Abilene Christian University’s 109th annual Summit is quickly approaching, and the program booklet is available online to help you plan your visit. This year’s summit, Sept. 20-23, will explore the theme “Same Mind: United in Imitating Christ,” based on Philippians.
In addition to seven theme speakers, more than 130 classes will address topics and issues related to culture, ministry, missions, worship, spiritual formation and congregational leadership.
Theme speakers are Dr. Brady Bryce (’95), ACU director of contextual education; Dr. Richard Beck (’90), chair, ACU psychology department; Dr. Chris Smith (’08), pulpit minister, Harpeth Hills Church of Christ, Brentwood, Tenn.; Amy Bost Henegar, minister, family life and spiritual formation, Manhattan Church of Christ, New York City; Dr. Raymond Carr, professor of religion, Pepperdine University; Phil Brookman, pulpit minister, Memorial Road Church of Christ, Edmond, Okla.; and Mike Cope, senior minister, Golf Course Road Church of Christ, Midland, Texas.
Kent Brantly, M.D., a 2003 graduate of ACU, will be on campus for a book signing after the Mission Alive luncheon Sept. 21 in the McCaleb Conference Center. Copies of Called to Life: How Loving Our Neighbor Led Us into the Heart of the Ebola Epidemic, written by Kent and Amber (Carroll ’06) Brantly, will be available for purchase.
Featured presenters will cover a variety of topics, among them:
- “What Will the Universal Body of Christ Look Like in the Next 25 Years?” with Dr. Andrew Hairston, minister of Simpson Street Church of Christ in Atlanta, Ga., and Dr. Royce Money (’64), ACU chancellor, for a conversation about racial reconciliation.
- “Finding Their Voices: Women Preaching in Churches of Christ,” an opportunity for conversation about what our future holds for women speaking and preaching in our churches.
- “Establishing a Still Point,” at the importance of contemplative and spiritually forming practices in our busy lives.
- “The Minister Support Network,” offering participants opportunities to network with other couples in a four-day weekend retreat that allows time for rest, discernment, worship, recreation and spiritual reflection.
Other Summit events include late-night concerts, and meals and receptions for various interest groups.
You can register here.