Mission: Imperative!

Mike Snavely, the son of missionaries, was reared in South Africa. He and his wife, Carrie, were also missionaries there, where they home-educated their three children. In 1995 he founded Mission Imperative, a creation-oriented ministry. Mike authored the Creation or Evolution curriculum and has produced many DVDs. An inductee into the Creation Science Hall of Fame, his prime ministry is speaking, and he has produced many seminars related to biblical origins. They also host two fascinating excursions. The “Southwest Safari” is a 10-day, flood-oriented trip to the Utah-Arizona region, while the “African Wildlife Safari” is a 16-day, creation-oriented tour of South Africa.

Workshops

The Hunters & the Hunted
Using puppets and other visual illustrations, this session shows how life only displays design, order, and beauty—not lucky accident and chance. We cover three aspects of the natural world the evolutionist cannot explain, including amazing design, incredible instinct, and the general relative sizes of creatures compared to each other. This is a fun session designed for all ages.

Grand Canyon
This is one of the most breathtaking and perplexing sites in the world. Standard geological explanations for its formation are wrong, and most creationists have overlooked some major pieces of the puzzle. Amazingly, what carved the canyon also explains most of the fascinating geological features in the entire area (e.g. Monument Valley, The Petrified Forest, Canyonlands & Arches, Canyon de Chelley, etc.). Furthermore, they all formed very quickly! What happened?!

Spiders
While most people’s negative reaction to spiders is understandable, those willing to suspend their disgust long enough for a closer look will discover a hidden world of incredible design! Not only do spiders benefit us by consuming massive quantities of insect pests, they do so using ingenious tactics. Some hunt and pounce, others build traps and wait. Many are cleverly disguised or camouflaged. They can spin up to six different kinds of silk for various purposes, each a marvel of engineering!

The Pillars of Evolution
In this session we define “science,” and illustrate the scientific method of problem solving. In the light of true science, we will examine the three main concepts that the theory of evolution is based upon and show them to be faith-based rather than science-based. The purpose of this session is not only to show that science does not support evolutionary theory, but also to give Christians some “tools” with which to combat the theory.

Lost Secrets of the Ancient Civilizations
With fascinating illustrations, this session contrasts the evolution model with the creation model from a historic standpoint through a look at what many ancient cultures were able to accomplish. These accomplishments baffle us even today! How did ancient man do these things? This session contrasts some of these civilizations to our own and has a personal application.