Summer Workshops at ACU offer 'bread for the journey'

Media advisory
June 5, 2001

Organizers of ACU's 2001 Summer Workshops plan to offer participants "Bread for the Journey" July 22-25.

The theme was chosen to present people of all ages with the Word of God, equipping them to feed the spiritually hungry of the world.

"His Word is our bread, and we are the stewards of the feast," said Dr. Carl Brecheen, workshop coordinator. "We want participants to leave these workshops having been fed spiritual food and prepared to share the feast of God's Word."

The Summer Workshops include three separate tracks: Bible Teachers Workshop, Elders and Church Leaders Workshop and Equipping Women for Ministry Workshop.

The 47th annual Bible Teachers Workshop will feature teachers from across the Church of Christ fellowship.

All of the speakers will focus on practical applications for participants to take home immediately and implement in their church settings, Brecheen said.

The 20th annual Elders and Church Leaders Workshop, designed specifically for elders by elders, will offer insights into shepherding. Both elders and church leaders are encouraged to include their wives in attending this special workshop.

Five husband-and-wife teams will coordinate and present at each session. They are:

• Rodney and Sandra Blackwood of Lubbock,
• Dr. Charles and Judy Siburt of Abilene,
• Homer and Bettye Gainer of Sugar Land,
• Steve and Teresa Roop of Shreveport, La., and
• William and Dorothy Kaye of Baytown.

The 11th annual Equipping Women for Ministry Workshop will provide special classes and programs to outfit women for Christian service in various capacities. This year the Equipping Women workshop will take place over two days in conjunction with the other summer workshops.

The registration fee for Summer Workshops is $20 per person and payable upon arrival. That price allows the registrant to attend one class or all classes throughout all three workshops.

Registration will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 22, in McGlothlin Campus Center at ACU. No advance registration is necessary.

ACU's cafeteria, The World Famous Bean, will be open throughout the workshops, and housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To request on-campus housing or more information, call 915-674-6360 or 915-674-3750, or go to


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