Truth still matters
Mason Beasler
AFA Journal intern

September 2019 – When it comes to truth and a worldview, the late Francis Schaeffer wrote, “The [challenge] is having, and then acting upon, the right worldview, the worldview which gives men and women the truth of what is.”

Schaeffer understood the importance of one’s worldview, and in the swirling and chaotic state of today’s culture, one’s views on the controversial and ever-changing issues are more important than ever before. With the ongoing moral issues of homosexuality, abortion, divorce, and others in today’s world, the application of a Christian worldview can make a powerful difference.

Summit Ministries stands for exactly that, a Christian worldview, and it works to equip students and young people with the tools they need to make a radical stand for truth.

Worldview is pivotal
“Every successful person has a worldview,” Dr. Jeff Myers, president of Summit Ministries, told AFA Journal. “And we need to know what ours is. Students grow wise when they embrace the Christian worldview and know the common ways people fall into error. They develop a calm confidence and a deep compassion for the lost.”

Myers has extensive experience training and teaching youth for leadership. He has also authored works pertaining to Christians in culture, such as Understanding the Faith, Understanding the Times, and Understanding the Culture textbooks.

A pivotal point in the life of any Christian is the day when one is forced to decide either to sit idle and watch moral decline corrupt the culture, or to stand for truth.

“Young adults today are much more hesitant,” said Myers. “They’re being marketed to all the time, and they don’t know what to believe, so they don’t really know what to take a stand for. They’re putting off commitments to church, marriage, community involvement, and careers. They have unanswered questions about their faith, but they also have unquestioned answers – clichés they believe, but clichés that keep their faith shallow.”

Wisdom is power
Summit Ministries is passionate about empowering young people to take that all-important stand for truth.

“Summit’s iconic gatherings of young adults turn the tide,” said Myers, “by bringing together the rising generation with top Christian experts and mentors who can help them break down the barriers that stop them from living fully for Jesus.”

Summit hosts student conferences, as well as semester-long programs, in which students from ages 16 to 25 learn about the challenges they will face in higher education and in the real world after leaving the classroom. Instead of being told what to think, students are taught how to think rationally and how to truly know what they believe and why they believe it.

Summit pulls students away from the busyness “to slow down, to pause, to ask important questions before they enter into adulthood,” said Dustin Jizmejian, Summit director of programs.

“My favorite part of training young adults to be leaders is watching them courageously stand for truth,” said Myers. “They are the next generation’s truth-tellers.”  

Apologetics Conference: Why Truth Still Matters
Dr. Jeff Myers will join an all-star cast of insightful Christian apologists and leaders at the upcoming 26th annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics at Calvary Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. The October 11-12 event is led each year by Southeastern Evangelical Seminary. The 2019 theme is “Why Truth Still Matters.” AFA is among a number of sponsors.

Others on the agenda will be SES president Richard Land; Michael Brown, speaker, author, and radio host (askdrbrown.org); Frank Turek, apologist and radio host (crossexamined.org); and more.

▶ Learn more about Summit Ministries and Dr. Jeff Myers’s books at summit.org or 866-786-6483.
▶ For more on the October event, visit conference.ses.edu, info@ses.edu, or 704-847-5600.