Building Bridges, A Conference for Sharing Our Faith

Building Bridges, A Conference for Sharing Our Faith

Due to the coronavirus situation Christianity Explored has canceled this year’s conference. However, we anticipate hosting the conference on April 17, 2021.

Bridges. They come in all different sizes and kinds. They cross different types of obstacles. They’re also a great picture for the kind of thing we want to build into the lives of our loved ones and neighbors who need Christ. We have salvation from sin and death. How can we get it to them in a way that is loving, clear, and compelling?

Join us on Saturday, April 25, from 8:30am–5pm for the Christianity Explored National Conference, held at Heritage. Rico Tice and Randy Newman are two godly men who have given their lives to helping churches grow in this grace of sharing the gospel. This conference is open to the region and we’ll have plenty of believers here from other gospel preaching churches. But we want to see the room brimming with our people, because we want to see the gospel reach our neighbors, and we think this conference will help us do that together.

Head over to the conference page to learn a bit about the conference talk topics and breakout sessions.

In the weeks ahead Trent will write from his blog introducing you to Rico and to Randy and some of their work. In the meantime, here are some brief biographies with some books you should look into.

Date & Time

Saturday, April 25, 2020

8:30am – 5pm

Location

Heritage Bible Church

COST & DEADLINES

$25 by February 15

$30 by March 25

$35 by April 24

$50 at the door

Meet the Speakers

Rico Tice is Minister of Evangelism at All Souls Church, Langham Place, in London, England. Rico is the chief developer of Christianity Explored, and he is the author of several books, including Honest Evangelism: How to Talk about Jesus Even When It’s Tough.
Randy Newman is Senior Fellow for Evangelism and Apologetics at the C.S. Lewis Institute. He frequently speaks for Christianity Explored. He is the author of several books, including Bringing the Gospel Home: Witnessing to Family Members, Close Friends, and Others Who Know You Well, Questioning Evangelism: Engaging People’s Hearts the Way Jesus Did, and his newest book Unlikely Converts: Improbable Stories of Faith and What They Teach Us About Evangelism.
2020 Men’s Retreat

2020 Men’s Retreat

True Friendship

Friendship. Making friends. Being a friend. These are concepts that even children recognize as important to our human experience. God has made us relational beings; He made us for friendship with Himself and with others. Yet our culture and our own sinful tendencies undermine these vital relationships. Come and hear pastor and author, Drew Hunter, as he addresses this essential topic.

Drew Hunter

Drew is the teaching pastor at Zionsville Fellowship in Zionsville, Indiana. He is the author of Made for Friendship: The Relationship that Halves Our Sorrows and Doubles Our Joys. Drew and his wife, Christina, live in Zionsville, Indiana, and have four children.

Retreat Schedule

Friday evening, February 28
Heritage Bible Church

6:30 Dinner, Fellowship Hall
7:45  Session 1, The Cave

Saturday, February 29
Look Up Lodge, Travelers Rest, SC

8:00 Breakfast
8:45  Session 2
10:00 Break and Activities
10:45 Session 3
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Session 4
2:30 Activities and Fellowship

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 25, 2020

 

Attendee Types

  • Full Retreat
    $65
  • Friday Only
    $25
  • Saturday Only
    $40
Christmas at Halcyon

Christmas at Halcyon

For several years we’ve reached out to our neighbors at Halcyon Apartments in a variety of ways. Through Family Fun Days, car washes, and personal acts of kindness, we’ve been building relationships with friends there. December 15 we will be celebrating Christmas with them. Join us at 5:00 p.m. on the green next to the Halcyon clubhouse for carol singing, doughnuts, and hot chocolate. Come, mingle, make a new friend, and sing of Jesus as we love our neighbors and share the Good News of Christ with them.

Dispatches from the Front Screening

DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT: LUKE’S DISPATCHES

During our 11:00 a.m. Elective hour on Sunday, November 24, we will travel with Tim Keesee as Dispatches from the Front goes to the Middle East, where Luke wrote of Gospel advance in the first centuries—stories which continue to unfold in our day. This new six-episode series, Luke’s Dispatches, opens in the book of Acts and then fast-forwards to tell of God’s work in the same regions today in order to underscore that what Jesus began, He continues, and He will complete! His Kingdom spans not only continents but also centuries, and the Gospel that was powerful in Luke’s day is still at work in our day! On November 24 we will watch the third episode in the Luke’s Dispatches as the film series goes to Turkey.

It has been over two years since we’ve had the opportunity to watch one of the Dispatches films, and for those of you who are new to Heritage, you won’t want to miss this special opportunity. We will all be greatly blessed by the ministry of our own Tim Keesee and Pete Hansen.

WATCH THE TRAILER:

Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Christmas in July is coming on Sunday, July 14, during the 11:00 hour! This is an annual opportunity for us to encourage our mission partners through personal notes and financial gifts. How can you participate? First, consider donating to our Christmas offering for our mission partners. Simply mark an offering envelope with “Christmas in July” and put it in the offering anytime between now and July 14. Second, see your Shepherding Group leader to see how you can write a personal note to your mission partner . Finally, sign up online (beginning June 26) to come to our churchwide Christmas dinner at noon on the 14th. You can also sign up to bring rolls or Christmas cookies as part of the meal. Thanks for your help in partnering with us to encourage our missionaries around the globe!