The ACSI Student Activities Program seeks to encourage and inspire students toward a standard of excellence in leadership, communication, and performance by enhancing the academic and fine arts education program of the Christian school. It provides opportunity for the practical application and development of skills necessary for confident Christian leadership.Each activity is planned to impact the educational and spiritual growth of each student, encouraging them to be a testimony to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Each event also seeks to provide opportunity for Christian fellowship and positive interaction between students and teachers of participating schools.
Theme: Biblically Equipped and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:15 (NIV)
More than ever the people of God need to study and hold to His inerrant Word. Christian school students need to develop the skills necessary to rightly interpret and apply God’s beautiful revelation of Himself. During this year’s conference they will be encouraged to become more skilled at finding and understanding the truth, and subsequently living in a way that incarnates Him to their generation and to their era.
Keynote Speaker: Daniel Markin
Daniel Markin is a Pastoral Intern working with Young Adults at Northview Community Church in Abbotsford BC. With a B.A. in History from North Park University in Chicago, he currently spends most of his time nowadays completing assignments towards a Master of Divinity. When he isn't studying, you can find him at Oldhand Coffee or searching the used book section at MCC.
General Session 1 - Daniel Markin
The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures Where does our authority come from, and how do we determine what is true or false? Whose truth is true? In this session we will see that we can have confidence in Scripture’s authority, be committed to the truthfulness of Scripture, radiate a joyful acceptance of Scripture’s demands on our lives, and reflect the Word’s power to change lives.
General Session 2 - Phil Hills: What does it mean, really? Everyone, including people who have never read it, has an opinion about what the Bible teaches. There have been disputes about it among Christians from the days of the early church. Is it possible to discover its true meaning? Absolutely. This session will help students develop the most important skill they will ever need–the skill of accurate Bible interpretation.
General Session 3 - Daniel Markin
The Authority of Scripture in Contemporary Issues Today Understanding the social location that we currently find ourselves in, how do we then understand the Bible's opposition to the contemporary promotion of homosexuality and same-sex marriage?