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Friday, 9:00-10:00 am, Room 170 (Youth)

Jeremy Smith
Were The New Testament Authors Telling the Truth? 
Non-Christians often question the reliability of the New Testament and many believe the stories about Jesus and the 1st century church were made up. Was it made up? How do you know? 

Friday, 10:15 - 11:15  am. Room 170

John Notgrass
One Soldier's Story: Wesley Biddle Notgrass

John's grandfather Wesley Notgrass (1915-2007) joined the United States Army in 1941 and served for four years, one month, and seven days in the United States and Europe during World War II. Based on his grandfather's recollections and wearing his grandfather's uniform, John steps into character to share Wesley's life story in a first-person narrative, from growing up in the 1920s and 30s through his experiences during the war. The presentation is illustrated with photographs from Wesley's collection.

Friday, 12:30 – 1:30 pm in Rom 170

Carol Topp
Micro Business for Teens: Starting a Micro Business - 
Encouragement for teenagers to start and run their own micro business. They will learn a lot while earning some money. A micro business can be started quickly and easily with no debt from home. Presenter Carol Topp, CPA has counseled dozens of teenagers starting a business and will discuss business plans, ideas. Teenagers and their parents are encouraged to attend together! (Youth Interest)


Friday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm in Room 170

Jim Weiss
Sherlock Holmes to the Rescue!  

The master detective and his friend, Doctor John Watson, rank among the most popular literary characters of all time.   When Jim Weiss performs one of their most thrilling cases, you will feel as if you are right there with them.  You’ll also hear the surprising story of the remarkable man who created these beloved characters, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  This session is guaranteed to motivate listeners to read the rest of Holmes’s great cases.  (Note: This session is marked for “youth interest,” but parents are welcome to attend.) 


Friday, 3:30 – 4:30 pm in Room 170

Bill Barnes
Dinosaurs in History, the Bible, and the Fossil Record

We are repeatedly told by secular science that dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago.  This raises some important questions:  Does the Biblical model better match what we see not only in the fossil record but in the historical and anthropological record as well? Does the Bible give specific details of dinosaurs? Were there dinosaurs on Noah's Ark? What have recent discoveries in the fossil record revealed? This presentation will examine these questions and many more. 


Saturday, 9:00 – 10:00 am in Room 170

Carol Topp
Career Exploration for High School Students - 
Too many students graduate from high school with no idea what career they should pursue. Homeschool mother and author, Carol Topp, will offer steps, resources and her experiences in helping students pursue a career path unique for them.


Saturday, 10:15 – 11:15 am in Room 170

Jeffrey Zweerink., PhD
Pursuing Science as a Noble Profession

God has specially gifted some students with a natural aptitude to engage in scientific exploration. They have a high level of curiosity about the world and enjoy diving deep into complex questions. But many view the process of higher education in the sciences as an enemy of the Christian worldview. As a result, many students struggle make meaningful connections between their faith and their future vocation. Others give up their career aspirations. Astrophysicist, Dr. Jeff Zweerink, will provide tools to help equip students to pursue scientific careers in a way that will strengthen their faith while contributing to our understanding of the universe. The goal is to harness the power of bright young Christian minds—future physicists, astronomers, chemists, biologists, and medical researchers—for the kingdom of God.

Saturday, 12:30 – 1:30 pm in Room 170

Carol Topp
 Micro Business Ideas for Teens (and Parents!) - Presenter Carol Topp, CPA has encouraged hundreds of teenagers to start their own micro business. She’ll share with you at least 30 viable business ideas that a teenager (or parent) can launch this week, plus information on how to get started, pitfalls to avoid and tips for success. (Youth Interest) 

Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm in Room 170

Officer Jeremiah Belcher
No Secret Moves: a Practical Approach to Self Defense for YouthPeople ask me all the time, “got any secret moves?”  The answer is always “no.”  There is no “death punch” move that will work in all situations.  So, what to do?  We will talk about how to stay safe in a variety of scenarios young people encounter on a regular basis. Students will learn how to be more “aware” of their surroundings, what warning signs they should be looking for, and what to do when a questionable or dangerous situation arises. There will be demos and plenty of time for questions.  


Saturday, 3:30-4:30 pm, Room 170 (Youth)

Jeremy Smith
Evil, Suffering, & The God Who Knows
Non-Christians often reference the reality of evil & suffering as roadblocks on their road to belief. Is this a valid objection? Why or why not?