Workshops & Sessions

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 sessions allowing you to customize your learning experience.

To get access to workshop sessions registration is required. Proper event registration credentials are required to access areas of the hotel designated for the National Lectureship.

 
**Note: Speakers & Topics subject to change**

Sunday Morning  |  9am – 9:45am

Bible Study
Marquis Ballroom
Master of Ceremony – Curtis Pittman
Hanging Moss COC, Jackson, MS

“Surveying the Personality of Satan”
Dr. Thomas Jackson

 

Sunday Morning Worship  |  10am – 12pm

Morning Worship
Marquis Ballroom

Master of Ceremony – Curtis Pittman
Hanging Moss COC, Jackson, MS
Minister of Music – Chester Mayfield
Durham, NC
Call To Worship: Bennie Wilkerson, Camp Creek COC, Atlanta, GA
Scripture: Melvin Smith, West End COC, Atlanta, GA
Prayer: Chad Harris, West End COC, Atlanta, GA

~ The Day God Declared War (Genesis 3:15)
Peter Martin
Sugar Land COC, Sugar Land, TX

~ Satan’s Introduction to the spirit of Hatefulness (Genesis 4:8, 1 John 3:12-16)
Dr. Jerry Houston
Dellcrest COC, San Antonio, TX
Communion/Collection: William Eddins, West End COC, Atlanta, GA
Announcements: Wyndel Harris, West End COC, Atlanta, GA
Benediction: Melvin Alexander, Elder, Camp Creek COC, Atlanta, GA
 

Sunday Commencement Concert  | 2pm – 5pm

Commencement Concert
Marquis Ballroom
Master of Ceremony – Spencer Iverson 
West End COC, Atlanta, GA
National Lectureship Commencement Concert (Local in state & Out of State Groups)
 

Sunday Evening Worship  |  6pm – 8pm

Evening Worship
Marquis Ballroom
Master of Ceremony – Dr. Kelvin Teamer

Bouldercrest COC, Atlanta, GA 
Call To Worship: Tony Phillips, Camp Creek COC, Atlanta, GA
Scripture: Dr. Jaha Howard, West End COC, Atlanta, GA
Prayer: Clarence Black, Elder Camp Creek COC, Atlanta, GA
Ministers of Music:
Dr. Darwin Mason, Jr Nashville, TN
Malcolm Himes Dallas, TX
Chris Turner Burlington, NJ
Jason Walker Harlem, NY
~ Washing the Feet of Devilish People (John 13:1-11)
Marcus Watkins, Minister Northside COC, Hartford, CT
~Satan’s Desire to Expose Your Motive (Job 1:9-11)
William Jones, Minister – North Greece COC, Rochester NY
 ~ Coming Through Failure Without Losing Your Faith (Luke 22:30-31)
Leroy Butler, Minister – Woodlawn Forrest COC, Valdosta, GA
Communion/Collection: Adam McGill, West End COC, Atlanta, GA
Announcements: Dr. Orpheus Heyward West End COC, Atlanta, GA
 

Monday  [Study Cell Module 1]  |  8am – 8:50am

~ Preparing Soldiers for Battle: Developing an Educational Curriculum 
Leslie James – Sugar Creek COC, Charlotte, NC
Room M302
  ~ Evangelism Made Easy: Explaining the Essentials
Cornelius Heyward Far Rockaway COC, Far Rockaway, NY
Room M102
~ Cultural Assaults on the Significance of Male Leadership
Emanuel White, Sr. Forest Hill COC, Forest Hill, TX
Room M101
~ Using Bible Software in Bible Study
Logos Bible Software Representative
Room M301
~ Ministering to the Sufferers of Mental Health Disorder
Mike Dublin
Room M303
~  It is Finished: The Place of the Cross in the Framework of Christian Theology
Donald Ballard
Room M107
~ Building a Local Movement of Contagious Christianity
Dr. Richard Price
Room M106
 

Monday  [Study Cell Module 2]  |  9am – 9:50am

 ~ Evangelistic Effectiveness For Church Growth and Development (Part 1)
Thomas L. Thomas Sunset Bible Institute
Room M303
~ Necessary Seeds For a Successful Church Plant (Part 1)
Willie Williams III
Room M107
~ Expositions in Ephesians: Difficult Theological Terms Explain
Dr. Luis Lugo 
Room M106
~ Researching Original Languages in Biblical Interpretation (Part 1)
Amram Joiner
Room M102
~ Home Land Security – Strategies for Congregational Development and Stabilization
Dr. Tony Roach
Room M301
~Developing Multi-Dimensional Ministry with a Christ-Centered Vision
Gary Smith Fifth Ward COC, Houston, TX
International Rm 1
~ The Place of the Resurrection in the Framework of Our Theology
Dr. Ben Foster SWCC
Room M302
 

Monday  [Study Cell Module 3]  |  10am – 10:50am

~ Symptoms of a Stagnant Church
John Tillman, Jr. Garden Oaks COC, Houston, TX
Room M102
~ Developing An Impactful Singing Ministry within The Boundaries of Scripture
Dr. Darwin Mason Shrader Lane COC, Nashville, TN
Room M302 
 ~ Historical Christian Evidences (part 1): The Historical Reliability of the New Testament
Dr. James Maxwell SWCC
Room M106
~ The Science and Art of Sermonic Excellence – Overview (Part 1)
Dr. Cleavon Matthews Bold Believers COC, Dayton OH
Room M301 
 ~ The Survival of the Family In a Culture that Seeks to Destroy It
Dr. Richard Barclay Stonecrest COC, Stonecrest, GA
Room M101
~ Surviving The Hazards of the Ministry: Guiding Minister’s Through the Trenches (Panel Discussion)
Ralph Smith, Dallas Walker & Billy Curl
Marquis Ballroom
~ Examining Ecclesiology: The Church in Prophesy and Fulfillment (Part 1)
Dr. Harold Redd Midtown COC
Room M303
 ~ Addressing the Reality of Substance Abuse and Anger Management (Part 1)
Brandon Holt, Sr. Connect COC
Room M107
 

Monday  Midday Expositions  |  11am – 12:30pm

 Satan the Tempter
Marquis Ballroom
Master of Ceremony – Walter Maxwell
Waterbury, COC, Waterbury, CT
 Ministers of Music:
Chester Mayfield Durham, NC
Chris Turner Burlington, NJ
 Prayer: Terry Frazier, Elder – Bouldercrest COC, Atlanta, GA
~ Tempted But Triumphant (Matthew 4:1-11) 
William Stephens, Minister Southside COC, Durham, NC  
 ~ The Ultimate Power to Overcome Satan (Revelation 12:10-11)
Terry Wallace, Minister West Grove COC, South Hernando, MS
 ~ You Cannot Fight a Supernatural Being with Natural Power (Eph. 6:10-13) 
[Keynote] Willie Rupert, Minister Central COC, Baltimore, MD
 

Monday Afternoon Expositions  |  2:45pm – 4:30pm

  Satan’s Battle Strategies
Marquis Ballroom
Master of Ceremony – John Marshall
Huntsville, AL
 Ministers of Music:
Jason Walker  Harlem, NY
Malcolm Himes Dallas, TX
 Prayer: Dr. Dennis Gamble, Minister  – Hayes Glass COC, Bremen, GA
 ~ The Devil’s Search For a Window of Opportunity (Eph.4:27)
Stephen Thompson Central COC
 ~ Seeing the Hook Behind the Bait (James 1:13-15)
Dr. Robert Brewington – Eastside CoC, Pontiac, MI
 ~ Satan’s Affliction with God’s Permission (2 Cor. 12:1-12)
[Keynote] Dr. Olu Shabazz – Harlem COC, Harlem, NY
Announcements: Bennie Wilkerson, Camp Creek COC, Atlanta, GA
Benediction: Dr. Lemuel Jackson, Bouldercrest COC, Atlanta, GA
 

Monday Evening Expositions  |  6:30pm – 9:30pm

Evening Expositions
Marquis Ballroom
A’ Capella Presentation
Echoes of Love – Bouldercrest 
Master of Ceremony – John Malone
Southside COC, Rogersville, AL
Ministers of Music:
Dr. Darwin Mason, Jr  Nashville, TN
Malcolm Himes Dallas, TX
Chris Turner Burlington, NJ
Jason Walker Harlem, NY
 City Official’s Presentation
Prayer: Dr. Robert Wilson, Elder West End COC, Atlanta, GA
~ The Battle Between My Faith and My Flesh (Matthew 26:38-41)
Jeff Jefferson Southview COC, Magnolia, AR
~ Special Interview with Dr. Jeff Caruthers on the Relationship Between Elders and the Evangelist
Interview Willie Williams III
~ Satan’s Deceptions, But God’s Deliverance (Genesis 3:1-8)
[Keynote] Dr. Cleavon Matthews Bold Believers COC, Dayton, OH
 Announcements:
Dr. Orpheus Heyward, Minister, West End COC, Atlanta, GA
Dr. Howard Wright, Minister, Camp Creek COC, Atlanta, GA
Dr. Kelvin Teamer, MinisterBouldercrest COC, Atlanta, GA
 Prayer: Johnny Ross, Elder, West End COC, Atlanta, GA
 

Tuesday [Study Cell Module 1]  |  8am – 8:55am

 ~ Key Traits of an Effective General: Leadership Principles For Church Growth and Development
Lamont Ross Marsalis COC, Dallas, TX
Room M107
~ The Place of the Holy Spirit In the Framework of Christian Theology
Nic Glenn Sharpe Rd COC, Greensboro, NC
Room M102 
 ~ Assimilating New Members to the Life of Christianity
Corey Glove Hallandale COC, Hallandale Beach, FL
Room M106
~ Evangelistic Effectiveness For Church Growth And Development (Part 2)
Thomas L. Thomas
Room M101 
~ Community Relevance Without Christian Compromise
Dr. Roman Hodridge Avenue F COC, Plano, TX
Room M302 
~ Bible Study with Bible Software (Part 1)
Logos Bible Software Representative
Room M301
~ Making Big Impact with Fewer Numbers: Powerful Ministry with Less People
Tradanius Beard
International 1
~ (IT) Shots Fired: Building Strong Church Security
Dale Holmes
International 2
~ (BT) The Authority and Authenticity of the Bible
Brian Clarke
Room M303
 

Tuesday [Study Cell Module 2]  |  9am – 9:50am

 ~ Home Land Security – Strategies for Congregational Development and Stabilization
Dr. Tony Roach
Room M102
 ~ (IT) Enhancing the Educational Ministry of the Local Church
Dr. Truit Sunset Bible Institute
Room International 2
 ~ (IT) The Historical Significance of the Restoration Movement and Its Impact on the Theology of Churches of Christ (Part 1)
Dr. Jefferson Caruthers Carver Rd. COC, Winston-Salem, NC 
Room M101
 ~ (SFT) Researching Original Languages in Biblical Interpretation (Part 2)
Amram Joiner Missouri City COC, Missouri City, TX
Room International 3
 ~ Surveying the Book of Acts for Strategies of Church Growth
Lavell Hayes East Jackson COC, Jackson, TN
Room International 1
~ Making the Point With PowerPoint: Presentation Training For Effective Teaching
Dr. Ervin Jackson, PHD Hartman Rd COC, Fort Pierce, FL
Room M107
~ (BSBC) – The Place of Grace in the Framework of Christian Theology
Dr. Michael Crusoe Normandie COC, Los Angeles, CA
Room M303
~ (BSBC) Examining Ecclesiology: The Church in Prophesy and Fulfillment (Part 2)
Dr. Harold Redd Midtown COC
Room M302
~ (BT) A Defense of the Divinity of Jesus
Peter Martin Sugar Land COC, Sugar Land, TX
Room M106
 

Tuesday [Study Cell Module 3]  |  10am – 10:50am

 ~ (EFT) Financial Retirement for Service Well Done: Planning for the Minister’s Financial Security
Solomon Foundation
Room M301
 ~ Historical Christian Evidences: The Evidence of the Resurrection (Part 2)
Dr. James Maxwell SWCC
Room M101
 ~ The Science and Art of Sermonic Excellence: Overview – (Part 2)
Cleavon Matthews Bold Believers COC, Dayton, OH
Room M303
 ~ Addressing the Reality of Substance Abuse and Anger Management (Part 2)
Brandon Holt Connect COC
Room M106
 ~ Hands On Interactive Song Leaders Training
Chester MayField & Jason Walker
International Room 1
~ Cease Fire – Ending the Power Struggle Between the Evangelist and Elders (Panel Discussion)
Dr. Jefferson Caruthers, Dr Harold Redd, & Dr. Luis Lugo
Marquis Ballroom
~ The Place of Baptism in Christian Theology
Peter Martin, Sr
Room M302
~ Bringing Christ to the Crisis: Doing Social Activism From a Christian Perspective
Conley Gibbs Jr.
International Room 2
~ Necessary Seeds For Successful Church Plant (Part 2)
Willie Williams III
Room M107
 

Tuesday Midday Expositions  |  11am – 12:30pm

 Trumpet Hour
Marquis Ballroom
Master of Ceremony – Robert Pryor, Minister
Schaffer Rd. COC, Marietta, GA
 High Noon Revival – Deception Is His Weapon
 Minister of Music:
Dr. Darwin Mason, Jr  Nashville, TN
Malcolm Himes Dallas, TX
Prayer: Vernon Taylor, Minister Southlake COC, Atlanta, GA  
~ The Day Christ Called for a Paternity Test (John 8:38-44) 
Johnathan Morrison Cedarcrest COC, Dallas, TX
~ When the Devil Puts Your Faith to the Test This (Rev. 2:8-10)
Dr. Michael Crusoe – Normandie COC, Los Angeles, CA
~ Devilish Doctrines Spoken by Hypocritical Men (1 Tim. 4:1-3)
[Keynote] Dr. Eugene Lawton Newark COC, Newark, NJ
 Announcements: Bennie Wilkerson, Atlanta, GA
 

Tuesday Afternoon Expositions  |  2:45pm – 4:30pm

Afternoon Expositions
Marquis Ballroom
Master of Ceremony – Robert Pryor, Minister
Moreland Ave COC, Atlanta, GA
   Ministers of Music:
Chris Turner Burlington, NJ
Chester Mayfield Durham, NC
 Prayer: Michael Wood, Elder, Bouldercrest COC, Atlanta, GA
 ~ An Enemy Has Done This – (Matthew 13:24-30)
  Jaques Pittman Center St. COC, Brookhaven, MS
 ~ Satan’s Sinful Seductions (Eph. 2:1-3)
Dr. Harvey Jackson Lampson St. COC, Mt. Bayou, MS
~ Freeing the Sinner From Satan’s Blindfolds (2 Cor. 4:3-4) 
Burnell Holly Norris Rd COC, Memphis, TX
 Announcements: Wyndel HarrisWest End COC, Atlanta, GA
Benediction: Julius Green, Minister Emeritus, Sharpe Rd. COC, Greensboro, NC
 

Tuesday Evening Expositions  |  6:30pm – 9:30pm

Fighting the Good Fight of Faith
Marquis Ballroom
Master of Ceremony – Dr. Richard Barclay
Stonecrest COC, Stonecrest, GA
 Ministers of Music:
Jason Walker Harlem, NY
Malcolm Himes
Dallas, TX 
Chester Mayfield Durham, NC
Chris Turner Burlington, NJ
Dr. Darwin Mason, Jr Nashville, TN
Prayer: Darrell Matthews, Elder, Bouldercrest COC, Atlanta, GA
 ~ Don’t Judge Me: I Am Not the Only One With A Problem (1 Cor. 10:13)
Wesley Leonard Southside COC, Orlando FL
Dr. Eugene Lawton – Operation Rescue – SWCC Offering 
 ~ You Can’t See Satan’s Face, But He Always Sounds the Same (Matthew 16:20-23)
David Wilson Kings COC, Brooklyn, NY
Announcements:
Dr. Orpheus Heyward, Minister, West End COC, Atlanta, GA
Dr. Howard Wright, Minister, Camp Creek COC, Atlanta, GA
Benediction: Floyd Williams, Elder, West End COC, Atlanta, GA
 

Wednesday [Study Cell Module 1]  |  9am – 9:55am

 ~ The Challenge of Ministering to a Millennial Culture
Alvin Daniels, Jr. Hope COC, Miami Gardens, FL
Room M302
~ The Historical Significance of the Restoration and Its Impact on the Theology of Churches of Christ (Part 2)
Dr. Jefferson Caruthers Carver RD. COC, Winston-Salem, NC
Room M101
~ The Principles and Process of Biblical Interpretation (Part 3)
Amram Joiner – Missouri City COC, Missouri City, TX
Room M102
 ~ The Science and Art of Sermonic Excellence: The Authority of the Text in Preaching
David Wilson Kings COC, Brooklyn, NY
Room M106
~ M.I.A.: Re-Thinking Strategies for Membership Retention
Charlie Mclendon
International Room 2
 ~ Using Bible Software in Bible Study (Part 2)
Logos Representative
Room M303
 ~ Effective Use of Multi-Media, Social Media & Marketing
Roosevelt Moss – Metro COC, Charlotte, NC
Room M107
 ~ Expositions of Ephesians: Difficult Theological Terms Explained (Part 2)
Luis Lugo
Room M301
 

Wednesday [Study Cell Module 2]  |  10am – 10:55am

 ~ How to Minister to the Wounded Soldier
Dr. Harvey Jackson – Lampton St. COC, Mound Bayou, MS
Room M301
~ Accessing Resources for Building Project Development
Representative of Solomon Foundation
Room M302
~ Evangelic Effectiveness For Church Growth And Development (Part 3)
Thomas L. Thomas
Room M102
~ The Most Prevalent Reasons for a Failed Marriage
Stanley Hubbard – Kingsley Terrace COC, Indianapolis, IN
Room M106
 ~ The Science and Art of Sermonic Excellence: Understanding Therapeutic Preaching
Dr. David Lane Marsalis COC, Dallas, TX
Room M101
~ The In’s and Outs of Government Funding
Marcus Barnum
Room M303
~ Ministerial Ethics & Professionalism: Do’s and Do Nots in the Ministry Profession (Panel Discussion)
Dr. Shabazz, Steve Thompson, Dr. Jerry Houston, Dr. Luis Lugo
Marquis Ballroom
 ~ The Place of Discipleship in the Framework of Christian Theology
Fred Hall
Room International 1
 ~Necessary Seeds For Successful Church Plant (Part 3)
Willie Williams, III
Room M107
 ~The Problem with the Prosperity Gospel And its Impact on Christianity
Randall F. Tucker, Sr.
Room International Room 2
 

Wednesday Midday Expositions  |  11am – 12:30pm

 Midday Exposition
Marquis Ballroom
Master of Ceremony – Clarence Black, Elder
Camp Creek COC, Atlanta, GA
  Ministers of Music:
Jason Walker Harlem, NY
Malcolm Himes
Dallas, TX 
 Prayer: George White Simpson St. COC, Atlanta, GA
~ If God Be For Us, the Opponent Doesn’t Matter (Romans 8:28-31)
James Glenn Belfort COC, Houston, TX
 ~ An Advocate for My Inadequacy (1 John 2:1-2)
Xerxes Snell Ninth Street COC, Winter Garden, FL
~ Somebody Ought to Say So (Psalms 107:2)
[Keynote] Christopher Dar Dar Stop Six COC, Fort Worth, TX
 Announcements: Wyndel Harris, West End COC, Atlanta, GA
 Prayer: David Kemp, Bouldercrest COC, Atlanta, GA
 

Wednesday Afternoon Expositions  |  2:45pm – 4:30pm

 Afternoon Exposition
Marquis Ballroom
Master of Ceremony – Darnell Bender
West End COC, Atlanta, GA
  Ministers of Music:
Jason Walker Harlem, NY
Malcolm Himes
Dallas, TX 
Dr. Darwin Mason, Jr Nashville, TN
 Prayer: David Bishop, Elder, West End COC, Atlanta, GA
~ The Church in “Closed Rank” Formation – (Phil. 1:27)
David Watkins Twin City COC, Texarkana, TX
 ~ When the One Body Doesn’t Behave as One Body (1 Corinthians 12:13-27)
Orlander Thomas – Southside COC
 ~ A Vivid Picture of Satan’s Character (1 Peter 5:8)
[Keynote] Warren Blakney – North Peoria COC, Tulsa,OK
Announcements: Bennie Wilkerson Camp Creek COC, Atlanta, GA
 

Wednesday Evening Expositions  |  6:30pm – 8:30pm

 Evening Exposition
Marquis Ballroom
Master of Ceremony – David Tillman Jr
Midway COC, Montgomery, AL
  Ministers of Music:
Jason Walker Harlem, NY
Malcolm Himes
Dallas, TX 
Chester Mayfield Durham, NC
Chris Turner Burlington, NJ
 Prayer: Dr. Andrew Hairston, Minister, Simpson St. COC, Atlanta, GA
 ~ Sound the Alarm..We Are Being Infiltrated: The Danger of Legalism
Sam Pounds Winter Haven COC, Winter Have, FL
~ Balancing Local Autonomy and Brotherhood Unity
Special Interview With Dr. Harold Redd
~ Mass Choir – Acapella Presentation
 ~ The Flawless Victory of Calvary’s Cross (Colossians 2:14-17)
[Keynote] Dr. W.F. Washington Golden Heights COC, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Announcements: Dr. Orpheus Heyward, Minister, West End CoC, Atlanta, GA
 Benediction: William Johnson, Elder, West End COC, Atlanta, GA
 

Thursday Morning |  9am – 11:15am

  Workshops & Panel Discussions
Marquis Ballroom
 ~ The Biblical Paradigm for The Exercise of Church Discipline
John Iverson Southside COC, Valdosta GA
 

Thursday Midday Expositions  |  11am – 12:30pm

 Midday Exposition
Marquis Ballroom
Master of Ceremony – Dr. Nelson Hare, Minister
Rock Springs COC, Lithonia, GA
  Ministers of Music:
Chester Mayfield Durham, NC
Chris Turner Burlington, NJ
 Prayer: David Logan, Elder, West End COC, Atlanta, GA
 ~ Satan’s Exploitation of Human Weakness (Judges 16:15-20)
Andrew Braxter – Memphis, TN
~ The Birth of Apostasy (2 Peter 2:4)
Dr. Jeremy Flowers Gray Rd. COC, Cincinnati, OH
 ~ A Savior That Understands My Struggle (Hebrews 2:14-17)
[Keynote] Jack Evans Jr SWCC
Announcements: Wyndel Harris,West End COC, Atlanta, GA
Benediction: Vincent Bethel, Elder, Camp Creek COC, Atlanta, GA
 

Thursday National Lectureshp Banquet  |  6:30pm – 9:30pm

– [Keynote] Billy Curl, Minister Emeritus
Crenshaw COC – Los Angeles, CA