APOLOGETICS CONFERENCE 2022 - Washington
The “Truth in Love Apologetics Conference” helps the Apostolic Christian Church love as Jesus loves by:
Motivating worship by developing a Christ-centered life of the mind
Increasing confidence in the Bible’s reliability and truth claims
Shepherding those dealing with doubt
Equipping to evangelize by removing intellectual barriers to faith and answering difficult questions
"Who Is God?"
Saturday, November 12, 2022
9:15AM - 4:00PM
Washington Apostolic Christian Church
Early Registration deadline for Apostolic Christian ministers, Sunday School teachers, and spouses: September 11
General Registration period for all other interested attendees: September 12 – October 23.
A biblical worldview rests on the foundational premises that God exists and the Bible is his word. Having studied the reliability of the scriptures at the 2021 Truth in Love Apologetics Conference, we will spend the 2022 conference looking at who the God of the Bible reveals himself to be.
Facilitated discussion groups will be offered throughout the day to give attendees opportunity to discuss the ideas presented.
Is God Good?
Jeff Waibel: Minister in Leo, IN. Director of Residential Services at Gateway Woods. Husband to Margo and father of three.
How can a good God allow suffering? Or evil? Or send people to Hell? Questions about the character of God are a major stumbling block for many people. Having covered the reliability of the scriptures in last year’s conference, we kick off this year’s conference by exploring what those scriptures reveal about our good God.
Is Jesus God?
Luke Kieser: Sunday School teacher in Chicago. Member of Elders Teaching Resource. Graduate Student at Wheaton College. Husband to Lydia.
The belief in the divinity of Jesus Christ is what differentiates Christianity from other monotheistic religions. In this session, we will examine the real historical origin of this belief and why it is important to salvation.
Can God Be 3-in-1?
Frank Sauder: Elder at Roanoke and Japan A.C. churches. Married to Kathy with five children and four grandchildren.
The Trinity is one of the most important – yet least understood and thus most attacked – doctrines of Christianity. In this session, we will cover where we get this idea, why it’s logical, and how it helps us make sense of reality.
Why Does This Matter?
Joe Gerber: Serves in the ministry to the Champaign, IL congregation. Works for Loving Shepherd Ministries. Husband to Heidi and father of five.
While we may enjoy reflecting on who God is in order to better understand His Word, what is the practical benefit of this knowledge as we share with others? In this session, we will consider how what we have learned in the first three sessions provides a helpful and Christ-centric basis for answering the deepest questions of our culture.
This is Why We Worship
Fred Witzig: Minister in Washington, IL. Member of the Elders Training Resource.
Having feasted on the truth with our minds, this closing session will speak to our souls as we launch into a world looking for answers.
9:15 – 9:45 Registration Opens
9:45 – 9:50 Welcome to Washington
9:50 – 10:00 Intro to Conference
10:00 – 10:40 Is God Good?
10:40 – 10:50 Break
10:50 – 11:30 Is Jesus God?
11:30 – 11:40 Break
11:40 – 12:10 Breakouts: Guided Discussions on Plenaries 1 & 2
12:10 – 1:00 Lunch
1:05 – 1:45 Can God be 3-in-1?
1:45 – 1:55 Break
1:55 – 2:35 Why Does This Matter?
2:35 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 3:15 Breakouts: Guided Discussions on Plenaries 3 & 4
3:15 – 3:25 Break
3:25 – 3:40 This is Why we Worship
3:40 – 3:45 Hymn
3:45 – 4:00 Closing Comments