Gathering 2015 Schedule



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Full Schedule and Information

Monday, April 6

2:00-3:00pm: Phone Q&A with Walter Brueggemann (separate admission required)  |  Party Pad (downstairs from lobby), Aloft Dallas Downtown Hotel

3:00-3:30pm: Check into rooms

3:30-4:00pm: Welcome and opening activities  |  Party Pad (downstairs from lobby), Aloft Dallas Downtown Hotel

All sessions and presentations will be in this room

4:00-5:00pm: Presentation Block 1 (Click to expand)

Graves754:00 – Jason Graves  | Spiritual Formation Minister, Riverside Church of Christ, Coppell, TX

Shared Language, Shared Life: Using Shared Spiritual Practices to Structure Growth


Heflin754:12 – Houston Heflin  | Associate Professor of Ministry, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX

Equipping Teachers for Creativity: An Ingredient in Bible Classes that Makes a World of Difference in Learning


Mack754:24 – Jay Mack  |  Campus Minister, Memorial Road Church of Christ, Edmond, OK

Sketchy Faith: Engaging Multiple Learning Styles to Take Notes


Pierson754:36 – Chris Pierson  | Adult Discipleship Minister, West Houston Church of Christ, Houston, TX

Moving from Information to Imitation to Innovation: How One Church is Attempting to Use Bible Classes to Build Disciples in New and Fresh Ways


Carrizal754:48 – Steven Carrizal  | Associate Minister, Altamesa Church of Christ, Fort Worth, TX

Learning to Be Disciples: Shaping Lessons, Telling Stories, and Reframing the Meaning of Discipleship


5:00-5:30pm: Facilitated group discussion and processing

5:30-6:00pm: Break

6:00-8:00pm: Dinner  |  Texas Spice Restaurant, Omni Dallas Hotel (Pending availability of buffet dinner; if not, alternate arrangements at Iron Cactus are in place)

8:30pm – : Coffee and conversation (optional)  |  hotel lobby

Tuesday, April 7

9:00-9:24am: Opening activity

9:24-10:12am: Presentation Block 2 (Click to expand)

Akins759:24 – Travis Akins  | Young Adults Minister, Memorial Road Church of Christ, Edmond, OK

Here’s the Problem With Self-Driving Cars Becoming a Reality


9:36 – Scott Strother  | Preaching Minister, Cates Street Church of Christ, Bridgeport, TX

A Fully Satisfied Life: Finding Freedom from False Gods and Comforters by Finding Complete Satisfaction in Christ Alone


Yeakley759:48 – Steven Yeakley  | Administration/Equipping Minister, College Church of Christ, Searcy, AR

Teaching on Purpose


Pickett7510:00 – Ben Pickett  |  Discipleship Minister, Highland Church of Christ, Abilene, TX

The Mid-Week Dilemma: Thoughts & Simple Strategies for Wednesday Night Gatherings


10:12-10:36am: Break

10:36-11:12am: Presentation Block 3 (Click to expand)

10:36 – Tim Hunt  |  Spiritual Formation Minister, Oakcrest Church of Christ, Oklahoma City, OK

Living Prayer: A Divine Walk in All Seasons of Life

Instilling the virtue of prayer in your life by exploring different prayer types that welcome the presence of God.

Kingcade7510:48 – Josh Kingcade  |  Education Minister, Memorial Road Church of Christ, Edmond, OK

How Monty Python and Ted Cruz Help Us Ask Better Questions


Loney7511:00 – Aaron Loney  |  Preaching Minister, Weatherford Church of Christ, Weatherford, OK

Orienteering: Educating for Faithful Living in a Changing Culture


Misc. Info

  • Parking is $10 for overnight guests or $5/day for commuters
  • Breakfast Tuesday morning is on your own. The hotel lobby has a variety of cold and hot breakfast items available for purchase.
  • Outside food and beverage (except things like a cup of coffee or bottle of water) may not be brought to the meeting space. Because the cost is too high to make coffee available for everyone in the meeting space, it’s a good idea for you to grab your morning coffee in the hotel lobby and bring it to our meeting space Tuesday morning.
  • See this page for more info about your presentation.