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Holiness Summit 2012
The 2012 Holiness Summit at Kentucky Mountain Bible College began on Sunday evening, October 28, with around 300 people in attendance. Eighty-two visitors and alumni traveled from over twelve different states to attend this event. Last year, the total of states represented was eight. Dr. Nina Gunter gave the first message of the Summit, a message on the meaning of perfection: perfect love. Dr. Norman Wilson preached the 9:00 am message on Monday. His topic was a sobering yet needful one, how the holiness church needs to be the salt of the earth. Dr. John Oswalt followed with a sermon on being a good witness rather than a reproach to the name of God. After lunch, Dr. Philip Speas spoke on the Philosophy of the Early Methodists and how it should continue to be the foundation of the holiness church. Dr. Nina Gunter spoke again, this time relating ten Descriptors of Christian Holiness in the Wesleyan Perspective. On Monday evening, Dr. Norman Wilson preached on sanctification being found throughout the Bible. KMBC choir provided special music: an a capella version of “Stand By Me.”
On Tuesday Morning, local pastors Mike and Dave Spencer spoke on the work God is doing in their mountain churches. Although this wasn’t part of the original plans for the summit, it was a blessed time of hearing about how God is still radically changing lives today. Dr. John Oswalt closed out the Summit that morning with a message on Personal Holiness. This included three examples of what holiness is not and what holiness is: Jesus.
The Groups “By Grace” and “Voice of Truth” also blessed the attendees numerous times with songs of worship and praise. Although reluctant to depart from this event emphasizing holiness, visitors and alumni expressed their desire to return to their churches and share what they had learned. For these and others who would like to experience another Spirit-filled holiness conference, KMBC plans to host another Holiness Summit in 2013.
Podcasts of the services have been made available and can be accessed below or by clicking here to go to our chapel podcast page.