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Lectureship 2021: Invincible


Courageous Faith In Troubled Times: A Study of the book of Daniel

September 26-29, 2021

With the 2021 Harding Bible Lectureship we affirm that our God is still in heaven, He is still sovereign over history, and his kingdom is invincible! May that confidence enable us, like Daniel, to live faithfully in fearful times. Watch this year's keynote speakers live at streaming.harding.edu.


Lectureship 2021 Full Schedule


To view the full schedule for this free event, you can choose a specific day below or you can view and download a digital PDF of the Lectureship Program. While updates to the program will not be reflected in the PDF, they will be corrected in the schedule below.


Sunday, September 26

6:30 p.m.Musical Performance: Harding ChorusKelly Neill, directorBenson Auditorium
7 p.m.Keynote: Invincible! God’s Eternal Kingdom (Daniel 7:9-18) | Watch Livestream
David Shannon
Devin Swindle, worship leader
Benson Auditorium

Monday, September 27

8:30 a.m.Morning PraiseMike WoodAdministration Auditorium
9 a.m.Keynote: In Your Dreams, Nebuchadnezzar: There Is A God In Heaven! (Daniel 2) | Watch Livestream
Sammie BerryAdministration Auditorium
9 a.m.Student Chapel: ResolvedDavid HunzickerBenson Auditorium
9:45 a.m.Ladies Day | Praise and WorshipKimberly CollinsCone Chapel
10 a.m.Ladies Day | Courageous and Blessed:
A Look at Priscilla
Cathy Rivers TurnerCone Chapel
10 a.m.A Fourfold Vision of Reimaging the Church’s Teaching Ministries
Christian teachers must be equipped to be theologically grounded in living a life of truth, missionally focused in discipleship practices, relevant to the church’s needs, and devoted to employing creative pedagogies that move beyond didactic information transfer.
Jerry BowlingMcInteer 125
10 a.m.T.B. Larimore & Christian Identity: “No Branch Or Party”: Identified by Christ, Part 1
“I belong to the church of Christ; not a branch or wing of it, or a party in it; but to the church itself. I propose to never stand identified with one special wing, branch or party of the church.” – T.B. Larimore (1889)
Nathan GuyMcInteer 145
10 a.m.God’s Plan for Church Growth, Part 1
Everyone realizes these are challenging times for churches, and as a result we are bombarded with numerous plans derived from human sources. These presentations ask the question: “What do the Scriptures reveal is God’s plan for building churches in tough times?”
Leon BarnesMcInteer 150
10 a.m.Are There Degrees of Reward and Punishment in the Afterlife?
Scripture speaks of heaven in terms of reward, and of hell in terms of punishment, but do all receive the same measure when they arrive at their final destination? This presentation will review biblical teaching about what we can expect in eternity.
Paul PollardMcInteer 225
10 a.m.Count It All Joy: Finding the Blessing in Troubled Times, Part 1
The world reacts to troubles with resentment and dismay, but Christians have a radically different response. This presentation will review the New Testament’s surprising perspective on struggles and suffering.
Duane WardenMcInteer 229
10 a.m.Developing Generosity in Your Church, Part 1
Jesus said more about money than about heaven and hell, so Christians must be prepared to discuss this powerful and often controversial issue. This session will focus on the scriptura aspects of our call to give from our church member’s perspective.
Bryan BurksMcInteer 230
10 a.m.The Truth in Story Form, Part 1
Much of the Bible is written in narrative form – stories that tell us who God is, and how he deals with his people. This class will focus on why God chose the narrative form as the best methodology for revealing the truth about himself.
John W. SmithMcInteer 233
10 a.m.Countering a Cohabitation Culture
Cohabitation is now the most common path to couple formation among young adults, even though that practice is associated with poorer relationship outcomes. This presentation will ask what we can do to restore the sacredness of the marriage bond.
Keith HarrisMcInteer 234
10 a.m.Introduction to Daniel: A Clash of Ancient Empires, Part 1
This session will place the book of Daniel in its
historical and archaeological background.
Dale ManorAdministration Auditorium
10 a.m.Partners in Trust: Best Practices for Elders and Ministers Working Together, Part 1
A key to vital congregational life is healthy governance. This workshop will present best practices for elders and ministers to co-labor as partners who value each other’s unique contributions to the tasks and relationships of church leadership.
Carlus GuptonBenson Auditorium
11 a.m.Ladies Day | Courageous and Pressed:
A Glimpse of the “Hem-toucher
Cathy Rivers TurnerCone Chapel
11 a.m.What Is Needed in Congregational Adult Bible Classes?
This class explores some best practices that adult Bible class teachers might use to help participants enrich their faith formation. It also explores vital steps that leaders can take to enhance faith maturation in congregational learning communities.
Jerry BowlingMcInteer 125
11 a.m.T.B. Larimore & Christian Identity: “To Be Good, To Do Good”: Identified by Character, Part 2
“[P]lease let us clearly understand … that EVERY sentence, sentiment and syllable shall be written in kindness, courtesy and love: our ONLY aim and motive being TO DO GOOD.” — T. B. Larimore (1897)
Nathan GuyMcInteer 145
11 a.m.God’s Plan for Church Growth, Part 2
This presentation asks the question: “What do the Scriptures reveal is God’s plan for building churches in tough times?”
Leon BarnesMcInteer 150
11 a.m.Energizing Expectancy: Restoring the Hope of Jesus’ Return
The promise of Jesus’ second coming is one of the major themes of the New Testament, but it is often neglected in churches today. What can we do to restore the anticipation of our Lord’s return, and what would be the effect on us if we did?
Ralph WeinholdMcInteer 225
11 a.m.Count It All Joy: Finding the Blessing in Troubled Times, Part 2
This session will continue to consider the perspective of the New Testament on suffering and hardships.
Duane WardenMcInteer 229
11 a.m.Developing Generosity in Your Church, Part 2
This session will focus on practical aspects of giving from the church’s perspective (online giving, budgets, special collections, etc.).
Bryan BurksMcInteer 230
11 a.m.The Truth in Story Form, Part 2
Mark says that Jesus never taught a lesson without telling a story. Apparently, Jesus thought that was the best method of conveying spiritual truth. This class will focus on how current preaching and teaching can be enhanced by using his methodology.
John W. SmithMcInteer 233
11 a.m.Introduction to Daniel: A Sovereign God, Part 2
This session will review the theme and purpose of the book, as Daniel demonstrates that God’s sovereignty provides hope, even in Israel’s darkest hour.
Dan OdenAdministration Auditorium
11 a.m.Partners in Trust: Best Practices for Elders and Ministers Working Together, Part 2
This session will continue the discussion of how elders and ministers can work together in a positive and productive ministry partnership.
Carlus GuptonBenson Auditorium
12 p.m.Lunch
1 p.m.Book Signing: “Let Truth Prevail”Allen DilesHeritage Lobby
2 p.m.Ladies Day | Courage to Persevere:
The Life Story of Gladys Aylward
Alicia WilliamsonCone Chapel
2 p.m.“Be Strong In The Lord:” Finding the Courage for Spiritual Warfare
Christians should not expect an easy life because we are in a spiritual battle. Fortunately, Ephesians 6:10-20 tells us we are equipped with spiritual strength and weapons!
Howard WrightMcInteer 125
2 p.m.T.B. Larimore & Christian Identity: “No Man’s Enemy”: Respecting Conscience, United by Love, Part 3
“When my final farewell to the world I have said, no one shall truthfully say, ‘By his death I have lost an enemy’; but be it carefully cut … on the cold white stone that may cast its shadow on my lonely, gloomy grave, ‘THE WORLD HAS
LOST A FRIEND.’” — T. B. Larimore (1888)
Nathan GuyMcInteer 145
2 p.m.Mathetis — The American Revolution for Sharing Jesus!
God is opening extraordinary digital doors into American hearts. Check out Mathetis.org. Then come and discover your own cutting-edge way to share the life-saving Good News via social media.
John Reese and Tim YeagerMcInteer 150
2 p.m.Panel Discussion — Developing Healthy Relationships With Our Church Members: Paul’s Guidelines in 1 Timothy 5:1-2
Paul gives the young minister Timothy specific instructions in 1 Timothy 5:1-2 about how to relate to different individuals in our church family. In this session we will discuss how our role as ministers affects the way we relate to others, and how they relate to us; review some relationship red flags; and learn how to develop healthy connections in our congregations.
Moderator: Kevin Burr
Panelists: Harrison Dell, Patterson Morgan and
Melissa VanZant
McInteer 225
2 p.m.Daniel as a Model of Leadership, Part 1
This session will explore the personal character of Daniel and the circumstantial challenges he faced in order to assess the quality of his leadership.
Ross CochranMcInteer 229
2 p.m.Community Engagement: Connecting With Your Community for Christ
Effective ways to build, sustain and create productive relationships with the community. The church can be the community’s greatest asset if we are effective in meeting the needs of the community the way Jesus intended.
Vince FordMcInteer 230
2 p.m.Making Love Last - Best Practices for Couples Who Want to Grow a Great Marriage, Part 1
We will discuss common love killers, effective love builders, and definitely will spend some time on the top emotional needs for the man and the woman.
Chuck BallMcInteer 233
2 p.m.An Effective Beginning, a Gracious Ending: Navigating Crucial Transitions in Ministry
Are you beginning a new ministry, ending an old one, or maybe both? Our desire is to do what is best for the kingdom and to make those transitions as grace-filled and loving as possible. Learn from the missteps and successes of others to help your transition be as effective and gracious as possible.
Daryl HayesMcInteer 353
2 p.m.Courageous Faith in Troubled Times: Being Faithful in a Time of Pandemic
The COVID-19 virus has had a huge impact on our churches and on our world. This presentation will ask what we have learned from this experience, and what Scripture teaches us about being the church in a time of pandemic.
Karl McLartyAdministration Auditorium
2 p.m.Worlds in Collision: God Against the gods, Part 1
The ancient gods we sneer at live on. As long as we worship war and sensuality, Mars/Ares or Sekmet and Bacchus are alive and well.
Jim McGuigganBenson Auditorium
2 p.m.Tent-making Preachers and Bi-vocational Ministry, Part 1
This lecture focuses on the need and function of tent-making preaching. We will examine the background, advantages and problems of being a tentmaker preacher.
John HobbsLiberty Room
3 p.m.Ladies Day | Courage to Dream: The Prayer Ministry
of Grace Wilder
Alicia WilliamsonCone Chapel
3 p.m.Faithful Disciple Making: “Following Jesus at Work,” Part 1
Daniel is an example of a faithful businessman who is more concerned with the ways of the kingdom of God than the affairs of the world. In this class, Noah Hernbeck will share insights from the book of Daniel on faithfully living as a follower of Jesus while in a foreign land (workplace, community, backyard).
Carl Williamson and Noah HernbeckMcInteer 145
3 p.m.WhatsApp — The Global Revolution for Sharing Jesus!
WhatsApp is the main messaging method for 1.5 billion users worldwide. The new WBS app leverages WhatsApp plus other emerging technologies as an interactive way to share the Good News on a global scale.
John Reece and Tim YeagerMcInteer 150
3 p.m.Colleagues Circles
Participants will meet in small groups to discuss their responses to the previous Young Ministers Network session in light of their own ministry experiences.
Kevin Burr, ModeratorMcInteer 225
3 p.m.Daniel as a Model of Leadership, Part 2
Using Daniel as a case study, this session will explore a theology of leadership and the roles of credibility and situational assessment in leading churches and schools.
Ross CochranMcInteer 229
3 p.m.Open Your Eyes! Seeing With a World Vision
The Lord is working all over the world and accepts people from every nation who turn to him. Come rejoice in that reality and see how you can join him in his mission.
Oneal TankersleyMcInteer 230
3 p.m.Making Love Last – Best Practices for Couples Who Want to Grow a Great Marriage, Part 2
A continuation from part 1 – A discussion of common love killers in a marriage, effective love builders, and emotional needs for the man and the woman.
Chuck BallMcInteer 233
3 p.m.Remember the Poor (Galatians 2:10)
Through the fog of the “issues of the day” comes a clear ringing mandate for disciples to “remember the poor.” In this session we will review the cause and effect and explore fulfilling the mandate today.
Paul WilkersonMcInteer 234
3 p.m.Today’s Timothys: What Churches and Church Leaders Can Do to Encourage More Young Men to Preach
If the church is to grow, we have to intentionally raise up the next generation of capable gospel preachers. This presentation will discuss how to encourage more young men to preach.
Moderator: Jesse Robertson
Panelists: Harold Redd, Devin Swindle and
Isaac Davis
McInteer 353
3 p.m.Introduction to Daniel: A Supernatural Cast of Characters, Part 3
The book of Daniel is notable for the number of individuals it introduces from the unseen, spiritual dimension of reality. This session will explore the identity and significance of “the holy ones,” “The Ancient of Days,” the “Son of Man,” Michael, Gabriel, and the fourth man in the furnace.
Dan OdenAdministration Auditorium
3 p.m.Reasons for Our Hope — Plain Talk About Hard Questions: I Have Doubts? Is Something Wrong With Me?, Part 1
We consider the value of thinking rationally about reasons for religious belief. We also learn that doubt, while not good in itself, is an essential part of every Christian’s development as a disciple of Jesus.
Kraig MartinBenson Auditorium
3 p.m.Tent-making Preachers and Bi-vocational Ministry, Part 2
This session will be focusing on church growth.
John HobbsLiberty Room
3 p.m.Caring When There Is No Cure – Helping Those With Chronic or Terminal Diseases Achieve Peace
We are all oriented toward “fixing” problems and healing diseases, but how do you help those for whom there is no cure? This session will utilize the biblical concept of shalom to provide insights on helping the chronically or terminally ill achieve peace. This session will be useful for nursing students, health care professionals, chaplains, ministers, family members and anyone who is a caregiver.
Gregory BrooksSwaid 201
4:30 p.m.Celebration of Ministry Dinner | The Privilege of Speaking
Hosted by the Office for Church Connections for all current and retired ministers, elders and their spouses. Tickets are free but required and available at Lectureship Central.
Noel WhitlockHeritage Cafeteria
6 p.m.Spanish Lecture | La Soberanía de Dios Cuando las Cosas van mal (God´s Sovereignty When Things Go Bad)Carlos BaltodanoMcInteer 125
6:30 p.m.Musical Performance: Harding Academy ChorusCraig Jones, directorBenson Auditorium
7 p.m.Keynote: In the University of Babylon: Daring to be
Different (Daniel 1) | Watch Livestream
Daniel Hunzicker
Andrew Braxter, worship leader
Benson Auditorium
8:30 p.m.Old-time Gospel SingingMike WoodCone Chapel

Tuesday, September 28

7 a.m.Sunset International Bible Institute Breakfast
Tickets are free but required and available at the SIBI exhibit in the Hammon Student Center.
Hosted by Sunset International Bible InstituteRegions Room 206
8 a.m.Preachers Workshop: A Preacher's Introduction to DanielDevin SwindleCone Chapel
8:30 a.m.Morning PraiseMike WoodAdministration Auditorium
9 a.m.Keynote — In the Fiery Furnace: Demonstrating Courage Under Fire (Daniel 3) | Watch Livestream
Phil BrookmanAdministration Auditorium
9 a.m.Student Chapel — What America Means to MeHabtu ZemechBenson Auditorium
9 a.m.Minister Wives Meet and Sweets
An opportunity for minister wives to connect, fellowship and enjoy some tasty treats. Free child care is available.
Hosted by College Church of Christ712 E. Race Ave., just across the street from the Harding campus
10 a.m.Preachers Workshop: Preaching Daniel 1-6Devin SwindleCone Chapel
10 a.m.The Power of a United Fellowship, Part 1
The coronavirus pandemic forced many churches to temporarily suspend their gatherings. It is time to reaffirm the power of fellowship and rebuild our ties of brotherhood within our churches.
Richard BarclayMcInteer 125
10 a.m.Caregiving With God, Part 1
No woman ever lists as one of her life goals serving as a caregiver to a disabled family member, but many women will find themselves in this role. In these presentations Dr. Cox will share the lessons, and the blessings, that can be found in this special ministry.
Lois CoxMcInteer 145
10 a.m.The Ministry of Motherhood: Disciples at the Dinner Table, Part 1
We have more life options than ever before, but for most women, motherhood remains one of the most significant roles we play. This presentation asks the question, “How would it affect our perspective if we looked at motherhood as a ministry?”
Ashley WilesMcInteer 150
10 a.m.Simply Effective Church Websites
Does the thought of designing, building and maintaining a church website fill you with fear? Wiles will bring you hope and a laugh as he guides you through simple effective website platforms and the “must-haves” for your church’s online identity.
Christopher WilesMcInteer 225
10 a.m.What Earthly Good is Heaven? The Here-and-Now Benefits of Preaching and Teaching on the Hereafter
We know everyone dies, but then what? This series of lectures will cover God’s promises about the afterlife as found in the Bible. This study seeks to clarify these important teachings, which have often gotten muddled in the jumble of modern religious doctrines, feelings and popular ideas.
Park LinscombMcInteer 230
10 a.m.Courageous Faith in the Face of Persecution, Part 1
We realize Daniel and his friends faced persecution in Bible times, but many Christians are not aware that their fellow believers around the world are still being persecuted today. Dr. Pagidipalli, a surgeon and evangelist from India, will share stories of courageous Christ-followers today.
Mani PagidipalliMcInteer 233
10 a.m.Exiles in America?: Responding Faithfully to the Changing Cultural and Religious Landscape, Part 1
The churches of Christ in the context of western culture — where we have come from and where we are going.
Greg TidwellAdministration Auditorium
10 a.m.Christian Chronicle Live — The Post-Pandemic Church: What is the Landscape for Reaching the Lost After a Once-In-A-Century Upheaval?, Part 1
In this session we will be assessing the situation post-pandemic and looking for solutions.
Bobby Ross, Moderator
Panelist: Carl Royster, Compiler of 21st Century Christian’s “Churches of Christ in the United States”
Benson Auditorium
10 a.m.Helping Children Through Complicated Major Life Transitions, Part 1
This session presents an overview of understanding how children experience life stressors and transitions while making recommendations on how to help them manage the stressors.
Kathy HelpenstillEzell 210
10 a.m.Effective Church Communication in the 21st Century
The 21st century churches are seeking guidance to address the growing need for getting accurate information out quickly to their audiences who come from all walks of life. Managing communication is even more timely as we are now facing unprecedented information needs brought on by COVID-19.
Jack Shock and April FatulaReynolds C124
11 a.m.Preachers Workshop: Preaching Daniel 7-12Devin SwindleCone Chapel
11 a.m.The Power of a United Fellowship, Part 2
“Social distancing” is nothing new in American churches. For too long Christians experienced ethnic and racial isolation. It is time to reaffirm the power of fellowship and rebuild our ties of brotherhood between churches.
Richard BarclayMcInteer 125
11 a.m.Caregiving With God, Part 2
In the 22 months she spent taking care of her husband after his stroke, Dr. Cox learned that God is faithful in helping caregivers find strength, and even fulfillment, in the midst of challenges.
Lois CoxMcInteer 145
11 a.m.The Ministry of Motherhood: Disciples at the Dinner Table, Part 2
This session continues the discussion from part 1 – “How would it affect our perspective if we looked at motherhood as a ministry?”
Ashley WilesMcInteer 150
11 a.m.The Geography of the Afterlife
What does the Bible teach about heaven and hell? Is there an intermediate state of the dead? Are purgatory and limbo real places?
Park LinscombMcInteer 230
11 a.m.Courageous Faith in the Face of Persecution, Part 2
Dr. Pagidipalli, a surgeon and evangelist from India, will inspire and challenge us with the stories of individuals who are turning to Christ today at great cost to themselves.
Mani PagidipalliMcInteer 233
11 a.m.Developing a Genuinely Christ-Centered Church
If the presence of Christ in our world is the church, then to make a difference the church must be Christ-centered, or she makes no difference at all.
Mike IrelandMcInteer 234
11 a.m.Exiles in America?: Responding Faithfully to the Changing Cultural and Religious Landscape, Part 2
The compromised church — a review of three dangers: progressivism, secularism and fatalism.
Greg TidwellAdministration Auditorium
11 a.m.Helping Children Through Complicated Major Life Transitions, Part 2
This session looks more specifically at the grief and loss application of adjustments that include the experience of their parents’ divorce.
Kathy HelpenstillEzell 210
11 a.m.Christian Chronicle Live: The Post-Pandemic Church: What Creative Approaches Can Help Spur Kingdom Growth in a Difficult Time? Part 2
Statistics, approaches and ideas | This is a continuation from Part 1, assessing the situation post-pandemic and looking for solutions.
Moderator: Bobby Ross
Panelists: Andy and Roslyn Miller (church planters in Orlando, Florida), Eric and Andrea Lorick (church planters in Baltimore, Maryland) 
Benson Auditorium
12 p.m.Lunch
12 p.m.Annual World Bible School and World English Institute Luncheon
For friends of WBS and WEI.Tickets are free but required and available at Lectureship Central.
Hosted by WBS and WEIFounders Room
1 p.m.Book Singing: “From Morning to Evening: Every Day with Jesus”Mike IrelandHeritage Lobby
2 p.m.Godly Grandmothering, Part 1
The Bible indicates that grandparents can have a significant role in shaping and strengthening the faith of their grandchildren. In this session our panel will explore ways that grandmothers can fulfill that crucial and rewarding responsibility.
Moderator: Sherry Pollard
Panelists: Carolyn Priest and Brenda Allen
McInteer 150
2 p.m.How to Invest to Make a Significant Difference in Your Life and Ministry, Part 1
As a young minister, it is really important for both you personally and your ministry that you invest your time, energy and attention on things that matter and promote growth long term. Investing well in the first half of your life/ministry can significantly impact the quality of the second half of your life/ministry. This class will offer some very practical suggestions for young ministers who wish to make wise investments in things that matter.
Jim MartinMcInteer 225
2 p.m.Preparing to be a Church Planter, Part 1
This class will focus on the growing qualities necessary in an individual, couple or team to prepare for a church planting work. Maybe it’s not time for you to plant a church yet, but are you preparing for that time? What can you do to prepare for that time if God calls you to it? How can you start today?
Shaun DutileMcInteer 229
2 p.m.What Does the Bible Reveal About the Nature of Our Heavenly Bodies?
One of the most intriguing questions about the afterlife is, “What kind of bodies will we have?” This session reviews the biblical teachings on that subject.
Park LinscombMcInteer 230
2 p.m.City-Wide Vacation Bible School: We Do It, You Can Too! Part 1
In Searcy at least four of the churches of Christ hold a yearly combined VBS. In two sessions, Tripp will discuss the benefits and logistics of creating and maintaining this partnership. She will also provide helpful tips and answer your questions at the end of each session.
Moderator: Tianna Tripp
Panelists: Kerri Behel, Katelyn Kiihnl and Todd Miller
McInteer 233
2 p.m.Pledging Allegiance: Unpacking Images of Authority in the Books of Daniel and Revelation, Part 1
Failure to understand the confusing imagery has led to a failure to apply the message of Revelation in our everyday lives and ministries. In these lectures, we describe the message of Revelation and demonstrate how this message can be used in mission contexts to draw people to Jesus Christ.
Garrett Best & Alan HowellMcInteer 234
2 p.m.The Other Half of James 1:27 — Serving Widows in 2021, Part 1
This session will focus on seeing as a church the widows among us.
Andrew BakerMcInteer 352
2 p.m.James Jenkins Trott, Missionary to the Cherokees
A little-known hero of the American restoration movement, Trott was a missionary to the Cherokee Nation in Georgia prior to their forcible removal to Indian Territory. Later he joined them there. Learn about his courageous faith and the persecution he faced.
Allen DilesMcInteer 353
2 p.m.Exiles in America?: Responding Faithfully to the Changing Cultural & Religious Landscape, Part 3
Faith and Faithfulness: Discerning and Implementing God’s Pattern for Total Victory
Greg TidwellAdministration Auditorium
2 p.m.Worlds in Collision: God the Lord of History, Part 2
Henry Ford is quoted as saying “History is just one ... thing after another.” A little stone building that some people wept over says that is a lie!
Jim McGuigganBenson Auditorium
2 p.m.Courageous Faith: Real Stories of Amazing Faith in the Storms of Life
In troubling times like these, it is difficult to see the sovereignty of God. This class will relate inspiring real-life stories in which people have put their faith in God during struggles of health, finances, or when the world as they knew it was collapsing around them.
Phillip QuelleLiberty Room
3 p.m.My Journey of Faith: From Muslim to Christian
Habtu Zemech was born into a Muslim family in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and through the grace of God now serves as an elder in a church in northern Virginia. He has launched a nonprofit, My Neighbors, to provide aid to impoverished children in his native land.
Habtu ZemechMcInteer 125
3 p.m.Faithful Discipleship: Following Jesus in the Fire, Part 2
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego seek the glory of God regardless of harm to themselves. In this class, Risser and Watrous will share insights from the book of Daniel on faithfully living as a follower of Jesus while the world stands opposed to your God. They will share insights from their own life for standing strong in faith
Carl Williamson, Daniel Risser, Daniel WatrousMcInteer 145
3 p.m.Godly Grandmothering, Part 2
Becoming a grandmother transforms our relationship with our own children and with their spouses. In this session our panel will discuss how to successfully renegotiate those relationships, expectations and boundaries so that together we can be most effective in influencing our grandchildren for God.
Moderator: Sherry Pollard
Panelists: Carolyn Priest and Brenda Allen
McInteer 150
3 p.m.How to Invest to Make a Significant Difference in Your Life and Ministry, Part 2
As a young minister, it is really important for both you personally and your ministry that you invest your time, energy and attention on things that matter and promote growth long term. These things include investing in your soul, your relationships, your growth as a whole person, and your congregation.
Jim MartinMcInteer 225
3 p.m.Seeing the Unseen Church Come to Pass, Part 2
This class will focus on bringing to pass the vision for a church you have in your heart. As each plant in each locale is different, Dutile will ask, “What peaceful weapons of ministry must we carry on our belts as we enter into any city in any place in order to see God’s church arise therein?”
Shaun DutileMcInteer 229
3 p.m.Forged in Fire
The winner of the 2020-21 Sermon Challenge (Masters Division) will share a message from Daniel 3.
Ken RichterMcInteer 230
3 p.m.City-Wide Vacation Bible School: We Do It, You Can Too! Part 2
In this class we will discuss how to form a multi-congregational partnership to hold a city-wide VBS and answer questions about this unique outreach effort.
Moderator: Tianna Tripp
Panelists: Kerri Behel, Katelyn Kiihnl and Todd Miller
McInteer 233
3 p.m.Pledging Allegiance: Unpacking Images of Authority in the Books of Daniel and Revelation, Part 2
A continuation of Part 1 — Describing the message of Revelation and demonstrate how this message can be used in mission contexts to draw people to Jesus Christ.
Garrett Best and Alan HowellMcInteer 234
3 p.m.The Other Half of James 1:27 — Serving Widows in 2021, Part 2
This session will feature a panel discussion on how we can hear the widows among us.
Andrew BakerMcInteer 352
3 p.m.Arkansas College: “A Sacrifice to the Fierce Spirit of War and Destruction”
A little-known American restoration movement school in Northwest Arkansas, Arkansas College was the first institution of higher learning to be chartered by the state of Arkansas. Learn about the school and the courageous faith of its two presidents from the school’s beginning in 1850 until its untimely end during the American Civil War.
Allen DilesMcInteer 353
3 p.m.Reasons for Our Hope: Plain Talk About Hard Questions — I’m Not Sure About Jesus — Why Should I Trust in Him? Part 2
In this lecture I say why I trust in Jesus, and why I think it makes sense to do so. My reasoning follows a moral argument for Christianity given by C.S. Lewis in “Mere Christianity,” and then I briefly recount the major philosophical reasons to think that God exists.
Kraig MartinBenson Auditorium
3 p.m.What’s in a Name? Church Leadership in Three Dimensions
The New Testament uses three different titles to refer to the same leadership position: “elder,” “shepherd” and “overseer.” What does that tell us about the different dimensions of church leadership?
Daryl HayesLiberty Room
4 p.m.Student Lecture — A Life On Mission: Daniel’s Faith and Ministry in the Midst of Babylonian CaptivityBlake StoutMcInteer 125
4 p.m.Student Lecture — How the Body of Christ Unites Together in Times of Trials and the Power of CommunityEmma HowellMcInteer 150
4 p.m.Virtues and Vices in Ministry
This class will examine some vices — and their corresponding virtues — that can impede or enhance our ministry. Deformations in our character can result in ministerial tragedy.
Phil ThompsonMcInteer 225
4 p.m.Musical Performance: Belles and BeauxChuck Hicks, directorC.L. Kay Plaza
5 p.m.Student Lecture — Daniel: A Life of No CompromiseBryan RendonMcInteer 125
5 p.m.Student Lecture — The Faith Journey of Nebuchadnezzar as seen in Daniel 2-4Alina WestbrookMcInteer 150
6 p.m.Spanish Lecture — La Soberanía de Dios Cuando las Cosas van mal (God ́s Sovereignty When Things Go Bad)Carlos BaltodanoMcInteer 125
6:30 p.m.Musical Performance: Good News SingersChuck Hicks, directorBenson Auditorium
7 p.m.Keynote — The Handwriting on the Wall: God Is Not Mocked! (Daniel 5) | Watch Livestream
Jason Darden
Marcus Thomas, Worship Leader
Benson Auditorium
8:30 p.m.Young Ministers Network Reception
For young ministers (age 39 and under) and their spouses.No tickets required.
Matt Carter and Kevin Burr, hostsStarbucks Community Room
8:30 p.m.Musical Performance: Chamber SingersKelly Neill, directorReynolds Recital Hall

Wednesday, September 29

8:30 a.m.Morning PraiseMike WoodAdministration Auditorium
9 a.m.Keynote — Written in the Book: God Gives a Hope Beyond the Grave (Daniel 12) | Watch Livestream
Jeff JenkinsAdministration Auditorium
9 a.m.Student Chapel — My Journey of Faith: From Gangs to GodJovan PayesBenson Auditorium
10 a.m.Developing a 20/20 Vision for Your Ministry
In Acts 20:20, Paul reminded the Ephesian elders that his teaching ministry among them was conducted “publicly and from house to house.” This class will consider the respective contributions that each of those two dimensions of ministry make to the health and growth of our churches.
Louis SmithMcInteer 125
10 a.m.One Single Reason: Serving God as a Single
A single woman herself, Goff invites us to celebrate the integral part single women play in the body of Christ. With God at the head of the table, we will seek wisdom and examples from his Word to guide us. Pull up a chair and join in the conversation!
Michelle GoffMcInteer 145
10 a.m.For I Am Not Ashamed: The West Freeway Church Story
On December 29, 2019, the sacred silence of communion was shattered by gunfire. Now the minister of that congregation will share the rest of the story.
Britt FarmerMcInteer 150
10 a.m.Faith for Exiles: Developing Young Disciples in a World That is Rejecting God
Negative perceptions. Church dropouts. It’s easy to get discouraged by all that’s going wrong when it comes to Christianity and the emerging generation. Yet what is going right? In Faith for Exiles, the author unveils major new Barna research that uncovers what is working — five practices that contribute to resilience.
T.J. DavidsonMcInteer 225
10 a.m.The Ministry of Shepherds: Guiding the Flock, Part 1
How can shepherds of God’s flock be engaged in feeding and caring for the flock? What roles do teaching, counseling (coaching), and prayer play in feeding and caring for the flock?
David OwensMcInteer 229
10 a.m.The Coddling of the Christian Mind
The 2018 bestseller, “The Coddling of the American Mind,” blamed safetyism, coddling and other factors for the increased levels of anxiety, depression and campus unrest in America. This session will explore ways that Christians (and churches) can become coddled, and how this coddling produces unnecessary anxiety, restricts growth, and can inhibit the flourishing that God desires.
Bob TurnerMcInteer 230
10 a.m.How to be a Missionary in Your Own Backyard: Serving God Through Cross-Cultural Friendships
In this session, practical “how-to” advice will be presented, gleaned from groups and individuals who share the Good News with relatives, friends, neighbors and acquaintances here in our multicultural American backyard, with the purpose of inspiring and informing our own efforts to do the same.
Kathy HentonMcInteer 233
10 a.m.Making the Gospel Relevant Today: How Far Is Too Far?
Contextualizing the gospel presents two requisites: Remaining true to God’s word while making the message meaningful and accessible to people in their culture. This class attempts to provide guidelines for living in this tension.
Bill RichardsonMcInteer 234
10 a.m.The Son of Man and His Second Coming — Daniel in the Gospels
The book of Daniel plays a significant role in the New Testament. This session will examine its use in the gospels, including Jesus’ reference to “the abomination that causes desolation” in Matthew 24.
Kevin YoungbloodAdministration Auditorium
10 a.m.“Jesus in Isolation: Lazarus, Viruses and Us”: A Deadly Killer, Part 1
In this world of illness and isolation, distancing and death, making sense of suffering has never been of more critical importance. Join Lazarus and his sisters on a journey through the great issues of our time as they encounter devastating illness, unanswered prayer, the abandonment of God, senseless suffering, cruel death, spiritual isolation, and deep disappointment.
Scott SagerCone Chapel
10 a.m.Bible Forum — Party, President and American Politics: A Christian Dialogue Addressing Problems With the Political Left and Right
Mac Sandlin and Keith Stanglin will present differing views on Christian political engagement.
Jordan Guy, ModeratorBenson Auditorium
10 a.m.*Keep Your Head In All Situations: Responding To Ministry Challenges With Wisdom and Maturity (part 1)Scott LairdMcInteer 352
11 a.m.Raising Daniels in a Pagan Context: Relationship With God, Part 1
In our first session we will explore Daniel’s relationship with God and the key messages that parents (and/or other Christians) should strive to make a part of every adolescent’s life
Daniel StockstillMcInteer 125
11 a.m.Present in the Pulpit: The Preacher’s Self in Dialogue With the Preacher’s Message
When the preacher preaches, the self of the preacher also unavoidably comes through to the congregation because the sermon is always an embodied, personal event. This should not be threatening to the preacher, but is by God’s design and can be embraced in a God-honoring and church-upbuilding way.
Matt LoveMcInteer 145
11 a.m.The Ministry of Marriage
God’s design of marriage helps us to better understand his covenantal love for His people. Join us as we look at ways to protect, nurture and build our own marriages as well as those in the church.
Alicia WilliamsonMcInteer 150
11 a.m.The Biggies: Teaching the Essentials of the Faith
This class pursues the following: “What are the foundational truths of the Christian faith and how can I teach them to students in a way that will stay with them forever?”
Scott AdairMcInteer 225
11 a.m.The Ministry of Shepherds: Guarding the Flock, Part 2
How can shepherds of God’s flock be engaged in protecting and correcting the flock? How can shepherds protect the flock from false teachers and false teaching? What should shepherds do about sheep who are misbehaving or who have wandered away?
David OwensMcInteer 229
11 a.m.“Touching Hearts, Shaping Lives”: The Awesome Power of Children’s Ministry
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me.” This presentation will consider how a children’s ministry in your church can fulfill that command, no matter the size of your congregation.
Melissa VanZantMcInteer 230
11 a.m.Powerful Christian Prayer in a Muslim Context
How can medical missions and prayers for the sick, in Jesus’ name, open doors in Muslim contexts? This class will explore lessons learned from the Yendi Church of Christ Clinic (Northern Ghana), and provide practical opportunities for churches in America to contribute to service and evangelism in Muslim contexts in Africa.
Kevin LindermanMcInteer 233
11 a.m.Partnering for Ministry: The Difficulties and the Victories
This presentation will review the biblical basis for team mission work, the difficulties in working as a team, and the great victories that teamwork can bring.
Glen HentonMcInteer 234
11 a.m.How to Raise Objections Without Being a Jerk
This presentation will describe how we as Christians can raise objections and disagree (sometimes with each other, sometimes with folks outside the church) without resorting to all the name-calling and slander we encounter on TV and social media.
Bob TurnerMcInteer 353
11 a.m.The Man of Lawlessness and the Ministry of Paul — Daniel and the Pauline Epistles
This session will examine how Paul uses the book of Daniel in his epistles, including his reference to “the man of lawlessness” in 2 Thessalonians 2.
Kevin YoungbloodAdministration Auditorium
11 a.m.“Jesus in Isolation: Lazarus, Viruses and Us”: A Deadly Killer, Part 2
Jesus announced the glory of God had been revealed in the midst of the isolation, distancing and even death by proclaiming himself as “resurrection and life” and by absorbing into himself all the suffering and grief of his friends. After Lazarus’ resurrection, everything changes for him and his sisters as they begin to understand and live into Jesus’ vision of new creation.
Scott SagerCone Chapel
11 a.m.Bible Forum — Party, President and American Politics: A Christian Dialogue Addressing Problems With the Political Left and Right, Part 2
Mac Sandlin and Keith Stanglin will engage in a dialogue on Christians and politics. The audience will be given an opportunity to pose questions.
Jordan Guy, moderatorBenson Auditorium
11 a.m.The Courage to Fight for Orthodoxy
In this session, Dr. Haynie will discuss Justin Martyr, Athanasius of Alexandria, and Pelagius.
Paul HaynieLiberty Room
11 a.m.*Keep Your Head In All Situations: Responding To Ministry Challenges With Wisdom and Maturity (part 2)Scott Laird McInteer 352
12 p.m.Lunch
12 p.m.HST/Harding Graduate School Alumni Luncheon
For alumni and friends of Harding School of Theology.Tickets are free but required and available at Lectureship Central.
Hosted by Harding School of TheologyFounders Room
2 p.m.Raising Daniels in a Pagan Context: Response to Challenge, Part 2
In our second session we will explore Daniel’s response to challenges as a model for preparing our teens for the challenges they face today.
Daniel StockstillMcInteer 125
2 p.m.Bringing a Sermon Home: Using Illustrations, Metaphors, Stories and the Imagination to Bring the Message into the Real World
How does a preacher preach in such a way that truly connects to the listeners’ lives? How does the preacher make the message come alive? This presentation will explore some answers to these questions and more, with a special focus on illustrations and the imagination in preaching.
Matt LoveMcInteer 145
2 p.m.The Ministry of Teaching, Part 1
In Titus 2:3-5, Paul tells the older women to teach the younger. What does it take to be a teacher of the word of God?
Jane ReynoldsMcInteer 150
2 p.m.Establishing a Small Group Culture in Your Youth Ministry
It isn’t always possible to connect with every student in our ministry, but we can equip our volunteers to help create the “web of adults” our students need to develop a sustaining faith. Come hear about our journey and learn practical tips to create your own small group culture.
Brett VanZantMcInteer 225
2 p.m.The Greatest Story Never Told — The Courage to Share Our Faith
What are the obstacles that prevent Christians from speaking up for Christ? And how can we encourage and equip our churches to reach out with the good news of Jesus?
Andrew M. BraxterMcInteer 229
2 p.m.The New Testament Canon: Authoritative Books or Mandated Collection? Part 1
Did the ancient church create the canon or confirm the intrinsic quality of writings that were obviously authoritative? To answer, we must learn the story of the canon ourselves. As we begin, we will introduce some contemporary challenges and survey the beginnings of the process that resulted in recognizing the authoritative books.
David AnguishMcInteer 230
2 p.m.The Ministry of Retirement: Serving God All Our Life
God calls each of us to serve him throughout our lives, but this looks different at each life stage. This session will explore what it may look like as we mature and seek to continue to engage in meaningful kingdom work.
Nancy Tackett and Kay GowenMcInteer 233
2 p.m.Ideas for Team Formation
This session will review ideas for forming a team while building strong relationships that enable the team to work together for the long term.
Glen HentonMcInteer 234
2 p.m.Puffed Up or Built Up? Ministering with Confidence and Compassion
Ministry is a calling and a passion. It’s a 24/7 life that can affect our relationship with family and friends. In this class we will walk through Colossians 3 for some practical wisdom for ministry and personal relationships.
Matt CarterMcInteer 353
2 p.m.The Empire Strikes Back — Daniel and the Book of Revelation
Both Daniel and Revelation belong to the genre of literature known as “apocalyptic.” This session will consider the influence of Daniel on the imagery and message of the book of Revelation.
Kevin YoungbloodAdministration Auditorium
2 p.m.Disciple-making: The Core Mission of the Church
Every church exists to love people into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, one that leads them from being just a “convert” to becoming a “fully-devoted follower.” This session will offer an introduction and resources to show you how. Discover if your church is ready to make a disciple-shift to where disciple-making is your core mission.
Scott SagerCone Chapel
2 p.m.Worlds in Collision: God the Redeemer, Part 3
Babylonian and Persian power said they were to die, but the Lord of fire, lions and other things would not have it. Many powers want his people dead, but the Lord of all won’t have it.
Jim McGuigganBenson Auditorium
2 p.m.The Courage to Fight for Change
Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli and The Anabaptists will be examined in this session.
Paul HaynieLiberty Room
3 p.m.My Journey of Faith: From Gangs to God
More than 20 years ago, Jovan was a gang-banger on the streets of San Francisco. Learn how the grace of God turned him from a life of violence into a minister of the gospel of Christ.
Jovan PayesMcInteer 125
3 p.m.Faithful Discipleship: Following Jesus in Spiritual Disciplines, Part 3
Daniel practiced spiritual disciplines like prayer and fasting to stay connected with God. The same spiritual disciplines that Jesus practiced to remain connected to the Father. In this class, Fitzhugh will share insights from the book of Daniel and from his own life about the importance of spiritual disciplines.
Carl Williamson, Grant FitzhughMcInteer 145
3 p.m.The Ministry of Teaching, Part 2
A continuation of Part 1.
Jane ReynoldsMcInteer 150
3 p.m.Allegiance to the King: Single-minded Devotion in a World of Divided Loyalties
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were loyal servants of Nebuchadnezzar who had to disobey their king in order to remain faithful in their allegiance to THE King. This presentation will consider how young Christians apply the principle of allegiance in their culture today.
Luke DockeryMcInteer 225
3 p.m.“Not Lording it Over the Flock” – New Testament Guidelines for Exercising Appropriate Leadership Authority
Elders are warned not to “lord it over the flock,” but does that mean we have no authority? And if we do, how can we exercise it responsibly? This presentation will review the New Testament teaching regarding the authority of church leaders.
Tom AlexanderMcInteer 229
3 p.m.The New Testament Canon: Authoritative Books or Mandated Collection? Part 2
As we continue learning the story of the canon’s formation, we will survey the development process, choices made and criteria used for including and excluding the various candidates for canonicity.
David AnguishMcInteer 230
3 p.m.The Historical Background to Daniel, Chapter 11
An examination and possible historical reconstruction of the actual events portrayed in the bizarre vision of Daniel chapter 11.
Allen DilesMcInteer 233
3 p.m.But If Not ... (Daniel 3)
In this presentation the winner of the 2020-21 Sermon Challenge (Young Ministers Network division) considers the courageous faith of Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah as they fearlessly face the fiery furnace.
Jason WilderMcInteer 234
3 p.m.What’s In a Name? The Testimony of Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah
Idolatry attacks the core of our identity. That is just one of many lessons we learn from the faithful witness of these three characters in Daniel.
Monte CoxAdministration Auditorium
3 p.m.Reasons for Our Hope: Plain Talk About Hard Questions — I have questions — Don’t some things about Christianity just not make sense? Part 3
Why is there evil in the world? Why does God hide? Are we Christian just because of where and when we were born? We consider these and other obstacles to faith and suggest ways to help unwilling doubters come free of these obstacles and step into a rich experience of God.
Kraig MartinBenson Auditorium
3 p.m.The Courage to Fight for Restoration
Our walk through our heritage of courage will wrap up with a look at restoration leaders Alexander Campbell, Barton W. Stone and Walter Scott.
Paul HaynieLiberty Room
4 p.m.Student Lecture — The Writing on the Wall Then and NowAaron HillMcInteer 125
4 p.m.Student Lecture — Having Courage to Not Compromise Morals and Standards Katelyn FehrMcInteer 150
5 p.m.Student Lecture — Daniel 3: Trial by FireMax AubelMcInteer 125
5 p.m.Student Lecture — Experiencing ExileHalie DouglasMcInteer 150
6 p.m.Spanish Lecture — La Fidelidad de Dios (God ́s Faithfulness)Carlos BaltodanoMcInteer 125
6:30 p.m.Musical Performance: Harding University Concert ChoirSusan Shirel, directorBenson Auditorium
7 p.m.Keynote — As He Had Done Before: Persisting in Prayer (Daniel 6) | Watch Livestream
Bruce McLarty
Allen Frazier, worship leader
Benson Auditorium

*This event has been updated since the PDF program was created.



Keynote Speakers

Invincible! God's Eternal Kingdom (Daniel 7:9-18) Sunday at 7 p.m. | Henderson, Tennessee

In Your Dreams, Nebuchadnezzar: There Is A God In Heaven! (Daniel 2) Monday at 9 a.m. | Dallas, TX

In The University of Babylon: Daring To Be Different (Daniel 1) Monday at 7 p.m. | Murfreesboro, Tennessee

In the Firey Furnance: Demonstrating Courage Under Fire (Daniel 3) Tuesday at 9 a.m. | Edmond, Oklahoma

The Handwriting On The Wall: God Is Not Mocked! (Daniel 5) Tuesday at 7 p.m. | Searcy, Arkansas

Written In The Book: God Gives A Hope Beyond The Grave (Daniel 12) Wednesday at 9 a.m. | Lewisville, Texas

As He Had Done Before: Persisting in Prayer (Daniel 6) Wednesday at 7 p.m. | Cookeville, Tennessee


Young Ministers Track

This schedule for ministers 39 and younger provides an entire track of relevant classes, interactive learning experiences, and opportunities to network with your colleagues.

Shepherding Track

All elders are invited to participate in this special program that addresses many of the most common challenges faced by church leaders. Come and sharpen your shepherding skills with your fellow elders from around the nation!

Women’s Ministry Track

Women are encouraged to join our Ladies Day and other ministry sessions that may be of interest. Childcare will be provided at no cost by College Church of Christ.

Youth and Family Track

Youth and family ministers, parents, Bible teachers, and all who care about young people are invited to participate in this special track at Lectureship!


Lectureship 2021 Leadership Team

Meet the team that makes the Annual Bible Lectureship happen behind the scenes: Andrew Braxter, Devin Swindle, Sherrie McAleese, Toni Rea and Jesse Robertson.

Recordings

Watch this year's keynote speakers live at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on September 26-29 at streaming.harding.edu.

View Past Lectureship Presentations from 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. You can also view the videos from Virtual Lectureship 2020 here.

Bring Your Children to Lectureship

We offer childcare for preschool and young school-aged children at Lectureship. No pre-registration is required and there is no fee. Snacks, activities and dinner are provided.

Childcare is offered at the College Church of Christ, located conveniently across Race Avenue from the Heritage Inn, a short walking distance from the Lectureship venues.

Operational Hours:

  • Sunday evening: 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Monday-Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    "We were so thankful for the childcare program, and our four children enjoyed their time there. We were pleased that our kids participated in Bible time, outdoor play, and indoor activities. The regular text message updates from childcare providers helped with our peace of mind, and we were pleasantly surprised that they were already equipped to accommodate our daughter's dietary restrictions. We had a very positive experience with the childcare and are planning to use their services again."

    - Christopher and Ashley Wiles (Central Church of Christ, Sparta, Tennessee)

Exhibitor / Vendor Information

Reservations for Lectureship 2021 exhibit areas

Due to COVID-19 causing Lectureship 2020 was postponed to 2021, all exhibit reservations for Lectureship 2020 have been rolled forward to Lectureship 2021 (Sept. 26-29). We do still have a few exhibit booths available. Please complete the form and submit with payment to secure your exhibit reservation. Payment methods accepted include a check or credit card. Registration must be completed below, but payment by credit card is also accepted by phone at 501-279-4449. Exhibit areas will fill up quickly so early application is encouraged.

2021 Exhibitor Slide Information:

For those exhibitors who are eligible to have a slide shown during Lectureship 2020, your slide is due September 1st. The slide should be in a 16:9 PowerPoint format. For any questions, please contact our office at lectureship@harding.edu.

Exhibit fees for 2021:

  • $150 per exhibit table in the McInteer Rotunda and Student Center
  • $75 per exhibit table in the Benson Lobby.
  • $20 for ad in advertisement slide (Optional add on)

NOTE: There is a max limit of two tables

Please check out Exhibitor Instructions for additional information.

Lectureship Sermon Challenge

Sermon Challenge 2021 Winners Announced

Thanks to all who entered the 2021 Harding Bible Lectureship Sermon Challenge! This year we once again had a very competitive field, and it was encouraging to see the quality of sermons that are being preached in our churches.

"But If Not..." was selected by our judges as the winning sermon in the 2021 Sermon Challenge, Young Ministers’ Network (39 and under) division. It was submitted by Jason Wilder, minister of the church in Elgin, Texas. He and his wife Kristie attended Harding University, and he graduated from the Harding School of Biblical Studies in 2003. He also holds a Bachelor of Ministry from Harding University.

Ken Richter submitted a sermon entitled "Forged in Fire" which won the Sermon Challenge, Masters Division (40 and up). He preaches for the Soldier Creek congregation in Piedmont, Oklahoma. He and his wife Kim graduated from Oklahoma Christian University. Their daughter is a sophomore at Harding University.

Jason and Ken will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Harding Bible Lectureship this fall, and will speak on our program. The Sermon Challenge exists to encourage excellence in preaching, and thus the real “winners” are the congregations which are blessed by the messages of ALL the ministers who participated.

Contact Us

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