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16300 112th Ave NE,
Bothell, WA 98011

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May 30-31, 2014
Woodin Valley Baptist Church
5400 228th Street S.E.
Bothell, WA 98021
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NWCN Educational EventsApologetics Symposium

Apologetics Symposium - Thursday evenings at Cedar Park Church, Bothell WA. These monthly events feature presentations by speakers, scientists, and authors who are dedicated to defending the Bible.
Annual Creation Conference - We organize the annual Seattle Creation Conference. This is a 2-day event that takes place Friday evening and all day Saturday each year at various Churches around the Puget Sound. It is a free event that features multiple speaker from creation ministries around the world.
Seattle Creation ConferenceClasses and Seminars - We also offer seminars and classes at Christian schools, Churches, Christian teacher's conventions, and meetings of regional creationist groups.Contact the NWCN to request a speaker or host the next creation conference.

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Apologetics Symposium


The Biblical Basis for Apologetics


May 15th at 7PM
Phil Fernandes Ph.D.
Cedar Park Church
16300 112th Ave NE
Bothell, WA 98011
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Description:Phil Fernandes

Dr. Fernandes shows from the Scriptures that Christian Apologetics (the rational defense of the faith) is clearly based in the Scriptures. The Bible speaks about God revealing Himself to man in His creation and in man's conscience. And, the Apostles defended the faith using both eyewitness testimony and their own testimonies. Hence, traditional apologetics is biblical. Dr. Fernandes will also discuss different ways to defend the faith.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Phil Fernandes is the president of the Institute of Biblical Defense, which he founded in 1990 to teach Christians how to defend the Christian Faith. He is also the pastor of Trinity Bible Fellowship in Silverdale, Washington, and teaches philosophy, world religions, theology, and apologetic's for CrossPoint Academy and the Imago Dei Institute (formerly Cascade Bible College).

Dr.Phil Fernandes has earned the following degrees: a Ph.D. in philosophy of religion from Greenwich University, a Master of Arts in Religion from Liberty University, and a Bachelor of Theology from Columbia Evangelical Seminary. Fernandes has debated some of America’s leading atheists (i.e., Dr. Michael Martin of Boston University, Jeff Lowder, Jim Corbett, and Dan Barker). He has lectured and debated in defense of the Christian world view at some of America’s leading universities: Princeton, the University of Washington, Oregon State University, and the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill). Dr.Fernandes is a member of four professional societies: the Evangelical Theological Society, the Evangelical Philosophical Society, the International Society of Christian Apologetics, the International Society of Christian Apologetics, and the Society of Christian Philosophers.

Seatte Creation Conference 2014

May 30-31, 2014
Woodin Valley Baptist Church
5400 228th Street S.E.
Bothell, WA 98021
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Speakers:

The Seattle Creation Conference provides an annual venue for educational seminars that support Biblical worldview, and features four speakers (scientists and apologists) that are dedicated to glorifying God through scientific studies of His creation. The purpose of the event is to strengthen faith against the false teachings of naturalistic science, and encourage the Church to trust in the Bible as authoritative on early Earth history.
The conference is produced for Bible believers that are concerned about the impact of secular science on people of faith. The seminars are suitable for ages 11 and up, and there will be no children's program or nursery care provided at this event.

Schedule:

Friday,
6:30 DOORS OPEN
7:00 – Worldviews in Conflict (Chris Ashcraft)
8:10 – What is the Best Evidence God Created? (Carl Kerby)
9:20 - Stargazing with Mark Osterhaus and Spike Psarris (weather permitting)

Saturday,
8:30 DOORS OPEN
9:00 – New Atheist Pseudoscience (Heinz Lycklama)
10:10 – Floating Forests: An Example of Creation Model-Building (Kurt Wise)
11:20 – Human Evolution: Is That All You Got? (Carl Kerby)
12:20 LUNCH
1:10 – Mount St. Helens: An Explosion That Rocked the Worldviews (Chris Ashcraft)
2:20 – The Nature of God and Biology (Kurt Wise)
3:30 – Remote Control: The Power of Hollywood on Today’s Culture (Carl Kerby)
4:30 CLOSE



Apologetics Symposium


Apologetics 101: Answering the Challenges

June 19th at 7PM
Mike Riddle
Cedar Park Church
16300 112th Ave NE
Bothell, WA 98011
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Description:

Mike RiddleThe theme of this seminar is on learning how to be a 1st Peter 3:15 Christian – have a ready answer. Many challenges are answered: How could Adam have named all the animals in one day, How could Noah fit all the animals on the Ark, How can the first three days of creation be days when the sun was not created until the fourth day, Where did Cain get his wife, carbon-14 dating, and more…

About the Speaker:

Mike Riddle is an international speaker and educator on Christian education and apologetics with Creation Training Initiative. He is also an adjunct speaker for Answers in Genesis. Mike holds a degree in mathematics and a graduate degree in education and has been involved in creation ministry for more than thirty years. Prior to getting involved in creation ministry, Mike was a captain in the U.S. Marines and a national champion in track and field.



Christian Teacher Training


Making Christian Education Life-Changing

Saturday June 21st from 8:30am – 5:30pm
Instructor Mike Riddle
Cedar Park Christian School
16300 112th Ave NE
Bothell, WA 98011
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Mike RiddleTarget Audience: Christian Educators (An excellent course for getting Sunday school teachers trained to be dynamic teachers and facilitators)

Course Description and Goal The goal of this course is to equip Christians with the communication skills and instructional methods to enhance the learning and application of knowledge. The focus of the class is both on instructional methods and biblical creation.

Instructional Method/Format Lecture, class participation, and exercises

Course Cost $45 per student. The cost of the course includes a student manual (about 100 pages long), lunch, and snacks.

Course Outline:

What does the Bible have to say about teaching?
What is teaching? How should we define our success as a teacher? A key to learning A challenge to parents and the church

Communication skills that enhance learning
Two challenges to consider Primary relationships that impact our teaching The “What” relationship - Subject - Content - Standards The “Who” relationship The “How” relationship - Communications skills - Method - Motivation Quotient - Encouragement - Facilitation skills - Use of illustrations Educating for success The 80% model

Educating for success
- The use of activities - The use of repition - The Timed Check Point

Methods for teaching biblical creation and apologetics (application section)
Days of creation Death and sin The Genesis Flood The character of God (Gen 1:31) Teaching the Gospel starting from Genesis Genesis: the key to understanding the Bible and science Teaching the 7Cs of history Training students on apologetics – how to defend their faith

Methods for answering questions and challenges (more application)
Jesus and the scribes The cost of bluffing Questions about the Bible Questions about evolution Questions about relativism Getting to the real issue (how to respond with the right question)

Things that hinder learning
The number one complaint by students Distractors (teacher and environment) Teacher controlled factors

The Sunday hour of training
What is the purpose of Sunday school? Who should teach? Passing the opinion plate The 55 minute guideline The syllabus Accountability Rewarding success -

About the Speaker:

Mike Riddle is an international speaker and educator on Christian education and apologetics with Creation Training Initiative. He is also an adjunct speaker for Answers in Genesis. Mike holds a degree in mathematics and a graduate degree in education and has been involved in creation ministry for more than thirty years. Prior to getting involved in creation ministry, Mike was a captain in the U.S. Marines and a national champion in track and field.

 


Apologetics Symposium


Earth’s Surface Shaped by

Receding Floodwater

 

July 17th at 7PM
Michael Oard
Cedar Park Church
16300 112th Ave NE
Bothell, WA 98011
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Description:

Michael OardThe talk first discusses what the Bible says about how the Floodwater drained from off the continents. Then geological evidence for parts of the Earth’s crust rising and parts descending to drain the Floodwater is presented. Geological evidence of sheet currents flowing off the continents is shown in the form of huge erosion of domes and the erosional remnants left behind. All the eroded sediment is deposited at the margin of the continents forming the continental shelf and slope. As the water is moving off the continents, sometimes at high speed, a rough surface is planed smooth by the debris being carried along by the Floodwater. These surfaces are called planation surfaces, if they are flat, and erosion surfaces, if they are rolling. A veneer of the debris is commonly left on top of the planation or erosion surfaces as a thin layer of cobbles and boulders. These rounded rocks from water action sometimes contain percussion marks caused by all the intense turbulence of the draining Floodwater. At the same time, resistant rocks are carried long distances from their sources, documented from the northwest states and adjacent Canada for transport distances of up to 800 miles. All these features are difficult if not impossible to explain by the alternative ideas of mainstream geologists.

After sheet flow continued for many days, more and more mountains and plateaus extend above the draining Floodwater, forcing the water to channelized around these objects. Channelized flow, therefore, carves valleys and canyons rapidly, and creates many other features that are difficult if not impossible to explain by mainstream geologists. Such features include water and wind gaps, which are perpendicular cuts through mountains, ridges, or plateaus; pediments, which are planation surfaces at the foots of mountains or ridges; and submarine canyons that are cut perpendicular to the shoreline through the continental shelf and slope.

About the Speaker:

Michael J. Oard is a creation scientist with a specialization in Atmospheric Science. He is a prolific author who has published numerous books and papers in widely recognized creationist and secular journals. He worked for close to 30 years as a meteorologist/weather forecaster with the (US) National Weather Service, and now dedicates much of his time to creation science research. Mike's research interested have focused primarily on topics such as evidence for Noah's flood, the Ice Age, and the mass extinction of the Woolly Mammoths. He speaks regularly at creation conferences and other venues and has served on the board of directors of the Creation Research Society since 2001. Mike received his Masters of Science degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of Washington in 1973. He then worked as a meteorologist for the U.S. National Weather Service until 2001, and as the lead forecaster in Montana from 1981 to 2001.


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Seattle Creation Conference

September 25th-26th 2015
Cedar Park Church
16300 112th Ave NE
Bothell, WA 98011
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