College of Bible & Ministry

Kerusso Experience


In the summer of 2013, Harding University conducted its first 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 fifth annual Kerusso Experience is set for July 1-8, 2017. This year's theme is "Kingdom Come." In addition to the textual study, both beginning and advanced classes in preaching will be offered this year. Even if your student attended in previous years he will find new information and insights this year. APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR KERUSSO: SEARCY IS JUNE 26. 

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to Kerusso: St. Louis, we are pleased to offer a section again this year at Camp Ne-O-Tez in Desoto, MO. June 3-9, 2017, 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 MAY 13th.

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, 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. 

You can now apply online or on paper.

Online Application for Kerusso: Searcy

Online Application for Kerusso: St.Louis

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