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Kerusso Experience


In the summer of 2013, Harding University conducted it's first annual Kerusso Experience. Kerusso is a week long preacher training camp for ninth to twelfth grade boys. The first camp was a smashing success! Thirty students from twenty congregations in four states and Belize spent the week on Harding's campus learning Bible study methods and sermon preparation and delivery from faculty, students, and friends. More importantly, perhaps, they learned that they, too, could serve the LORD in a lifetime of ministry.

The second Kerusso Experience is set for July 5-12, 2014. This year's theme is "The Scandalous Love of God: Preaching from Jonah." Dr. Kevin Youngblood will be our guest instructor, and his recently published commentary on Jonah in Zondervan's Hearing the Message of Scripture series will be our gift to the students. In addition to the textual study, both beginning and intermediate classes in preaching will be offered this year. Dr. Phil Thompson, Director of Harding's Center for Preaching, will lead the more advanced preaching students to the next level of sermon development and delivery. Even if your student attended last year he will find new information and insights this year. APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR KERUSSO:SEARCY IS JUNE 28th. 

We realize that not every student can make a trip to Searcy for the camp, so we'd like to bring the camp to them. We are pleased to announce that an additional Kerusso Experience will be offered in the summer of 2014. July 20-26, 2014, the Kerusso Experience will come to Camp Ne-O-Tez in DeSoto, Missouri. Students will receive the same instructors and instruction as on the Searcy campus, just a little closer to home. APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR KERUSSO:ST. LOUIS IS JULY 7.

Please prayerfully consider any young men from your congregation whom you feel may benefit from this week of instruction and inspiration, and offer to send them to Kerusso. The cost is $200 per student. Applications, brochures, medical release forms, and contact information are all available on this page. Also, be sure to look up last year's Kerusso Experience on Facebook to see picutres and videos from the week. Feel free to call or e-mail any of us with any questions that you might have, and to pass on this information to any who might be interested. 

We seek nothing more than to serve the LORD and his church through this endeavor. We solicit your prayers and your partnership as we seek to raise up a new generation of kingdom servants. 

Searcy Kerusso St. Louis Kerusso 
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Kerusso Contacts

Devin Swindle
Assistant Professor of Bible & Preaching

Phil Thompson
Associate Professor of Bible & Preaching

Katharine Harmon
Administrative Assistant
Center for Preaching