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September 30, 2013

Keynotes, Missy Robertson visit highlight OC Lectureship

EDMOND — The 63rd Oklahoma Christian University Lectureship features noteworthy keynote speakers, classes on a variety of topics, and a Women’s Day program featuring Missy Robertson from A&E’s Duck Dynasty.

The lectureship runs from Oct. 6 through Oct. 8. Admission is free for all sessions except for “She Speaks: A Dinner with Missy Robertson,” which already is sold out.

The lectureship begins on Sunday with the keynote message, “The Church: The Present, the Past and the Future,” by OC vice president for advancement Kent Allen.

Acappella Ministries founder Keith Lancaster will lead worship on Sunday night, which concludes with a concert by the Christian Music Hall of Fame group, Acappella.

Phil Brookman, David Duncan and Jerry Rushford will deliver keynote lectures on Monday and Tuesday. Brookman is the pulpit minister at Memorial Road Church of Christ in Edmond, Duncan is the preaching minister at Memorial Church of Christ in Houston, and Rushford directs the Churches of Christ Heritage Center in Malibu, Calif.

Monday’s dinner featuring Robertson caps Women’s Day activities led by Phyllis Allen, Mary Brookman, Darla deSteiguer, Barbara Duncan and Nancy Hartman.

Allen, Brookman and deSteiguer, the wife of OC president John deSteiguer, attend Memorial Road Church of Christ. Duncan is from Memorial Church of Christ in Houston while Hartman is an adjunct faculty member and missionary in residence at Oklahoma Christian.

Classes on church leadership, doctrine, evangelism, textual study, missions, outreach, parenting, preaching and youth and family also highlight the lectureship schedule.

The lectureship includes the Eastern European Missions Luncheons on Oct. 7, the Friends of OC Luncheon on Oct. 8, and a dinner honoring preachers, elders and wives on Oct. 8.

This year’s lectureship theme, “The Future of the Church,” is based on Matthew 16:18.

“It’s in the context of the church that the Word of God finds a preeminent place. In the church, saints are edified and ministry skills are developed and exercised,” OC distinguished professor of Bible Stafford North said. “We believe the future of the church is bright, so we have brought men and women from around the country to help us be more effective in building the future of the church.”

FOR THE full lectureship schedule and more information, go to www.oc.edu/lectureship.

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