Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2000-07-06

Pastors and their families can experience a time of renewal during the 13th annual Samford Pastors School, sponsored by Samford University's Beeson Divinity School July 24-28. The four-day conference will feature workshops, plenary sessions, Bible studies, round table discussions and fellowship time.

British pastor and Old Testament scholar Alec Motyer will serve as plenary Bible teacher. He will lead morning Bible studies each day at 11 a.m. Warren Wiersbe, longtime radio preacher and former pastor of Moody Memorial Church, Chicago, will return as a featured evening worship preacher.

Other evening worship preachers are H. Eddie Fox, world director of evangelism, the World Methodist Council; Timothy George, founding dean and professor of divinity, Beeson Divinity School; and James Earl Massey, dean emeritus and distinguished professor-at-large, Anderson University School of Theology.

Beeson Divinity faculty and other specialists will lead more than 20 workshops on Bible and ministry topics. Daily programs are held for spouses and children.

For the first time, a pre-conference seminar, Time Management for Pastors, will be offered on Monday, July 24. The afternoon program will be led by time management specialist Greg Williams, co-founder of the On Mission Training Company.

Registration fee is $125 per pastor, $60 for spouse, and $60 per child. The price includes lodging and meals. Monday afternoon seminar registration is separate. For information, call Beeson Divinity School at (205) 726-2244 or 800-888-8266


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.