Summer Celebration Schedule for Monday, July 2, 2018

Spiritual growth opportunities for adults

Please note that this schedule is subject to change until the date of the program.

7 a.m. to 6 p.m. • “Prayers for Christian Witness in a Secular Age”

An all-day prayer station and location for personal prayer and meditation at McCaleb Missions Center, Ezell Center 238.

7-8 a.m. • Sponsored Breakfast Program 

KAIROS: Speaker Neil Reynolds

Shamblin Theatre, Bennett Campus Center   

7:15-8 a.m. • Special Early Risers’ Class with Ken Durham "Journey to the World and Heart of J.R.R. Tolkien” (based upon recent Lipscomb travel trip)—Faculty Club 1891, Bennett Campus Center. Grab breakfast and bring it to Faculty Club 1891.

8:10-9 a.m. • Morning Classes

HAZELIP SERIES Phillip Camp “Great Themes of Deuteronomy: Deut 1-2” (With Hazelip Bible Faculty)

Swang Chapel, Ezell Center 

John Mark Hicks: Christian Ethics in Deuteronomy Part 1: “How Do We Read Case Laws?”

Collins Alumni Auditorium

Stan Granberg with Neil Reynolds “Kairos Discovery 101”—Shamblin Theatre, Bennett Campus Center

Jason Allison and Dave Morgan: “The Church of ‘They’: Loving and Leading Difficult People” (Pt. 1)

Faculty Club 1891, Bennett Campus Center, third-floor mezzanine    

L. Randolph Lowry: Discovering Your Centering Core Part 1: "?Future Faith?: The president of a Christian university looks at the CHALLENGES to the church and its people as the future becomes our present. Reasons to be concerned!"

Paul Rogers Board Room, Ezell Center    

Sally Gary: Part 1: “Responding to the LGBTQ Community”

Ezell Center 301   

Earl Lavender: Part 1: “Faith Formation in a Secular Age”

Ezell Center 363

Chris Barnett: “Who’s With Me? Continuing to Lead When No One’s Sure They Want to Follow”

Ezell Center 109

Steve Hemphill, “27 Spiritual Weapons Straight from Scripture”

Ezell Center 136  

Anthony Walker: “Remember and Don’t Forget: God’s Deliverance and Direction”

Ezell Center 138

Josh Roberts: “Rules of Engagement: God’s Instructions for Waging War and Timely Principles for Engaging Secular Culture”

Ezell Center 107    

9:10-11:45 a.m. • Morning Celebration Session #2

Allen Arena

Jeremy Swindle and Landmark Praise Team, Worship Leaders

Keynote Speakers:

  • Hal Runkel “God Likes Grownups: Loving and Leading People to Adulthood, Beginning with Ourselves” (Deut. 6: 1-12, 20-25)
  • Kevin Owen “It’s Not About You” (Deut. 8: 1-20)
  • Rubel Shelly “Written in Stone: Kingdom Ethics” (Pt. 1)

Noon-1 p.m. • Sponsored Lunch Programs

Hosted by Healing Hands International: Speaker TBA

Shamblin Theatre, Bennett Campus Center

Hosted by Hope for Life/Herald of Truth: Speaker, Jim Creech, “How the Herald of Truth strengthens the local church.”

Allen Arena, south concourse


Church Leaders Lunch and Learn (spouses welcome) with Bobby Harrington: “Joining a Movement of Disciple Making Churches”

This event is hosted by Scott Sager and Lipscomb Church Services. Grab lunch in Bison Café and bring it to the program. There will be drinks and dessert available.

Faculty Club 1891, Bennett Campus Center, third-floor mezzanine

2-4 p.m. • Seminar Classes

These seminars run for two hours and are in-depth conversations on serious issues facing the church.

Kaitlin Shetler: “#ChurchToo: Addressing Sexual Harassment, Abuse and Violence Against Women in the Church”

Shamblin Theatre, Bennett Campus Center


Hannah Parmalee: “Teaching Emotional IQ To Today’s Emerging Adults”

Stowe Hall, Swang Business Building


2-2:50 p.m. • Afternoon Classes

HAZELIP SERIES  Lauren White “Great Themes of Deuteronomy: Deut. 4-5” (WIth Hazelip Bible Faculty)

Swang Chapel, Ezell Center


Hal Runkel: “The Seven Deadly Sins of the 21st Century: Confessing All the Modern Ways We’re Killing Ourselves to Be Happy” (Pt. 1)

Collins Alumni Auditorium


Chris Altrock: The Golden Triangle of Spiritual Growth Part 1

Faculty Club 1891, Bennett Campus Center, third-floor mezzanine


Buddy Bell: “CHANGING YOUR MIND! A new look at spiritual growth” (Pt. 1)

Paul Rogers Board Room, Ezell Center


David Young and Renee SprolesIs Complementarianism Good for Women? Part 1

?Ezell Center 301


Carlus Gupton: “Convened Conversations: Bringing Congregations Together to Discuss What Really Matters”

Ezell Center 363


Anthony Fischetto: “Top 10 Tips to Transform Your Marriage” (Pt. 1)

Ezell Center 109


Holly Catterton Allen: “Bringing the Generations Back Together: Becoming Intentionally intergenerational in Outlook and Practice”

Ezell Center 136


May Patterson: “Seeking a Familiar Face: The Transformational Journey of Connecting with God”

Ezell Center 138


Ken Kilpatrick“Get Off the Mountain and take the Land: Claiming New Ground for God Today”

Ezell Center 107


3-3:50 p.m. • Late Afternoon Classes

Conversations of Significance, hosted by Rhonda Lowry

Collins Alumni Auditorium

HAZELIP SERIES: Josh Strahan “Great Themes of Deuteronomy: Deut. 6” (WIth Hazelip Bible Faculty)

Swang Chapel, Ezell Center

Erik Tryggestad: “In 2018, Exactly What Is a Church of Christ?: The Christian Chronicle Ponders the Big Questions of our Fellowship”

Faculty Club 1891, Bennett Campus Center, third-floor mezzanine

Brad and Marilyn Rhoads: “Grace Marriage: An Ongoing Marriage Ministry that Works…for All Marriages” (Pt. 1)

Paul Rogers Board Room, Ezell Center

Patrick Mead: “Thin Places: Encountering the Spiritual in Everyday” (Pt. 1), Ezell Center 301         

Jason Bybee: “#blessed: The Beatitudes as Gracious Invitation”, Ezell Center 363

Bret Walters: “Community Collaboration: How Community Partnerships Can Transform Your Church”, Ezell Center 109

Jeff Brown “My Father was a Starving Syrian: What Happens When We Forget Our Story?" (Deut 26: 1-11),  Ezell Center 136    

Sandi Rinderer “Living Out Your Legacy: A Study of Hebrews 12: 1-4”, Ezell Center 138

Mary Anne Oglesby-Sutherly with Rhonda Minton: “The Church Family & Dementia”, Ezell Center 107


4:30-6 p.m. • Sponsored Dinner Programs

Hosted by Agape: Speaker Jody Vickery, Preaching Minister, Twickenham Church of Christ, Huntsville, AL

Hall of Fame Room, Allen Arena

Hosted by China Mission 

Shamblin Theatre, Bennett Campus Center


Elders/Ministers Dinner (spouses welcome) with Buddy Bell: “Simplifying Church: The 5 Things That Allow for Growth”

Purchase ticket, $10, at Celebration Central to attend.

Allen Arena, south concourse


6-6:30 p.m. • Sing-Along: An Evening Celebration Singing led by Voices United, Allen Arena

6:30-8 p.m. Evening Celebration Session #3, Allen Arena

Josh Kasinger, Worship Leader, and special guests United Voice Worship from Houston, Texas

  • Richard Barclay “Rebellion and Reprieve” (Deut. 9: 1-14, 25-29)
  • Don McLaughlin “Circumcise Your Hearts” (Deut. 10: 12-22)


8:30-10:30 p.m. Faith and Culture Movie Series

“Samson” The biblical story of spiritual power available in God’s strength. Hosted by Mark McFerran of Pure Flix Entertainment 

Shamblin Theatre, Bennett Campus Center

8:30-9:20 p.m. • Late Night Programs

The Reading of the Law—Reenactment and Remembrance, (Deut. 26: 16-28:6)

This festival of faith, hosted by John Mark Hicks and friends, will be a memorable moment at Summer Celebration 2018 geared for the whole family.

Bison Square at Osman Fountain

Jerry Rushford: “A History of Christian Colleges in the Restoration Movement”
Doris Swang Chapel, Ezell Center 2nd floor         

9:30 p.m. • Evening Celebration Praise with Josh Kasinger and United Voice Worship
Bison Square