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Click here to learn more about Senior Saints 2022!
Choose from one of three weeks:
May 23-27, 2022
May 30-June 3, 2022
June 6-10, 2022
We had another great online edition of Senior Saints in May. The sessions, Bible studies, workshops, and entertainment will remain here throughout the summer. Take advantage of these resources and share them with some friends!
Click here to download the Bible Study guide!
Monday Evening Main Session (Bible Study #1 with Tommy Smith)
Tuesday Morning Main Session (Bible Study #2 with Tommy Smith)
Trivia with Tyson
Tuesday Evening Main Session (Sermon from Daniel Overdorf)
Wednesday Morning Main Session (Bible Study #3 with Tommy Smith)
Hymn Sing & Betty Gray Drama
Wednesday Evening Main Session (Variety Show)
Part One: The Church as the Body and Bride of Christ
Part Two: The Church as the Field and Flock of God
Part Three: The Church as the Household and Temple of God
This year’s Variety Show includes a new “behind the scenes” drama, a patriotic medley, Clyde Dorkman’s annual report, and student music videos from both the Tennessee and Florida campuses.
Betty has been an integral part of Senior Saints for more than 20 years. Each year people flock to her Bible study and afternoon drama. We want to express special appreciation to Betty for traveling to Johnson’s campus this spring just to film this special drama.
The King and the Prince
A gripping story of sacrificial love. The King who loved his son, the Prince, so much that he was willing to go to the gallows and die in his son’s place. This is a story that only you can write the ending. Romans 5:8: “For while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Throughout Senior Saints online, we highlighted reflections from students and alumni.
Kevin Ewing: Using baseball as a platform for Christ
Taryn Cunningham: “Just Go”
Journey Bennington: A servant who wants to use media to encourage people think about their lives to ensure they have purpose
Dane Beanblossom: Johnson’s caring community
Nathanael Dunn: The strategic role of media in ministry today
Harold Keck: Changes, challenges, and opportunities for the church
Daniel Overdorf, Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Director of the Preaching Program
What’s Next for the Church?
This workshop considers what obstacles and opportunities await the church in the coming decades, and provides a sense of hope for the ministry that God will continue to perform through his people.
Jody Owens, Professor of Bible and Pastoral Ministries
This workshop briefly shares some observations on why the Incarnation – “God with us” – is such a profound event with far-reaching practical implications.
Jeff Snell, Dean, School of Congregational Ministry
Letting Jesus Have the Driver’s Seat
Exploring what Luke 5:1-11 teaches regarding the challenges and blessings that result from surrendering to Jesus.
David Wheeler, Associate Dean of Students, Associate Professor of Congregational Ministry
I Used to be a Wonderful Grandparent!
Many Christian grandparents are missing important opportunities to pass on a legacy of faith to their grandkids. So – what does it mean to be an INTENTIONAL Christian grandparent? This workshop will inform and motivate you!
These workshops were originally developed and presented as part of an E2 church leadership conference hosted at Johnson University, and we wanted to make these resources available to those participating in Senior Saints.
2020 Senior Saints Bible Study with Dr. Tommy Smith: “The Breath of Life: A Theology of the Holy Spirit”
These lessons were presented by Dr. Smith at the 2020 online Senior Saints. They were so well-received that we wanted to make them available for those who may not have seen them last year. Click here for the study guide.
Lesson One: The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament
Lesson Two: The Holy Spirit in the Ministry of Jesus and the Early Church
Lesson Three: The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Christian: The “Gift,” “Baptism,” and “Fruit” of the Holy Spirit
Lesson Four: The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Christian: The “Gifts” of the Holy Spirit
Lesson Five: The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Christian: “Be Filled with the Holy Spirit”
Here are some additional musical numbers we thought you would enjoy.
Let All the People Say “Amen” – Johnson University Tennessee Choir
Resurrection Joy – Johnson University Florida Campus Choir and Choral Society
Sweet Roses of Morn—Johnson University Tennessee Vox Royale
In addition, scroll down for organ and piano duets of some of your favorite hymns played by Theresa Carnathan and Linda Reid, who have been playing together for over 30 years. Arrangements include Amazing Grace, Beulah Land, How Great Thou Art, I Must Tell Jesus, Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee, Precious Lord Take My Hand, and Wonderful Grace of Jesus.
We are looking forward to being back live and in-person for Senior Saints in the Smokies 2022! We have planned a great program that includes: