NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BNc)- The wife of Lipscomb University President Randy Lowry will teach a “combined Bible study” at a quadriannual convention which promotes unity among the Disciples of Christ (Christian Church), the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ and the churches of Christ.
Rhonda Lowry will teach the Bible study at the next World Convention to be held July-August in Nashville, Tenn., headquarters for the ecumenical ministry.
The World Convention‘s publication, World Christian, included this biography and photo of Lowry:
Rhonda LOWRY currently serves as an adjunct Professor of Spiritual Formation at the David Lipscomb University Institute of Leadership – Nashville, Tennessee. Rhonda is married to Randy Lowry President of David Lipscomb University. Rhonda completed her M.Div. at Fuller Theological Seminary. She has become a widely sought-after speaker and has taught at Fuller and Pepperdine Universities. Many years affiliation with different universities, plus years of motherhood, informal personal minister, and fund-raiser uniquely prepared Rhonda for her work at Lipscomb University.
Other speakers include Dr. Cynthia Hale, founding Pastor of Ray of Hope Christian Church in Decatur, Ga., Mike Cope, Preaching Minister of the Highland Church of Christ, Abilene, Tex., Bob Russell, Pastor of Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, Ky., and Dr C. Robert Wetzel, President of Emmanuel School of Religion, Johnson City, Tenn.
The conventions are held every four years in a different part of the world. The first convention was held in 1930 in Washington, D.C.
The organization sees itself as part of the “wider church,” in the denominational world. Its website states that “The church universal is like a global jigsaw with its denominations, divisions and regional groupings, and the many parachurch organisations. World Convention helps relate the tradition of the ‘Christian’ family to the wider church, and the activities of the wider church to our family.”
According to the website, “The assemblies focus on meaningful worship (including outstanding preaching and inspirational music), learning (with study of significant themes), contemporary evangelism (Bader Lectures) and global fellowship. … World Convention is the ‘flagship’ of the churches with their origin in the 19th Century Restoration Movement.”
The Lipscomb University Director of Communication & Creative Services Kimberly Chaudoin had no information about the event or Lowry’s participation in the convention.
Abilene Christian University is one of the official sponsors of this year’s World Convention.
Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three married children and six grandchildren. He sometimes writes “7 Points.” http://randal.us