - Loretta Orr


11:00 a.m.

Keynote Lecture : “Return to the Power of Preaching” - William Bower

1:30 p.m.

Helping the Helper Forum : Forgiving and Forgetting - Moderated by Lew Moore

Panelists Klay Bartee, Briana Cunningham, Justin Moore, Sherry Pollard and Vann Rackley

Rebuilding Our Communities Forum - Moderated by Tommy Bush   

Panelist:  David Bangs and Eddie Cloer, Caring & Sharing Ministry, College Church, Searcy, AR

College Planning for Parents and Grandparents : Helping Your Student Prepare

3:00 p.m.

Dealing with Doubt - Les Ferguson

Prayer : The New Testament Church and Prayer - Charles Hodge

Faithing : Approaches of the Head - Daniel Stockstill

The Preaching of Malachi - Mark Webb

Ministry Toolbox : Working Constructively with Elders, Deacons and Staff – Discussion - Larry Owen and Spencer Furby

Leadership in Smaller Churches - Evertt Huffard

Connecting Across Cultures : Sharing God's Story - Marcus Reese

Dealing with Discouragement (Neh. 4) - Noel Whitlock

Studies in Esther - Dan Oden

Pure Heart Vision : Facing Challenges: Biblical Insight Surpassing Liberal or Conservative (Lakehoma Church of Christ, Mustang, OK) - Clyde H. Slimp

For Women : Why You Don't Love God (And How To Fix It) - Jennifer Gearhardt

 4:00 p.m.

Chinese Lecture : The Power of One - Wei Fang

Student Lecture : Claim Your Inheritance - Shelby Coble

Student Lecture : Kingdom Construction - Botham Jean

 4:30 p.m.

CAMT 40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Imagination Dinner – Pure Heart Vision

5:00 p.m.

Student Lecture : My Story for His Glory - Sara Sims

Student Lecture : God’s Eternal Purpose - Tyler Newton

6:00 p.m.

Spanish Lecture : Una historia personal de medio siglo (A Half Century of Personal History) - Juan Monroy

6:30 p.m.

Good News Singers Concert

7:00 p.m.

Keynote Lecture : “Return to The Word” - David Young

Chinese Lecture : SHINE! Spreading His Reign - Andrew Hill

9:00 p.m.

Chamber Singers Concert

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1

9:00 a.m.

Dreaming Dreams and Seeing Visions, Part 1 - JimMcGuiggan

Social Media : The Twittering Church - Jim Miller

Ministry Toolbox : Spiritual Growth and Renewal in Ministry - Phil McKinney

Abundant Living Program : Caring for Aging Parents - Mike Justus

Leadership Principles from Ezra and Nehemiah, Part 1 - David Owens

Multicultural Churches : Seeing the Stranger at the Gate: Learning from the New Testament Church - Mike Tune

Spiritual Warfare : The Battle Is Spiritual - Steve Hemphill

Studies in Early Restoration History: David Lipscomb and James A. Harding - Robert Hooper

Missions : Developing a Vision for Missions - Gary Jackson

Using Small Groups to Plant Churches - Marvin Crowson

Transforming Work: How Christians Can Reflect a Transformational Relationship with Christ Through Their Everyday Jobs - Scott Penick

For Women : A Return to Days of Feasting and Joy - Mary Luallen

Growing Together Through Grief, Part 1: Walking Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death - Karen Langston

Women’s Ministry : I Was In Prison and You Came to Visit Me - Brenda Allen

10:00 a.m.

Dreaming Dreams and Seeing Visions, Part 2 - JimMcGuiggan

Social Media : Digitally Connected Youth - Jim Miller

Ministry Toolbox : Spiritual Growth and Renewal in Ministry - Phil McKinney

Abundant Living Program : Grandparenting : Passing the Torch - Leon Sanderson

Leadership Principles from Ezra and Nehemiah, Part 2 - David Owens

Multicultural Churches : Building Strong Multicultural Congregations, Part 1 - Max Craddock

Spiritual Warfare : Satan's Tackle Box & Prayers He Hates - Steve Hemphill

Why Your Church Should Be Involved In Campus Ministry - Chris Buxton

Missions : Creating a Set of Policies and Guidelines for Missions - Bill Richardson

Using Small Groups to Plant Churches - Marvin Crowson

Transforming Work: How Christians Can Reflect a Transformational Relationship with Christ Through Their Everyday Jobs - Scott Penick

For Women : Building Faith - Rachel Penick

Growing Together Through Grief, Part 2: Climbing Up to the 'Sonshine' of Healing (and Forgiveness) - Karen Langston

Women’s Ministry : Young at Heart : Providing support and care for widows - Wanda Spears

11:00 a.m.

Keynote Lecture : “Return by God’s Providence” - Mike Tune

1:30 p.m.

Interview With Juan Monroy : 50 Years of Ministry - Interviewed by Dan Williams

Rebuilding Our Communities Forum - Moderated by Tommy Bush

Panelist:  Jim Woodell, John 3:17 Ministry in Newport, AR

College Planning for Parents and Grandparents : Helping Your Student Prepare

3:00 p.m.

Dreaming Dreams and Seeing Visions, Part 3  - Jim McGuiggan

Ministry Toolbox : Time Management in Ministry - Scot Crenshaw

Abundant Living Program : Growing Spiritually - Harry Riggs

Leadership Principles from Ezra and Nehemiah, Part 3 - David Owens

Multicultural Churches : Building Strong Multicultural Congregations, Part 2 - Max Craddock

Spiritual Warfare : Following God Through Tough Times - Steve Hemphill

Missions : Choosing Missionaries and Selecting Fields - Oneal Tankersley

Using Small Groups to Plant Churches - Marvin Crowson

Transforming Work: How Christians Can Reflect a Transformational Relationship with Christ Through Their Everyday Jobs - Scott Penick

For Women : A Return to Your True Identity - Kayci Ross

Growing Together Through Grief, Part 3: Reaching Out and Sharing the Journey - Karen Langston

4:00 p.m.

Chinese Lecture : OTHERS? How to think about them - Andrew Hill

Student Lecture : Finding Strengths in Our Weaknesses - Kelby Czerwonka

Student Lecture : Returning to God - Stanley Winters

5:00 p.m.

Student Lecture : The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength - Kelly Donaldson

Student Lecture : Return to Sender: Learning from the Theology of the Global South - Philip Habegger

6:00 p.m.

Spanish Lecture: El desafío del siglo XXI (The Challenge of the 21st Century) - Juan Monroy

6:30 p.m. 

Harding University Concert Choir Concert     

7:00 p.m.

Keynote Lecture : “Return to Joy” - B. Chris Simpson

9:00 p.m.

Belles and Beaux Concert

Women's Program

Women are encouraged to attend any of the Lectureship lectures and classes, but, there are several classes designed especially for women. On Monday, a program will be held all day at College Church of Christ. On Tuesday and Wednesday on Harding's campus there will be special women's classes at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 3 p.m.  Please check the Schedule page for a complete listing.

The complete Women's Day Program for Monday, September 29

Recordings

Free Downloads!  

You can get all the classes and keynotes from Lectureship by going to iTunes U free downloads.

iTunesU Instructions for Use:

  1. Click the link above. If you already have iTunes software on your computer, click the grey "I Have iTunes" button. If you do not have iTunes, click the blue "Free Download" button.
  2. Once iTunes is installed, you will see a list of the recordings for Lectureship 2014. Hover your mouse over the number for the session you'd like to hear and click on the play button (a triangle inside a circle). Make sure your speakers are on and enjoy the recording.

Note: Lectureship recordings can be heard on your smartphone. Use the iTunes app and search for "Harding University Lectureship".

Past Lectures

If you would like to hear recordings from past Lectureships, use the search bar in the top right corner of your screen to search for "Harding University Lectureship". There are several years of lectures available for free download.

Or to order previous or current Lectureship CDs, contact Harding's AudioWorks at

Harding AudioWorks
P.O. Box 10765
Searcy, AR 72149
501-279-4439
audioworks@harding.edu

To order previous or current Lectureship DVDs of limited presentations, call Harding's VideoWorks at

Harding VideoWorks
P.O. Box 10853
Searcy, AR 72149
501-279-4105
mprior@harding.edu

For more information about Lectureship at

Lectureship
P.O. Box 12280
Searcy, AR 72149
501-279-5123
lectureship@harding.edu

Order Forms

2014 Lectureship CD/DVD Order Form pdf

2012 Lectureship CD Order Form pdf

2011 Lectureship CD Order Form pdf

2010 Lectureship CD Order Form pdf

2009 Lectureship Video Order Form pdf

2009 Lectureship CD Order Form pdf

2008 Lectureship Video Order Form pdf

Contact Us

Bible Lectureship is Managed by the Office of Church Relations
501-279-5123
Lectureship@harding.edu

2014 Lectureship
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2014

on the Searcy campus

501-279-5123
Lectureship@harding.edu

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