2018 Shipp Lecture Series

Kicks off LLUMC’S 75th Anniversary Celebration

Take a historic stroll down memory lane with Dr. Kennon L. Callahan
as we revisit 75 years at Lovers Lane UMC.

Sunday, Oct. 14 
8:15 AM | Shipp Chapel
9:30 AM | Asbury Hall
10:50 AM | Sanctuary 

(Rom. 15:13)

6:30 PM Dinner | Asbury Hall
(Rev. 21:5)
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Monday, Oct. 15
8:30 AM Fellowship  | 9:00 AM Lecture| Asbury Hall
(Eph. 2:4-7)
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Dr. Kennon L. Callahan

Kennon L. Callahan – author, researcher, professor, theologian, and pastor – is a number one bestselling author and among today’s most sought-after speakers and consultants.  Dr. Callahan’s newest and twenty-fourth book is Gifts of God …. Possibilities for Something New….

Dr. Callahan and his wife, Julie came to Lovers Lane in September of 1958, where he served in Evangelism, Youth, and as Minister of Membership and Stewardship with Tom Shipp.  In September of 1969, they continued their journey to Emory University where Kennon taught for many years.

Since then, he has worked with thousands of groupings around the world and has helped tens of thousands of persons and leaders. His helpful, inspiring seminars are filled with encouragement, compassion, wisdom, hope, and helpful possibilities.

Dr. Callahan’s research travels have led him to all of the states in the United States, all of the provinces in Canada, the Arctic, the Svalbard Islands, Norway, Holland, England, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Germany, Russia, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Israel, Mexico, the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Chile, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia, and the Antarctica. His current research interests are in cultural anthropology, philosophy, and human behavior. His recent, specific research areas are: gifts, history, futurism, the universe, and trust.

Author of many books, he is best known for his groundbreaking Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, which has formed the basis for the twenty-four books that are helping many persons, groupings, and congregations across the planet.

Two of Dr. Callahan’s books with Lovers Lane ties will be available for sale during the event and in the Spire Cafe. Here’s a sneak peek inside the Lovers Lane connection, with notes from the author himself:

Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, Revised Edition
This book had its beginnings at Lovers Lane.  The Twelve Keys began to take shape as we studied the possibilities for the future of Lovers Lane (at its former Lovers Lane location). Of the countless long range planning studies with which I have participated across the years, Lovers Lane was the first one. The learnings here have been extraordinarily helpful with thousands of congregations across the planet.
 Freedoms Grassroots Hope
This book shares well the spirit of Lovers Lane as it has moved forward across seventy-five remarkable years.  Lovers Lane is a congregation which encourages persons to grow their strengths, develop their motives, set a pace of life, and live in hope.  Lovers Lane has a grassroots spirit.  Lovers Lane lives in Hope.  I learned the gift of hope early with Lovers Lane.


Childcare provided for Sunday evening & Monday morning sessions with reservation by Oct. 7.
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Donations in excess of the value of goods received (dinner) will be tax-deductible.