Speaking Topics and Schedule – Check Out These Empowering Talks
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Sadly, Gov. Kate Brown banned all gatherings larger than 250 and the host church is not comfortable with hosting any size group at this time. We trust that God will work all things for the good for those who love Him…
Stay tuned for live streaming schedule. We are trying to get as many people as possible to host live streaming events. The more people who watch the conference, the more we keep the momentum and heart of the Christian Youth Summit going–to equip youth to stand firm in their faith and impact our culture with the hope of Christ.
Revised Live Stream schedule is coming soon!
FRIDAY, MARCH 13
(5:45 PM) Doors Open – Table Seating
(6:25) Welcome (Bryon Mengle, Master of Ceremonies) & Worship Music (Youth-Led Worship Band)
(7:00) General Session #1: Jonathan Noyes – Truth in a Relativistic World: We live in a relativistic world where truth has become secondary to feelings and pleasure. During this talk, Jon will explain the history of relativism, showing how it’s become the prominent belief in our society, influencing morality and the church. He will then offer some tools that help others see what’s wrong with relativism and why it doesn’t accurately reflect the world around us.
(8:20) General Session #2: Kim Meeder – Redemption: At nine years of age, Kim Meeder’s life was torn apart by her parents’ murder-suicide. On the day of their funeral, she experienced healing that only Jesus Christ can give and unique emotional comfort through a horse. She will share about rising through the pain and being redeemed by the hope of Christ.
SATURDAY, MARCH 14
(9:00 AM) Welcome Back & Worship Music
(9:25) General Session #3: Kim Meeder – Revival Rising: Kim will continue to share about the hope of Christ, which not only changes our lives, but empowers us to help others and impact our culture.
(10:30) Breakout Sessions with 9 Different Talks to Choose From (at 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.):
– Jonathan Noyes, “Hello, My Name is – Atheist” (morning only): In this interactive role-play Jon puts on the hat of an atheist. During the discussion the aim is to show the participants their misunderstandings of atheism while highlighting the need for apologetics and learning why they believe, not just what they believe. This has proved to be a great eye opener for students and adults.
– Stephen Williams, The Reliability of the Bible (afternoon only): Are you ready to explain the reasons why the Bible is reliable? In this session we’ll explore critical evidence concerning the reliability of the Bible.
– Sarah Williams, Ph.D., Science and Christianity – Understanding the Nature of the Conflict (morning only): In this talk, we will examine whether science and Christianity are in as much conflict as the culture often claims. We’ll also dig into the evolution debate and how we can respond as Christians.
– Anne Paulk, Biblical Compassion and Truth on LGBTQ+ in a Confusing Time: Gay friends, same sex sexual struggles, gender (is it tied to biology or not?), Anne will share her own story and cover these relevant topics from the expert guidance of Scripture.
– Mike Caba, D.A., Archaeology and the Bible: An examination of 20 archaeological artifacts that support the historical reliability of the Bible and also help us to better understand the Bible.
– Cooper & Morgan Anderson, Things That No One Talks About – The Importance of Sexual Purity: Insights from a young married couple about how to navigate singleness and purity.
– Mark Schaufler, Current Trends in Youth Culture (session for youth leaders and parents, afternoon only): Learn how to more effectively disciple and communicate with youth and understand how to deal with current trends in today’s culture.
– Liberty Pike, If It’s Your Body, Is It Your Choice?: Prepare yourself with answers to common pro-choice myths in this workshop from someone who has engaged with the pro-choice movement for 15 years.
– Greg Clift, His Story and Yours: This breakout session will enhance your understanding of the Biblical narrative in relationship to your life’s story.
(11:30) Lunch Provided
(12:35) General Session #4: Jonathan Noyes – Tactics: How to Discuss Spiritual Things: Have you ever been asked by a friend or co-worker to defend why you believe what you do? Or, have you ever avoided getting into a conversation because you didn’t want to get caught in the hot seat or look foolish? Jon’s dynamic presentation is designed to equip you with tools that will help you enter into and then guide conversations regarding any number of issues found in culture at large. Learn how to steer a conversation through the use of questions while keeping the burden of proof on the person making the claim.
(2:00) Breakout Sessions (See above)
(3:05) General Session #5: Youth Summit Panel Q&A
(4:00) Conference Ends
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“I have NEVER been to a conference where I walked away with such great confidence that the kids I brought both gleaned truth and had fun. I have been to many many different conferences and youth events, some of them big name ones, some smaller; this was by far the most useful, spiritually uplifting youth event that I have ever been to. EVER!!!! No conference has ever (until now) provided to me or to the young kids that I minster to, the historical, scientific, logical reasons to believe in Christ. The kids I brought were blessed…” – Youth pastor
“The first year I attended the Summit in 8th grade I had no idea about the challenges I would face concerning my faith in the next four years as I entered high school…because of the Youth Summit I was prepared for challenges to my faith that came along. Having been going to the Youth Summit for the past four years, I am now more equipped than ever to stand firm in my faith as I enter into our world with a Christian worldview that has been built on a firm foundation…” – 16 year old
For more information about the yearly Christian Youth Summit, click here: www.ChristianYouthSummit.org