Ministers’ Continuing Education Program




Campbell University Divinity School Lecture Series


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The Annual Religion Lecture Series, sponsored by the Thomas F. Staley Fund
Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas
Susan D. Morgan Professor of Religion, Goucher College
Tuesday, February 7, 2017  from 3:00-4:00 p.m., Talking Race in Divided Times
Tuesday, February 7, 2017  7:00 p.m., Stand Your Ground in an Era of Black Lives Matter
The James C. Cammack Institute of Preaching Lectures
Dr. Guy Sayles
Professor of Religion, Mars Hill University
Tuesday, February 28 at 10:40 a.m., Preaching Grace, Gracious Preaching: The Invitation to Be and Become
Tuesday, February 28, at 1:45 p.m., Preaching Incarnation, Incarnate Preaching: The Witness of Limitation 
Dr. Guy Sayles served as a pastor for over thirty years, first in his home state of Georgia, and also in Maryland, Texas, and Missouri. Most recently he was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Asheville, North Carolina from 2001 to 2015.  He is known across Baptist life as a powerful preacher whose sermons apply theological richness and authentic spirituality to the challenges of daily life. He has preached numerous times on Day1, a weekly radio program broadcast nationally since 1945. He has written about preaching and biblical interpretation in Journal for Preachers and Review & Expositor. His blogs can be found at and are featured on the Christian Century blog network. He is currently Assistant Professor of Religion at Mars Hill University and an adjunct faculty member at the Divinity School of Gardner Webb University. He serves as a consultant with the Center for Healthy Churches and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Baptist Center for Ethics. He is married to Anita Plunkett Sayles, also an ordained Baptist minister, and they have two grown children.  His theological education includes a Doctor of Ministry from the Candler School of Theology of Emory University.



The Walter B. and Kay W. Shurden Lectures on Religious Liberty and Separation of Church and State
2017 Shurden Lecturer: Holly Hollman, General Counsel and Associate Executive Director, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
Monday, March 27, 2017
Lecture One: Closed to CU Connections
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
10:40 a.m. Divinity School Chapel Service
                  Sermon: "Loving and Knowing our Neighbors"
                  Amanda Tyler, Executive Director, Baptist Joint Committee
7:00 p.m.   Lecture Two: "Religious Freedom in Real Life: Prayer, Politics, and the Separation of 
                  Church and State"
                  Lecturer: Holly Hollman




These events are offered at no charge and will include a ministry focus, a biblical focus, an academic focus, and a preaching focus. The lectures will be held in the Robert and Anna Butler Chapel.  Follow Divinity School event signs for parking.
Mark your calendars now! Bring another minister with you and join us for any or all of these spiritual growth opportunities. These speakers will encourage you, stretch you, and inspire you. Campbell University provides a variety of venues for any meals you want to purchase. 

We are glad to provide these growth and renewal opportunities for you.  For more information, contact Joyce Mashtare by email or at 1-800-334-4111, ext. 1849. 




7616 Purfoy Rd. (27526)



511 N. Judd Parkway NE (27526)


100 Jesse Tart Circle (28334)


900 East Pearsall Street (28334)



513 Springs Branch Road

Dunn, NC  28334

(910) 891-4064



Please call numbers listed above and mention the Ministers Continuing Education Program at Campbell University Divinity School for reduced rates.