Idea to Action Series

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Thinking Deeply, Ministering Intentionally 

Introducing the Idea to Action Series, a chance for United Brethren pastors, ministry staff, and laypersons to gather together to learn about and discuss practical ministry.

Each symposium in the Idea to Action Series is free for United Brethren pastors, staff, and members to attend. Huntington University undergraduate and graduate ministry students are also free to attend. Others who wish to join are welcome but will be charged a fee.

What: Each symposium will include an academic lecture, an interview with an exemplary practitioner, and a Q&A with a practitioner model.

When: Twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring, from 9:00 a.m.(registration) to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Attend the event live on Huntington University’s campus, or watch the live-streamed event at regional sites throughout the United Brethren denomination.  

Why: The Idea to Action Series exists to:

  • Provide theologically informed ministry perspectives
  • Provide a consistent source of quality continuing education credits
  • Provide opportunities for Huntington University ministry students and alumni to interact with local and regional ministry practitioners

The Inaugural 2019‚Äď2020 Series

Huntington University will host both events and will live-stream to regional host sites. Events include an optional lunch and Q&A with speakers.

Register for Special Needs Ministry Symposium

For the general public, register online. 
For those affilated with Huntington University or the UB Church, please contact Cathy Reich at (260) 356-2312 ext. 311.

Register Online

Monday, October 28, 2019

Theme: Special Needs Ministry

9:30 a.m. – Registration
10:00 a.m. – Welcome, Dr. Luke Fetters
10:10 a.m. – Presentation by the Rev. Dr. Kent Eilers
11:00 a.m. – Pastor Mike Elkins and Dennis Myers 
11:45 a.m.-Noon – Break
12:00 p.m. – Kimi Archer, Joni & Friends
1:00 p.m. – Lunch in Habecker Dining Commons for those registered 
1:30 p.m. – Q&A with Speakers 

Monday, March 30, 2020

Theme: Using Geographical and Archeological Knowledge to Enhance Teaching and Preaching

Lectures include “Paul’s Unknown Ministry in Cilicia” by Dr. Mark Fairchild and “How to use an archaeological Site to Enhance Bible Teaching” by Dr. Dennis Miller.