It has been an exciting year already for the 4.12 Leadership Training program. We began the year with a training summit where 105 high school students attended with the focus of learning what it means to be holy. This is a weekend where the students in the leadership training program come onsite for biblical and worldview training.
I had the great opportunity to teach second year students about apologetics and how to defend one’s faith. There were four sessions total, and it ranged from what is apologetics to understanding creation, the inerrancy of the Bible, and the uniqueness’s of Christianity. As we went through the sessions, I continued to ask the students questions and challenged what they were saying so that they may learn how to respond well. After the last session, there was a student that came up to me and expressed how much she enjoyed the session and came in not knowing what apologetics was, to now being able to think through her faith on a deeper level. She let me know that at first, she didn’t like how many questions I asked, but she eventually enjoyed them because she was able to think about what she believed and find verses that support her view.
It is at these moments that I am so grateful to be able to teach students about faith and how to defend it. They learned a lesson on honoring Christ in their hearts by being prepared to give answer to those who ask about the hope that is within them, 1 Peter 3:15.