Summit Basecamp


Summit Basecamp is a free content series Summit hosts, to equip adults with a deeper understanding of apologetics and biblical worldview to effectively walk alongside students in a post-Christian culture. Each three-hour Basecamp event will explore a different relevant topic with speakers who are experts in that area.

SUMMIT BASECAMP

Equipping you to have a deeper understanding of apologetics and biblical worldview and effectively walk alongside students in a post-Christian culture.

Truth Matters Basecamp
Summit Basecamp for Youth Leaders Pastors and Educators

Racial Unity
A Christian Response to Critical Race Theory

Saturday, October 23, 2021 | 4:00 PM–7:00 PM MDT (Mountain Time)

What is Critical Race Theory? Is it good, bad, or both? Is it misunderstood? Is it biblical? And, most importantly, what can we learn about race, justice, and unity from Scripture?

Join Lucas Miles, Jannique Stewart, and Dr. Jeff Myers on October 23rd as they walk us through these issues from a Christian worldview. If you aren’t sure how to discuss this complicated issue with your students, plan to attend this timely event.

Event Speakers

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Dr. Jeff Myers
President of Summit Ministries

Dr. Jeff Myers is president of Summit Ministries. In the last 20 years Dr. Myers has become one of America’s most respected authorities on youth leadership development. Focus on the Family founder James Dobson referred to him as “a very gifted and inspirational young leader.” Evangelist Josh McDowell called him “a man who is 100% sold out to preparing the next generation to reflect the character of Christ in the culture.” Through his appearances on Fox News and other media programs, Dr. Myers has become a fresh voice offering humor and insight from a Christian worldview.

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Lucas Miles
“The Christian Left” Amazon Best Selling Author

Pastor, author, and filmmaker Lucas Miles draws on his 20-years of experience as he interviews top Christian influencers about walking in faith and experiencing the life of their dreams. Miles is the author of Good God: The One We Want To Believe In But Are Afraid To Embrace, which breaks down commonly held misconceptions about God and invites readers to experience a loving Father who is better than we could ever imagine.

Jannique Stewart Life Training Institute

Jannique Stewart
International Speaker: Sexual Purity, Pro-Life, & Traditional Marriage / Sexual Identity

Jannique Stewart was born and raised in Europe and after her family moved to the United States for her high school years, Jannique competed for an Illinois State Title in a National Pageant and chose two issues that she felt most passionate about Abortion and the sexualization of teens. After winning her first title at the age of 15, Jannique began speaking in schools and churches on topics including Raising up a Pro-life Generation and Sexual Integrity—The New Sex Revolution. 

Event Sessions

What is Religious Freedom? (And Why It’s Good for Everyone)

John Stonestreet | Is religious freedom just an excuse to discriminate against others? People will often disagree fiercely about societal and moral issues in a free society—issues religion takes very seriously. However, disagreement doesn’t equal discrimination. Religious freedom is good for everyone, not just religious people, since societies with greater religious freedom are more tolerant of everyone’s beliefs. Shifts in culture don’t just happen overnight, so we will explore a brief history of what led to this moment. John will look specifically at HR5 and the Equality Act. 

Freedom Under Attack: Why Christians Should Care and How We Must Respond

Dr. Jeff Myers | The most dangerous battle of our time is not between Liberals and Conservatives, Democrats and Republicans, or Blue States and Red States. It is between two competing views of truth. For the first time in history, a majority of people—even Christians—reject the idea that “truth can be known.” As a result, freedom is in peril. In this Basecamp, we are wading into the heat of battle, exploring the precious value of religious freedom, how it is threatened, and what we as Christians must do.

Interview: Standing for Religious Liberty

Laurence Wilkinson | Cases concerning religious liberty are becoming increasingly prominent, with courts frequently being asked to uphold the right to freedom of religion. Just how vital are these legal battles to ensuring our freedom? Laurence Wilkinson is Law Clerk with Alliance Defending Freedom – a non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom globally. Laurence has litigated cases concerning religious liberty worldwide and is here to answer your questions about what these cases look like in practice and what trends he sees from the front line.

 

Is There Any Hope for the Future?

John Stonestreet | Our current cultural moment is full of chaos and deception. Denying reality causes havoc in people’s lives. However, no political movement or militant group can ever put Jesus Christ back in the grave. Our hope in Jesus Christ is not a feeling, nor is it wishful thinking. Our hope is grounded in the reality of seeing things clearly through the perspective of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

Who Should Attend?

Summit Basecamp is designed for parents, grandparents, church leaders, and Christian educators (CEUs available). If you work with youth in any way, then you need to attend these free events. Basecamp will help you understand what’s happening in our post-Christian culture. And Basecamp will prepare you to pass along  truth to the next generation of Christians.

Do you have a group? No problem, invite others from your house, church, or school. Everyone is welcome.

About the Virtual Platform

This event will be hosted on Summit’s Virtual platform. Since its creation in 2020, this one-of-a-kind platform has provided an interactive training environment for thousands of students and adults. Our live platform brings believers together from around the world with top Christian experts in a setting that is informative and engaging.

Our speakers will be live! But what if you can’t be?

If you want to join us for this powerful event, but the date/time doesn’t work for your schedule, go ahead and register for the“replay access.” A couple of weeks after the live event, we’ll email you the recording. If you have any questions, please call us at 719.685.9103 or contact us here.

Receive Continuing Education Units

Are you an educator needing Continuing Education Units? Summit is excited to offer CEUs for all our Basecamp events from the following organizations: ACSIAACSACTSCSFLAILCS, and FACCS. Each organization will award 3 contact hours to any teacher who views the event. Learn more here

Archived Events

How can we help teens know truth?

Truth Matters: Equipping Students with a Lifelong Faith

Our post-Christian culture rejects the notion of absolute truth. If someone claims to know the truth, they are often labeled as intolerant. So how do we teach students the truth of Christianity when the world says that truth is subjective? If we want to equip young students with a lifelong faith, then we must help them think differently about truth. When we know God’s truth, we can be confident that that truth is not passive or relative — it is life-changing. Truth can change and affect every area of our lives.

How can we help teens find hope in the midst of their anxiety, depression, and thoughts of suicide?

Helping Teens Find Hope: Anxiety, Depression, Suicide

Gen Z faces a mental health crisis. Anxiety and depression are at an all-time high. Suicide has risen to alarming levels. Some dismiss mental health issues as a “snowflake” problem but new evidence shows that it is a complex and often deadly public health emergency. Technology has propelled the rising generation into nervous exhaustion. Economic uncertainty has robbed them of a path to success. COVID-19 and the unraveling of civil society have only added fuel to the fire.

How can we help students make ethical decisions in a morally complicated world?

Making Moral Decisions in a Complex World

Never before have your students been presented with so many options and different perspectives on how to make ethical decisions. The culture screams at us to “live our own truth” and tells us to “be a good person” while new technologies and a changing political landscape are framing our minds to focus on an idea of good that isn’t consistent with a Christian worldview. What do we need to be able to make God-honoring moral choices in an immoral world?

What is your role in promoting life?

Defending the Pro-Life Position

As our country seeks answers to fundamental questions about the value of human life, take time to reflect on the answers your students are adopting as their own. Do you feel equipped to help your students think critically about the answers they are believing?

Think critically about the ethics of abortion and questions regarding beginning and end of life issues and technologies that directly impact our communities. When we think critically about hard issues we can connect with students to help move them beyond what they feel is right and on to pursue biblical truth. 

How can you shepherd teens in the midst of a technological and pornified culture?

Navigating a Technological and Pornified Culture

Many teens suffer from isolation, depression, loneliness, and anxiety. This event will focus on how pornography and the increasing use of technology plays a role in these effects. When students look for community and acceptance through technology or intimacy through pornography they slowly lose their ability to live fully as God intended and to connect with others in meaningful ways.

Dr. Kathy Koch, Jonathan McKee, and Haley Halverson will lead you through sessions to explore lies that students are believing about community and self-esteem found online and practical ways we can work to challenge students for more face to face engagement.

How to apply truth and relationship in a sexually confused culture?

Truth & Relationship in a Sexually Confused Culture

Same-sex marriage and homosexuality are becoming more prominent, accepted, and normalized within our culture. How has this affected the way your students view sexuality? 

Worldview experts John Stonestreet, Dr. Christopher Yuan, and Caleb Kaltenbach will equip you with information and practical strategies for helping students to navigate within a sexually broken culture.

What are some practical tools for coming alongside Gen Z students?

Practical Tools for Equipping Gen Z

Every generation has its ups and downs, but Gen Z is unique—there has never been a generation in America so thoroughly captured by the culture, so thoroughly enmeshed with social media, and so secular in its thinking about the world. How do we develop relationships of grace that do not ignore the truth?

Generation Z experts, Dr. Jeff Myers, Jason Jimenez, and Mike Sherrard will lead you through sessions on relationships, role models, identity, and biblical authority.

About Us

Summit Ministries has provided worldview-based Bible training for Christians for 60 years. We believe it is critically important to teach the rising generation of students to understand the times with God’s Word as their guide. Summit has invested in the finest worldview experts to provide the highest quality resources available. 

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