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2018 BWi - Image Bearer


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"So God created man in His own IMAGE, in the IMAGE of God He created him; make and female He created them."

November 8-9, 2018

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We are very excited about Prestonwood Christian Academy’s 2018 Biblical Worldview Institute and are glad you are planning to join us. This year’s theme is “IMAGE- BEARER.” We look forward to the worldview training and pray it will be a blessing to you.

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Thursday morning, November 8

8:30-11:30 a.m. – Prestonwood Baptist Church Worship Center - Doors open at 8:00 a.m.

What’s Happening to Gender and Sexuality

Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., is the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation. Author of the new book:When Harry Became Sally


Panel Discussion I- Believing the Gospel for Healing and Change

Panel Members

Ryan Anderson, Ph.D.

Ricky Chelette serves as Executive Director of Living Hope Ministries www.livehope.org and Minister of Pastoral Ministries at First Baptist Church, Arlington, TX. As an ordained pastor, Ricky has over thirty years of ministry experience with most of those years in youth/student/young adult work. He is a gifted speaker, teacher and lecturer and is committed to equipping the church in understanding sexual and relational brokenness.

Walt Heyer is a former transgender with a passion to help others who regret gender change. Walt travels extensively to share his story of redemption at conferences, churches and universities. Walt has appeared on numerous radio and television shows in the U.S. and Canada. Walt’s articles have been published online and his many books are a welcome resource in understanding the issue.

Hope Harris lived most of her adult life as an out and proud lesbian. In 2009 she surrendered her life to Jesus Christ and began a journey of resolving the issues of sexual identity and gender with the Word of God. She is currently finishing up her first book sharing that journey.

Panel Discussion II-When Faith and Freedom Collide

Panel Members

Ryan Anderson, Ph.D.

Jeremy Tedesco, Esq., serves as senior counsel and vice president of U.S. Advocacy and Administration for Alliance Defending Freedom, where he helps oversee the implementation of strategic initiatives and advocacy campaigns. Since joining ADF in 2004, Tedesco has litigated cases protecting religious liberty, free speech, and the sanctity of human life.

Chelsey Youman, Esq., is Counsel for First Liberty Institute, concentrating on religious liberty matters and First Amendment rights. Youman received her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University, where she was a Dean’s Scholarship Recipient.

Panel Discussions will be moderated by Matthew Hall, Ph.d.

Matthew J. Hall, Ph.D. was appointed as dean of Boyce College in 2016 and also serves as senior vice president of academic strategy at Southern Seminary. Dr. Hall serves as assistant professor of church history. His academic and research interests focus on the intersection of theology and culture in American religion.

Thursday afternoon, November 8

Lunch available in Main Street Cafe
Visit Christian College booths
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Prestonwood Baptist Church

New this year: Afternoon Breakout sessions in various room on the Prestonwood Baptist Church Campus

Students may pick one topic to attend each session.

Session 1 (1:30-2:20)

Finding True Freedom: A Transgender's Story led by Walt Heyer

Loving the LGBTQ+ with Grace and Truth led by Ricky Chelette and Hope Harris

Pornography: It's Real, Lets Get Real led by Joe Dallas

Gender/Sexuality and Liberty Issues led by Jeremy Tedesco, Esq, and Chelsey Youman, Esq.

College, Is It a Safe Space? led by Matthew Hall, Ph.D.

Session 2 (2:30-3:20)

Finding True Freedom: A Transgender's Story led by Walt Heyer

Loving the LGBTQ+ with Grace and Truth led by Ricky Chelette and Hope Harris

Pornography: It's Real, Let's Get Real led by Joe Dallas

Gender/Sexuality and Liberty Issues led by Jeremy Tedesco, Esq, and Chelsey Youman, Esq.

College, Is It a Safe Space? led by Matthew Hall, Ph.D.

Friday morning, November 9

8:30-11:30 a.m. – Prestonwood Baptist Church Worship Center - Doors open at 8:00 a.m.

Does the constituttion constrain liberty?

Jeremy Tedesco, Esq., serves as senior counsel and vice president of U.S. Advocacy and Administration for Alliance Defending Freedom, where he helps oversee the implementation of strategic initiatives and advocacy campaigns. Since joining ADF in 2004, Tedesco has litigated cases protecting religious liberty, free speech, and the sanctity of human life.

Finding True Freedom

Walt Heyer is a former transgender with a passion to help others who regret gender change. Walt travels extensively to share his story of redemption at conferences, churches and universities. Walt has appeared on numerous radio and television shows in the U.S. and Canada. Walt’s articles have been published online and his many books are a welcome resource in understanding the issue

Pornography and the sexual Revolution

Joe Dallas is an author, conference speaker, and ordained pastoral counselor. He directs a Biblical counseling ministry for those dealing with sexual and relational problems, and with their families as well. He received his Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling from Vision University, San Diego, CA and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is also the author of the daily blog Joe Dallas Online.

This Culture, You, and the Gospel

Ben Schettler is the Founder and President of Ask or Think Ministries, a non-profit focused on aiding the church with Biblical advice and teaching on cultural engagement and gospel advancement.

For more information contact

Mary Carl Finkelstein

972-820-5070

mcfinkelstein@prestonwoodchristian.org.

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2018 Speakers

Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D.

What's Happening to Gender and Sexuality

Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., is the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation. Author of the new book:When Harry Became Sally

Ricky Chelette

Panel Member: Believing the Gospel for Healing and Change

Ricky Chelette serves as Executive Director of Living Hope Ministries www.livehope.org and Minister of Pastoral Ministries at First Baptist Church, Arlington, TX. As an ordained pastor, Ricky has over thirty years of ministry experience with most those years in youth/student/young adult work. He is a gifted speaker, teacher and lecturer and is committed to equipping the church in understanding sexual and relational brokenness.

Walt Heyer

Panel Member: Believing the Gospel for Healing and Change

Friday Speaker: Finding True Freedom

Walt Heyer is a former transgender with a passion to help others who regret gender change. Walt travels extensively to share his story of redemption at conferences, churches and universities. Walt has appeared on numerous radio and television shows in the U.S. and Canada. Walt’s articles have been published online and his many books are a welcome resource in understanding the issue.

Hope Harris

Panel Member: Believing the Gospel for Healing and Change

Hope Harris lived most of her adult life as an out and proud lesbian. In 2009 she surrendered her life to Jesus Christ and began a journey of resolving the issues of sexual identity and gender with the Word of God. She is currently finishing up her first book sharing that journey.


Jeremy Tedesco, Esq.

Panel 2 Member: When Faith and Freedom Collide

Friday Speaker: Gender/Sexuality and Liberty Issues

Jeremy Tedesco, Esq., serves as senior counsel and vice president of U.S. Advocacy and Administration for Alliance Defending Freedom, where he helps oversee the implementation of strategic initiatives and advocacy campaigns. Since joining ADF in 2004, Tedesco has litigated cases protecting religious liberty, free speech, and the sanctity of human life.


Chelsey Youman, Esq.

Panel 2 Member: When Faith and Freedom Collide

Chelsey Youman, Esq., is Counsel for First Liberty Institute, concentrating on religious liberty matters and First Amendment rights. Youman received her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University, where she was a Dean’s Scholarship Recipient.

Ben Schettler

This Culture, You and the Gospel


Ben Schettler is the Founder and President of Ask or Think Ministries, a non-profit focused on aiding the church with Biblical advice and teaching on cultural engagement and gospel advancement.

Ben has delivered over 700 keynote addresses, on 4 continents and 37 states. He is often called upon to speak at Churches, Conferences, Colleges and other Church leadership gatherings. He primarily focuses on helping churches navigate the changing social and political climate with a Biblical worldview.

Ben has worked with leadership teams giving practical ideas for developing a Biblical worldview in the next generation. He has officially and unofficially consulted for government and aspiring political candidates including neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson as the Faith Outreach Adviser for his campaign for presidency. Ben serves on the board for the National Association of Christian Athletics and Fort Bluff Camp.

In 2014 Ben joined the Creation Today television show as the co-host and producer, bringing a new dynamic and show format to the screen. This show is syndicated on the Christian Television Network and can be seen in 89 countries around the world. He also served as the main writer for the Legal Alert radio show syndicated on over 1100 stations in the U.S.

Joe Dallas

Pornography: It's Real, Let's Get Real.

Joe Dallas is an author, conference speaker, and ordained pastoral counselor. He directs a Biblical counseling ministry for those dealing with sexual and relational problems, and with their families as well. He received his Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling from Vision University, San Diego, CA and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is also the author of the daily blog Joe Dallas Online.

Matthew Hall

Panel Moderator

Matthew J. Hall was appointed as dean of Boyce College in 2016 and also serves as senior vice president of academic strategy at Southern Seminary. His previous administrative service at the seminary includes serving as vice president of academic services (2013-2016) and chief of staff in the Office of the President (2009-2013). He has been a member of Southern’s Executive Cabinet since 2009. Dr. Hall also serves as assistant professor of church history. His academic and research interests focus on the intersection of theology and culture in American religion, and he regularly teaches courses in church history, American history, and American government at the graduate and undergraduate level.

He is co-editor of Essential Evangelicalism: The Enduring Legacy of Carl F.H. Henry (Crossway, 2015). He has contributed chapters to several volumes and has written articles for a range of popular outlets as well as scholarly journals.

Hall is active in denominational life and has served two terms on the SBC Resolutions Committee and is a research fellow with the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. He and his wife, Jeannie, have three children and are members of Clifton Baptist Church.