Ministers’ Continuing Education Program

Campbell University Divinity School Lecture Series

It’s important to Campbell Divinity School that ministers have resources and opportunities available to them throughout the year that enrich them academically, spiritually, and in their ministries. The annual lecture series brings scholars from around the country and world to deliver lectures on a wide variety of topics that are related to evangelism, biblical studies, and preaching. 

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The L. B. and Mabel Reavis Professorship and Scholarship Program

September 26, 2017: Dr. Caleb Oladipo, Chair of Christian Evangelism and Missions, Campbell University Divinity School

Dr. Oladipo presented two lectures at Campbell University Divinity School. The morning session was titled “The Dilemma of Adams in the Creation Accounts: An African Missiologist Diagnosis,” and the afternoon session was titled “The Existential Difference Christ Made in the Living Adams: A Missiological Prognosis.” 

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L. B. and Mabel Reavis felt a deep desire to establish a program at Campbell University designed to promote the ministries of Evangelism and Church Growth. This led them to establish the L. B. and Mabel Reavis Professorship and Scholarship Program in 1991. Funding from this program is used to invite distinguished scholars to teach in the fields of Evangelism and Church Growth. For 21 years, this program has featured many Christian leaders on a variety of topics and has fulfilled the vision of the Reavis family. 

E.J. and Amaretta Prevatte Biblical Studies Lecture Series

October 31, 2017: Dr. Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Distinguished Professor of Religion, Baylor University

Dr. Gaventa presented two lectures at Campbell University Divinity School. The morning session was titled “We, They, and All in Paul’s Letter to the Romans,” and the afternoon lecture was titled “Hearing Romans 13 in America 2017.” 

E. J. and Amaretta Prevatte, long-time friends and benefactors of Campbell University, had a vision. In Mr. Prevatte’s own words, “It was my personal feeling that there was a need for an in-depth study of the Bible that the ordinary degree work did not provide. There should be a place somewhere for renowned Biblical scholars to share their wisdom with our Baptist people, particularly in eastern North Carolina.”

With this in mind, the Prevattes established the E. J. and Amaretta Prevatte Biblical Studies Lecture Series in which was announced in May 1985.

The Annual Christian Studies Lecture Series, sponsored by the Thomas F. Staley Fund

February 6, 2018
               2:00 p.m. “Hope in a Time of Climate Change:  A Conversation Between the Bible
                   and Anthropology” – Meeting in Taylor Hall Room 118

               7:00 p.m. “Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus of Hollywood” – Meeting in Butler Chapel
Dr. Carol A. Newsom, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology at Emory University

Faithful to his heritage and the model his grandfather provided, Dr. Thomas F. Staley generously supported his church and various philanthropic enterprises throughout his career. In 1967, he consulted with several prominent religious leaders to learn how he might best employ his resources for the Lord. Billy Graham sent him to Dr. Calvin Theilman of Montreat College, and they decided that one of the greatest needs today was the strengthening of the small Christian college. Thus was launched the Staley Distinguished Scholar Lecture Program, designed to provide Scholarly speakers for religious emphasis programs at small Christian colleges.

The James C. Cammack Institute of Preaching Lectures

March 19-20, 2018
              Monday, 7:00 p.m. “Preaching in a Tweeting, Texting World”
              Tuesday, 10:40 a.m. “Divine Prearrangements”
                           and 1:45 p.m. “Walking with the Giants”
Dr. Joel C. Gregory, George W. Truett Endowed Chair in Preaching and Evangelism, George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University

“The scope of the work of pastor is wide and almost limitless, requiring the skills of an administrator, the tact of a diplomat, the tongue of an orator, and the concern of a loving parent. To find a man who combines these skills along with an evangelical spirit, the vision of a prophet, and warmhearted friendliness, is rare indeed. Jim Cammack is all of these and more.”

In appreciation of Dr. James Cammack’s love and legacy of preaching, his son, Chris Cammack, established the James C. Cammack Institute of Preaching Lectures in 2011.


Lecture Information

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.


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

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