Twenty-five boys in grades seven to 12 who attended Faulkner University’s first Vanguard Preaching Camp this summer learned skills ranging from impromptu speaking to the mechanics of how to baptize a person. The camp, designed to address the need for more preachers, was held June 7-10 on campus.
Dr. G. Scott Gleaves, Associate Dean and Department Head in the V.P. Black College of Biblical Studies at Faulkner University, said the camp was a great success.
"At every session, seeds were planted to generate a desire to work in God’s kingdom as a minister, preacher, youth or university minister, missionary, elder or deacon, and to encourage our campers to attend Faulkner University for their training and preparation," said Gleaves, who directed the camp.
Based on the success of this year’s camp, Gleaves said plans are underway to repeat the camp again next year and to hopefully expand the number of boys who can attend.