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Answers Conference

This conference includes two sessions specifically for homeschoolers.

April 1, 2012 to April 2, 2012 in Vestavia Hills, AL

with Ken Ham, Gary Parker


Shades Mountain Baptist Church
2017 Columbiana Road
Vestavia Hills (near Birmingham), AL 35216

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Shades Mountain Baptist Church


Note: Any overlapping times indicate multiple, simultaneous sessions

Sun, Apr 01
9:30 a.m. Ken Ham Reaching Today`s Culture with the Gospel
11 a.m. Gary Parker College Ministry
6 p.m. -7 p.m. Ken Ham One Race, One Blood
7 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Break
7:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Gary Parker From Evolution to Creation
Mon, Apr 02
9 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Ken Ham Dinosaurs for Kids
11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Ken Ham Defending the Christian Faith Biblically and Scientifically
6 p.m. -7 p.m. Ken Ham Defending the Christian Faith in a Secular World
7 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Break
7:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Geology and Genesis


Already Gone – Video Download

Available for free for one week only!

Already Gone – Video Download

by Ken Ham

The trends are frightening, but this DVD shows how to win back our families, our churches, and our world!

The next generation is already calling it quits on traditional church. Next Sunday, look around, two thirds of the young people in your church are already disengaged from the message they are hearing. And it’s not just happening on the nominal fringe; it’s happening in the most solid “Bible-believing” churches.

In this important DVD, Ken Ham discusses the profound cultural changes taking place in our Western world, as God’s Word is rejected and man’s fallible ideas are welcomed. Ken relates some of the shocking statistics presented in the book Already Gone that reveal the reasons why young people are leaving church and abandoning the faith of their parents.

The church is failing to give children real answers to their questions. We are losing our kids long before college. But this is far from a hopeless situation. Ken explains how we can fight back for our children, and what we can do to ground our children in the faith and prepare them for the challenges of the secular world.



Sufficiency of Scripture Conference 2009

The NCFIC is offering the Sufficiency of Scripture Conference 2009 for free from their website.   This includes conference talks by folks such as Voddie Baucham, Paul Washer, and Ken Ham, plus many more.

Here is just a sampling of the audios available:

Do Not Learn the Way of the Gentiles

The Defining Battles in the War Against the Sufficiency…

Our Declining Church and Culture – the Genesis Connection…

The Sufficiency of Scripture for Manhood and Womanhood


The Sufficiency of Scripture Conference – This Weekend

This would be a very interesting conference to attend if it was closer to me. I am hoping that the some of the audio from the Conference is made available for free listening although just listening to the audio is not the same as being there.

Sufficiency of Scripture 2009, December 11 – 12, 2009

Join us December 10-12 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Kentucky for a groundbreaking conference declaring “The Sufficiency of Scripture.” Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to a wide variety of messages calling our generation to live “by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” Speakers include Paul Washer, founder of Heart Cry Missionary Society; Voddie Baucham, founder of Voddie Baucham Ministries; Ken Ham, founder and president of Answers in Genesis; Doug Phillips, founder and director of Vision Forum Ministries; Joe Morecraft, III, executive editor of the Counsel of Chalcedon; Kevin Swanson, founder and director of Generations with Vision and radio host of Generations Radio; Scott Brown, the director of the National Center for Family Integrated Churches; and many others.



Following The Culture

“The church is not touching the culture
because the culture has invaded the church.”
~ Ken Ham ~

As an addition to Ken Ham’s quote from his sermon Reaching A Lost World – Ken Ham, a quote from MacArthur.

“Evangelicals who are desperate to follow the culture

invariably lag several years behind anyway,

somehow managing to look awkward and clumsy

by always failing to keep in step,

no matter how hard they try.

But, then, the church is not supposed to ape the world’s fads

or court the world’s favor anyway.”

~ John MacArthur in The Truth War, page 48~


Already Gone – Ken Ham

For years I have noticed that the churches I have been a part of have regularly been losing their children sometime around upper high school and especially after high school graduation. It was so noticeable in recent years that I pointed it out to church staff and questioned some of the activities and teaching directed toward the youth. Needless to say that didn’t go over well.

My older two children left Sunday School as middle schoolers but not to leave the church. They both independently at a certain point pointed out that the Sunday School was nothing more than the same stories over and over and they weren’t learning anything. My daughter was also bothered by the rude way the Sunday School children treated the teacher. Both my children found jobs in the church that took the place of Sunday School for them. Either doing the sound, working with the baby nursery, or playing instruments for the service took the place of the typical insipid Sunday School material. They both loved their Sunday School teachers but not the lesson material. Presently we are worshiping in churches where we can worship together as a family with more serious Bible study.

Well here is more research to point the problems we found even better than I could to others.

Ken Ham from Answers in Genesis has written a book called Already Gone: Why your kids will quit church and what you can do to stop it.

This book looks at the way the church is losing their youth and why. The idea of Sunday School isn’t lost but we need to look seriously at what is being taught. Our children deserve more than watered-downed, warmed over “milk”; they need the “meat” of the Scripture or they will never grow. Imagine feeding your children just a diluted bottle until they are teens!

Ken Ham

“Because of the way in which they’ve been educated,” Ham said, teens come to believe “that what they are taught in school is reality, but the church teaches stories and morality and relationship. Bible teaching is not real in the sense of real history.”

A Shock to the Church

Over 40% in the survey had decided to leave the church by the end of middle and elementary school, and another 40+ % by the end of high school. These people–now young adults—were already having doubts about Christianity through elementary, middle, and high school. It wasn’t in college where most of them were lost—it was before that.

The second chapter in the book is one of the most shocking—we call it the “Sunday School Syndrome.” We found that those that went to Sunday school regularly as kids were worse off than those who didn’t—that Sunday school overall has been detrimental to a child’s spiritual health! Now we don’t advocate eradicating Sunday schools, but do advocate radical changes for teachers and the curricula. But you can’t deny the statistics—they are overwhelming. For instance, those who went to Sunday school were more like to defend abortion and pre-marital sex than those who didn’t attend Sunday school …

Already Gone – Book

The results are shocking:

  • Those who faithfully attend Sunday School are more likely to leave the church than those who do not.
  • Those who regularly attend Sunday School are more likely to believe that the Bible is less true.
  • Those who regularly attend Sunday School are actually more likely to defend that abortion and gay marriage should be legal.
  • Those who regularly attend Sunday School are actually more likely to defend premarital sex.

Below are two different interviews with Ken Ham concerning this issue.