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Join us Sunday, September 20-23, 2015, as we look at the book of Philippians.

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Summit 2015 - Same Mind

Kent Brantly, M.D., a 2003 graduate of ACU who is a medical missions advisor for Samaritan's Purse, has become the face of worldwide efforts to help developing nations prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. He and his wife, Amber, a 2006 ACU alumnus, have begun a national tour promoting their new book, Called for Life: How Loving Our Neighbor Led Us Into the Heart of the Ebola Epidemic. The couple has appeared in recent weeks on most major news network talk shows while discussing their experiences.

Their book tour will include Summit and take place following Kent's presentation at the Mission Alive luncheon on Monday in the McCaleb Conference Center. His speech topic is “Learning as a Missionary: The Continuing Journey”. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by contacting Tod Vogt at or 214-364-2756. Kent will sign books immediately following the luncheon, and copies of Called for Life can be purchased on site.

The Brantlys are featured in "The Education of a Medical Missionary," the cover story of ACU Today magazine's Spring-Summer 2015 issue.

The Letter to the Philippians, written from a Roman prison to a church also confronted with the power of Rome, speaks across the ages to the 21st century. According to Paul, a church facing hostility from society responds not with anxiety, but with joy. It challenges the emphasis on status and honor with the story of the one who "emptied himself." This community, composed of people from diverse backgrounds, is united in the mind of Christ. Surrounded by those who look to political power for salvation and claim that "Caesar is Lord," it proclaims instead the sovereign lordship of Jesus, our savior.  This minority group does not retreat in isolation, but shines like stars in the world.


2015 Theme Speakers

Sunday, September 20, 7 p.m.

Brady Bryce, Director of Contextual Education, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas
Love Overflowing with Knowledge (Philippians 1: 1-11)    

Monday, September 21, 11 a.m.

Richard Beck, Chair, Department of Psychology, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas
Imprisoned for Christ (Philippians 1: 12-21)

Monday, September 21, 7 p.m.

Chris Smith, Pulpit Minister, Harpeth Hills Church of Christ, Brentwood, Tenn.
Practicing the Mind of Christ (Philippians 2: 1-18)

Tuesday, September 22, 11 a.m.

Amy Bost Henegar, Minister, Family Life and Spiritual Formation, Manhattan Church of Christ, New York City, N.Y.         
Living Worthy of the Gospel (Philippians 1: 27-30)

Tuesday, September 22, 7 p.m.

Raymond Carr, Professor of Religion, Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif.
Lost in Knowledge of Christ (Philippians 3: 1-11)

Wednesday, September 23, 11 a.m.

Phil Brookman, Pulpit Minister, Memorial Road Church of Christ, Edmond, Okla.
Same Mind, Same God (Philippians 3: 12-21)

Wednesday, September 23, 7 p.m.

Mike Cope, Senior Minister, Golf Course Road Church of Christ, Midland, Texas
In Everything Pray (Philippians 4: 1-14)  

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