Confessions of a Christ-less Culture
Do you wonder how you are supposed to fulfill Christ’s command to be in the world, but not of the world without completely extracting yourself from the world? Join us as we examine worldviews in our culture in competition with Christianity and become equipped to recognize how these unbiblical worldviews are passed off to us in movies, books, jewelry, and pop psychology.
Faith: It’s not just a matter of the heart!
We live in a world that seeks to minimize gender differences. The truth is men and women are uniquely different by design. When it comes to matters of faith, women tend to only engage their hearts and struggle to engage their minds while men tend to only engage their minds and struggle to engage their hearts. Join us as we explore how to fulfill Jesus’ command to love the Lord our God with both our hearts and our minds (Luke 10:27).
The God of the Bible’s Understanding
Do you have an accurate portrait of who the God of the Bible is and can you effectively articulate it to a non-Christian? In this practical session, you will learn the Christian view of God as well as the many conflicting views that exist in our cultural to equip you to successfully share and defend the Christian God of the Bible to people of other faiths.
Smart Women Believe in God
Many in the culture say that it is irrational to believe in the existence of God because such a belief is nothing more than a superstitious myth held only by the ignorant. In this practical session, learn the four basics arguments for God’s existence as well as the coherence of theism and discover why smart women believe in God!
The Faith Club!
In the popular book, “The Faith Club,” a Jewish woman, Christian woman, and Muslim woman openly discuss their faith as well as seek to rally women around the world to follow suit and embrace the world’s three major religions, so that the Judeo-Christian tradition can one day become the Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition. Learn how to distinguish the difference between the basic tenets of Christianity and Islam, and discover why Christians and Muslims cannot be part of the same faith club.
America is the melting pot of the world. And in this pot is a concoction of atheists, agnostics, and unbelievers. Talking about our faith can prove challenging if not down right scary because we are often overwhelmed with questions we cannot answer. In this practical, hands-on session, discover how to respond to some of the toughest questions posed by those who don’t yet know Christ.
He Has Risen!
Could you adequately defend Jesus’ Resurrection to an unbeliever? Do you know why the apostle Paul said that if Christ did not resurrect from the dead, Christians are to be pitied above all men (1 Corinthians 15:19)? In this practical session, you will be equipped to understand why the Resurrection is the lynchpin of the Christian faith, articulate the five basic historical principles historians use to determine whether or not a particular account in history is credible, defend the Resurrection employing a “Minimal Facts Approach,” respond to the opposing naturalistic theories and effectively articulate why they do not adequately account for the historical facts agreed upon by virtually all skeptical scholars, and use the evidence for the Resurrection to share the Gospel with your unbelieving friends and family.
Truth and Error!
In a nation that celebrates the free exchange of information and ideas, it comes as no surprise that America is a breeding ground for false religions and false teachers. In order to recognize them for what they are, it is important to know God’s truth. Come learn essential Christian doctrine so that you can know truth in order to spot error.
Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up!
The identity of Jesus has been challenged since the inception of the church. Many have argued that He was a great teacher and moral leader, and even one of the greatest prophets, but certainly not the Son of God. Come and learn about the cultural movements that have sought to redefine the person of Jesus and discover how to respond to them and defend the historical Jesus of the Bible.
Weekend Retreat Topics: Loving God with All Your Mind