2019 Educational Policy Conference

The Homefront – Preserving Our Foundations…
Family, School, Church, & Nation
Thursday–Saturday, January 24–26, 2019 at Hilton St. Louis Frontenac

EPC 30 will present Tucker Carlson, Coach Joe Kennedy, Eric Metaxas, Mitzi Perdue and a variety of others. Don’t miss this fabulous line-up of speakers!

Additionally, experts from across the nation will address teachers, administrators, elected officials, parents, and members of the community who are committed to restoring educational standards based on foundational principles. They will discuss how to recapture excellence in education, equipping participants to tackle their own local educational problems.

Keynote Speakers

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Hilton St. Louis Frontenac
1335 Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
(314) 993-1100

Special rates available through January 15, 2019.

All Speakers

Tucker Carlson
“Men/Dads and America’s Survival”
American conservative political commentator, reporter, author, and columnist who hosts the nightly political talk show Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News.
epcconference.org/speakers/tucker-carlson

Eric Metaxas
“The Founding Principles in our Founding Documents”
Eclectic writer, with contributions to VeggieTales, Chuck Colson, and The New York Times. His biographies, children’s books, and works of popular apologetics have been translated into Albanian, Portuguese,Spanish, Korean, and Macedonian.
epcconference.org/speakers/eric-metaxas

Michelle Bachmann
The first Republican woman to represent Minnesota in the U.S. House of Representatives serving for eight years and she was a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. She is a national expert on the Islamic terrorist threat.
epcconference.org/speakers/michele-bachmann

Charlie Kirk
“Turning College Students Conservative”
Founder and executive director of Turning Point USA, a national student movement dedicated to identifying, organizing, and empowering young people to promote the principles of free markets, and limited government.
epcconference.org/speakers/charles-kirk

William Federer
Nationally known speaker, best-selling author, and president of Amerisearch, Inc., a publishing company dedicated to researching America’s noble heritage. Bill’s American Minute radio feature is broadcast daily across America and by the Internet. His Faith in History television airs on the TCT Network on stations across America and via DirectTV. He was a former U.S. Congressional candidate and appeared on numerous national and local TV and radio programs and networks.
epcconference.org/speakers/william-federer

Dr. Mark Bauerlien
“The Dumbest Generation – How the Digital Age Stupefies”
English professor at Emory University and senior editor of First Things journal. He serves, in addition, as a Visitor of Ralston College, a start-up liberal arts college in Savannah.
epcconference.org/speakers/dr-mark-bauerlien

Anne Schlafly Cori
“Is Socialism Fair and Free?”
Chairman of Eagle Forum and has served on Eagle Forum boards of directors for ten years.
epcconference.org/speakers/anne-schlafly-cori

Tina Marie Griffin
“How to Preserve Virtue”
Former actress, pop culture expert, and leading media expert who has revealed how pop culture and media is glamorizing harmful behaviors without showing the consequences and how these messages are eroding the foundational development of today’s youth.
https://epcconference.org/speakers/tina-griffin

Caroline C. Lewis
“How to Reach the Millennials”
Writer and advocate for human dignity, religious freedom, and free-market solutions to global economic problems.
epcconference.org/speakers/caroline-c-lewis

Coach Joe Kennedy
“Standing for Christ in Public Schools”
Former head coach for the Bremerton High School junior varsity football team and an assistant coach for the varsity team who was fired for privately taking a knee in 15-second silent prayer after high school football games.
epcconference.org/speakers/coach-joe-kennedy

Dr. Peter Lillbeck
“The Intersection of Religion & Politics”
President and professor of historical theology and church history at Westminster Theological Seminary serves as the president of The Providence Forum and senior editor of the new Unio cum Christo: An International Journal of Reformed Theology and Life.
epcconference.org/speakers/dr-peter-lillbeck

Frank Turek
“How to Persuade”
Dynamic speaker and award-winning author or coauthor of three books: I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist; Correct, Not Politically Correct; and Legislating Morality. He is president of CrossExamined.org.
epcconference.org/speakers/frank-turek

Mitzi Perdue
“How to Keep Families Together”
Author, speaker, and businesswoman, holds a BA with honors degree from Harvard University and an MPA from the George Washington University.
epcconference.org/speakers/frank-turek

Melanie Hempe, RN
“What Brain Research Shows about Technology and Kids”
Founder and president Families Managing Media, which empowers parents to confidently develop a balanced digital media lifestyle.
epcconference.org/speakers/melanie-hempe-rn

Dr. Roy Spencer
“Corruption of Science”
Dr. Roy Spencer received his Ph.D. in meteorology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981. Before becoming a Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2001, he was a Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, where he and Dr. John Christy received NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for their global temperature monitoring work with satellites. Dr. Spencer’s work with NASA continues as the U.S. Science Team leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite. He has provided congressional testimony several times on the subject of global warming.
epcconference.org/speakers/dr-roy-spencer

Frank Gaffney
“Muslim Brotherhood’s Stranglehold on American Schools”
Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. The Center is a not-for-profit, non-partisan educational corporation established in 1988. Under Mr. Gaffney’s leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters.
epcconference.org/speakers/frank-gaffney

When God Roared

In 2004, a dear sister in Christ wrote a book called When God Roared.

In its chapters, she unfolds the healing path God walked her along to step-by-step overcome childhood abuse and its fallout. This is the path standing open to you in your journey to know your Father and His abiding, ministering love.

Now, 13 years later, we are making this book available online for the first time.

Each day, we will publish a fresh page from this book.

Come back often, and share with a friend!

The journey has only just begun…

When God Roared

Hidden Figures Film & Discussion

Sunday, February 5th at 3:30PM
Landmark Keystone Art Cinema (8702 Keystone Crossing, 201A, Indianapolis)

It’s not every day that one film brings together the civil rights struggle, scientific innovation, and the role of faith in society under one roof.

But “Hidden Figures” does just that.

Join us at 3:30 to watch the movie. Afterwards we’ll grab a bite to eat and discuss the movie in depth! (Or, send you on your way to watch the Super Bowl!)

Meet in the lobby of the Landmark Keystone Art Cinema. If you have any trouble finding us, text/call Hannah at (765) 438-1228.

For more info, check out the reviews from Movieguide, PluggedIn, and Michael Medved!

Are you on Facebook? Share the event with a friend!

Saved, Single & Satisfied/Saved, Single & Struggling

Sunday, January 29th
5PM dinner, 6PM discussion
Cindy’s place: 5236 E. 72nd St., Indy

Sally and Benjamin Thompson are a husband-and-wife ministry team from Indianapolis, IN. After hearing them sing to one other at their wedding two years ago, their guests knew ministry was being birthed that they wanted to hear more of. Sally and Benjamin love singing together, but they also have a love for Jesus Christ and His people. They especially love serving youth and single adults. Sally is a pregnancy resource center counselor and Benjamin is a teacher at a charter school in Indianapolis. Sally and Benjamin Thompson have sung for many churches and a few school events around the state of Indiana, and they look forward to God leading them to a broader audience.

Wherever you are on your journey, come join us!

Questions? Call or text Hannah at (765) 438-1228 or email info@afikomag.com!

Voiceless Film Hits Indiana Theaters

What would you do if the business across the street from your church was an abortion clinic?

That’s the question Jesse Dean faces in the brand-new film Voiceless.

“I wanted to create a film to challenge the church to get involved in the public square,” says Pat Necerato, the film’s screenwriter and director. He told LifeNews, “I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard Christians, even pastors, say: We need to be saving souls, not so much worried about confronting evil. Those words never really jived well with my theology that Christ is King, He can redeem any aspect of our world, and He has called Christians to be saved and be a part of it. That’s the big picture.”

Pat and his team are taking their message to the street: it’s the first film to be screened on the sidewalk outside the Supreme Court.

Openings have been rippling across the nation ever since. Here’s where you can catch the film in Indiana:

Opened Friday, October 21

  • YES Cinema
    328 Jackson St., Columbus
    Columbus, IN
  • Showplace 11
    4713 National Rd. E.
    Richmond, IN

Opening Friday, October 28

  • Regal Village Pk. Cinema, S17
    2222 E. 146th St.
    Carmel, IN
  • Jasper 8 Theatres
    256 Brucke Strasse
    Jasper, IN

Voiceless and the prolife mobilization ministry Save the Storks are teaming up to help people passionate about life bring the film to their church families.

Learn more at savethstorks.com/voiceless.

Get Your FREE Indiana Voter’s Guide!

Tuesday, November 8th is right around the corner! One quick way to compare the candidates is with Advance America’s nonpartisan voter’s guide. Since these guides are nonpartisan, you can order a stack and share them at your church.

This guide shows the results of surveys sent to candidates in state and congressional legislative races.

Candidates were asked about the following topics:

  1. Protecting current freedom for churches and ministries
  2. Continued protection for churches and their ministries from taxation
  3. Protecting girls in the public schools by keeping biological boys out of girls’ restrooms and girls’ locker rooms in the public schools
  4. Protecting women and girls by keeping biological men (including rapists and child molesters) out of women’s restrooms and women’s locker rooms in department stores, restaurants, fitness facilities, public pools, etc.
  5. Protecting religious freedom for individuals who believe marriage is only to be between one man and one woman
  6. Pro-life position
  7. Protecting continued freedom for private and home schools
  8. Continued school choice freedom to help parents choose the best school for their child

 

Get your copy

Meet Curtis Hill, Indiana Attorney General Candidate

“It’s the attorney general’s responsibility to preserve and protect and defend the Constitution, and preserve and protect and defend the people of this state. We will fight federal overreach at every level. I want Indiana to be the pinnacle of what America is about, and I’ll work hard to protect that.” — Curtis Hill

Meet Curtis Hill in person at the Howard County Republican Party Elephant Stampede, Tuesday, October 25. Doors open at 5:30PM at the Elite Banquet & Conference Center (2820 S. Lafountain St., Kokomo, IN). The cost is $25, and dress is casual.

RSVP as soon as possible to Craig Dunn by calling (765) 457-1134 or emailing chairman(at)howardcountyrepublicans.org.

Learn more about Curtis Hill, the man and his mission, at www.curtishillforindiana.com.

Pursued by a Holy God | Dinner & Discussion

“Sanctification is not getting rid of our temptations, but pursuing holiness in the midst of them.” — Christopher Yuan

Sunday, October 23, 2016 | 5PM | 5236 E. 72nd St., Indianapolis

What would it look like if God’s people held out clear answers to the questions that stymie our society today—questions like, “What if my son is biologically male but psychologically female?” “What if God made me this way?” and “Shouldn’t I be able to love anyone I want?”

Enter Christopher Yuan. If meaning and purpose were the apex of the homosexual lifestyle, he would have found it. For years he gave himself over to the pursuit of the perfect man to complete his dream of homosexual fulfillment. Instead, he found only one man who loved him completely and who could reach into his AIDS-ravaged life and reclaim the years the locusts had eaten. His name? Jesus.

Join us as we hear Christopher’s video testimony and discuss how the mercy of Christ reaches into our world today, especially in the realm of identity, redeemed sexuality, Godly singleness, and purpose.

We’ll be meeting at the home of Cindy, who, along with Tyler and Hannah, coleads Afikomag, our local Summit community.

Come hungry! We’ll have dinner before things get rolling! Questions? Call or text Hannah at (765) 438-1228 or email info@afikomag.com!

For a few examples of Christopher’s refreshing perspective on thorny issues of our day, check out the following:

christopheryuan.com

Leaving Behind a Double Life

A Response to the Supreme Court

Out of a Far Country, Christopher’s autobiography

Phil Vischer Headlining Christian Leadership Conference

On November 11th, Christian leaders from business and nonprofit worlds will gather in Carmel to share wisdom and encouragement at America’s Best Hope 2016.

Phil Vischer, the creator of VeggieTales, will headline this year’s event. “I think everybody who builds things or leads things has dreams of how it should turn out,” Phil shared in an interview with America’s Best Hope. “The reality is that very seldom does it turn out the way we dream about it and we imagine it. Christian values are often more longterm. Y’know, just being kind, showing the fruit of the Spirit, doesn’t necessarily move the needle in the next quarter, but it might move the needle in the next decade.

“For business leaders, it’s really a question of, ‘Why do I do this? Why do I get up in the morning? Why do I come into work? What’s my ultimate goal? Am I focusing on outcomes, or am I focusing on my relationship with God and what He’s called me to do on a daily basis?'”

Here’s highlights from last year’s conference:

You can attend the LIVE event in Carmel or tune in at one of the satellite locations across the country. The LIVE event will be held from 8AM–4PM at Northview Church (12900 Hazel Dell Parkway, Carmel). Doors open at 7AM. This event is very likely to sell out, so reserve your ticket today!

If you’d be interested in meeting up with the Afikomag community during or after this event, email info@afikomag.com or call/text Hannah at (765) 438-1228.

 

full speaker lineup for America’s Best Hope 2016

Phil Vischer, Founder & CEO of JellyfishLabs and Creator of VeggieTales

Kirk Perry, President, Brand Solutions at Google

Anne Graham Lotz, President of AnGel Ministries

Dee Ann Turner, Vice President of Enterprise Social Responsibility at Chick-fil-a

Jim Munroe, Christian Illusionist

Col. Lee Ellis, Founder and President of Leadership Freedom and FreedomStar Media

Ray Hilbert, Co-Founder of Truth at Work

Fanchon Stinger, Evening News Coanchor at FOX59

 

Sign me up!

 

See more video highlights from previous conferences >>

Abby Johnson in Indiana

Abby Johnson, an ardent prolife advocate who God delivered from the abortion industry, will be speaking on Wednesday, August 24th at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church (17201 Springmill Rd. Westfield, IN).

Abby will share about her experiences as the director of a Planned Parenthood abortion center, the events that changed her life, and her conversion to a prolife activist. All are welcome to come at 6PM for an hors d’oeuvre reception in the parish hall. The program will begin at 7PM in the church.

There is no charge for admission, but your donation will benefit Great Lakes Gabriel ProjectFor more information on Abby, visit abbyjohnson.org. For event details, visit the church website or call Dave Bangs at (765) 860-6006.

From Abby’s website:

Abby Johnson has always had a fierce determination to help women in need. It was this desire that both led Abby to a career with Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider, and caused her to flee the organization and become an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement. During her eight years with Planned Parenthood, Abby quickly rose in the organization’s ranks and became a clinic director. She was increasingly disturbed by what she witnessed. Abortion was a product Planned Parenthood was selling, not an unfortunate necessity that they fought to decrease. Still, Abby loved the women that entered her clinic and her fellow workers. Despite a growing unrest within her, she stayed on and strove to serve women in crisis.

All of that changed on September 26, 2009 when Abby was asked to assist with an ultrasound-guided abortion.

She watched in horror as a 13 week baby fought, and ultimately lost, its life at the hand of the abortionist.

At that moment, the full realization of what abortion was and what she had dedicated her life to washed over Abby and a dramatic transformation took place. Desperate and confused, Abby sought help from a local pro-life group. She swore that she would begin to advocate for life in the womb and expose abortion for what it truly is.

Planned Parenthood did not take Abby’s exodus sitting down. They are fully aware that the workers who leave are their greatest threat. Instantly, they took action to silence Abby with a gag order and took her to court. The lawsuit was quickly seen as the sham it was and thrown out of court.

The media was, and continues to be, intensely interested in Abby’s story as well as her continued efforts to advocate for the unborn and help clinic workers escape the abortion industry. She is a frequently requested guest on Fox News and a variety of other shows and the author of the nationally best-selling book, Unplanned, which chronicles both her experiences within Planned Parenthood and her dramatic exit.

Today, Abby travels across the globe sharing her story, educating the public on pro-life issues, advocating for the unborn, and reaching out to abortion clinic staff who still work in the industry. She is the founder of And Then There Were None, a ministry designed to assist abortion clinic workers out of the industry. To date, this ministry has helped over 150 workers leave the abortion industry. Abby lives in Texas with her husband and five precious children.

Learn more on Abby’s website and in her book Unplanned!