THE NEXT GEN PREACHER SEARCH is a unique outreach to young Christian students in high schools and colleges across the country who have an interest in preaching and teaching. Designed to encourage and inspire young people towards the ministry of God's word, it is an open invitation for students interested in preaching and teaching to submit a 5-minute video of their speaking for review and critique. These videos will be viewed by a panel of gifted and experienced preachers for feedback and coaching. Forty of the submissions will be chosen as semi-finalists to receive special training and support. These top caliber young speakers will be given a "mentor preacher" from among the ministers who reviewed the submissions. Those mentors will give them support and guidance over the next 6 months as well as coaching in their preaching and teaching. In January or February of 2015, the semi-finalists will be invited to a two and a half day training event where they will be will be given more coaching and help from a team of preacher coaches including Jeff Walling, Trevor Devage and other gifted Bible teachers. They will not only coach the students in presentation skills, but they will encourage them in their pursuit of a preaching ministry career. At the conclusion of the event the students will be videoed giving a second lesson. From these 40 presenters, four will be chosen as finalists who will present their lessons before over 25,000 Christians at gatherings across the country including venues like the 2015 North American Christian Convention, the Pepperdine Bible Lectures and the Winterfest conferences in Tennessee and Texas.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
- Contest for the next gen preacher
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
- SFP Op: Lecture, “Called to Preserve African American Spirituals,” 11/7
SFP DIVERSITY OPPORTUNITY
Lecture: “Called to Preserve African American Spirituals”
Friday, Nov. 7, 1-2 p.m.
Mary B. Martin Auditorium, Seeger Chapel
Keith McCutchen, the director of the Appalachian State University (ASU) Gospel Choir, will deliver a lecture entitled “Called to Preserve African American Spirituals” on Friday, Nov. 7, from 1– 2 p.m. in Seeger Chapel. He will discuss his personal calling to preserve African American Spirituals, as well as how these spirituals speak to the broader culture today. There will be a pizza lunch in lower Seeger prior to the lecture from 12:15-1 p.m. Students who attend the lecture will receive SFP credit.
McCutchen will direct the ASU Gospel Choir and Jazz Vocal Ensemble for their first-ever collaboration with Milligan’s Orchestra during the evening’s concert, “From Oz to Gospel,” starting at 7:30 p.m. in Seeger Chapel.
An active promoter of diversity through music at ASU, McCutchen works to generate conversations in a lot of venues about the topic. He received his Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Minnesota and is currently completing his Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Indiana University Jacob’s School of Music. The American Spiritual Ensemble, the St. Olaf Choir, and the Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir have recorded McCutchen’s choral compositions. He has traveled and performed internationally as a pianist and arranger with the American Spiritual Ensemble.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
- Live Love Food Pack – Sign up for Volunteer Hours and SFP!
FOOD PACK VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
We have 40 available spots for the
Food Pack on
Tuesday, September 30th
at 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*Approved for 2 SFP*
To confirm your spot, please email the L.I.N.C. Office at Linc@milligan.edu
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
- Author Frederica Mathewes-Green to speak Monday – 2 SFP
Author, blogger and NPR commentator Frederica Mathewes-Green will speak Monday, Sept. 15 @ 7 pm in Hyder Auditorium. Her books are for sale in the bookstore and will be available at the event tonight (cash or check only). Frederica will be signing books after her talk. TWO SFP credit are available for attending the event.
The author of nine books on Christian spirituality, Frederica’s writing has also appeared in publications such as Smithsonian, National Review, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Christianity Today. She blogs about faith, popular culture, and contemporary issues at Frederica.com. She lives with her husband, the Rev. Gregory Mathewes-Green, near Baltimore where he is pastor and she is “Khouria” (“Mother”) of Holy Cross Orthodox Church. Frederica’s presentation, entitled “Next Stop: Transfiguration,” is part of the Buechner Institute Lecture Series.
- Crossroads Christian Church needs volunteers
Crossroads Christian Church in Gray is seeking Milligan students to volunteer with their Children, Student, and Worship ministries. Want to learn more? Visit with the ministry team on Tuesday, September 16, in the Sutton Lobby during lunch. Crossroads worship services are offered at 9:30 or 10:55 am on Sundays. Crossroads has a rich heritage of Milligan faculty, staff, and students. For more information contact Kit Dotson, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jessica Elliott email@example.com
Monday, September 8, 2014
- F.C.A. kicks off Thursday
The F.C.A. kicks off this Thursday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. in Lower Seeger. There will be games, and Rhonda Paulson is speaking, counting for 1 S.F.P.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
- SFP Opportunity: Pine Ridge Nursing Home
On Saturday, September 6, L.I.N.C. will be hosting an event at the Pine Ridge Nursing Home. We will be spending time with seniors, making them feel cared about and appreciated. This event will count for 2 SFP credit. Transportation will be provided. The Milligan van will be parked in front of the SUB and will leave at 1:30 pm. We will return to campus at 4:00 pm. E-mail us at LINC@milligan.edu if you are interested or have any questions about this exciting event!
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
- “My Two Words” begins this week
My Two Words is a new venue where students can share stories of change and transformation. Big or little, drastic or subtle, neatly resolved or still in process, these are our stories of how God is moving in lives within our campus community. Personal testimonies, challenging experiences, and good conversation.
The first M2W is this Thursday in the SUB at 7:30. We’ll hear stories from Shayla Wood, Breanne Baudinot, and ‘skinny English ginger kid’ (his words, not mine) Dan Ball. SFP available.
Monday, August 18, 2014
- Ushers needed for comedy concert
The promotion company for Mark Lowry’s comedy concert on Thursday, Aug. 21 needs to hire 20 students (children of staff/faculty who are over 16) to work the concert from 5:30-10:30 p.m. in Seeger Chapel!
The job will be ushering plus stocking and selling merchandise throughout the evening. The job pays $8.00 per hour. The company only needed 10 evening to begin with but the ticket sales have been so successful they need to hire 20 students for the evening.
How this works:
- Contact Beth Anderson (BAnderson@milligan.edu) that you would like to work and she will confirm with you via email.
- Show up at Seeger Chapel at 5:30pm this Thursday, August 21st. Plan to stay until 10:30pm. This is a stay “until I am done” deal; you cannot leave before the end of the shift.
- Meet in the lobby of Seeger. Stay with the group until you are directed by the promotion company employees to start your job.
- Please wear business casual attire. No denim, shorts or flip-flops.
- At the end of the evening, the promotion company will pay you on the spot for your time.
- Plus, you get to enjoy the concert!!
- Special student rate for Mark Lowry
Students can purchase tickets for Thursday’s (8/21) “Music & Madness Concert with Mark Lowry” at a special rate of $20 in the bookstore on Aug. 20. Learn more.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
- Wesley Memorial UMC needs part-time children’s minister
Wesley Memorial UMC in Johnson City is looking for a part time Children’s Director. We invite interested candidates to go to www.wesleymemorialumc.org. Resumes post marked by August 15, 2014 will be accepted and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or Wesley Memorial UMC, Attn SPPRC Chair, 225 Princeton Road, Johnson City, TN 37601.
Friday, May 2, 2014
- Heritage at Downtown Christian (Sunday)
At 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, May 4, Heritage will be singing at Downtown Christian Church in Johnson City.
Joe Whitaker, retired Milligan VP for business, will speak.
Following the Worship Service, DCC has prepared a meal for Milligan folk.
Downtown Christian is located at 335 East Main Street.
Friday, April 25, 2014
- Fluent in Spanish?
I am the pastor of First Christian Church Mountain City (Bill Greer’s home church). We are interested in starting a ministry to the Spanish speaking population in our county. There are a significant number in our county. The only church that has a Spanish ministry at the moment is the Catholic Church. Because of this many of the protestant believers are going to the Catholic Church. We want to offer an option at our church for Spanish speaking Christians.
I wanted to inquire as to any students you may have at Milligan who are fluent in Spanish and interested in getting some experience in Spanish ministry. We are unsure of the compensation at this point as this is a new ministry for our church. We would like to enter into a discussion with an interested student. The hope would be that this would become a full time associate position as the ministry grows and becomes self-sustaining.
If you have any interested students could you pass this information on to them. We would like to begin this ministry no later than this fall.
First Christian Church
P.O Box 136, Mountain City, TN 37683
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
- Considering Catholicism: 3 Viewpoints
Join us next Monday (4/28) for a Campus Conversation on Catholicism. Should we consider Catholics as brothers and sisters in Christ?
The speaker for the evening will be the one and only Dr. Lee Blackburn and there will be a Q&A time at the end. This event will be next Monday night in SUB7 at 7:00pm and is good for 2 SFP credits.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
- Called to vocational ministry?
Is God calling you into Vocational Ministry? Are you graduating in May 2014? (Or did you graduate in December, 2013?)
The North American Christian Convention invites you to this summer’s gathering of the leaders of the Christian churches/
churches of Christ. FREE HOUSING. FREE REGISTRATION. TRAVEL STIPEND. Complete the attached application and
submit it to Phyllis Fox in Church Relations, Hyder House. Learn more www.gotonacc.org.
Friday, April 11, 2014
- Need money for mission work?
Just a reminder that applications for the Charness Fund For Student Missions are due in my office by the end of Monday. If you are planning on doing foreign or domestic mission work this summer, you can apply for funds to help with the expenses. Use the attached form or get a hard copy outside my office in the SUB and submit it along with your trip proposal.
Campus Minister, Milligan College
Monday, April 7, 2014
- Amazing Grace movie RESCHEDULED
Tonight’s showing of the film Amazing Grace has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Apr 9, at 7pm in Hyder Auditorium.
This is an SFP event, good for 2 credits. As a reminder you need to arrive by 7:05 and stay for the duration of the film (aprox. 111mins) in order to receive credit.
For more on the film, click here: http://amazinggracemovie.com/the_film.php
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
- Job opportunity: Worship Leader
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church has begun a recruiting and search process for a worship leader for a new contemporary worship service. This position could begin as early as May and will assist Wesley in the development of a new service to begin sometime this fall. Learn more.
Monday, March 24, 2014
- Vintage Prayer at Hopwood (3/29)
The Milligan community is invited to:
Prayer in the Gospel of Luke
Led by Dr. Bonnie Thurston
Hopwood Christian Church
Saturday, March 29
A common sight on the road today are new cars that resemble the vintage ones of yesterday, such as the Ford Mustang, the Chevy Camaro, and of course the VW Bug. The value of the new is based on the value of the old. Much the same can be said about our prayer life – the prayers of today can gain a deeper significance when they are influenced by the prayers of yesterday. Join us as Dr. Bonnie Thurston helps us make these very connections with the themes of prayer throughout the Gospel of Luke in order to inform and enrich our prayer life. The atmosphere will be relaxed, the coffee will be fresh, and the fellowship will be warm and low-key (no mixers, we promise).
Through the years, Bonnie Thurston has written or edited 20 books and over one-hundred articles. Her works include: The Spiritual Landscape of Mark, For God Alone: A Primer on Prayer, and Belonging to Borders: A Sojourn in the Celtic Tradition. “Whether reflecting upon her West Virginia mountains, the troubled streets of Jerusalem, or the quiet depths of the human heart, Bonnie Thurston explores the contours of sacred space with the eye of a scholar and the heart of a poet,” said Timothy Ross, minister at Hopwood Christian Church in Milligan College.
9:00 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts
9:20 Session I: General overview and discussion
10:50 Session II: Prayer parables of Luke 18:1-14
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
- Student ministry and worship arts internships
Student ministry and worship arts internships are available at Life Church in Franklin, North Carolina.
Internships at Life Church offer a great way for college students to gain practical ministry experience, make a little money, spend the summer in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, and find their calling in ministry. We are looking for passionate 18-23 year old students who want to make a difference in the lives of others while serving at a modern and aggressive church.
Students can apply here: http://lifechurchfranklin.com/#/internships
Here is a short video describing the process: https://vimeo.com/89013734
- Exploring short term missions (4/1-4/3)
Exploring all the Angles of Short Term Missions
60% of mission dollars in the United States now go toward short-term mission trips. Local churches are sending youth and adults around the world to build houses, run VBS programs, treat people in medical clinics, and support long-term missionaries in hundreds of different ways. If done well, these short mission trips can be a great blessing to missionaries, churches, and the unchurched. If done poorly, they can create all kinds of problems.
Veteran missionary Dr. Doug Priest who now serves as the Executive Director of Christian Missionary Fellowship will present three messages on Short Term Missions: Exploring All the Angles at Emmanuel Christian Seminary at 11:00 AM on April 1, 2, and 3. Anyone interested in growing in their understanding of what it means to do short term mission trips well is welcome to come. (423) 461-1522.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
- Funds for summer mission work
Each spring, the Charness Fund for Student Missions provides a number of Milligan students with financial awards to help cover the cost of doing short-term mission work. The funds for these awards are supplied by Lisa Charness, a Milligan alum who is passionate about enabling students to experience the joy and challenge of servant-leadership on the mission field.
For those of you considering mission work, domestic or foreign, this summer, the Charness Fund may be able to assist with funding. Typical awards have ranged between $100 – $600. There is an application process (see attached form) that involves writing up a 2-page trip proposal. You can print out the attachment or pick up an application in the Student Development office. Be sure to return your form and trip proposal to me by Monday, April 14.
Please contact me with any questions. Thanks!
Campus Minister, Milligan College
Monday, February 3, 2014
- Marriage seminar
Are you engaged? Would you like to like to get your marriage off to a good start? Are you married? Would you like to celebrate Valentine’s Day by investing in your marriage?
Truth Fellowship is co-sponsoring the Art of Marriage seminar at the Summit Leadership Foundation on Feb. 14 and 15. This Family Life Today video series is an excellent look at marriage and its challenges and blessings. For more information and to register, go to this website http://theartofmarriage.com/ or contact Dr. Charlene Thomas at email@example.com or 423-483-4665. Scholarships are available, so money should not be an issue.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
- Ministry opportunity
First Christian Church
1272 Long Drive
Newton, NC 28658
The First Christian Church of Newton, North Carolina is looking for a part-time minister for preaching, teaching, and training. We are seeking a Christian College graduate with a degree in Ministry, affiliated with the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement, and with vision and passion for the future growth of the Lord’s church.. He must be theologically sound and believe the infallibility of God’s Word.
Please send resume to the above address or via mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Information: Jaekelt@bellsouth.net
704 941 9332
Friday, December 6, 2013
- Christmas concerts SATURDAY and SUNDAY
*SFP credit Saturday only
This year, audiences will have two opportunities to experience the beautiful sounds of the season at the annual Milligan College community Christmas concert on Dec. 7 and 8.
Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in Milligan’s Mary B. Martin Auditorium of Seeger Memorial Chapel. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
“Every year, we perform in front of a packed house,” said Dr. Kellie Brown, chairperson of Milligan’s music area. “We decided that it was time to add a second evening to accommodate our growing audience and ensure that we have plenty of parking and seats available for all of our guests who enjoy this annual tradition.
“Of course, we also hope that our guests will appreciate now having two options to attend the concert during the busy holiday season.”
The identical performances will feature choirs, orchestra, brass choir and the organ in the beautifully decorated Seeger Chapel. The evenings also will include a carol sing-along and will conclude with a moving candle-lighting and singing of “Silent Night.”
“The Christmas concert is a rare chance for our choirs and instrumentalists to perform together and share the familiar and sacred sounds of the season,” Brown said. “Whether guests come on Saturday or Sunday, they will enjoy the same program and the festive and uplifting Christmas music they have come to expect from our musicians.”
The concerts are free, but an offering with a suggested donation of $5 will be taken. Donations collected on Saturday will benefit Milligan’s music program, while Sunday’s donations will go to the Niswonger Children’s Hospital.
For more information about arts events at Milligan, visit www.milligan.edu/arts.
– See more at: http://news.milligan.edu/2013/11/milligan-presents-annual-christmas-concert-on-two-evenings/#sthash.rOeE4LfY.dpuf
Friday, November 15, 2013
- Songfest to benefit Family Promise
Bluegrass, Mountain Music & More
To Benefit Family Promise of Greater Johnson City (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Johnson City)
Johnson City—November 14 Songfest 2013 will be held on December 1, 2013 from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Northeast State Community College Regional Center for the Performing Arts located at 2425 Highway 75 Blountville, Tennessee 37617-0246. This will be Songfest’s 9th Annual Event. Performing will be the talented Trey Hensley Band, www.treyhensley.com and returning to Songfest will be Sunnyside, the ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band, and Ed Snodderly and friends.
Tickets are now available for pre-sale at Campbell’s Morrell Music and six area Bank of Tennessee locations: 3 locations in Johnson City, and the Jonesborough, Blountville, and Colonial Heights locations. Tickets are also available at Family Promise of Greater Johnson City’s office. Tickets can also be purchased by credit card by calling Family Promise of Greater Johnson City at 423-202-7805. The cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children and students. Very limited seating may also be available at the door until the event is sold out. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.
Songfest brings the community together for an afternoon of family fun and entertainment while supporting a local faith-based ministry. Family Promise of Greater Johnson City shelters, feeds, and provides support to homeless families with children in a six-county area. These families benefit from the work of the ministry, its 1200 annual volunteers and the more than 40 area faith congregations that support its efforts. Family Promise of Greater Johnson City is a program that is “Keeping Families Together.”
Trey Hensley is a Jonesborough, TN native that started playing guitar at age 10 and performed on the Grand Ole Opry when he was just 11. Now, the 23 year old will bring his brand of country, gospel and bluegrass music to the Songfest stage for the first time. Joining Hensley will be David Yates on fiddle and guitar, Glen Rose on Banjo and Tommy Starnes on bass.
Major sponsors of Songfest 2013 include: Champion Chevrolet of Johnson City, Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Harold Dishner State Farm Insurance, Mountain Empire Oil Co. (Roadrunner Markets), Mountain States Health Alliance, Oakland Square, Walmart of Elizabethton, and Watauga Avenue Presbyterian Church. For more information visit: www.familypromisejc.com/songfest
- Acts of Renewal-TUESDAY
Jim Shores and Carol Anderson-Shores of “Acts of Renewal” will perform at Milligan College on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Mary B. Martin Auditorium of Seeger Memorial Chapel.
The married couple will be part of the college’s convocation service at 11 a.m. Their evening performance presents a hilarious look at the challenge of healthy relationships. Both performances are free and open to the public.
Touring nationally and having performed at more than 60 Christian colleges and universities, “Acts of Renewal” brings fresh, engaging theater that connects with the real issues of life. They create and produce outstanding Christian theater that glorifies God and leads audiences around the world toward hope, goodness and a hunger for God.
The pair met in Houston, Texas, while working for the A.D. Players theatre company. Jim received a Ph.D. in communications, a master’s degree in environmental engineering and a bachelor’s degree in theater. Carol received her Master of Fine Arts degree in acting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They now reside in Black Mountain, N.C.
To learn more about Acts of Renewal, visit www.actsofrenewal.com. For more information on spiritual formation events at Milligan, contact Campus Minister Brad Wallace at 423.461.8748 or visit www.milligan.edu/arts.
– See more at: http://news.milligan.edu/2013/11/acts-of-renewal-to-perform-at-milligan-2/#sthash.1vDZuiE3.dpuf
- Dr. Farmer faculty lecture – TUESDAY
Dr. Craig Farmer will deliver a lecture, titled “The Gospel of John in the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century,” on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in Milligan College’s Hyder Auditorium, located in the Science Building. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Farmer serves as professor of history and humanities at Milligan. His lecture is a summary of the research he has done for a book manuscript that will appear as a part of a series titled “The Reformation Commentary on Scripture.”
The book presents a continuous commentary on the gospel of John by translating excerpts from sources authored by 16th-century theologians. The excerpts represent theologians from the Reformed, Lutheran, Catholic and Radical traditions. The book is scheduled for release in March 2014 through InterVarsity Press.
“My lecture will explore Reformation exegesis of the fourth gospel,” Farmer said. “I will be arguing that the Reformers were careful, critical commentators on John, often much more traditional than has been previously thought. While these theologians are quite conversant with the antecedent exegetical tradition, they are also influenced by the new humanist methods that stressed philology, grammar and source criticism.”
Farmer also is the author of “The Gospel of John in the Sixteenth Century: The Johannine Exegesis of Wolfgang Musculus” (Oxford, 1997).
He joined the Milligan faculty in 1993. He has a Ph.D. in the history of Christianity from Duke University (Durham, N.C.), a master’s degree in divinity from The University of Chicago (Chicago, Ill.), and a bachelor’s degree in religion from Haverford College (Haverford, Pa.). His other areas of concentration include medieval and renaissance history, church history, history of Biblical interpretation and Islam.
For more information about faith and arts events at Milligan, visit www.milligan.edu/arts.
– See more at: http://news.milligan.edu/2013/11/lecture-explores-the-gospel-of-john/#sthash.XoTD6F6o.dpuf
Monday, October 28, 2013
- Talty to speak to in convo
Milligan College alumnus Brian Talty will speak in Milligan’s convocation service on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. in the Mary B. Martin Auditorium of Seeger Memorial Chapel.
Talty is the spiritual development pastor of First Christian Church in Decatur, Ill. He graduated from Milligan in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Bible with an emphasis in youth ministry.
He will deliver a message titled “The Why Behind Your What,” based on the biblical text from Matthew 6:1-4.
In addition to serving at First Christian, Talty hosts a blog titled “Ministry Productivity: Life, Ministry, and Getting it All Done,” at www.ministryproductivity.com.
To learn more about spiritual formation events at Milligan, contact Campus Minister Brad Wallace at 423.461.8748. To learn more about Milligan, visit www.milligan.edu.
– See more at: http://news.milligan.edu/2013/10/talty-to-speak-at-milligan/#sthash.caYVY3Dv.dpuf
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
- Concert Choir & Orchestra in Kingsport (10/6)
The Milligan College Concert Choir and Orchestra will participate in the morning worship service at First Baptist Church in Kingsport, Tenn., on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m.
The Milligan College Concert Choir is an auditioned mixed chorus of 43 students with a varied repertoire that includes classics, spirituals, hymn arrangements and multicultural music from around the globe. The students in the choir represent a variety of majors, including a number of students who are music majors or minors and who plan careers in music education or ministry.
The choir upholds a long tradition as an outstanding college choir. At the invitation of the president, the choir sang at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., and toured England, with special performances in Coventry Cathedral and in the Civic Centre of the City of Birmingham.
More recently, the concert choir sang at the Conference on World Evangelism-National Missionary Convention and the Tennessee State Convention of the American Choral Directors’ Association. Also, the choir frequently collaborates with the Symphony of the Mountains, the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra and the Milligan College Orchestra.
The concert choir is under the direction of Noah DeLong, assistant professor of music. DeLong, who joined Milligan’s faculty in fall 2011, has conducted choirs at a number of churches and colleges, including the University of Iowa, Good News Bible Church (Iowa), Earlham College (Indiana), Ball State University, Westminster Presbyterian Church (Indiana) and Taylor University. In addition to his teaching and conducting experience, he has performed as a tenor soloist and accompanist for numerous choirs and solo vocalists.
The Milligan College Orchestra performs throughout East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia and collaborates frequently with professional ensembles and arts organizations, including The Civic Chorale, the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, the East Tennessee Regional Symphony, Mountain Empire Children’s Choir Academy and the City Youth Ballet. In addition, it is the pit orchestra for various opera and musical productions at Milligan and serves local churches in ministry. The orchestra also champions new works and has performed the world premieres of numerous pieces including “Three Genres” by John Grubb and “Genesis” by internationally renowned composer Kenton Coe.
The orchestra is under the direction of Dr. Kellie Brown, associate professor of music. Brown has been a member of the Milligan music faculty since 1998 and serves as chair of the music department, director of the strings program and conductor of Milligan’s orchestra. She is a frequent clinician and performer throughout the country and serves as the assistant conductor of the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra and assistant concertmaster for the Symphony of the Mountains.
As a soloist, Brown has performed several world premieres including “An Encounter for Violin and Piano” by Jane Perry. She has also conducted numerous world premieres including Grubb’s “Three Genres” and Coe’s “Genesis.” In addition, she has written numerous compositions, arrangements, and articles and is a recognized authority on music in the concentration camps during the Holocaust.
Brown studied at Furman University, East Tennessee State University and Appalachian State University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music education, a master’s degree in violin performance, and a doctoral degree in higher education administration, with an emphasis in music administration.
First Baptist Church is located at 200 West Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn., 37660.
For more information about this worship event, contact 423.247.4122. To learn more about Milligan, visit www.milligan.edu.
Monday, September 23, 2013
- SFP opportunity: Volunteers needed!
Faith that Sticks – FREE! Student volunteers are needed to serve on Saturday, Sept 28, at First Christian Church in Johnson City. EARN SFP credit too.
Contact Kit Dotson for more info. email@example.com.
- Faith that Sticks (SATURDAY, 9/28)
Friday, September 13, 2013
- Sunday lunch at Hopwood
Looking for a church home? Come to Hopwood Christian Church this Sunday (9/15) at 10:00 for a SS class taught by Lee Blackburn, Craig Farmer, and Ben Lee. After Second Service at 11:00 enjoy a meal on us as we “Take a College Student to Lunch!” Hopwood is located at the edge of Campus, right near the waterfall.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
- Joyfest 2013
The East Tennessee Christian Home & Academy presents
A Gospel/Bluegrass Concert
Seeger Chapel, Milligan College
November 9, 2013
Featuring: Appalachian Trail Band, Fiddlin’ Carson Peters Band, Greater Glory and The Tyler Williams Band
General seating: $7
Reserved seating: $10
Call 423-542-4423 for tickets and advanced seating
All proceeds will benefit the East Tennessee Christian Home & Academy
Sponsored in part by Milligan College
Thursday, September 5, 2013
- SFP event: Faith that Sticks conference
Note for Students: TWO SFP credits available for those who attend full day. ONE SFP credit available to those who attend from 10 am -12:45 pm. Assistance is available for students unable to pay the $10 registration fee. Contact Phyllis Fox, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
- Invitation to Sunday School
Hopwood Christian Church would like to invite all students to two newly formed Sunday School classes. They will meet for the first time this Sunday, Sept. 1st. The first class (geared toward college students/young adults) will be taught by Milligan’s own Dr. Lee Blackburn and Benjamin Lee (Hopwood’s Youth Leader). It will start off as a study of Philippians. Class number two will be taught by Deb Eberle and will be focused on writing/journaling and reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Pass the word and tell your friends. We hope to see you there!
Friday, August 23, 2013
- Emergency Notification System
Any Milligan students, faculty and staff who are new to the college this year or have not previously registered for the RAVE Alert mass notification system are encouraged to do so at the link listed below. This system sends instant text and email alerts about emergency and crisis situations, including weather-related schedule changes.
After opening the link, click on Register and enter your network ID (for students this is the ID you received containing the first four letters of your last name followed by four numbers; for faculty and staff this is your Milligan username) and password. From there you can follow the steps to complete your registration for the types of notifications you wish to receive.
If you have problems registering for the service or have any questions, please contact the IT Help Desk at 461-8704 or ITHelpdesk@milligan.edu.
Please consider registering for this service, as it provides the fastest and most efficient means of communication possible in any potential emergency situation. The only messages sent through this system are emergency information and weather-related schedule changes.
Director of Property and Risk Management
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
- Faculty/Staff Prayer (8/16)
Milligan and Emmanuel Faculty and Staff:
Please join us for our annual faculty and staff prayer on Friday, August 16 at 1:30 p.m. We’ll meet at the Cross on the Commons for a time of prayer as we all prepare for the start of a new school year and as our new and returning students travel to campus.
Afterwards, we’ll enjoy some fellowship with ice cream! Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for this special time together.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
- Heard Mentality/Heritage concert
Milligan College’s a cappella groups, Heritage and Heard Mentality, will present a joint concert on Saturday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Milligan’s McGlothlin-Street Theatre of the Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts. The concert is free and open to the public.
Heritage is Milligan’s premier traveling ensemble. They have sung for many churches, community and civic groups, and regularly represent the college around the country. Noah DeLong, assistant professor of music, serves as the group’s director.
Heritage members include Nate Andrew, Colin Blowers, Ben Davenport, Carshala Davis, Lauren Holt, Lindsey Kyker, Tyler Luttrell and Erin Raines. Nathan Dickerson provides vocal percussion.
Heard Mentality is an all-male quartet directed by Dr. Charlotte Anderson, assistant professor of the practice of music at Milligan. The quartet began with mostly barbershop and gospel, and they now also do jazz, be-bop, some early music and traditional men’s glee.
The men of Heard Mentality are Joshua T. Crawford, James Douglas, Gabriel Rees, Matthew Rees and Tim Wood.
“Both Heard Mentality and Heritage are a cappella groups, meaning they sing without any instrumental accompaniment,” DeLong said. “A cappella singing has long been popular on college campuses across the country, and interest has only grown in recent years with the success of the TV show ‘The Sing-Off.’ The songs in this concert will show how diverse and wide-ranging this kind of music can be.”
The first half of the concert will feature each group performing favorite sacred pieces. Heritage selections include “O Sifuni Mungu” (All Creatures of Our God and King), “Amazing Grace,” “Our God” and “Be Ye Glad.”
Heard Mentality will sing “Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God,” “Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit,” and “E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come.”
The second half of the concert turns to different genres of secular pieces, from barbershop to Broadway and from jazz to contemporary pop music. Highlights from Heard Mentality will include “Hello Ma Baby,” “Orange-Colored Sky,” “In the Still of the Night,” and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.”
Heritage will perform “Here Comes the Sun,” “Bring Him Home,” “And So it Goes” and “Chili con Carne.”
Finally, the concert will close with both groups performing together. The combined groups will perform an arrangement of “Fix You,” originally recorded by Coldplay, and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” written and recorded by U2.
For more information, contact the Milligan music department at 423.461.8723. To learn more about Milligan arts events, visit www.milligan.edu/arts.
Friday, April 5, 2013
- Wanted: Part-time children’s director
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Wesley Memorial has a part time position in its Children’s Ministry for a Children’s Director. We invite interested candidates to go to www.wesleymemorialumc.org. Resumes post marked by April 24, 2013 will be accepted and can be sent to email@example.com or Wesley Memorial UMC, Attn SPPRC Chair, 225 Princeton Road, Johnson City, TN 37601 Phone: 423-282-6722
Monday, April 1, 2013
- Leaders in Christian Service convo
Milligan to recognize leaders in Christian service
MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (March 20, 2013) — Milligan College will recognize 13 local leaders who have demonstrated servant leadership in their careers and community at the college’s annual Leaders in Christian Service program on Tuesday, April 2, at 11 a.m. in Milligan’s Mary B. Martin Auditorium in Seeger Memorial Chapel. The service is free and open to the public.
“The purpose of this program is to provide examples of people who are doing an outstanding job of integrating their faith with their profession,” said Milligan President Bill Greer. “We see in these individuals wonderful examples of what servant leadership is all about, and what it can look like on a daily basis in a variety of professions.”
The keynote speaker is Dr. George Karnes, a dentist and founder of the TMJ Treatment Clinic in Johnson City, Tenn. Karnes was a Leaders in Christian Service honoree in 2004.
He received his D.D.S. from the University of Illinois and is an Air Force veteran. Eighteen years ago, Karnes moved to Johnson City because he felt God leading him to this area. Through articles in the newspaper and discussions with members of the community, he learned a dental clinic was needed to serve the homeless and indigent. To meet this need, Karnes helped start the Keystone Dental Clinic, serving as the first president of the board and volunteering once a month in the clinic. For the past 24 years, Karnes also has led dental mission trips to Mexico.
He is a member of the Rotary Noon Club and has been honored as a Paul Harris Fellow. As a member of Central Baptist Church, Karnes serves as a deacon, a Bible Class leader and is a well-known greeter.
The 2013 Leaders in Christian Service honorees include:
Larry Calhoun, of Johnson City, is the founding dean of the East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy. He attends First Christian Church.
Tabatha Gonzales, of Johnson City, works for Good Samaritan Ministries. She attends Taylor United Methodist Church.
Jim Heaton, of Johnson City, is retired from Johnson City Schools. He attends First United Methodist Church.
Jeff and Jennifer Keller, of Johnson City, attend Central Baptist Church. Jeff works with the Social Security Administration; Jennifer is employed at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz.
Ann O’Quinn, of Johnson City, is a private piano teacher. She attends Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church.
Lynn Parker, of Church Hill, is retired from Eastman Chemical Company. He attends First Baptist Church.
Tom and Donna Seaton, of Johnson City, are the owners of The Firehouse restaurant. They attend Grace Fellowship Church.
Mark Sitter, of Johnson City, works at VinTech Manufacturing. He attends St. Elizabeth Church.
Phillip Timp, of Bristol, Va., works with The Beth Foundation. He attends Central Presbyterian Church.
David Torgerson, of Gray, is retired from Washington County Schools. He attends Central Church of Christ.
Thomas Torbett, of Gray, is retired from the Appalachian Bible Company. He attends Westminster Presbyterian Church.
For more information, contact the Institute for Servant Leadership at Milligan College at 423.461.8316.
Friday, March 22, 2013
- Attention seniors preparing for ministry
This summer, the North American Christian Convention will be in Louisville, July 9-12. As a graduating senior, they are offering you the opportunity to attend by providing a FREE registration and travel funds.
NACC- the following qualifications will be observed in selecting qualified candidates who will receive some attractive incentives to participate:
1. You are a 2012/2013 graduate of a NACC selected Bible College/ University who will be a graduate by the event date of Friday, July 12, 2013, or sooner, and are, or preparing, to serve in ministry.
2. You will voluntarily participate in the Commissioning Ceremony being planned for the qualified graduates, at the 2013 NACC on Friday morning, July 12, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Hall 2C, in Louisville, KY.
3. You will be able to attend at least 1 or 2 or 3 days of the 2013 NACC as part of your participation. Enjoy!
4. You will be willing to share a room with another similar ministry graduate from your college/university; and/or you are willing to share a room with a similar ministry graduate from another college/university . Exception: If you are married, or have a family, and will be attending with a spouse or family members then you will pay for any additional amount needed to secure a non-shared hotel room.
Next Steps: If you qualify with all items 1 through 4 above, complete the simple registration form provided, and have it authorized/signed by the commissioned volunteer servant on your campus, who will return your registration information, along with other applicants from your campus to NACC, 110 Boggs Lane, Suite 330, Cincinnati, OH, 45246. Attention: Ryan Allcott.
I (Phyllis Fox) will be your on-campus contact. Please let me know if you have any questions. And – I would love to know if you are planning to participate. Just send me a quick email to let me know. Thanks!!
Director of Church Relations
and Youth in Ministry
PO Box 9
Milligan College TN 37682
“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they
attempt the impossible — and achieve it, generation after generation.”
-Pearl S. Buck
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
- CARE for Life: Saturday
The Milligan College Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program will present a conference for caregivers on Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Boones Creek Christian Church in Gray, Tenn.
The conference is titled “CARE for Life: Caregivers Adapting Routines to Enhance Quality of Life.” The focus is on caring for caregivers. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
- SRW begins Monday
MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (March 13, 2013) — Dr. Tom Lawson will be the keynote speaker during Milligan College’s annual Spiritual Renewal Week, March 18-22.
Lawson will speak on Tuesday, March 19, and Thursday, March 21, at 11 a.m. in Milligan’s Mary B. Martin Auditorium, located in Seeger Memorial Chapel. He will speak again at a worship service on Wednesday, March 20, at 8 p.m. in Milligan’s McMahan Student Center. These events are free and open to the public.
Lawson has taught in Christian higher education for 25 years, with a focus on the theology and history of Christian worship. He serves on the faculty of Ozark Christian College (Joplin, Mo.), where he teaches worship, Old Testament and New Testament. From 1987 to 2003, he was professor of New Testament at Kentucky Christian University (Grayson, Ky.). He served as minister of the North Syracuse (N.Y.) Church from 1982 to 1987.
Spiritual Renewal Week will begin on Monday, March 18, at 9 p.m., with a Walk in the Word event in Walker Auditorium, located in the lower level of Seeger Memorial Chapel. Milligan junior Zach MacLellan will speak. The week concludes with a celebration service on Friday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m., on Milligan’s Derthick Lawn. Dr. Curtis Booher, associate professor of Christian ministries at Milligan, will speak.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
- Hillmans speaking TONIGHT (2/26)
Missionaries Gabriel and Melissa Hillman will share stories of their work in Bulgaria on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in Milligan College’s McMahan Student Center.
The event is hosted by Milligan’s Cross Cultural Missions Committee. It is free and open to the public.
The Hillmans, 2005 Milligan graduates, will speak about their work through YouthHOPE, a ministry of New Mission Systems International. YouthHOPE is committed to transforming the lives of global youth by equipping the church to meet their holistic needs.
“The Hillmans desire to make disciples among the youth of Bulgaria and they long to see the local Bulgarian church growing stronger with the Christian leaders of the next generation,” said Milligan Campus Minister Brad Wallace. “We hope that their experience and insight might inspire people who are interested in pursuing missions and provide a glimpse of how Milligan alumni are serving around the world.”
Since 2007, the Hillmans have been in Bulgaria where they use their gifts and passion for youth and family ministry. Their ministry consists of connecting with students through outdoor adventure sports such as mountain biking, hiking and backpacking, as well as leading a youth Alpha Course (an introduction to Christianity).
In addition, they have worked in schools and taught the book “Youth at the Crossroads,” created by Agape Ministries.
To learn more about spiritual formation events at Milligan, contact Wallace at 423.461.8748.
Monday, February 25, 2013
- Webb Lectures: Feb. 26 & 28
Dr. Gary Holloway, executive director of the World Convention, is the keynote speaker for Milligan College’s 2013 Webb Lecture Series, to be held Tuesday, Feb. 26, and Thursday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m. in Milligan’s Mary B. Martin Auditorium in Seeger Memorial Chapel.
Holloway’s lectures are titled “The Bible for Head and Heart” and “Is Ecumenical a Bad Word?” The lectures are free and open to the public.
The World Convention builds fellowship and understanding among Christian churches, Churches of Christ and Disciples of Christ congregations throughout the world. Every four years, the World Convention holds a global gathering in a different part of the world. These gatherings focus on meaningful worship, learning, contemporary evangelism and global fellowship. The next global gathering will be held in October 2016 in Seoul, South Korea.
Holloway began working as executive director of the World Convention full time in August 2010, after serving as Ijams Professor of Spirituality at Lipscomb University in Nashville. He has been a member of the Stone-Campbell Dialogue since 2003 and is a lifetime member of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society.
Holloway holds degrees from Freed-Hardeman University (Henderson, Tenn.), Harding University (Searcy, Ark.), The University of Texas (Austin, Texas) and Emory University (Atlanta, Ga.). A gifted author, he has written 28 books, including “Praying Dangerously.”
The Webb Lecture Series is named for Dr. Henry and the late Emerald Webb. Henry Webb was a professor of Bible at Milligan for more than 40 years.
To learn more about the World Convention, visit www.worldconvention.org. For more information about spiritual formation events at Milligan, contact Campus Minister Brad Wallace at 423.461.8748.
- Journeys Lecture: Feb. 25
Longtime Milligan College professor Dr. Ruth McDowell Lavender will speak at the college’s annual Journeys Lecture on Monday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in Milligan’s Hyder Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Hosted by the Milligan chapter of Alpha Chi, Lavender will share her memories, stories and experiences from her 15 years of service at Milligan. Lavender plans to retire at the end of the 2012-2013 academic year.
“In my lecture, I plan to use specific pieces of literature to share what I have learned throughout the years about what it means to be human,” Lavender said.
A short question and answer session and informal reception will follow the lecture.
For those who are not able to attend the event, the lecture will be recorded and available at a later date at www.livestream.com/milligancollege.
Lavender is a professor of English and humanities. Along with teaching, she served as the chair of Milligan’s general education review committee from 2007-2010.
In the summer of 2008, she received a Fulbright-Hays award to travel with a group of high school and college teachers around the major cities of South Africa. In 2009, she received a stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study “The Rule of Law and the Liberal Arts” for five weeks at the University of New England in Maine.
In addition to her time in the classroom, Lavender spent almost three years working with the elderly in nursing homes alongside her students in a group called Service Seekers.
“I have enjoyed being around young people for so many years,” Lavender said. “The students in the Milligan community gave me a reason to keep going during the most terrible time of my life, while loving and supporting me in the best time of my life. I will miss them.”
To learn more about Milligan, visit www.milligan.edu.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
- 2-day seminar: Jewish roots of Christianity
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Steeped as we are in modern Western culture, it’s easy to forget that we worship a Jewish Messiah. But Jesus was Jewish, and Christianity is deeply rooted in Biblical Judaism. Join Larry Stamm to learn about these connections and gain thought-provoking perspectives that will deepen your faith and enrich your understanding of the Scriptures. The two-day seminar will take place at Grace Fellowship Johnson City on Friday, March 1 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm and Saturday, March 2 from 8:30 am – Noon. Register online at gfcnow.com/lifelonglearning.
Stamm is a gifted speaker with a strong background in teaching, preaching and evangelizing. He formerly served as a missionary boldly sharing the good news of the Messiah with his Jewish people and others on the melting pot streets of Manhattan, and now serves as Pastor of Local Outreach at Grace Fellowship.
Stamm, whose father immigrated to the US during the Holocaust as a young child, is the first and only Jewish believer in Jesus in his family. Stamm was raised in a Reform Jewish home in Florida. He was bar mitzvah at age 13 and confirmed at 15. He always believed in God, but like many, his religious experience was mostly a matter of social and cultural events and tradition. It wasn’t until he came to know Jesus in 1987 that his Jewish heritage found a deeper meaning within the context of a personal relationship with the God of Israel.
To Larry Stamm, the objective evidence of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, and the transformation in his life provide ample evidence that Jesus was who he claimed to be – the Jewish Messiah. Stamm would be happy to answer any questions after the presentation. Call Grace Fellowship Church for more information (423)928-5601. There is no admission charge. Childcare will be provided with advance registration.