equal yet different postcard webOn October 17, 2015, the Ozarks BSU hosted a conference on the topic of biblical manhood and womanhood. Many of the issues discussed and debated in modern culture, from feminism to the sexual revolution to homosexuality to roles within the home and the church to divorce and marriage to singleness to single-parent homes and more, can be traced back to our failure to grasp our God-given roles as men and women created in the image of God. Join us as we explore through three primary sessions the nature of biblical manhood and womanhood, then also as we explore issues of sexuality, relationships, and more in numerous breakout sessions.


Conference Sessions and Speaker Biographies

Kyle Rapinchuk (PhD, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary) is Assistant Professor of Christian Worldview at School of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO, and also serves as BSU Director/Campus Missionary to College of the Ozarks. Kyle has been married to Kristin for 11 years and they have three children–Karis (9), Anastacia (7), and Aviel (5). Kyle will speak in two of the primary sessions. Session #1: “A Culture in Crisis: The Sexual Revolution, the Pursuit of Happiness, and How Biblical Manhood and Womanhood Might Be Part of the Answer;” Session #3: “The Basics of Biblical Womanhood.”

Mark Rapinchuk (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at College of the Ozarks where he is now in his 19th year. Mark teaches worldview and philosophy courses and is the faculty sponsor for the Apologetics Club.

Dusty Deevers (MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is in the early stages of church planting in Oklahoma. He previously served on staff at Redeemer Church in Fort Worth, TX, as Minister of Administration. Dusty and his wife Christina have five children.

  • “Preaching the Gospel to Yourself: A Biblical Approach to Lust, Temptation, and Sexual Sin” *The last 15 minutes of the presentation were unfortunately not recorded.   Handout

Christina Deevers has a heart for discipling younger women and has recently spoken at a conference at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on a similar topic to her breakout session.

Ryan Knight (Masters of Educational Leadership, Mid-America Nazarene University) is Associate Professor of Education at College of the Ozarks and is currently pursuing his doctorate through Southwest Baptist University in K-12 Administration. He is in his fourth year as a faculty member at the college and now also serves as the Director of Camp Lookout, a student staffed, weeklong, overnight, summer camp hosted by College of the Ozarks. Ryan has led small groups on biblical manhood.

Rusty Osborne (PhD, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at College of the Ozarks. Rusty is the faculty sponsor for BSU and part of the preaching team for Monday Gather worship services. He and his wife Sara also lead a small group of BSU students in their home on Sunday nights.

Sara Osborne teaches courses in English and Composition in addition to her role as a mother of four—Sophia, Eleanor, Moses, and Henry. Sara and her husband Rusty are currently leading a BSU small group in their home. This is the third BSU small group they have led in the past two years. Sara’s breakout session will cover how women can learn to act in accordance with biblical womanhood, particularly with respect to men in various contexts.

Reggie Bergeron is the Worship Pastor at First Baptist Forsyth. In addition to his role at the church, Reggie leads numerous Walking Free small groups, a ministry for those who are struggling with and recovering from sexual sin. Reggie’s breakout session, “The Idolatry of Sexuality,” will discuss the issues of sexual brokenness and idolatry in the Christian man.

Brandon White is a licensed counselor with numerous years of experience in marriage and relationship counseling. Brandon has also given presentations at various events on marriage, relationships, and similar topics. Brandon will discuss various aspects of relationships from a biblical perspective in his breakout session: “God-Honoring Relationships.”