TRAINING PARTNERS

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Sean mcdowell

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?

CHUCK COLSON

Founder of Prison Fellowship, the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and author of Loving God, Mr. Colson visited us on the Berkeley campus and inspired us with his high vision for a generation of college students deeply committed to Jesus.

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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.

J.P. MORELAND

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!

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Additional Training Partners

DR. MAX LEE

New Testament Professor, North Park Theological Seminary

AJITH FERNANDO, ThM, DD  Author of Acts NIV Application Commentary, National Director of Youth for Christ

AJITH FERNANDO, ThM, DD

Author of Acts NIV Application Commentary, National Director of Youth for Christ

DR. JONATHAN GRIFFITHS  PhD New Testament Studies, University of Cambridge

DR. JONATHAN GRIFFITHS

PhD New Testament Studies, University of Cambridge

DR. CLAY JONES  Professor of Apologetics, Biola University

DR. CLAY JONES

Professor of Apologetics, Biola University

DR. GARY BURGE  New Testament Scholar, Calvin Theological Seminary

DR. GARY BURGE

New Testament Scholar, Calvin Theological Seminary

GREGORY KOUKL  Founder, Stand to Reason

GREGORY KOUKL

Founder, Stand to Reason

DR. JERRY ROOT  Professor of Evangelism, Wheaton College

DR. JERRY ROOT

Professor of Evangelism, Wheaton College

CLIFFE KNECHTLE  Apologist and Host of “Give Me An Answer”

CLIFFE KNECHTLE

Apologist and Host of “Give Me An Answer”

Gracepoint is proud to be part of SEND Network with the North American Mission Board (NAMB). Our Senior Pastor, Ed Kang, serves on the SEND Network’s Advisory Board (picture right).

These organizations excite us with their focus and vision for church planting, and we’re grateful for their partnership and friendship.

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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.

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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.