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Leadership and Soul Care

Come and join the conversation, "Leadership and Soul Care."  How do we define success? As we make every effort to serve in God's Kingdom with quality, we often use unhealthy tools to measure "good work."

Regardless of the leadership role we have, our growth is dependent on much more than skills and technique. Soul care involves nurturing our whole selves in order that we might more effectively invest in ASPEKT logo.jpgothers. Focusing on who we are becoming is the ongoing task of an effective Kingdom worker.

This conference (formerly known as Western Fellowship of Professors and Scholars) promotes research, discussion, and academic fellowship on issues relating to the Christian faith.  The new name of ASPEKT was chosen because it better encompasses the goals for the conference as well as opens the conference up to attenders not just in academia but also in other areas of ministry.

November 3-4, 2017
Manhattan Christian College Campus
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Plenary Speaker:
Dr. Brian Medaris
Professor of Spiritual Formation

Registration:  $50 (Student Rate $25)
Includes dinner on Friday night, and lunch on Saturday
Breakfast is optional and Dutch-treat.

Register today!

Conference Director:
Alisha Paddock,

This year's conference schedule:
Friday, November 3


Plenary Session #1
Brian Medaris, Manhattan Christian College
“Identity of the Leader”


Minister’s Panel
Matt Amick – Ichthus Campus Ministry
Jason Kohler – First Christian Church, Abilene
Terry Kitson – Central Church of Christ, Topeka

Parallel Session #1
Scott Middleton, Craig Christian Church
“The American Evangelical Christian Church’s View of Masculinity and its Impact on the Twenty-First Century - Jacob as a Case Study”

Mark Alterman
“After the Collapse: Ministry to a Lost Generation after the Failure of Evangelical Christianity”

Parallel Session #2
Virgil Warren
“A Map for Soul Care: Aspects and Care”

Matthew Umbarger, Newman University
“Concrete Soul: Developing a Biblical, Corpus-Oriented Theology of the Human Spirit”

Parallel Session #3
Scott Caulley, Kentucky Christian University
“Reading Scripture as Multivalent: Toward a Canonical/Biblical Theology of ‘Leadership’”

K. Rex Butts, Chillicothe Church of Christ
“Reading Scripture: A Missional Hermeneutic for the Local Church”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Saturday, November 4
Plenary session #2
Brian Medaris, Manhattan Christian College
“Pace of the Leader”

Parallel Session #4
Alisha Paddock, Manhattan Christian College
“Creating Sacred Space: Finding Christian Identity in the Material Culture of First Century Corinth”

Jaylin Storm, Oak Grove Christian Church
“Metanoia and Communicating Conversion”

Coffee Break

Parallel Session #5
Jonathan Haney, Manhattan Reformed Presbyterian Church
“The Weekly Sabbath and Social Justice: How the Fourth Commandment Enables, Encourages and Enforces Care for all People”

Russ Dudrey, Hastings Church of Christ
“’You will Always have the Poor with You’: Pastoral Problems in Helping the Poor”


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