Are you looking for a weekend full of electric hip-hop music, engaging speakers, and inspiring time spent with your friends? We have just the weekend for you. Engage, AFA’s ministry for Millennials by Millennials, is excited to let you in on its newest project: Engage Worldview Conference 2017.
We all have a worldview, a set of assumptions that helps make sense of the world around us. This worldview can be built upon anything, including false or harmful ideas. We grew up with entertainment and academics we allowed to develop our worldview with little grounding in the truths of Scripture. As we grew older, we began asking big questions that our after-school TV specials couldn’t answer.
Three years ago, the team that would eventually become Engage sat around a table and found we were all asking similar questions. We were all between ages 25 and 30, but we were each at different stages of life and came from different backgrounds. Some of us were married with kids, some were married without kids, and some were single. Some of us had worked in our careers for a few years, and some were just starting. However, our questions were very similar. They all boiled down to worldview.
As we deconstructed the worldview we developed as children and reconstructed it based on the authority of Scripture, we saw an opportunity to help others in our generation do the same. We spent two years creating a ministry with that focus; we named it Engage because of our desire to engage with the gospel, to engage people, and to engage the world. Now it is time to take the next step and provide a weekend that is dedicated to helping Millennials engage and build a biblical worldview.
What’s the difference between this conference and any other?
EWC is more than a conference. It’s the culmination of three years of learning and cultivating a desire to see our generation equipped to engage the culture with Christlikeness and a biblical worldview.
At EWC, high school students, college students, and young adults from all over America will gather at Hope Church in Tupelo, Mississippi, for a weekend of great teaching and music featuring hip-hop artists Cam and Flame as well as nationally-known apologist Alex McFarland and author/speaker Sean McDowell. Breakout sessions with Engage authors will provide practical tips and small group opportunities to help you strengthen your biblical worldview and equip you to wrestle with the truths of the gospel and use them to engage the culture.
Another major difference is the cost. Some conferences can cost hundreds of dollars. EWC is only $20 for the conference or $25 for a weekend pass, which includes a Friday night concert. In addition, Engage is developing material to give you at the conference, and you will make priceless memories with your friends while there.
What is this year’s topic of discussion?
This year’s theme is based on Genesis 1:27: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” In light of recent events and movements in our culture, it is evident to the follower of Christ that biblical manhood and womanhood are being misunderstood in our world.
What is biblical manhood? What is biblical womanhood? What is marriage and how does the Bible define it? What should our response be to those who say that marriage and gender identity are relative?
Through the teaching and small group discussions at EWC 2017, we hope to equip young adults to be confident in the truth and apply Scripture to the questions of our day and to have the resources to share with the world in truth and love. Ultimately we were created to reflect Christ in how He made us and in how we engage the world. Thus our conference name is Created to Reflect, #C2R.
What’s left to do?
You can register here. There are limited tickets available, and the early bird special will end soon. For more details, click here. If your ministry or church would like to sponsor the conference, click here.
We would love for you to be a part of this inspiring and exciting weekend. But don’t come by yourself; bring a friend … or maybe two or three.