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CON TEN T S Welcome

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Schedule

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Convention Information

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Children

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Special Events

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Workshops

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Campus Map

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WELCOME from the PRESIDENT Welcome to Ozark Christian College! We’re glad you’re here for the 2018 Preaching-Teaching Convention, and as we study Joshua together, we trust you’ll be encouraged by the theme, “Be Strong.” I heard about a mother who asked little Johnny one evening to get the broom off the back porch. Johnny went to the back door, peered out into the darkness, and hesitated. Seeing his fear, his mother tried to reassure him, “Johnny, are you afraid of the dark?” When Johnny silently nodded, she smiled, “You don’t have to be scared, Johnny. Jesus is out on that back porch right now, and he’ll be with you.” Still hesitant, Johnny agreed to try again. Johnny went to the back door and cautiously opened it just enough to stick his head out. “Jesus, I know you’re out here with me on the back porch,” he said trembling. “So…do you mind handing me that broom right over there?” Fear can paralyze us. After the death of Moses, his successor Joshua was surely afraid. How could he possibly lead the nation? Like Johnny, he stood at the door of the Promised Land, hesitant to take the next step. So in Joshua 1:9, God promises to be with him: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you.” Whatever fear you’re facing, our prayer this week is that you will sense God’s presence with you. He will fill you with his power. He will lift your heart. He will fortify your faith. He will stiffen your backbone. He will give you the courage to carry on.

Be strong.

Matt Proctor President


SCHEDULE of Events MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19

9:30 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pre-Convention Seminars 7:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Session: Dr. Mark E. Moore (MPB)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

9:00 am . . . . . . . . Bible & Coffee: Dr. Mark E. Moore (Chapel) 10:00 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Session: Drew Moore (MPB) 11:45 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Class Reunions (Dining Hall) 1:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Session: David Rutherford (MPB) 2:30 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Workshops 3:45 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Workshops 7:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Session: Drew Sherman (MPB)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

9:00 am . . . . . . . . Bible & Coffee: Dr. Mark E. Moore (Chapel) 10:00 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Session: Sean Palmer (Chapel) 11:45 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Lunches (Stu/IMC) 1:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Session: Jon Kehrer (Chapel) 2:30 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Workshops 4:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President’s Banquet (MPB) 7:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Session: Rick Atchley (MPB)

RICK ATCHLEY

JON KEHRER

DREW MOORE

DR. MARK E. MOORE

SEAN PALMER

DAVID RUTHERFORD

DREW SHERMAN

CALEB MILLER WITH COMPASS WORSHIP

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CONVENTION Information REGISTRATION Please register for the convention in the west lobby of the MPB. Parents, please register your children at the main P-T Convention registration areas, and then proceed to the check-in areas in the upper level of the OCC Dining Hall. OFFERING Offerings at each of our main sessions will go toward the ministry of OCC. You can also give online at occ.edu/donate. MEALS Lunch may be purchased in the OCC Dining Hall for $8 (drink and dessert included). Or, take advantage of the many restaurants in the Joplin area. PRESIDENT’S BANQUET OCC’s annual President’s Banquet will take place on Wednesday at 4:00 pm in the MPB. Please reserve your seat by noon on Tuesday at alumni@occ.edu or at the registration areas. WI-FI PASSWORD Log in to our free Wi-Fi with the password, “wireless.” HEARING ASSISTANCE During main sessions, hearing assistance devices are available at the sound booth. SESSION RECORDINGS Recordings of this year’s main sessions and workshops may be purchased at the Christian Audio Tapes booth in the east lobby of the MPB. Main session sermons will be available on CD or DVD, and workshops will be available on CD. Recordings may be pre-ordered in person or at catapes.com, or at Christian Audio Tapes, 888 Corporation, Bridgeport, IL 62417 (888.228.2737).

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VIDEO USE Videos and photos are taken at OCC events. Your attendance constitutes permission for OCC to use your likeness in future publications. BOOKSTORE The OCC Bookstore (south end of the Mabee Student Center) welcomes you to our campus. Present your convention badge for a 10% discount on regularly priced items. The bookstore is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. MINISTRY EXHIBITS Don’t miss the displays and exhibits from many Christian ministries on the upper level of the MPB.

Convention Leadership Team Vice President of College Relations: Jim Dalrymple College Relations Administrative Assistant: Grace Jones College Relations Assistant: Peyton Butler Alumni Relations Director: Troy Nelson Alumni Relations Administrative Assistant: Jill English Children’s Director: Dr. Teresa Welch Children’s Preschool/Nursery Coordinator: Kaytlin Miller Children’s Elementary Coordinator: Melissa Miller Special thanks to the OCC Tech Crew, Dining Services Staff, and Physical Plant Department!

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CHILDREN’S Sessions NURSERY & PRESCHOOL (Birth through 5 years) ELEMENTARY SESSIONS (K through 5th Grade)

Children’s Sessions will be available:

MONDAY

7:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Main Session

TUESDAY 10:00 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Main Session 7:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Main Session

WEDNESDAY 10:00 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Main Session 4:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President’s Banquet 7:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Main Session

REGISTRATION Parents must register with children at the main P-T Convention registration areas in the MPB, and then proceed to the check-in areas in the upper level of the OCC Dining Hall.

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SPECIAL Events CLA S S RE UNION S

Tuesday | 11:45 am | Upper Dining Hall 1993 – 25 years 1968 – 50 years

20s - 30s LUN CH

Are you a leader in your 20s-30s? You’re invited to a free Chick-fil-A lunch. Come network, be encouraged, and meet several OCC faculty and staff. Wednesday | 11:45 am | Student Center RSVP required at dalrymple.jim@occ.edu

NETWO RKING LU N CH

Join us for a free lunch and meet OCC students looking for full-time or part-time ministry positions and internships. Wednesday | 11:45 am | IMC RSVP required at ministry.center@occ.edu

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TUESDAY 2:30 PM Workshops CHAPEL SPECIAL EVENT: HYMN SING | Tammy Nelson, Carla Scott, Murray Hollis, and Dr. Genilyn McCaffrey Come worship with us as we sing hymns we’ve sung for many years. IMC110 TURNING A CHURCH AROUND | Nathan Rector Principles and examples from two different churches—a new church plant and a 50-year-old congregation—in two different parts of the country. Learn how they’re turning away from crisis and decline and stepping into growth and impact. IMC116 HOW THE CHURCH SHOULD RESPOND TO RACIALIZED EVENTS, PART 1 | Brian Jennings, Sean Palmer, and Jaron Scott When racialized events make national news, churches respond differently in their weekly Sunday gatherings. Hear how churches have responded, how they shouldn’t respond, and ways to be proactive in cultivating your congregation to respond well. L11

REACHING THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY | Mario Gonzalez What is the church doing to reach the fastest growing population in the U.S. with the message of Jesus? How can innovative, growing congregations minister to our Hispanic brothers and sisters?

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PREACHING TRUTH AND GRACE FOR THE FUNERAL OF A SUICIDE | Warren Brosi So, does the Bible condemn people who commit suicide? Using the Bible as our guide, come learn how to speak with honesty and compassion into this crisis.

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HONORING GOD IN FAMILY CAREGIVING | Greg Hafer The debt of love calls for our best in caregiving for aging parents and family members with care needs. Explore dynamics for honoring God and one another as we give and receive care.

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SERVE GOD WITH A CLEAR CONSCIENCE | Dr. Don Ott A guilty conscience can be your biggest obstacle to service as a Christian. Learn the spiritual and psychological factors involved in protecting your conscience from being corrupted or seared.

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SENSIBLE STRATEGIES FOR CHURCH SECURITY | Panel hosted by Chad Ragsdale As we have recently witnessed, churches aren’t exempt from the realities of an increasingly violent world. Hear expert suggestions and strategies to improve security for your church.

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THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE IN AMERICA: THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS | Dave Embree Each year, thousands of Christian young people find that the university campus is not a welcoming place for Jesus-followers. Learn the primary threats to faith that students encounter and what they can do to grow in faith.

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GOD’S DESIGN FOR SEX | Aanna Greer Come discuss a simple and winsome approach to the Christian sexual ethic.

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MINISTERING TO SINGLES IN YOUR CHURCH | Panel hosted by Doug Welch Studies show that a growing percentage of adults attending your church are single. Come discuss the implications of focusing much of your preaching and programming on married couples, and learn ways to minister to your unmarried church members.

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TEAM BUILDING | Stacey Spikereit Teams are for soccer fields, basketball courts, and for every church staff and volunteer group. Working as a team in ministry isn’t easy, but it will mobilize disciples in Jesus.

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WHEN MARRIAGE AND MINISTRY COLLIDE | Sergio and Jackie Rizo What do you do when you find yourself in ministry and not wanting your marriage? You aren’t alone! Hear how the pressures of life, poor decisions, and unrealistic expectations can sabotage your marriage and ministry.

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TUESDAY 3:45 PM Workshops IMC110 SCALING A STAFF FOR GROWTH | Nathan Rector Whether your church is >200 or 2,000+, staffing matters. Come hear answers to the staffing questions that church leaders at every level are asking. IMC116 HOW THE CHURCH SHOULD RESPOND TO RACIALIZED EVENTS, PART 2 | Brian Jennings and Sean Palmer When racialized events make national news, churches respond differently in their weekly Sunday gatherings. Hear how churches have responded, how they shouldn’t respond, and ways to be proactive in cultivating your congregation to respond well. L11

WORSHIP MATTERS | Dr. Genilyn McCaffrey We all worship, and we know worship when we experience it. But, really, what is worship? Come dig into the biblical foundations of worship. Discover more about why we do what we do, and how we can worship more passionately and more intelligently.

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SEVEN QUALITIES NEEDED FOR LONG-TERM MINISTRY | Warren Brosi Long-term ministries build health for the minister and the church. Glean from lessons gained through 17 years of ministry in a small-town church.

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HANDLING STRESS IN MINISTRY | Reg Higginbottom Philippians 4:6 tells us not to be anxious for anything...but then life happens. Ministry can be stressful! Find ways to escape and recharge your spiritual, physical, and emotional batteries.

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COUNSEL WITH TLC | Dr. Don Ott Isaiah described Christ as the “Wonderful Counselor.” Preachers and other church leaders are expected to counsel. Explore the roles of talking, listening, and compassion in the counseling process.

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REACHING THE NATIONS FROM YOUR KITCHEN TABLE | Greg Swinney International student enrollment is at an all-time high, with over 1 million internationals from 230 nations of the world. Learn how to launch a new outreach...using free grant funds!...to the international students in your region.

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POST-COLLEGE, BUT NOT POST-ADOLESCENT: HOW CAN THE CHURCH SHEPHERD THOSE ELUSIVE 20-SOMETHINGS? | Dave Embree With the average marriage age now around 27 and many grads not even looking for career-track jobs, young people leave college with another 8-10 years of “adolescence” ahead of them. Hear how a local church can attract, serve, and equip this demographic.

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VIRGINITY VS. CHASTITY | Aanna Greer Begin to understand the will of God concerning sexuality whether single, engaged, or married.

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BUILDING A BRIDGE FROM THE CHURCH TO THE COMMUNITY | Addie Jarrett Learn ways that the local church can be the church beyond its four walls.

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LEADERSHIP IMPERATIVES FOR MINISTERING TO GENERATION Z COLLEGE STUDENTS | Dr. Marva Wesley Is Generation Z characteristically different from the previous millennial generation? How can you meaningfully minister to this generation? Learn ways to connect with and support Generation Z college students.

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WEDNESDAY 2:30 PM Workshops IMC110 TURNING A CHURCH AROUND | Nathan Rector Principles and examples from two different churches—a new church plant and a 50-year-old congregation—in two different parts of the country. Learn how they’re turning away from crisis and decline and stepping into growth and impact. IMC116 UNARMED EMPIRE | Sean Palmer Ever felt misled about church, or blacklisted by believers? Are you longing for a purer experience of church? Learn how to reclaim the New Testament’s vision of the church as an alternative community of welcome, harmony, and peace. L11

REACHING THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY | Mario Gonzalez What is the church doing to reach the fastest growing population in the U.S. with the message of Jesus? How can innovative, growing congregations minister to our Hispanic brothers and sisters?

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CHALLENGING YOUR CHURCH TO TAKE EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE: A LIVE PODCAST FROM THE EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE PODCAST | Michael DeFazio, Chad Ragsdale, and Doug Welch Now more than ever, Christians must be thoughtful about their faith and about the world. Discuss ways that church leaders can encourage and lead their congregations to take seriously the call to “take every thought captive.”

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HONORING GOD IN FAMILY CAREGIVING | Greg Hafer The debt of love calls for our best in caregiving for aging parents and family members with care needs. Explore dynamics for honoring God and one another as we give and receive care.

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COUNSEL WITH THE MIND OF CHRIST | Dr. Don Ott Biblical psychology and Christian counseling are distinctly different from secular psychology and generic counseling. Learn to see people as God sees them and to care for them as new creations in Christ.

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THE CHURCH’S MINISTRY TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND OTHER PUBLIC SERVANTS | Kip Nelson Learn several steps the church can take to build stronger, safer, and more caring communities by building links between public servants (police, fire, EMT) and your church.

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POST-COLLEGE, BUT NOT POST-ADOLESCENT: HOW CAN THE CHURCH SHEPHERD THOSE ELUSIVE 20-SOMETHINGS? | Dave Embree With the average marriage age now around 27 and many grads not even looking for career-track jobs, young people leave college with another 8-10 years of “adolescence” ahead of them. Hear how a local church can attract, serve, and equip this demographic.

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ISSUES OF SEXUALITY | Aanna Greer Teaching, resources, and encouragement for confronting sexual issues in the church.

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BUILDING A BRIDGE FROM THE CHURCH TO THE COMMUNITY | Addie Jarrett Learn ways that the local church can be the church beyond its four walls.

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TEAM BUILDING | Stacey Spikereit Teams are for soccer fields, basketball courts, and for every church staff and volunteer group. Working as a team in ministry isn’t easy, but it will mobilize disciples in Jesus.

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LEADERSHIP IMPERATIVES FOR MINISTERING TO GENERATION Z COLLEGE STUDENTS | Dr. Marva Wesley Is Generation Z characteristically different from the previous millennial generation? How can you meaningfully minister to this generation? Learn ways to connect with and support Generation Z college students. PREACHING - TEACHING 2018

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WORKSHOP Leaders WARREN BROSI Warren Brosi ministers with Berlin Christian Church in New Berlin, IL. In 2008, Warren led the church through a building relocation, which is now debt-free. MICHAEL DEFAZIO Professor of New Testament and Hermeneutics at OCC, and part of the teaching team at Christ’s Church of Oronogo in Oronogo, MO. DAVID EMBREE Former director of Christian Campus House at Missouri State University, Ozarks Technical College, Drury University, and other schools around Springfield, MO. David has also taught in the Department of Religious Studies at Missouri State since 1983. MARIO GONZALEZ Associate connections pastor at New Life Christian Church in Bella Vista, AR. Mario grew up in México and worked for the Mexican government for 13 years before attending OCC and serving in churches in California, Oklahoma, Indiana, and Texas. AANNA GREER Speaker and author of Darling: A Woman’s Guide to Godly Sexuality. GREG HAFER Retired from 28 years as a professor and administrator at OCC. 16

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REG HIGGINBOTTOM Chaplain at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, IA, and former pastor of Moulton Christian Church. MURRAY HOLLIS Director of Christian Friends Connexion in Joplin, offering consultations in church growth, administration, and more. Murray has served in worship ministry for many years, singing with the Gospel Lads for 14 years and the Vintage Gospel Lads for 30 years. ADDIE JARRETT Director of Neighborhood Life House, a Christ-centered nonprofit organization located in downtown Joplin. BRIAN JENNINGS Lead minister at Highland Park Christian Church in Tulsa, OK. Brian serves on the boards of Blackbox International and OCC and is the author of Lead Your Family and Dancing in No Man’s Land: Moving with Truth and Peace in a Hostile World. DR. GENILYN MCCAFFREY Professor of Worship Ministry at Manhattan Christian College since 2006. Genilyn has served as worship minister in churches in Illinois and Kansas.


KIP NELSON Campus pastor and head police department chaplain in Lee’s Summit, MO. Kip also served as a worship pastor in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado for over 20 years.

NATHAN RECTOR Lead pastor of Northview Christian Church in Danville, IN. Nathan has been a part of church planting or turning around churches in California, Illinois, Missouri, Washington, and Indiana.

TAMMY NELSON Voice instructor and concert choir director at OCC. Tammy has served as a choir director, worship leader, and private voice teacher for 20 years.

JACKIE RIZO Freelance writer, wife, and mom of four who has served alongside her husband in ministry for 17 years.

DR. DON OTT Ordained evangelist, licensed psychologist, and director of Christian Psychological Resources/ CPR. Don teaches for Mid-South Christian College and has led many missions trips with an emphasis on biblical psychology, Christian counseling, and marriage and family life. SEAN PALMER Teaching pastor at Ecclesia Houston, author, speaker, and podcaster. Sean was named a “40 Under 40” leader by Christian Standard magazine. missioalliance.org. CHAD RAGSDALE Assistant academic dean at OCC, and professor of apologetics and biblical interpretation.

SERGIO RIZO Vice president of development & community relations at OCC. CARLA SCOTT Wife of OCC’s Dr. Mark Scott, Carla partners with her husband in ministry, leads a widows’ ministry at her church, and speaks for women’s gatherings. JARON SCOTT Associate pastor of Christ’s Church Joplin. Originally from Lawton, OK, is a December ’17 grad of OCC. STACEY SPIKEREIT Family minister at Carterville Christian Church in Carterville, MO. Stacey has served in various ministry roles for over 20 years, more than half of which have been in children’s and family ministry at Carterville.

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WORKSHOP Leaders GREG SWINNEY Ministry facilitator for Crossroads International Student Ministries, and helps lead the RISE Project. Greg’s work on secular university campuses spans three decades and reaches nations around the world.

DR. MARVA WESLEY OCC professor and professional counselor. Originally from Jamaica, Marva received her Ph.D. from Capella University and was on staff as a professional counselor at College Heights Christian Counseling for five years.

DOUG WELCH Professor of New Testament and doctrine at OCC. Doug also serves on the worship team at College Heights Christian Church in Joplin.

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UPCOMING Events April 6-7 April 20-21 April 27-29 June 4-8 June 10-15 June-July

Women’s Retreat | occ.edu/wr Deeper Life | occ.edu/deeperlife Spring Production | occ.edu/spring Branson Conference | occ.edu/branson Creative Arts Academy | occ.edu/caa Sports Camps | occ.edu/sportscamps

2018 Preaching-Teaching Program  

Details on the Preaching-Teaching Convention, February 19-21 at OCC.

2018 Preaching-Teaching Program  

Details on the Preaching-Teaching Convention, February 19-21 at OCC.