You and your church ministry team are invited to join us for a time of fellowship and encouragement. We know you are busy, so we are coming to you!
Join us as we reflect on the virtue of courage for ministry leaders. What exactly IS courage, and how does Scripture lead us to think about courage as a habit of character in a tense environment? We will consider biblical counsel from 1 Peter and how this short book may help us live out a Christian vision of courage in our various ministry contexts.
Jeff Cary, Ph.D.
Dean, Alfred and Patricia Smith College of Biblical Studies
Jeff is the Dean of the College of Biblical Studies and Professor of Theology at Lubbock Christian University. Jeff serves the Idalou Church of Christ as preacher and elder.
David Fraze, D.Min.
James A. “Buddy” Davidson Charitable Foundation Youth and Family Ministry Endowed Chair
David has been in student ministry and has worked with students and families for over 32 years. He is a popular speaker and writer and most recently published Practical Wisdom for Youth Ministry and Practical Wisdom for Youth Group Parents.
Shannon Rains, D.Min.
Associate Professor of Children's Ministry
Shannon began serving in children’s ministry before it was one of the fastest growing ministry specializations. Shannon actively writes, speaks, and coaches ministers and elders on various topics concerning church leadership.
Greenlawn Church of Christ
Preston Crest Church of Christ
Spring 2024: to be determined
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