23 November, 2021

News Briefs for Nov. 3

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Johnson University Florida will host a Legacy Coalition Intentional Grandparenting Seminar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 25 that features David Wheeler, who retired from JU this past summer after serving 24 years as a professor of congregational ministry. (We profiled Wheeler in an article last May.) The seminar is designed to help grandparents make a greater spiritual impact on their families. Learn more at JohnsonU.edu.

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The Global Missions Health Conference is slated for Southeast Christian Church’s Blankenbaker Campus in Louisville from Nov. 11 to 13. This year’s event will be virtual and in-person. Thousands of medical students, pastors, leaders of nonprofits, and volunteers from around the world are expected to attend. There will be scores of exhibitors and 150 breakout sessions. Learn more at medicalmissions.com and from a Southeast Outlook feature article.

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Manhattan Christian College’s two-day Woman’s World Conference will take place Feb. 25-26, 2022. The theme will be “Out of the Blue”—a reminder that God speaks to us all the time if we will only listen. The weekend program will include practical seminars, a keynote speaker, meals, worship, and other surprises. 

The in-person gathering will be at the Kansas State University Student Union. “We look forward to hosting you with COVID sensitivity.” More information is available via Facebook.

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Milligan University recently kicked off a $40 million fundraising campaign titled “On Mission: The Campaign for Milligan University” that focuses on new programs, scholarships, and facility enhancements.

“The campaign’s funding priorities recognize that the Milligan experience encompasses not only the classroom, but also life together in the residence hall, in worship, in athletic competition, on campus, in care for others, and in fellowship with one another,” said president Bill Greer.

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Passion4Planting offers a virtual library of PDF, MS Word, and Excel downloads “to help your church plant get off to a great start!” The downloads range from a “Church Plant Equipment List” to a “Prayer Team Strategy Template”—from a “Child Safety Policy Template” to “Sample Launch Team Expectations” and “Church Insurance Basics.” Access the entire library at church-planting.net.

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The Los Alamos Daily Post highlighted the work of Haitian Christian Mission last week. Three representatives of HCM visited the Christian Church in Los Alamos to share about the ministry.

HCM was founded in 1974 by Etienne and Betty Prophete. It started humbly with front porch Bible studies, the article says, “but grew to include medical clinics, schools, a woodworking shop, a peanut butter factory and a micro-loan program for women entrepreneurs.”

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Exponential’s 2022 National Conference is slated for March 7-10 in Orlando, Fla., The theme will be “Empowered: Moving with the Spirit.” Learn more and register at exponential.org.

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Mike Williams will transition from the presidency of one noninstrumental Church of Christ college to another. Last week, Williams, president of Faulkner University in Montgomery, Ala., was selected to lead Harding University in Searcy, Ark. Prior to his arrival at Faulkner in 2015, Williams served in various leadership roles at Harding for 28 years, including a dozen years as vice president of advancement. Williams will conclude his time at Faulkner in May 2022 and begin at Harding on June 1, 2022.

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Southeast Christian Church’s campus on Blankenbaker Parkway will host Louisville’s Veterans Day Parade from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The “parade in reverse” will feature stationary parade units. Attendees will drive through the parade grounds, honking horns and waving flags.

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Thom S. Ranier recently shared “Nine Realities Your Church Will Face in 2022” at ChurchAnswers.com. No. 1 is, “There is a lot of reason for hope,” but No. 7 is, “We estimate that as many as 15,000 churches will be confronted with the choice of closing or being adopted.”

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