The Worldview Academy experience is unlike any other. Taught by inspired teachers, challenged by creative activities, moved by meaningful worship, and welcomed into a community of life-long friends, the six sessions are filled with laughter, tough questions, biblical answers, and a deepening hunger for Christ.
This program is for students ages 13 and up, and sessions run concurrently with the scheduled workshop sessions.
$39/student for Friday and Saturday
The Ways of the Wizards vs. The Way of the Wiseman: (Colossians 2:8) The wizards are everywhere in our culture today. They promise that if we follow their yellow brick road we can have it all—a brain, a heart and courage. The wizards even promise us a way home. However—“There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” (Proverbs 14:12) These wizards include evolutionists, new agers, atheists and sincere followers of false religions. The wise man, on the other hand, knows the right path to follow and to whom he should listen. Christians are to learn how to walk as wise men, “making the most of our time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:15) Come join us as we take a walk on the “wise” side. You will learn how to distinguish between the ways of the wizards and the way of the wise man. You will learn how to destroy secular arguments “raised up against the knowledge of God” and learn how to “take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.”
Simple Tools for Brain Surgery: (II Corinthians 10:5) Non-Christians seem to have the advantage in our culture. We, as Christians, are sometimes intimidated by or even afraid to talk with many atheists, new-agers, evolutionists and other Wizards. Too often, we fear we won’t have answers to their tough questions. Be encouraged. Learn four killer questions that will help to destroy the Wizards’ secular thinking that is encasing the minds of friends, relatives and others. Learn to destroy the Wizards Sloppy, secular arguments without destroying the person.
Creation-Evolution – What’s the big deal? I just want to tell people about Jesus (Colossians 2:8) “Who cares whether it was 6 days or 6 million years? Isn’t this discussion unnecessarily divisive to the Christian community? Are we not losing credibility with the scientific community and hurting the cause of Christ among non-Christians by insisting on a literal interpretation of Genesis 1-3?” Learn to respond biblically to such charges so that “no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception.” Old-earthers, progressive creationists and other wizards come try and stump the wild-eyed, fanatical, six-day creationist.
Follow Christ? It’s just a ‘FAD!’ Will it Pass the Test of Time? (II Timothy 1:7) Christian parents and teachers want their children and their students to love God. They commit to training their children to love God with all! Exactly how does that translate into our culture? What is a FAD? Learn the three characteristics Christians must have and must instill in teens if we want Christianity to be a FAD for the next generation. The Wizard’s promises become the illusion of a fad, a passing fancy; The Wiseman’s promise is the FAD that will bless the next generation.
You Gotta Have Heart: (Jeremiah 17:9) The secular Wizards offer the appearance of compassion. In reality, it is merely smoke and mirrors. Meet some of these Wizards who claim love is a many splendored thing that begins with self-love. These Wizards proclaim selfishness is the proper attitude. In contrast, come, learn the Way of the Wiseman.
Taking What is Common to the Culture and Turning it into a Pulpit: (Acts 17:22) From peach baskets to pitching mounds, from movies to museums, from…well, come discover what tools and opportunities you might be overlooking to use in reaching this culture. Practical strategies and insights!