We Are Messengers

We Are Messengers is the musical and ministry vision of Irishman Darren Mulligan, whose heart is to serve God and to see His radical love transform our lives and our communities. Darren Mulligan left his native Ireland in 2003 to chase a life built on selfish ambition, temporary pleasure and fleeting fame. God had other plans for him. Now leaving Ireland a second time, the man he is today stands in stark contrast to his sordid and troubled past. Darren’s personal testimony and the music of We Are Messengers are a beacon of hope for all.

 

 

Sean McDowell

Dr. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a Biblical worldview. Sean is an Assistant Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University. And he is the Resident Scholar for Summit California.
He graduated summa cum laude from Talbot Theological Seminary with a double Master’s degree in Theology and Philosophy. He earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics and Worldview Studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014.
Traveling throughout the United States and abroad, Sean speaks at camps, churches, schools, universities, and conferences. He has spoken for organizations including Focus on the Family, the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, Backyard Skeptics, Cru, Youth Specialties, Hume Lake Christian Camps, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Association of Christian Schools International. Sean has also appeared as a guest on radio shows such as Family Life Today, Point of View, Stand to Reason, Common Sense Atheism, and the Hugh Hewitt Show. Sean has been quoted in many publications, including the New York Times.
Sean is the author, co-author, or editor of over eighteen books including The Fate of the Apostles (Routledge, 2015), A New Kind of Apologist (Harvest House, 2016), The Beauty of Intolerance (Barbour 2016), Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God’s Design for Marriage, with John Stonestreet (Baker, 2014), Is God Just a Human Invention? with Jonathan Morrow, and Understanding Intelligent Design along with William A. Dembski. Sean has also written multiple books with his father, Josh McDowell, including The Unshakable Truth, More Than A Carpenter, and an update for Evidence that Demands a Verdict (2017). Sean is the General Editor for The Apologetics Study Bible for Students. He has also written for YouthWorker Journal, Decision Magazine, and the Christian Research Journal. Follow the dialogue with Sean as he blogs regularly at seanmcdowell.org.

 

Erik Reed

Erik Reed is pastor of The Journey Church in Lebanon TN. He speaks at numerous events throughout the year such as youth camps, D-Nows, marriage seminars, men’s retreats, and church planting training events. He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a B.A. in Religious Studies & Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a MDiv.
God has given Erik a passion for communicating His Word, both in preaching/teaching and writing. He has co-written three novels (The Guardian, The 13:Fall, The 13:Stand), multiple Bible studies for Threads, The Gospel Project, & Bible Studies for Life. Erik has also served on the Advisory Team for the best-selling Bible study: Explore the Bible.

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Collective Worship

Collective Worship is a group of friends connected by our common faith in Christ with a deep desire to see people come to know His power and beauty. Our heart is to connect people to the life changing power of Jesus Christ. Our desire is to move towards moments of worship where people can find and experience the grace, hope, and love of Jesus in a real way.

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Michael Titus

Michael Titus was raised in a Muslim family in a community called Chekeleni in Tanzania. From an early age he began excelling in his Quran classes, but knew early on that he was missing one thing: true joy. He says, “We human beings were not created to live life without God. You can have religion but it does not mean that we have relationship with God. We are from God we are created to have relationship with him. Without him, we are empty, lonely, meaningless, unsatisfied and hopeless, but with him we have life in full and that is, what I needed.”
After a long set of divine appointments, Christ met His need and gave him true life. Michael now serves as a church planter and disciple multiplier through J-Life Ministries in Tanzania, investing the seed of the Gospel in the minds of Muslim children and teens across Africa.

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Jeremiah Kibobi

One word that can describe Jeremiah is “faithful”. Literally full of faith, trusting the Lord at all times to supply and sustain the many ministries he oversees. He is the founding pastor of Visions of Glory Church in Ongata Rongai, Kenya and has planted 12 more churches in the surrounding area. In addition to pastoring, he is the founding director and overriding principle of Magnet School in Ongata Rongai. Magnet School houses, feeds, and educates over 300 underprivileged, at-risk, and orphaned children from age 4 to 18.

Jason Salyer

Jason Salyer

Associate/Youth Pastor of East Marryville Baptist Church

Family Discipleship Breakout Leader

Dr. Alan White

Dr. Alan White

Christian Apologist, Former Research Fellow for Eastman Chemical Company

Apologetics Adult Breakout Speaker

Brian Nulf

Brian Nulf

Pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church

“The War for Your Worship” Adult Breakout Leader

Breakouts

Breakouts

Breakout Options

JONATHAN CHAPMAN

JONATHAN CHAPMAN

BCM Director at ETSU

“How to Contend in the Classroom” Student Panel Discussion Leader

Heather Braddock

Heather Braddock

Christian Counselor at Covenant Counseling Center

Crisis Counseling Adult Breakout Speaker

FRIDAY

March 31st
  • 4-7pm Registration- Pritchell 1
  • 5pm Youth Leaders Prayer Time (Located in Rhodo 1)
  • 5:30-7pm Dinner
  • 6:30-7pm Counselor Training (Located in Lambdin)
  • 7:30pm Main Session 1
  • 10:30pm Church Group Devos
  • 11:45pm In Rooms
  • 12am Lights Out

SUNDAY

April 2nd
  • 7-8:30am Breakfast
  • 7:30am Youth Leaders Prayer Time (Located in Rhodo 1)
  • 8:45-9:45am Pack and Load
  • 10am Main Session 4
  • 12pm Departure