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Building Bridges, A Conference for Sharing Our Faith

Building Bridges, A Conference for Sharing Our Faith

Due to the coronavirus situation Christianity Explored has canceled this year’s conference. However, we anticipate hosting the conference on April 17, 2021.

Bridges. They come in all different sizes and kinds. They cross different types of obstacles. They’re also a great picture for the kind of thing we want to build into the lives of our loved ones and neighbors who need Christ. We have salvation from sin and death. How can we get it to them in a way that is loving, clear, and compelling?

Join us on Saturday, April 25, from 8:30am–5pm for the Christianity Explored National Conference, held at Heritage. Rico Tice and Randy Newman are two godly men who have given their lives to helping churches grow in this grace of sharing the gospel. This conference is open to the region and we’ll have plenty of believers here from other gospel preaching churches. But we want to see the room brimming with our people, because we want to see the gospel reach our neighbors, and we think this conference will help us do that together.

Head over to the conference page to learn a bit about the conference talk topics and breakout sessions.

In the weeks ahead Trent will write from his blog introducing you to Rico and to Randy and some of their work. In the meantime, here are some brief biographies with some books you should look into.

Date & Time

Saturday, April 25, 2020

8:30am – 5pm


Heritage Bible Church


$25 by February 15

$30 by March 25

$35 by April 24

$50 at the door

Meet the Speakers

Rico Tice is Minister of Evangelism at All Souls Church, Langham Place, in London, England. Rico is the chief developer of Christianity Explored, and he is the author of several books, including Honest Evangelism: How to Talk about Jesus Even When It’s Tough.
Randy Newman is Senior Fellow for Evangelism and Apologetics at the C.S. Lewis Institute. He frequently speaks for Christianity Explored. He is the author of several books, including Bringing the Gospel Home: Witnessing to Family Members, Close Friends, and Others Who Know You Well, Questioning Evangelism: Engaging People’s Hearts the Way Jesus Did, and his newest book Unlikely Converts: Improbable Stories of Faith and What They Teach Us About Evangelism.

To the Nations

To the Nations: Watching Paul Pursue Jesus’ Mission (Winter/Spring Electives 2020)

Who was the Apostle Paul? What do we know about his life before Christ? How did he fulfill his calling as the Apostle to the Gentiles? We will examine the life and ministry of Paul as he passionately pursued Jesus’ expanding mission throughout the Roman Empire. Paul was a theologian, an orator, and a scholar; but primarily he was a missionary. Together we will learn from Paul’s experiences and see how his life models gospel power, gospel passion, and gospel priorities for us.

Teachers: Mark Vowels, Timothy Martin

Class Notes

Week 1: Why Study Paul

Week 2: Paul’s Pursuit of Righteousness

Week 3: Paul’s Conversion Experience

Week 4: Paul’s Earliest Ministry

Weeks 5 & 6: Paul’s First Missionary Journey

Week 7: Paul’s Defense of Grace (the Jerusalem Council)

Week 8: Paul’s Second Missionary Journey

Week 9: Paul’s Third Missionary Journey


2020 Men’s Retreat

2020 Men’s Retreat

True Friendship

Friendship. Making friends. Being a friend. These are concepts that even children recognize as important to our human experience. God has made us relational beings; He made us for friendship with Himself and with others. Yet our culture and our own sinful tendencies undermine these vital relationships. Come and hear pastor and author, Drew Hunter, as he addresses this essential topic.

Drew Hunter

Drew is the teaching pastor at Zionsville Fellowship in Zionsville, Indiana. He is the author of Made for Friendship: The Relationship that Halves Our Sorrows and Doubles Our Joys. Drew and his wife, Christina, live in Zionsville, Indiana, and have four children.

Retreat Schedule

Friday evening, February 28
Heritage Bible Church

6:30 Dinner, Fellowship Hall
7:45  Session 1, The Cave

Saturday, February 29
Look Up Lodge, Travelers Rest, SC

8:00 Breakfast
8:45  Session 2
10:00 Break and Activities
10:45 Session 3
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Session 4
2:30 Activities and Fellowship



Attendee Types

  • Full Retreat
  • Friday Only
  • Saturday Only