The Advance Conference 2021 seeks to equip Christians to understand and pass to the next generation a robust Biblical worldview. Parents and students alike struggle to maintain a healthy grip on the social and cultural influences flooding the lives and families. Join us at Arrow Heights Baptist Church as we hear from two well-known apologetics speakers, Sean McDowell and Hillary Morgan Ferrer, as they help equip us as Christian parents, teens, and families with answers for the cultural fight.
April 9 – 6:30pm-10:00pm
April 10 – 8:30am-1:30pm
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Schedule for Weekend
Friday April 9
7:15-8:15 Hillary – The Enemy’s New Playbook
8:30-9:30 Sean – True for You, But Not For Me
Saturday April 10
8:30 – 8:40 Announcements, Giveaways
8:40-9:40 Sean – Reaching Gen Z
9:50-10:50 Hillary – Linguistic Theft
10:50-11:30 Panel discussion/Q&A
11:45-12:30 Hillary – Roar Like a Mother
12:30-1:15 Sean – Passing Your Faith
1:15 Closing remarks/giveaways
Dr. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a Biblical worldview. Sean is an Associate Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University.
Sean still teaches one high school Bible class, which helps give him exceptional insight into the prevailing culture so he can impart his observations poignantly to fellow educators, pastors, and parents alike. In 2008 he received the Educator of the Year award for San Juan Capistrano, California. The Association of Christian Schools International awarded Exemplary Status to his apologetics training. Sean is listed among the top 100 apologists. He graduated summa cum laude from Talbot Theological Seminary with a double master’s degree in Theology and Philosophy. He earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics and Worldview Studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014.
Traveling throughout the United States and abroad, Sean speaks at camps, churches, schools, universities, and conferences. He has spoken for organizations including Focus on the Family, the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, Cru, Youth Specialties, Hume Lake Christian Camps, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Association of Christian Schools International. Sean is the co-host for the Think Biblically podcast, which is one of the most popular podcasts on faith and cultural engagement.
Sean is the author, co-author, or editor of over twenty books including The Fate of the Apostles, So The Next Generation Will Know (with J. Warner Wallace), Evidence that Demands a Verdict (with Josh McDowell), Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God’s Design for Marriage (with John Stonestreet), Is God Just a Human Invention? (with Jonathan Morrow) and Understanding Intelligent Design (with William A. Dembski). Sean is the General Editor for A New Kind of Apologist, Apologetics for a New Generation, Sharing the Good News with Mormons, and The Apologetics Study Bible for Students. Sean has one of the leading apologetics blogs, which can be read at seanmcdowell.org.
Hillary Morgan Ferrer
Hillary Morgan Ferrer is the founder and Mama-Bear-in-Chief of Mama Bear Apologetics. She feels a burden for providing accessible apologetics resources for busy moms. Hillary is the co-author and general editor of the bestselling book Mama Bear Apologetics: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies (Harvest House, 2019). Hillary also loves helping moms to discern truths and lies in both science and culture. She also specializes in understanding the root causes of doubt. Hillary and her husband, John, have been married for 14 years and minister together as an apologetics team. Fun fact: she can never sneak up on anybody because of her chronic hiccups, which you can hear occasionally on the podcast.