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Upward Call 

If you want your career to have a world-changing impact, without compromising your faith in Christ, this workshop is for you. The content is focused on exploring the three dimensions of DYNAMIC career success – Performance, Image and Exposure. In our workshop, you’ll learn the principles of career success, based on science, psychology and Scripture. You’ll also learn practical tools that you can use starting Monday morning that will change everything. 

For an additional $10 you can stay with us for another hour, enjoy lunch and meet other Christian professionals striving to advance their career with faith.  Our guest speaker, Shawn Sommerkamp, will be available to conduct on-the-spot executive coaching as well. 

Shawn Sommerkamp is a disciple of Jesus, a motivational speaker and ICF Certified Executive Coach. He upholds the faith by making contact with the prevalent philosophies of career success and shows their foundational structure as Christianity. The result is a transformative approach to career growth as part of our ultimate mission. Using humor and audience participation, he demonstrates how to implement his methods that not only increase individual performance but ultimately influence company culture for Christ.

All proceeds will benefit the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership.

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Epic Bible Study Training

These trainings prepare area Bible teachers to teach Lifeway’s Explore the Bible® literature and teaches the big picture of that quarter’s biblical book(s) and answers interpretive questions in a balanced manner so that these area Bible teachers can design their own individual lessons with a book’s larger message in mind.

This training time is devoted to understanding and interpreting the whole book. We will not cover classroom management or teaching techniques but will seek to equip teachers to unravel the book’s message.

The remaining schedule for the 2017-18 Epic Bible Teacher Training schedule:

  • August 11, 2018 Galatians and James with Dr. Ed Gravely

  • November 10, 2018 Genesis 26–50 with Dr. Pete Link

  • February 9, 2019 Mark with Dr. Ed Gravely

  • May 11, 2019 1, 2 Timothy, Titus with Dr. Ed Gravely

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South Carolina Christian Chamber of Commerce

The Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership is the host of for the monthly networking meetings. The SC Christian Chamber of Commerce vision is to unify businesses, churches, and alliances through commerce and community so that each of the groups are stronger both individually and collectively to have a positive impact on our cities and state in the name of Jesus Christ. 

Student Leadership Academy

The Charleston Southern University Student Leadership Academy kicks off its annual schedule on Tuesday, September 26 at 12 p.m. in the Drew Conference Center inside the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership. 

Endure Conference

Charleston Southern University will host the annual ENDURE conference for high school students on Saturday, October 7 from 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership.

Reflections on Missions and Education in SC Baptist History

The SCBC History Committee and Charleston Southern University will sponsor a panel discussion with pastors and historians to reflect on missions and education in South Carolina Baptist history.


  • Dr. Peter Beck - Professor of Christian Studies, CSU
  • Dr. B. Carlisle Driggers - Former SCBC Executive Director-Treasurer
  • Dr. Rudy Gray - Editor of The Courier and former SCBC President
  • Dr. Mike Hamlet - Pastor of First Baptist North Spartanburg and former SCBC President
  • Josh Powell - Pastor of Lake Murray Baptist Church and author of the new SC Baptist history


Dr. Michael Bryant - Executive Vice President and Professor of Christian Studies, CSU

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