Faith for Life
At our Truth Matters Basecamp event, you were equipped to teach students the truth of Christianity when the world claims that truth is subjective. This October, we’re starting with the idea that “truth can be known” and giving you practical tips for how ordinary Christians can spark fruitful conversations about God’s truth and build a lasting relationship in the process.
If we want to equip young students with a lifelong faith we must help them think differently about God’s truth vs. the truths they face in culture and within themselves. Dr. Jeff Myers, author of Truth Changes Everything and Summit Ministries President along with Dr. Trenton Langhofer, licensed professional counselor and professor at Colorado Christian University will be our expert guides during this 3-hour event.
Megan worked as an award-winning journalist until 2008, joined Life Training Institute in 2009, and was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Christian apologetics from Biola University in 2011. Megan’s favorite part of her job at Life Training Institute — aside from sharing life-saving training material and getting to help students nationwide understand who they are and why they matter — is being a student of her craft. She enjoys following her curiosity on topics that relate to pro-life apologetics and is currently most interested in questions related to aesthetics; the power of great stories and how they relate to human dignity and the Gospel; the vital importance of true community and its impact on human flourishing: and human limitations and creativity.
Dr. Jeff Myers is president of Summit Ministries. As an educator and entrepreneur, 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 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 speaking engagements and media appearances Dr. Myers has become a fresh voice offering humor and insight from a Christian worldview. He is the author of 14 books, including the Understanding the Faith, Understanding the Times, and Understanding the Culture textbooks which have been studied by tens of thousands of students.
Dr. Trent Langhofer is a university professor, clinic director, and licensed counselor. For over a decade, Dr. Langhofer has helped young people – especially those suffering from the effects of trauma, abandonment, betrayal and substance abuse – experience healing and transformation. Dr. Langhofer’s personal journey and professional experience influenced him to develop a process that helps young people connect with Truth not just intellectually, but at the deepest levels of their hearts. By combining the latest research on cognitive adaptation to trauma, the influence of spiritual and relational attunement on emotional healing, and the theology of God’s love, Dr. Langhofer clarifies why young people should care about Truth, and how they can be changed by it. Trent is also a teaching pastor at Trace Church in Colorado Springs.
How do we as parents, pastors, and teachers come alongside Generation Z to help them recognize that Truth matters deeply in our current cultural moment? This session will look specifically at relativism and postmodernism, but also the freedom of knowing there is transcendent Truth that can bring meaning and purpose to all aspects of our lives.
How do we move people from understanding the Truth from an intellectual proposition to heart transformation? What does this look like and how do we help young people care about Truth and be changed by it?
How do we help young people understand the Christian worldview instead of the opposing cultural worldview? How do we bring it to their space and invite them into an immersive faith with a foundation of truth rather than whatever culture or power says it is?