Tag Archives: Siburt Institute for Church Ministry

Church must Be ‘Faithful and Flexible’ During Time of Crisis

By LORETTA FULTON Each of the three sessions of ACU’s Summer Seminar will be posted individually on YouTube within a couple of weeks. People who registered for the online event will be notified when the videos are uploaded and ready to watch. Or check ACU’s YouTube channel periodically. Summer Seminar traditionally is held on campus over two days, but due

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ACU’s Summer Seminar Moving Online

Registration URL: https://summerseminar2020.eventbrite.com/Event page URL: https://www.siburtinstitute.org/event/2020/7/30/summer-seminarCost: Free. Attendees must register to receive a link to the webinar. The annual Summer Seminar at Abilene Christian University is moving online this year as a precaution against spread of COVID-19. Online registration is open now for the July 30 event. The seminar will be streamed 9 a.m. to noon one day only, Thursday, July 30. The

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CHURCHES CAN REVERSE ‘GRAYER AND SMALLER’ TREND WITH NEW FOCUS

By LORETTA FULTON In the last six months, Dr. Carson Reed has visited ten different churches, not looking for a church home but looking to help leaders of the churches that others call home. Reed is vice president for church relations at Abilene Christian University and executive director of the Siburt Institute for Church Ministry housed at ACU. Through the

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FACING FEAR WITH COURAGE

“Why Courage Matters” will be the topic for a Lunch & Learn Aug. 29 at Abilene Christian University. The public is invited to hear Jerry Taylor, associate professor of Bible, missions and ministry and executive director of the Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action at ACU. Cost is $15. Registration will remain open through Aug. 25 at

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‘COMMUNITY’ AN ESSENTIAL GOING FORWARD

By LORETTA FULTON The decline in church attendance is so dramatic it feels like an emergency that needs immediate attention. “I felt like we were coming to a first-responders’ convention,” a participant in Abilene Christian University’s Summer Seminar said after a presentation Friday afternoon, Aug. 9, the first day of the two-day seminar. Royce Money, chancellor of ACU and founding

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GOD CALLS AND EQUIPS PREACHERS

By LORETTA FULTON In the second grade, Rick Atchley announced what he was going to be when he grew up. And, no, it wasn’t a fireman, policeman, or cowboy. “I’m going to be a preacher,” he proclaimed. For the past 40 years, Atchley, senior teaching minister at The Hills Church in North Richland Hills, has been making more proclamations. And

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