OBU will host the annual Fall Challenge chapel series Aug. 22-25. The first chapel messages of the semester are traditionally known as the “Fall Challenge” and are part of OBU’s Welcome Week, where students are welcomed and oriented to life on campus.
Services will be held in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m.; and Friday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m.
Dr. Alvin Reid, professor of evangelism and student ministry at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, will speak at all five services. Reid has a passion to equip leaders for the future church and speaks extensively to churches and leaders about revival and missional ways to reach the this generation for Christ. He regularly speaks to college students and youth about growing closer to God by walking through life as if it were a mission trip.
Reid has written extensively on evangelism, missional Christianity, spiritual awakening and student ministry. His most recent books are “Sharing Jesus Without Freaking Out” and “WITH: A Guide to Informal Mentoring.” As an international speaker, author and pastor, he has spoken at a variety of conferences in almost every state and on four continents, including more than 2,000 churches, colleges, conferences and events around the globe.