2018 Annual Conference: Keynote Speakers

Ken Ham

Ken is president and CEO of Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum, and America’s latest major tourist attraction, the Ark Encounter. He is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America, a native Australian who now lives near Cincinnati, and a prominent blogger and author of numerous books on the accuracy and authority of the Bible, starting with its very first verse. Ken appears frequently on TV, hosts the daily radio program, ANSWERS with Ken Ham, and is an editor and contributing author for AiG’s Answers magazine.


    • How to Raise Up Generations to Defend the Christian Faith in an Increasingly Hostile Culture
      How to Raise Up Generations to Defend the Christian Faith in an Increasingly Hostile Culture – Keynote
      General Session #1: Friday, 9:00

      About two-thirds of young people leave church by college age-with few returning. Ken looks at new statistical research published in Ready to Return, to show that the millennial generation is more secular in worldview than ever. Millennials who currently attend church are its future voice. A strong stand on biblical authority is needed (rooting out compromise and teaching apologetics) to reclaim lost and coming generations for Christ.
    • America and the Great Divide: It's Full-On War
      America and the Great Divide: It's a Full-On War – Keynote
      General Session #4: Saturday, 9:00

      Most evangelistic programs today (and most missionaries and evangelists) do not see Genesis as a key
      part of reaching people with the gospel. The history in Genesis (e.g. the origin of sin) is foundational to a full understanding of the gospel message. Realizing how culture now thinks (and has changed its thinking) in relation to earth history, is a key to approaching people and presenting the gospel!


    • The Biblical Foundation for Christian Education: How to Raise Godly Offspring
      The Biblical Foundation for Christian Education: How to Raise Godly Offspring
      Workshop C: Saturday, 10:45

      Ken shares from his childhood to show parents the importance of a biblical foundation to training children. What does the Bible say (not your opinion) on how to bring up, train, discipline, and educate children? What should education priorities be? Come be inspired and equipped with answers as you lead your family in the truth!
    • How to Deal with Racism and Prejudice in a Divided Nation
      How to Deal with Racism and Prejudice in a Divided Nation
      Workshop B: Friday, 1:45

      So-called racial issues continue to heat up in America. Our culture needs the answers from God’s Word. Understanding what happened at the Tower of Babel is key to understanding the origin of nations, “races,” and prejudice. Ken shares Charles Darwin’s destructive ideas about skin color, facial features, etc. and on the lighter side, a comical perspective on poodles to explain natural selection and speciation.
    • Why is the Church in America not Impacting the Culture as It Used To?
      Why Is the Church in America not Impacting the Culture as It Used To?
      Workshop A: Friday, 11:15

      Find out how Genesis 1-11 is foundational to developing a truly Christian worldview. As Ken
      walks you through the 7 C’s of history, you will see how all the Christian doctrine essentials for a truly biblical world view are founded in the geology, biology, astronomy, and anthropology that is recorded in Genesis.

    Dr. Steve and Megan Scheibner

    Steve is a retired Navy Commander, commercial airline pilot, pastor, trainer, and motivational speaker. Steve and his wife, Megan, are instrumental in the lives of young parents. They developed a course entitled Parenting Matters: The Nine Practices of the Proactive Parent. Steve is President of Characterhealth Corporation, a non-profit ministry to equip parents to train the next generation of character-healthy leaders.

    Megan homeschools their eight children, speaks, and writes. She authored “In My Seat,” the story of Steve’s 9/11 experience, that has captivated millions on YouTube.

    Steve - Family Night Keynote

      • Living on Borrowed Time: The Nine Practices of the Proactive Parent
        Living on Borrowed Time: The Nine Practices of the Proactive Parent – Keynote
        General Session #3: Friday, 6:30

        Dr. Scheibner was originally scheduled to be co-pilot on the first flight hijacked on Sept. 11th, 2001. Now, he tells a deeply moving story of God's providence and how he teaches parents to parent with purpose and urgency. He shares the Nine Practices of the Proactive Parent to give parents both tools and hope, to build a Christ-centered character-driven home environment.

    Steve - Workshops

      • Training Men to be Gentlemen in a Feminist Culture
        Training Young Men to be Gentlemen in a Feminist Culture
        Workshop C: Saturday, 10:45

        Is acting like a gentleman an outdated and antiquated idea? Join Dr. Scheibner as he teaches how young men can be masculine in a culture seeking to squeeze them with a feminine mold. Becoming a gentleman starts at home, so come discover ways to cultivate masculinity without raising men who are brutes!
      • Training Teens to Take the Initiative
        Training Teens to Take the Initiative
        Workshop B: Friday, 1:45

        Want to transition your young adults from simple obedience to mature responsibility? Dr. Scheibner shares the important phases teens need to learn to take responsibility for their lives. Watch your kids move from childish irresponsibility to becoming young adults who embrace ownership and initiative as they move up the “Responsibility Tree."
      • Battling Behavior
        Battling with Behavior?
        Workshop D: Saturday, 1:00

        Want your teen to take more initiative around the house? Want to reduce the “drama” level in the family? Want to get your pre-teens, teens, and young adults excited about character and healthy living? Join us as Dr. Scheibner reveals seven practical steps to raising the behavior bar in your home. These steps will begin the process of moving your young people from ordinary to extraordinary.
      • 2ML (Second-Mile Leadership for Men)
        2ML (Second-Mile Leadership for Men)
        Workshop E: Saturday, 2:30

        Second mile leaders are counter-intuitive servants of God who develop a consistent love of virtue, a disciplined approach to gratification, and a submissive love for the authority of God’s Word. Male leadership is essential to the success of marriages, families, the church, and society. Earn the right to be heard and more—powerful!

  • Megan

      • The Toddler Toolbox
        The Toddler Toolbox
        Workshop B: Friday, 1:45

        Are the “Terrible Twos” eating your lunch? Need help managing your homeschool day with toddlers in the house? Megan draws on her many years of homeschooling experience with eight toddlers in tow to help you craft a plan for success. This workshop is intensely practical and will help you transform the Terrible Twos into the Terrific Twos!
      • The A to Z of a Character-Healthy Homeschool
        The A to Z of a Character-Healthy Homeschool
        Workshop D: Saturday, 1:00

        If we homeschool simply to achieve high academic marks, we squander the opportunity to influence our children for Christ. Character-healthy leaders have learned to elevate virtues above feelings, so we must focus on first things first. Character is the first thing! Megan,homeschooling mother of eight, challenges you to teach your children to serve God by loving others, and to love others by faithfully serving God.
      • The Disciple-Making Mom
        The Disciple-Making Mom
        Workshop E: Saturday, 2:30

        More than feeding, dressing, and driving our kids to play-dates, being a mom means every day is an opportunity for teaching, training, and modeling Christlikeness. The Disciple-Making Mom needs tools to disciple her children in prayer, service, Bible study, Scripture memorization, and true fellowship. Be encouraged and strengthened,knowing that although discipling seems a huge task, God is on your side.

      Dr. Carlton McLeod

      Carlton is relentless in his pursuit to compassionately teach with a biblical worldview. From beginning in the Navy, to a call to full-time ministry, he and his wife, Donna, then established Calvary Revival Church Chesapeake. After spending his early years in ministry attempting to pull young people out of the kingdom of darkness with all the world’s methods, the Lord led him back to the Bible to see the critical need for constant, fervent, and Spirit-led biblical family discipleship. Carlton and Donna home educate their three children.


        • Battle for Our Children
          Battle for Our Children – Keynote
          General Session #5: Saturday, 4:30

          Are we fighting hard enough for our children? What happens to themas we raise them in the fear of the Lord? We know the statistics showing that 70-80% of children leave the faith by the time they reach college. Dr. McLeod encourages us in how and why we should fight even more for the next generation.
        • Reform the Family, the Foundation of the Kingdom
          Reform the Family, the Foundation of the Kingdom – Keynote
          General Session #2: Friday, 3:30

          “The family—the much maligned, attacked, misunderstood, vilified, and thought to be irrelevant biblical
          family.” —Dr. Carlton McLeod, The Playbook. Just a brief look at our culture reveals the breakdown of
          the family and the consequences of compromising this holy institution. Find out more about God’s vision for the family, the need for family reformation, and the family’s impact on the Kingdom of God.


        • The Importance of a Biblical Marriage
          The Importance of a Biblical Marriage
          Workshop C: Saturday, 10:45

          When husband and wife suffer in their relationship, it affects an entire home. It makes discipleship more difficult and spiritually weakens the home. What is the purpose of family? Dr. McLeod shares the value of cultivating a strong marriage and the greater goal of leading our children to Christ.
        • Unleashing Men and Fathers of the Word
          Unleashing Men and Fathers of the Word
          Workshop A: Friday, 11:15

          No one said fatherhood would be easy! It’s challenging to be a godly father with the desire to see his children walk in his foot steps. Dr. McLeod encourages fathers and teaches us what our Lord says of fathers.
        • Pastors' and Church Leaders' Workshop: The Church in a Pickle
          Pastors’ and Church Leaders’ Workshop: The Church in a Pickle
          Workshop D: Saturday, 1:00

          A true look at the church in America finds that she is stuck between the world and God’s Word.Many churches have the best intentions to do the Lord’s work, but find themselves stuck. They are stuck between decades of following the world and the need to return to Scripture, and between man’s
          desire to hear pleasant words and a lessening influence on culture.All are welcome to this workshop for pastors, church leaders, and those who aspire to this level of leadership.