Encountering Hinduism: 2nd Annual Outreach Workshop for Churches of Christ
March 24 | 9:00 am - March 25 | 11:00 am
In response to the evangelistic opportunities made available by the growing diversity of the DFW metroplex and greater North Texas area, the Waterview church hosts an area-wide workshop each spring to encourage and empower area churches to reach their communities for the Gospel. Each year we focus on a specific “audience” for evangelism. This year our focus will be on evangelism to those of the Hindu faith. The workshop will provide a healthy understanding of the Hindu religion, connection points to Christianity, and practical guidance for evangelism.
The world around us, both culturally and spiritually, is changing rapidly. We invite your church to step out in faith and equip yourselves with the knowledge and skills to engage those around us with the Good News of Jesus! Come and be a part of our weekend together.
Download a Workshop Schedule & Brochure
Keynote Speaker & Classes
Our speaker for the weekend is Dr. Mani Pagidipalli (M.D., D. Min) evangelist for Mission India Outreach. Dr. Pagidipalli holds degrees from Freed-Hardeman, Bear Valley Bible Institute, Harding School of Theology, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He began his career as a medical surgeon and now uses his medical/surgical background as an avenue of outreach for the Gospel. As an active preacher and evangelist in India with the Mission India Outreach program, he follows in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.
Saturday Schedule for March 24
8:30 AM – Coffee and fellowship
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Introduction to Hinduism
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Lunch
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM: An Apologetic to Hindus
Sunday Schedule for March 25
9:00 am – Bible Classes for all ages. Regular adult classes.
10:00 am – Worship Sermon: “I Gave Myself Away” (Mani)
The workshop is being hosted by the Waterview Church of Christ in Richardson, TX, located one block south of the University of Texas at Dallas. Our physical address is:
1409 North Waterview Dr.
Richardson, TX 75080
Registration & Meals
Registration for the weekend can be completed online here. There is no charge to register, but there is a $10 charge per person for a catered lunch on Saturday. Lunch payment will be collected at the workshop weekend. Lunch will be catered by Jason’s Deli, and you can make your meal selection on the Registration form. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available. Coffee and light breakfast foods will be available Saturday morning at no charge.
Child Registration (ages 0-5 only)
Childcare is available on Saturday, free of charge, for children ages 0-5. Please be sure to register your child on the separate Child Registration form online. Snacks will be provided for children during the day. For lunch, you can provide your own meal for your child or order them a box lunch from Jason’s Deli ($10).
As part of our Security protocol, all children will have pre-printed name tags that can be picked up Saturday upon arrival, and parents will have a corresponding pick-up tag.
We invite you to stay over Saturday night and be our guest Sunday morning for Bible class and worship, where Mani will preach in the morning service to close out our weekend together. There are multiple hotels within minutes of Waterview. Several of the closest are listed below:
Hilton Garden Inn
1001 West President George Bush Hwy
2301 North Central Expressway
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
250 Municipal Dr
Hyatt Regency North Dallas
701 East Campbell Rd
1655 North Central Expressway
Wingate by Wyndham
1577 Gateway Blvd