Harbor, Pepperdine Bible Lectures
Friendship in a Godly Marriage

Friendship in a Godly Marriage

May 4, 2019

Don Rose, Corrie Rose

If you were to name some foundational qualities in a godly marriage, what might leap to the front of your mind? Love, respect, integrity, fidelity, and commitment are often named—and for good reason! But what about friendship? Can we find biblical direction about the importance of spouses being friends? In our opinion, yes and yes. Hear why we believe that friendship is, indeed, a fundamental value in a godly marriage, and how you can, even after years of being married, become better friends.

Keynote: David and Absalom
Seeing the World: Art in Worship

Seeing the World: Art in Worship

May 4, 2019

Kevin Reed

While hearing the Word is important, seeing the Word is also a valuable resource for gathered worship times. We will reflect on the importance of visual art in worship. We’ll also explore theological reasons for the use of art in gathered worship times, offer a variety of suggestions for its use, and provide examples (from services at the East County Church of Christ) of how to incorporate art during Sunday gatherings and beyond.

Staying Fresh in Ministry, Part 3

Staying Fresh in Ministry, Part 3

May 4, 2019

Mark Manassee

"Spiritual Vitality"

We will reflect upon how ministers can maintain spiritual vitality over the long haul of their ministry. Specific resources will be offered along with helping participants identify their unique spiritual makeup.

The World Is Here and We Are Ready!

The World Is Here and We Are Ready!

May 4, 2019

Scott Lambert, Kim Lambert

Never before have our churches had such easy access to the world. Join us today as we talk with church leaders and volunteers on how they have put Let’s Start Talking and FriendSpeak into practice at home and abroad.

Fighting Smallpox in Africa Amid Tribalism and the Cold War

Fighting Smallpox in Africa Amid Tribalism and the Cold War

May 4, 2019

Bee Bloeser

Bee Bloeser reveals a story few have ever heard and that resonates in today’s news. Her family moves to Nigeria during the Nigeria-Biafra war, and then to Equatorial Guinea, a country in the stranglehold of the Terror. Her husband was on the front lines in the battle between human and microbe, but for Bee and their two young children, the front line became the tension and isolation of life under an unhinged dictator. Sadly, she left God out of the picture just when she needed Him most.

Best of Both Worlds

Best of Both Worlds

May 4, 2019

Sean Palmer

Churches struggle to move, grow, and mature. We are often greeted by formulaic, de-contextualized, corporate ways to respond. This class charts a new path! From ministering in churches of less than 100 to preaching in a church with thousands and a worldwide footprint, come learn from a fellow sojourner what each size and kind of church can and must learn from one another. See how small churches can grow and how large churches can help members feel known and loved.

Honoring the Dishonorable

Honoring the Dishonorable

May 4, 2019

Daniel Rodriguez

The Bible instructs disciples of Jesus to honor parents, church leaders, government officials, and others as a way of honoring God. Agreed! But what if these people speak and act dishonorably? We’ll examine the life of King David, particularly 1 Samuel 24 and 26 to illustrate the challenges and opportunities Christians face in 2019 when called upon to honor those in positions of authority (Romans 13:7).

Called to Be Connected

Called to Be Connected

May 4, 2019

Melissa Symington 

"Talking to Your Church About Healthy Sexuality and Intimacy"

Helping children and young adults learn how to appreciate healthy intimacy and sexuality is a must for both church leaders and parents. Mixed messages from TV, social media, and peers often cause confusion about healthy intimacy and open doors for unhealthy sexual relationships and faulty beliefs. Learn how to talk about intimacy at its best to encourage children and young adults to build a solid foundation for marriage. Hosted by the Boone Center for the Family

Hope and Healing for Veterans

Hope and Healing for Veterans

May 4, 2019

Terry Smith, Larry Malone

It is a tragic reality that military veterans and active servicepeople take their own lives nearly every hour of each day. The reasons are complex, but trauma can penetrate the mind, heart, and soul in ways that even our best counseling, medications, and compassionate outreach cannot relieve. Suicide becomes the final option as hope for healing wanes and dies. Learn how to bring people without hope to a place of light, love, and healing. Hosted by the Boone Center for the Family