Creatively Fearless – Creatively Reaching Your School
Have you ever wanted to do something big for your school through your Bible Club but couldn’t come up with any good ideas? Are you excited to impact and reach your unsaved peers at your school, but don’t know where to start? In this breakout session we will be looking at different ideas for you to try with your Bible Club that will help your group connect with and bless your school; and we will be looking at your personal talents and talking about how you can use them in creative ways to spread the Gospel message. Our hope is that these ideas will help open the door for you to talk to your unsaved friends and peers at school about Jesus.
Carrie Knorr is a 2017 University of Valley Forge graduate and the youth pastor at New Covenant Assembly in Montgomery PA8. Carrie loves helping students use their talents and creativity to connect with God and share the Gospel with others.
Did you know that there is more than one way to lead someone to Jesus? We often get stuck viewing evangelism through a singular lens, but really it looks different every time. In this session, we will discuss how the Holy Spirit desires to lead every believer in effective evangelism through the spiritual gifts He gives us, and how to use those spiritual gifts in our lives.
David is the Youth Pastor at State College Assembly of God, serving alongside his wife, Rachel. He has a degree in Youth Ministry from North Central University. David is a fourth generation Assemblies of God pastor, a talented teacher and preacher, and is passionate about declaring God’s Word.
Fearless with the Gospel
The Bible is one of the most controversial documents in all of recorded history. It is also one of the most well-documented. In this session, learn about the Bible’s validity as an historical document, and how to speak in an educated manner about it with friends and teachers.
Fearless with your Reasoning So much of what our society values today rests on the premises of personal freedoms – what’s works for you is fine, and what works for me is fine. But what if you have answers about absolutes that others say don’t exist? What if you could lovingly challenge the assumptions of those around you as it relates to issues of homosexuality, gender identity, premarital sex, drug and alcohol use, bullying, and how we treat one another? In this session, we explore Moral Relativism, and why that philosophy doesn’t work in a world created and shaped by God.
Fearless with your Faith Has anyone ever asked you a question about your faith that you didn’t have the answers to? Have you ever thought “Man, it would be cool to have those answers for people?” That’s what an Apologist does – they defend the Christian faith on an intellectual level. And the best part – you don’t have to be an intellectual to function like one! You can learn to be an Apologist in your everyday life!! See what practical steps you can take to engage people around you with the Good News of Jesus Christ, and how to be more effective as you open dialogue with those around you!
Jay has been involved in Student Ministry for over a decade. He’s led several international mission trips, preached in three different continents, and been teaching at Campus Missionary events for four years. He and his wife Stephanie enjoy camping in the vintage RV they renovated themselves, along with their stinky dog, Luna. He also enjoys spending time at the gym, and intends to run his first half-marathon in October. Jay is passionate about seeing students equipped to share the Gospel, reaching the lost, and teaching people how to go deeper in their relationship with Jesus.
How to have Fearless Conversation about Jesus
Have you ever been nervous or afraid to talk to someone about Jesus? Have you ever been afraid of what they might think or of how they might respond? Let’s face those fears as we discuss reasons we avoid conversations and share tips and tricks to share Jesus through fearless conversation.
Jess is the Youth Pastor at Faith Assembly of God in New Cumberland and the Ministry Assistant/ Project Manager at PennDel Youth. She is a graduate of the University of Valley Forge and was recently Ordained with the Assemblies of God. Jess loves teaching others to be confident in their faith and share it with those God has placed around them!
Ready to take the Gospel into your school?
First, you will need to learn how. This session will teach you how to use and share the Gospel Resource. You will be challenged to do three things every one month: Pray, Serve, and Share. By accepting the 3-1 challenge, you are committing to making a difference in your school.
Kimmy Kelley currently works at the University of Valley Forge, where she graduated from with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry. Her and her husband, Jacob, also serve as Young Adults leaders at Duncannon Assembly of God. Kimmy is passionate about seeing students apply the Gospel to their lives, and take the Gospel into their world.
Making a Difference Online
The internet is full of so much drama these days, that we often forget we have an audience that sees every interaction we have. In this session, we will be discussing the Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media, and looking at how everything post, like, or comment on, can have a positive or negative impact on our influence for Christ.
Topics include: “Who do you follow?” “Uh… we can see you.” “Say whaaaaaaaa?” and “Logging off…”
Michael Schaffer is the youth pastor at Duncannon Assembly of God, and the creator of Memes for Jesus. Over the past six years, Michael has been using his gift of humor to encourage and challenge Christians to be positive in their social media interactions, and use their online platforms to influence others for Christ.
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