Idea to Action Series

At Huntington University

Join us for the second year in our series of in-depth training events in which we explore relevant ministry topics in light of theological reflection, exemplary practice, and proven resources. Huntington University will host the event through an online format. The cost is free, but you need to register.

October 26, 2020 (Monday)

Using Geographical and Archeological Knowledge
to Enhance Teaching and Preaching

10:00 am
Dr. Mark Fairchild – “Paul’s Unknown Ministry in Cilicia”

11:00 am
Pastor Dennis Miller – “How to Use an Archaeological Site to Enhance Bible Teaching”

11:45 am

12:00 pm
Don Gillis, Director of Academic Relations for Accordance Bible, will demonstrate how computer software enables students to quickly access multiple sources.


The cost is free for everybody. However, you need to register.

March 29, 2021 (Monday)

“Erase the Stigma: Equipping the Church on Mental Health Issues”

Dr. Mark Fairchild chairs the Huntington University Department of Bible & Religion. He has written extensively about the Apostle Paul and Christianity in Asia Minor, and personally discovered two previously unknown ancient synagogues in Turkey (including the world’s oldest known synagogue).

Rev. Dennis Miller is senior pastor of Emmanuel Community Church in Fort Wayne, Ind. He has led numerous trips to the Holy Land.

Don Gillis is Director of Academic Relations for Accordance Bible.

About the Idea to Action Series

The Idea to Action Series enables United Brethren pastors, ministry staff, and laypersons to learn about and discuss practical ministry. The purpose is to:

  • Provide theologically informed ministry perspectives
  • Provide a consistent source of quality continuing education credits
  • Provide opportunities for Huntington University ministry students and alumni to interact with local and regional ministry practitioners


Each symposium is free for United Brethren pastors, staff, and members. Huntington University undergraduate and graduate ministry students are also free to attend. Others who wish to join are welcome but will be charged $25.

What: Each symposium will include an academic lecture, an interview with an exemplary practitioner, and a Q&A with a practitioner model.

When: Twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring, from 9:00 a.m. (registration) to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Attend the event live on Huntington University’s campus, or watch the live-streamed event at regional sites throughout the United Brethren denomination.

For those affiliated with Huntington University or the United Brethren Church, please contact Cathy Reich at (260) 356-2312, ext. 311. The general public can register online.

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