Summer Celebration (lectureship)

2014 Summer Celebration Keynotes

Reviving the Mission: Insights from Joshua

Joseph Shulam SC 2014

Joseph Shulam

Sunday 6:45 p.m.
"Strength and Courage to Lead"

Over 30 years ago Joseph helped establish Netivyah Bible Instruction Ministry, one of the first official non-profit organizations of Jewish Disciples of Yeshua in Israel. One of its main goals is to build bridges of understanding between Israel and the nations, between Jews and Christians, through the Restoration of the First Century faith of the Disciples of Yeshua. The ministry also publishes materials and aids the poor of Jerusalem through humanitarian assistance and food distribution. Joseph is the author or contributor of 7 books, including Hidden Treasures: The First Century Jewish Way of Understanding the Scriptures.?

Jeff Walling SC 2014

Jeff Walling

Sunday 6:45 p.m.
"Fighting for the Next Generation"

Jeff is the senior minister at Providence Road Church of Christ in Charlotte, NC. He received early ministry training from his father, who was also a preacher. Jeff has served as the president and founder of Western Christian Ministries, which produced inspirational video and audio series used by churches and schools worldwide. He has authored many books, including Until I Return.

Patrick Mead SC 2014

Patrick Mead

Monday 10:15 a.m.
"The Hospitality of Strangers"

Patrick is the minister at Fourth Avenue Church of Christ in Franklin, TN. A former missionary, he has a calling to reach the left out, forgotten and broken who live, often invisibly, all around us. He has worked with minority groups worldwide and has a passion to serve those under fire or persecution. Patrick believes God honors those who seek the truth with all their heart. Follow New Wineskins online to see regular contributions by Patrick.

John Mark Hicks SC 2014

John Mark Hicks

Monday 10:15 a.m.
"Stepping into God's Future"

John Mark teaches theology and history at Lipscomb University and has spent many years preaching in various churches in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Alabama and Tennessee. He has published 9 books, including the upcoming Enter the Water, Come to the Table to be released June 2014.

David Skidmore SC 2014

David Skidmore

Monday 6:45 p.m.
"The First Restoration Movement"

David serves as the youth minister for North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, TN, where he works with 275 seventh-twelfth graders. He taught speech and oral communications at Lipscomb University before entering youth ministry. David's passion is being a "sycamore" for teens...lifting them above the distractions of the crowd so that they might see the approaching Savior.

Jerry Taylor SC 2014

Jerry Taylor

Monday 6:45 p.m.
"If These Walls Could Speak"

Jerry is a professor in the Missions and Ministry department at Abilene Christian University and also preaches part time. He is a member at Highland Church of Christ, where he used to be a staff member before stepping down to focus on writing his book. His life passion is serving as a mentor and teacher to college students, as well as being a father-figure to those who grew up fatherless.

Rick Atchely SC 2014

Rick Atchley

Tuesday 10:15 a.m.
"How Much Will Your Sin Cost Me?"

Rick has served as the minister of the Word at the 6,000-member Hills Church of Christ in North Richand Hills, TX, for 25 years. His lifelong ministry has been recognized by ACU, which named him the 2014 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. Rick's personal mission is creating unity among communites, race, congregations and denominations.

Shon Smith SC 2014

Shon Smith

Tuesday 10:15 a.m.
"The Blessings or Curses from Life's Choices"

Shon serves as the preaching minister for the Naperville Church of Christ in Naperville, IL. Prior to Naperville, he served churches in Alabama, Texas and Oklahoma. Shon also served as vice president for Church Relations at his alma mater, Oklahoma Christian University.

Joshua Ross SC 2014

Josh Ross

Tuesday 6:45 p.m.
"Come Stand with Me"

Josh is the preaching minister as Sycamore View Church of Christ in Memphis, TN. He is the author of Scarred Faith, a story about how honesty, grief, a cursing toddler, risk-taking, AIDS, hope, brokenness, doubts and Memphis ignited adventurous faith.

Landon Saunders SC 2014

Landon Saunders

Tuesday 6:45 p.m.
"Still Willing to Stand and Fight"

Landon is the founder and president of Heartbeat, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people fulfill the promise of human life by discovering the possibility that, despite circumstances, tragedy and suffering, they can have a life that loves to happen.