This has been one of ICR's many cornerstone verses over the last three decades as we have endeavored to equip Christians of all ages to stand firm in their faith with the Creator's message. From the academic disciplines of education and research to the popular "Back to Genesis" seminars and "Good Science" workshops, ICR strives to demonstrate that "true" science is in complete harmony with God's Holy Word.
As we look back to the latter part of the twentieth century, we are thankful for the great things God has done through ICR. But there has been no respite from the ruthless onslaught of evolutionary humanism as it continues to darken society like an ominous cloud, blocking the light to unbelievers and shaking the foundation of many Christians. Therefore, we must not grow stagnant. We must faithfully continue to fight the good fight as long as God sustains and blesses this ministry. And we must continue to seek the Lord, looking for new and more effective ways of equipping Christians to defend the faith.
To this end, our long-time friend and seminar speaker, Mike Riddle, has worked with ICR to prepare an exciting new "hands-on" creation-equipping course designed to train students in creation apologetics. We are calling these courses "EDGE" Workshops, an acronym standing for "Equipping to Defend Genesis Effectively." This concept was borne out of the Biblical mandate to "go and make disciples" and the growing need to better equip Christians who lack confidence to challenge the flawed claims of evolution in the classroom and other secular settings.
EDGE Workshops are beneficial for anyone desiring to strengthen his faith in the arena of Creation apologetics, but they are particularly suited for high school and college students who want to hone their skills to respectfully challenge the claims of evolution and present scientific evidences that support the Genesis account of Creation.
Each workshop consists of 14 hours of comprehensive instruction over two days and is designed for groups of 50-100 students. The course format encompasses a structure of short interactive lectures, small-group application activities, and a debriefing time to bring ideas to closure. To complement this hands-on workshop, all students will receive a 128-page "Equipping Manual."
The success of EDGE Workshops hinges on Christian leaders willing to serve as small group facilitators overseeing five to six students during the breakout sessions. Ideally, we hope to see youth pastors, teachers, concerned parents, and other Christian leaders coming alongside young adults and encouraging them to stand firm as they are trained and equipped with Creation apologetics.
ICR is offering this "equipping" seminar to churches, youth groups, home school groups, and communities desiring to see young people equipped for victorious Christian ministry and life. Can we be of service to your's? Will you prayerfully consider co-laboring with ICR as we launch this new equipping ministry? Please call our Seminar Department at 619-448-0900 for more information.