Crossroads Christian School is sponsoring a one-day Worldview seminar, directed by Bryan College staff and students. We offer this program so that Christian students and parents will recognize points of view that may not be distinctly Christian, and understand how to take effective countermeasures to preserve the Christian worldview. Christian young people need to know where the battlefields are and what armies are involved, so that they will be able to fight the good fight of faith, finish the course, and keep the faith. We welcome any of your students and parents who wish to attend. Feel free to circulate this e-mail among your students. Thank you!
Crossroads Christian School
825 Oak Blvd.
Moody AL 35004
BRYAN COLLEGE WORLDVIEW INITIATIVE
(for high school and junior high school students, and their parents; youth group leaders and pastors)
Saturday, January 26, 2013
9 am to 4 pm (registration open at 8:30 am)
$10 per student (parent free with paid student); $25 maximum per family
Sponsored by Crossroads Christian School
825 Oak Boulevard Moody AL 35004
This event is open to anyone who wants to attend; invite your friends from your church youth group or other homeschool groups. Register by phone or e-mail with Debbie Landry at (205) 640-2174 or email@example.com You can pay at the door.
Directions: Take I-20 to exit #144 (Leeds/Moody/Odenville). Go north on Hwy 411 (towards Moody & Odenville) about 1-3/4 miles. Turn left on Oak Blvd; the sanctuary is on the left side of the street.
The content of this seminar seeks to move students towards a full understanding of the Christian story and way of being and acting in the world. It is the beginning of an effort towards the goal of local communities hearing and being changed by the Gospel. Most simply it is a move forward to authentic faith and truth. It is a highly interactive multimedia program focused on understanding the Christian worldview and answering the question, Who are we in relation to everything else that is? By exploring who God is, who we are, and what culture is, students are given a fresh look into the life we are called to live.
Session 1: Author – Who is God? This session is a discussion of the implications of God, His nature, and of honest, authentic faith. What are common, poor perceptions of Christianity? How should our faith shape our view of life? This session provides a foundation for the day’s discussion by correctly placing people and culture in the center of “who is God.”
Session 2: Human – What Does It Mean to be Human? This session will, through small group discussion and pop-culture examples, explore the ways that technology, media, art, politicians, and celebrities enrich or diminish our humanness. Today’s student does not live independently but in relational tribes made up of people, ideas, and culture. How does a Christian understanding of the world help us engage these new trends and commitments?
Break for Lunch
Session 3: Culture – What Is Culture? Do people shape culture? Does culture shape us? This session, through small group discussion and pop-culture examples, will explore how our immediate relationships to people and ideas shape broader American culture, which in turn shapes the culture of the world. This discussion will also help students understand what culture is and begin to explore a right relationship between it and a Christian.
Session 4: Movement Having laid a foundation for the Christian worldview, this session will explore practical ways to tell the world its own story. How can the Church live the gospel? How can we be creators and cultivators in culture? How can students as a part of the Church love God, understand His gospel, and shape their communities?