How to Organize an Apologetics Conference
by Mikel Del Rosario
How do you pull off a big apologetics event? That’s a question I get asked a lot by people who are looking to get their churches exposed to apologetics on a larger scale. It’s one thing to get invited to speak alongside big names like J.P. Moreland and Greg Koukl, but it’s another thing to actually put the event together. I know, ’cause I’ve done both.
In this guest post, I’ll explain how I partnered with a large church, an apologetics organization and Biola University to bring the first-ever apologetics conference to Rocklin, California. I’ll also share the results, what I learned, and the advice I’d give to anyone who’s interested in doing something like this at their church.
Here’s what happened.
In the summer of 2010, I spoke at a conference being held on the campus of Biola University in La Mirada, down in southern California. While I was there, I had the opportunity to connect with Dr. Craig Hazen–the founder and director of the Master of Arts program in Christian Apologetics.
When he found out about the work I do, promoting accessible apologetics training around the Sacramento area, he became very interested in collaborating on events in this area. Why? Because there isn’t a lot of this sort of thing in Nor Cal. The program has a great history of supporting the work of their graduates. But even with the help of the department, we couldn’t do this alone…
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