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Training in Godliness and Leadership
“Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.”
Are you in the race? Are you working to follow Christ with your whole life here at college, or are you just coasting spiritually while getting your degree? If you are striving to follow Christ, you know what it’s like to need some help. RUF is offering this conference program to help you grow in following and serving Christ as a college student.
The focus of this conference will be on training to be a better disciple of Jesus. Some sessions will be more theological, and others will be more practical. There will be a mixture of teaching, small group Bible study, and personal reflection. Choose which track fits you now, and come join us! If you aren’t sure which track is right for you, ask your campus minister.
Do you want to learn how to follow Christ while at college? This track will show you how. We will cover such topics as the nature of God, man, and sin; how God saves us in Christ; and how we live the Christian life: focusing on Bible study, prayer, and relationships.
Are large parts of the Bible a mystery to you? Do you feel lost in the Old Testament? Do you get Philippians and Philemon mixed up? This track will cover the books, characters, and themes of the whole Bible to make you feel more at home in the scripture.
How to Study the Bible:
Some parts of the Bible are confusing and others are just misunderstood. How do you make sense out of this ancient document? This track will teach you principles of sound Bible study and provide two workshops to develop your skills.
How to Share Your Faith:
Have you ever struggled to give a clear answer to someone who asks you why you are a Christian? What would you say to someone who asked you how to become a Christian? This track will teach you how to share your faith with friends and classmates. Several workshops will give you ample opportunity to practice the skills you will learn.
Leading Bible Studies:
This track is mainly for students leading or aspiring to lead in a ministry, but others may benefit, too. We will review the process of studying the Bible, then cover the process of preparing and leading a Bible study. There will be several workshops to practice what is being taught.
Prerequisite: “How to Study the Bible”
This track is for students who are leading others. Our focus will be on training people to serve in Christ’s Kingdom. First we will discuss principles of training, then there will be a workshop to design a plan to train someone.
Prerequisite: Approval of your campus minister.
Note: At least 6 participants are required for each track.
The conference begins Friday at 7:30 P.M, and concludes Sunday at 2:00 P.M.
Wallace Presbyterian Church, College Park, MD. Lodging will be in the homes of nearby families.
There will be some free time Saturday after lunch in which you may play ball on the lawn, etc.
What to Bring:
– A Bible, pen, and notebook
– Your pre-course assignment
– Money for books, Saturday lunch
– Sports equipment, board games, etc.
See your campus minister.
– $25 to cover Saturday breakfast and dinner, travel, and materials costs.
– We will be buying our lunch on Sat.
– Make checks payable to “Eastern Pennsylvania Presbytery” and write “Training” in the memo.
Registration Deadline: 1/18/2010
Conference Dates: 1/22-24/2010
– Biblical Discipleship
– Bible Survey
– How to Study the Bible
– Leading Bible Studies
Please fill out the registration form on the next panel and give or mail it with $25 to your campus minister by the registration deadline.
Ask your campus minister, or David Green
631 Fourth Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18018
School: ____________________ Male/Female
Email Address: ________________________
Phone Number: ________________________
Year in School (Circle)
1 2 3 4 5 M1 M2 PhD
Track (check one):
❏ Biblical Discipleship
❏ Bible Survey
❏ How to Study the Bible
❏ Leading Bible Studies
Amount Enclosed: _________
I can drive (Circle) Yes No
If driving, I can take ______ others in my car.
Complete if this is your first conference.
Permanent Mailing Address:
Phone Number: ____________________