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Here is an up to date list of workshops and seminars presented by HCU faculty and staff.

Leadership Workshop: Lead Like the Lord

We focus on nine leadership characteristics of Jesus: He is centered, connected, compassionate, common, clear-thinking, competent, courageous, a coach, and a person of character. The workshop will feature a mixture of lecture and discussion.

Kirk Brothers
kbrothers@hcu.edu
presoffice@hcu.edu (Assistant Melissa McFerrin)


Leadership Workshop: Paul’s Perspective on Leadership

We begin by focusing on “Leadership in the New Testament” by analyzing Ephesians 4:11-16. The second session looks at “The Miletus Leadership Workshop” in Acts 20. The final session focuses on “Characteristics of Leaders” found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. The workshop will feature a mixture of lecture and discussion.

Kirk Brothers
kbrothers@hcu.edu
presoffice@hcu.edu (Assistant Melissa McFerrin)


Leadership Workshop: Manage Like Moses

The first session focuses on “Answering the Call” in Exodus 3-4. The second session wrestles with Moses as “A Man of God” from Exodus 19-34. The final session looks at “The Management of Moses” in Exodus 18. The workshop will feature a mixture of lecture and discussion.

Kirk Brothers
kbrothers@hcu.edu
presoffice@hcu.edu (Assistant Melissa McFerrin)


Seeing with Our Own Eyes: A Survey of the American Restoration Movement

This survey of the American Restoration Movement can be planned as a weekend seminar or expanded to cover a quarter during a Sunday morning or Wednesday evening Bible class. “Seeing with Our Own Eyes” surveys the Restoration Movement from its beginnings with Thomas and Alexander Campbell, Barton W. Stone, and Walter Scott through division in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It focuses on the historical circumstances that influenced the theological development of contemporary Churches of Christ.

Brad McKinnon
bmckinnon@hcu.edu
256-766-6610 (x 305)


Weightier Matters: Race Relations in Churches of Christ

“Weightier Matters” is a weekend seminar that examines the development of de facto segregation in the Churches of Christ, considers early attempts at racial reconciliation during the Civil Rights Era, and analyzes how this information can be used to better understand current social justice movements and the role of civil rights in the church today.

Brad McKinnon
bmckinnon@hcu.edu
256-766-6610 (x 305)


The Power and the Glory: The Influence of the King James Bible

“England has two books, the Bible and Shakespeare. England made Shakespeare but the Bible made England” – Victor Hugo, 19th century French poet, playwright, and novelist. “The Power and the Glory” is a one-day workshop that highlights the history of the development of the King James Bible and its influence on the religion, literature, geography, and politics of the English-speaking world.

Brad McKinnon
bmckinnon@hcu.edu
256-766-6610 (x 305)


City upon a Hill: A Survey of America’s Religious History

“City upon a Hill” surveys the role of religion in American history and culture from the period before European colonization to the present. It can be planned as a weekend seminar or expanded to cover a quarter during a Sunday morning or Wednesday evening Bible class.

Brad McKinnon
bmckinnon@hcu.edu
256-766-6610 (x 305)


The Menorah and the Christmas Tree: The History of Hanukkah and Christmas

“The Menorah and the Christmas Tree” is a combined one-day or weekend seminar facilitated by Ed Gallagher and Brad McKinnon. It traces the origins and development of Hanukkah and Christmas, as well as the cultural histories of the two holidays with special emphasis on current American Jewish and Christian traditions. This seminar can be scheduled in November and December.

Brad McKinnon
bmckinnon@hcu.edu
256-766-6610 (x 305)


The Future of Our Faith: A Kingdom for All Generations

Have you heard people say that the church is dying? Why do older and younger Christians often get stuck when talking about things that are important to their age groups? Have you noticed the gap between your generation and others? If you’ve ever had questions like these, then come and join us for a journey into God’s word and its impact on the generations. We will learn about how each generation “ticks” and the common places where we all get stuck from time to time. We’ll study practical and helpful advice on the best ways to grow together and move forward. You won’t want to miss it! This workshop is best designed for at least eight weeks on Wednesday nights, but can be made available in a variety of formats.

Michael Jackson
mjackson@hcu.edu


Women’s Meditation and Beginner Yoga Classes

Learn how to meditate on Scripture and basic Christian principles. This workshop is perfect for ladies’ retreats or gatherings, as part of a series, or as a single event. Basic meditation, yoga postures, and breathing to calm the body are covered. This class will help you build strength, increase flexibility, and find focus, and is ideal for anyone new to yoga exercise and interested in its benefits.

Brittany Vander Maas, RYT200
bvandermaas@hcu.edu
615-507-0141


Challenges Men Face in Today’s Culture

This workshop includes the marginalized man, the pornography trap, the difference in leadingand lording, and other topics. Don is also available for workshops and seminars on leadership topics such as mentoring, deacons, and elders.

Don Snodgrass
dsnodgrass@hcu.edu
256-627-7602


Coping with Stress God’s Way

We’re all familiar with stress, and some of us handle it better than others. Learn strategies from God’s word for managing and minimizing stress to be happier, calmer, and more effective as Christian women. This topic is suitable for a ladies’ day or weekend retreat.

Rosemary Snodgrass
rsnodgrass@hcu.edu
256-810-1670


How to Help Others without Harming Yourself (or Your Family)

Dr. Snodgrass brings decades of experience in counseling. She teaches women how to navigate difficult situations of wanting to minister to others but still protect themselves. This topic is suitable for a ladies’ day or weekend retreat.

Rosemary Snodgrass
rsnodgrass@hcu.edu
256-810-1670


Sister’s Keeper: How to Help Sisters Cope

This workshop for women covers helping others with various challenges, including mental illness, addiction, infidelity, anger, etc. It is suitable for a ladies’ day or weekend retreat.

Rosemary Snodgrass
rsnodgrass@hcu.edu
256-810-1670


Living in Son-Light: Experiencing Joy in Christian Living

It’s easy to become weighed down by tragedy or even everyday life. This workshop encourages women to restore their joy found in Christ. It is suitable for a ladies’ day or weekend retreat.

Rosemary Snodgrass
rsnodgrass@hcu.edu
256-810-1670


Conflict Management

This is a 1-3 day seminar that can be adapted to needs of the audience, to include conflict in a church setting, conflict within a family, or interpersonal and intrapersonal conflict.

Don and Rosemary Snodgrass
dsnodgrass@hcu.edu
rsnodgrass@hcu.edu
Don: 256-627-7602
Rosemary: 256-810-1670


Marriage

This workshop includes God’s plan for marriage, conflict management, how to fight fair, and developing a God-centered marriage.

Don and Rosemary Snodgrass
dsnodgrass@hcu.edu
rsnodgrass@hcu.edu
Don: 256-627-7602
Rosemary: 256-810-1670


How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk

This seminar for teens and young adults is based on the book by the same name written by John Van Epp. Topics include “What is your compatibility potential?,” “Skills for building and maintaining relationships,” and “You can’t marry Jethro without getting the Clampetts.”

Don and Rosemary Snodgrass
dsnodgrass@hcu.edu
rsnodgrass@hcu.edu
Don: 256-627-7602
Rosemary: 256-810-1670


Parenting

This workshop can be adapted for parents of children of various ages and can also include parenting adult children.

Don and Rosemary Snodgrass
dsnodgrass@hcu.edu
rsnodgrass@hcu.edu
Don: 256-627-7602
Rosemary: 256-810-1670