Join us April 6-7 for Be Ready 2018!

 
 

Online registration price ends April 5, 2018!

 
 

Anyone following the headlines today will know that it is becoming more difficult for Christians in Canada to hold on to their Christian beliefs without it costing them something. And the challenge is only going to be that much greater for the next generation. 

More than ever, Christians need to be ready to navigate through the challenges thrown at them by the culture - but not only for themselves. They must also be ready to protect others, especially the next generation, from the false and destructive ideas that are so widespread today. 

Join us at Be Ready 2018, a conference aimed at equipping Christians of all generations to represent Christ with confidence, and to uphold their Christian convictions in the public square with gentleness and respect. 

 
 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 
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Josh McDowell

Josh McDowell has been at the forefront of cultural trends and groundbreaking ministry for more than 50 years. 

As a young man, Josh McDowell considered himself an agnostic. He truly believed that Christianity was worthless. However, when challenged to intellectually examine the claims of Christianity, Josh discovered compelling, overwhelming evidence for the reliability of the Christian faith. After trusting in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, Josh’s life changed dramatically as he experienced the power of God’s love.

Well known as an articulate speaker, Josh has addressed more than 25 million people, giving over 27,000 talks in 125 countries.

For more information, visit his website here.

 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 Biola University.

Sean McDowell

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 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.

For more information, visit his website here.

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Scott Klusendorf

Scott Klusendorf is the founder and president of Life Training Institute (LTI), which was established in 2004 to challenge and equip pro-life advocates to persuasively defend their views in the public square.

Scott travels throughout the United States, Canada and Europe training groups of people to engage the conversation about abortion. He contends that the pro-life message can compete in the marketplace of ideas if properly understood and articulated.

Scott is a graduate of UCLA with honors and holds a Master’s Degree in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. He has been speaking full time since 1991. Scott lives in the Atlanta metro with his wife, Stephanie, and together they have four children.

For more information, visit his website here.

 

MAIN SESSIONS

 
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Sharing your Faith with the Next Generation

Josh and Sean McDowell

Father and son, Josh and Sean McDowell, share tools to help believers pass on their faith to the next generation. Drawing from personal experience as well as many years of teaching apologetics, they provide insight on how Christians can share Christ with family, friends and peers.


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Undaunted

Josh McDowell

Join Josh as he shares the unforgettable story of his personal encounter with Jesus Christ. A dysfunctional family life, an alcoholic and violent father and a sexually abusive worker on the family farm left Josh with a lifetime of scars and shame. Eager to rail against the existence of a loving God, he set out to intellectually disprove Christianity. You’ll find encouragement, hope and redemption in Josh’s story of how God’s passionate love and grace, along with the evidences for the truth of Christianity, forever changed the life of this former agnostic.


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THE CASE FOR LIFE: EQUIPPING CHRISTIANS TO ENGAGE THE CULTURE

Scott Klusendorf

Scott uses hard-hitting logic expressed in an engaging way to argue for the truth of the pro-life view. Christians can make an immediate impact provided they’re equipped to engage the culture with a robust but graciously communicated case for life. Making that case is what this presentation is about.


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WHY ANY SERIOUS RELIGIOUS QUEST SHOULD BEGIN WITH CHRISTIANITY

Sean McDowell

The goal of this talk is simply to persuade people that if they seriously want to know truth, then Christianity is the place to begin. The following reasons make this clear: 1) Christianity is testable; 2) Christianity offers free salvation; 3) In Christianity you get an amazing worldview fit; 4) Christianity has Jesus at the center.

 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

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Youth Sessions


 

SCHEDULE

 

Friday, April 6

5:00 PM  Check-In Begins

6:30 - 7:00 PM  Conference welcome and worship

7:00 - 9:30 PM  Josh and Sean McDowell—“Sharing your Faith with the Next Generation”

 

Saturday, April 7

8:45 - 9:00 AM  Worship

9:00-10:15 AM  Josh McDowell—“Undaunted” (Josh’s personal testimony)

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10:35 - 11:45 AM  Scott Klusendorf—“The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage”

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM  Lunch

1:15 - 2:15 PM  Breakout Session 1

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2:30 - 3:30 PM  Breakout Session 2

3:45 - 6:30  Dinner Break

6:30 - 8:00 PM  Sean McDowell—“Why Any Serious Religious Quest Should Begin with Christianity”

 

VENUE

 

Centre Street Church 
3900 2 St NE, Calgary, AB
www.cschurch.ca

 
 

TICKETS

 

Regular Rate: $59 until April 5, 2018

After April 5, 2018: $69

Group Rate (Minimum of 10 people): $49 per person

Student Rate: $40

 

 
 

Questions? Contact us!

Phone: 587-897-3239 (89-READY)   E-mail: info@faithbeyondbelief.ca

 

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FAQ's

Q: Is this conference appropriate for young children?

A: While there are no age restrictions and we leave it up to parents to decide whether the conference would be appropriate for their children, parents should expect the youth and main sessions to be aimed at teenagers and up. If you have any questions regarding specific sessions, please feel free to ask through the form above, or by contacting us at info@faithbeyondbelief.ca. 

 

Q: Is lunch provided at the conference?

A: Lunches can be purchased at the time of buying your ticket.  There is a maximum of 750 lunches that can be pre-purchased on a first come first serve basis.  For those who wish to eat lunch in the area a map of the local restaurants will be included in the conference program.

 

Q: How do I get from the main campus to the west campus?

A: The west campus is approximately a 5-10 minute walk from the main campus or a very short drive.  A shuttle bus will be available for those who do not have their own transportation to the west campus.  A map with directions will also be included it the conference program.

 

Q: Can I register on the day of the conference at the door?

A: Yes, at the door registration will be available but the price will be $10 more than registering online.

 
“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.”
— 1 Peter 3:15