Summit Basecamp – 2021

Truth Matters: Equipping Your Students with a Lifelong Faith 

January 15, 2021  | 9 AM–12 PM & 1–4 PM HST

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 our 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. 

Summit Basecamp’s half-day or full-day event will strengthen your faith and inspire a newfound sense of love, purpose, peace, and hope as you reach the next generation. 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.

We are excited to welcome Gen Z experts of today’s top worldview ministries to lead the event. Join Dr. Jeff Myers, president of Summit Ministries, and Greg Koukl, president of Stand to Reason, on January 15th for this live and interactive online event.

Summit Basecamp is brought to you in partnership with ACSI, The Alec & Belle Waterhouse Lecture Series, and the Hawaii Baptist Academy.

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.

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree and teaches leadership courses through CollegePlus and Belhaven University. Jeff and his family live in Colorado.

Greg Koukl
President of Stand to Reason

Greg founded Stand to Reason in 1993 and currently serves as President of Stand to Reason. He has spoken on more than 70 college and university campuses both in the U.S. and abroad and has hosted his own call-in radio show for 27 years, advocating for “Christianity worth thinking about.” He has debated atheist Michael Shermer on national radio and Deepak Chopra on national television. An award-winning writer and best-selling author, Greg has written seven books, including The Story of Reality—How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in BetweenTactics—A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions, and Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air. Greg has been featured on Focus on the Family radio and has been interviewed for CBN and the BBC. He’s been quoted in Christianity Today, the U.S. News & World Report, and the L.A. Times.

Greg received his Masters in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Talbot School of Theology, graduating with high honors, and his Masters in Christian Apologetics with honors from Simon Greenleaf University. He is an adjunct professor in Christian apologetics at Biola University.

Megan Almon
Life Training Institute, event host

Megan Almon, a former University of Georgia gymnast, was a part of UGA’s 2002 SEC Championship team. She worked as an award-winning journalist until 2008 when she decided to pursue a career speaking and teaching about Christian apologetics — especially in the area of bioethics. She joined Life Training Institute in 2009 and was awarded an M.A. in Christian apologetics from Biola University in 2011. Megan and her husband, Tripp — Director of Programs and Summit Semester for Summit Ministries — have been married since 2003 and have two children, Neely and Rogan. Megan enjoys spending time with her family at home in Manitou Springs, Colorado, and is still known to practice handstands in her kitchen. She has spoken to high school-and-college assemblies and classrooms, youth organizations, women’s groups, pregnancy resource centers, congregations, and legislators across the nation on multiple topics.

Event Sessions

Morning Sessions 

(9 AM–12 PM HST  |  11 AM–2 PM PST  |  12– 3 PM MST  |  1-4 PM CST  |  2-5 PM EST)

Session 1: Truth Changes Everything: Introduction to Worldview (Dr. Jeff Myers)

Session 2: The Story of Reality (Greg Koukl)

Session 3: Panel Discussion (Dr. Jeff Myers, Greg Koukl & Megan Almon)

Session 4: A Worldview of Everything (Dr. Jeff Myers)

Afternoon Sessions 

(1-4 PM HST  |  3-6 PM PST  |  4–7 PM MST  |  5-8 PM CST  |  6-9 PM EST)

Session 5: Cultivate: Ten Seconds to Ten Minutes (Dr. Jeff Myers)

Session 6: Columbo—A Two-Step Game Plan for Maneuvering with Confidence and Grace in Any Conversation (Greg Koukl)

Session 7: You are a Leader: How to Be a Good One (Dr. Jeff Myers)

Session 8: Panel Discussion (Dr. Jeff Myers, Greg Koukl & Megan Almon)

You will receive 1 CEU for the six-hour “Full-Day” registration.

Who should attend?

Anyone in need of worldview training is welcome to attend. Whether you have a student in your home, you work with students, or you are just looking for more personal training, this event is for you.

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

About Summit Online

Summit Online was developed by Summit staff this past summer and was introduced to 947 students during our iconic worldview conferences. Our live and interactive platform brings attendees together with top Christian experts and best-selling authors in a live, “gamified” setting designed to be fun and personally challenging. Summit Basecamp will allow registrants to ask questions and interact with speakers who will be live at our Summit studio in the historic Grandview Hotel.

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” event and we’ll send you the recording through email within 2 weeks. If you have any questions, please contact us.

This Event is Brought to You in Partnership with:

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

Archived Events

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 teens find hope in the midst of their anxiety, depression, and thoughts of 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?

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. 

How can you shepherd teens in the midst of 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?

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?

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.