The Academic Pre-Conference sessions have a two-fold purpose:

  1. To provide a forum for those involved in the academic arena whose focus is on preparing church leaders for full-time vocational ministry. They gather to focus on current and future trends, challenges, and issues in the academic arena and to build a stronger network for academic leaders.
  2. To provide opportunities for qualifying students to present their projects and dissertations among their peers, professors, and other church leaders.

There is no additional cost for attending the pre-event sessions. A framework for the day is below.


Noon – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch including Questions and Answers with John McClendon

1:10 – 2:40 p.m. – Student Presentations (Presentation topics will be publicized before the conference.)

2:40 – 3:00 p.m. – Break

3:00 – 3:45 – Ted Talks by Faculty

3:45 p.m. – Panel Discussion on issues in higher education

Submitting Requests as a Presenter:

If you desire to present your project or dissertation please CLICK HERE to complete the form. Someone will follow-up once the form is completed.

Contact Jody Dean if you have additional questions.