Past 2014 Events

Jan
24
Fri
2014
Creation Geology: The Key to Unraveling Earth History – Patrick Nurre @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Creation Geology: The Key to Unraveling Earth History - Patrick Nurre @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church | Arlington | Washington | United States

AFSC Meeting on January 24  – The fifth meeting of the Forum was held on Friday, January 24 at 7:00 PM at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA with more than 160 people in attendance. Patrick Nurre, a geologist, spoke on Creation Geology: The Key To Unraveling Earth History. A description of the lecture follows.

If the world is truly billions of years old, we would expect to see this in the geologic record – the rocks, minerals and fossils.  Secular geologists tell us emphatically that the earth is billions of years old, having been sculpted by slow and gradual geologic processes, punctuated by brief, local catastrophes.  But is this view based on scientific facts or a philosophy framed by biases?  Come take a journey with us as we unravel this history and discover just how accurately the Book of Genesis explains the geology of the earth.  We will look at 1) how the rocks and minerals fit within a Genesis view, 2) the significance of fossils, and 3) how the global flood explains geologic formations around the world.


Patrick Nurre was trained in the secular view of geology. Over the past 40 years he has been actively involved in the Creation/Evolution issue in the field of geology. He has spoken to hundreds of college students, and is a popular speaker at many conventions and homeschool conferences. In 2005, Patrick created Northwest Treasures to provide opportunities to study geology from a Biblical perspective.  In the fall of 2012, he opened the Geology Learning Center, a geology museum/educational center located in Mountlake Terrace. Patrick leads field trips each year to many geological sites including his annual field trip to Yellowstone Park in August.

His web site is at www.northwestrockandfossil.com (Northwest Treasures).


Meeting Documents:


The recordings of the lecture are available:

  • Recorded lecture can be found here.
  • Recorded Q&A after lecture can be found here.
  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube can be found here.
Feb
3
Mon
2014
Movie Premier: The War on Humans @ Northwest University - Argue Health & Sciences Building - Room 104
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Movie Premier: The War on Humans @ Northwest University - Argue Health & Sciences Building - Room 104 | Kirkland | Washington | United States

Space is extremely limited for this special event, so register now: https://actionpage.causeview.com/actionpage/93317201420011320

Are humans the enemy? Should pigs and peas have constitutional rights?

Watch The War On Humans trailer: http://waronhumans.com/

On Monday, Feb. 3, join us for the free premiere of The War on Humans, a provocative 31-minute documentary from Discovery Institute that explores growing efforts to disparage the value of humans in the name of saving the planet. The premiere will take place on the campus of Northwest University in Kirkland from 7:30-9:00 pm in Room 104 of the Argue Health & Sciences Building. After the screening, there will be Q and A with several of the experts featured in the film, including bioethicist Wesley J. Smith, biologist Ann Gauger, and political scientist John West. Space is extremely limited for this special event, so register now: https://actionpage.causeview.com/actionpage/93317201420011320

The War on Humans documentary investigates the views of anti-human activists who want to grant legal rights to animals, plants, and “Mother Earth,” and who want to reduce the human population by up to 90%. The documentary features Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Wesley J. Smith, who will be publishing a companion e-book with the same title later in February. Other scholars interviewed for the film include Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Richard Weikart, author of From Darwin to Hitler; Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Dr. John West, author of Darwin Day in America; and Biologic Institute biologist Dr. Ann Gauger, co-author of Science and Human Origins.

For questions regarding this event or to register by phone, contact Donna Scott at 206-292-0401 x128 or email her at djscott@discovery.org.

Feb
4
Tue
2014
Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye Debate @ Creation Museum - Online Debate
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye Debate @ Creation Museum - Online Debate

The location of this event is at YOUR COMPUTER. 🙂
http://debatelive.org/

BIOS:
William Sanford “Bill” Nye (born November 27, 1955), popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, and scientist who began his career as a mechanical engineer at Boeing. He is best known as the host of the Disney/PBS children’s science show Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993–98) and for his many subsequent appearances in popular media as a science educator.

In the early 2000s, Nye assisted in the development of a small sundial that was included in the Mars Exploration Rover missions. Known as MarsDial, it included small colored panels to provide a basis for color calibration in addition to helping keep track of time. From 2005 to 2010 Nye was the vice president of The Planetary Society, an organization that advocates space science research and the exploration of other planets, particularly Mars. He became the organization’s second Executive Director in September 2010 when Louis Friedman stepped down.

Kenneth Alfred Ham (born 20 October 1951) is an Australian young-Earth creationist who advocates a literal interpretation of the Book of Genesis. He is the president of Answers in Genesis (AiG) and the Creation Museum.

Ham believes that there is a difference between facts themselves and their interpretation. “Creationists and evolutionists, Christians and non-Christians, all have the same evidence—the same facts. Think about it: we all have the same earth, the same fossil layers, the same animals and plants, the same stars—the facts are all the same. The difference is in the way we all interpret the facts. And why do we interpret facts differently? Because we start with different presuppositions; these are things that are assumed to be true without being able to prove them. These then become the basis for other conclusions. All reasoning is based on presuppositions (also called axioms). This becomes especially relevant when dealing with past events.”
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Feb
7
Fri
2014
Foundations Of Life Conference @ Calvary Community Church
Feb 7 @ 6:45 pm – Feb 8 @ 4:00 pm
Foundations Of Life Conference @ Calvary Community Church | Longview | Washington | United States

Foundations of Life Conference

Come join us for this live conference addressing one of the most hotly debated issues of our day: the origins of life.

You will discover that the scientific evidence does not contradict the Scriptures, but rather is consistent with the truths given in its pages. The information shared will stimulate you to consider the truth about the foundations of life as well as how imperative it is for Christians to align themselves with the true foundation of life – the Word of God.
2014 Conference Speakers

Dr. Donald Chittick

Dr. Donald Chittick holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry, and has taught at the University of Puget Sound and George Fox University. A contributor to several books and periodicals, he has lectured on the creation-evolution topic throughout the past four decades, both in the United States and abroad. He is an experienced lecturer on the topic of origins and earth history with a special interest in the first eleven chapters of Genesis.

Dr. Chittick now devotes the majority of his time to conducting seminars on science and the Bible while continuing to be involved in the areas of ecological concerns and alternate fuels. Dr. Chittick and his wife Donna live in Newberg, Oregon. They are the parents of two children and have five grandchildren.

Diego Rodriguez

Diego Rodriguez is the founder of the 4th Day Alliance Creation Astronomy ministry. The mission of the 4th Day Alliance is to use the science of astronomy for the glory of God. Diego teaches and presents astronomy while defending and upholding the authority and infallibility of the Word of God. He can be seen at Christian conferences, camps, and churches, around the country sharing the message of the, “Glory of God in the heavens.” He and his wife, Lareina, have 5 homeschooled children.

Feb
21
Fri
2014
How to Interpret the Geology of the Landscape – Patrick Nurre @ The Expedition Christian Church
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

CAPS talk Friday, February 21, 7 pm by Patrick NurrePat-Nurre2-911x1024

“How to Interpret the Geology of the Landscape”

At the Geology Learning Center in

The Expedition Christian Church

23601 52nd Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace

http://www.northwestrockandfossil.com/

Come at 6:30 pm for snacks, book table, geology museum

 

Description: Ever since Charles Lyell in the early 1800s, geologists have been misinterpreting the geologic formations.  Why?  We will discuss the real reasons and take a look at some of the bigger geologic “goofs”.  Then we will set about to discover other principles that are simply more in line with what we observe and with the historical Genesis account of creation and the global flood.
(See article on geologist Charles Lyell error on the Erosion rate of Niagara Falls

 

Bio: Patrick Nurre is from the beautiful state of Montana where he spent many of his Saturdays rock-hounding near the Big Horn River. This early interest led him to a lifelong study of the world of geology, and especially volcanoes. His experience has included extensive geology field study in Montana, Washington, Idaho, South Dakota, Utah, Oregon, Arizona, California, Wyoming, Kansas, Indiana, and Israel.  Patrick speaks at numerous homeschool and church conventions, conducts geology classes and leads a variety of geology field trips every year. His high point is an annual field trip to Yellowstone Park, where he helps families discover the Biblical geology in the park.  In 2005 Patrick started Northwest Treasures, a business devoted to producing a wide variety of fine geology specimen kits and curricula from a young earth perspective. Patrick has started and pastured churches since 1977.

Their 2014 Field trip to Yellowstone will start at the park on Sat. Aug 16 (5 nights)

Cost: $450/family plus lodging (camping), food and transportation. nwt_field_trips-755x280

Short illustrated talk narrated by Patrick Nurre:

http://play.pointacross.com/mdndw7jthsau

 

ARTICLE

Summary: Charles Lyell fudged the data on the erosion rate on Niagara Falls to erroneously date its formation to 36,000 years ago, instead of 7,000 to 9,000 years ago.

Niagara Falls and the Bible by Larry Pierce, Sep. 1, 2000 http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/cm/v22/n4/niagara-falls

Excerpt: “In 1841, [Charles Lyell] visited [Niagara Falls] …to determine the approximate age of the gorge that was excavated by the Niagara River. He noted that the gorge cut through an elevated tableland and extended about 7 miles (5,000 feet) from the Falls down to Queenston.

Niagara Falls

He observed that the walls of the gorge, 200–300 feet high, were basically composed of two layers: limestone on top, and shale beneath. He reasoned that the water and spray had scoured away the soft shale, leaving the overhanging ledge of hard limestone, which helped protect the shale from the full force of the falling water. Lyell was told that large chunks of limestone would regularly break off and fall into the gorge. He could see how cracks in the limestone would fill with water. As the water froze in winter it expanded, weakening the limestone, and causing spectacular sights when large chunks broke loose, crashing into the gorge Lyell ignored the reports from Mr. Blackwell that residents had observed the Falls recede by more than one metre (three feet) a year. At that rate the gorge would be less than 12,000 years old, Strangely, [Lyell] arrived at a reduced rate of 1 foot a year. This ‘conjecture’, as he called it, much better suited his purpose. Since the gorge was 35,000 feet long, he concluded that it must be 35,000 years old!…Lyell’s conclusion was wrong. Later …reports from 1842 to 1927 confirmed the high rate of erosion — 4 to 5 feet a year.  This rate places an upper limit of 7,000 to 9,000 years for the gorge.”

 

Future events: On Fri. Mar. 14, 7:00 pm, Bruce Barton will talk on Dragons & Dinosaurs

Feb
28
Fri
2014
Dinosaurs: Monsters of the Ancient World – Bruce Barton @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dinosaurs: Monsters of the Ancient World - Bruce Barton @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church | Arlington | Washington | United States

AFSC Meeting on February 28th – The sixth meeting of the Forum will be held on Friday, February 28th at 7:00 PM at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA. Bruce BartonCAPS Vice-President, will speak on the topic “Dinosaurs: Monsters of The Ancient World.” A description of the lecture follows.

Evolutionary theory holds that dinosaurs dominated the earth during the Age of Reptiles, some 230 to 65 million years ago, before mammals evolved.  Then they were all killed off by some catastrophic event, generally supposed to have been an asteroid strike.  But mounting evidence indicates that although there was a cataclysmic event in the past, some dinosaurs survived.  Hundreds of clues from many different cultures around the world lend support to the contention that they were around much more recently than 65 million years ago. If this is true, serious questions are raised about dinosaur evolution and the evolutionary timescale.

This talk will introduce the subject of dinosaurs, and present evidence from paleontology, archaeology, legends, old chronicles, and the Bible that stories of ancient monsters were more than just myths.  This evidence will undergird the case for recent creation and the accuracy of the Bible.

The speaker, Bruce Barton, has degrees in meteorology and theology, with studies in engineering and graduate work in atmospheric sciences.  Mr. Barton was an instrumentation engineer in R&D for Weyerhaeuser Company until retirement.  He has a broad background as a teacher and speaker to groups of all ages in a wide range of subjects including science and technology, aviation, and Bible topics, particularly apologetics.  He has been speaking on the Creation – Evolution controversy for ten years.  Bruce also serves on the Board of Directors for the 7 Wonders Creation Museum of Mount St. Helens.

His web site is at monarch.nwcreation.net.


Meeting Documents:

Recording of Lecture:

  • Video recording of lecture can be found here.
Mar
7
Fri
2014
Apologetics Canada @ Northview Community Church / Willingdon Church
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 8 @ 2:30 pm
Apologetics Canada @ Northview Community Church / Willingdon Church | Abbotsford | British Columbia | Canada

Apologetics Canada Conference 2014

March 7-8, Vancouver & Abbotsford

Join a community of like-minded people for an inspiring weekend of thinking with some of today’s leading thinkers. This in-depth look at the Christian faith will help you develop a solid foundation of faith, hope and love. This year the Apologetics Canada Conference will be held in two locations on the same weekend with live speakers. How can we do that? Watch this video. We plan to move the keynote speakers between our venues: Northview Community Church and Willingdon Church.

Mar
15
Sat
2014
“Dragons & Dinosaurs” by Bruce Barton (CAPS Meeting) @ Bellevue Church of Christ
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

March CAPS Meeting:

“Dragons & Dinosaurs:  Monsters of the Ancient World”
by Bruce Barton

Bellevue Church of Christ
1212 104th Avenue Southeast
Bellevue,WA 98004
Friday, March 14th – 7pm

Babylonian DragonEvolutionary theory holds that dinosaurs dominated the earth during the Age of Reptiles, some 230 to 65 million years ago, before mammals evolved. Then they were all killed off by some catastrophic event, generally supposed to have been an asteroid strike. But mounting evidence indicates that although there was a cataclysmic event in the past, some dinosaurs survived. Hundreds of clues from many different cultures around the world lend support to the contention thatthey were around much more recently than 65 million years ago. If this is true, serious questions are raised about dinosaur evolution and the evolutionary timescale.

icadinoeatmanThis talk will introduce the subject of dinosaurs, and present evidence from paleontology, archaeology, legends, old chronicles, and the Bible that stories of ancient monsters were more than just myths. This evidence will undergird the case for recent creation and the accuracy of the Bible.

The speaker, Bruce Barton, has degrees in meteorology and theology, with studies in engineering and graduate work in atmospheric sciences. Mr. Barton was an instrumentation engineer in R&D for Weyerhaeuser Company until retirement. He has a broad background as a teacher and speaker to groups of all ages in a wide range of subjects including science and technology,Bruce_Bartonaviation, and Bible topics, particularly apologetics. He has been speaking on the Creation – Evolution controversy for ten years. Bruce also serves on the Board of Directors for the 7 Wonders Creation Museum of Mount St. Helens. His web site is at monarch.nwcreation.net. evidence from paleontology, archaeology, legends, old chronicles, and the Bible that stories of ancient monsters were more than just myths. This evidence will undergird the case for recent creation and the accuracy of the Bible.

See more videos by Bruce Barton:

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Mar
20
Thu
2014
“Defeating Atheism with Science” by Spike Psarris – Apologetics Symposium @ Cedar Park Church - Bothell
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Northwest Creation Network organizes a monthly educational Apologetics Symposium at Cedar Park Church in Bothell WA.

The programs customarily occur on the 3rd Thursday evening, and feature presentations by speakers, scientists, and authors who are dedicated to defending the Bible.
The events are free and open to the public and suitable for ages 11 and up.

Many atheists claim that science disproves the Bible. Despite these claims, science is actually quite consistent with Scripture.

Christians often feel unequipped to defend their faith in this area — but this need not be so. Instead, any Christian can defend his or her faith against any scientific claim from an atheist, even without knowing the details of that particular claim. Why? Because science itself disproves atheism.

Atheism, when taken to its logical conclusion, denies the fundamental assumptions and requirements of science. Therefore, if science is valid, then atheism must be false.

In this presentation, engineer and former atheist Spike Psarris will present on “Defeating Atheism with Science,” showing why this is true. Join us as we discuss how Christians can defend their faith in all areas of science. After a brief discussion of specific evidence like fossils, radiometric dating, and intelligent design, we’ll dig deeper and see how science itself disproves atheism. Understanding a few fundamental ideas about science are all that’s necessary for any Christian to be well-equipped in this area.

About the Speaker:

Spike Psarris was previously an engineer in the United States’ military space program. He entered that program as an atheist and an evolutionist. He left it as a creationist and a Christian. He now speaks on creation and Christian apologetics, equipping believers to defend their faith and glorify their Creator.

About Apologetics Symposium:

http://nwcreation.net/symposium/
https://www.facebook.com/nwcreationnetwork
http://www.creationastronomy.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/nwcreationnetwork

Mar
21
Fri
2014
Christianity Re-Defined by Mormonism – Mark Champneys @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Christianity Re-Defined by Mormonism - Mark Champneys @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church | Arlington | Washington | United States

AFSC Meeting on March 21st – The 7th meeting of the Forum will be held on Friday, March 21st at 7:00 PM at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA. Mark Champneys, Evangelism Director with Saints Alive in Tacoma, will speak on the topic “Christianity Re-Defined By Mormonism.” A description of the lecture follows.

Among the most devious strategies of the Enemy is word-play. Mormonism is diametrically opposed to Biblical Christianity, yet continues to be mistakenly considered a “Christian” church. Mark Champneys will give a presentation based on his experience from both sides–as a born-and-bred Mormon, and now a Christian evangelist, explaining the devious deception of re-defining virtually all Christian terminology.

Included will be the story of his journey out of Mormonism, a review of his dual glossary of religious terms, “Christianity Re-Defined By Mormanism,” and some “war stories” from 20 years of leading mission teams to Utah to witness to “his beloved people.” He’ll also bring you some tips on reaching your Mormon family and friends with the gospel.

The speaker, Mark Champneys, was born a 5th generation Mormon, the son of an LDS bishop. Now a believer, he is lay Evangelism Director with Saints Alive in Tacoma, is the King County Fair Ministry Coordinator for Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), and he produced and directed the film “Evolution Demolition.” Mark has had the blessing of training dozens for evangelism, and by God’s grace, of leading hunderds to Jesus. Web sites: MormonsNeedHope.com, EvolutionDemolition.info,  EvangelicalBeliefs.com.


Meeting Documents:

Apr
10
Thu
2014
Fossils: History in Contention – Chris Ashcraft – (NWCN) @ Cedar Park Church - Bothell
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

fossils_and_the_floodSecular geologists say there has been no global flood as described in the Bible, but vast quantities of fossils provide a monumental testimony to this event and God’s recent judgment of humankind. This presentation provides an introduction to Creation Geology and a Biblical characterization of the fossil record, which is alternatively used to support the theory of evolution.

Numerous examples of fossils are provided that defy conventional explanation, and instead are more consistent with rapid burial and petrification. In addition, an explanation of fossil sorting is provided that is consistent with the mechanisms active during the Biblical deluge. When the evidence is examined, we see that the fossil record has been misinterpreted by secular geologists who deliberately ignore that the “world was deluged with water and perished” (2 Peter 3:3-6).

Apr
11
Fri
2014
Answering the New Atheists – Dr. Heinz Lycklama – (CAPS) @ Bellevue Church of Christ
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

CAPS Meeting, Fri. April 11, 7 pm, Dr. Heinz Lycklama talk on Answering the New Atheists

at Bellevue Church of Christ 10419 SE 11th St., Bellevue
http://www.bellevuechurchofchrist.org
Note: the same new location as in March (same as last year)
Schedule
6:30 Refreshments and book table discussions
7:00 pm Talk by Dr. Heinz Lycklama: Answering the New Atheists
New AtheistsDescription: We have seen the publication of some bestselling books over the last ten years by some very aggressive atheists. The include The God Delusion, God is not Great, and Letters to a Christian Nation. The four most popular atheist writers (Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and Daniel Dennett). Our speaker Dr. Heinz Lycklama* will address some of their more popular claims, such as:
1. Faith is blind
2. Atheism is not a religion
3. Science has disproven God
4. There is no scientific evidence for God
5. Religion poisons everything
6. Evil and suffering disprove God
7. Morality does not come from God
8. Belief in Miracles is a superstition
InigoMeme Many books have been written by Christian writers refuting the claims made by these atheist writers, such as: Gunning for God by John Lennox, The Atheist Delusion by Phil Fernandez, and Letter from a Christian Nation by Douglas Wilson are some of the more popular responses to the assertions of the new atheists. Dr. Lycklama will examine the claims made by the new atheists, and respond to them one by one. He will conclude that the atheists have become much more aggressive, but offer no new evidence for their belief system. Theism offers a more rational answer than atheism.
Bio: Heinz Lycklama earned a Bachelors degree in Engineering Physics and a Ph.D. in experimental Nuclear Physics from McMaster University in Canada. Since then he has worked in the telecommunication and computer software industries.
  He was challenged in his Christian faith by what he was taught at university in the 1960s, so he later developed a series of lectures on this topic, and had presented this material in classes in the USA, and other venues in Europe and Asia, and North America.
Lecture Videos
Intelligent Design – one hour video by Heinz Lycklama
At the Seattle Creation Conference 2006
or
or High quality DVD copy can purchased at
Talk on Icons of Evolution one hour video by Heinz Lycklama
At the Seattle Creation Conference 2006
or
or High quality DVD copy can purchased at
For other info on past or future events see
Please note that there are similar lectures at the
separate Apologetics Forum at another venue
at Cedar Park Church in Bothell usually on the Third Thursday.
Nota Bene: Bruce Barton will do a similar program on Dinosaurs
and Dragons there on Thurs. Aug. 21
also the separate Apologetics Forum in Arlington (about an hour north on I-5),
usually on the Fourth Friday.
-John N. Johnson
Apr
25
Fri
2014
Evidence For Jesus’ Resurrection – Dr. Phil Fernandes @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Evidence For Jesus' Resurrection - Dr. Phil Fernandes @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church | Arlington | Washington | United States

AFSC Meeting on April 25 – The 8th meeting of the Forum will be held on Friday, April 25 at 7:00 PM at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA. Dr. Phil Fernandes, President of the Institute of Biblical Defense in Bremerton, WA will speak on the topic “Evidence For Jesus’ Resurrection.” A description of the lecture follows.

In this lecture, Dr. Fernandes will make a strong historical case for Jesus’ bodily resurrection from the dead. He will argue from core historical data, accepted by virtually all New Testament scholars today, to the reality of Christ’s bodily resurrection. Fernandes will argue that if Jesus did not bodily rise from the dead, there would be no hope for mankind—death would be victorious over man. Mankind’s only hope for deliverance rests on the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. While Fernandes uses a minimal facts case for the resurrection, he will warn his audience from falling into a minimal facts Christianity. Fernandes believes that even though we may feel led to defend mere Christianity (i.e., just the essentials of the Christian Faith), we should believe much more than mere Christianity. We should not allow human reason or historical methods to deny clear miraculous events recorded in the Scriptures.

Dr. Phil Fernandes is the senior pastor of Trinity Bible Fellowship and the president of the Institute of Biblical Defense. Fernandes founded the Institute of Biblical Defense in 1990 to help train Christians in their defense of the faith. He also teaches Bible, philosophy, and world religions at Crosspoint Academy and the Gateway School of Ministry in Bremerton, WA. He has completed doctoral work in both philosophy of religion (Greenwich University) and theological studies (Columbia Evangelical Seminary). He has authored several books dealing with the defense of the Christian faith. Many lectures/debates/sermons are available on his website.


Meeting Documents:


Recordings of lecture:

  • Video recording can be found here.
May
9
Fri
2014
Amazing Animals: Design vs. Darwinism – Chris Ashcraft (CAPS meeting) @ Bellevue Church of Christ
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

CAPS Meeting, Fri. May 9, 7 pm, at Bellevue Church of Christ

10419 SE 11th St., Bellevue http://www.bellevuechurchofchrist.org

7:00 pm Talk by Chris Ashcraft – Amazing Animals: Design vs. Darwinism

(preceded by refreshments and book table)
Cant-Reach-you_tn2Description:
What would the Earth be like without animals?
They are indeed a very special part of the creation that provides endless fascination and brings much love into our lives. Previously unknown animals are discovered each year and the complicated world of these creatures has been made clearer by recent scientific discoveries.
This presentation will focus on the amazing abilities of animals that are often a source of inspiration to engineers. Humans have long practiced biomimicry in an attempt to glean the ingenuity behind biological designs, and in doing so testify to the creative power of our Father in heaven.

 

 

Speaker Bio:
Chris Ashcraft is a Christian educator, creation scientist, and speaker employed as high school science teacher at Cedar Park Christian Schools where he provides instruction in BiologyChemistryHuman Anatomy and Physiology, and Life Science.

 

He obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology from Wayland Baptist University in 1989, a Master of Science in biology from Texas Tech University in 1996, a Master of Education from the University of Washington in 2008, and a Master in Teaching Math and Science from Seattle Pacific University in 2012.

 

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He is the organizer of the monthly Apologetics Symposium at Cedar Park Christian Church, Bothell, WA, and the annual Seattle Creation Conference. Chris also speaks regularly at churches, Christian schools, teacher conventions, and creation organizations. He is the founder of the Northwest Creation Network ministry and the CreationWiki internet encyclopedia where he serves as senior administrator.

 

Recent Video talks by Chris Ashcraft (50 min)
Genesis – Fables or Foundations of our Faith, 2013
Fossils – History in Contenton, 2013
Planet of the Apes, Seattle Creation Conference 2011
The Heavens Declare, Seattle Creation Conference 2011
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UPCOMING CAPS Meetings:

 

CAPS Meeting Fri. June 20, 7 pm,
Mike Riddle will speak on Creation Science Education

 

CAPS FIELD TRIPS

 

Sat. July 19 – CAPS Field Day Trip to Dry Falls Park*
Led by Patrick Nurre, geologist tour leader, Max. of 15 cars

 

Sat.  August 16 – CAPS Field Day Trip to Mt. St. Helens*
Led by Lloyd Anderson, director of Seven Wonders Creation Museum

 

 

*RSVP: Contact Ron Payne at 425-820-2897 or rondpayne@comcast.net with name, phone, email, and number in your party.
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OTHER CREATION EVENTS IN MAY

 

Thu. May 15, 7 pm
Apologetics Symposium at Cedar Park Church, Bothell
Phil Fernandes – The Biblical Basis for Apologetics

 

Fri. May 16, 7 pm
Apologetics Forum of Snohomish County
Larry Vardiman on Thousands not Billions; the Nuclear Evidence for a Young Earth http://apologeticsforum.org/index.html#Meeting9

 

Fri-Sat. May 30-31
Seattle Creation Conference,
Woodin Valley Baptist Church, Bothell
Speakers: Kurt Wise, Carl Kerby, Heinz Lycklama, Chris Ashcraft
May
15
Thu
2014
The Biblical Basis for Apologetics – Dr. Phil Fernandes (Apologetics Symposium Meeting) @ Cedar Park Church
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Biblical Basis for Apologetics

May 15th at 7PM
Phil Fernandes Ph.D.
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Description:Phil Fernandes

Dr. Fernandes shows from the Scriptures that Christian Apologetics (the rational defense of the faith) is clearly based in the Scriptures. The Bible speaks about God revealing Himself to man in His creation and in man’s conscience. And, the Apostles defended the faith using both eyewitness testimony and their own testimonies. Hence, traditional apologetics is biblical. Dr. Fernandes will also discuss different ways to defend the faith.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Phil Fernandes is the president of the Institute of Biblical Defense, which he founded in 1990 to teach Christians how to defend the Christian Faith. He is also the pastor of Trinity Bible Fellowship in Silverdale, Washington, and teaches philosophy, world religions, theology, and apologetic’s for CrossPoint Academy and the Imago Dei Institute (formerly Cascade Bible College).

Dr.Phil Fernandes has earned the following degrees: a Ph.D. in philosophy of religion from Greenwich University, a Master of Arts in Religion from Liberty University, and a Bachelor of Theology from Columbia Evangelical Seminary. Fernandes has debated some of America’s leading atheists (i.e., Dr. Michael Martin of Boston University, Jeff Lowder, Jim Corbett, and Dan Barker). He has lectured and debated in defense of the Christian world view at some of America’s leading universities: Princeton, the University of Washington, Oregon State University, and the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill). Dr.Fernandes is a member of four professional societies: the Evangelical Theological Society, the Evangelical Philosophical Society, the International Society of Christian Apologetics, the International Society of Christian Apologetics, and the Society of Christian Philosophers.

May
16
Fri
2014
Thousands Not Billions: Nuclear Evidence for a Young Earth – Dr. Larry Vardiman @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

poloniumisotopehalodecayAFSC Meeting on May 16th – The 9th meeting of the Forum was held on Friday, May 16th at 7:00 PM at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA. Dr. Larry Vardiman, former Vice President of the Institute for Creation Research, spoke on the topic “Thousands Not Billions: Nuclear Evidence For a Young Earth.” A description of the lecture follows.

The age of the earth stands out as one of the most important issues among Christians today! An old-earth interpretation clouds our view of the accuracy of Scripture. It supports the theory of evolution. It affects our perception of God. If Scripture can’t be trusted on the age of the earth, how can it be trusted on other issues?

quartzhaloBut have we been misled about the reliability of radioactive dating methods? The RATE group believes we have. The RATE group, consisting of eight young-earth creationist geologists, geochemists, geophysicists, physicists, and a Hebraist, cooperated to research the issue of Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth. They dared ask the tough questions and found an alternative explanation for the billions of years conventionally assigned to rocks. They found answers like:

  • Large amounts of nuclear decay have occurred during earth history
  • Helium concentrations in rocks confirm massive nuclear decay
  • Helium diffusion and radiohalos document accelerated nuclear decay
  • Coal and diamonds are young because they contain carbon-14
  • Theoretical studies support accelerated decay
  • Conventional dating methods are unreliable
  • Creation and the Flood are recent historical events
  • The Creation and Flood accounts are accurate historical narratives

particlephysicsThe RATE researchers have solved a major portion of the radioisotope riddle. Larry Vardiman was the director of the RATE project and senior editor of the two technical books written in 2000 and 2005 reporting on the project.

Dr. Vardiman retired from the Institute for Creation Research in 2012 after 30 years of research, writing, teaching, and speaking on creation. Prior to his full-time ministry in creation science he conducted 15 years of field research in cloud physics and weather modification for the U.S. Department of Interior, the U.S. Air Force, and Colorado State University. He obtained his B.S. in Physics from the University of Missouri at Rolla, a B.S. in Meteorology from St. Louis University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University. He has written over 30 technical articles, 10 books, and many conference papers. He was Director and Editor of the RATE Project, a study on Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth. For the past 10 years he has been conducting numerical simulations of climate and weather during the ice age. He used conventional research models and data supplied by NASA and NOAA to study storms enhanced by warm oceans heated through catastrophic events of the Genesis Flood. He continues to conduct limited research, writing, and speaking in the Northwest. Dr. Vardiman lives on Camano Island, Washington, is married to Jeannette, a registered nurse, has 4 children, and 6 grandchildren.


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Recording of the lecture:

Video recording of the lecture can be found here.

May
30
Fri
2014
SEATTLE CREATION CONFERENCE 2014 @ Woodin Valley Baptist Church
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – May 31 @ 4:30 pm

In the beginning God created bannerThe Seattle Creation Conference is WA’s largest event that features Christian scientists & apologists supporting Biblical worldview and that are dedicated to glorifying God through scientific studies of His creation.

 

The purpose of the event is to educate & strengthen faith against pseudoscience, debunk evolutionary myths and encourage the Church to trust in the Bible as authoritative on early Earth history.

 

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– Carl Kerby   http://creationwiki.org/Carl_Kerby
Remote Control: The Power of Hollywood on Today’s Culture
Human Evolution: Is That All You Got?
What is the ‘Best’ Evidence God Created?

 

– Kurt Wise  http://creationwiki.org/Kurt_Wise

Floating Forests: An Example of Creation Model-Building
The Nature of God and Biology

 

– Heinz Lycklama  http://creationwiki.org/Heinz_Lycklama

New Atheist Pseudoscience

 

– Chris Ashcraft  http://creationwiki.org/Chris_Ashcraft
Worldviews in Conflict
Mount St. Helens: An Explosion that Rocked the Worldview

 

Schedule

 

Friday, May 30

6:30pm – doors open

7:00pm – 9:00pm  Speakers Chris Ashcraft & Carl Kerby
9:20pm – Stargazing with Mark Osterhaus and Spike Psarris (weather permitting)

 

Saturday, May 31

8:30am – doors open

9:00am – 4:30pm Speakers Heinz Lycklama, Kurt Wise, Carl Kerby, Chris Ashcraft

 

During breaks, guests are encouraged to browse the creation resources offered for sale at the conference. A large assortment of books, DVDs, and curriculum will be made available for continuing education in Biblical apologetics.

 

Childcare is not provided.

 

For more details about the Seattle Creation Conference, call Chris Ashcraft at (206) 465-1635 or email him at ashcraft@nwcreation.net

 

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Jun
1
Sun
2014
“Fossils: Friend or Foe?” & “Becoming Bold: Know It! Live It! Share It!” – Carl Kerby @ Woodin Valley Baptist Church
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
"Fossils: Friend or Foe?" & "Becoming Bold: Know It! Live It! Share It!" - Carl Kerby @ Woodin Valley Baptist Church | Bothell | Washington | United States

What does it mean to be a Christian and why is it important to grow in knowledge? It’s an alarming fact that 50 to 88% of young people raised in Bible-believing Christian homes are walking away from the church by age 18. Carl examines the causes of this huge exodus and then shows how, by starting with the Bible, there are solutions to this massive problem. We all need to know how to stand uncompromisingly on the authority and accuracy of the Bible, and be prepared to answer difficult questions and boldly proclaim the gospel.

Carl Kerby is a former air-traffic controller and a creation apologist speaker who teaches how to defend the Bible against scientific naturalism. He was one of the founding board members for Answers in Genesis, and has been described by AiG as one of their most dynamic lecturers on the Book of Genesis.  After serving with Answers in Genesis for over 15 years, Carl became the Founder and President of Reasons for Hope. He is a much sought-after speaker both in the United States and abroad, and has spoken in Bermuda, Canada, England, Greece, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, Wales and others.

He grew up in a liberal church that taught evolution could be mixed with God’s Word. In 1987 Carl Kerby became a Christian after attending a crusade in Salt Lake City, Utah. While an air-traffic controller and riding in the cockpit on a flight, the Creation vs. Evolution issue came up during a conversation with the pilots. The co-pilot argued that the Bible and Evolution were a totally different worldviews that could not be in harmonized. He then introduced Carl to Ken Ham’s book The Lie: Evolution, which helped him trust in the Bible as authoritative on the issue of creation.

Carl and his wife Masami have been married for more than 30 years. They have two children, Alisa (Bobby) and Carl Jr. (Tish) and four grandchildren, Trey, Naomi, Mari and James. Carl is the author of Remote Control: The Power of Hollywood on Today’s Culture, Absotively, Posilutely, The Best Evidence for Creation and Reasons for Hope In The Mosaic of Your Life. Carl and Masami live in Hebron, KY.

“Becoming Bold: Know It! Live It! Share It!” – Carl Kerby @ First Baptist Church Arlington
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
"Becoming Bold: Know It! Live It! Share It!" - Carl Kerby @ First Baptist Church Arlington | Arlington | Washington | United States

What does it mean to be a Christian and why is it important to grow in knowledge? It’s an alarming fact that 50 to 88% of young people raised in Bible-believing Christian homes are walking away from the church by age 18. Carl examines the causes of this huge exodus and then shows how, by starting with the Bible, there are solutions to this massive problem. We all need to know how to stand uncompromisingly on the authority and accuracy of the Bible, and be prepared to answer difficult questions and boldly proclaim the gospel.

Carl Kerby is a former air-traffic controller and a creation apologist speaker who teaches how to defend the Bible against scientific naturalism. He was one of the founding board members for Answers in Genesis, and has been described by AiG as one of their most dynamic lecturers on the Book of Genesis.  After serving with Answers in Genesis for over 15 years, Carl became the Founder and President of Reasons for Hope. He is a much sought-after speaker both in the United States and abroad, and has spoken in Bermuda, Canada, England, Greece, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, Wales and others.

He grew up in a liberal church that taught evolution could be mixed with God’s Word. In 1987 Carl Kerby became a Christian after attending a crusade in Salt Lake City, Utah. While an air-traffic controller and riding in the cockpit on a flight, the Creation vs. Evolution issue came up during a conversation with the pilots. The co-pilot argued that the Bible and Evolution were a totally different worldviews that could not be in harmonized. He then introduced Carl to Ken Ham’s book The Lie: Evolution, which helped him trust in the Bible as authoritative on the issue of creation.

Carl and his wife Masami have been married for more than 30 years. They have two children, Alisa (Bobby) and Carl Jr. (Tish) and four grandchildren, Trey, Naomi, Mari and James. Carl is the author of Remote Control: The Power of Hollywood on Today’s Culture, Absotively, Posilutely, The Best Evidence for Creation and Reasons for Hope In The Mosaic of Your Life. Carl and Masami live in Hebron, KY.

Jun
6
Fri
2014
Overcoming the World – 2014 Ligoniers West Coast Conference @ Overlake Christian Church
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm

Being a Christian in a Post-Christian Culture

Dear friend,

This world—in its present condition—is not our home. Scripture reminds us of this truth again and again, exhorting us to look to heaven and to consider ourselves as strangers and exiles on the earth (Heb. 11:13). As wonderful as life can be in this fallen world, there is something better in store for God’s people.

As we watch the culture around us grow more hostile to the traditional teachings of orthodox, biblical Christianity, our awareness that our home is elsewhere gets stronger. Yet that doesn’t mean we can leave this world behind. Christ has called us to be His witnesses even in our post-Christian culture, and we must be prepared to live as salt and light in the midst of our generation.

To help believers learn what it means to be a witness in this world, Ligonier Ministries is hosting our West Coast Conference, “Overcoming the World: Being a Christian in a Post-Christian Culture.” On June 6–7, 2014, Drs. Steven Lawson, Stephen Meyer, Albert Mohler, and R.C. Sproul Jr. will be joining me in Seattle as we cover modern challenges to the Christian and how we may effectively witness to the truth in a society that seems determined to overthrow every connection to its Christian heritage.

Please consider joining us for this conference in June. I look forward to enjoying this time of worship, teaching, fellowship, and prayer together with you.

In Christ,

R.C. Sproul

 

2014 West Coast Conference

Speakers

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Jun
19
Thu
2014
Apologetics 101: Answering the Challenges – Mike Riddle (Apologetics Symposium Meeting) @ Cedar Park Church
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Apologetics 101: Answering the Challenges

June 19th at 7PM
Mike Riddle
Creation Training Initiative
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Description:

Mike RiddleThe theme of this seminar is on learning how to be a 1st Peter 3:15 Christian – have a ready answer. Many challenges are answered: How could Adam have named all the animals in one day, How could Noah fit all the animals on the Ark, How can the first three days of creation be days when the sun was not created until the fourth day, Where did Cain get his wife, carbon-14 dating, and more…

About the Speaker:

Mike Riddle is an international speaker and educator on Christian education and apologetics with Creation Training Initiative. He is also an adjunct speaker for Answers in Genesis. Mike holds a degree in mathematics and a graduate degree in education and has been involved in creation ministry for more than thirty years. Prior to getting involved in creation ministry, Mike was a captain in the U.S. Marines and a national champion in track and field.

Jun
27
Fri
2014
Answering the New Atheists – Dr. Heinz Lycklama @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

AFSC Meeting on June 27th – The 10th meeting of the Forum will be held on Friday, June 27th at 7:00 PM at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA. Dr. Heinz Lycklama, co-founder of the Apologetics Forum of Snohomish County, will speak on the topic “Answering The New Atheists.” A description of the lecture follows.

New AtheistsWe have seen the publication of some bestselling books over the last ten years by some very aggressive atheists. They include “The God Delusion”, “God is not Great”, and “Letter to a Christian Nation.” The four most popular atheist writers (Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, and Dennett) are often referred to as the “Four Horsemen.” They make some outrageous claims about the Christian Faith, Creationism and Evolutionism. In this talk we address some of their more popular claims such as:

  1.  Faith is blind
  2. Atheism is not a religion
  3. Science has disproved God
  4. There is no evidence for God
  5. Religion poisons everything
  6. Evil and suffering disprove God
  7. Morality does not come from God
  8. Belief in Miracles is superstition.

Many books have been written by Christian writers refuting the claims made by these atheist writers. “Gunning For God”, “The Atheist Delusion”, and “Letter From a Christian Nation” are some of the more popular responses to the claims of these new atheists. We examine the claims made by the atheists, and respond to them one by one. We conclude that the atheists have become much more aggressive, but offer no new evidence for their belief system. Theism offers a more rational answer than atheism. The New Atheists don’t have a case!

Heinz 4Dr. Heinz Lycklama earned a Ph. D. degree in Nuclear Physics from McMaster University in Canada and has worked in the telecommunications and computer software industries for over forty years. He has taught through many books of the Bible and has served as member and Chairman of various Missions Committees as well as Elder/Deacon Boards.

Challenged in his Christian faith by what he was taught in university in the 1960’s, Heinz later developed a series of lectures on Creation vs. Evolution and Christian Apologetics over the years and presented the material in Sunday school classes, to college students, during church services, at Bible Schools, and other venues in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. With his knowledge of the Bible and science, he has continued to develop and present new material in these subject areas. More on Dr. Lycklama & his lectures at heinzlycklama.com/messages.


Lecture recordings at:
  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube can be found here.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A after lecture can be found here.

Meeting Documents:

Jul
12
Sat
2014
Mt. St. Helens Tour @ Mt. St. Helens 7 Wonders Creation Museum
Jul 12 all-day

StHelens

Creation Tours:  Mt. St. Helens Field Trip

Itinerary

  • 7:00am – Leave your home. Take I-5 South. Exit 49 at Castle Rock. Left at light at top of ramp eastbound. Takes about 2.5 hours to travel from Kirkland with one quick rest stop. Suggest eating breakfast before you leave your house.
7 Wonders Creation Museum

7 Wonders Creation Museum
4749 Spirit Lake Highway
Silverlake, WA. 98645
1-360-274-5737

  • 9:30 – Gather at 7 Wonders Museum approximately 9 miles on right (just before Toutle Wa.). Bookstore viewing. Note prefer cash and checks for purchases. Donations appreciated since there is no charge for talk and tour.
  • 9:45-11:15 – Mt. St. Helens 7 Wonders presentation by Lloyd Anderson.
  • 11:15-12:00 – Caravan to mud flow site (milepost 20+), edge of blast zone (milepost 29) and the Weyerhaeuser Forest Learning Center (milepost 33).
  • 11:45-12:30 – Lunch (bring your own lunch as no concessions available) and viewing Learning Center (free).
  • StHelens412:30-1:00 – Drive to Hummocks Trail Hike (milepost 45 on the right). Meet in parking lot. If you do not want to go on the hike, at least stop here for a brief tour talk and then you can go onto Johnson Ridge or leave for home or whatever.
  • 1:00-3:30 – Hike: 2.4 miles Relatively easy loop hike with short climb out at the end. Bring plenty of water. Dress for hiking in warm-hot weather. Hats and Sunscreen!
  • 4:00-5:00 –Visit center at your own pace. Cost $8. Kids under 16 free. Does honor national park passes. Very cool movie of eruption and view of crater 5 miles across valley with great view of landslide area and canyons carved in one day!!
  • 5:00 – Leave whenever! On your own at this point to return the way you came. Welcome to stop at museum on way back. Dinner is on your own at freeway or on the way back somewhere.

Contact Ron Payne at 425-820-2897 or rondpayne@comcast.net with name, phone, email number in your party.

Glad you signed up to come along on this great Saturday day trip with others from the church to visit Mt. St. Helens. We will visit the 7 Wonders Museum and see a presentation on the catastrophic processes that changed the local geology in minutes rather than millions of years. Then we will take a tour to actually visit sites showing the changes and discuss them as we go up to the mountain. We will be taking a 2.25 mile (easy) hike on the leading edge of the landslide material seeing the canyons that were formed in a day and the biological recovery since 1980.

More information on 7 Wonders Museum at http://www.7wondersmuseum.org .

RELATED BOOKS & VIDEOS

FootprintsAsh   Noah Justice St. Helens   mtsthelensdoculecture

 

Jul
17
Thu
2014
Earth’s Surface Shaped by Receding Floodwater – Michael Oard (Apologetics Symposium Meeting) @ Cedar Park Church
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Earth’s Surface Shaped by Receding Floodwater

July 17th at 7PM
Michael Oard
Creation Research Society
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Description:

Michael OardThe talk first discusses what the Bible says about how the Floodwater drained from off the continents. Then geological evidence for parts of the Earth’s crust rising and parts descending to drain the Floodwater is presented. Geological evidence of sheet currents flowing off the continents is shown in the form of huge erosion of domes and the erosional remnants left behind. All the eroded sediment is deposited at the margin of the continents forming the continental shelf and slope. As the water is moving off the continents, sometimes at high speed, a rough surface is planed smooth by the debris being carried along by the Floodwater. These surfaces are called planation surfaces, if they are flat, and erosion surfaces, if they are rolling. A veneer of the debris is commonly left on top of the planation or erosion surfaces as a thin layer of cobbles and boulders. These rounded rocks from water action sometimes contain percussion marks caused by all the intense turbulence of the draining Floodwater. At the same time, resistant rocks are carried long distances from their sources, documented from the northwest states and adjacent Canada for transport distances of up to 800 miles. All these features are difficult if not impossible to explain by the alternative ideas of mainstream geologists.

After sheet flow continued for many days, more and more mountains and plateaus extend above the draining Floodwater, forcing the water to channelized around these objects. Channelized flow, therefore, carves valleys and canyons rapidly, and creates many other features that are difficult if not impossible to explain by mainstream geologists. Such features include water and wind gaps, which are perpendicular cuts through mountains, ridges, or plateaus; pediments, which are planation surfaces at the foots of mountains or ridges; and submarine canyons that are cut perpendicular to the shoreline through the continental shelf and slope.

About the Speaker:

Michael J. Oard is a creation scientist with a specialization in Atmospheric Science. He is a prolific author who has published numerous books and papers in widely recognized creationist and secular journals. He worked for close to 30 years as a meteorologist/weather forecaster with the (US) National Weather Service, and now dedicates much of his time to creation science research. Mike’s research interested have focused primarily on topics such as evidence for Noah’s flood, the Ice Age, and the mass extinction of the Woolly Mammoths. He speaks regularly at creation conferences and other venues and has served on the board of directors of the Creation Research Society since 2001. Mike received his Masters of Science degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of Washington in 1973. He then worked as a meteorologist for the U.S. National Weather Service until 2001, and as the lead forecaster in Montana from 1981 to 2001.

Jul
25
Fri
2014
The Ice Age: Only the Bible can Explain It! – Michael Oard @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Ice Age: Only the Bible can Explain It! - Michael Oard @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church | Arlington | Washington | United States

AFSC Meeting on July 25th – The 11th meeting of the Forum will be held on Friday, July 25th at 7:00 PM at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA. Michael Oard, a Creation scientist specializing in Atmospheric Science,will speak on the topic “The Ice Age: Only The Bible Can Explain It!” A description of the lecture follows.

There are many earth-science challenges to the biblical worldview. Two of them are: what caused the Ice Age and could it occur in the short biblical timescale? However, secular scientists also have severe challenges when it comes to the ice age. That is why they have over 60 theories, and its origin is still a major mystery.

The talk will show how the radical climate change required for an Ice Age can be explained by the climatic aftermath of the Flood. After the Flood, volcanic particles would reflect some of the sunlight back to space, cooling the land mainly in summer. The oceans would be warm after the Flood, from pole to pole and top to bottom, which would cause much more evaporation for the abundant snow needed for an ice age. So, all the ingredients are set for a rapid ice age.

The timing of the Ice Age depends upon how fast the oceans cooled to today’s temperatures. Based on heat inputs and heat outputs, this time can be estimated. It comes out to 500 years to reach glacial maximum. The ice sheets would also melt rapidly in less than 200 years. So, the total time for the Ice Age results in an ice age that took only 700 years! Evidence will be presented that there really was only one Ice Age and there will be no future ice age.

By sticking to biblical starting conditions, we have solved many earth science challenges and can solve many more in the future.

 

Michael Oard earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in atmospheric science from the University of Washington. For six years he was a research meteorologist at the University of Washington, and has published several research articles in journals and technical monographs of the American Meteorological Society. Michael retired in 2001 after 30 years of employment by the National Weather Service. Since then, he has been engaged in full time research, writing, and speaking in creation earth science. He has also authored, coauthored, or served as editor of twenty creationist books, and has published over 200 related articles in the creation science technical literature.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Creation Research Society, and is an adjunct speaker for Creation Ministries International. Additional material written by Michael on the Flood and the Ice Age may be found at his websitehttp://michael.oards.net/.


Meeting Documents:

Recordings of the lecture:

Video recording can be found here.

Aug
8
Fri
2014
2014 Speaking the Truth in Love Conference @ Kent Covenant Church
Aug 8 – Aug 9 all-day
2014 Speaking the Truth in Love Conference @ Kent Covenant Church | Kent | Washington | United States

Come join us and explore answers on how to advance in our common Christian faith.

The Speaking the Truth in Love Conference is a non-denominational, grace-based organization. We strive to bring together a panel of local and national gifted speakers who are recognized within their areas of expertise in theology, apologetics, philosophy and the christian worldview.

The Christian faith is being left behind, irrelevant in an ever increasing iconoclastic society. Our conference offers inspired and forward-looking teaching of what is possible if Christians are informed and given new skills, tools, and ideas on how they can play a central role in their communities doing God’s work in defending and renewing all things in Jesus.

Our format provides a relaxed environment meant to expose, engage, astound, and deepen our awareness to the contemporary realities of the radical culture and social change taking place in our world today. Expect our presentations to be powerful and engaging with a brief Q & A session. Practical application isn’t always included; however, ideas are presented that allow participants to fellowship with one another and then implement these ideas within their social circles and extended community – advancing the Kingdom of God.

God’s people perish from a lack of knowledge and knowledge is the beginning of understanding. Understanding allows us to take action in order to impact others with the power of the gospel. With God’s help, we can forever affect and change the spiritual demographics of our church, communities, and cities abroad.

“…what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God”. – Ephesians 3:18-19

SPEAKERS & TOPICS:

Abdu Murray

  • The Gospel as Unique Amidst Worldviews

  • Islam and the Gospel – Which Gives a True Picture of God’s Greatness?

  • Exposing Truth’s Cost, Sharing Truth’s Worth

Ron Wallace

  • Rapture and the Day of the Lord

  • Why Christianity & What is Christianity really all about.

Dr. Eric Odel-Hein

  • The Significance of Water in Scripture

Matt Coombe

  • Utilizing Video Games for Apologetics and Evangelism.

Ross Holtz

  • Trusting God When Life Hurts

Dr. Phil Fernandes

  • The Christian Response to the Problem of Evil

  • Battle for the Bible

  • Arguments for the existence of God

Lenny Esposito

  • Dealing with Bible Contradictions

  • How to Talk About Faith on Facebook

  • Hidden Ways the Gospels Prove Reliable

Dr. Rick Walston

  • A Biblical View of Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage.

 

Aug
9
Sat
2014
Dry Falls Field Trip @ Dry Falls
Aug 9 all-day

DryFalls1

Creation Tours:  Dry Falls Field Trip

7:30 Assemble at Costco
8:00 Leave
11:00 Arrive at Hwy 97/Hwy 2 Junction north of Wenatchee at Orondo Centex Fuel Center 11:00-11:30 Talk on Columbia River Gorge (30 minutes max)
11:45 Leave on Hwy 2
12:30 Arrive in Moses Coulee
12:30-1:00 Talk on coulees (30 minutes max)
1:00-1:30 Arrive at Dry Falls
1:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-2:30 Talk on Dry Falls (30 minutes)
2:30-3:00 Interpretative Center (OYO)
3:00 Leave for home (OYO)
7:30 Home (est)

Dry Falls Eastern Scabland Day Trip Tour

DryFalls2Get some visual Confirmation of Geologic Formations in Central Washington…Our Heavenly Father invites us to “Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations He has made in the Earth…!!! Psalm 46:8 This is a well Planned informational trip with good Leadership and fun for all…!!! See the Details below…!!!

Activity: Day trip to Dry Falls on Saturday TBD Speaker and Tour Guide: Ron Payne

Trip Format: We will caravan in our own vehicles. Do not get ahead of lead vehicle (light tan Buick Rendezvous) driven by Ron Payne.

Initial Meeting Place: Meet initially at the Woodinville Costco gas station at the Hwy 9 exit off of Hwy 522 to Monroe. Go right at top of exit and right again at the next signal into the Costco parking lot. The gas station is in the right corner of the lot). Gather at 7:30 AM and we will leave promptly at 8:00 AM. Directions will be passed out at the meeting.

Lunch: Each car/person is responsible to bring their lunch. There are facilities to buy food at Dry Falls. Bring snacks for the trip since lunch break is scheduled for 1:30 PM. Bring water.

Basic Tour Schedule:

  • 7:30am –  Assemble at Costco
  • 8:00am –  Leave Costco (we will not wait for anyone since we have a tight driving schedule)

DryFalls3Travel route – Northbound on Hwy 522 to Monroe. Go eastbound on Hwy 2 across Stevens Pass to Wenatchee. Stay on Hwy 2 which crosses the Columbia and turns north along with Hwy 97. Approximately 11-12 miles at Orondo, Hwy 2 turns east. We will stop at the Union 76 Fuel Center just north of the intersection for the first talk on the Columbia River/Grand Coulee at 11:00 AM.

 

  • 11:00am – Columbia River/Grand Coulee Talk
  • 11:30am – Leave eastbound on Hwy 2
  • 12:30pm – Arrive at Moses Coulee (approximately 25 miles). Second talk on Coulees.
  • 1:00pm – Leave for Dry Falls
  • 1:30pm – Arrive Dry Falls (approx. 15-16 miles turn right onto Hwy 17 southbound from Hwy 2) Lunch at Dry Falls – bathrooms at center on south side.
  • 2:00pm – Third and final talk on Dry Falls and the Scablands
  • 2:30pm – Visit interpretative center on your own.
  • 3:00pm – Suggested leave time. Drive home on your own. No caravan or further meeting places.

DryFalls4Travel Route – Either retrace your return via Hwy 2 or one could go south on Hwy 17 to Soap Lake, then south on Hwy 28 to Ephrata, south on Hwy 283 to I-90 and then home. Very cool drive thru some large coulees and lakes to Soap Lake

  • 7:30-8:00pm –  Estimate return time to Woodinville Costco (where we started) via Hwy 2. Resources/Materials: The Missoula Flood Book by Oard will be available for sale.

Cost: There is no cost for the tour/talks. However, donations would be encouraged. Please give cash or checks payable to CAPS and give to Ron Payne.

Trip Communication: Lead vehicle cell phone # and directions will be passed out when we meet. When you sign up for the trip, please provide a cell phone # so we can communicate on the road.

RSVP: In order to know who is coming, please RSVP to Ron Payne at 425-820-2897 or email at rondpayne@comcast.net on or before June 22, 2013. Please provide name, email address, phone in the Seattle area, number in party, car make and model and a cell phone #. Contact Ron Payne for any questions.

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PS: Some informational web sites to look up:

http://nwcreation.net/scablands.html

http://hugefloods.com/Scablands.html

Be sure to Watch this one to get a Bird’s eye view of the Scablands…!!!

http://www.parks.wa.gov/298/Sun-Lakes-Dry-Falls

RELATED BOOKS & VIDEOS

The Missoula Flood Controversy and the Genesis FloodFloodByDesign

Aug
21
Thu
2014
Science, History, & Scripture: Ancient Evidence Supports Biblical Accuracy @ Cedar Park Church
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Science, History, and Scripture:

Ancient Evidence Supports Biblical Accuracy

August 21st at 7PM
Bruce Barton
Download Poster/Flier (PDF or DOC)

Description:

Bruce BartonCritics have charged that the Bible is “unscientific,” mythical, or inaccurate at best; Bible-believing Christians have been accused of being ignorant “flat-earthers.”

Is the Bible consistent with modern science? Or have scientific discoveries relegated the Bible to the status of myths and fairy tales? Although it isn’t a scientific textbook, the accuracy of Scripture has been verified time and again by archaeology, history, and scientific discoveries.

This presentation shows how the Bible actually anticipated and provided the basis for scientific discoveries. Certain scientific principles were in the Bible all along waiting for science to cast aside its misconceptions and come into line with what Scripture reveals. Many pitfalls and blind alleys could’ve been avoided by paying closer attention to what the Creator said in His Word.

About the Speaker:

Bruce Barton, has degrees in meteorology and theology, with studies in engineering and graduate work in atmospheric sciences. Mr. Barton was an instrumentation engineer in Research and Development for Weyerhaeuser Company until retirement. He has a broad background as a teacher and speaker to groups of all ages in a wide range of subjects including science and technology, aviation, and Bible topics, particularly apologetics. He has been speaking and teaching on the creation–evolution controversy for ten years. He also serves on the boards of directors for the 7 Wonders Museum at Mt. St. Helens and the Creation Association of Puget Sound.

Aug
22
Fri
2014
“Life’s Information Systems” – Dr. Don Johnson @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
"Life's Information Systems" - Dr. Don Johnson @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church | Arlington | Washington | United States

AFSC Meeting on August 22 – The 12th meeting of the Forum was held on Friday, August 22 at 7:00 PM at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA. Dr. Don Johnson spoke on the topic Life’s Information Systems. A description of the lecture follows.

Life’s Information Systems is based on the “Programming of Life” book which has been a best-seller in molecular biology, and on which a PoL video is based.  This updated presentation begins with a quick review of the Biblical basis for studying science and God’s awesome fine-tuned creation.  After a review of terms related to life’s information, the reality of every cell’s computers and computer programs will be examined, including the coding systems and algorithmic requirements that have no naturalistic explanation.  Several difficulties of naturalistic scenarios will be highlighted, including the probabilities randomly forming life’s components, the reality of the fitness decline in each generation, and the lack of any possible undirected mechanism to produce life’s hardware and software.  Darwinism asserts that random changes (via DNA mutations) in real biological computer programs sometimes produce better programs, a concept that has no basis in computer science.

Scientific evidence is examined to compare creation and evolution scenarios as explanations.  The fall of Darwinism and the Extended Synthesis as a likely replacement is discussed.  Intelligent design is contrasted with creationism.  Evolution and atheism are shown to be religious, as verified by court decisions, with ramifications in the education system and all other aspects of society.  The importance of being informed on scientific truth, especially life’s information, is critical when confronting what is promoted as “science,” but is actually speculation that has no scientific basis.

Don Johnson earned Ph.D.s in both Computer & Information Sciences and in Chemistry. He was a senior research scientist and consultant for over 14 years, and taught 20 years in universities in the US and Europe. Since “retiring” as an APU (Christian university) professor, he has done consulting, speaking, and writing (4 books, including best-selling “Programming of Life,” and several peer-reviewed papers). He has made Christian and secular presentations across the US and on most continents.  His www.4iam.org Christian Website has links to the “Programming of Life” PoL video (over 236,000 on-line views),  several video presentations and printable flyers, as well as links to his two secular science Websites.  For over 20 years he believed, taught, and defended the evolutionary scenarios, until science convinced him of the bankruptcy of those beliefs.


Meeting Documents:


The recordings of this lecture are available:

  • Powerpoint slides used for lecture can be downloaded here.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A after lecture can be found here.
  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube can be found here.

 


Dr. Don Johnson spoke at the following venues within the Greater Seattle area during his time in the area:

  • Wed, Aug. 20 – Lecture on “Programming of Life” to a secular audience in Arlington.
  •  Thu, Aug. 21 – Seminar on “Programming of Life” at Apologetics Symposium in Bothell.
  • Fri, Aug. 22 – Seminar on “Life’s Information Systems” at Apologetics Forum in Arlington.
  • Sun, Aug. 24 – Lecture on “Science Christians Need to Know” during Sunday School hour at First Baptist Church Arlington.
  • Sun, Aug. 24 – Lecture on “The Flood, Catastrophism, Fossils, and Time” at Evening Service at First Baptist Church Arlington.
  • Wed, Aug. 27 – Talk on “What About Scientific Integrity?” to a secular audience in Arlington.
  • Fri, Sep. 5 – Talk on “Amazing Scientific Insights of the Bible” at CAPS meeting in Mountlake Terrace.
  • Sun, Sep. 7 – Talk on “God’s Creative and Sustaining Word” during Sunday School Hour at Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington.
  • Sun, Sep. 7 – Talk on “Science Christians Need to Know” during Main Service at Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington.
Sep
12
Fri
2014
“Cultural Pluralism and the Search for Absolutes” – Ravi Zacharias & Margaret Manning @ Cedar Park Church
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

RaviZacharias_event

City On A Hill Church is excited to host Author and Speaker Ravi Zacharias, September 12th-14th, for City On A Hill’s Anniversary Conference. Dr. Zacharias is coming with 2 other RZIM speakers, Margaret Manning and Stuart McAllister.

The services will be held at Christian Faith Center in Federal Way:
Saturday at 5:00 p.m, Sep. 13th
Sunday at 3:00 p.m, Sep. 14th

And at Cedar Park Christian Church on Friday, Sep. 12th, 7 pm.

All events are free and open to the public. However, due to high demand and in order to accomodate people travelling from far away, this registration RESERVES & GUARANTEES a seat for these services. Therefore, if youd like to have a guaranteed spot, please reserve your seat!

Please print off the ticket and bring with you, to be seated in the RESERVED section.

FRIDAY EVENING’S SERVICE in BOTHEL will be cohosted with Cedar Park Christian Church and with Northwest University. You have the option to register for Friday Evening only, which will be on Friday, Sept. 12th. The event in Bothell will be held at Cedar Park Christian Church, located at: 16300 112th Ave NE Bothell, WA 98011, at 7 pm.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE INFORMATION:
On Friday, Sept. 12th. – Dr. Ravi Zacharias & Margaret Manning will both speak.
On Saturday, Sept. 13th, Dr. Ravi Zacharias will be the only speaker.
On Sunday, Sept. 14th, Dr. Ravi Zacharias will speak shortly, followed by Stuart McAllister.

More info about Ravi Zacharias:

For forty years Ravi Zacharias has spoken all over the world and in numerous universities, notably Harvard, Princeton, and Oxford University. He has addressed writers of the peace accord in South Africa, the president’s cabinet and parliament in Peru, and military officers at the Lenin Military Academy and the Center for Geopolitical Strategy in Moscow. At the invitation of the President of Nigeria, he addressed delegates at the First Annual Prayer Breakfast for African Leaders held in Mozambique.

Dr. Zacharias has direct contact with key leaders, senators, congressmen, and governors who consult him on an ongoing basis. He has addressed the Florida Legislature and the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast in Texas, and has twice spoken at the Annual Prayer Breakfast at the United Nations in New York, which marks the beginning of the UN General Assembly each year. As the 2008 Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer, he gave addresses at the White House, the Pentagon, and The Cannon House. He has had the privilege of addressing the National Prayer Breakfasts in the seats of government in Ottawa, Canada, and London, England, and speaking at the CIA in Washington, DC.

Dr. Zacharias was born in India in 1946 and immigrated to Canada with his family twenty years later. While pursuing a career in business management, his interest in theology grew; subsequently, he pursued this study during his undergraduate education. He received his Master of Divinity from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. Well-versed in the disciplines of comparative religions, cults, and philosophy, he held the chair of Evangelism and Contemporary Thought at Alliance Theological Seminary for three and a half years. Dr. Zacharias has been honored by the conferring of a Doctor of Divinity from Houghton College, Tyndale College and Seminary and McMaster Divinity College, Toronto, and a Doctor of Laws degree from Asbury College, Kentucky. He is presently Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University in Oxford, England.

Dr. Zacharias has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, where he studied moralist philosophers and literature of the Romantic era. While at Cambridge he also authored his first book, A Shattered Visage: The Real Face of Atheism, updated and republished in 2004 by Baker as The Real Face of Atheism. His second book, Can Man Live without God (Word, 1994), was awarded the Gold Medallion for best book in the category of doctrine and theology, and Jesus Among Other Gods (Word, 2000) was nominated for a Gold Medallion. In all, Dr. Zacharias has authored or edited over twenty books, including Walking from East to West (Zondervan, 2006), The Grand Weaver (Zondervan, 2007), The End of Reason: A Response to the New Atheists (Zondervan, 2008), and Beyond Opinion (Thomas Nelson, 2008), which includes contributions from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries’ global team. His latest books are Why Jesus, released by FaithWords in January 2012, and Has Christianity Failed You? (Zondervan, 2010). Several of his books have been translated into Russian, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Spanish, and other languages.

At the invitation of Billy Graham, Dr. Zacharias was a plenary speaker at the International Conference for Itinerant Evangelists in Amsterdam in 1983, 1986, and 2000. He is listed as a distinguished lecturer with the Staley Foundation and has appeared on CNN, Fox, and other international broadcasts. His weekly radio program, “Let My People Think,” airs on 2078 outlets worldwide, his weekday program, “Just Thinking,” on 732, and his one-minute “Just a Thought,” on 334. Various broadcasts are also translated into Romanian and Turkish, and “Let My People Think” airs as the Spanish-language program “Pensemos” on nearly 200 outlets in seventeen countries. Additionally, his television program, “Let My People Think,” is broadcast internationally in several countries including Indonesia.

Dr. Zacharias is Founder and President of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with additional offices in Canada, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and Hong Kong. Dr. Zacharias and his wife, Margie, have three grown children. They reside in Atlanta.

Sep
13
Sat
2014
“The Arts and the Search for Meaning” – Margaret Manning @ Cedar Park Church
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

RaviZacharias_event

City On A Hill Church is excited to host Author and Speaker Ravi Zacharias, September 12th-14th, for City On A Hill’s Anniversary Conference. Dr. Zacharias is coming with 2 other RZIM speakers, Margaret Manning and Stuart McAllister.

The services will be held at Christian Faith Center in Federal Way:
Saturday at 5:00 p.m, Sep. 13th
Sunday at 3:00 p.m, Sep. 14th

And at Cedar Park Christian Church on Friday, Sep. 12th, 7 pm.

All events are free and open to the public. However, due to high demand and in order to accomodate people travelling from far away, this registration RESERVES & GUARANTEES a seat for these services. Therefore, if youd like to have a guaranteed spot, please reserve your seat!

Please print off the ticket and bring with you, to be seated in the RESERVED section.

FRIDAY EVENING’S SERVICE in BOTHEL will be cohosted with Cedar Park Christian Church and with Northwest University. You have the option to register for Friday Evening only, which will be on Friday, Sept. 12th. The event in Bothell will be held at Cedar Park Christian Church, located at: 16300 112th Ave NE Bothell, WA 98011, at 7 pm.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE INFORMATION:
On Friday, Sept. 12th. – Dr. Ravi Zacharias & Margaret Manning will both speak.
On Saturday, Sept. 13th, Dr. Ravi Zacharias will be the only speaker.
On Sunday, Sept. 14th, Dr. Ravi Zacharias will speak shortly, followed by Stuart McAllister.

More info about Ravi Zacharias:

For forty years Ravi Zacharias has spoken all over the world and in numerous universities, notably Harvard, Princeton, and Oxford University. He has addressed writers of the peace accord in South Africa, the president’s cabinet and parliament in Peru, and military officers at the Lenin Military Academy and the Center for Geopolitical Strategy in Moscow. At the invitation of the President of Nigeria, he addressed delegates at the First Annual Prayer Breakfast for African Leaders held in Mozambique.

Dr. Zacharias has direct contact with key leaders, senators, congressmen, and governors who consult him on an ongoing basis. He has addressed the Florida Legislature and the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast in Texas, and has twice spoken at the Annual Prayer Breakfast at the United Nations in New York, which marks the beginning of the UN General Assembly each year. As the 2008 Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer, he gave addresses at the White House, the Pentagon, and The Cannon House. He has had the privilege of addressing the National Prayer Breakfasts in the seats of government in Ottawa, Canada, and London, England, and speaking at the CIA in Washington, DC.

Dr. Zacharias was born in India in 1946 and immigrated to Canada with his family twenty years later. While pursuing a career in business management, his interest in theology grew; subsequently, he pursued this study during his undergraduate education. He received his Master of Divinity from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. Well-versed in the disciplines of comparative religions, cults, and philosophy, he held the chair of Evangelism and Contemporary Thought at Alliance Theological Seminary for three and a half years. Dr. Zacharias has been honored by the conferring of a Doctor of Divinity from Houghton College, Tyndale College and Seminary and McMaster Divinity College, Toronto, and a Doctor of Laws degree from Asbury College, Kentucky. He is presently Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University in Oxford, England.

Dr. Zacharias has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, where he studied moralist philosophers and literature of the Romantic era. While at Cambridge he also authored his first book, A Shattered Visage: The Real Face of Atheism, updated and republished in 2004 by Baker as The Real Face of Atheism. His second book, Can Man Live without God (Word, 1994), was awarded the Gold Medallion for best book in the category of doctrine and theology, and Jesus Among Other Gods (Word, 2000) was nominated for a Gold Medallion. In all, Dr. Zacharias has authored or edited over twenty books, including Walking from East to West (Zondervan, 2006), The Grand Weaver (Zondervan, 2007), The End of Reason: A Response to the New Atheists (Zondervan, 2008), and Beyond Opinion (Thomas Nelson, 2008), which includes contributions from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries’ global team. His latest books are Why Jesus, released by FaithWords in January 2012, and Has Christianity Failed You? (Zondervan, 2010). Several of his books have been translated into Russian, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Spanish, and other languages.

At the invitation of Billy Graham, Dr. Zacharias was a plenary speaker at the International Conference for Itinerant Evangelists in Amsterdam in 1983, 1986, and 2000. He is listed as a distinguished lecturer with the Staley Foundation and has appeared on CNN, Fox, and other international broadcasts. His weekly radio program, “Let My People Think,” airs on 2078 outlets worldwide, his weekday program, “Just Thinking,” on 732, and his one-minute “Just a Thought,” on 334. Various broadcasts are also translated into Romanian and Turkish, and “Let My People Think” airs as the Spanish-language program “Pensemos” on nearly 200 outlets in seventeen countries. Additionally, his television program, “Let My People Think,” is broadcast internationally in several countries including Indonesia.

Dr. Zacharias is Founder and President of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with additional offices in Canada, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and Hong Kong. Dr. Zacharias and his wife, Margie, have three grown children. They reside in Atlanta.

Sep
14
Sun
2014
“Agents of Hope In A Contentious Age” – Ravi Zacharias & Stewart McAllister @ Christian Faith Center
Sep 14 @ 10:00 pm – Sep 15 @ 12:00 am

RaviZacharias_event

 

City On A Hill Church is excited to host Author and Speaker Ravi Zacharias, September 12th-14th, for City On A Hill’s Anniversary Conference. Dr. Zacharias is coming with 2 other RZIM speakers, Margaret Manning and Stuart McAllister.

The services will be held at Christian Faith Center in Federal Way:
Saturday at 5:00 p.m, Sep. 13th

Sunday at 3:00 p.m, Sep. 14th

And at Cedar Park Christian Church on Friday, Sep. 12th, 7 pm.

All events are free and open to the public. However, due to high demand and in order to accomodate people travelling from far away, this registration RESERVES & GUARANTEES a seat for these services. Therefore, if youd like to have a guaranteed spot, please reserve your seat!

Please print off the ticket and bring with you, to be seated in the RESERVED section.  

FRIDAY EVENING’S SERVICE in BOTHEL will be cohosted with Cedar Park Christian Church and with Northwest University. You have the option to register for Friday Evening only, which will be on Friday, Sept. 12th. The event in Bothell will be held at Cedar Park Christian Church, located at: 16300 112th Ave NE Bothell, WA 98011, at 7 pm.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE INFORMATION:
On Friday, Sept. 12th. – Dr. Ravi Zacharias & Margaret Manning will both speak.
On Saturday, Sept. 13th, Dr. Ravi Zacharias will be the only speaker.
On Sunday, Sept. 14th, Dr. Ravi Zacharias will speak shortly, followed by Stuart McAllister.

More info about Ravi Zacharias:

For forty years Ravi Zacharias has spoken all over the world and in numerous universities, notably Harvard, Princeton, and Oxford University.  He has addressed writers of the peace accord in South Africa, the president’s cabinet and parliament in Peru, and military officers at the Lenin Military Academy and the Center for Geopolitical Strategy in Moscow.  At the invitation of the President of Nigeria, he addressed delegates at the First Annual Prayer Breakfast for African Leaders held in Mozambique.

Dr. Zacharias has direct contact with key leaders, senators, congressmen, and governors who consult him on an ongoing basis.  He has addressed the Florida Legislature and the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast in Texas, and has twice spoken at the Annual Prayer Breakfast at the United Nations in New York, which marks the beginning of the UN General Assembly each year.  As the 2008 Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer, he gave addresses at the White House, the Pentagon, and The Cannon House. He has had the privilege of addressing the National Prayer Breakfasts in the seats of government in Ottawa, Canada, and London, England, and speaking at the CIA in Washington, DC.

Dr. Zacharias was born in India in 1946 and immigrated to Canada with his family twenty years later.  While pursuing a career in business management, his interest in theology grew; subsequently, he pursued this study during his undergraduate education.  He received his Master of Divinity from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois.  Well-versed in the disciplines of comparative religions, cults, and philosophy, he held the chair of Evangelism and Contemporary Thought at Alliance Theological Seminary for three and a half years.  Dr. Zacharias has been honored by the conferring of a Doctor of Divinity from Houghton College, Tyndale College and Seminary and McMaster Divinity College, Toronto, and a Doctor of Laws degree from Asbury College, Kentucky.  He is presently Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University in Oxford, England.

Dr. Zacharias has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, where he studied moralist philosophers and literature of the Romantic era.  While at Cambridge he also authored his first book, A Shattered Visage: The Real Face of Atheism, updated and republished in 2004 by Baker as The Real Face of Atheism.  His second book, Can Man Live without God (Word, 1994), was awarded the Gold Medallion for best book in the category of doctrine and theology, and Jesus Among Other Gods (Word, 2000) was nominated for a Gold Medallion.  In all, Dr. Zacharias has authored or edited over twenty books, including Walking from East to West (Zondervan, 2006), The Grand Weaver (Zondervan, 2007), The End of Reason: A Response to the New Atheists (Zondervan, 2008), and Beyond Opinion (Thomas Nelson, 2008), which includes contributions from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries’ global team.  His latest books are Why Jesus, released by FaithWords in January 2012, and Has Christianity Failed You? (Zondervan, 2010).  Several of his books have been translated into Russian, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Spanish, and other languages.

At the invitation of Billy Graham, Dr. Zacharias was a plenary speaker at the International Conference for Itinerant Evangelists in Amsterdam in 1983, 1986, and 2000.  He is listed as a distinguished lecturer with the Staley Foundation and has appeared on CNN, Fox, and other international broadcasts.  His weekly radio program, “Let My People Think,” airs on 2078 outlets worldwide, his weekday program, “Just Thinking,” on 732, and his one-minute “Just a Thought,” on 334.  Various broadcasts are also translated into Romanian and Turkish, and “Let My People Think” airs as the Spanish-language program “Pensemos” on nearly 200 outlets in seventeen countries. Additionally, his television program, “Let My People Think,” is broadcast internationally in several countries including Indonesia.

Dr. Zacharias is Founder and President of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with additional offices in Canada, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and Hong Kong.  Dr. Zacharias and his wife, Margie, have three grown children. They reside in Atlanta.

“Jesus Among Other Gods” – Ravi Zacharias @ Christian Faith Center
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

RaviZacharias_event

City On A Hill Church is excited to host Author and Speaker Ravi Zacharias, September 12th-14th, for City On A Hill’s Anniversary Conference. Dr. Zacharias is coming with 2 other RZIM speakers, Margaret Manning and Stuart McAllister.

The services will be held at Christian Faith Center in Federal Way:
Saturday at 5:00 p.m, Sep. 13th

Sunday at 3:00 p.m, Sep. 14th

And at Cedar Park Christian Church on Friday, Sep. 12th, 7 pm.

All events are free and open to the public. However, due to high demand and in order to accomodate people travelling from far away, this registration RESERVES & GUARANTEES a seat for these services. Therefore, if youd like to have a guaranteed spot, please reserve your seat!

Please print off the ticket and bring with you, to be seated in the RESERVED section.  

FRIDAY EVENING’S SERVICE in BOTHEL will be cohosted with Cedar Park Christian Church and with Northwest University. You have the option to register for Friday Evening only, which will be on Friday, Sept. 12th. The event in Bothell will be held at Cedar Park Christian Church, located at: 16300 112th Ave NE Bothell, WA 98011, at 7 pm.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE INFORMATION:
On Friday, Sept. 12th. – Dr. Ravi Zacharias & Margaret Manning will both speak.
On Saturday, Sept. 13th, Dr. Ravi Zacharias will be the only speaker.
On Sunday, Sept. 14th, Dr. Ravi Zacharias will speak shortly, followed by Stuart McAllister.

More info about Ravi Zacharias:

For forty years Ravi Zacharias has spoken all over the world and in numerous universities, notably Harvard, Princeton, and Oxford University.  He has addressed writers of the peace accord in South Africa, the president’s cabinet and parliament in Peru, and military officers at the Lenin Military Academy and the Center for Geopolitical Strategy in Moscow.  At the invitation of the President of Nigeria, he addressed delegates at the First Annual Prayer Breakfast for African Leaders held in Mozambique.

Dr. Zacharias has direct contact with key leaders, senators, congressmen, and governors who consult him on an ongoing basis.  He has addressed the Florida Legislature and the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast in Texas, and has twice spoken at the Annual Prayer Breakfast at the United Nations in New York, which marks the beginning of the UN General Assembly each year.  As the 2008 Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer, he gave addresses at the White House, the Pentagon, and The Cannon House. He has had the privilege of addressing the National Prayer Breakfasts in the seats of government in Ottawa, Canada, and London, England, and speaking at the CIA in Washington, DC.

Dr. Zacharias was born in India in 1946 and immigrated to Canada with his family twenty years later.  While pursuing a career in business management, his interest in theology grew; subsequently, he pursued this study during his undergraduate education.  He received his Master of Divinity from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois.  Well-versed in the disciplines of comparative religions, cults, and philosophy, he held the chair of Evangelism and Contemporary Thought at Alliance Theological Seminary for three and a half years.  Dr. Zacharias has been honored by the conferring of a Doctor of Divinity from Houghton College, Tyndale College and Seminary and McMaster Divinity College, Toronto, and a Doctor of Laws degree from Asbury College, Kentucky.  He is presently Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University in Oxford, England.

Dr. Zacharias has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, where he studied moralist philosophers and literature of the Romantic era.  While at Cambridge he also authored his first book, A Shattered Visage: The Real Face of Atheism, updated and republished in 2004 by Baker as The Real Face of Atheism.  His second book, Can Man Live without God (Word, 1994), was awarded the Gold Medallion for best book in the category of doctrine and theology, and Jesus Among Other Gods (Word, 2000) was nominated for a Gold Medallion.  In all, Dr. Zacharias has authored or edited over twenty books, including Walking from East to West (Zondervan, 2006), The Grand Weaver (Zondervan, 2007), The End of Reason: A Response to the New Atheists (Zondervan, 2008), and Beyond Opinion (Thomas Nelson, 2008), which includes contributions from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries’ global team.  His latest books are Why Jesus, released by FaithWords in January 2012, and Has Christianity Failed You? (Zondervan, 2010).  Several of his books have been translated into Russian, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Spanish, and other languages.

At the invitation of Billy Graham, Dr. Zacharias was a plenary speaker at the International Conference for Itinerant Evangelists in Amsterdam in 1983, 1986, and 2000.  He is listed as a distinguished lecturer with the Staley Foundation and has appeared on CNN, Fox, and other international broadcasts.  His weekly radio program, “Let My People Think,” airs on 2078 outlets worldwide, his weekday program, “Just Thinking,” on 732, and his one-minute “Just a Thought,” on 334.  Various broadcasts are also translated into Romanian and Turkish, and “Let My People Think” airs as the Spanish-language program “Pensemos” on nearly 200 outlets in seventeen countries. Additionally, his television program, “Let My People Think,” is broadcast internationally in several countries including Indonesia.

Dr. Zacharias is Founder and President of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with additional offices in Canada, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and Hong Kong.  Dr. Zacharias and his wife, Margie, have three grown children. They reside in Atlanta.

Sep
15
Mon
2014
“Non-Mythical Adam and Eve” – Dr. Robert Carter (CAPS event) @ Geology Learning Center @ The Expedition Christian Church
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

biobanner-robertcarterGet Answers!

Does God exist? How can anyone believe in religion when science has neither a need nor a place for God? Is evolution happening today? If God is a God of love, why do we suffer and die?

Creation Ministries International is coming to your area soon with answers to these important questions. Come and hear Dr Robert Carter expose the bankruptcy of the evolutionary myth. You’ll be amazed to see how weak the scientific evidence for evolution is.

This is an issue that affects everyone. Evolution teaches us there is no need for God, there is no spiritual realm, and there is no afterlife. According to the theory, spirituality is just an evolutionary trick of the mind!

The Bible gives a very different picture about the nature of these things. At this presentation, you will learn how the scientific evidence, when properly understood, confirms the details of the biblical account. At the same time, we will answer many of the Big Questions.

Robert Carter was awarded a PhD in Marine Biology (Genetics) from the University of Miami in 2003 with a dissertation of “Cnidarian Fluorescent Proteins.” Also, he studied the genetics of pigmentation in corals and other invertebrates, and designed and built an aquaculture facility for Caribbean corals, From: http://creation.com/dr-robert-carter

For more bio, articles & videos on Robert Carter, see

http://caps.nwcreation.net/

http://creationwiki.org/Robert_Carter800px-Robert_Carter

Sep
16
Tue
2014
“The Alternative: Creation’s Competitive Edge” – Dr. Robert Carter (CAPS event) @ Edgewood Bible Church
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

biobanner-robertcarterGet Answers!

Does God exist? How can anyone believe in religion when science has neither a need nor a place for God? Is evolution happening today? If God is a God of love, why do we suffer and die?

Creation Ministries International is coming to your area soon with answers to these important questions. Come and hear Dr Robert Carter expose the bankruptcy of the evolutionary myth. You’ll be amazed to see how weak the scientific evidence for evolution is.

This is an issue that affects everyone. Evolution teaches us there is no need for God, there is no spiritual realm, and there is no afterlife. According to the theory, spirituality is just an evolutionary trick of the mind!

The Bible gives a very different picture about the nature of these things. At this presentation, you will learn how the scientific evidence, when properly understood, confirms the details of the biblical account. At the same time, we will answer many of the Big Questions.

Robert Carter was awarded a PhD in Marine Biology (Genetics) from the University of Miami in 2003 with a dissertation of “Cnidarian Fluorescent Proteins.” Also, he studied the genetics of pigmentation in corals and other invertebrates, and designed and built an aquaculture facility for Caribbean corals, From: http://creation.com/dr-robert-carter

For more bio, articles & videos on Robert Carter, see

http://caps.nwcreation.net/

http://creationwiki.org/Robert_Carter800px-Robert_Carter

Sep
17
Wed
2014
“The Alternative: Creation’s Competitive Edge” – Dr. Robert Carter (CAPS event) @ Calvary Chapel Eastside
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

biobanner-robertcarterGet Answers!

Does God exist? How can anyone believe in religion when science has neither a need nor a place for God? Is evolution happening today? If God is a God of love, why do we suffer and die?

Creation Ministries International is coming to your area soon with answers to these important questions. Come and hear Dr Robert Carter expose the bankruptcy of the evolutionary myth. You’ll be amazed to see how weak the scientific evidence for evolution is.

This is an issue that affects everyone. Evolution teaches us there is no need for God, there is no spiritual realm, and there is no afterlife. According to the theory, spirituality is just an evolutionary trick of the mind!

The Bible gives a very different picture about the nature of these things. At this presentation, you will learn how the scientific evidence, when properly understood, confirms the details of the biblical account. At the same time, we will answer many of the Big Questions.

Robert Carter was awarded a PhD in Marine Biology (Genetics) from the University of Miami in 2003 with a dissertation of “Cnidarian Fluorescent Proteins.” Also, he studied the genetics of pigmentation in corals and other invertebrates, and designed and built an aquaculture facility for Caribbean corals, From: http://creation.com/dr-robert-carter

For more bio, articles & videos on Robert Carter, see

http://caps.nwcreation.net/

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Sep
26
Fri
2014
“Chrislam Exposed” – Pastor Shahram Hadian @ Atonement Free Lutheran Chruch
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
"Chrislam Exposed" - Pastor Shahram Hadian @ Atonement Free Lutheran Chruch | Arlington | Washington | United States

AFSC Meeting on September 26 – The 13th meeting of the Forum will be held on Friday, September 26 at 7:00 PM at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA. Pastor Shahram Hadian will speak on the topic “Chrislam Exposed.” A description of the lecture follows.

In Chrislam Exposed Pastor Shahram Hadian exposes the seductive lie of a common God between Christianity and Islam. He shares his journey of becoming a Christian, will expose the false teachings of Chrislam, and uncover Chrislam’s growing and devastating implementation into our churches and missions both in America and oversees.

Shahram speaks around the nation with a heart to awaken America, and especially the church. As a former Muslim, he is deeply grieved over Christian pastors and missional leaders promoting this false gospel in their effort to be culturally sensitive to Muslims. Despite Chrislam’s proponents, Christians and Muslims do not worship the same God.

Shahram was born in Iran and came to America at the age of 7 to escape an oppressive Islamic regime. He is a proud US citizen. He experienced a transformational life change when he committed his life to Jesus Christ 14 years ago. He has served his local community as a pastor, police officer, teacher and coach and was a candidate for WA State Governor in 2012.

You cannot be a Muslim and a true follower of Jesus Christ. Chrislam not only endangers the hope of salvation for Muslims but threatens to lead many Christians astray from the truth of God’s Word.”

– Shahram Hadian


Meeting Documents:


Lecture recordings available:

  • Video recording of the lecture can be found here.
Oct
10
Fri
2014
Missions Fest Seattle 2014 @ Westgate Chapel
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

missions fest 2014

 

Featured Speakers – (Read their biographies here)

Ray Bakke
Ray Bakke
Jeff Lilley
Jeff Lilley
Grace Mally
Grace Mally
Alec Rowlands
Alec Rowlands
Paul Watson
Paul Watson

Seminar Schedule

FRIDAY, 4:00 to 5:00

Work Among the Wise Ones
Deborah Carson
Friday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 131

Summary: The 2,000,000 US adults living in nursing homes are a mission field in our backyard. Learn about the opportunities and rewards of bringing the Good News to them.

Unleashing Your Church to Reach the Unreached
Asher Sarjent
Friday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 336

Summary: Together we will explore how your church can develop a Biblical focus on planting churches that plant churches among all peoples for the sake of the God’s glory.

Unleashing the Power of Bible Storying, part 1
Dave Fischer
Friday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 320

Summary: Come learn about a proven method of communicating with kids, your neighbors or the remotest people group. Bible Stories are being used…come learn how!

Living a Balanced Life to Finish Well
Jack Rozell
Friday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 324

Summary: An unbalanced lifestyle is at risk for burnout, depression, broken relationships and temptation. This seminar focuses on six biblical principles for balanced living that will promote finishing well.

Local/Global City Missions – 7 Strategic Ways to Become Involved!
Nelson Reed & Joseph Keith
Friday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 338

Summary: Learn to reach cities for Christ by forming teams comprised of 7 missional roles. Training includes mentoring/coaching from your spiritual family at home and missionary warriors from the trenches.

Make Heaven Rejoice
Heather Ewald
Friday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 326

Summary: Every day we encounter people with eternal souls. How can we use every day to direct someone to Christ? This workshop will give you proven practical ideas and materials.

FRIDAY, 5:30 to 6:30

Let the Grey Heads Arise
Doug Nichols
Friday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 324

Summary: Seniors can share the Gospel and disciple others. There are 6,000 opportunities available with more than 200 mission agencies, all which can be filled by older people!

Theology of Suffering and/or Sports Ministry
Troy Ready
Friday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 338

Summary: Theology of Suffering: How God can mysteriously use suffering for His glory among the nations. Sports Ministry: How to use the platform of sports for the Gospel.

Reentry
Lynn Paulsen
Friday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 326

Summary: Missionaries coming ‘home’ for whatever reason can have a difficult time of adjustment during reentry. The home church can have a huge impact on that process.

Unleashing the Power of Bible Storying, Part 2
Dave Fischer
Friday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 320

Summary: In part 2, we’ll learn a story and how to teach it to others. After the first hour of “Whys”, this will be the “Hows” of Bible Storytelling.

Developing Effective Leaders in the Majority World
Jane Overstreet
Friday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 120

Summary: Helping leaders discover God’s answers to their questions and develop problem solving skills, resulting in real and lasting change. Come learn how God is helping leaders grow.

Keys to Engaging the Heart of Your City
Ginny Jensen
Friday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 136

Summary: Keys that unlock relationship-building in the city context will provide a natural entry point. Learn what they are and how to use them for maximum impact.

Citywide: Prepare the Soil and Open Doors Through Prayer Walking
Paul Goodner & Patrick O’Connor
Friday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 110

Summary: Learn/practice a simple, enjoyable, reproducible process for taking others into the harvest with you. (See the Mar/Apr issue at MissionFrontiers.org to learn more about U.S. discipling movements.)

Learning from Hawaii Church Planters
Dick and Donna Andrews
Friday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 131

Summary: Missionaries prepare, evangelize, translate, teach, train. And depart. Within one generation the Hawaiian church became a missionary-sending church. This case study examines transferable strategies for growing a successful church movement.

Friendships, Food, Fun: Eternal Impact to the World at Your Door
Kirk Frambes
Friday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 336

Summary: International students, scholars, business people at our doorstep – missions in reverse! Are you ready to jump into Jesus’ “Great Commission” as simply as developing true friendships with internationals?

SATURDAY, 11:00 to 1:00

Two hour panel: Local Christ-in-Action Activities
Moderator: Doug Wheeler
Saturday 11:00-1:00, Room 171

Summary: A panel of local church representatives will describe how they share Christ through various “caring” activities. Practice ambidexterity: Evangelism on one hand and service on the other. Sharing ideas may inspire your congregation to try new and effective witnessing opportunities.

SATURDAY, 11:00 to Noon

Orphans, At-risk, Sex Traffic; Where Can I Get Involved?
Kent Reimer
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 320

Summary: Abandoned, at-risk, trafficked; God is calling out of abuse some for his own. YOU can be a part of making it happen and bringing change in their lives.

A Model for Mentoring Young Men in the Inner City
Rick Newell
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 338

Summary: Working with youth in inner-city Seattle for the past eight years, we can clearly see the need of the hour – positive male role models. Jesus is our model!

Effective Church Planting in USA and Around the World
Dr. John Wagenveld
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 360 (no elevator access)

Summary: John will discuss what it takes to plant churches both in an urban and rural setting in USA or around the world.

Broadcast the Gospel Using Satellite Ministries
Mark Lori Amini
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 326

Summary: For the last 7 years I have broadcast the Gospel in Farsi to the whole world and people invite Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. All glory to Him.

Finishing Well–Finding a Role in Missions
Craig Campbell
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 324

Summary: Ordinary people with workplace skills make a huge difference in missions. Whether right out of school or at the end of a career, find out how you could be involved.

Dance! A Universal Language on the Mission Field
Leanne Gohse
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 138

Summary: ACT OF GRACE Seminar participants will be introduced to the potential of dance as a universal language & effective on the mission field to bring Christ’s life, hope and healing.

Gypsies’ Call from Eastern Europe 東歐吉普賽人的福音需要
Sharon Chan
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 320

Summary: In Cantonese. 10-12 million Gypsies (Roma) in Europe, marginalized and neglected for hundreds of years. Gospel is their only hope. Sharing outcomes of the September Mission Consultation to Roma.

Soul Care: Caring for Others and for Ourselves.
Naji Abi-Hashem
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 131

Summary: We will discuss the joys and stresses of ministry and how cross-cultural workers can avoid burnout and maintain a healthy balance. Practical suggestions for survival coping will be presented.

The Importance of National Leadership
Gary Edmonds and Emmanuel Sitaki
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 365 (no elevator access)

Summary: We will speak about discipling a nation and why and how to have your church partner and work with local leadership so that the work is self-sustaining.

Discipling Internationals for God’s Glory Among the Nations
David Sorteberg
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 136

Summary: Many international students encounter Christ while studying abroad. Sadly few return to their home countries and continue to walk with Christ. What can we do to help them return well?

Using Illusion to Share the Gospel
Allen Nye
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 128

Summary: How to use illusion to present the Gospel.

So You’re Ready to be Neighborly… Now What?
Luke Williams
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 120

Summary: Reaching across cultures presents more nuanced challenges than just language barriers. Packed with practical tips and exercises, this training will equip you to engage your refugee and immigrant neighbors.

Hidden Guardians of the Great Commission
Angela Brandle
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 160

Summary: Two women go to the mission field for every man. The reasons for this; feats God has accomplished through women; why women still have a strategic role to play.

Citywide: Discover Potential “Houses of Peace” Using the “Miracle Question”
Bryant Jones & Tim Corbin
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 110

Summary: Learn/practice a simple, reproducible, enjoyable process for blessing others and discovering “Houses of Peace.” (See the Mar/Apr issue at MissionFrontiers.org to learn more about U.S. discipling movements).

Why Save the States?
Geno Hunt
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 126

Summary: We live in a glut of information. Nearly everyone has the information of the world at their fingertips, including the Gospel. So why should mission work happen in the USA?

Cast Your Net on the Other Side
Ernie Klassen
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 134

Summary: The disciples didn’t catch any fish until they cast their net on the other side of the boat. We are here to reach those who often get missed.

SATURDAY, 12:30 to 1:30

Kairos Prison Ministry International
Kristen Duarte
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 360 (no elevator access)

Summary: Sharing the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of those incarcerated, as well as their families.

I Can’t Seem to Find My Place
Mic McDaniel, Global Helps Network
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 128

Summary: In our workshop you will be given a personality profile, suggestions as to the types of roles where you may fit, and a better understanding of your personality “make-up”.

2 Topics on Business as Mission
Larry Sharp
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 336

Summary: Five reasons why Business as Mission is an important Kingdom strategy for the 21st century

Prevention vs Cure
Leanna Cinquanta
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 326

Summary: Problem of and solutions to child trafficking and child slavery in Asia’s “poisonous hub of sex trafficking.” Includes examples and strategies for rescuing trafficked victims and prevention of trafficking.

Transforming Nations Through Children: 4-14 Window
Gary and Paula Hays
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 320

Summary: The fastest growing mission field is children age 4-14! Learn WHY and HOW God is choosing children as His change agents to transform nations for His glory!

Family Ministry: Use Your God-Given Team
Grace Mally
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 338

Summary: Families working together can be beautiful, dynamic, and efficient ministry teams! Sarah and Grace will share lessons they’ve learned about hospitality, reaching neighbors and relatives, and siblings working together.

How to Defend Our Faith
Dr. Heinz Lycklama
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 138

Summary: We provide guidelines on using evidence (prophecy, manuscripts, archaeology, etc.) in the defense of our faith. The Bible is true in history and science as well as in spiritual matters.

Technology in Missions
Jim Leamer
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 126

Summary: Technology changes how we do world missions. Communications, transportation, and Bible translation are impacted by the changes in technology. Drones, lasers, satellites, and smart phones are some new strategies.

Gospel Spreads via Mass Media to the Muslim World
Pastor Shohrat
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 120

Summary: Muslims reject the West’s ways but love our technology! Their world overflows with turmoil; going there to evangelize is unsafe and sometimes impossible. God uses mass media and His people!

Reaching the Immigrant/Refugee Communities: Local Missions in Greater Seattle
Ken Morse
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 365 (no elevator access)

Summary: An overlooked mission field, immigrants/refugees comprise 17% of the Greater Seattle population. This seminar introduces techniques individuals/churches can use to become involved in mission outreach to these communities.

Transformation in the Trenches
Sarah Bustad
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 160

Summary: Jesus calls us to heal the sick, and be part of the transformation it takes to allow people to escape the cycle of poverty and live their stories of redemption.

Who is My Neighbor?
Paul Kappus
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 136

Summary: The US college population of international students is large and growing. Most will never see an American home. They are eager to know about us and our reason for hope.

How to Pray to Change the World
Angela Brandle
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 131

Summary: The why and how of effective and transforming prayer with examples of amazing ways God has worked through prayer to transform lives and countries.

Citywide: Ten Minutes or Less to Share Hope/Testimony/Gospel
Robby Butler
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 110

Summary: Learn & practice a simple, enjoyable, reproducible process for leading others to Christ. (See the Mar/Apr issue at MissionFrontiers.org to learn more about U.S. discipling movements.)

Share Your Faith Boldly Without Fear
Diane Tillman
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 134

Summary: Are you ready for divine appointments? Discover your unique God-given evangelism styles. Learn to share your testimony. Get equipped with evangelism tools to make a difference for eternity.

The SIM Urban Peoples Team in Ethiopia
Bob Sturm
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 324

Summary: An overview of reaching the urban poor, urban elite, and youth in the urban centers of Ethiopia. We will discuss our new initiatives in medical training, HIV and Biblical sexuality.

SATURDAY, 4:00 to 5:00

Church Planting in Central European Cities
Dr. Joseph Ziska
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 324

Summary: The seminar describes the opportunities and strategies for church-planting in western European cities. Small, evangelical churches are multiplying, and are practically the only growing churches among 400 million people.

The Need for Ministry to Children in Crisis
Doug Nichols
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 336

Summary: 1.8 billion children are at risk worldwide. Increasing numbers of traumatized children present ministry opportunities and challenges. Ministries to children help solidify churches and provide church growth and outreach.

Don’t Plan Your Life.
Dan Lloyd
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 160

Summary: Discover three ways God can change your ministry plans so you can discover and fulfill His better plan.

Wanted: Christians with Muslim Friends to Form Communities of Practice
Nate Schnelz
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 120

Summary: The way forward in reaching Seattle’s Muslims is to gather those who are already trying to engage into cohorts who will share the burden of figuring it out together.

Closed Mega Cities? Think Again.
Dennis Wiens
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 320

Summary: Technology gives phenomenal accessibility! Social media connects globally making the Gospel potentially available to everyone in megacities from Casablanca to Kabul. Closed Cities? Think again! Come learn more.

The Fourth Wave of Modern Missions
Dr. Ron Boehme
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 365 (no elevator access)

Summary: This seminar will focus on the seven characteristics of the Fourth Wave of Modern Missions and how each individual, church and nationality can be involved.

Sharing Good News WITH the Maasai: Building Bridges of Understanding
Beth Elness-Hanson
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 134

Summary: Beth shares her safari (journey) of building bridges of understanding through sharing the Good News of reconciliation WITH the Maasai as part of her PhD research in intercultural biblical interpretation.

The World is Flat: Professional Bridges for the Kingdom
Greg Kensson
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 126

Summary: A Flat-World comparison of 1st and 21st century Kingdom bridges, especially technology/commerce and immigration.

Creative Ways to Pray
Leslie Urie
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 128

Summary: God invites us to pray and wants us to pray, yet how do you jump start a prayer time? We will share ideas. And then we will pray.

Love Your Neighbor and the Alien Among You
Don & Myrna Hines
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 338

Summary: God is bringing millions of internationals from around the world to America. Who will reach them? Learn how reaching internationals for Christ in our communities can impact the world.

Short Term Missions: Helping Without Hurting
Bruce Hein
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 360 (no elevator access)

Summary: Would you like to know the value of a short term mission trip before you go or help fund someone else going? If so this is for you.

Reaching the Multi-Faceted Chinese Community in Greater Seattle 大西雅圖多元的華人社群
Sharon Chan
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 326

Summary: In Mandarin. Chinese in Greater Seattle are from over 15 countries, with different cultures, various languages/dialects. Over 95% never hear the Gospel. Strategize to build spiritual relationships with them.

God Can Use Anyone at Any Age
Moriah Beaulieu
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 136

Summary: As a teenager (20 now) I learned that choices have a lasting impact. God took me to South Africa where I learned that anyone can overcome their past and be used by Him.

Citywide: Use T4T to Disciple Others to Win and Disciple
Darby Kruger
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 110

Summary: Learn/practice a simple, enjoyable pattern for leading T4T groups that empower participants to multiply. (See the Mar/Apr issue at MissionFrontiers.org to learn more about U.S. discipling movements).

Zombie Mission: Reaching the Walking Dead
Rose Stiffler
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 131

Summary: Too frequently, Christians want to care for the physical needs of people and ignore the core issue of sin. How can we embrace caring for a person: body and soul?

Inclusive Mission: From Curses to Blessings
Peter Wong
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 138

Summary: Ever considered the 360 degree dynamics of letting God empower the disabled in the field to be His messenger? God turns curses in people’s eyes to blessings in His Kingdom.

Practical Ministry Around a Sudden Crisis Event
Ken Gaydos
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 171

Summary: Using carefully edited on-scene video illustrations, this seminar will teach the basic natural responses of people in a crisis and practical principles for effective ministry and care of them.

SATURDAY, 5:30 to 6:30

Maximizing Cultural Bridge-Builders in Church and Campus
Bob Rasmussen
Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 136

Summary: Consider ways to discover hidden resource people to reach students and immigrants locally. You will receive a tool for mapping your context and specific action steps to implement.

Inspiring Story of Medical Missionary to India – Ida Scudder
Susan Tucker Boer
Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 320

Summary: Ida Scudder was the daughter of medical missionaries to India. Yet Ida wanted a different life. One night, three women died in the village and Ida’s heart was changed.

Strategic Prayer in and for the Muslim World
Jim Stevens
Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 131

Summary: Staying far from prescribing prayers as some magic incantation, we will explore Scripture, the prayers of the Lord and His disciples, and apply those principles for use today.

Restoring Children of the Street
Jeff Anderson
Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 336

Summary: Developing a citywide network of churches and ministries for greater synergy and impact of ministry in the city among street children, victims of disaster, and impoverished children.

Building a Bridge to Your Community (A Pathway to Discipleship)
Anthony Villanueva
Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 324

Summary: Children are at risk. We need a strategy to reach them with hope. We can take the Gospel to the schools and parks, and form relationships, building a bridge.

We Plan, God Laughs
Sandra and Stephen B.
Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 338

Summary: Being told in orientation the importance of ‘being flexible’, but arriving to everything changed? Hear how God’s plans are so much better than our plan.

From Congo to King County
Scott Ellis
Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 120

Summary: King County’s newest group of refugees is coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Learn how the Church can build mutually transformative relationships with Congolese refugees locally and overseas.

Citywide: Start Discovery Bible Studies that Multiply Disciples and Churches
Richard Clarke
Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 160

Summary: Learn/practice a simple, enjoyable, reproducible process for facilitating Bible studies taught by the HS. (See the Mar/Apr issue at MissionFrontiers.org to learn more about U.S. discipling movements.)

Investing in a Life of Service
Jennifer Nickels
Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 171

Summary: Missions can be a catalyst for young adults to transition into a life of service. Let’s talk about practical ways to encourage young adults to spend time in service.

Sharing Christ with Your Mormon Friends
Mark Champneys
Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 360 (no elevator access)

Summary: Mormons are everywhere, but few missionaries are effectively trained to reach them. This seminar will provide a session of practical evangelism training that is used on the streets of Utah.

“Extending and Deepening the Joy” – Old Gospel on New Media
Eric Chau
Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 326

Summary: SOBEM’s vision and mission on various global urban Chinese communities focus on a new ministry synergy that is taking shape to achieve the Great Commission together beyond any boundaries.

Oct
11
Sat
2014
Missions Fest Seattle 2014 @ Westgate Chapel
Oct 11 @ 11:00 am – 6:30 pm

missions fest 2014

 

Featured Speakers – (Read their biographies here)

Ray Bakke
Ray Bakke
Jeff Lilley
Jeff Lilley
Grace Mally
Grace Mally
Alec Rowlands
Alec Rowlands
Paul Watson
Paul Watson

Seminar Schedule

FRIDAY, 4:00 to 5:00

Work Among the Wise Ones
Deborah Carson
Friday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 131

Summary: The 2,000,000 US adults living in nursing homes are a mission field in our backyard. Learn about the opportunities and rewards of bringing the Good News to them.

Unleashing Your Church to Reach the Unreached
Asher Sarjent
Friday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 336

Summary: Together we will explore how your church can develop a Biblical focus on planting churches that plant churches among all peoples for the sake of the God’s glory.

Unleashing the Power of Bible Storying, part 1
Dave Fischer
Friday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 320

Summary: Come learn about a proven method of communicating with kids, your neighbors or the remotest people group. Bible Stories are being used…come learn how!

Living a Balanced Life to Finish Well
Jack Rozell
Friday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 324

Summary: An unbalanced lifestyle is at risk for burnout, depression, broken relationships and temptation. This seminar focuses on six biblical principles for balanced living that will promote finishing well.

Local/Global City Missions – 7 Strategic Ways to Become Involved!
Nelson Reed & Joseph Keith
Friday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 338

Summary: Learn to reach cities for Christ by forming teams comprised of 7 missional roles. Training includes mentoring/coaching from your spiritual family at home and missionary warriors from the trenches.

Make Heaven Rejoice
Heather Ewald
Friday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 326

Summary: Every day we encounter people with eternal souls. How can we use every day to direct someone to Christ? This workshop will give you proven practical ideas and materials.

FRIDAY, 5:30 to 6:30

Let the Grey Heads Arise
Doug Nichols
Friday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 324

Summary: Seniors can share the Gospel and disciple others. There are 6,000 opportunities available with more than 200 mission agencies, all which can be filled by older people!

Theology of Suffering and/or Sports Ministry
Troy Ready
Friday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 338

Summary: Theology of Suffering: How God can mysteriously use suffering for His glory among the nations. Sports Ministry: How to use the platform of sports for the Gospel.

Reentry
Lynn Paulsen
Friday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 326

Summary: Missionaries coming ‘home’ for whatever reason can have a difficult time of adjustment during reentry. The home church can have a huge impact on that process.

Unleashing the Power of Bible Storying, Part 2
Dave Fischer
Friday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 320

Summary: In part 2, we’ll learn a story and how to teach it to others. After the first hour of “Whys”, this will be the “Hows” of Bible Storytelling.

Developing Effective Leaders in the Majority World
Jane Overstreet
Friday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 120

Summary: Helping leaders discover God’s answers to their questions and develop problem solving skills, resulting in real and lasting change. Come learn how God is helping leaders grow.

Keys to Engaging the Heart of Your City
Ginny Jensen
Friday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 136

Summary: Keys that unlock relationship-building in the city context will provide a natural entry point. Learn what they are and how to use them for maximum impact.

Citywide: Prepare the Soil and Open Doors Through Prayer Walking
Paul Goodner & Patrick O’Connor
Friday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 110

Summary: Learn/practice a simple, enjoyable, reproducible process for taking others into the harvest with you. (See the Mar/Apr issue at MissionFrontiers.org to learn more about U.S. discipling movements.)

Learning from Hawaii Church Planters
Dick and Donna Andrews
Friday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 131

Summary: Missionaries prepare, evangelize, translate, teach, train. And depart. Within one generation the Hawaiian church became a missionary-sending church. This case study examines transferable strategies for growing a successful church movement.

Friendships, Food, Fun: Eternal Impact to the World at Your Door
Kirk Frambes
Friday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 336

Summary: International students, scholars, business people at our doorstep – missions in reverse! Are you ready to jump into Jesus’ “Great Commission” as simply as developing true friendships with internationals?

SATURDAY, 11:00 to 1:00

Two hour panel: Local Christ-in-Action Activities
Moderator: Doug Wheeler
Saturday 11:00-1:00, Room 171

Summary: A panel of local church representatives will describe how they share Christ through various “caring” activities. Practice ambidexterity: Evangelism on one hand and service on the other. Sharing ideas may inspire your congregation to try new and effective witnessing opportunities.

SATURDAY, 11:00 to Noon

Orphans, At-risk, Sex Traffic; Where Can I Get Involved?
Kent Reimer
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 320

Summary: Abandoned, at-risk, trafficked; God is calling out of abuse some for his own. YOU can be a part of making it happen and bringing change in their lives.

A Model for Mentoring Young Men in the Inner City
Rick Newell
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 338

Summary: Working with youth in inner-city Seattle for the past eight years, we can clearly see the need of the hour – positive male role models. Jesus is our model!

Effective Church Planting in USA and Around the World
Dr. John Wagenveld
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 360 (no elevator access)

Summary: John will discuss what it takes to plant churches both in an urban and rural setting in USA or around the world.

Broadcast the Gospel Using Satellite Ministries
Mark Lori Amini
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 326

Summary: For the last 7 years I have broadcast the Gospel in Farsi to the whole world and people invite Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. All glory to Him.

Finishing Well–Finding a Role in Missions
Craig Campbell
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 324

Summary: Ordinary people with workplace skills make a huge difference in missions. Whether right out of school or at the end of a career, find out how you could be involved.

Dance! A Universal Language on the Mission Field
Leanne Gohse
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 138

Summary: ACT OF GRACE Seminar participants will be introduced to the potential of dance as a universal language & effective on the mission field to bring Christ’s life, hope and healing.

Gypsies’ Call from Eastern Europe 東歐吉普賽人的福音需要
Sharon Chan
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 320

Summary: In Cantonese. 10-12 million Gypsies (Roma) in Europe, marginalized and neglected for hundreds of years. Gospel is their only hope. Sharing outcomes of the September Mission Consultation to Roma.

Soul Care: Caring for Others and for Ourselves.
Naji Abi-Hashem
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 131

Summary: We will discuss the joys and stresses of ministry and how cross-cultural workers can avoid burnout and maintain a healthy balance. Practical suggestions for survival coping will be presented.

The Importance of National Leadership
Gary Edmonds and Emmanuel Sitaki
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 365 (no elevator access)

Summary: We will speak about discipling a nation and why and how to have your church partner and work with local leadership so that the work is self-sustaining.

Discipling Internationals for God’s Glory Among the Nations
David Sorteberg
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 136

Summary: Many international students encounter Christ while studying abroad. Sadly few return to their home countries and continue to walk with Christ. What can we do to help them return well?

Using Illusion to Share the Gospel
Allen Nye
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 128

Summary: How to use illusion to present the Gospel.

So You’re Ready to be Neighborly… Now What?
Luke Williams
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 120

Summary: Reaching across cultures presents more nuanced challenges than just language barriers. Packed with practical tips and exercises, this training will equip you to engage your refugee and immigrant neighbors.

Hidden Guardians of the Great Commission
Angela Brandle
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 160

Summary: Two women go to the mission field for every man. The reasons for this; feats God has accomplished through women; why women still have a strategic role to play.

Citywide: Discover Potential “Houses of Peace” Using the “Miracle Question”
Bryant Jones & Tim Corbin
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 110

Summary: Learn/practice a simple, reproducible, enjoyable process for blessing others and discovering “Houses of Peace.” (See the Mar/Apr issue at MissionFrontiers.org to learn more about U.S. discipling movements).

Why Save the States?
Geno Hunt
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 126

Summary: We live in a glut of information. Nearly everyone has the information of the world at their fingertips, including the Gospel. So why should mission work happen in the USA?

Cast Your Net on the Other Side
Ernie Klassen
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 134

Summary: The disciples didn’t catch any fish until they cast their net on the other side of the boat. We are here to reach those who often get missed.

SATURDAY, 12:30 to 1:30

Kairos Prison Ministry International
Kristen Duarte
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 360 (no elevator access)

Summary: Sharing the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of those incarcerated, as well as their families.

I Can’t Seem to Find My Place
Mic McDaniel, Global Helps Network
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 128

Summary: In our workshop you will be given a personality profile, suggestions as to the types of roles where you may fit, and a better understanding of your personality “make-up”.

2 Topics on Business as Mission
Larry Sharp
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 336

Summary: Five reasons why Business as Mission is an important Kingdom strategy for the 21st century

Prevention vs Cure
Leanna Cinquanta
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 326

Summary: Problem of and solutions to child trafficking and child slavery in Asia’s “poisonous hub of sex trafficking.” Includes examples and strategies for rescuing trafficked victims and prevention of trafficking.

Transforming Nations Through Children: 4-14 Window
Gary and Paula Hays
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 320

Summary: The fastest growing mission field is children age 4-14! Learn WHY and HOW God is choosing children as His change agents to transform nations for His glory!

Family Ministry: Use Your God-Given Team
Grace Mally
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 338

Summary: Families working together can be beautiful, dynamic, and efficient ministry teams! Sarah and Grace will share lessons they’ve learned about hospitality, reaching neighbors and relatives, and siblings working together.

How to Defend Our Faith
Dr. Heinz Lycklama
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 138

Summary: We provide guidelines on using evidence (prophecy, manuscripts, archaeology, etc.) in the defense of our faith. The Bible is true in history and science as well as in spiritual matters.

Technology in Missions
Jim Leamer
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 126

Summary: Technology changes how we do world missions. Communications, transportation, and Bible translation are impacted by the changes in technology. Drones, lasers, satellites, and smart phones are some new strategies.

Gospel Spreads via Mass Media to the Muslim World
Pastor Shohrat
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 120

Summary: Muslims reject the West’s ways but love our technology! Their world overflows with turmoil; going there to evangelize is unsafe and sometimes impossible. God uses mass media and His people!

Reaching the Immigrant/Refugee Communities: Local Missions in Greater Seattle
Ken Morse
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 365 (no elevator access)

Summary: An overlooked mission field, immigrants/refugees comprise 17% of the Greater Seattle population. This seminar introduces techniques individuals/churches can use to become involved in mission outreach to these communities.

Transformation in the Trenches
Sarah Bustad
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 160

Summary: Jesus calls us to heal the sick, and be part of the transformation it takes to allow people to escape the cycle of poverty and live their stories of redemption.

Who is My Neighbor?
Paul Kappus
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 136

Summary: The US college population of international students is large and growing. Most will never see an American home. They are eager to know about us and our reason for hope.

How to Pray to Change the World
Angela Brandle
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 131

Summary: The why and how of effective and transforming prayer with examples of amazing ways God has worked through prayer to transform lives and countries.

Citywide: Ten Minutes or Less to Share Hope/Testimony/Gospel
Robby Butler
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 110

Summary: Learn & practice a simple, enjoyable, reproducible process for leading others to Christ. (See the Mar/Apr issue at MissionFrontiers.org to learn more about U.S. discipling movements.)

Share Your Faith Boldly Without Fear
Diane Tillman
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 134

Summary: Are you ready for divine appointments? Discover your unique God-given evangelism styles. Learn to share your testimony. Get equipped with evangelism tools to make a difference for eternity.

The SIM Urban Peoples Team in Ethiopia
Bob Sturm
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm, Room 324

Summary: An overview of reaching the urban poor, urban elite, and youth in the urban centers of Ethiopia. We will discuss our new initiatives in medical training, HIV and Biblical sexuality.

SATURDAY, 4:00 to 5:00

Church Planting in Central European Cities
Dr. Joseph Ziska
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 324

Summary: The seminar describes the opportunities and strategies for church-planting in western European cities. Small, evangelical churches are multiplying, and are practically the only growing churches among 400 million people.

The Need for Ministry to Children in Crisis
Doug Nichols
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 336

Summary: 1.8 billion children are at risk worldwide. Increasing numbers of traumatized children present ministry opportunities and challenges. Ministries to children help solidify churches and provide church growth and outreach.

Don’t Plan Your Life.
Dan Lloyd
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 160

Summary: Discover three ways God can change your ministry plans so you can discover and fulfill His better plan.

Wanted: Christians with Muslim Friends to Form Communities of Practice
Nate Schnelz
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 120

Summary: The way forward in reaching Seattle’s Muslims is to gather those who are already trying to engage into cohorts who will share the burden of figuring it out together.

Closed Mega Cities? Think Again.
Dennis Wiens
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 320

Summary: Technology gives phenomenal accessibility! Social media connects globally making the Gospel potentially available to everyone in megacities from Casablanca to Kabul. Closed Cities? Think again! Come learn more.

The Fourth Wave of Modern Missions
Dr. Ron Boehme
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 365 (no elevator access)

Summary: This seminar will focus on the seven characteristics of the Fourth Wave of Modern Missions and how each individual, church and nationality can be involved.

Sharing Good News WITH the Maasai: Building Bridges of Understanding
Beth Elness-Hanson
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 134

Summary: Beth shares her safari (journey) of building bridges of understanding through sharing the Good News of reconciliation WITH the Maasai as part of her PhD research in intercultural biblical interpretation.

The World is Flat: Professional Bridges for the Kingdom
Greg Kensson
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 126

Summary: A Flat-World comparison of 1st and 21st century Kingdom bridges, especially technology/commerce and immigration.

Creative Ways to Pray
Leslie Urie
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 128

Summary: God invites us to pray and wants us to pray, yet how do you jump start a prayer time? We will share ideas. And then we will pray.

Love Your Neighbor and the Alien Among You
Don & Myrna Hines
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 338

Summary: God is bringing millions of internationals from around the world to America. Who will reach them? Learn how reaching internationals for Christ in our communities can impact the world.

Short Term Missions: Helping Without Hurting
Bruce Hein
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 360 (no elevator access)

Summary: Would you like to know the value of a short term mission trip before you go or help fund someone else going? If so this is for you.

Reaching the Multi-Faceted Chinese Community in Greater Seattle 大西雅圖多元的華人社群
Sharon Chan
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 326

Summary: In Mandarin. Chinese in Greater Seattle are from over 15 countries, with different cultures, various languages/dialects. Over 95% never hear the Gospel. Strategize to build spiritual relationships with them.

God Can Use Anyone at Any Age
Moriah Beaulieu
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 136

Summary: As a teenager (20 now) I learned that choices have a lasting impact. God took me to South Africa where I learned that anyone can overcome their past and be used by Him.

Citywide: Use T4T to Disciple Others to Win and Disciple
Darby Kruger
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 110

Summary: Learn/practice a simple, enjoyable pattern for leading T4T groups that empower participants to multiply. (See the Mar/Apr issue at MissionFrontiers.org to learn more about U.S. discipling movements).

Zombie Mission: Reaching the Walking Dead
Rose Stiffler
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 131

Summary: Too frequently, Christians want to care for the physical needs of people and ignore the core issue of sin. How can we embrace caring for a person: body and soul?

Inclusive Mission: From Curses to Blessings
Peter Wong
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 138

Summary: Ever considered the 360 degree dynamics of letting God empower the disabled in the field to be His messenger? God turns curses in people’s eyes to blessings in His Kingdom.

Practical Ministry Around a Sudden Crisis Event
Ken Gaydos
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 171

Summary: Using carefully edited on-scene video illustrations, this seminar will teach the basic natural responses of people in a crisis and practical principles for effective ministry and care of them.

SATURDAY, 5:30 to 6:30

Maximizing Cultural Bridge-Builders in Church and Campus
Bob Rasmussen
Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 136

Summary: Consider ways to discover hidden resource people to reach students and immigrants locally. You will receive a tool for mapping your context and specific action steps to implement.

Inspiring Story of Medical Missionary to India – Ida Scudder
Susan Tucker Boer
Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 320

Summary: Ida Scudder was the daughter of medical missionaries to India. Yet Ida wanted a different life. One night, three women died in the village and Ida’s heart was changed.

Strategic Prayer in and for the Muslim World
Jim Stevens
Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 131

Summary: Staying far from prescribing prayers as some magic incantation, we will explore Scripture, the prayers of the Lord and His disciples, and apply those principles for use today.

Restoring Children of the Street
Jeff Anderson
Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 336

Summary: Developing a citywide network of churches and ministries for greater synergy and impact of ministry in the city among street children, victims of disaster, and impoverished children.

Building a Bridge to Your Community (A Pathway to Discipleship)
Anthony Villanueva
Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 324

Summary: Children are at risk. We need a strategy to reach them with hope. We can take the Gospel to the schools and parks, and form relationships, building a bridge.

We Plan, God Laughs
Sandra and Stephen B.
Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 338

Summary: Being told in orientation the importance of ‘being flexible’, but arriving to everything changed? Hear how God’s plans are so much better than our plan.

From Congo to King County
Scott Ellis
Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 120

Summary: King County’s newest group of refugees is coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Learn how the Church can build mutually transformative relationships with Congolese refugees locally and overseas.

Citywide: Start Discovery Bible Studies that Multiply Disciples and Churches
Richard Clarke
Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 160

Summary: Learn/practice a simple, enjoyable, reproducible process for facilitating Bible studies taught by the HS. (See the Mar/Apr issue at MissionFrontiers.org to learn more about U.S. discipling movements.)

Investing in a Life of Service
Jennifer Nickels
Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 171

Summary: Missions can be a catalyst for young adults to transition into a life of service. Let’s talk about practical ways to encourage young adults to spend time in service.

Sharing Christ with Your Mormon Friends
Mark Champneys
Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 360 (no elevator access)

Summary: Mormons are everywhere, but few missionaries are effectively trained to reach them. This seminar will provide a session of practical evangelism training that is used on the streets of Utah.

“Extending and Deepening the Joy” – Old Gospel on New Media
Eric Chau
Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Room 326

Summary: SOBEM’s vision and mission on various global urban Chinese communities focus on a new ministry synergy that is taking shape to achieve the Great Commission together beyond any boundaries.

Oct
17
Fri
2014
“Debunking the Big Bang” – Spike Psarris @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The 14th meeting of the Forum will be held on Friday, October 17 at 7:00 PM at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA. Spike Psarris will speak on the topic Debunking The Big BangA description of the lecture follows.

Was our Universe created by God, as described in the Bible? Or did it form itself in a Big Bang event, billions of years ago?

Secular scientists say that the Big Bang model is correct. But a closer examination reveals that this model is riddled with serious problems. It violates important principles of physics, it has absurd implications, and it even contradicts itself. Join us at the October AFSC meeting as we discuss these problems and debunk the Big Bang model.

SpikepsarrisThe speaker, Spike Psarris, has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and has done graduate work in Physics. He worked for a number of years as an engineer in the US military space program. He entered that program as an atheist and an evolutionist, and left it as a creationist and a Christian. Today he speaks on creation/evolution, especially as it relates to astronomy, and has published two DVDs on the subject. His website is www.CreationAstronomy.com.

Spike presented lectures on astronomy at the annual Seattle Creation Conference in 2013.


Meeting documents:


Recordings of the lecture:

  • Video recording of the lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of the lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of the Q&A after the lecture can be found here.
Oct
24
Fri
2014
“Defeating Atheism with Science” by Spike Psarris – CAPS
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
21
Fri
2014
“War of the Worldviews” – Dr. John Byl @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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The 15th meeting of the Forum was held on Friday, November 21st at 7:00 PM at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA. Dr. John Byl spoke on the topic “War of the Worldviews: Christianity vs. Naturalism.” A description of the lecture follows.

It was widely claimed that science has undermined belief in Biblical miracles and the Biblical God. The myth is that objective, rational science is pitted against subjective, irrational religion. However, in science we must distinguish between hard observational data and subjective theory, which tries to explain the data. Scientific theory is very much worldview-driven. Worldviews reflect our most basic presuppositions about reality. Which worldview should interpret the data? The war is really between naturalism and Christianity. The presuppositions of naturalism lead to a number drastic implications, such as a denial of purpose. Naturalism has difficulty answering many basic questions about reality, such as the interactions between matter, mind, and math. The defense of naturalism is ultimately self-refuting. Christianity, on the other hand, gives coherence, meaning, purpose & hope.

John Byl has a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of British Columbia. He is Professor Emeritus at Trinity Western University, Langley, BC, where he taught for over 30 years, and was chair of the department of Mathematical Sciences. He has written two books, “God and Cosmos: A Christian View of Time, Space, and the Universe” (2001) and “The Divine Challenge: On Matter,Mind, Math, and Meaning” (2004), as well as numerous articles on science, Christian worldview, and science/religion issues. His blog http://bylogos.blogspot.ca/ promotes a Biblical worldview.

The recordings of the lecture are available.

  • Powerpoint slides used for lecture can be downloaded here.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A after lecture can be found here.
  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube can be found here.

Meeting Documents:

  1. Flyer
  2. Bulletin Insert
  3. Announcement Slide
Dec
12
Fri
2014
“Polystrate Fossils & Petrified Forests” – J. D. Mitchell @ Atonement Free Lutheran Church
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

The 16th meetpolystrate-fossil-jogginsing of the Forum was held on Friday, December 12 at 7:00 PM at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA. J.D. Mitchell, P.E., BSME, MBS, spoke on the topic “Polystrate Fossils & Petrified Forests.” A description of the lecture follows.

Any fossil that crosses two or more sedimentary layers is called a poly (many) strate (strata) fossil. Polystrate fossils have been discovered all around the world and polystrate fossil trees are quite commonly found in coal mines. Other types of polystrate fossils can be found in various locations and situations of sedimentary strata.

These geological and paleontological evidences are compelling arguments against uniformitarianism and millions of years of earth history. The most plausible alternative explanation to the “deep time” secular view is that these fossils were rapidly buried, a concept that is in line with the biblical creationist view that most of the sedimentary layers of the world were laid down during the Genesis Flood at the time of Noah.

In this PowerPoint presentation by J.D. Mitchell, a number of examples of polystrate fossils will be examined including fossilized trees, complete forests, trace fossils and several kinds of animals. Possible explanations for these types of fossils found in thick as well as thin multi-layers are provided based upon biblical creationist presuppositions.

JDMitchellJ.D. Mitchell is a registered professional engineer in Oregon and Washington and has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. He has also completed his Master of Biblical Studies in Biblical Creation Apologetics from Master’s Graduate School of Divinity.

J.D. is Executive Director of the Institute for Creation Science of Oregon, and speaks and writes regarding the creation versus evolution controversy as a part of his creation science ministry (Creation Engineering Concepts).


Meeting Documents:


The recordings of the lecture are available.

  • Video recording of lecture on YouTube can be found here.
  • Audio recording of lecture can be found here.
  • Audio recording of Q&A after lecture can be found here.

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