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    Bloom Conference

    When God authors your story | Feb. 17-18, 2023


Join us on campus Feb. 17-18, 2023 for our next conference, featuring Tamera Alexander and Serena B. Miller, USA Today bestselling authors of Christian fiction. Registration will open in November.


Tickets available at hardingtickets.com. Call to register by phone at 501-279-4449.


To stay on campus, book your room at the Heritage Inn today (1-888-766-2465).

Contact Us

Location: Heritage Center, 915 E. Market Ave. in Searcy, AR 72149


All events held in the David B. Burks American Heritage Center.

Friday, Feb. 17

4 p.m. — Check-in begins

5:30 p.m. — Welcome Dinner

6:30 p.m. — Worship with Jessica Berry | "When God Authors Your Story," part 1 with Serena B. Miller

8 p.m. — Discussion groups, part 1

9 p.m. — Book signing with Serena B. Miller and Tamera Alexander

Saturday, Feb. 18

9 a.m. — Worship with Jessica Berry | "When God Authors Your Story," part 2 with Tamera Alexander

10 a.m. — Discussion groups, part 2

11 a.m. — Breakout classes, various topics and presenters

12 p.m. — Lunch | Worship with Jessica Berry | Panel Discussion with Serena B. Miller and Tamera Alexander

2 p.m. — Closing

Course Credit

The Bloom Conference can be taken for one hour of Bible credit. Current female Harding students may enroll in BRES 3130-01 pdf (CRN 18289) for one hour of credit in the spring semester.

WHEN: Students can take this seminar on February 17-18, 2023. Students need to be available 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday for the conference.

WHERE: Second Floor of Burks American Heritage Building, plus other locations as announced.

WHO: Any female who is already enrolled at Harding University, or any other female who
qualifies as a special student, is eligible to take the seminar for credit. It is important to
remember, however, that each student is responsible for verifying with her advisor that
the one-hour seminar satisfies the requirements for her degree plan. It is also important
to remember that a ministry seminar does not meet the general education requirements
for graduation.

HOW: To receive credit for this seminar, the student must enroll for the course before attending
the conference. This means that the student must include the seminar on her schedule at
the time of enrollment or officially add the course to her schedule prior to attending the
conference. This one-hour seminar will cost Harding University’s usual tuition plus a
course fee of $45 for the conference. Last day to drop this class is 4 pm February 17,
2023. All conference sessions must be attended to receive credit for this course.


  1. Enroll before attending the seminar with the registrar
  2. Physical presence at all sessions of the conference. Sign in/out at registration. (30% of grade)
  3. Prepare a portfolio with the following materials to be turned in on Canvas
    • Saturday Afternoon Session. February 18 (10% of grade)
    • Typed Notes (20% of grade)
      Your own typed notes of each session. Due Wednesday, March 1st
    • Assigned Book & Reflection Paper 40%
      Read Every Square Inch: An Introduction to Cultural Engagement for Christians by Bruce Riley Ashford. Write a 4-5 page reflection paper using the guidelines in the syllabus. Pay careful attention to the rubric. Due Monday, March 27th

All assignments must be turned in properly on Canvas. Late assignments will be docked 20%
and will not be accepted more than one week past the due date. For more information contact
Dr. Anessa Westbrook (adwestbrook@harding.edu preferred form of contact).

Contact Us

BLOOM is hosted by College of Bible & Ministry