English Program Speakers and Workshop Topics

The Gospel – A Way of Life

The Keynote Speaker for English Program - Curtis A. Woods

Curtis is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), majoring in Social Work. He holds a Master of Theology in Pastoral Ministries from Dallas Theological Seminary, receiving the Ruben S. Connor award in evangelism and discipleship.

He also earned a Ph.D. in Biblical Spirituality with emphasis in Early American Church History from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.

Curtis currently serves as the Associate Executive Director for the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Prior to this assignment, Curtis served as a social worker, assistant pastor, evangelism pastor, university campus minister, and church planter.

Curtis is married to the virtuous Tracy Y. Woods of North Little Rock, AR. They have three sons and reside in Louisville, KY. Tracy and the boys are his best friends.   

Workshop Speakers and Topics
Speaker: Gary House
The Gospel and Education

Workshop Description

We know that a good education is important in our world, but how important is it?  How does the gospel inform us about God's purpose for our education?  How does the gospel protect us from pursuing education in an idolatrous way?  We'll look into the Scriptures to gain a gospel-centered view of education.  

Speaker: Shawn Isaacs
The Gospel and Failure

Workshop Description: 

Failure can be crippling in the life of a Christian. Sometimes failures come in the form of sin and we wonder if God can still use us. Sometimes failures come when we can't meet a goal and we wonder why we should keep trying. Thankfully, God has a history of using failures. In this workshop we will consider questions like: How does the Gospel speak to our failures? How can we see failure through God's eyes? Can God use failure to draw us nearer to Him? Join us if you are seeking to make sense of how God uses failure in the Christian life.

Speaker: Brady Morishita

The Gospel and #The Dating Scene

Workshop Description: 

Why couldn’t Jesus have dated?  Did any of the 12 disciples ever get ghosted?  Where can I find “dating” in the Bible?  Does the gospel have anything to do with dating?  Come to this workshop and let’s explore guy/girl relationships.

Speaker: Josh Schreiner
The Gospel and Stress

Workshop Description: 

We all get stressed. It may be because we are worried about that test at school, how much homework we have that weekend, deadlines at work, or making a difficult decision.  Whatever the source of stress as a student or adult, the Gospel gives us the most powerful resource to manage the stress in our lives.  Come find out how.

Speaker: Tim Miller
The Gospel and Leadership

Workshop Description: 

Leadership can mean many things in today's society and it can be pursued for many different reasons. But what does the Bible have to say about leadership? And more to the point, how should the Gospel change our thinking on this important subject? In this workshop we will answer these questions as well as discuss the "why's" and "how's" of serving in your local church.

Speaker:Jon Lilley

The Gospel Explored

Workshop Description: 

The message at the heart of Christianity is pretty simple. It's all about the good news of Jesus. In this workshop, we will explore who Jesus is, what he achieved, and what it means for us today. This workshop is for those with honest doubts and questions who desire to consider the claims of Jesus for themselves.

Speaker: Gary House

The Gospel and Work (Optional Workshop #1)

Workshop Description: 

Work is another area of our lives where it is easy for us to slip into an worldly way of thinking.  How does the gospel protect us from working for our own glory?  Why did God create work and how do we do our work for the glory of Christ?  We'll discover that the Scriptures have much to say about this large part of adult life.

Speaker: Jon Lilley

Q&A with the English Pastors of MCCA (Optional Workshop #2)

Workshop Description: 

Do you have a question about the Bible, Christianity, or any other spiritual issue? Here is your chance to get an answer! Join the MCCA English Pastors for a Q&A time where we will discuss and answer your questions. You can submit your question by sending an email to questions@clevelandccc.org.