SBU professor serves Guidance Association
BOLIVAR – Southwest Baptist University’s (SBU) Redford College of Theology and Ministry announced that Mike Fuhrman, director of in-service training, is serving as president of the In-Service Guidance Association, which is comprised of Baptist colleges, universities, and seminaries.
Fuhrman also serves SBU as department chair of Christian ministry and as professor of Christian studies. Besides his teaching and administrative duties, Fuhrman continues to fill the pulpit for several area churches.
Missionaries look to SBU professor for advice
BOLIVAR – Southwest Baptist University’s Redford College of Theology and Ministry announced that Jim Frost, professor and director of intercultural studies, recently participated in consultation at Ridgecrest Conference Center with missionaries from South Asia and the Philippines. The purpose of the three-day consultation was to explore how to utilize students in internships to evangelize unreached people in those areas.
SBU selects new group of student ambassadors
BOLIVAR – Southwest Baptist University (SBU) has selected six students to serve as new ambassadors for the 2006-07 school year. Ambassadors are the official student representatives of SBU President C. Pat Taylor and his wife, Judy. Ambassadors are chosen after an interview process that includes information on how the person relates to different personality types, social adaptability and a willingness to serve.
The new ambassadors are: Jonathon Antle, junior, Marionville, Mo.; A.J. Brewer, junior, Chariton, Iowa; Shannon Kirkpatrick, sophomore, Wichita, Kan.; Erica Meisenheimer, freshman, Pretty Prairie, Kan.; Lydia Powers, sophomore, Ballwin, Mo.; and Meilani Williams, junior, Leavenworth, Kan.
BOLIVAR—Bolivar and area residents are invited to observe the Christmas season Dec. 3 at the 26th Annual Festival of Christmas. This year’s special holiday program will begin at 6 p.m. in Mabee Chapel on the Southwest Baptist University (SBU) campus.
The Festival of Christmas, sponsored by SBU and the Bolivar Ministerial Alliance, brings together the churches of Bolivar and surrounding communities for a spectacular Christmas celebration each year.
As part of the festival tradition, the Ministerial Alliance will collect a special offering to be used for purchasing food for Christmas baskets and to help those in need throughout the year. Local ministries include emergency relief, utility, food, fuel, prescription assistance and transient aid. This year’s offering goal is set at $6,000.
Kentucky pastor bound for Heartland Baptist
OAKVILLE – Heartland Baptist Church has called Jeremy Jessen as their pastor. Jessen and his wife, Jennifer, along with their daughter, Isabel, will begin their service to the church Jan. 7.
Jessen will be moving from Louisville, Ky., where he is currently a full-time student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary working on his master of divinity degree. He has previously pastored East Audubon Baptist Church in Kentucky.
First Southern Baptist ordains one into ministry
MALDEN – First Southern Baptist Church recently ordained Mark Pickard into the Gospel ministry.
Concord Baptist to host Transformed conference
JEFFERSON CITY – Concord Baptist Church will host the Transformed conference Jan. 13 from 1-5 p.m. to promote excellence in evangelism. Todd Friel, host of the daily two-hour national radio program “Way of the Master Radio,” will be the featured presenter.
The radio show is affiliated with the Living Waters ministry founded by evangelist Ray Comfort. The radio show has been on the air since Jan. 2 of this year. A free daily podcast of the radio show, which is hosted by Friel in Minneapolis and includes links to Comfort and fellow evangelist/actor Kirk Cameron in California, is available at http://www.wayofthemasterradio.com/podcast/.
The first Transformed conference was held in Sacramento, Calif. Another one is scheduled for Atlanta Dec. 2. To register for the Concord conference, call the church office at (573) 893-2876. Cost is $10 per adult and $5 per student, with a maximum of $30 per family.