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.

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

Join us on February 8th as Dr. Jeff Myers, Mike Sherrard, and Jay Watts tackle the topic of morality, transhumanism, and the common good as it relates to decision making and the upcoming 2020 election.

Sessions

Moral Choices: Are you a good person and how do you know? (Mike Sherrard) Today’s young adults are driven by their moral convictions. They are morally motivated and are willing to work toward seeing their vision of a good and fair world become a reality. But what is good, and how does one know? How do the younger generations answer those questions? In this lecture, we will look at how the younger generations determine what is good, to what degree secular ethics have influenced them, and how we can help them make God-honoring moral decisions in a morally complicated world.
Transhumanism and the Image of God: Making sense of a new and influential worldview (Jay Watts) As new technologies emerge almost daily, the ability to incorporate these advancements into our lives pushes far beyond simple tools. Our students are growing up in a world where technology can reshape humanity itself. We need to be aware of the difference between therapeutic uses of technologies and those uses which may fundamentally alter the human experience. However much this new worldview expresses itself in the language of improving the human condition, it can foster a view of what it means to be human that erodes basic concepts of gratitude, relationship, and how we seek the perfections of our nature through living in the likeness of Christ.
A Common Good: What to think about Socialism, Communism, and the 2020 election (Dr. Jeff Myers) Today’s students are globally aware with a keen sense of justice. Unfortunately, this makes them highly susceptible to false worldviews such as Marxism and Socialism. Seventy-percent of young adults now say they would vote for a socialist for president.  Does the Bible have anything to say about the crucial economic (and political) issues of our day?

Event Speakers

Dr. Jeff Myers, President of Summit MinistriesIn the last 20 years, Dr. Myers has become one of America’s most respected authorities on youth leadership development. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree and teaches leadership courses through CollegePlus and Belhaven University. Jeff and his family live in Colorado.
Mike Sherrard, Pastor at Crosspoint Community ChurchMike Sherrard (B.A. Religion, M.Div. Apologetics, D. Min. Ethics in progress) has been equipping young adults to defend the Christian faith for nearly 20 years. He is the lead pastor of Crosspoint Community Church, the former director of Ratio Christi College Prep, and the author of Relational Apologetics. He is currently under contract to write You Matter: How the World’s Quest for Meaning is Meaningless Without God (Baker, Spring 2021). Mike and his family live in Peachtree City, Ga.

Who should attend?

If you are a church leader, parent, or educator (CEUs available) who is searching for answers about how to come alongside this generation, then this simulcast is for you. If you walk alongside students guiding them to think for themselves as they interact with ever-changing culture, this event is for you.

Your community and church need this training. Plan today to host this event at your church or home today!

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Receive Continuing Education Units

Do you need Continuing Education Units? Summit is excited to offer CEUs for Summit Basecamp events from the following organizations: ACSI, AACS, ACTS, CSFLA, ILCS, and FAACS. Each organization will award 3 contact hours to any teacher who views the event. Learn more here

Archived Events

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

January of this year marked the 45th year since the Roe V. Wade decision in the United States. 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. 

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.

Basecamp May 2019

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.

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.

Receive Continuing Education Units

Do you need Continuing Education Units? Summit is excited to offer CEUs for Summit Basecamp events from the following organizations: ACSI, AACS, ACTS, CSFLA, ILCS, and FAACS. Each organization will award 3 contact hours to any teacher who views the event. Learn more here

If you have any questions, contact us here.