The 73rd Annual Churches of Christ National Lectureship promises to provide a holistic learning environment designed to uplift, educate and equip. We are offering a variety of study tracks, allowing you to customize your learning experience.
Each attendee will have the opportunity to follow a specific track emphasizing particular content, or navigate through a variety of content categories based on this year’s theme: This Means War: Effective Strategies for Spiritual Warfare (Ephesians 6:10-13).
(EFT) Elite Forces Track (Leadership Training)– This particular track focuses on effective practices and strategies of leadership. Although people outside of leadership can attend these as all other sessions, these sessions will focus on how to effectively lead the people of God through Biblical and practical leadership methodologies. The subjects range from church administration to the functions of biblical leadership.
(BSBC) Biblical Studies Boot Camp (Theology Training) – This track will take the attendee down a road of exploration of various aspects of biblical theology. For the person who is trying to increase their knowledge of Scripture relative to core biblical doctrines, this track is specifically designed to accomplish that goal. Subjects like grace, the church, the Holy Spirit, discipleship, baptism and more will be discussed. A study of the book of Ephesians will also be included, with a focus on explaining the difficult theological terms found within the document.
(IT) Infantry Training Track (Ministry Training) – This track focuses on equipping the general membership of churches of Christ. These study cells will be designed to increase the skill sets and knowledge base of the individual Christian with the intent of making them an asset to their local congregation. You will be introduced to effective ways to conduct ministry within evangelism, youth development, education, and teaching. There will also be special sessions on how to minister within a millennial culture. Further, there will also be sessions that discuss the role of Christianity and social justice, enhancing the worship experience, ministry relevance and much more.
(BT) Basic Training (A Defense of The Christian Faith)– These study cells will focus on the practice of apologetics, which is the defense of the Christian faith. It is within these workshops that the Christian will be introduced to effective argumentation when attacked by atheists. The instructors in these study cells will focus on the authority and authenticity of the New Testament, the reliability of the resurrection, and building a case for the creator in a world that denies existence by intelligent design.
(FFT) Family Fortification Training (Family Dynamics Studies)– In our current culture, God’s family dynamic is under serious scrutiny and attack. The family fortification study cells are designed to promote the biblical paradigm for a godly family. The study cells will range from a discussion regarding the marriage bond, raising children, and the roles of the husband and wife in the marital context. The study cells will enrich your understanding of the value of family with the intent of encouraging members of the body of Christ to strengthen the family unit.
(SFT) Special Forces Training (Preachers Training) – Ministers of the word of God have a tremendous task to feed God’s people through the proclamation of the word of God. Additionally, they are called to be great leaders who impact the growth and development of the church. This being the case, these study cells will be focused on preacher training by providing the man of God with information and techniques to study and preach the word of God. The preacher will be instructed on the art and science of homiletics, textual research, and sermon delivery.
Young Adult Track (Afternoon Sessions) – Our young adults are being provided with workshops that are specific to their needs relative to where they are in life’s journey. These sessions will cover the ins and outs of relationships, the danger of sin, and how to find your talent in Christ to the benefit of the congregation. These sessions will be interactive and informative.