A learning community, living courageously
4 weeks of in-depth learning, discussion, and community
4 week deep-dive into what it means to live out a Christian worldview in every area of your life.
Instructor: Lance Cashion
Do you want to learn clear ways to articulate truth in love in the midst of a culture of lies?
Do you want to live out your faith with purpose and power?
You are not alone! It’s time to recover Gospel G.R.I.T. (Guts, Resiliency, Integrity, and Tenacity) in the Church. We’re here to help….
Who is this seminar for?
– People who want to know how to respond to the current brokenness and chaos in our world today.
– People who want to fortify their faith.
– People who desire equipping help loved ones and friends who have fallen victim to false ideologies.
– People who desire to be in a like-minded courageous community.
MEETS WEDNESDAY EVENINGS
6:00 PM – 8:15 PM (Doors at 5:30pm)
*This is an in-person seminar.
The purpose is to equip and train you to:
1. Think critically about tough issues.
2. Articulate a biblical worldview with confidence.
3. Reach others for Christ for His Glory.
4. Push back against the darkness and evil.
Location: Southwest Christian School Lakeside Campus
Address: 6901 Altamesa Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76123 (Clay Center Building)
$29.95 (Early Registration – Ends August 15th)
$49.95 (Standard Registration – Beginning August 16th)
CULTURE AND THE CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW
INSTRUCTOR / FACILITATOR:
Founder & CEO, Forge Room Foundation
Former Outreach Pastor at Christ Chapel
Rollins College – Anthropology (B.A.)
– Do you feel equipped to share your Christian worldview?
– Do you understand how and why people think the way they do?
– Do you struggle having crucial conversations with people who seem so far away from the truth?
– Do you grieve for loved ones, friends, and a culture that appears to be spiraling out of control?
– How do we disciple people through this cultural moment while reaching the lost?
“Culture and the Christian Worldview” is an 8 week deep-dive into what it means to live out a Christian worldview in your spheres of influence. You’ll learn how to respond to our cultural moment in light of God’s Story.*
You will gain valuable knowledge, practical skills, and the confidence to engage in conversations about the important issues we face in this cultural moment.
What to expect*:
– Develop a Christian understanding of worldview.
– Discover how culture informs us.
– Explore current societal pressure points.
– How we can walk wisely in our cultural moment (a cultural response).
As we explore topics and cultural issues, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in table discussions and ask questions in a context of Christian community. We are created by God and called by God to this cultural moment.
Reflect on the following passages:
“God made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place.”
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
God made you for this time and place in human history to be His ambassador to a broken world. God made you for this time and place.
Click on tabs below to toggle through each section.
Week 1: Making Sense of Worldviews
Worldviews are the foundation of the beliefs, values, and behaviors of every person. The outworking of individual worldviews form the cultures of the world. Identifying and understanding various worldviews is essential for making sense of the world.*
Introduction: Understanding this cultural moment in light of God’s Story (Creation, Fall, Redemption & Restoration)
What is a Christian (Biblical) Worldview? (Origin, Identity, Meaning, Morality, Destiny)
What are the dominant worldviews we see today in America?
Week 2: Understanding Culture
We are all children of our culture, yet we are usually unaware of how much our culture affects us. Having the insight to recognize the influence of culture and the many subcultures around us provides the vision to see areas where we can make a difference.*
What is Culture? (Defining terms is key to understanding complex issues)
What does the Bible say about culture and our place in it?
Understanding the times is a precondition to responding appropriately to the times.
How ideas shape culture and reality
Week 3: Flashpoints in Current Culture from a Worldview Perspective
Applying the understanding of worldview and culture, the current cultural “flashpoints” can be examined and interpreted. Current issues include: sexual identity, gay marriage, religious liberty, sanctity of life, issues of race (race-ethnicity), etc. Providing a Christian worldview perspective on contemporary society gives an all-embracing overview with solutions for cultural renewal.*
How did we get here (arrive at this cultural moment)?
Ideas have consequences – Bad ideas have victims
Why Grounding language and reality in the biblical truth is important? (the Bible has the final say)
Week 4: Forming a Cultural Response
Training will equip participants to influence and witness for Christ in their work, ministry, church, or within their local community.*
Content adapted from Colson Fellows program curriculum topics (2021-2022)
– Assigned articles and videos
– Read a Proverb per day
No more than 1-1.5 hours of homework per week.
– Connect with like-minded believers
– Provide opportunities to talk about major issues
– Learn to think critically
– Develop confidence in any conversation
– Grow in wisdom and discernment
– Share the Gospel through hard conversations
– Clearly articulate the Christian worldview
– Print articles (optional)
– Notebook and pen
– A heart for redeeming our communities
Respect for others:
– Participants may disagree or have diverse points of view on occasion. Participants are expected to show respect and charity toward others.
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STATEMENT OF FAITH (click)
We believe in one God, Creator and Lord of the Universe, the co-eternal Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary death on the cross, rose bodily from the dead and ascended to heaven where, as truly God and truly man, He is the only mediator between God and man.
We believe God has created each human being, embodied as a male or a female, in His image, and that this gives sanctity to all human life from conception to natural death and moral significance to our conduct of our bodies.
We uphold the institution of marriage as the exclusive union of one man and one woman and as the sole relationship designed by God for sexual intimacy, as delineated in the Bible, which teaches that marriage is rooted in creation and points to the union of Christ and His Church.
We believe that all people are lost sinners and cannot see the Kingdom of God except through the new birth. Justification is by grace through faith in Christ alone.
We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit for the individual’s new birth and growth to maturity, and for the Church’s constant renewal in truth, wisdom, faith, holiness, love, power, and mission.
We believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic church. Christians are called to gather as the church to worship God and witness concerning Jesus Christ, the Head of the church, preaching the gospel among all nations, demonstrating compassionate service to the needs of human beings, and promoting righteousness and justice.
We believe that Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return in glory to raise the dead and bring salvation and judgment to completion. God will fully manifest His kingdom when He establishes a new heaven and new earth, in which He will be glorified forever, and exclude all evil, suffering, and death.
(Source: Colson Fellows Statement of Faith)