On August 1st, 2009, I took off on an all-day drive from the Dallas area to South Indiana – with less advance notice (2 days) than any road trip previous! The main purpose of the trip was to attend a national college ministry conference, but of course I did my best to squeeze in other collegiate and church explorations during this 10-day trip!
Dates: Saturday, August 1st through Monday, August 10th
8 States: Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Oklahoma
The first post (introducing this surprise road trip!)
Read the trip recap here!
- University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
- University of Evansville, Evansville, IN
- Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
- Belmont University, Nashville, TN
- Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN
- Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR
- Attending the National Student Conference of the National Association of Christian Campus Ministries (NACCM), August 1st – 5th. The conference included connecting with many leaders from campus ministries connected with the Independent Christian Churches. Not only did I get to attend training seminars and large-group meetings, but I also got “drafted” to lead a Q&A session to talk about what I’ve learned in my explorations. I also had numerous conversations with college ministers during that time.
- Ministry discussion and campus tour, Mark Whited, Director, Student Christian Fellowship, University of Evansville.
- Ministry discussion, Morgan Stephens, National Director, Every Nation Campus Ministries.
- Ministry discussion, Kevin Twit, Campus Minister, and Syneva Colle, Intern, Reformed University Fellowship, Belmont University.
- Ministry discussion, Robbie Russell, Worship Associate (with College Ministry oversight), and Doug Campbell, Senior Associate Pastor, New Vision Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
- Ministry discussion, Guy Chmieleski, University Minister, Belmont University.
- Weekend worship service, Hope Presbyterian Church, Cordova, TN, 5:30pm Sat. 8-8-09, Associate Pastor Eli Morris preaching
- Weekend worship service, Fellowship Bible Church, Little Rock, AR, 9am “The Edge” on-site venue, Sun. 8-9-09, Student Ministries Lead Pastor Brandon Barnard preaching (via live video)
- Weekend worship service, Antioch (Missionary) Baptist Church, Little Rock AR, 10:45am Sun. 8-9-09, Sullivan family testimony
- Weekend worship service, The Church at Rock Creek, Little Rock, AR, 12:30pm “Rock Creek 30” (30-minute) service, Sun. 8-9-09, Teaching Pastor Greg Kirksey preaching
- Weekend worship service, Epoch Church, Little Rock, AR, 6pm Sun. 8-9-09, New Orleans Mission Trip testimonies
- Church and college ministry discussion, Nathan James, Co-pastor, Epoch Church, Little Rock, AR
- Ministry discussion, Jeremy Aylett, Minister of Collegiate & International Students, and Matthew Wilson, Assistant to Missions, Recreation, and Outreach (with college ministry responsibility), First Baptist Church, Russellville, AR
- Ministry discussion, Scott Palmer, Student Life Pastor, Fellowship of Christians (church), Russellville, AR