SCHEDULE

Thursday, January 28, 2021

7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Master Class 1
7:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Q & A

Contextualizing Apologetics for a Cancel Culture

Speaker: Dr. Kimberly Credit, Author, Apologist, and Pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Boonton Township NJ

Learn what apologetics is and how to use it to minister to others regardless of who or where they are.

8:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. – Master Class 2
8:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. – Q & A

Urban Apologetics

Speaker: Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism, North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago IL

Learn to employ the strategies of apologetics effectively in the context of urban culture and worldview.

Friday, January 29, 2021

7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Master Class 3
7:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Q & A

The Apologetics of Race

Speaker: Steve Park, Founder and Executive Director, Little Lights Urban Ministries, Washington DC

Learn to become more racially literate rather than acting on “scientific” presuppositions and assumptions.

8:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. – Master Class 4
8:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. – Q & A

The Shaping of a Leader

Speaker: Rev. Jevon Billups, Pastor, Dominion Life Center, Largo MD

“Leaders are made not born.”  Explore how a calling to leadership has already and will continue to shape your life.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

9:15 a.m. – Welcome

9:30 a.m. – Keynote Speaker

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Breakout Session 1 (Six breakout sessions running concurrently.)

10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. – Q & A

Breakout Sessions 1

The Children’s Ministry Wake Up Call

Speaker: Esther Moreno, Author and Founder, Child’s Heart Ministries

With unprecedented access to information and rapidly developing technology, the next generation’s views on the church, authority and God are all shifting.  Learn how to prepare yourself to reach tomorrow’s generation.

Conversations About Faith

Speaker: Rev. Tomika McFadden, Minister to Young Adults, Greater Mount Nebo AME Church

Learn practical ways to have conversations with youth and young adults that help them find answers to their faith questions.

In Defense of the Faith Part 1

Speaker: Dr. James Love, President, Waldorf School of the Bible

How do you respond to skeptics and unbelievers?  Are there rational arguments for the existence of God?  How would you defend your faith?  These sessions will help you respond to questions asked about the Christian faith.

What Is the Bible and How Do We Understand It?

Speaker: Rev. Ron Carter, Director of Training and Resources, Devos Urban Leadership Initiative

Learn how to understand the Bible and how it guides our faith and life.

Apologetics 101

Speaker: Dr. Mark Farnham, Professor of Apologetics at Lancaster Bible College and Capital Seminary and Founder of Apologetics for the Church

You will be introduced to the five W’s of apologetics:  who God calls to do apologetics; what apologetics is; when we should do it; where we are called to do it; and why we do apologetics.

The Church in the Environmental Movement

Speaker: Rev. Thomas Brackeen, Minister to Youth and Families, Metropolitan AME Church and Founder of Keep It Real Fridays Movement

Learn how creation care, justice, and theology intersect and why it’s an important conversation that many churches are not having.

11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Breakout Session 2 (Six breakout sessions running concurrently.)
11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. – Q & A

Breakout Sessions 2

Child-Size Apologetics

Speaker: Rev.  Audrea Gray, Assistant Director of Kids’ Ministries, Potomac Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God

Take a look at apologetics and spiritual formation in children through the lens of today’s culture.

The Biblical Case for Social Justice

Speaker: Rev. Keith Butler, Associate Pastor and Director of Youth Ministries, Mount Oak Fellowship

As part of our work discipling youth and young adults, we must realize that the work of social justice is grounded in Scripture and demands a response.  You will learn that engaging social justice proves that the gospel you preach is real.

In Defense of the Faith Part 2

Speaker: Dr. James Love, President, Waldorf School of the Bible

How do you respond to skeptics and unbelievers?  Are there rational arguments for the existence of God?  How would you defend your faith?  These sessions will help you respond to questions asked about the Christian faith.

How Do We Know the Bible Is True?

Speaker: Rev. Robbie Pruitt, Assistant Rector, Church of the Holy Spirit

The Bible is a real book with real people in real places at real times.  Learn why the Bible is reliable.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Speaker: Dr. Mark Farnham, Professor of Apologetics and Lancaster Bible College and Capital Seminary and Founder of Apologetics for the Church

Learn how to find answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Christian faith.

Holy Sexuality

Speaker: Canden Webb, Spoken Word Artist, Author and Entrepreneur

What does God’s Word say about “holy sexuality?”  Learn how to follow Christ obediently by choosing holiness in the midst of struggles.

12 p.m. – Wrap Up

 

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