CHRIST ON CAMPUS III
A Higher Things Conference on Campus Ministry
Bloomington, IN, June 28-30, 2005
Check it out: http://higherthings.org/html/campus/events/cocIII.html
Christ on Campus III is the third annual Higher Things conference for those engaged in campus ministry. Whether you are already doing campus ministry or are just getting started; whether you are a full or part time campus pastor, a town & gown pastor, a DCE, a DCO, or an interested layperson, this conference is for you.
We are pleased to have two outstanding speakers who will address different topics important to campus ministry. There will be lots of opportunities to share ideas and resources with others at the forefront of campus ministry.
This year we will again hold a special pre-conference workshop on the basics of campus ministry. And, of course, there will be plenty of chances to socialize and simply get to know others with whom you will be able to network long after you have returned home. You won't want to miss Christ on Campus III!
Date and Location
June 28th through June 30th, 2005. The conference begins Tuesday afternoon, ends Thursday mid-afternoon. It will be held at University Lutheran Church & Student Center in Bloomington, IN. ULC is a full time campus ministry and campus congregation serving the students at Indiana University.
A special half-day workshop intended for those who want to learn the basics of leading a confessionally faithful campus ministry will be held the afternoon of June 28th. Led by pastors at the forefront of campus ministry today, this workshop will help provide you the tools and mindset you need in your campus work.
Rev. Dr. Michael Eschelbach
Associate Professor of Theology at Concordia University in River Forest, IL.
Cinema Sophia - "Using Cinematic Worldviews to Catechize" Young zpeople live, think and speak the world of films they view. Yet film, like all other art, reflects realities of sin and grace. Hosting films and leading discussions about them is a fantastic means of meeting and connecting with students. Learn about the approach in general, and learn about some specific examples employed by someone who has hosted films for the last 4 1/2 years on campus at CURF.
Critical Thinking - "The Philosophy of Religion on Campus."
When meeting a person for the first time, mention that you are a theologian and the conversation is over. But if you tell them you are a philosopher, they will pour their hearts out, giving you an opportunity to engage them in issues of truth, which inevitably leads to discussions of The Truth. Hosting a time for young people to pursue the philosophy of religion is welcome and provides a means to promote critical thinking that allows college students to see the Truth clearly.
Rev. Dr. Steven Hein
Director of the Concordia Institute for Christian Studies in Colorado Springs, CO.
Holy Anguish - "Helping College Students Deal with Doubts"
When the faith of college students is assaulted on the secular campus today, many can become silent sufferers of doubt. Doubt is not synonymous with unfaith, but it is serious business...a holy anguish for faith-life that needs proper attention. Doubt can lead either to unfaith or to greater maturity. It all depends on how it is treated. Doubt means something is wrong with faith. It is either malformed or malnourished. Understanding the symptoms, causes, and kinds of doubt can be vitally important for on-target ministry by those who seek to teach college students the Word of God.
NOTE: Also invited to speak is Rev. Dr. Norman Nagel, Systematics Professor at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Nagel was a former a former campus pastor of 17 years at Valparaiso University.
Cost & Registration
Registration is $69, though those who register before May 1, 2005 can receive the early bird rate of $59. Please fill out and mail in the registration form.
Download the Christ on Campus III Registration Form
Participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodations. The following are near by and recommended. Special rates available if you mention this conference.
Indiana Memorial Union
900 E. 7th Street
(Just across the street from University Lutheran Church)
1800 North Walnut Street
University Plaza Hotel
1710 Kinser Pike
(812) 334-3252 or (888) 406-4262
The Bloomington Airport Shuttle is $22 one way, and brings you right to the door of the Indiana Memorial Union (just across the street from ULC). It begins trips from the Indy airport at 6:40 am and leaves every two hours until after 10:00 pm. The number to call is (812) 332-6004 or make reservations online at http://www.bloomingtonshuttle.com.
For More Information
[About the Conference]
E-mail Rev. Richard Woelmer or call him at (812) 336-5387.
[About Higher Things Campus Ministry]
E-mail Rev. Marcus Zill or call him at (307)745-5892.
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Christ on Campus III Registration Form