2013  Perry Gresham Bible Lecture and Clergy Day

The Stone-Campbell Movement
and The Quest for Christian Unity

October 4-6, 2013
with  Dr. Scott Seay

Central Woodward Christian Church
3955 W. Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48085


Clergy Spiritual Formation Day
Friday, October 4, 2013, 9:30am-3:30pm

Healing the Rifts:  Intra-Movement Cooperation for the Stone-Campbell Movement

Barton Stone said that Unity is the Polar Star for the Stone-Campbell Movement and Thomas Campbell spoke of division being a sin.  Despite this vision the theological descendents of this movement have experienced at least three points of division.  With the publication of The Stone-Campbell Movement: A Gobal History (Chalice Press, 2013), for which Scott Seay, our leader, served as Managing Editor, there are signs of increased intra-Movement cooperation. 

In this seminar, Scott Seay will speak to the centrality of Christian unity, the causes of the divisions, and the hopes for the future.  Included in the seminar will be a panel discussion featuring our friends from the Churches of Christ and Christian Churches/Churches of Christ. 

Registration: $50 ($75 after October 1, 2013)

Includes lunch and CTS certificate for continuing education hours

CEUs: 4.5 hours

Community Bible Lecture
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 10:00-2:00

The Stone Campbell Movement and the Quest for Unity

 The Stone-Campbell Movement, of which the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is one branch, has always placed great emphasis on the search for Christian Unity.  But, what does that look like in the 21st Century. 

Scott Seay, our presenter for the weekend, will take participants on a global tour of ecumenical (unity) efforts, comparing Stone-Campbell
mission work with the emergence of global Pentecostalism in the early 20th century, suggesting that there are lessons contemporary 
disciples can learn from that history. 

A second session will focus on Disciples and ecumenism in historical perspective and consider what a new definition of "unity"
might look like in a post-denominational world.                        

Registration $15, Includes lunch

Note:  Dr. Seay will be preaching Sunday Morning.  This being World Communion Sunday, the theme of unity will continue on into Sunday. 

To register: call 248-644-0512 or email cwccoffice@sbcglobal.net

Our Speaker/Leader

Dr. Scott Seay is our 2013 Perry Gresham Lecturer and Preacher.  He is the Associate Professor of the History of Global Christianity at Christian Theological Seminary.  He came to CTS in 2005 from the Department of Religion at Ashland University in Northeast Ohio. 

He holds a B.A. from Wabash College, a M.Div. degree from Christian Theological Seminary, an M.A. from the University of Chicago Divinity School, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in church history from Vanderbilt University.

Among his publications are a revision of his dissertation entitled title Hanging Between Heaven and Earth: Capital Crime, Execution Preaching, and the Shape of Theology in Early New England (Northern Illinois University Press, 2008).   He served as Managing editor of the recently published The Stone-Campbell Movement:  A Global History (Chalice Press, 2013), and he is working on a critical biography of Frederick Doyle Kershner (1875-1953), a leading Disciples educator and founding Dean of Butler School of Religion (now Christian Theological Seminary).

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