Three two-day seminars are scheduled annually with guest speakers. Recently, Jim Holway gave a seminar on “Preaching in the Real World.” Rex Morgan led a Christian radio broadcasting workshop. Dr. Evertt Huffard spoke on the honor of God. Dr. Howard Norton delved into ministry tools for one’s first two years of ministry.
Apart from the annual seminars, we encourage short-term mission groups visiting on campus to consider using individuals trained in ministry to present two to three one-hour sessions. Recently, Dale Hartman led discussions on leadership using the Biblical image of a shepherd as the theme. Christian counselors Brianne Blythe and Karen Fitzpatrick (mother and daughter) ventured to address domestic violence with mothers in the nutrition program and with our student wives. Mel Latorre, Jr. gave a four-hour seminar on financial issues for a minister. Stephen Kenney dealt with Satan’s attacks on ministers.
This is an excellent way to personally get to know our ministry students and imagine how God will use them in the next 40-50 years. Dr. Steve Teel coordinates the scheduling of all guest speakers.