The organizations below are sponsored by the College of Bible and Ministry and are small groups which address specific needs of the various majors of the college. Regular attendance and participation in one of these groups is required of all Bible and Bible-related majors. Combined meetings and retreats of the groups are to facilitate interaction and community among faculty and students.
The motto of this club is Jesus first, Others second, Yourself last. The purpose of this organization is to encourage and maintain an intellectual, practical, and spiritual attitude for Harding women to develop in Christian service and fellowship. Contact Ann Hobby or Dr. Sherry Pollard.
SOCIETY FOR NEAR EASTERN ARCHAEOLOGY (SNEA):
The Society of Near Eastern Archaeology is made up of students and faculty who are interested in ancient history and the archaeology of the biblical world. The meetings consist of lectures, presentations, and discussions of relevant biblical topics and finds. Guest presenters have included Dr. Zvi Lederman (Tel Aviv University) Dr. Yossi Paz (of Open University in Israel), Dr. Richard Oster (Harding Graduate School of Religion), Dr. Evertt Huffard (Harding Graduate School), and Mr. Jacob Shock (MA in Egyptology from the University of Memphis). Presenters from Searcy's Harding community include Dr. John Fortner, Mrs. Janet Fortner, Dr. Julie Harris, Dr. Paul Haynie, Dr. Ken Neller, Dr. Duane Warden, as well as Dr. Dale Manor who is the club sponsor and serves as Field Director of the excavations at Tel Beth-shemesh in Israel. Meetings and lectures are free and are open to all students regardless of major.
Alpha Chi-Malachi is designed primarily for Bible, Missions, Religious Education, and Biblical Language majors. Meetings, held twice monthly, are designed to promote fellowship among majors, provide resource speakers for professional enrichment, inform members of speaking opportunities and job placement possibilities, and give opportunities for service.
Currently on hiatus.