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BREAKOUTS

Breakout #1

BREAKOUT #1

worldview event

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How God’s Word Helps Our Children Mature 

Kathy Koch

Are you frustrated because children aren’t maturing or changing in ways you want them to? Learn subtle attitudes and habits that make change difficult so you can decrease their effects. Then learn strategies, relevant Scripture, and a change process that will work.

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Why Jesus Still Matters in a World that Rejects the Bible

J. Warner Wallace

In his work as a police detective, J. Warner Wallace had successfully identified and convicted murderers, even without evidence from the crime scene. Could the historical life and actions of Jesus be investigated in the same way? Could the truth about Jesus be uncovered even without a body or a crime scene? In this talk, Wallace describes his own personal investigative journey from atheism to Christianity, and how his investigation confirmed the historicity and deity of Jesus—without relying on the New Testament. You’ll see how Jesus—the most significant person in history—changed the world and why he still matters today.

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What is Education For? A Biblical View of Education

Erin Kunkle

Parents spend so much time, effort and money on their kid's education. But how many Christian parents can articulate the primary purpose of education according to God's Word? How does Scripture inform and direct the educational goals we set for our kids? Is our Christian worldview front and center in our thinking about education or is a mere afterthought? This talk will show you how our Christian faith isn't just an add-on to our kids' education but instead, provides a comprehensive framework from which to educate the next generation.

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Who Chose the Books of the Bible and Why?

Jonathan Morrow

Most Christians lack a basic understanding of the Bible’s origins. Where did the New Testament come from? Were the books of the Bible selected by Emperor Constantine for social and political reasons? How was truth transmitted by the earliest Christians in a largely oral and illiterate culture? What did Christians read before there was a Bible? In this talk, Jonathan explains the origins of Scripture and how the canon of Scripture can be traced back to the authoritative teaching of Jesus Himself. 

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Unlocking God’s Word by Using it as One Unit

Erik Thoennes

How should we study God’s Word? How do we draw out the correct meaning from a passage of scripture? What are the keys to properly interpreting it? Many Christians struggle in their study of the Bible. In this session, Erik will provide some foundational principles for Bible study and carefully guide you through the proper process of biblical interpretation, so that you will be “a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). 

Breakout #2

BREAKOUT #2

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Raise Resilient Kids Who Embrace Life with Confidence

Kathy Koch

Learning about resiliency’s many benefits will inspire you to let your children struggle so they can learn from the experiences. You’ll discover how to support and instruct them without over-protecting them or rescuing them. Learn how to walk that fine line, the best ways to help children handle their disappointments when things don’t go their way, and how to encourage them when they give up. Dr. Kathy’s practical techniques work!

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Who’s Waiting for Your Kids?

J. Warner Wallace

Our kids are growing up in a very different culture than we adults did. If we’re going to raise up a new generation of faithful Christ-followers, we must know the surrounding culture and the unique challenges our kids will face. In this talk, J. Warner Wallace explains the cultural environment facing young Christians today and practical strategies to pass on God’s truth to the next generation. 

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What the Bible Says About Discipline & Why it’s Good News

Erin Kunkle

What is the biblical purpose of discipline? Is discipline primarily about behavior modification or is it something deeper and more significant? In this talk, Erin will explain a biblical framework for discipline and its impact on our relationship with God and then provide practical steps and strategies for discipline in your home. 

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What Does the Bible Say About Finding God’s Will for Our Lives? 

Brett Kunkle

How do I discover God’s will for my life? How do I help my kid find God’s will for their life? Is it hidden and do I have to look for clues and listen for God’s voice to find it? This talk will question much of popular Christian teaching on God’s will and the "leading" of the Holy Spirit. But after a careful examination of the Bible, you'll see decision making in a completely new light. By the time we’re done, you will have the tools you need to make wise choices and equip your kids to do the same. 

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A Biblical View of Gender

Erik Thoennes

We now live in a world filled with confusion about the nature of gender. Is gender merely a social construct? Or, is there an intentional created difference between men and women? A biblical view of gender helps us to see that male and female are not problems to be solved but rather, display God-intended realities to be celebrated. In this talk, Erik will outline the biblical teaching and show how God’s design beautifully images the One who made us and brings glory to our Creator. 

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