By WILL CHAPMAN
Cottonwood Creek Church
Over the March 2-3 weekend, the CBA Church Network partnered with Cottonwood Creek Church in Allen to host Stand to Reason’s reThink Student Apologetics Conference.
The conference was a unique opportunity in that while it was geared to middle school, high school, and college students, all people who were “young at heart” were encouraged to attend and bring with them someone who was “young of age”.
Conference speakers included Greg Koukl, Tim Barnett, Christopher Huan, J. Warner Wallace, and Southeastern Seminary Professor Walter Strickland and Southwestern Seminary Professor Travis Dickinson.
Some of the hot topics that were discussed and presented included developing a Christian worldview, a Christian’s response to homosexuality, and an honest discussion of race and grace. Students were encouraged to not be afraid of the attacks the world is making on the Christian faith but to learn and see that faith in God and His ways is not just a blind faith, but a reasonable faith that presents the best arguments based on evidence.
Reports are beginning to trickle in from Cottonwood Creek Church and others regarding students taking their conference notebooks to school and discussing the topics from the conference in the lunchroom with their friends. Stories of students having serious discussions based on faith and the Bible in hallways and classrooms are trickling in as well.
Student and Senior Pastors were also encouraged to take the conference material and use it as a launching point for further apologetics ministry in their churches.
Church leader say the Lord moved in a powerful way among our students and churches during the reThink Apologetics Conference, and we’re looking forward to hearing more stories about students being bold in their faith and churches having more apologetics ministry training in the days ahead.
More details regarding the dates of the 2019 reThink Conference at Cottonwood Creek Church will be released soon.