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A forum around faith topics hosted by the

Student Ministry of the Christian Life Center.

 

EVENT DETAILS

WHAT:

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.

WHO:

This event is open to any and everyone: especially parents, coaches, teachers, or leaders that journey alongside teenagers or young people. 

WHEN:

Sunday, September 19th from 10:45AM to 3:00PM

(lunch is provided)

WHERE:

The Christian Life Center (125 Saginaw Road, Lincoln University, PA. 19352) in room 220 on the second floor.

WHY:

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). 

COST:

Admission to this forum is $0.00. Yup, that's right. Admission is free because your job is difficult enough! 

ITINERARY

10:30AM

Check-In (10:30-10:45AM)

 

10:45AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

11:00AM

Prayer, Lunch, and Table Talks

11:30AM

Navigating the informational

Topic: How to keep young people engaged in the faith and the scriptures.

12:30PM

Navigating the philosophical

Topic: Why doesn't God (being all powerful and all loving) fix the world?

1:30PM

Navigating the controversial

Topic: What does scripture say about capital punishment?

2:30PM

Parent Orientation

2:40PM

Closing Remarks

 
 

FEATURED SESSIONS

We'll be engaging in three types of conversations at the Faith Forum.

Informational

 

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.

Common Examples: 

Teens & Technology Tips

Mental Health & Faith

How to Pray

How to study the Bible

Philosophical

 

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.

Common Examples: 

What is heaven like?

Why doesn't God fix the world?

Why does God let our loved ones die?

How to navigate doubt

Controversial

 

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.

Common Examples: 

Faith & Politics

Pro Life & Pro Choice

Matters of Sexuality

Capital Punishment

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.

 

LET'S GET STARTED

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QUESTIONS?

You can email us right HERE with any questions you might have!