George W. Truett Theological Seminary Will Host a Three-Day Conference in Celebration of Senior AdultsMay 20, 2011
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Pillars: A Celebration of Senior Adults, hosted by George W. Truett Theological Seminary, will be held Tuesday, May 24, through Thursday, May 26, as a time to reflect on the importance of senior citizens in the community.
More than 70 participants are expected to attend the event. Registration ended May 1.
The three-day conference is meant to emphasize the Baylor University and George W. Truett Theological Seminary motto of Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana, "for the church, for Texas." Through this event, Truett hopes to bring seniors together.
"The intent of the conference is to build relationships between senior adults and the Truett community - faculty, staff and students - and to provide a retreat time for seniors that is both educational and enjoyable," said Jan Cason, financial manager of the dean's office in Truett Seminary.
Conference participants can expect worship, seminars, campus tours and Dr Pepper floats during the event. Each day will serve as a reminder of the pillars in Independence, Texas, the birthplace and original location of Baylor University, that stand as a reminder of Baylor's heritage and traditions. Pillars also represent the role of seniors in their communities.
"Comments from last year's evaluation sheets confirm that the attendees had a very positive experience, appreciated the information received in the breakouts and the main sessions, loved the organ concert and enjoyed being on the Baylor campus," Cason stated.
Speakers and musicians will include:
Stephen Allen - Pastor, First Baptist Church of Cranfills Gap, and M.Div graduate, May 2011, George W. Truett Theological Seminary
Jan Cason - Financial Manager, George W. Truett Theological Seminary
Dr. R. Robert Creech - Professor of Christian Ministries and Director of Pastoral Ministries, George W. Truett Theological Seminary
Dr. David Garland -Dean of George W. Truett Theological Seminary and William M. Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures
Lori Genous - Director, Department of Wellness, Baylor University
Dr. Joel C. Gregory - Professor of Preaching, George W. Truett Theological Seminary
David Hardage - Director of Development, George W. Truett Theological Seminary
Chris Holmes - Associate General Counsel, Baylor University
Dr. Joyce Jones - Joyce Oliver Bowden Professor of Music, Professor of Organ and Organist-in-Residence, Baylor University
Dr. Alan Lefever - Director, Texas Baptist Historical Collection, and Adjunct Professor, George W. Truett Theological Seminary
Keith Lowry - Family Ministry Specialist and Adult Sunday School Consultant, Baptist General Convention of Texas
Dr. Levi Price - Retired Professor of Christian Ministries and Director of Pastoral Ministries, George W. Truett Theological Seminary
Dr. W. Dennis Tucker, Jr. - Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Christian Scriptures, George W. Truett Theological Seminary
Chris Wommack - Associate Pastor of Music, First Baptist Church of Woodway
Susan Wommack - Gift Planning Legal Counsel, Baylor University
This is the second year George W. Truett Theological Seminary has held the Pillars: A Celebration of Senior Adults conference.
George W. Truett Theological Seminary is located at 1100 S. Third St.
For hours and schedule visit http://www.baylor.edu/truett/index.php?id=69624.
by Emilly Martinez, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805