What We Do

So what is The Jenkins Institute about, and what do we offer to churches?

Preaching Seminars

These two-three day seminars are held in various regions of the country. The format allows preachers to attend and not miss a Sunday at their home congregation. We encourage elders to send their preacher. It will do him good to have a little time away from the daily grind and to interact with other preachers. If you are a preacher and would like to help in planning a Preaching Seminar in your region, please contact us. Jeff and Dale have committed themselves to encouraging those who preach. These seminars will invigorate the weary preacher as a welcomed retreat. Together, we will study, pray, laugh, equip, and learn to do the Lord’s work more effectively.

Church Growth Seminars

These weekend or one-day seminars (e.g. Sunday) will strengthen God’s people. The church will learn how every member can do his or her part in helping the local body grow.

Leadership Seminars

These seminars are designed for elders and other church leaders to learn valuable tools that will help them become better leaders for the Lord. In these seminars, you will grow in your knowledge and ability as a leader of God’s people.

Family Seminars

These seminars are meant to build better families. The home, the building block of our society, is struggling. In these seminars, church families will receive valuable tools to help strengthen their homes. Family Seminars can be held on weekends, Sunday-Wednesday, or Sunday-only.

Gospel Meetings

If you would like to have an old-fashioned Gospel meeting where the Gospel is preached at each service, then we are happy to help. Sermons can be designed to be evangelistic in nature in order to reach lost souls, or they can be designed to encourage and edify the church.  We attempt to do at least on combined meeting each year where both of us preach in addition to our individual meetings.


This website explains the nature and work of The Jenkins Institute. It includes our blogs and speaking schedule. Here, Thoughts from the Mound and The Blog That Binds will continue to encourage, challenge, and inspire. In addition, The Scoop Blog will expand as Jeff and Dale work on it together. This website also includes an explanation of the various seminars available as well as our contact information.

Our Work

We desire to be an encouragement to fellow servants and their work. We will help churches and individuals develop and promote various good works that will bless our great brotherhood. Because we are both involved full time with congregations these seminars are available on a first come basis as our schedules and our agreement with our elders allow. Our prayer is that The Jenkins Institute will be a tremendous blessing to the Lord’s church for years to come.

For more information about having one of these seminars in your area, please contact: Jeff (c) 972 977-9871, (e) jeff@lewisvillechurchofchrist.org | Dale (c) 615 294-1453, (e) dale@edge.net | or both of us by going here. We look forward to hearing from you.

Dear Father, we pray for Your church around the world. We pray that the church will grow, and that together we can spread the Good News to everyone around us. Help us, Lord, to do our best to imitate Jesus for those around us. In His Blessed Name we pray, Amen.

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