68th Annual MACU Rally & Homecoming

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Church Planting & Reaching the Unchurched

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Jim Tune – Friday Evening Speaker
President, ICOM 2015
Mississauga, Ontario
Dave McCants ’91 – Friday Morning Speaker
Lead Minister, Two Rivers Church of Christ
New Bern, NC
Sarah Lynn Grubb ex’99 – Music and Worship
Worship Director & Service Programmer, Discovery Church
Simi Valley, CA





Rally Schedule
9:30 a.m.

Jim Tune, Speaker

6:30 p.m. Mid-Atlantic Society Gala, David Empson, Speaker

5:00 p.m.

Alumni & Students Tailgate Party
Register here 
6:30 p.m. Alumni vs. Students Women's Volleyball
8:15 p.m. Alumni vs. Students Men's Basketball
8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast 
9:30 a.m. Rally Main Session
Dave McCants, Speaker 
***Child Care available, register here
11:15 a.m. Alumni Meeting
Lunch available for purchase 
1:30 p.m.

led by Jason Bedell & Rob Yancey
3:00 p.m.

led by Chris Long & Marty Anderson
3:00 p.m. Ministers' Wives Workshop (click here to register and for additional information)
4:00 p.m.
4:15 p.m. Alumni Reception
Honoring Classes of '55, '65, '75, '85, '95, '05 
7:15 p.m.  Rally Main Session
Jim Tune, Speaker 
***Child Care available, register here
Ends at 4:00 p.m.

"Kerygma" is the Greek word for "preaching.” It is also the name of MACU's new preaching club. At this year's rally, we are challenging preachers, elders, and leaders to encourage their young men to preach!

Registration for young men between the ages of 13-17 will begin at 4:00 p.m. Friday. They will be paired with MACU preaching students and have a dinner cruise onboard SV Praise the Lord down the Pasquotank River. Upon returning, they will attend the rally worship service. On Saturday, they will attend training workshops and be encouraged to develop their gifts for ministry.

The event ends 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 21. For more information, contact Dan Smith at 252-334-2058 or Dr. Claudio Divino at 252-334-2049.


"What I discovered about WORSHIP and PREACHING at a new church that will work at any church.

What I discovered about WORSHIP at a new church that will work at ANY church. MACU alumni Jason Bedell and Rob Yancey will share transferable insights they've learned about worship programming while leading VEF church plants Forefront Christian Church in Virginia Beach, VA and Velocity Christian Church in Richmond, VA.

What I discovered about PREACHING at a new church that will work at ANY church. MACU alumni Chris Long and Marty Anderson will share transferable insights they've learned while preaching at VEF church plants Lake Christian Church in Palmyra, VA and Westside Christian Church, the new campus of Jefferson Church of Christ in Lewisville, NC.

Minister Wives Workshop – Friday, 3:00 p.m. Register Here
HCTurner, 1st Floor Lobby, River End, led by Sandra Perkins.

This workshop is specifically for women who are married to men who are in the ministry full time serving as preaching minister, youth minister, associate minister, or such at a local congregation. Sandra Perkins will lead a panel of preacher wives discussing topics that relate to the life of the minister’s wife. The panel will consist of Bonnie McCants, Sarah Lynn Grubb, Beth Cross, and Exie Anderson. We know it will be a time of encouragement and inspiration.

About the Panel
Bonnie McCants is wife of David McCants, and serves at Two Rivers Church of Christ in New Bern, NC.
Sarah Lynn Grubb is wife of Matt Grubb, and serves at Discovery Church in Simi Valley, CA.
Beth Cross is wife of Aaron Cross, and serves at Christ's Fellowship in Portsmouth, VA.
Exie Anderson is wife of Marty Anderson, and serves at Westside Christian Church in Lewisville, NC.

Please register early for this workshop so that childcare expectations are met. If you need additional information about the workshop please contact Sandra Perkins at or by telephone at 252-334-2003. Register Here

Lodging Information

There is limited housing in the dormitory. There are sinks in the rooms. Linens are not provided. The charge is $20 per night per person. No tax. Call Jenny Rowland 252.334.2008--preferably between 8 and 3, Monday - Thursday.



(Ask for MACU rate for the following)

    Fairfield Inn & Suites



    Comfort Inn



    Hampton Inn


    800-Hampton (426-7866)


    Quality Inn


Bed & Breakfast Inns

Air Bed & Breakfast (enitre home)


Culpepper Inn



Elizabeth City Bed & Breakfast



Foreman House Bed & Breakfast



The Grice-Fearing House



Living Waters Bed & Breakfast



The Pond House