Oklahoma Christian University will conduct its 61st annual lectureship for three days next week, Oct. 2-4. The lectureship, titled “Quest,” features outstanding religious speakers and teachers from across the nation to bring messages of instruction and inspiration.
The 7 p.m. Sunday session in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium, 2501 East Memorial Road, will feature Dr. Howard Norton, president of the Baxter Institute in Teguciagalpa, Honduras. Norton is a former member of the OC faculty and a former pulpit minister for the Memorial Road Church of Christ. His message will be “I Believe the New Testament Church is Our Model.” That session will also include a special tribute to Dr. Don Vinzant, former pulpit minister of the Edmond Church of Christ, who died recently.
The 7 p.m. Monday session, also in Hardeman Auditorium, brings Chuck Monan from Pleasant Valley Church of Christ in Little Rock. Monan, who formerly preached at the Wilshire Church of Christ in Oklahoma City, will affirm that “I Believe Jesus Was Raised from the Dead.” Also on Monday night, a 10-year old young man from Pleasant Valley, Davis Burton, will bring an eight-minute message in which he will summarize the teaching of the Bible.
Quest will have several special tracks. On Monday morning, Lynn Jones will speak on the Ladies Day Track at the Memorial Road Church of Christ. Also on Monday there will be a special series of classes as a Seminar for Smaller Churches. On Tuesday, there will be a special track of classes for church elders and another for preachers on “Preaching from 1 Thessalonians.”
During the day on both Monday and Tuesday, there will be many other classes and lectures on such topics as; the Bible as inspired and infallible, world missions, fulfilling the Great Commission, belief in Jesus as Savior, successful marriage, faith from minor Bible characters and more. Monday at 3 p.m., members of the OC Bible faculty will conduct an open forum to respond to submitted questions.
Monday evening, Gene Stallings, coach of the 1992 national championship football team at the University of Alabama and a standout player and coach in the Southwest Conference, will speak at a dinner at 5:30. Concurrently, Summer Lashley, along with her mother and daughter, will speak at the annual Mother/Daughter Banquet. The event closes on Tuesday at 6 p.m. with a dinner to honor preachers, elders and their wives. Dr. Terry Johnson, former president of OC, will be the featured speaker.
More information and an opportunity to register for the meals are available at www.oc.edu/quest.