On March 7 and 8, Raymond Christian, Lorin Sloan, Bruce Barilla, and I attended the National Preaching Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The purpose of the trip was twofold: for spiritual edification and growth as preachers, and to represent BCE in order to hopefully gain support from additional churches or church members and to reach potential students.
The BCE display was set up and located at the front door of the sanctuary. It looked fabulous, and did not take long for it to draw attention. There were approximately 200 preachers and potential preachers at the summit. They were inquisitive about the college. Numerous questions were asked regarding the college’s location, mission, number of students, etc. We gave away BCE teeshirts, coffee mugs, and ink pens. We also advertised the upcoming events at the college. Some people took our school catalogs and added their names to the BCE mailing list. It was a great blessing to be able to explain that BCE is striving to train preachers and workers in the Lord’s Kingdom and that we are standing on God’s word and have no intention of backing down.
Overall it was a wonderful experience and I am very optimistic that we may have gained support and interested students. At the very least about 200 more people know who we are and what we stand for. This is a seed planted and watered, and now we pray for God to give His increase.
For His Glory,
Secretary, BCE Board of Directors
Minister, Tannersville Church of Christ