COLLEGE AND THE ART OF HOSPITALITY
Let’s be honest… America is losing the art of hospitality. We live in a me-me-me culture, which is a recipe for disaster when you are trying to build relationships that are deep and meaningful. In this workshop we will explore what God has to say on the topic of hospitality and how to live this as college students. This will include an explorative look at the examples of hospitality we see in the Bible, personal anecdotes from people that have succeeded and failed at hospitality, and strategies to foster an environment that invites all who enter to rest and be encouraged.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: Logan Turner is a recent graduate from Kansas State University. He got his degree in Chemical Engineering and is on the hunt for a job in his field. During his time in college he led Bible studies, was Navigator student president his senior year, and used his house as a way to foster biblical fellowship and engage the lost. Eli Thompson graduated from Kansas State University in May of 2021 with a degree in Architectural Engineering. He has since joyfully married his wife Chloe and started his career in Topeka. He and his wife are absolutely in love with Jesus and delight in His Word, prayer, and sharing His love with believers and the lost around them.
HOW DID THE BIBLE COME TOGETHER … AND CAN WE TRUST IT?
Is the Bible the Word of God? Can it be trusted as an authoritative deposit of divine truth? Furthermore, what books should be in the Bible? Are there any books currently in the Bible that were initially debated by the early church? Are there any “lost” books of the Bible that deserve our attention? This seminar will present an introduction to the topics of “inscripturation” and “canon” and will equip students to learn how to evaluate what comprises the content of Scripture.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Dr. Jeff Moore is an Adjunct Instructor for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has worked as Owen Strachan’s research assistant on two book projects. He has a D.Min. in Cultural Engagement and is currently writing a Ph.D. dissertation in Systematic Theology. Prior to moving to Kansas City, Jeff served for nearly a decade as an assistant pastor, interim pastor, and lead pastor at churches in Louisiana and Texas.
RICHES AND ROYALTY: LIVING AS AN HEIR OF THE ETERNAL KING
Come learn from a real(ish) Scottish Lord and his awesome wife what it means to be royalty! We’ll explore how our identity as sons and daughters of God into His kingdom frees us from the shackles of performance which formerly bound us. Join us as we discover how the grace of God, which liberates us, also transforms the Bible from a list of commands to follow into a life-giving list of proclamations about our identity as adopted children of the King.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: Cully and Carmen Galloway reside in lovely Warrensburg, MO. They are on their 7th year as Navigators staff at UCM and enjoy tea, cookie dough, long walks by the lake, and petting their cat (he’s great). They both came to know the Lord as freshmen at K-State (EMAW) and are passionate about equipping students in this incredibly strategic season of life. Another passion for both of them is traveling internationally and experiencing other cultures.
How to approach the ‘hot’ topic of sexuality and gender from a biblical, cultural, pastoral and missional perspective, so that we can engage and love the LGTBQ+ community well, while (still) embracing God’s beautiful Gospel picture of sexuality between man and woman.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Born and raised in the Netherlands, Laurence studied dentistry at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. While in college, he met The Navigators and became involved as a student leader. After graduation, Laurence served on staff with the Dutch Navigators in different leadership positions. He moved to the US in January 2017 to be part of the missions department of the US Navigators. After leading the training and development for young missionaries, he is now the director of iEDGE.
MISSIONS IN THE 21ST CENTURY: OUR ROLE IN GOD’S PURSUIT OF EVERY TONGUE, TRIBE, AND NATION
When we think about missions, often we think about trailblazers like William Carey, Hudson Taylor or Adoniram Judson. We have a tendency to raise these people to hero status and see them at an unattainable level of holiness. The reality is that God is doing amazing things around the world through ordinary people like you and me. In fact, the hope of the nations rests on the backs of the faithful, unschooled, ordinary men and women who history has forgotten. In this workshop we want to call all the “not-William-Careys” to obediently follow him where he calls and to “expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.”
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: After graduating from Kansas State University and working in the “real world” for a few years, our speakers came on staff with the Navigators in 2012. Their first assignment was at Wichita State University where they spent four years. In 2016 they left Wichita and moved their family to South Asia to work among unreached peoples. They have four children ages 9, 7, 5, 3.
CLINGING TO JESUS IN THE MIDST OF ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, AND LONELINESS
What a year we’ve had! Anxiety swooped in as we all tried to navigate all the changes, together with new fears. Then there was the isolation of not being able to have community like before. For some of us, this brought a new season of anxiety and depression. For others, these have been long-standing struggles. Let’s discuss how we can seek God’s guidance in these areas and pursue victory and peace.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Linda Llewleyn is joyfully married to Rich, and the two of them have been involved in the Navs since their college years. After spending 10 years in SE Asia with the Navs, they returned to Manhattan, where Rich is now working at K-State and he and Linda are associate staff with the Navs. They have two 20- something sons. Linda’s heart is to mentor women, especially in encouraging them to love the Lord with all their heart, soul and mind.
BUILDING YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CREATOR
After reading a scripture or voicing a prayer, what do you do next? If you think you might be praying into an empty wind, if your prayer-life is little more than mumbling short requests every couple of days, or if you have the inkling your relationship with God could be SO much more rich, this workshop is for you! We will walk through helpful ways to get rid of common barriers to your relationship with the Creator and how to maximize prayer to step toward Him.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Cameron Byrd loves his wife, running, and cupcakes, in that order! Two weeks before transferring to Oklahoma State University, he met Beth in Romania, where she was doing a missional internship. After seeing a movement among students reproducing spiritual generations, Cameron made the decision, before he graduated, that he would devote the life God gave him to both of these; his amazing wife and knowing Christ, making Him known, and helping others do the same!