ACU presents youth and family ministry conference

For Immediate Release
Feb. 19, 2001

For more information contact:

Tom Craig, Director of Media and Community Relations

Abilene Christian University's 17th annual Conference on Youth and Family Ministry will take place Thursday, Feb. 22, through Friday, Feb. 23, in Hart Auditorium in the Biblical Studies Building on the ACU campus.

The conference will study five areas where ministers influence adolescents to discover how to be more effective. Those five areas are worship, evangelism, fellowship, spiritual formation and ministry. The data presented is current nationwide research based on teen-agers within the Church of Christ.

This year's speakers include:

  • Chris Seidman, pulpit minister at Farmers Branch Church of Christ;
  • Dr. Carley Dodd, ACU professor of communication;
  • Robert Oglesby, ACU instructor of undergraduate Bible and ministry;
  • B.J. McMichael, ACU instructor of Bible and family and consumer sciences;
  • Rick Atchley, pulpit minister at Richland Hills Church of Christ in North Richland Hills; and
  • David Fraze, youth minister at Green Lawn Church of Christ in Lubbock.

Past conferences have presented research studies on adolescent sexual and moral development, substance use and abuse, adolescent spirituality and Hollywood and the media.

The cost is $135 per person and that includes a notebook containing the data presented. Registration will take place in the McGlothlin Campus Center on the ACU campus Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 2-4 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Rotunda on the first floor of the Biblical Studies Building from 8-9 a.m.

The first presentation is Thursday, Feb. 22, at 8:30 a.m. in Hart Auditorium.


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