2nd Annual Conference

GOD U HEY YOU! CONFERENCE: God’s Communication

God University at Calvary Chapel of Eastern Connecticut will hold the second installment of a three-year conference series on November 15 & 16, 2013. The theme to be explored: God’s Communication – what our eyes see of Him in the natural world, what the voice of conscience tells us of Him, what we know of Him through our fellowship with believers, how we encounter the Holy Spirit, and most obviously what His Word, the Bible, says to us in written language.

GODUCONFERENCE.COM 2013
Calvary Chapel, 126 Sharp Hill Rd., Uncasville, CT

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013
6pm – 9pm
Keynote Address
– John Njoroge, Ravi Zacharias Int’l Ministries

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013
8am – 5pm
Three Speakers
Lite breakfast & Lunch provided

Saturday Speakers:
– John Njoroge, Apologist RZIM
– Lois Tverberg, Author “Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus”
– Charlie Campbell, Always Be Ready Apologetics Ministry

CHILDCARE PROVIDED

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MORE INFO: (860) 575-9539

Ticket Prices: $20 per person; $30 for two; $5 for Students (ages 13yr-College)

SPEAKERS


“God Is There, And He is Not Silent”
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

The so-called New Atheists have been very determined to undermine faith in God in recent years; and with some results. The demographic of people who have been dubbed “the Nones” continues to grow in the US. The nones are people who claim no affiliation with any religion. In this message, we will argue that God remains the foundation of all that matters to us as human beings and He has revealed Himself indirectly in our experience and most decisively in the Person of Jesus Christ.

“Hearing God Through Pain and Suffering”
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

The most difficult time for us to hear God is when we experience pain and suffering. At one time or another, every one of us asks why. How do we maintain our focus on our commitment to God in difficult times? In this message, we will see that God has equipped each one of us with all that is necessary for us to accomplish the tasks He has assigned to us, regardless of the problems we might face.

John Njoroge is a member of the speaking team at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. He speaks frequently on university campuses, churches, and conferences around the world. His passion is to help clear the fog between the academy and the local church by making the case for the credibility of the gospel of Jesus Christ in a winsome and persuasive manner. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Talbot School of Theology where he earned a master’s degree in philosophy, a master’s degree in New Testament studies, and a master of theology. While at Talbot, he also served as a graduate teaching assistant and an adjunct faculty member. John is the host of the African versions of RZIM’s radio programs Let My People Think and Just Thinking, which are heard in several countries across the African continent. He is in the process of completing a PhD in philosophy at the University of Georgia. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, Leah, and their two boys, Jonathan and Benjamin. 
www.rzim.org



“Hearing God Speak through Jesus’ Jewish Context”
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

When God decided to communicate with us in the flesh, he chose to enter our world as a first-century Jew. Why did he choose that place and time? What difference does it make for how we read the Bible today? Christ made some of his most potent claims to be the Messiah in a very Jewish way. We’ll look at some of the many ways his words to us are clearer and richer when we hear them in their native context.

Lois Tverberg has been teaching and writing about the Jewish background of Christianity for the past fifteen years. With Ann Spangler she authored the best-seller, Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus will Transform Your Faith. The book explores the first-century world of rabbis and disciples, festivals, prayers and the Torah, and how restoring Jesus to his Jewish reality sheds light on his life and ministry. Recently Lois completed a new book: “Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewish Words of Jesus Can Change Your Life” (Zondervan, 2012). There, she asks the next question: what are the implications of Jesus’ Jewish context for how we live as his disciples? She contemplates some Jewish ideas that deepen our understanding of Jesus’ words and yield fresh, practical insights for following him today. Lois has always enjoyed discovering the answers to head-scratching questions and sharing the “ah-hah” moments with others. For years she did this as a professor of Biology at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, USA, after receiving her Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Iowa in 1993. Her career as a professor took a turn, however, when she discovered the importance of the Bible’s Jewish setting, and began learning Hebrew and Greek and studying in the land of Israel.
www.ourrabbijesus.com


“Evidence for the Bible: Seven Reasons You Can Be Confident in the Scriptures”
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

Why would anybody believe the Bible is true? How do we know that the Bible is not just some ancient book of mythology or a cleverly devised invention? What about other books, what makes the Bible any different than the Qur’an or the Book of Mormon? In this study, Charlie Campbell discusses seven reasons people can be confident in the Bible: fulfilled prophecy, archaeological discoveries, the Bible’s scientific accuracy and foresight, manuscript evidence, the martyrdom of the disciples and more!

Charlie Campbell is a pastor, author, and popular guest teacher at churches all over North America on issues related to the Christian faith. Prior to his current role as Director of Always Be Ready, he was on staff at Calvary Chapel in Vista, California, for nine years. There he was the Director of the School of Ministry where he taught courses on apologetics, world religions and cults, systematic theology, eschatology, hermeneutics, homiletics, church history, and evangelism. He was also an instructor at the Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, California. His books and DVDs have been endorsed by Norman Geisler, Charles Colson, Chuck Smith, Ed Hindson, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Jeremy Camp, Brian Brodersen, Mike MacIntosh, Bob Hoekstra and others. He resides in southern California with his wife and five children.
www.alwaysbeready.com


EVENT SCHEDULE

FRIDAY
6:00 – 6:50 Refreshments / Worship in Sanctuary / Registration in Sanctuary Foyer
6:50 – 7:00 Opening Prayer and Remarks
7:00 – 8:00 John Njoroge
8:00 – 8:30 Q&A with John Njoroge
8:30 – 9:00 Book Signings / Fellowship
SATURDAY
8:00-8:50 Breakfast in Sanctuary / Registration in Sanctuary Foyer
8:50-9:00 Opening Prayer and Remarks
9:00-9:45 John Njoroge
9:45 -10:00 Q&A with John Njoroge
10:15 – 11:00 Lois Tverberg
11:00-11:15 Q&A with Lois Tverberg
11:30 -12:30 Lunch in Annex
12:30-1:15 Worship
1:30-2:15 Charlie Campbell
2:15 – 2:45 Common Challenges with Charlie Campbell
3:00 – 3:45 Q&A with Speakers
3:45 – 5:00 Wrap Up / Prayer / Fellowship

 

 

God University at Calvary Chapel of Eastern Connecticut hosted a program on May 11, 2013 featuring the Rev. John C. Rankin, President of TEI International, www.teii.org, from 8:30 to 3:30. The first of a series of theological talks collectively named Sharp Hill Workshops was entitled “The Good and Dangerous Prayer: Our Father Who Art in Heaven.” Four arenas of society were addressed in relation the Lord’s Prayer: Family, Politics, Economics, Combating Spiritual Darkness.

Admission $10 advance,$12 door, $5 students age 13+, lunch is provided. Event was held at the church, 126 Sharp Hill Rd., Uncasville, CT.

 

God University at Calvary Chapel Presents:
Sharp Hill Workshop w/John Rankin on 5.11.2013

126 Sharp HiIl Road • Uncasville, CT 06382