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The OCC Preaching Festival

We are so glad that you are interested in participating in this year's OCC Preaching Festival at the 2015 Deeper Life event (April 24-25).  All Seniors, male or female, who have an interest in preaching are eligible.  Finalists will be chosen to present a 10-Minute sermon at Deeper Life.  In order to apply to be one of the finalists we need you to:

  1. Fill out the application that is located here.
  2. Have a minister submit a recommendation letter to PreachingFestival@OCC.edu containing a description of your Christian character, your Christian service, and your communication abilities.
  3. Submit a 5-minute video testimony describing your call to Christ and your call to preach.  To do this, simply record yourself on your computer or mobile device, upload it on YouTube (account required), and send a video link to PreachingFestival@OCC.edu (if you choose to keep it private, be sure to add this email).
 Scott, Mark 
Mark Scott  
Ext. 2723
Dir. Preaching Department  
Professor of Preaching and Ministry

The application, Minister Recommendation Letter and Video Testimony must be received by March 24th, 2015.  Finalists will be selected and contacted shortly thereafter.  At that time you will be presented with the rules of the festival and the theme of the sermon to be preached at Deeper Life.

All sermons will be preached between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM on Friday, April 24th with the finalists announced that evening.  Scholarships will be awarded (amount still to be determined). The tuition scholarship will be awarded upon enrollment as a full-time (12 hours), degree seeking student at Ozark Christian College.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your application for consideration.  If you have questions please submit them to: PreachingFestival@OCC.edu 

Blessings to you as you pursue the high call of preaching.
Mark Scott