Conference Schedule

Friday, September 13

4:30 PM | Doors Open

6:00 PM | Voices of WIA

Voices of WIA: Developing Our Reasons for Hope

Sarah Stonestreet, Erin Kunkle, and Lori Morrow

In this discussion, we will consider how living in a post-truth culture affects our approach to evangelism by elevating experiences and feelings above the truth of the gospel. This poses a clear challenge to Christians. We will learn how to make sense of our experiences through our theology, and how to develop solid reasons for hope that can lead to effective gospel conversations.

7:40 PM Keynote

How the Sex Talk Has Changed: Understanding the Enemy’s New Playbook

Hillary Moran Ferrer

The foundation of biblical sexuality has all but disappeared from our culture. In its place is a radical rewriting of the meaning of marriage and of what it means to be human—male and female—made in the image of God. In this talk, Ferrer will discuss what is being taught to our kids through the new National Sex Education Standards (NSES). In the NSES, alternate sexual orientations and gender identities are being promoted through Christian-sounding virtues such as love, tolerance, equity, and inclusion. Ferrer will address the influences of repetition, moralization, social justice, intersectionality, and queer theory. The new sex education standards were published at the end of 2020. Are you sex-smarter than a fifth grader? Can you fully describe the difference between cisgender, transgender, gender nonbinary, gender expansive, and how gender differs from biological sex? Because your fifth grader is about to be able to. In this session, you will learn about the ideas presented in the new standards, what worldview is being taught, and how you can empower your kids to see through the agenda while still loving their friends who are confused. Topics will include an introduction to the concepts of social justice, queer theory, and intersectionality.

8:25 PM Dessert Soiree

Conference Schedule Saturday, September 14

9:30 AM | Doors Open

10:00 AM | Worship

10:40 AM | Keynote

Why the Knowledge of God is Essential to the Christian Life

Erin Kunkle

The modern church has lost a biblical vision of knowledge and how it transforms us. Yet, knowledge is an essential part of the Christian life. What different kinds of knowledge do we need? And if knowledge is so vital, where does faith belong? Kunkle will show how the knowledge of God is necessary for a deeper Christian walk.

11:45 AM | Breakout Sessions - Block A

Evidence for the Resurrection of Christ: A Minimal Facts Approach

Laura Zifer Powell

As the apostle Paul wrote, if Christ was not raised, then our faith is futile and we are all still dead in our sins (1 Cor. 15:17). But how do we know the resurrection really happened, and what evidence can we offer to others who may not be convinced the Bible is the inerrant Word of God? In this talk, we will learn to make a case for the resurrection using only the historical facts agreed upon by virtually all scholars about the life and times of Jesus, regardless of worldview.

Living, Active, and Sharp: How We Know We Can Trust the Bible as God’s Word

Jade Turner

Our culture's skepticism and often outright criticism of the Bible is something that can leave many Christians feeling shaken. Because Scripture is the foundation of our faith, we should be confident in its reliability. So, how do we know that the Bible is God's word and our unchanging standard of truth and doctrine? Are there good reasons to believe that it is historically accurate and dependable and that we can really believe what it says? In this presentation, we will review various evidence, from within Scripture as well as from outside sources, that point to the trustworthy nature of God's Word so that you can be confident in your Christian faith!

Paradise Lost: The Problem of Evil

Jana Harmon

If God is all-good and all-powerful, why is there so much pain and suffering in our lives? This deep struggle is the most common reason for doubt and disbelief in God. In this session, we'll look logically and practically at navigating this difficult issue with a Christ-centered perspective.

Cracking the Code: Understanding Our World Through the Christian Worldview

Angela MacKenzie

Picture a world where justice, freedom, and equality are not just ideals but lived realities for all. Have you ever wondered where this deep yearning for a better world comes from? Join Angela as she uncovers the captivating story behind the Christian worldview and its profound influence on our modern values. Understanding our Christian Inheritance can help "crack the code" of what's going on in our culture. As we delve into this thought-provoking subject, we'll bring our attention back to the source of this vision and our faith, Jesus Christ. When we get this right, things make sense.

12:30 PM | Lunch Break​

2:00 PM | Breakout Sessions - Block B (Repeated Sessions)

3:15 PM | Keynote

Ancient Hope for a Modern Moment

Sarah Stonestreet

It's easy to forget that this moment in history in which we find ourselves is just that—a moment. We can only understand this moment by zooming out to God's big story which includes the creation, the fall, redemption, and restoration. These overarching truths about the story of the world do two things: They provide context, helping us make sense of the particular moment in which we find ourselves, and they give us hope that the story doesn't end here. It’s not an accident that we find ourselves in this time and place. We have been invited to be reconcilers with Christ. What does this look like in each of our lives? We will look at four questions that will help us to determine how to develop eyes to see the world around us in all of its beauty and brokenness and to love it as Christ does, with the gifts that we have been given and in the spheres of influence in which we have been placed.

4:00 PM | Worship and Prayer

4:30 PM | Doors Close

"My greatest takeaway from the conference is that I am loved by God and can have hope for the future, despite what the current culture throws my way."

Destiny Woko

Why WIA Exists

Women should study apologetics because all Christians are commanded to be prepared to give a reason for the hope that is within them and to defend the claims of Christianity (1 Peter 3:15-16, Jude 1:3, and 2 Cor. 10:5).

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