Seminars

Reaching Today's Student

Moderator: John Koeshall Jr. with various instructors

**Recommended course for first time attendees.**

The purpose of this class is to present the primary method of Christ in order to change our university campuses. The goal of this course is how to apply the biblical principles of discipleship, which Jesus modeled with His disciples, to your own individual contexts and campuses. 

You will have the opportunity to receive input from various individuals who are currently applying these principles in their respective university campus contexts while you learn how to apply them to your specific campus setting.

Compassion without Compromise: A Christian Response to Homosexuality

Instructor: Linda Seiler, MA

  • Are people born gay? What does science say? 
  • Is transformation possible?
  • How do "gay Christians" conclude that the Bible condones homosexuality? 
  • Does gender matter?
  • How can we help Christians who struggle with same-sex attractions? 
  • How can we reach gay-identified family/friends who think Christians hate them?

Find answers to these questions and more during this seminar based on Linda’s master’s thesis research (Assemblies of God Theological Seminary) and her own 11-year journey out of same-sex attractions and transgender identity. Attendees are encouraged to read Linda’s master’s thesis “Compassion without Compromise: A Christian Response to Homosexuality,” which is available for free download at www.lindaseiler.com/academic-papers.html

Catching Fire

Instructors: Mark and Dalene Good

When the daily demands of life suck the oxygen from our spiritual sensitivity… when difficult seasons douse the flame of our faith...when we long for more than status quo spiritual maintenance – the Holy Spirit invites us to draw near and reignite our spiritual passion. Misunderstanding and uncomfortable past experiences can hinder us from pursuing the "forgotten God", the Counselor and Guide Jesus gave to shape and walk with us. Journey with us this week as we:  1) discover the Holy Spirit's pivotal role, 2) learn to partner with Him in prayer and in seeing practical evidences of His power, and 3) allow Him to renew and saturate us. "Every once in a while, God brings us to a crossroads...we either go toward a useless Christian life, or we become more and more on fire, giving our utmost for His highest..." – Oswald Chambers

The Good News and the Secular Student

Instructors: Drs. John and Anita Koeshall

You are a sinner! Good news? Why is it that students don’t respond to a Gospel that says their sins are forgiven? What does it mean for our communities, our personal lives, and our proclamation? 

As Christians we are called to announce Good News to the world, but those who are hearing it may not think it is very good at all. What is the Good News for the secular university student? We will begin with a Biblical exploration of the message we have for the world, and then study “Gospel” through the lens of Culture: fear, shame and guilt.