About Anchored

What is Anchored?

Anchored is an event where singles in their 20s and 30s from multiple churches can gather together for encouragement, fellowship, and some specific equipping towards their understanding and application of the gospel. The topic for Anchored this October is “Image-Bearers”.

Why Anchored?

We understand that singles in many churches, though a dynamic part of Christ’s body, can often be overlooked, underutilized, and sometimes neglected. We believe that getting these singles together occasionally could be spiritually and relationally heartening.

When is Anchored?

October 12th will be our fourth Anchored. The schedule will include general sessions, breakout sesssions, and lunch and breaks for the opportunity to get to know one another. The schedule will fill the better part of a Saturday at Mission Road Bible Church.


Saturday October 12

9:30am – Registration/ Light Breakfast

10:00am – Session I 

11:15am – Break

11:30am – Panel Discussion

12:30pm – Lunch & Refreshments

2:00pm – Breakout Sessions

2:45pm – Breakout Sessions

3:30pm – Break

4:00pm – Session 2

Rick Holland

Rick Holland was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee and became a christian in high school. He has earned degrees from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (BS), The Master’s Seminary (MDiv), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (DMin), and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD). He was a youth pastor in Georgia, Michigan, and spent 25 years in Sun Valley, California at Grace Community Church. In 2005, Rick founded the Resolved Conference. Currently, Rick has been the Senior Pastor at Mission Road Bible Church in Prairie Village, Kansas since 2011.

Owen Strachan

The Maine native is a graduate of Bowdoin College (A.B.), Southern Seminary (M.Div.), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Ph.D.). At Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he is a professor of theology and director of the Center for Public Theology. In roles within the SBC and greater Evangelical sphere, Dr. Strachan is Senior Fellow and former president of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood. He is also a contributing writer for The Gospel Coalition, a research fellow of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC, and a fellow of the Center for Pastor-Theologians.

Dr. Strachan is a prolific writer who has published many books and articles. He is married to Bethany and together they have three children.