Barclay College, Haviland, KS

 

May 8-10, 2013

“Multiply!”

Conference Schedule

Register for the Conference Online

What:

A Church Multiplication Conference for previous and potential church planters, church and denominational leaders, students, and anyone else who has a heart for church planting and fulfilling the Great Commission through the Friends Church. The conference will feature inspirational messages, “best practice” workshops with speakers who have “done it” from around the country, and time for fellowship, synergistic networking, sharing, and dreaming. Recognizing that it takes all kinds of churches to reach all kinds of people, a number of different methods and approaches will be discussed. This conference will be informative, stirring, and help us refocus on God’s call.

Why:

This will be the first church multiplication gathering of its kind to attract evangelically-minded Friends from around the country who share a desire to build the Kingdom and who want to be faithful to do our part as Friends to fulfill the Great Commission. In the face of many challenges faced by Friends in every region, this may be exactly the right time to have a forward-looking emphasis that reminds us of our calling with a “gates of hell shall not prevail against it” passion. There are exciting flickers of this fire around the country and globe among Friends, but it is time to bring these sparks together. With God’s help, we need to prayerfully consider how we might shed a maintenance-mentality and stir up a strategic church multiplication movement.

Our Main Speaker:

Bruce Redmond is the Director of Church Planting for the Evangelical Free Church of America, Southeast District. He has directed EFCA church planting for 14 years, serving previously in the Rocky Mountain district. Bruce is convinced that church planting is one of the most effective ways to evangelize and make disciples. He desires to see tens of thousands of people come to Christ in such a way that a movement of new churches would sweep our country. Rather than a “one-size fits all” approach, Bruce has identified at least 12-14 models for starting new churches and believes that through the creativity of God and His people, the possibilities are unlimited. His principles and strategies have been used in at least four countries and in 15 states.

Bruce puts it this way: “We believe the Spirit of God is raising up workers from the harvest field to begin new churches. We are experiencing all different kinds of strategies, different kinds of people, different kinds of visions and in all sizes of communities. The one single concern we have is the spread of the gospel through making disciples that make disciples and reproducing healthy disciple making churches…The mission of the church is clear and starting new churches is still one of the best methods to establish a healthy DNA of multiplication personally and corporately.”

Want to Come Early or Stay Late?

We know that some need to arrive early due to flight arrangements. We will offer some “Pre-Conference Prayer Meetings” and fellowship time on Wednesday afternoon, May 8 for anyone who would like to participate. In addition, one regional group has requested to be able to stay after the conference for a time of debriefing/fellowship with their own pastors and leaders. Post-conference Gatherings like this are possible by prior arrangement. (See costs below.)

Where:

This initial conference will be held on the campus of Barclay College in Haviland, Kansas.

Who:

Many people will find this conference stirring and relevant, including: those who are interested in church planting, have started a new church, plan to start a new church, or would like to find out more about the possibility of starting a new church. Pastors of potential mother churches, those with an apostolic vision to start a number of churches, or those who see themselves in a supportive role to start new churches will each have their minds and hearts stretched and encouraged!

What about students?

Undergraduate credit is available through Barclay College. A number of Barclay students are already enrolled. Both George Fox Seminary and the Azusa Pacific Graduate School of

Theology have agreed to provide graduate credit for any interested students, now and in the future for subsequent conferences. The conference will provide a strategic mix of younger and older leaders.

Costs

Registration Fee (includes meals, materials, conference expenses, etc.):

  • By April 10 (four weeks in advance) – $80/person
  • After April 10 – $100/person

Lodging on Campus (based on double occupancy):

  • $40/person

Total Costs (for those who stay on campus):

  • By April 10 – $120/person
  • After April 10 – $140/person

Special Student Rate (for George Fox Evangelical Seminary and Azusa Pacific Graduate School of

Theology) – $75/person (includes both registration fees and lodging)

Pre or Post-Conference Fees: For those who would like to arrive early or stay late, the cost is an

additional $25/person per day to cover the costs of food and lodging.

What About Child Care? We are currently working on some possible scenarios. If you know of someone

who may be interested in child care during the conference sessions, please let us know.

Contact us for questions:

Jim Le Shana, VP of Academics at Barclay College, 607 N. Kingman, Haviland, KS, 67059

Jim.LeShana@BarclayCollege.edu

620-862-5252

Larry Lewis has accepted the offer to join the administration at Barclay College as the V.P. for Institutional Advancement. Larry began his public school teaching career at USD 474 Haviland, Kansas in 1978. During that time he taught PE, successfully coached girls volleyball, boys basketball, and boys tennis.

Larry then began a lengthy career at Friends Christian Schools, Yorba Linda, CA where he taught PE in grades 5 – 8, served as assistant principal for 15 years and as principle 3 years. This year will end twenty five years of service to Friends Christian Schools.

Larry received his B.S. in Christian Education from Fort Wayne Bible College, a B.S. in Physical Education from Friends University, and his M.S. from Wichita State University. Larry also plays a mean trumpet.

Larry’s strengths are administration and organization. He enjoys bicycling, singing, basketball, and softball. Larry and Sheryl have three grown children who all reside in the southern California area. His life mission statement is Ps. 119:10. He and Sheryl’s parents both live in Wichita KS, so this is a bit of a homecoming for them in several ways. When people who know Larry describe him there is always one word used to describe him – integrity.

Larry and Sheryl will be on campus during the graduation and alumni weekend, May 3 – 5. They anticipate moving to Haviland in August to be in place next fall.

Sign up online for the Apologetics Conference

The Bible encourages us to “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have,” but to do it with “gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15).
The 2013 Apologetics Conference at Barclay College is open to anyone on the Barclay College campus or the wider community in Haviland, Greensburg, Pratt, and other towns in the area.

As a result of attending this conference, you will:

  • Strengthen your faith.
  • Enjoy the stimulating presentations by a world-class speaker.
  • Grow in your knowledge.
  • Find encouragement to follow Christ and live for Him.

Be better prepared to give a reasonable answer for your faith – to “defend” it – without being defensive!

March 21-23 at Haviland Friends and Barclay College

Dr. Craig Hazen, new Adjunct Professor for Barclay, serves full-time as the Founder and Director fo the M.A. Program in Christian Apologetics at Biola University in California.

Dr. Hazen is the editor of the philosophy journal, Philosophia Christi. He is also the author of the monograph The Village Elightenment in America, the acclaimed apologetics novel Five Sacred Crossings, and dozens of articles and chapters in various books and journals.

Sign up online for the Apologetics Conference

The Bible encourages us to “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have,” but to do it with “gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15).
The 2013 Apologetics Conference at Barclay College is open to anyone on the Barclay College campus or the wider community in Haviland, Greensburg, Pratt, and other towns in the area.

As a result of attending this conference, you will:

  • Strengthen your faith.
  • Enjoy the stimulating presentations by a world-class speaker.
  • Grow in your knowledge.
  • Find encouragement to follow Christ and live for Him.

Be better prepared to give a reasonable answer for your faith – to “defend” it – without being defensive!

March 21-23 at Haviland Friends and Barclay College

Dr. Craig Hazen, new Adjunct Professor for Barclay, serves full-time as the Founder and Director fo the M.A. Program in Christian Apologetics at Biola University in California.

Dr. Hazen is the editor of the philosophy journal, Philosophia Christi. He is also the author of the monograph The Village Elightenment in America, the acclaimed apologetics novel Five Sacred Crossings, and dozens of articles and chapters in various books and journals.

Sign up online for the Apologetics Conference

Barclay College is teaming up with the American Red Cross on March 1, 2013 to sponsor a life-saving blood drive from 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM at the Hockett Auditorium.

Philippians 2:3-4 says, Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own Interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

This event is all about OTHERS…

Come and support by either volunteering or donating, so that others may be blessed with life.  Sign up to donate at www.redcrossblood.org or by emailing kevin.lee@barclaycollege.edu


Get the skills you need to succeed in today’s fast-paced business environment with an online degree in Business Management from Barclay College. Students will acquire “real-world” skills and a well-rounded business education from specialized courses in management, marketing, finance, ethics, accounting, statistics and law from a Christ-centered, Bible focused perspective.

Program Outcome

Students who earn a Barclay College Business Management degree online:

  • Will understand and demonstrate the ability to apply business concepts, terms and theories within the context of a Christian worldview.
  • Will have skill in analysis, decision making, leadership, and managing a business for the glory of God.
  • Will understand the effects of globalization on contemporary business and how to succeed in an international marketplace.
  • Will understand Christian ethics and fiscal responsibility and how to apply them in a business setting.
  • Will demonstrate professional competence and academic scholarship.

Prepare to move ahead in your business career today by enrolling in the Barclay College online Bachelor of Arts in Business Management degree!

For more information, click here.

As we just finished the season of giving, I want you to look at the children in your room or center and unwrap the joy of learning for each one of them. Have you ever had the desire to get into their little minds to see how they operate and what makes them tick? That is my passion as an Early Childhood Special Education specialist and the mother of three girls, all three with special gifts and great challenges according to this world.

What are the keys to unwrapping this gift? Psalms 139:13-14 states, “…you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I’m fearfully and wonderfully made…” This statement ensures that God alone instilled every child with certain gifts and abilities that others may or may not have. The way the brain takes in, processes and executes information is unique for each child. Our primary challenge as educators is how we look at a child’s “normal” abilities or the characteristics we want to see each of our children develop.

The first key is to have a firm understanding of the five developmental domains in Early Childhood (cognitive, physical, speech/language, social emotional, and self-help.) An additional domain often added is behavior. Whether it is a chart that you keep handy, researching information on the internet, or whatever specific tool you can utilize to assist you with a quick reference to these, it is essential that you keep them as a ready reference. In other words, we must keep our minds sharp with what is “normal” and continually hone our ability to identify these desired traits at a specific age. This skill is crucial and will serve any parent or educator well in their desire to touch the life of a child.

Jeremiah 1:5 states, “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.” As you know, God has created all children in a fashion that they develop differently and at different paces. This is especially obvious between boys and girls. Each child has different talents, abilities, and challenges, regardless of the current functioning developmental level. Dr. Carolyn Leaf, author of The Gift in You, (Leaf, 2009, p. 25) has done extensive brain research and states, “Because each of us has a unique gift, we each walk in our gifting differently. You can’t compare your gift to anyone else’s and when you walk in your own gift a few things will follow. Love is one, wisdom is another.”

I truly believe that every child that walks through your door is a gift from God. You are the one that God has chosen to assist them to use their gifts that He gave them to their utmost potential. We will be spending time this year developing these “gifts” in your children!

Blessings & Joy in Learning!

Cheryl Couch, M.Ed

Barclay College

Early Childhood Special Education Specialist

On Saturday, January 26th, Barclay College will conduct their annual homecoming ceremonies at half-time of the men’s game against Central Christian College of the Bible.

 

There will be a women’s game at 1:00 PM and the men’s game will start at 3:00 PM with the homecoming ceremonies at halftime.

 

Immediately following the conclusion of the men’s game, the alumni basketball game will be played. Please contact Athletic Director Royce Bryan at royce.bryan@barclaycollege.edu if you plan on participating in the alumni basketball game.

We are pleased to announce the Barclay College is ranked #9 in TheBestSchools.org list of the Best Colleges providing free tuition. We selected the colleges based on the quality of the programs, the types of courses offered, the faculty, awards, rankings, and reputation. Here is a link to our article: http://www.thebestschools.org/blog/2012/12/10/20-colleges-providing-free-tuition/

Our ranking articles are referenced at the websites of schools such as Boston University, Washington State University, the University of Florida and UMass Amherst. If you reference our article at your website, we would be pleased if you could link to it. About TheBestSchools.org: TheBestSchools.org is an independent organization with no ties to any other educational institution. All its editors know the academic world inside out, with some holding Ph.D.’s and having extensive experience in teaching, research, and publishing at the university level. Please contact me if you have any questions or comments. Best regards, Brian Jenkins Senior editor TheBestSchools.org bjenkins@thebestschools.org