Associate professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University; co-author of Evidence that Demands a Verdict, and author, co-author or editor of more than 18 books. Sean has frequently visited us to train our staff, college students, and youth, even speaking on the Berkeley campus: If God, Why Evil? and Does God Exist?
WILLIAM LANE CRAIG
Renowned Christian apologist, author of On Guard and founder of Reasonable Faith ministry, Dr. Craig has equipped us with his lectures, and blessed us with his ardent (and very intellectual!) heart to see our society and campuses grapple with the claims of Jesus.
Check out From the Archives: Dr. Craig at Gracepoint.
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology at Biola. Served with Campus Crusade for 10 years, planted two churches, and has spoken on over 200 college campuses. Dr. Moreland first visited us in the 90s(!) and gave us a picture of what an engaged and intellectual (aka SMART) articulation of the Christian worldview looks like. It’s inspired us to love God not just with heart and soul, but with our minds too!
Additional Training Partners
These organizations excite us with their focus and vision for church planting, and we’re grateful for their partnership and friendship.
Collegiate Church Planting Collaborative
For the past eight years, Gracepoint has hosted the biennial Collegiate Church Planting Collaborative (CCPC), a church planting accelerator event sponsored by NAMB and the SEND Network. We’ve hosted CCPC in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. Each time, 150-200 collegiate ministry leaders arrive from all around the nation to share ideas and build friendships as we dream together to reach our nation’s university campuses.
The future multiplying church
The Send Institute is an evangelism and church planting think tank, and a collaboration between NAMB and the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. In 2019 we hosted and participated in the Send Institute’s Future Multiplying Church think tank, a 2-day collection of 13 churches that have collectively planted more than 1000 churches in the last 30 years.