This coming week, the Center for Christian Studies will be heading to Searcy, Arkansas, for a couple of events, and we would like you to join us if you are in the area.
First, I will be speaking on Sunday, September 24, at the Cloverdale Church of Christ. I will be preaching during the 9:00 am worship assembly, teaching a combined adult class at 10:30, and then leading two afternoon sessions at 1:00 and 2:15. The topic of the class and sessions is Christian Sexual Ethics. Come out to learn what Scripture has to say about this contested issue and to consider the kind of life God is calling us to. These class and sessions are open to the public, so spread the word to those who may be interested.
Second, I will be speaking on Monday, September 25, at Harding University’s Centennial Lectureship in the track called “Inspired Instruction,” which focuses on enhancing adult education in churches. The sessions are at 8, 10, and 11 am. I will be presenting on the importance of teachers and teaching, the goals of adult education, the calling to help equip the church for ministry, the anxieties and concerns that new teachers typically face, and I plan to offer practical advice for developing and teaching adult Bible classes. Check out the introductory video above (also on our YouTube page).
If you are going to be in Searcy or at the Harding Lectureship, come to the Cloverdale Church on Sunday and the Lectureship sessions on Monday, and stop by the CCS table in the student center and say hello. At the table, I will be distributing a free copy of the Journal of Christian Studies to every Lectureship registrant, so come by and ask for that. You can purchase books (with no shipping charge!), including our brand new book by John Mark Hicks, and we will be running discounts on back issues of the Journal of Christian Studies and a deal for new subscribers, as well as discounts for church subscriptions to the video library. Let’s talk about how CCS can come alongside your congregation to help equip teachers and church members with the instruction and resources.