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.
Equipping you to have a deeper understanding of apologetics and biblical worldview and effectively walk alongside students in a post-Christian culture.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Summit Basecamp Sessions
Saturday October 23, 2021 | 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM MDT
Opening & What is CRT? — Jason Jimenez
This seems impossible: How to Pursue Racial Unity and Stand Against Wrong Worldviews at the Same Time — Dr. Jeff Myers
The conversation around critical race theory causes tremendous tension both inside and outside the church. The problems surrounding CRT cannot become an excuse for ignoring racial unity; nor can the pursuit of racial unity become the occasion for embracing false worldviews. What biblical principles can guide us? What practical steps can Christians take to speak truth in live, especially in the midst of hurt and hostility?
Progressive Christianity and the Rise of Critical Theory within the Church — Lucas Miles
Lucas unveils how liberal thought has entered America’s sanctuaries, exchanging the Trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for the trinity of diversity, acceptance, and social justice. This in-depth look at church history, world politics, and pop culture will help you identify and refute the lies of the Christian Left, navigate controversial subjects such as abortion, gender identity, and critical race theory, and be equipped with a strong understanding of issues facing the church today and what we can do about them.
Counter Culture: Confronting CRT in our Culture with Clarity and Truth — Jannique Stewart
In this session Jannique provides a brief overview of where our culture is today with CRT and how to identify underlying themes of CRT in social media, and school currículum. A brief overview is given of how CRT creates division in society and in the classroom which undermines unity, peace and the timeless principles of equality upon which our country was founded. The audience will learn how to responsibly and accurately educate students about historical injustices from the past. They will also learn how to respond biblically when confronted with CRTs ideas on social media, at church, work or at school. Lastly, they will walk away with 5 Practical steps that teachers and parents can take to protect their students.
Panel Discussion — Dr. Jeff Myers, Lucas Miles, Jannique Stewart, & Jason Jimenez
During the Panel Discussion, the speakers will be taking questions from both the questions you submitted through the registration form and live questions on the Summit Virtual platform.
Is There Any Hope for the Future? — Lucas Miles
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.Our current cultural moment is full of chaos and deception. Denying reality causes havoc in people’s lives. However, no certain race or cultural movement can ever put Jesus Christ back in the grave. Our hope in Jesus Christ and 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
How can Christians stand for justice and freedom?
Just Freedom: The importance of Religious Freedom in America
As Christians, we must understand the times in which we live, especially on the critical issue of religious freedom. Recognize the cultural shift we are experiencing, unpack how we’ve gotten to this point, and specifically what we can do as Christians.
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.
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.