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Four ACU faculty members to speak in ElderLink 2006 Northeast conference

ElderLink Northeast 2006, a conference in Nashua, N.H., for church leaders, will host five keynote speakers – four Abilene Christian University faculty members and one Boston University faculty member – at the Nashua Church of Christ Sept. 9. 

The five speakers are Randy Harris, professor in the Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry at ACU; Dr. Jack Reese, dean of the College of Biblical Studies at ACU; Dr. Jeanene Reese, director for the Center for Women in Christian Service and professor at ACU; Dr. Charles Siburt, elder at University Church of Christ, vice president for Church Relations and professor of ministry at ACU; and Dr. James Walters, assistant professor of New Testament at Boston University in Boston. 

The forum is $70 per person or $60 per person for three or more attending from the same congregation. Payment for the event can be completed online. The fee covers the cost of the resource notebook, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks. Make checks payable to Abilene Christian University. 

Visit www.acu.edu/ministry/elderlink/conferences for more information or to order tickets for the event. 

SCHEDULE

Friday, Sept. 8

7:30-8:30 p.m.: Welcome reception to meet the presenters and other attendees. 

Saturday, Sept. 9
8:00-9:00: Registration and light breakfast
9:00-9:15: Welcome and morning devotional
9:15-10:00: Plenary Session I: Randy Harris - "Spirituality for the Busy, Frantic and Overwhelmed"
10:00-10:05: Break
10:05-10:50: Going Deeper with Plenary Session I
10:50-11:00: Transition break
11:00-11:50: Breakout Session I: James Walters – "The Battle for Spiritual Formation in the Galatian Churches"; Jeanene Reese - "Opening Ourselves to God Through Scripture and Prayer"; Charles Siburt – "Caring Skills for Church Shepherds"
11:50-1:00: Lunch

1:00-1:50: Breakout Session II: James Walters – "The Battle for Spiritual Formation in the Galatian Churches"; Jeanene Reese – "Opening Ourselves to God Through Scripture and Prayer"; Charles Siburt – "Caring Skills for Church Shepherds"
1:50-2:00: Transition break2:00-2:45: Plenary Session II: Jack Reese – "The Body Broken: Restoring the Peace of Christ to a Fragmented Church."
2:45-2:50: Break
2:50-3:30 pm: Going Deeper with Plenary Session II
3:30-4:00 pm: Worship
4:00-4:15 pm: Wrap-up and closing>

 

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