General 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.

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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
Gospel Messengers – West End
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
A’ Capella Presentation
Echoes of Love – Bouldercrest 

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
A’ Capella Presentation
National Lectureship Mass Choir
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