Conference Schedule

May 7, 2016

7:30 AM 
DOORS OPEN
EXHIBITS

PLENARY SESSION 1 • Arena

8:30 AM
Welcome

8:45 AM
Worship with the Oasis Chorale
Shout for Joy • Children of the Heavenly Father • Where He Leads Me
Come, Christians, Join to Sing • How Great Thou Art

9:15 AM
Randy David Newman: Why Ask Why Jesus?
Relevant Apologetics and Questioning-Style Evangelism

10:10 AM
Stretch & Sing
A Mighty Fortress • Ten Thousand Reasons

10:30 AM
Lee Strobel: Why This Jesus?
Making the Case for the Real Historical Christ

11:30 AM 
EXHIBITS
LUNCH BREAK

NOON
EXHIBITS
LUNCH BREAK

NOONDAY ELECTIVES • Arena & Conference Center

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CHOOSE TO ATTEND ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS,
ALL OF WHICH WILL RUN CONCURRENTLY:

ELECTIVE #1 Meet the Oasis Chorale • Arena
Mini-concert: Make Me to Know • The Sands of Time • Soon Ah Will Be Done
Brief address on Artful Music for Thoughtful Worship, and an opportunity to
personally meet members of the chorale.
This elective session will be of interest to all, but probably of particular interest to
worship leaders and worship teams. Listen while you eat lunch, if you choose.

ELECTIVE #2 • Personal Greeting & Book Signing by Speakers • Ballrooms 1, 2, 3
A great opportunity to personally meet our speakers and have them autograph books
that they’ve authored and that you supply.
NOTE: Books by all plenary speakers will be available for sale on-site at the
Lamb’s Bookstore exhibit on the day of the conference.

ELECTIVE #3 • Why Jesus? on Campus • Ballrooms 4, 5, 6, 7
A panel of seasoned campus ministry leaders will talk about apologetics and faith 
at the university. How to stand strong in the faith amidst significant pressures.
Panelists presentations to be followed by a live Q&A session.
Participants include: Rob Gregory (Moderator); Joe Cousins (Cru), Joel Wentz
(InterVarsity), Nate Daman (Navigators), Lori Peters (Ratio Christi), Doug Palmeter
(Life Ministries), Ben Pascut (Consortium of Christian Study Centers), Alycia Wood
(RZIM), Kevin Young (Challenge UMaine)
One of our most powerful elective sessions. Young people in particular should not
miss this session! Especially valuable for college-age and college-bound youth.

ELECTIVE #4 • Why Jesus? in Sports & Recreation • Conference Room A
A team of individuals with experience in a whole range of athletics will be available
to discuss practical ways in which they’ve incorporated apologetics in their ministry.
Presenters include: Jarrod Lynn (Athletes in Action), Phil Tuttle (Fellowship of
Christian Athletes), Henri Aldunate (Heartbeat AT, i.e. Appalachian Trail), and
Craig Clapper from Bremen IN (a former Appalachian Trail chaplain and pastor)
Drop-by session. Come and go as suits your schedule.

ELECTIVE #5 • Why Not Jesus? • Conference Room B
How Non-Chrisian Worldviews Ultimately Fail
Insightful 45-minute lecture by Dr. Terry Smith, educator and speaker. Q&A session.

ELECTIVE #6 • Why Jesus? Who Cares? • Conference Room C
Contending for Faith When Religion Is Judged Irrelevant
An especially enlightening 45-minute lecture by professor and pastor,
William Johnson. Q&A session.

ELECTIVE #7 • Why Jesus? in Your Local Church • Conference Room D
Designed for pastors, church staff, and other Christian leaders. How can apologetics
be incorporated into the life of your local  church?
Daryl E. Witmer (AIIA Institute), Bob Valiant (Evidence for Hope), and Rick Carver
(Reason & Rhyme) will be available to consult with you on this subject.
Drop-by session. Come and go as suits your schedule.

ELECTIVE #8 • How to Equip Kids with Evidence for Faith • Conference Rooms 1 & 2
A team of experienced presenters will be available to share resources and approaches
for grounding young children and teens in the Christian faith.
Presenters include: Edie Cunningham & Karen Weitzel (ABWE), John Romano
(Child Evangelism Fellowship), and Bjorn Anderson (Young Life).
Sunday School teachers, Christian educators, homeschoolers, parents with young
children  — don’t miss this amazing and very practical session!
Drop-by session. Come and go as suits your schedule.

ELECTIVE #9 • Options for Formal Studies in Christian Apologetics • Conference Room 3
Speak with representatives from three schools about how to deepen your knowledge
and develop your skills in apologetics.
Schools include: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Ian Shearer), New
Brunswick Bible Institute in Canada (David Doherty), and Grace Evangelical
Seminary & New England Bible College (Terry Phillips & Robert Sherman)
Drop-by session. Come and go as suits your schedule.
 
ELECTIVE #10 • Why Jesus? in an Age of Phony Religion • Conference Room 4
Help for Recognizing Cults and Aberrant Controlling Groups —and Recovering
from the Damage They Cause.
Bob & Judy Pardon (MeadowHaven and the New England Institute of Religious
Research) will be available to consult on this often intense subject.
If you know someone who has been involved, or is still trapped, in such a group,
you should plan to talk with these very experienced experts during this session.
Drop-by session. Come and go as suits your schedule.

PLENARY SESSION 2 • Arena

1:30 PM
Announcements

1:45 PM
Dick Keyes: If I’m Okay, Why Jesus?
Responding to the Growing View That Sin Is Obsolete

2:45 PM
Stretch & Sing
Immortal, Invisible, God Only WiseIn Christ Alone

2:55 PM
Tom Woodward: Why Jesus? Why Not Science?
Doesn’t science provide all that is needed to live life to the fullest?
Doesn’t the future belong to neuroscience, AI, space travel, and more?

3:55 PM
Stretch Break

4:15 PM
Panel of Plenary Speakers with Q&A 
Can-Do Apologetics for Every Believer
Practical guidance from a panel of our five plenary speakers
Ravi Zacharias, Lee Strobel, Randy David Newman,
Tom Woodward, and Dick Keyes

5:15 PM
EXHIBITS
DINNER BREAK

PLENARY SESSION 3 • Arena

7:00 PM
Announcements

7:15 PM 
Oasis Chorale & Worship
In Times Like These • Psalm 67 (Glick) • Lift Your Glad Voices
May the Mind of Christ My Savior • Great Is Thy Faithfulness

7:45 PM
Ravi Zacharias: Why Jesus?
Why Should Anyone Follow a First Century Religious Figure?

8:30 PM
Q&A session with Ravi Zacharias

9:00 PM
Important Closing Announcements
Prayer, Doxology, and Dismissal