What Does ReThink315 Mean?
In short, we help pastors, parents, and educators to ReThink their approach to interpreting and applying, everyone’s favorite “apologetics proof text”, 1 Peter 3:15, especially in terms of how we are reaching, training, and retaining our young people. Read more about that here.
To increase the number of Christians clearly and confidently sharing the gospel and to reduce the number of professing Christians, particularly our young people, leaving the church due to unanswered (or poorly answered) questions.
We envision a world where more churches and individual believers are creating space for better conversations, offering better answers to difficult questions, and are engaging non-Christians and struggling Christians with gentleness and respect.
We value live and in person apologetics, evangelism, and outreach focused efforts that take seriously 1 Peter 3:15 in its entirety and we value pastors, parents, and educators who lead the charge. As a denominationally diverse group of Christian authors, professors, pastors, and apologists, we also value unity in essentials, liberty in nonessentials, and charity in everything.
"I travel and meet people in ministry around the world, and I can tell you that Jeremy Smith is a rare guy. He has a heart for the next generation, a love for the local church, and the experience to help people who love students to more effectively reach and disciple them. I expect great things from Jeremy and the team at ReThink315."
— Sean McDowell, Ph.D.
Author, Speaker, Associate Professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University
"Jeremy Smith has years of valuable experience in this critical area of preparing the next generation to stand firm in their faith. The challenges of an often hostile secular culture will only get stronger with time, so I’m thrilled to see Jeremy and his team form this exciting vision for attacking the challenges head-on!"
"The mission of the church is clear: go and make disciples. We need to raise up a new generation of disciples who not only heed Christ’s call, but can do so with truth and love in a world that is desperate for both. And that’s why we need more organizations like ReThink315."
— Brett Kunkle
Author, Speaker, Founder and President of MAVEN