Reconciling to Become One in Christ
Dr. Andrew Hairston
Abilene Christian University will host the 2015 Summit Sept. 20-23. This year’s theme, from the Letter to the Philippians is, Same Mind: United in Imitating Jesus. Theme speakers include Brady Bryce, Richard Beck, Chris Smith, Amy Bost Henegar, Raymond Carr, Phil Brookman and Mike Cope, each speaking from Philippians. In addition to the theme speakers, more than 100 class sessions will address topics and issues related to culture, ministry, missions, worship, spiritual formation and congregational leadership.
Summit will offer a noteworthy two-part class, entitled “What Will the Universal Body of Christ Look Like in the Next 25 Years?” featuring Dr. Andrew Hairston, minister of Simpson Street Church of Christ in Atlanta, Ga. and Dr. Royce Money, ACU chancellor, for a timely conversation about racial reconciliation. Dr. Hairston has devoted much of his life to improving race relations in Churches of Christ – beginning with a conference on race relations in 1968 hosted by the Simpson Street congregation. In 1999 he was one of the leaders at the "One-in-Christ Conference," convened at ACU by Dr. Money. Dr. Hairston has preached for more than 60 years and holds the J.D. and Master of Law degrees from John Marshall University, a Doctor of Ministry degree from Emory University, and a Master of Judicial Studies Degree from the University of Nevada at Reno.
The exchange between Drs. Hairston and Money will offer insights from the past while emphasizing the future.We hope to see you in the crowd for this and many other engaging conversations. The event is free, but you'll need to register online at acu.edu/summit to reserve your spot.