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 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


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Cultivating Lovely – A Women’s Conference

What makes you lovely?

This question is so easy for us to answer about others but not so easy to ask ourselves. As women, we need to redeem our appreciation for who God created us to be. We need to discover what truly makes us lovely.

This conference, Cultivating Lovely, is by and for young adult women. It will take place from April 29 at 6:30PM to April 30 at 1PM at Hazel Dell Christian Church’s Student Center (14501 Hazel Dell Pkwy., Carmel, IN). For more information about each speaker, see

By the end of this conference, our hope is that you will confidently be able to answer this question and learn how to cultivate and find your lovely.



Friday, April 29 | 7-9PM

Doors open at 6:30PM
Conference begins at 7PM
Worship – Kyle Hastings
Ashley Scott Onusic – What Makes You Lovely?
Hayley Morgan – Being Under His Banner

Saturday, April 30 | 9AM-1PM

Worship – Kyle Hastings
Ashlee Edgerton – Loving Him by Loving Our Body Image
Krista Dunbar – Loving Him Despite Our Emotions

Breakout Speakers:

  • Anna Scott – Marriage
  • Leah Hahn – Singleness
  • Jessica Bello – Mamahood
  • Liz Henderson – Loving Him through Tragedy


Are you in? Tickets are $25 and available at

For more information, see the conference website at!

Think|16 Is the Church Still Necessary?

THINK|16 is an annual weekend where College Park Church focuses on theology and its real and practical implications for daily life. This year, Pastor Mark Dever will take on the question “Is the Church still necessary?”

THINK|16 is an annual weekend where College Park Church focuses on theology and its real and practical implications for daily life. This year, Pastor Mark Dever will take on the question “Is the Church still necessary?”

For more information or to register, contact Shannon Lewis at



Friday Evening, March 4

6-7PM – Doors open/Registration/Bookstore opens

7-7:15PM – Worship

7:15-7:25PM – Welcome & Introduction, Joe Bartemus, Pastor of Theological Development

7:25-8:45PM – Session 1


Saturday Morning/Afternoon, March 5

8-8:45AM – Doors open/Refreshments/Bookstore Open

8:45-9AM – Worship

9-10AM – Session 2

10-10:30AM – Break/Bookstore Open

10:30-11:30AM – Session 3

11:30AM-1PM – Lunch Break (On your own; pick up a list of nearby restaurants at the welcome desk. Parents of children participating in kidTHINK will need to pick up their children for the lunch break. Lunch is provided onsite for children in child care.)

1-1:15PM – Worship

1:15-2:15PM – Panel Discussion/Q&A

2:15-2:30PM – Break/Bookstore Open

2:30-3:30PM – Session 4


Sunday Morning, March 6

Join the entire College Park Church family for a morning worship service with Pastor Mark Dever preaching at 8, 9:45, or 11:30AM.


For more information or to register, contact Shannon Lewis at

Intentional Leadership Women’s Conference

Designed for women by the Women’s Business Council.

Activities include: Keynote Speaker, 3 Breakout Sessions

A box lunch will be provided to all, and flash drives with presentations will be given to the first 100 to arrive.

Keynote Speaker: Lori Hoback, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC

For more information on the speakers, breakout sessions and topics go to:

Room for Doubt Conference

East 91st Street Christian Church

We live in a secular culture that is either indifferent or hostile to the Christian faith. This has been the reality on our university campuses for decades. However, all you have to do is pay attention to current events to see that the majority within our culture either deal with skepticism or wholesale rejection of the Biblical worldview. If you were raised in the church there is the tension between what you have been taught and the pull of what our culture says is right and true in questions such as:

  • Who is Jesus?
  • Can I trust the Bible
  • How do I determine what is true?
  • What should I believe and how I should live?
  • How should you engage the world around you about the claims of Christ?

Students and adults are invited to express their questions and explore answers at the Room for Doubt Conference.

Cost: This is a free conference.  

Questions? Email

Register now!

Conference Schedule

Friday, October 2

  • 5:30–6:30PM – Registration
  • 6:30–9:00PM – Main Sessions 1 & 2

Saturday, October 3

  • 8:30–10:00AM – Main Session 3
  • 10:30AM–12:15PM – Workshops
  • 12:15-1:15PM – Lunch
  • 1:15–2:30PM – Main Session 4
  • 3:00–4:30PM – Panel/Q&A

Main Session Topics include:

  • Building Bridges to the Gospel
  • A Rational Approach to Apologetics
  • Defeater Beliefs to Christianity:
    • God is a moral monster
    • Miracles are not possible
    • The problem of pain
  • Positive Evidences for Christianity:
    • Truth (& Postmodernism)
    • God’s Existence
    • The Bible, Jesus, & the Resurrection

Main Speaker

Dr. Paul Gould is an assistant professor of Philosophy and Apologetics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. He earned his Masters in Philosophy and Ethics from Talbot School of Theology and his Ph.D in Philosophy from Purdue University. Paul and his wife Ethel have served with the campus ministry of Cru where he has given national leadership to ministries with both students and faculty. You can read more about Paul along with some of his books, articles and talks at


Anchors Away Ministry
How to address the emotional tension between what we have been taught and what we are experiencing in our culture. Led by Nancy Fitzgerald. Great for students, parents and grandparents.

The Crescent Project
The Crescent Project’s mission is to inspire, equip and serve the Church to reach Muslims with the Gospel of Christ for the Glory of God. It is our vision to see a day when fear is replaced with love and millions of Christians are actively sharing the truth of Christ with millions of Muslims for the glory of God. We do this through prayer, training, local outreach, and short-term trips. Led by David Dryden.

Truth at Work
Purpose to your work—understanding and living out a Biblical worldview for your work and career. Led by Ray Hilbert.

BioGenesis Project and the Indiana Creation Science Association
Evidences for Creation: Does it really matter? What’s the difference between evolution and creation? Can I believe in both? Does the scientific evidence support creation? Where do the dinosaurs fit in? Was there a global flood as the Bible states? If so, where did the water come from and where did it go? What about the strata and the fossils? What about Pluto, the recent NASA fly-by and the solar system? Was there a Big Bang? Led by Tom Foltz.

For more information, visit the E91 website!