Speaker: Scott Gillis
A powerful and attention-grabbing presentation on the vital importance of the Bible’s history in Genesis: how it is foundational to the Gospel and relevant to our world and society. The authority of the Bible is paramount. Items of scientific evidence are woven into the presentation in a way that is easily understood by the layperson, as is the Gospel message. Christians are motivated to become armed and equipped to be able to ‘give an answer’ and to be vastly more effective at personal evangelism, thus stimulating church growth. In addition, their own personal faith is strengthened. Non-Christians are challenged to see the issues in a different light, and at the same time get salvation-relevant information which an ‘evidence-only’ talk would not provide.
Speaker: Scott Gillis
People of all ages are captivated by dinosaurs. Unfortunately, evolutionists use dinosaurs to indoctrinate the young and the old with an earth history that includes millions of years but has no room for the Bible. This presentation will show the power of a person’s starting assumptions (or “worldview”) when interpreting past events, and will define the different types of sciences used in investigating the world around us, with a thorough exploration of these enigmatic lizards. Let’s take dinosaurs to the Bible and see what God’s word has to say about them!
Before becoming a speaker for CMI, Scott was the senior executive for one of the largest construction firms in Northern California. This helped equip him for his current role as CMI–US’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). Scott’s main focus is to impact and educate our culture with easy-to-understand presentations that uphold the authority of God’s Word and is one of CMI–US’s most effective and popular speakers. Scott also desires to challenge others to equip themselves to be ready with answers (1 Peter 3:15) to impact their world.
CMI is one of the World’s largest Creation ministries with seven offices worldwide. We also produce Creation Magazine which has been in circulation for 35 years. CMI serves to help people understand that the first few chapters of Genesis contain the foundation for many aspects of the Christian faith. For example, Genesis provides the basis for a Biblical understanding of life, death, sin, punishment, atonement, redemption and marriage. We also help people understand that there is no scientific conflict with a literal interpretation of Genesis, and that modern evolutionary thinking is not truly derived from scientific evidence.
Speaker: Ashley Wiggers
Thinking skills are buzzwords in education today – everyone wants to include them in their curriculum plans! In this seminar, Ashley will explain what thinking skills are and how to incorporate strategies into daily life that will bring great results in your child’s ability to think. Include these ideas to add critical thinking to any curriculum!