Our conference sessions were held in the facilities of The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention across the street from the Club House Inn. We had opportunity to tour there tremendous facilities as well as meet the president of the Sunday School Board, Dr. James Draper. The conference featured two keynote speakers: Dr. D. A. Carson (The Gagging of God and Christianity Confronts Pluralism), and Dr. Carolyn Tennant (an astute implementer in the multicultural arena and a student of cultures applying what she has learned to help Bible colleges and seminaries address pluralism).
In addition to the general sessions, the conference featured Professional Development Workshops (challenging presentations to equipping us for teaching); Current Research sessions (the latest and best); Seasons of Life Workshops ("mentor modes" according to where you found yourself in your career); publisher displays (new resources, expert advice, and free materials!); and dialogue with NAPCE colleagues (informally and during the general sessions). As always, fellowship, relaxation, and recreation were present.
* General Sessions & Dialogue with Keynote Speakers
* Professional Development Workshops
* Current Research Sessions
* Seasons of Life Workshops
* Publisher Displays and Resources
* Closing Worship
* Fellowship and Relaxation
* Recreation Time and Side Trips in Nashville
* Most Meals Provided
Thursday, October 15th
1:00-5:00 P.M. Registration
2:00 P.M. Tour of the Sunday School Board
3:00 P.M. Tour of the Sunday School Board
4:00 P.M. Tour of the Sunday School Board
5:30 P.M. Reception
6:30 P.M. Dinner
7:45 P.M. General SessionD. A. Carson "Deck Chairs on the Titanic:
Living in a Pluralistic World"
Friday, October 16th
6:30-8:00 A.M. Continental Breakfast at Club House Inn
7:45 A.M. Prayer
8:30-10:15 A.M. General SessionD. A. Carson "And the Band
Played On: How Should We Then Teach?"
10:15-10:45 A.M. Break
10:45 A.M.-Noon Professional Development Workshops
12:15-2:00 P.M. Lunch and NAPCE Annual Meeting
2:15-3:30 P.M. Current Research
3:30-6:30 P.M. Leisure Time
3:30 P.M. Tour of the Sunday School Board (optional)
4:30 P.M. Tour of the Sunday School Board (optional)
6:30-7:15 P.M. Dinner
7:30 P.M. General SessionCarolyn Tennant "Viewing Christian Education
through the Eyes of a Different Culture"
Saturday, October 17th
7:30-9:00 A.M. Continental Breakfast at the Club House Inn
8:15 A.M. Prayer
9:00-10:15 A.M. Seasons of Life Workshops
10:15-10:45 A.M. Break
10:45-12:00 P.M. General SessionCarolyn Tennant "A Paradigm of
Accomplishing Mission in a Culture of Diversity"
12:00-1:15 P.M. Lunch
1:30-2:45 P.M. Professional Development Workshops
3:00-3:45 P.M. Closing WorshipDavid Rahn
3:45 P.M. Enjoy Nashville
Donald A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Donald has a Ph.D. in New Testament from Cambridge University, and has written or edited over 40 books. He will be the featured speaker during the first two general sessions on Thursday and Friday. The topic of the Thursday evening general session will be, "Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Living in a Pluralistic World." The topic of the Friday morning general session will be, "And the Band Played On: How Should We Then Teach?"
Carolyn Tennant is the Vice President of Academic Affairs at North Central Bible College in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. Carolyn has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Colorado, and has served in the field of education for 30 years. She will be the featured speaker during the final two general sessions on Friday and Saturday. The topic of the Friday evening general session will be, "Viewing Christian Education through the Eyes of a Different Culture." The topic of the Saturday morning general session will be, "A Paradigm of Accomplishing Mission in a Culture of Diversity."
Club House Inn
Nashville, TN 37203