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The Engaging Truth Conference exists to help equip the next generation to follow Christ in a world that doesn't celebrate it. We do this by grounding them in the truths of God's Word and biblical theology, preparing them to stand firm in the faith against cultural opposition.

This year's theme is "Contend For The Faith" (Jude 3). To contend for the faith is a striving for victory in the face of opposition against the truth of the Gospel. We contend by argument, reasoning, and by holding fast to the principles of the faith, maintaining them against all opposition. In our main sessions and breakouts, we will challenge attendees to anchor their lives to the teaching of Scripture and to confidently proclaim that truth without wavering.


Friday, October 14

  • 4:00-8:00pm: Conference Check-In Begins (Pritchell Building)
  • Dinner: Attendees will be on their own for dinner on Friday evening
  • 8:00-9:30pm: Worship & Main Session #1 (Dean Inserra) - The Uncool Christian (Spilman Auditorium)
  • 9:30-11:00pm: Small Group Debriefs with Leaders / Free Time (Spilman, Ivy and Dogwood Classrooms)
  • 11:00pm: Lights out

Saturday, October 15

  • 7:15-8:15am: Breakfast - Sponsored by WORLD News Group (Dining Room)

  • 8:15-9:00am: Free Time (Exhibits / Resource Center Open)
  • 9:00-10:15am: Worship & Main Session #2 (John Piper) - Overcoming a Massive Objection to Biblical Faith: Was Jesus an Egomaniac? (Spilman Auditorium)
  • 10:15-10:45am: Free Time (Exhibits / Resource Center Open)
  • 10:45-11:45am: Breakout Session #1
    • The Pronoun Problem: Johnson Spring 2A-C - Middle School 
    • The Cultural Catechism: Spilman Auditorium - High School
    • Making the College Decision (Whether & Where to Attend): Dogwood 1A-C - College
    • Q&A with John Piper: Spilman 2A-B (First Floor) - Student Leaders / Pastors
  • Noon-1:00pm: Lunch (Dining Room)
    • Student Leader / Pastor Lunch with John Piper and Bethlehem College & Seminary (Johnson Spring 1)
  • 1:00-1:30pm: Free Time (Exhibits / Resource Center Open)
  • 1:30-2:30pm: Breakout Session #2 
    • Making the College Decision (Whether & Where to Attend): Johnson Spring 2A-C - Middle School
    • The Pronoun Problem: Spilman Auditorium - High School 
    • The Cultural Catechism: Dogwood 1A-C - College
  • 2:45-4:00pm: Worship & Main Session #3 (Andrew Walker) - The Freedom of Limits (Spilman Auditorium)
  • 4:15-5:15pm: Breakout Session #3 
    • The Cultural Catechism: Johnson Spring 2A-C - Middle School
    • Making the College Decision (Whether & Where to Attend): Spilman Auditorium - High School
    • The Pronoun Problem: Dogwood 1A-C - College 
  • 5:30-6:30pm: Dinner - Sponsored by Bethlehem College & Seminary (Dining Room)

  • 6:30-7:00pm: Free Time (Exhibits / Resource Center Open)
  • 7:00-8:15pm: Worship & Main Session #4 (Anthony Knight) - The Breath of God vs. the Breath of Man (Spilman Auditorium)
  • 8:15-11:00pm: Small Group Debriefs with Leaders / Free Time (Spilman, Ivy and Dogwood Classrooms)
  • 11:00pm: Lights out

Sunday, October 16

  • 6:30-7:15am: Load luggage
  • 7:15-8:15am: Breakfast - Sponsored by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Dining Room)

  • 8:15-9:00am: Checkout (Pritchell Building)
  • 9:00-10:15am: Worship & Main Session #5 (Erik Reed) - Incomparably Glorious (Spilman Auditorium)
  • 10:15-11:00am: Departure 

Note: Speaker schedules and topics are subject to change.