Whoh! We are very excited about April!
We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring some excellent teaching to the South Dakota area. Coming next month we have two (or three depending on how you look at it) important events I want to bring your attention to below.
(NOTE: Event posters and slides are available at the very bottom of this post, just click on them to get full size versions!)
A Debate & Seminar in Rapid City
Near the end of April, on Friday the 21st, we are bringing in Dr. James White of Alpha & Omega ministries to debate Joe Ventilacion of Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ out of the Philippines). In this debate Dr. James White will be defending the Biblical view of God, stated formally in this way: “The Bible teaches that within the one Being that is God there exists eternally three coequal and coeternal persons, namely, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” Joe Ventilacion, principle apologist for Iglesia ni Cristo, will argue against the Trinitarian view of God.
Aaron Knudson, our director of Evangelism at SD Apologetics, has worked very hard in the last couple months to make this debate a reality. We want to send a message to everyone who has been exposed to the unorthodox teachings of Iglesia ni Cristo and have one of the best apologists of the body of Christ defend the true revelation of God.
The Debate will be held at the Best Western Ramkota Inn in the Pactola and Legion conference rooms starting at 6:00PM. Iglesia ni Cristo has promised to have up to 300 people attend in support of their representative, so we are asking true Christians to consider attending to support Dr. James White. You can now register for this using the link below.
The Debate Friday evening at 6PM will officially be live-streamed on YouTube. Please continue to use the links above (you can also click on the images now) to register if you plan to attend either event!
DEBATE MAP BELOW
Following the Debate on SATURDAY:
Following this debate, on Saturday April 22nd, we will be having Dr. James White speak at Parkview Evangelical Free Church on several apologetics topics. This seminar will start at 10AM in the morning and go into the afternoon. We will likely serve lunch and make sure the event is wrapped up at a decent time in the evening. Registration is now available through the link below.
Here is a detailed bio: “James White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a professor, having taught Greek, Systematic Theology, and various topics in the field of apologetics. He has authored or contributed to more than twenty four books, including The King James Only Controversy, The Forgotten Trinity, The Potter’s Freedom, and The God Who Justifies. He is an accomplished debater, having engaged in more than one-hundred forty moderated, public debates around the world with leading proponents of Roman Catholicism, Islam, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Mormonism, as well as critics such as Bart Ehrman, John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg, and John Shelby Spong. In recent years James has debated in such locations as Sydney, Australia, as well as mosques in Toronto, London, and South Africa. He is an elder of the Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church, has been married to Kelli for more than thirty two years, and has two children, and two grandchildren, Clementine and January.”
We really hope you consider joining us. We could always use your support (we provide a DONATE button at the bottom of every page of our website). We make these events happen to help equip you, the body of Christ, to be a light to the world!
MAP FOR SEMINAR:
Also, James White will be speaking at the Sunday morning service at Hills of Grace Fellowship in the Rushmore Mall, 10:30AM.
The STR Seminar in Sioux Falls
On Saturday April 8th in Sioux Falls we are doing a one day conference with Alan Shlemon of Stand To Reason. It’s going to be a full day at Sioux Falls First with lunch, snacks, and drinks provided free of charge.
Alan is speaking on some of the hottest topics that Christians are dealing with today such as homosexuality and Islam. In September Alan delivered some of the best information on these tough issues in the Black Hills and left quite the impression on everyone who attended. The feedback we got was overwhelmingly positive and so we decided to bring Alan in again for the east side of the state!
The doors open at 8:30AM and the event starts at 9AM in the main auditorium. Lunch will be served around noon and there will be coffee breaks in between each topic. Near the end of the day there will be extra time set aside for audience members to ask Alan questions – this is one of the best parts, you don’t want to miss it!
Also, if you register before the day of the event your name will go into a drawing for several door prizes that we are giving away at the beginning of each talk! So make sure you sign up before the event! I’ve provided the link to the registration page below, so don’t miss out.
OFFICIAL POSTERS FOR EACH EVENT (CLICK FOR FULL SIZE) PRINT SIZE IS 12×18 or 11×17:
8.5×11 (standard sheet) two-up print:
SLIDES FOR PROMOTIONAL USE (CLICK FOR FULL SIZE):