FHU's Annual Bible Lectureship Set for Feb. 2-6

JANUARY 23, 2014

Approximately 130 speakers have been invited to Freed-Hardeman University to address the theme, “The Patience of Hope: First and Last Things in Thessalonians,” Feb. 2-6 at the 78th annual Bible Lectureship.

This year’s event will feature new tracks for students and young families, according to Dr. David Lipe, Lectureship director. In addition, new names have been added to the list of speakers and additional sessions will be devoted to skills for ministry and Christian living. Speakers on the 2014 program represent a spectrum of ages and experiences for an intergenerational atmosphere. “New voices will join old favorites,” Lipe said.

Visitors will also note a change in the location of some events, placing an array of offerings in easily accessible locations. Most lectures will occur in Loyd Auditorium. Brewer Sports Center will house the exhibits and the FHU Associates will serve lunch in the auxiliary gym of the sports center. They will also provide a coffee house in the lobby of Brewer. Parking will be on the perimeter of the campus. Additional parking spaces will be available across from the Henderson Church of Christ and in the expanded lot by the baseball field. Shuttle buses will be available to transport visitors to the lectures and classes.

The 2014 Lectureship is dedicated to the life and work of Dr. Thomas H. Holland, a mainstay of the Lectureship for many years. A preacher since 1950, he has conducted more than 600 gospel meetings and served congregations in Tennessee, Texas, Illinois and Wisconsin. Holland was the speaker on World Radio for five years and now speaks on the Gospel Broadcasting Network. In addition, he is a prolific writer, having authored more than 70 books. Holland is also an accomplished musician and songleader. He has edited two hymnals and written more than 50 spiritual songs. “Rarely has one person touched so many lives in so many ministries,” Lipe said.

The youth and family workers’ workshop has been expanded this year with additional class offerings and special evening sessions at Mid-South Youth Camp. Participants may stay Sunday and Monday nights at the camp for $10 per person per night. The theme for these sessions is “The Battle Belongs to the Lord: The Battlefield of Youth and Family Ministry.” The workshop is coordinated by Chuck Morris.

The Bible School Workshop, scheduled for Wednesday, has sessions for women and for men who are involved with the educational programs of local churches. These classes are in Gardner Center throughout the day.

Tickets to the Holland appreciation dinner are $12 each and may be ordered in advance by calling 731-989-6769 or they may be bought at the Lectureship.

A complete listing of speakers and topics is available at www.fhu.edu/lectureship. In addition, one may register and submit questions for Open Forum at the site.