The Center for Christian Leadership of the School of Theology will partner with the AU Department of Religious Studies to host the upcoming Pearl Toon Smith Memorial Lecture in Christian Education, March 29-30, 2004. The theme for the 2004 conference is, "The Teaching Church." The two-day lecture series is open to pastors, teachers in congregations, and the public. The Christian education lecture series will feature Dr. Jane Kennard of Mt. Vernon Nazarene University and Dr. Joe Cookston of Salem Church of God in Clayton, Ohio. The Pearl Toon Smith Memorial Lecture Series was established to support, enhance, and promote the academic study of Christian Education and assist Christian Education professionals in the areas of teaching and related ministries. The cost to session participants is $10 for lunch and the full conference.
The following schedule has been determined for the Pearl Toon Smith Memorial Lecture in Christian Education:
Monday, March 29, 2004:
(7:30 p.m.) in Reardon Auditorium: Experiential Definition/ An Introduction to the Teaching Church
Tuesday, March 30, 2004:
(8:15-9:30 a.m.) in Reardon Auditorium: The Teaching Church—Personal Encounters
(10-10:50 a.m.) Location TBA—Manifestations of the Teaching Church—Historical Perspectives
(11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.) in School of Theology, Miller Chapel—Maps of the Teaching Church—Current Streams
(12:15-1:45 p.m.) Luncheon Presentation by Courtney Award Recipients. Kane Dining Room, Olt Student Center. Lunch cost is $10. Reservation required.
(2-3:15 p.m.) in Reardon Lobby: Relational Nature of the Teaching Church
(3:15-3:30 p.m.) in Reardon Lobby: Worship in the Teaching Church.
For more information about the Pearl Toon Smith Memorial Lecture Series, please contact Dr. James Lewis, associate professor of Christian Ethics or Dr. Alan Overstreet, assistant professor of Christian Education and Ministry in the AU Department of Religious Studies at (765)-641-4500.
Anderson University is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution of nearly 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the school offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, and theology.