Defending Your Faith equips you to answer tough questions about the Christian faith without sounding defensive, narrow-minded, illogical, or out of touch.

Register for this free course by January 21 to receive a special discount on course material.

Defending Your Faith equips you to answer tough questions about the Christian faith without sounding defensive, narrow-minded, illogical, or out of touch.

To take advantage of this free course, register by January 21




You don’t have to be afraid any longer about being asked tough questions. Defending Your Faith will teach you how to provide a reasoned, defendable response to questions like:








About the Course

How do you answer tough questions about the Christian faith without sounding defensive, narrow-minded, illogical, or out of touch? Defending Your Faith is a practical, interactive course in conversational apologetics. Conversational apologetics is a reasoned defense or answer to tough questions you give in a conversation. This course will equip you with knowledge, useful tools, and practical skills to articulate, defend, and share your faith with competence and confidence.


Meeting Times

Defending Your Faith is a 10-week course that meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:15-8:30PM at both the East and West Campus. The course will run from Wednesday, February 6 through Wednesday, April 17, 2019. In case of inclement weather, we may have to extend the course a few more weeks due to class cancellations.

Presenters

The principal presenters are Pastor David Ireland, Ph.D. (West Campus), Pastor Jack Redmond, M.Ed., M.Div. (East & West Campus), Pastor Lionel King, M.Div. (East Campus), and select professors from Alliance Theological Seminary (ATS) including the dean of the seminary, Dr. Ron Walborn (East & West Campus). All presenters are seminary graduates and content experts in Christian apologetics.


Pastor David Ireland, Ph.D.

Pastor Jack Redmond, M.Ed., M.Div.

Pastor Lionel King, M.Div.

Dr. Ron Walborn, Dean of Alliance Theological Seminary

Pastor Ryan Faision, M.Div.



Course Content

Defending Your Faith will focus on helping you know how to formulate a reasoned defense to age-old questions Christians hope no one will ask them. We will tackle specific questions such as:

  • How could a good God allow so much suffering and pain?
  • Why trust the Bible? Isn’t it full of myths?
  • Why would a loving God send people to hell?
  • Why are Christians so close-minded on sexuality?
  • Is there life after death?
  • Is there a God?
  • Was Jesus more than a man?

Course Format

Defending Your Faith will use various teaching styles ranging from lectures, mock debates, video, group discussions, and plenty of hands-on practice in the art of conversational apologetics and evangelism. You’re sure to grow in knowledge and confidence in sharing and defending your faith. You will no longer be blindsided by questions Christians hope no one will ask them.


Required Course Material

There are two textbooks: A New Kind of Apologist by Sean McDowell (ed.) [$15.99, retail] and Questioning Evangelism: Engaging People’s Hearts the Way Jesus Did by Randy Newman [$14.87, retail]. Your cost will be $25.00 for both books plus a three-ringed binder for weekly handouts if you register by January 21.


Your books and binder will be given to you on the first day of class.

FAQs

Who Should Register for the Course?

Defending Your Faith is for members and non-members of Christ Church. High school and college students along with adults who want to learn how to better defend their faith should take this course. If you’re investigating the claims of Christ and are uncertain as to what you really believe, this course is also for you.

Costs?

Registration is free*. However, a freewill offering will be taken weekly to cover the cost for handouts, honorarium for guest speakers, etc.
*Course books must be purchased at time of registration. Register before January 21 for a special discounted rate of $25 (full price after this date will be $40).

Is There Childcare?

Christ Church provides childcare from walking through age 10 (when registering in advance). Children will be cared for in a fun and enjoyable environment. The older kids will have a quiet space in which to do their homework with appropriate supervision. All kids will receive snacks.

Do I have to register?

Yes. This helps us to plan and properly prepare for you.