2016 Conference Program Guide

The Church: An Embassy in a Culture of False Belief

Friday, May 13

8:00–9:00 AM Exhibitors can set up tables
9:00–1:00 PM Summit conference (EMNR members only)
1:00 PM Registration opens
2:00–3:15 PM Plenary #1, Eric Pement: “His Story, My Story: Why I Entered Ministry to New Religious Movements”
3:30–4:45 PM Workshop 1
4:45–6:15 PM Dinner Break
6:30–7:30 PM Workshop 2
7:45–9:00 PM Plenary #2, Norm Geisler: “Mission Impossible: Proclaiming the Unchanging Word to a Changing World”

Saturday, May 14

8:00–8:45 AM Exhibitor Tables and Registration Open
8:45–9:45 AM Workshop 3
10:00–11:15 AM Plenary #3, Jay Hess: “Adam, Eve and the Trinity”
11:15–1:00 PM Lunch (1.5 hours)
1:00–2:00 PM Workshop 4
2:15–3:30 PM Plenary #4, Marcia Montenegro: “Is There a Mind in Mindfulness?”
3:30–3:45 PM Break
3:45–4:45 PM Workshop 5
5:00–6:15 PM Plenary #5, L.L. (Don) Veinot Jr., “Burning Down the Embassy”

Workshop Speakers and Session Topics

Workshop 1
Andre Traversa — Hard Head, Soft Heart: My Escape from the cult of Urantia
Steve Lagoon — Jehovah’s Witnesses and the early Christian Church on War
Jim Valentine — Some Casualties of Ellen White’s Sinless Perfection Teaching
Collin Brendemuehl — Ecclesiology, the Doctrine Taken for Granted, or What is the Church and Why Does That Make any Difference?

Workshop 2
Melissa Bramer — Through The Eyes Of A Child
Marcia Montenegro — Astrology and the Age of Aquarius: New Age Spiritual (R)Evolution
Tim Martin — Is Joyce Meyer a Word-Faith Teacher?
Bill McKeever — The Gospel Topics Essays: What are they and how are they are affecting Mormons?

Workshop 3
Andrew Ferrier – Crash Course in Jewish Evangelism
Joel Groat — The Culture of Deception in Counterfeit Religions
Pablo Herrera — Youth Discipleship: The Role of the Family and the Church
TBA

Workshop 4
Jay Hess — Identifying and Responding to Cultic Thinking
Janice Lyons — The Daniel Plan: A Diet for the Mind, Body and Spirit . . . Or Maybe Not
Dave Clark — The Seven Mountain Mandate and the New Apostolic Reformation, with the Rest of the Story
Bill McKeever — A Christian Response to Homosexuality and Same-Sex Marriage

Workshop 5
Tim Martin — Andrew Wommack’s Worldwide Word-Faith Impact
Joel Groat — Mormons and Jehovah’s Witness at Your Door? Impact them with Five Simple Steps
Rafael Martinez — Of Blue Cheese and Cultism: Understanding and Ministering to Cult Victims in the Local Church
Eric Lundstrom – Understanding and Ministering to Transgender Persons

 

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