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Shepherds gather at the Mannford Church of Christ for the “Beside Still Waters” workshop.
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Oklahoma elder workshop equips shepherds from three states

The elders of the Mannford Church of Christ in Oklahoma recently hosted an elder workshop, “Beside Still Waters.” 

The annual event is dedicated to elders and those who would be elders, conducted by fellow elders to encourage and train them in their role as shepherds.

A group of elders at the “Beside Still Waters’ workshop enjoy a meal together.

A group of elders at the “Beside Still Waters’ workshop enjoy a meal together.

This year’s gathering drew nearly 150 men representing about 40 congregations from Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas.

Speakers included Richard England, an education and music professor at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn., and elder of the Henderson Church of Christ; Brady Shirley, president of Enovis and elder of the Lewisville Church of Christ in Texas; Mike Bucchi, a retired Navy vice admiral and former elder of Churches of Christ in California and Indiana; Don Millican, an elder of The Park Church of Christ in Tulsa, Okla.; and Ken Jones, president of Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City and former elder of the Sunset Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas.

You can watch current and past “Beside Still Waters” elder workshops at the Mannford Church of Christ website.

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