An afternoon intended to equip us to have more meaningful conversations about faith with our young people. We'll cover informational, philosophical, and controversial faith topics during this forum.
This event is open to any and everyone: especially parents, coaches, teachers, or leaders that journey alongside teenagers or young people.
Sunday, September 19th from 10:45AM to 3:00PM
(lunch is provided)
The Christian Life Center (125 Saginaw Road, Lincoln University, PA. 19352) in room 220 on the second floor.
We live in an age where the art of a good conversation is elusive. Our hope is to gather some tools for our tool-box to reengage in meaningful, powerful, formative, and honest conversations around faith topics that matter with young people (and our hope is to do so without great division and strife which seems to be the popular route now-a-days).
Admission to this forum is $0.00. Yup, that's right. Admission is free because your job is difficult enough!
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Prayer, Lunch, and Table Talks
Navigating the informational
Topic: How to keep young people engaged in the faith and the scriptures.
Navigating the philosophical
Topic: Why doesn't God (being all powerful and all loving) fix the world?
Navigating the controversial
Topic: What does scripture say about capital punishment?
We'll be engaging in three types of conversations at the Faith Forum.
Informational conversations are all about the transfer of information, facts, and data that benefit all of us. These conversations are usually the most unifying and are often the easiest types of conversations to have with others.
Teens & Technology Tips
Mental Health & Faith
How to Pray
How to study the Bible
Philosophical conversations are all about the wrestling with the known, the unknown, and the mysterious. These conversations are a tad more difficult as they require curiosity, candid questioning, trust, and comfort with mystery.
What is heaven like?
Why doesn't God fix the world?
Why does God let our loved ones die?
How to navigate doubt
Controversial conversations are the most difficult of the three as they often give rise to public and passionate disagreement. Too often, these conversations can be ugly resulting in conflict, strife, and division with little progress.
Faith & Politics
Pro Life & Pro Choice
Matters of Sexuality
Pineapples on pizza
Entering The Theological
Inherently, we can and often do enter into the Theological (the study of the nature of God) when we work through matters of faith that fall into any one of the categories above. This is what we hope to accomplish at the Faith Forum: to enter into meaningful theological discourse whether it be informational, philosophical, or controversial in hopes that we all may grow more gracious, more knowledgeable, and more loving of God and our neighbor.