Photos: Dr. David Hardage, executive director of Texas Baptists and event speaker
Leaders from Hardin-Simmons University’s partnering institution, the Baptist General Convention of Texas, also known as Texas Baptists, will be on campus tomorrow for three events to celebrate that partnership and heritage.
HSU has partnered with Texas Baptists since 1941, an institution that invests in theological education and represents more than 5,600 churches, including Abilene’s largest Baptist churches.
On Thursday, September 20, 2012, leaders from the Baptist General Convention of Texas will be on the HSU Abilene campus to participate in a number of events designed to make connection with students and faculty in the Logsdon School of Theology and Seminary.
- Logsdon Seminary Colloquium @ 11:50 a.m. in Logsdon Chapel will feature a message from Dr. David Hardage, executive director of Texas Baptists (all students, faculty, staff, and guests are invited)
- Logsdon Seminary Community Lunch @ 12:30 p.m. in the Johnson Multipurpose Room for the Logsdon Seminary Community and other area pastors and guests (non-seminary students, faculty, and guests are invited to make inquiry about seating availability and reservations with Rosie Hollingsworth at 671-2194)
- Panel Dialogue @ 2:00 p.m. in Connally Missions Center (all Logsdon undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to attend)
James Stone, director of placement and congregational resources at HSU, says he is expecting about 120 guests from BGCT partnering churches. The BGCT delegation will include Dr. David Hardage, executive director; Dr. Steve Vernon, associate executive director; Dr. Chris Liebrum, director for the education/discipleship center; Mr. Keith Crouch, associate director of the education/discipleship center and director of the church architecture department; and, Dr. Joe Loughlin, director for the new pastor connection network.
Dr. Don Williford, dean of the Logsdon School of Theology, says, “Those who serve in Texas Baptists-partnering congregations and students, especially those who receive ministerial financial aid through Texas Baptists, will want to participate in the events. All three events will serve to inform our community about this 5,600-member state convention with whom Logsdon and Hardin-Simmons University have exclusively partnered since 1941.”