College of Bible & Ministry

Kerusso Experience


Kerusso is a week long preacher training camp for ninth to twelfth grade boys. Students spend 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, can serve the LORD in a lifetime of ministry.

The eighth annual Kerusso Experience is set for June 27 - July 4, 2020. This year's theme is "The Mind of Christ: Preaching Philippians." In addition to the textual study, beginning, intermediate and advanced classes in preaching will be offered. Even if your student attended in previous years he will find new information and insights this year. APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR KERUSSO IS JUNE 20TH.

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, which is usually paid by the sending congregation. Applications, 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 pictures 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. 

If you wish to make a financial donation, you may do so here:

Help Support Kerusso

Apply online below.


Fill out online: The Kerusso Experience Application

Please submit the application and the $200.00 all-inclusive camp fee by June 20, 2020.  Fee to be sent to:

Harding University College of Bible and Ministry
The Kerusso Experience
HU Box 12280
Searcy, AR  72149


Campers will not be permitted to attend Kerusso if both pages of the Medical Release Form (sent by email) are not completed in full. Once the camper is registered, please keep an eye out for an email asking for this form to be completed.  The form will first be sent to the Parent/Guardian's email address for signature and date.  Once the Parent/Guardian completes the form, the form will then go automatically to the Camper's email address for their signature and date.  It will then be electronically filed and saved for our records.

Kerusso Contacts

Devin Swindle
Director, Center for Preaching

Phil Thompson
Professor of Bible & Ministry

Toni Rea
Administrative Assistant Center for Preaching

Contact Us

Mailing address:
Harding University
College of Bible & Ministry
Box 12280
Searcy, AR 72149-5615