Concerned parents got together, equipped with the reality that 60% of professing young people disavow their faith in college.
They decided to do something rather than nothing. “Faith Ascent” (www.faithascentministries.com) was born… and Jeremy Smith has ably served as director for several years.
Faith Ascent’s annual summer “base camp” – gathering one week at Lindenwood University — has produced very encouraging results. The 30 attenders their first year has now grown to more than 160 “campers” this last summer. Surveys by those attending the base camp – instead of the typical 40% “survivors” of students maintaining their faith and attending church when in college – 80 – 90% are moving forward in their biblical faith and church attendance!
Each year FA brings in a notable speaker to their fundraiser, expert in the goals of their ministry. In 2017 it is “author, professor, and attorney John D. Inazu on Friday, October 27 at the downtown Missouri Athletic Club. Find more by clicking on https://faithascentministries.com/dinner/. It is hoped that many of us will be there.
Related links are found below …
To hear … “Rob Phillips, expert apologist: “a reasonable defense of Christian faith with gentleness & respect”” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/2016/09/02/rob-phillips-expert-apologist-a-reasonable-defense-of-christian-faith-with-gentleness-respect/ ;
To hear … “Jeremy Smith leads Faith Ascent (www.faithascent.com): helps young people maintain Biblical faith” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/2014/05/09/jeremy-smith-leads-faith-ascent-www-faithascent-com-helps-young-people-maintain-biblical-faith/ ;
To hear … “Frank Turek: wrote ‘I don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist;’ defender of faith, visits St. Louis” click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/2012/01/06/frank-turek-wrote-i-dont-have-enough-faith-to-be-an-atheist-defender-of-faith-visits-st-louis/;
To hear … “Expert apologist Rob Phillips: wrote The Last Apologist regarding New Testament book of Jude; see www.oncedelivered.net” . .. click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/2017/07/28/expert-apologist-rob-phillips-wrote-last-apologist-re-nt-book-jude-www-oncedelivered-net/; ;
To hear …”Dr Doug Munton re defender-of-the faith Josh McDowell’s visit to STL, other cities (www.josh.org)” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/2013/11/10/dr-doug-munton-re-defender-of-the-faith-josh-mcdowells-visit-to-stl-other-cities-www-josh-org/;
To hear … “Lee Strobel (www.leestrobel.com) former Atheist, author, defender of the faith” …click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/2009/08/06/lee-strobel-www-leestrobel-com-former-atheist-author-defender-of-the-faith/
To hear … “Congressman Todd Akin reveals the role of Jesus-followers in shaping our US Government: such as the “Mayflower Compact’” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/2017/01/14/cong-todd-akin-reveals-the-role-of-jesus-followers-in-shaping-our-us-government-mayflower-compact/
To hear … “Talking with Mike Blackaby of ‘Experiencing God” [Grandson of Henry Blackaby]: helping youth to be secure in a Biblical worldview” ... click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/2016/08/18/talking-with-mike-blackaby-of-experiencing-god-helping-youth-to-be-secure-in-a-biblical-worldview/
To hear … “Jay Seegert, able defender of Bible truth; publicly did so 190 times last year; visits St. Louis” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/2017/03/07/jay-seegert-able-defender-bible-truth-publicly-190-times-last-year-visits-st-louis/ .