Beth Moore, a popular Bible teacher and best-selling author, will make a virtual visit to her hometown of Arkadelphia, Ark., via simulcast on Saturday, Sept. 14. Ouachita Baptist University’s Pruet School of Christian Studies will host the simulcast, which will be streamed live from Charleston, W.Va.
The Pruet School “is honored and excited to be able to host a Beth Moore simulcast here on the OBU campus,” said Dr. Danny Hays, dean of the Pruet School. “We think this simulcast will be very beneficial to our Ouachita students as well as to those in churches throughout this region of Arkansas who love to study Scripture. Beth Moore, an Arkadelphia native, is perhaps the best known Bible teacher in the world today. We look forward to having her on campus, if only on the screen.”
Speaking in a promotional video for the simulcast, Moore said, “I truly am looking for God to bring together a community of women all over the United States if He is willing, in different countries if that pleases Him; whatever honors Him most. I am praying that He brings us together for this one beautiful Saturday come Sept. 14 and that He speaks such a word over us that we are shaken up for the rest of our lives for the glory of God.”
Living Proof Live, sponsored by LifeWay Christian Resources, will feature Moore’s dynamic storytelling and passionate Bible teaching. The event challenges and encourages women to grow deeply in their faith. Individuals and groups are invited to join 250,000 women around the world for this live, global, Internet streaming event.
Moore has written dozens of published Bible studies, books and devotionals specifically for women for nearly two decades. Her latest LifeWay-published release, James: Mercy Triumphs, is a Bible study that equips women to put their faith in action. Moore’s organization, Living Proof Ministries, is based out of Houston.
Dove Award-winning musical artist Travis Cottrell, who also serves as worship pastor of Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, Tenn., will lead worship for the event.
“For the past 15 years, Lifeway has been hosting Living Proof Live events in different cities across the country,” said Tracey Knight, who is serving as Ouachita’s simulcast coordinator. “Thousands of women come together for worship and sound Bible teaching by Beth Moore. I’ve had the privilege of attending four of these events and they are always life-changing through their challenge and encouragement in my faith and walk with the Lord.
“A few years ago, Lifeway moved to a one-day simulcast format for one event a year,” she added. “This event is broadcast to host sites across the nation and even across the world.” Knight said benefits of attending a host site such as Ouachita include “experiencing the worship and teaching, along with the community aspect of being together with other women from your area, without the technical hassle and the cost of extensive travel.”
“The Pruet School of Christian Studies has had a goal for several years of hosting a women’s conference to encourage our female students in their faith,” she said. “In serving as a host site we want to also open this opportunity to women in our area. We simply ask that you register online so we can make sure we are prepared for you.”
Living Proof Live starts Saturday, Sept. 14 at 8:15 a.m. and concludes at 3:15 p.m. The simulcast at Ouachita will be held in Walker Conference Center with check-in beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Tickets are $10 each for the general public and $5 for Ouachita & Henderson State University students, covering one full day of music and worship and sessions led by Beth Moore. The conference fee includes a listening guide and afternoon snack. There will be a break for lunch on your own in Arkadelphia. Women may purchase tickets online at https://tinyurl.com/LPL-OBU2013 or contact Tracey Knight by phone at 870-245-5599.
By Trennis Henderson, OBU Vice President for Communications