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Union will offer back-to-back conferences for pastors and senior adults

JACKSON, Tenn.May 15, 2001 – Union University will offer two back-to-back conferences this summer meant to inspire and challenge those attending.

Sponsored by the R.G. Lee Center for Christian Ministries, the university’s annual Pastors’ School will be held July 30 through Aug. 2, and focuses this year on the theme of “Revisiting Your Call.” Speakers include Henry Blackaby from Henry Blackaby Ministries; Robert Coleman from the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago; Brooks Faulkner from LifeWay Christian Resources; Rev. Sam and Ruthe Shaw from Germantown Baptist Church; Randy Pool from the Tennessee Baptist Convention and Hal Poe, professor of faith and culture at Union.

Meals and campus housing are provided at a cost of $50 per individual or $75 per couple. Those who have made arrangements off campus are only required to pay for meals – $30 for individuals and $45 for couples. Meal plans are also available for children.

A senior adult conference titled “Living: a Lifelong Task” will be held Thursday, Aug. 2 and Friday, Aug. 3 and will also feature Henry Blackaby in addition to Esther Burroughs. Beginning with an Extravaganza Banquet on Thursday evening, special interest conferences will be offered ranging from such topics as “The Shepherd’s Psalm” to “Senior Adults and Healthy Living” during the two-day conference. Registration fee options range from $10 to $20 and a list of area hotels is available.

For more information and to register for either conference, contact the Department of Church Services at (731) 661-5160.

Media contact: Sara B. Horn, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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