SPEAKING

2015

Jan. 5 – Mar. 1, “Flux,” Sunday morning series on the book of Jeremiah, Highland Church of Christ, Memphis TN

Jan. 18-19, “Ten Minute Transformation,” Southside Church of Christ, Fort Worth TX

Feb. 11, “The Triumphal Entry,” class on the kingship of Jesus, Highland Church of Christ, Memphis TN

March 3-13 – China Survey Trip (Beijing, Qingdao, Wuhan and Singapore)

May 6 – “The Reinvention of Highland: How an 80 Year old Memphis Church Lost 600 Members but Found its Soul”, Pepperdine Bible Lectures, Pepperdine University, Malibu CA, 3:30 PM

Mar. 8 – Apr. 12, “Uncommon,” Sunday morning series on the book of Luke, Highland Church of Christ, Memphis TN

Apr. 19 – May 10, “Go,” Sunday morning series on missions, Highland Church of Christ, Memphis TN

May 17 – June 21, “The Truth About Life,” Sunday morning series on theology, Highland Church of Christ, Memphis TN

June 28 – July 26, “Alien Ethics,” Sunday morning series on ethics, Highland Church of Christ, Memphis TN

July 1, “The King,” Keynote message at Summer Celebration, Lipscomb University, Nashville TN, 6:00 PM

July 2, TBD, class at Summer Celebration, Lipscomb University, Nashville TN

July 8, TBD, class at The Kerusso Experience, Harding University, Searcy AR

Aug. 2-23, “The Come Back,” Sunday morning series on spiritual formation, Highland Church of Christ, Memphis TN

Aug. 19, TBD, message at Pleasant Valley Church of Christ, Little Rock AR

Aug. 30 – Oct. 4, “Monday Morning Faith,” Sunday morning series on culture and faith, Highland Church of Christ, Memphis, TN

Sept. 29, “The Mustard Seed,” Keynote message at Harding University Bible Lectureship, Harding University, Searcy AR, 11 AM

Sept. 29, TBD, class at Preaching Workshop, Harding University, Searcy AR

Nov. 29-Dec. 27, “Uncommon,” Sunday morning series on the book of Luke, Highland Church of Christ, Memphis TN

2014

July 30, “The Power of Jesus,” Pleasant Valley Church of Christ, Little Rock, AR

July 10, preaching/ teaching at The Kerusso Experience, Harding University, Searcy AR

June 29-July, “7 Things I Learned from 30 Days of Silence” Summer Celebration, Lipscomb University, Nashville TN

June 25, “Faith Like a Mustard Seed,” Eastside Church of Christ, Selmer, TN

June 11, “Small Spiritual Steps That Revolutionize Life,” Summer Series, Senatobia Church of Christ, Senatobia, MS

May 23, “Ten Minute Transformation,” Christian College Librarians Group, Harding School of Theology library, 8:30 AM – Memphis, TN

May 4, “Ten Minute Transformation,” Hilltop Church of Christ, 9:00 Sunday School, 10 AM Worship, El Segundo, CA

April 29-May 2, “God Shows Up When We Shut Up: 7 Things I Learned from 30 Days of Silence,” Pepperdine Bible Lectures – Pepperdine University-Malibu, CA

Mar. 2-16, “Story of My Life,” sermon series-Highland Church of Christ-Memphis, TN

Feb. 25, ”Ten Minute Transformation”, Nurture Conference, 2:45 PM – Lipscomb University – Nashville, TN

Feb. 22, “Creating Healthy Elder-Preacher Partnerships,” Shepherd’s Network, Harding School of Theology, 1:30-2:30 PM – Harding School of Theology – Memphis, TN

Feb. 19, 26, “Ten Minute Transformation,” 7:00 PM – Sycamore View Church of Christ – Memphis, TN

Feb. 11, Pre-Release Session, Mark Luttrell Correctional Facility, Time TBD-Memphis, TN

Jan. 29, Ten Minute Transformation Group 2 launches – Memphis, TN

Jan. 12-Feb. 16, “The Relentless Life,” sermon series-Highland Church of Christ-Memphis, TN

Jan. 11, “Philippians Seminar,” White Station Church of Christ, 9:00 AM-1:30 PM – Memphis, TN

Jan. 8-Feb. 12, “God Shows Up When We Shut Up: 7 Things I Learned from 30 Days of Silence,” Wednesday Night class-Highland Church of Christ-Memphis TN

2013

Dec. 4, “Ten Minute Transformation: Small Spiritual Steps That Revolutionize Your Life,” 7-8 PM, Southwest Church of Christ – Jonesboro, AR

Dec. 1-Dec. 22, “Arrival” sermon series, Highland Church of Christ – Memphis, TN

Nov. 10-Nov. 24, “Greater” sermon series, Highland Church of Christ – Memphis, TN

Nov. 6, Ten Minute Transformation Group 1 launches – Memphis, TN

Oct. 27, Nov. 3 Ten Minute Transformation Book Signing, Highland Church of Christ - Memphis, TN

Sept. 30 “Preaching to Pluralists,” (9 AM), – Preacher’s Workshop (Monday during the HU Bible Lectureship) - Harding University – Searcy, TX

Sept. 16-17 “Ten Minute Transformation” (2 classes) – Summit – Abilene Christian University – Abilene, TX

Sept. 4-Oct. 16 “Sharing Jesus God’s Way” (6 classes) - Highland Church of Christ – Memphis, TN

Aug, 28, 2013 “Ten Minute Transformation” (7:00 PM) – Community Enrichment Series – Westside Church of Christ – Russellville, AR

Aug. 25-Sept. 15 “Ten Minute Transformation” sermon series, Highland Church of Christ – Memphis, TN

July 1-2, 3013 “Ten Minute Transformation” (7:30 AM each day, 2 classes) – Summer Celebration – Lipscomb University – Nashville, TN

May 1, 2013 “Ten Minute Transformation” (AC 270, 1:30 PM) - Pepperdine Bible Lectures - Pepperdine University – Malibu, CA

April 7-April 28 “No Reservations Required” Sermon Series, Highland Church of Christ – Memphis, TN

Mar. 10-Mar. 31 “Risen” Sermon Series, Highland Church of Christ – Memphis, TN

Feb. 28-Mar. 7 “Connecting Preaching with the Congregation” – Doctor of Ministry Course at Harding School of Theology – Memphis, TN

Feb. 17-Mar. 10, 2013 “Saving Grace” Sermon Series, Highland Church of Christ – Memphis, TN

Jan. 28-30, 2013 “Ministry at the Crossroads of Christ and Postmodern Culture” (4 sessions) – Expositor’s Seminar – Portland, OR

Jan. 6-Feb. 10, 2013 “Fault Lines” Sermon Series, Highland Church of Christ – Memphis, TN

 

ABOUT CHRIS

Chris Altrock

(b. 3/27/68)

HOME: 6886 Briarfield Lane – Bartlett, TN 38135

WORK: Highland Church of Christ, 400 N. Houston Levee Rd., Cordova, TN 38018

chris.altrock@highlandcc.org / chrisaltrock@gmail.com

BLOG: www.chrisaltrock.com

(also on Facebook and Twitter (@chrisaltrock))

FAMILY

Wife: Kendra Altrock (married 5/26/89) – part time accountant (CPA )

Children: Jordan (5/13/97) & Jacob (11/8/01)

CONGREGATIONAL MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

Senior Preaching Minister – Highland Street Church of Christ – Aug. 1998-Present

400 N. Houston Levee Road

Cordova, TN 38018

901-458-3335

Senior Preaching Minister – University Church of Christ – Feb. 1994-Aug. 1998

1555 E. University Ave.

Las Cruces, NM 88001

URBAN MINISTRY/ OTHER EXPERIENCE

Board Member – Mission Alive (Dallas, TX) – 2011-2012

Faith in Memphis Panel of Religious Leaders (FaithInMemphis.com) – 2011-Present

Partner to Memphis Urban Ministry (Memphis, TN) – 2010-2011

Member of Joint Urban Ministry Partners (Memphis, TN) – 2008-2011

Member of Memphis Urban Ministry Steering Committee (Memphis, TN) – 2007-2009

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Instructor – Oklahoma Christian University

Oklahoma City, OK

BIBL 3913 – Preparation and Delivery of Religious Speeches (Homiletics) (Fall 2009)

BIBL 3913 – Preparation and Delivery of Religious Speeches (Homiletics) (Fall 2008)

BIBL 3913 – Preparation and Delivery of Religious Speeches (Homiletics) (Fall 2007)

BIBL 3913 – Preparation and Delivery of Religious Speeches (Homiletics) (Fall 2006)

Adjunct Instructor – Harding University Graduate School of Religion/ Harding School of Theology

Memphis, TN

D. Min Course HST 7140 – Connecting Preaching with the Congregation (Spring 2013)

D.Min Course HUGSR 7240 – Evangelistic Strategies for the Local Church (Spring 2005)

Member of Academy of Homiletics – 2005-present

“What is the Future of the Sermon?”

Co-Convener of panel at Christian Scholar’s Conference, June 2013

“Major Book Review: ‘Responses to Robert S. Reid’s and Lucy Hogan’s The Six Deadly Sins of Preaching’” Christian Scholar’s Conference, June 2012

“The Cone of Preaching: A Narrative Model for Preaching in a Post-Christian Culture”

Presented at the Christian Scholar’s Conference, June 2009

“The Postmodern Partnership of Congregation and College: Three Ways Christian Colleges Can Assist Christian Churches in Their Common Mission”

Presented at the Christian Scholar’s Conference, June 2008

EDUCATION

Doctor of Ministry

Emphasis in evangelistic preaching and postmodernism

May 2001 – 4.0 GPA

Harding University Graduate School of Religion

Master of Divinity

May 1994 – 4.0 GPA

Harding University Graduate School of Religion

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

May 1990 – 3.8 GPA

New Mexico State University

PUBLICATIONS

Numerous book reviews as Book Review Editor for 21st Century Christian Magazine (May, 2009 – Present).

Book Review on Kindling Desire for God: Preaching as Spiritual Direction (Kay L. Northcutt, Fortress Press, 2009) in Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry.

Book Review on The Blue Parakeet (Scot McKnight,  Zondervan, 2008) and Living at the Crossroads (Michael Goheen and Craig Bartholomew, Baker Academic, 2008) in The Christian Chronicle (April 2009), 36.

Sermon in Preaching the Sermon on the Mount edited by David Fleer and Dave Bland – Chalice Press (2007).

Book Review on Preaching Re-Imagined (Doug Pagitt, Zondervan, 2005) in Homiletic (33:1) Summer, 2008: 25-26.

BOOKS

Ten Minute Transformation: Small Spiritual Steps That Revolutionize Your Life Chalice Press, 2013

Prayers from the Pit: What the Ten Prayers of Jesus Teach About Praying in Times of Pain – 21st Century Christian (2011).

Rebuilding Relationships: A Sermon on the Mount Floor Plan – Chalice Press (2008).

Preaching to Pluralists: How to Proclaim Christ in a Postmodern Age – Chalice Press (2004).

Mark: A Call to Service – HillCrest Publishing/ Leafwood (2000; 2nd edition 2006).

The Cross: Saved by the Shame of it All – College Press (1998).

SPIRITUAL FORMATION

Thirty-two week Ignatian Spiritual Exercises Group (Fr. David Graham, Spiritual Director) St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Memphis, TN – October 2014-Present

Thirty Day Ignatian Spiritual Exercises Silent Retreat  (Dr. Jackie Halstead, Spiritual Director) Nashville/ Memphis, TN – July, 2013

Five Day Ignatian Silent Retreat – Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL – June, 2012