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We are now in our eighth year, and we are grateful that many from Montana and Wyoming are helping us promote biblical worldview ideas. Great ideas compete for people's minds and hearts, and followers of Christ should be interjecting ideas that reflect Biblical wisdom into the public square. 2015 and 2016 demonstrated that need in spades as we saw same-sex marriage endorsed by the courts. 2017 will require us to communicate our worldview concepts in an even more effective way.
The Engagement Project
Training Opportunity Possibility in Billings
Dr. Del Tackett
From Dick Pence, Big Sky Worldview Forum
Moving forward for the Engagement:
Here is a New Video from Del that you might find interesting. http://www.deltackett.com/
By now, many of you have watched Dr. Tackett’s kick-off webinar for the Engagement Project, Looking at Today from a Biblical Worldview. Del speaks candidly on how to live a courageous life, with a special preview of his upcoming sequel to his previous biblical worldview teaching. If you have not watched the webinar, you can at this LINK https://www.deltackett.com/webinar#
If you were on the webinar Wednesday night, you realize that the team had their trials with technology. The Engagement Project has tangible promise to have an impact for the Kingdom. This will be an opportunity for us to demonstrate to a secular-atheistic world, what it really means to be the SALT and LIGHT in ways that we have not experienced. You will begin to see why they use the word Engagement to describe this project. You can also sign up for updates at www.DelTackett.com to access additional resources as well as information about the upcoming release of the Engagement.
Help us bring the training for facilitators to Billings:
For those not familiar with Dr. Tackett’s Engagement Project, there is more information below (see background information.) For those who are familiar with his work, you realize that Del asks that people come to training in order to help them be successful facilitators – ones that present this in small groups. This will be more than training; this will be the sharing of a vision. What was it that the men of Issachar understood about their times (1Chron.12:32)? How was it that they had a deeper wisdom and discernment about the issues of the times they lived in that enabled them to know how to engage?
We have been in discussions with Del’s team about the possibility of doing one of those training's in Billings rather than a larger city that requires more travel and expense. Are you interested in considering the possibility of being a host? Would you like to be kept in the loop about this training possibility?
Help us gather names – numbers will matter:
If you are interested in being kept updated about the possibility of taking this training, we need you to respond ASAP.
NOTE: If you have not responded directly to me telling me that you are INTERESTED or sighed the sheet at the Forum with Glenn Stanton, you are NOT on our list of those who have indicated an INTEREST.
We currently have names from northern Wyoming, western South Dakota, and across parts of Montana. We are asking for your assistance in expanding this list.
Ultimately, numbers will be part of the equation of where they chose to do training. Also, if you know others who would be interested, please talk to them and ask them to contact us. Time is of the essence; Del’s team is already thinking about scheduling. You can email me, Dick Pence, at rapence45@gmail or call or TEXT 406-672-9207. We do need your email address.
Many of you are familiar with Dr. Del Tackett’s Truth Project. Now, he and his associates with Truth Encounter Ministries have finished filming his new series “The Engagement Project.” Below you will see a “letter of announcement” from Del about this project which I believe will be even more impacting to the body of Christ than the Truth Project. But first, allow me to update you on why we are sending this to you now.
As indicated above, as this project rolls out, one of the first segments will be training those who will be facilitators – those who will present this to small groups. You are being contacted because we have reason to believe that you may have some interest in this training. However, if you know this is not a fit for you – we intend no pressure - just let us know.
With Appreciation for your partnership:
Don’t miss this opportunity. Thank you for your interest, please contact me ASAP.
Respectfully, Dick Pence – Coordinator
Big Sky Worldview Forum email@example.com Cell 406-672-9207
Letter of Announcement form Dr. Del Tackett
The Engagement Project Announcement
(From Truth Encounter Ministries)
The long-awaited Engagement Project is Dr. Del Tackett’s next set of small-group worldview tours. All of his previous teachings (the Truth Project, Cross Examine, Is Genesis History, etc.) were developed with the goal to help believers build a comprehensive, systematic biblical worldview.
And now, with that foundation, we are ready to take the next big step: to know Him more deeply and then to understand who we truly are, why we are still here, and what God has asked us to do.
The Engagement Project's ten tours will again take us on a marvelous quest of seeking the face of God and, as best as He will allow, to gaze upon the Crown Jewel in His nature—a quest we hope and pray will deeply transform the Body of Christ. This will lead us to understand where we are in God’s Meta-Narrative and the incredible vision that He has entrusted the primary work of the Kingdom to the common, everyday Christian.
And, if God should so bless and the Body of Christ would simply begin to do what He has asked us to do, we are convinced it will change everything. It will change each of our lives; radically transform our families; and, by God’s grace, turn the world around us right side up.
Soli Deo Gloria!
Truth Encounter Ministries
Our Next Forum:
American kids spend the equivalent of a part-time job entertaining themselves on screens. Sixty percent of American parents think their kids are addicted to screens, yet keep supplying them. Last year, the McDowell’s showed us the dangers of internet porn. Joy will speak especially to parents and how they need to take control of their families.
LGBT Indoctrination in Schools
Joy will look at how Public schools are being forced to indoctrinate kids on LGBTQ and transgenderism issues in five states and curriculum changes to facilitate this. How did the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage enshrine the idea that the sexes are interchangeable? Pullman will reveal sobering legislation that could come here.
Common Core Education – the LEFT’s Indoctrination Machine:
The Father of Public Education - John Dewey - was a committed Marxist. His theology was “there is no God, there is no soul, hence there is no need of the props of modern religion.” Joy Pullman is the author of The Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids.
Joy will demonstrate how Obama, Bill Gates, and the Bush's Common Core idea is killing our kids education. Test scores are dropping like a rock. But this is exactly the dumbing down these Globalists want to produce - a compliant populist. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (who these guys hate) recently said this. "This country is in a student achievement crisis, and over the past decade it has continued to worsen, especially for our most vulnerable students. Two out of three of our nation’s children aren’t proficient readers… fourth grade reading declined in 17 states and eighth grade reading declined in 31.” Joy will unpack this for us also exposing our "big government's" agenda in the process.
How Has 2nd Wave Feminism Made our Economy Hostile to Families?
2nd wave feminism set out to restructure our society. Their stated goals include the destruction of the family. They have shamed women for being leeches - just homemakers. They set out to convince women that their worth depends upon their economic productivity, and they have succeeded. This extensive agenda along with No-Fault divorce has left the American family wounded. Pullman will describe this and make suggestions to fix it
This brilliant, no-nonsense lady will inspire, inform, and encourage you that YOU can do something about the education of your children.
Dr. Sean McDowell is one of the brightest minds of our day and the best communicator I know. This will not be some apology about how we are to love those we disagree with and live and let live. He will help us understand that tolerance does not necessarily mean agreement. Sean is a guy that wades into communicating with those he disagrees with. He goes to their conferences and sets in on their discussion groups. He will help us understand that we can be tolerant and gracious while still being intolerant of the LEFT's ideas. This guy will help your kids understand how be loving and amiable while disagreeing and confronting ideas that are detrimental to our culture.
I John 4:1 warns "Beloved, do not believe every spirit but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have hone out into the world."
Dr. Johnston says "The American church is the best educated it has ever been from a worldly perspective but we are the the dumbest we have ever been. We are the most discerning we have ever been."
That observation is an understatement in my opinion. Weather if be just every day gullibility or discernment about cultural issues, frequently, I am flabbergasted at the dumb things I hear Christians saying or doing. Paranormal activities would include telekinesis, clairvoyance, necromancy etc. - things the average Christian knows nothing about. Google Paranormal and see how many societies there are in Billings and where they are located, you will be shocked.
Are you prepared to answer questions about these things? Are you aware of how many people in the church are involved with witchcraft? Do you understand demonic activity and how to coup with it productively.
Jeremiah says that he lectures on apologetic topics, THIS subject garners more interest than all the others. And we should be shocked? If you don't realize that demonic activity is behind cultural issues like abortion, same-sex marriage etc. Get ready to learn what you should have heard in church.
Alan Shlemon is an author and speaker for the well respected STR apologetics ministries group. He trains Christians to share their convictions in a persuasive yet gracious manner. Known for teaching on some of the most controversial issues of our time, Alan tackles topics from Islam to homosexuality with grace and truth. Alan is a favorite at Summit Ministries and will be one of yours too.