Jim Durham, News Bureau Director
Bob Russell, the popular Retired Senior Minister of Louisvilleâ€™s Southeast Christian Church, is certain to draw a crowd as the speaker at Georgetown College at 11 a.m., Nov. 30 in John L. Hill Chapel. His sermon â€“ â€śWorldly Success or Spiritual Significanceâ€ť â€“ is free and open to the public.
Russell said in an e-mail he will challenge this audience with questions such as these: â€śWhen your life is over will your life matter? So what? Who cares? Says who?â€ť
Russellâ€™s appearance is also one of the highlights of Georgetownâ€™s fall College for a Day (Nov. 30) that includes four exciting â€śclassâ€ť choices, a special luncheon and a closing reception on that Tuesday for only $25 per person. For that special event package, please RSVP by noon Wednesday (Nov. 24) to Kathleen Johnson, (502) 863-8041, toll free 877-640-0107, or via email Kathleen_Johnson@georgetowncollege.edu.
Bob Russell began his 40-year tenure at Southeast Christian in 1966 with a congregation of 120 and saw it become one of the largest churches in the country at their wonderful Blakenbaker Parkway location with 18,000 people attending the four worship services every weekend in 2006 â€“ the year he stepped down. Through Bob Russell Ministries he mentors ministers and elders. Heâ€™s also the author of more than a dozen books, including Transition Plan: 7 Secrets Every Leader Needs to Know, which he co-authored with Bryan Bucher. Learn more at http://bobrussellministries.org
If you decide to come for the entire College for a Day, here are your class choices:
In the morning, choose between Dr. Ben Oldham, a Southeastern Conference football official, â€śWatching the Zebras: A Behind-the-Scenes at the Game of Football;â€ť and Dr. Greg Earwood, president of Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, â€śWhat You Donâ€™t Know CAN Hurt You.â€ť
For the afternoon session, choose either Music professor Pete LaRue, Director of Georgetown College Bands, â€śTunes for Twangers â€“ Silver Threads Make the Gold,â€ť tracing the three unique strands (Appalachia, Sacred Music and Delta) as they came together to form that which we know as country music; or Laura Stewart, curator and director of the Collegeâ€™s art galleries, â€śFrame Your Mind for Artâ€ť with the subtitle â€śThe ugly truth is out: not all art looks beautiful.â€ť