*seminars also offered on Dec 31
*DATING AND RELATIONSHIPS // David Burns – Exhibit Hall A,B
Relationships and Dating: Why are relationships so hard? What does God say about how we should relate, date and marry? This seminar will explore the timeless principles that will help you build healthy relationships with the opposite sex. God is a relational God and has lots to say through His Word so we can walk in love and freedom in an area of life that the world has sold us a counterfeit.
*HANDLING THE SIN IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS // Mike Jackson – Room 4,5,6
Relationships are the fabric of our lives. Sin is an aspect of our relationships. Though sin is a major problem for our relationships, possibly the greater problem is our inability and often times, unwillingness, to deal with our sin. The aim of this seminar is to understand the nature of sin in our relationships and become experts in subduing and overcoming it.
*PRAYING THAT IS GOD-CENTERED, PERSISTENT, RUDE, AND EFFECTIVE // Olan Stubbs – Room 13,14,15
We will look at Luke 10-11 to try to understand some of Christ’s most important teaching on how to pray and why to pray. We will also look at practical ways to build the discipline of prayer into your life so that you can see more answers to prayer. We will try to understand why boldness and perseverance are so important in prayer.
*IT ALL MATTERS // Will Witherington – Room E,F
Eating breakfast. Going to Class. Reading my Bible. Playing Sports. Sharing my Faith… does it all matter to God? Aren’t some of these things more important to God than others? This seminar will examine the Bible’s teaching of “whatever you do, whether you eat or drink, do it all for the glory of God.” Ultimately all we do and say bears witness to the transforming power of the Gospel in our lives and in the world.
*THE POWER OF LIFE-ON-LIFE DISCIPLESHIP // Chris Drinkard – Room 12
EM Bounds wrote, “Men are God’s method. The church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men.” God’s method of building his kingdom in the world has always been multiplication – as one person invests their life in another. This seminar will teach you the Biblical basis of discipleship and how God can use you to change the world – one person at a time.
*A THEOLOGY OF WEAKNESS // Clint Watson – Room H,I
Some of us are fortunate enough to be launched into adulthood through great homes and stable sovereign foundations, others escape their childhood but with a limp. The source of that limp can become the power of God through our lives. How do we overcome the pain to unleash the power of God in our lives and others. It is in our weakness that we will most clearly see and experience the face, power, and glory of God. Don’t miss this one!
*LIFESTYLE EVANGELISM // Barry Lusk – Room G
Do you have a desire to help people in your life know, understand and believe the gospel? Come to this seminar to learn Biblical, practical, and tasteful ways to live a lifestyle of making the gospel clear to others.
*IS GOD GOOD AND IN CONTROL? DOES HE CARE? // Bowe Butler – Room 9,10
Suffering, evil, death, emotional pain, and the circumstances of my day…does God really control everything? How can I believe that there is a God that’s really in control? If he is in control, then how can I believe God is GOOD when my circumstances and life are a wreck? Is God really working “all things for good” or even my good? Are these questions you ask yourself or that you get asked in your personal ministry? If so, this seminar will address these questions and how you can know with certainty.
*COMMITMENT TO THE LOCAL CHURCH // Dave Russell – Room 3
What comes to mind when you hear the word church? God’s Word contains a meaning of the church that is far greater than a building or simply a weekly routine. The church is the bride of Jesus Christ and has been charged to be His representative on Earth until He comes again. In this seminar we will look at Scripture to understand the central role that the church plays in God’s great plan of redemption. We will look at how to cultivate a love for the church like Christ has, and a greater understanding of what the church is. Don’t make the common mistake of waiting until you are out of college to be meaningfully joined to a church. Join us for a time to consider how to order your college years, and beyond, around the local church.
COMPLETELY ACCEPTABLE TO GOD // Andrew Holbrook – Room J
Justification and assurance are two important theological terms and experiences that many of us don’t understand. This seminar will explain these ideas by answering the questions, “How does God save me?” and “How can I be certain he has?”