Worldview Teen Track

  •  Dates: May 10-11, 2012
  • Times: Thursday, 9 AM to 3 PM;  Friday, 9 AM to 3 PM
  • Cost: $45 per person

At Worldview Teen Track, your child will be challenged to think hard about their faith and how it applies to the modern predicament. Students ages 13 and above are treated like real people who wrestle with real issues — and who need answers that match the real world. Parents always welcome to attend, too. The Worldview Teen Track experience is unlike any other. Register your teen(s) now! [EVENT_LIST category_identifier=2012worldview]

Thursday, May 10th - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Catie Frates - Examine the evidence, or lack thereof, for human evolution by taking an exciting journey back in time. Explore the extraordinary accomplishments of ancient man, solve many Biblical and secular mysteries, and learn exciting facts like where Cain got his wife, how ancient man could live so long, and much more. Finally discover the answers!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Dr. Bob Moeller - A Life of Hard Work or Entitlement Support? The Judeo-Christian Worldview Case for Diligence over Dependency. As the entitlement mindset grows stronger by the day in our society, it's vital that we know the God-ordained design for fulfillment, purpose and productivity in life is through the gift of hard work. Dependency on the other hand, ultimately denies us our sense of dignity, the realization of our true potential, and the rewards of unselfish diligence.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ann Haney - Think you're too young to be a successful entrepreneur? Discover God given gifts to provide an abundant future and bring blessing to the lives of others. Don't miss the scriptural principles and life applications that set the stage for success and stir up the gift God has given you. Be empowered to reach for your dreams, andl discover how to overcome discouragement that can lead to quitting. Ann reassures that success is found on a solid foundation of God’s principles and not dependent on age, status, or past.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break - Teens should be picked up for lunch or have lunch with them.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Special Guest - Chris McBrien
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Dr. David Feddes - How great are you? What does it take to excel and make a positive impact? Envisioning excellence is vital for launching young people toward influential leadership. In this seminar, David Feddes helps us to recognize the astounding potential of future leaders, and he explains what it takes to become a high-impact person.
3:00 PM Worldview Teen Track Dismissed
 

Friday, May 11th - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Catie Frates - The Day the Earth Didn't Stand Still -Hang on to your seats as you take an exciting excursion into the past! Investigate Noah's magnificent ship, dig through fascinating fossils, quake as whole continents collide under the sea at 10 miles per hour pushing up massive mountain ranges. Adventure back into the fearsome conditions the flood left in its  wake as earth reeled for hundreds of years from the cataclysmic judgment. You'll never be stumped by hard questions about these issues again!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Chris Kustusch -Making the Most of Your College Experience: In today’s changing world, one of the most valuable commodities is an education - specifically a college degree. The college experience proves an interesting challenge for both parents and students. Chris Kustusch will discuss how to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience, from planning which tests to take, to helping figure out your major. Packed with helpful tips, this is a must for both students who are approaching college and their parents. 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Nicholas Jarmusz - Teen Texting and Driving / AAA Research shows that texting is one of the most dangerous forms of distraction in which a driver can engage, and teens are among the most dedicated users of this technology.  Teens - generally speaking - greatly overestimate their ability to "multi-task," and are less likely to see texting as a real threat to their safety.  AAA uses a state-of-the-art virtual driving simulator to recreate the experience of texting while driving, so that teens can see for themselves just how much this distraction impacts their ability to safely control the vehicle.  Presentation includes 10-min documentary that chronicles the experiences of 4 teens who's lives where forever changed by texting related crashes.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break - Teens should be picked up for lunch or have lunch with them.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ann Haney - Marketing Your Business For Success Now that you have a vision, it’s time to enact a plan for success. Discover Marketing tactics to gain business favor. Take advantage of social media tools.  Learn to use a Press Release, cover letter and dealer term sheets. Ann shares from personal experience the steps she took when creating and promoting her first project from beginning to end, as well as the many things learned along the way. Ann’s 18 year old son, Dustin (owner of ClassAMedia.com) will be on hand to answer questions and encourage the listener to shoot for their dreams and never give up.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Victoria Beck - Team Building
3:00 PM Worldview Teen Track Dismissed
  Featured Speakers

Dr. David Feddes

Dr. David Feddes and his wife Wendy are home educators and the parents of eight children, ages 5-24. Their two oldest daughters are now married. David is Provost of Christian Leaders Institute, which provides online training to students in many countries. He helped plant Family of Faith Church, Monee, IL, where he continues to serve as pastor. For sixteen years, David served as broadcaster for the Back to God radio program, carried on more than 300 stations in North America and reaching people in more than fifty countries. He also worked with Crossroad Bible Institute, providing biblical distance education to thousands of people in prison. David earned his Ph.D. in intercultural studies from Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL. Worldview Teen Track Presentation: Great Expectations How great are you? What does it take to excel and make a positive impact? Envisioning excellence is vital for launching young people toward influential leadership. In this seminar, David Feddes helps us to recognize the astounding potential of future leaders, and he explains what it takes to become a high-impact person.

Ann Haney

TEEN PRESENTATION #1—“Becoming An Entrepreneur”—Ann Haney – Think you're too young to be a successful entrepreneur? Discover God given gifts to provide an abundant future and bring blessing to the lives of others. Don't miss the scriptural principles and life applications that set the stage for success and stir up the gift God has given you. Be empowered to reach for your dreams, andl discover how to overcome discouragement that can lead to quitting. Ann reassures that success is found on a solid foundation of God’s principles and not dependent on age, status, or past.
TEEN PRESENTATION #2—“Marketing Your Business For Success”—Ann Haney—Now that you have a vision, it’s time to enact a plan for success. Discover Marketing tactics to gain business favor. Take advantage of social media tools.  Learn to use a Press Release, cover letter and dealer term sheets. Ann shares from personal experience the steps she took when creating and promoting her first project from beginning to end, as well as the many things learned along the way. Ann’s 18 year old son, Dustin (owner of ClassAMedia.com) will be on hand to answer questions and encourage the listener to shoot for their dreams and never give up.

Catie Frates

Catie Frates is a dedicated bondservant of Jesus Christ, wife, and mother of three. She is an educator of over twenty years, author and nationally recognized Biblical Scientific Creation Speaker. Catie and her husband Steve make their home east of Naples, Florida where they are blessed to raise their children in the beautiful Florida Everglades. Catie’s primary goal is to share the scientific evidence that supports the Genesis account and substantiates the inerrancy of the Word of God. Her passion is to enable her audience to interpret history and science through a thoroughly Biblical Worldview. She takes the latest scientific findings and translates them into God’s unchanging framework as found in the Bible in a layperson friendly fashion. Catie is a high school science teacher and home educator of over twenty years. She specializes in using science to prepare her students for their station in life and for their college experience.   “Catie Frates is rapidly becoming a home school heroine. Her rapid-fire, on-target teaching style -informative, entertaining, and inspiring…” Dr. Gary Parker ICR Professor of Biology Director , Creation Adventures Museum ” There are speakers who are knowledgeable, and then there are speakers who are knowledgeable, engaging, vivacious, use humor, and are passionate about their topic. Catie Frates is all of these things and then some! I’d sit through any and all of Catie’s lectures, read any book she writes and possibly should start a fan club for her! All kidding aside, you will find I am not alone. Anyone who has had the pleasure of working with Catie as I have will attest for her integrity and her ability to convey the message about God’s creation with passion and love.” Felice Gerwitz Writer and Publisher President of Media Angels, Inc. www.MediaAngels.com
Catie's Worldview Teen Track Topics:
Modern Marvels of Ancient Man

Examine the evidence, or lack thereof, for human evolution by taking an exciting journey back in time. Explore the extraordinary accomplishments of ancient man, solve many Biblical and secular mysteries, and learn exciting facts like where Cain got his wife, how ancient man could live so long, and much more. Finally discover the answers!

 
The Day the Earth Didn't Stand Still

Hang on to your seats as you take an exciting excursion into the past! Investigate Noah's magnificent ship, dig through fascinating fossils, quake as whole continents collide under the sea at 10 miles per hour pushing up massive mountain ranges. Adventure back into the fearsome conditions the flood left in its  wake as earth reeled for hundreds of years from the cataclysmic judgement. You'll never be stumped by hard questions about these issues again!

 Nick Jarmusz – AAA

Nick Jarmusz serves as a Community Outreach and Safety Representative for AAA Chicago. In this role, he is responsible for the coordination of events, partnerships and special projects across Illinois and northern Indiana, focusing on traffic safety issues that affect the most vulnerable road users. Jarmusz represents AAA Chicago on various committees and task forces, including the Board of Directors for the Illinois Traffic Safety Leaders, the Northeastern Illinois Safe Routes to School Network and numerous SafeKids chapters and coalitions across Illinois and Indiana. He is also a certified child safety seat technician, and has serves as a judge for the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police Traffic Safety Challenge. Nick will present two workshops on behalf of AAA. “Dare to Prepare” is a presentation for parents of soon-to-be-teen drivers that reviews the state’s Graduated Licensing Laws and offers an explanation of the statistics behind those laws. He will also offer a variety of strategies and resources for parents to guide their teen through the learning-to-drive process. “One Simple Decision” is a program for teens that explores the dangers of texting-while-driving. Using a state of the art simulator, Nick will show teens just how much the seemingly simple and routine use of your phone can drastically impair your driving abilities.

Bob Moeller

Bob loves to mentor young people to become all God wants them to be.  He loves to push them a little farther than they think they can go.  Coaching young people to a Christian worldview is a gift he enjoys. Bob is currently the syndicated television host of the weekly call-in program, “Marriage: For Better, For Worse” on the Total Living Network. The TV show is in it’s sixth year.  He has authored ten books, two of those books were nominated for Gold Medallion Awards.  Four of those books are on marriage, written with Cheryl, including The Marriage Miracle, Keep Courting:  100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage, and For Better For Worse For Keeps.    He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Bob will speaking to the teens at Worldview Teen Track! Come back soon to see what he will be talking about! Bob and Cheryl, have been married 32 1/2 years and are the parents of six amazing children (ages 11 to 27), one awesome son-in-law, one beautiful daughter-in-law, one grandson named Benjamin, and three lively dogs with large appetites.