Christian Teen Program
Homeschooled students age 12-18 are invited to participate in this year's Teen Program. Friday will focus on worldview and reaching the culture for Christ with speaker Bill Jack. Saturday's teen program sessions will equip the youth of today to stand against the tide of impurity and ignite the world around them for purity with speaker Julie Hiramine and the Generations of Virtue Team.
Participation is open to homeschooled teens age 12-18. Attendance is limited to the first 400 teens that register. The Teen Program fee is $15 per participant.
NOTE: The Teen Program registration fee of $15 includes admission to the exhibit hall and other workshops in addition to the Teen Program. Teen Program participants do not need to pay the $10 child/teen registration fee on top of their $15 admission fee.
The Teen Program will run from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm each day with a lunch break from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. Parents, please make arrangements with your teens to meet up for lunch during the break.
Students registered for the Teen Program will have special name badges that must be worn at all times, and may not be shared or transferred to others.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Bill Jack is an engaging speaker whose passion is to raise up a generation who have the vision to reach their culture with the gospel, who have the valor to engage that culture with the truth, and who rely on the virtue of the Word of God.
Bill Jack is an educator with 10 years experience in secular schools and 14 years with The Caleb Campaign, a creationist youth ministry. Currently, Bill Jack is faculty advisor for Worldview Academy, an academic leadership program that seeks to train Christian students to think and live in accord with a Biblical worldview so that they will serve Christ and lead the culture. Bill has appeared on numerous national radio and television programs and is the producer of several apologetics and worldview training DVDs. He is a featured speaker for Answers in Genesis popular “Demolishing Strongholds” DVD series for adults and students. Bill and his wife, Tabby, have three children and live in Colorado.
Julie Hiramine and the Generations of Virtue Team
Saturday, June 15, 2013
The GOV team is made up of a handful of young men and women committed to living pure lives and raising the standard of purity for young people all around the world. Between the daily administrative tasks of the ministry, traveling, and producing resources on purity, the team stays busy. They have been blessed to watch God work in the lives of the young people they have ministered to in their teen programs, as well as how He’s used them as advocates for a generation that has an amazing calling and needs Godly guidance from their parents. Under the careful watch of Julie, the team is working through a pervasive coffee addiction. When not traveling, the team hangs out in Colorado and upstate New York.
Workshop Descriptions - Bill Jack
Torn Between Two Worldviews
Friday 11:00 am - Noon
Learn to discern worldviews and understand your impact on every aspect of our culture. We will analyze the impact of worldviews on our culture through interviews with those who hold opposing worldviews. This is a great opportunity to learn practical tools for reaching non-Christians and to confront the culture with the Truth.
Simple Tools for Brain Surgery
Friday 1:30 - 2:30 pm
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 vs. Evolution: What's the Big Deal? I Just Want to Tell People about Jesus!
Friday 3:00 - 4:00 pm
“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.
Taking What Is Common and Turning it into Pulpits
Friday 4:30 - 5:30 pm
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!
Workshop Descriptions - Generations of Virtue
Culture Shock: Igniting a Purity and Integrity Revolution
Teens! Are you ready for a Culture Shock? More than an event, Culture Shock is a movement. We’re equipping the youth of today to stand against the tide of impurity and ignite the world around them for purity. Come discover the power of love, identify the lies in culture, stand against mediocrity, and experience fearless purity.
CULTURE SHOCK STUDENT JOURNAL
*Don’t miss the Culture Shock Student Journal. It is the perfect companion for your teens to continue the message at home. Can be ordered for $5.50 as part of your early convention registration. Books purchased with early convention registration will be available for pick-up at the Teen Program on Saturday, June 15 in room 150.
FREE DOWNLOAD FROM GOV
Cinderella Lied, Superman Died
Saturday 11:00 am - Noon
This engaging session revolves around the lies that our culture spews at this generation, especially through TV and movies. Using movie clips and vivid examples, the Generations of Virtue Team helps illuminate the lies that many of us believe without ever realizing it.
Brace for Impact
Saturday 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Brace for Impact is a one-of-a-kind session that you don’t want to miss! Centered around teen-created skits, this session puts kids in the middle of common issues regarding media and asks them, “If you were placed in this situation, what would you do?” Not only will you get some good laughs from the humorous skits, you will be equipped for the next time you are faced with a difficult situation that life could throw at you. These hilarious skits will provide the perfect platform for the team to further explain to teens how to safeguard themselves against the harmful influence of modern technology.
Saturday 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Teens today are faced with unprecedented pressure when it comes to purity and sexuality. Yet amongst all of the filth and perversity, there is a generation being raised to stand against the tide of culture. Their hearts are set on His ways, but they need to be armed to stand strong when the going gets tough. Fearless Purity is designed to give teens a glimpse into the lives of those walking on the path of purity, and how they can live a life of purity in today’s dark world.
Saturday 4:30 - 5:30 pm
With fun and creative activities, packed full of biblical insight and truth, teens will be geared up to live life with the heart of a world-changer. The team will shed light on the things that seek to destroy their destiny, and how they can overcome the obstacles of the enemy to fulfill their God-given destinies. This generation has an extraordinary calling on their lives—they must be prepared accordingly.