Camp

Our second annual summer camp for college bound Christian teens, ReThink College Camp, will take place Tues, July 16 – Fri, July 19, 2024 at Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, MO! Last summer, we gave 50+ serious students the chance to engage in impactful conversations, make strategic connections, and experience campus life at the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. This summer, we intend to do the same. 

2023 Student Survey Highlights: 

60% of incoming students said they came to camp with big questions and/or pressing doubts about Christianity.

71% of outgoing students said their big questions and/or pressing doubts were addressed and answered during camp.

7/10 is the final average for student overall confidence level in “personally defending Christianity” and “answering tough questions”, which is a 15% increase from their initial average confidence level. (0 no confidence / 10 max confidence)

92% of students were interested in coming back in 2024! 

Student Interviews

ReThink College
Camp Details:

Dates:
July 16-19, 2024

Cost:
$350
(Ask About Discounts) 

Location:
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO

Appropriate Ages:
16-18
(Ask About Exceptions)

2024 Camp Topics:

(Titles may change. More TBA.)

What does “unity in essentials, liberty in non-essentials, and charity in everything” mean to most Christians? 

What does history have to say about Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection?

How do we know the books of The Bible are accurate and trustworthy? 

What exactly is deconstruction and does it always lead to deconversion? 

What does Christianity have to say, if anything, about modern day mental health?

Does Christianity elevate women or does it oppress women? 

What does Christianity have to say, if anything, about masculinity? 

Does science contradict or compliment Christianity? 

Why does a good and powerful God allow evil & suffering? 

Why should we bother with Christian apologetics? 

What exactly is evangelism and who exactly are the evangelists? 

2023 Topics Reviewed:

ReThink Your Testimony 
Personal Testimony: An Evidence for Christianity

Anxiety, Depression, and Mental Health
Hoping, Coping, and Healing in Christ

Why Trust The Bible? 
Copies, Canon, and Critics

Faith Crisis
ReThink and Reclaim Biblical Faith

The Rise & Fall of Pastoral Trust 
Hope & Healing for Wounded Sheep & Fallen Leaders 

The Problem of Evil & Suffering
Helpful Answers vs Hurtful Answers

Morality and Ethics:
Personal Preference, Majority Vote, or Something Else Entirely?

The Birds & Bees Revisited
Theology of The Body, Identity Anchors, and Human Flourishing

Ready Player One
Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality: Good, Bad, or Neutral?

The Three D’s
Deconstruction, Deconversion, and Disaffiliation

Revivals, Movements, & Spiritual Awakenings 
What Does a Genuine Move of The Holy Spirit Look Like?

Genesis, Evolution, & Origins  
A Diverse Panel Discussion (With Just a Dash of Debate)

Imago Dei
What Does it Mean to be Made in the Image and Likeness of God?

Beauty: An Alternative Apologetic
How Creativity, Art, and Moral Imagination Can Help Save the World

Not Your Grandma’s Evangelism 
The American Mission Field Changed. Why Haven’t We?

2024 Camp Speakers:

(More speakers TBA.)

Gina Birkemeier, MAC, LPC (PhD Candidate)
Author, Generations Deep

Brandon Boos
Faith Lutheran Church Oakville 

Michael Carper, PhD
Fontbonne University

Michael Farley, MDIV, PhD
Central Presbyterian Church, The Carver Project

Dr. Lawrence Feingold, STD, STL
Kenrick Glennon Seminary

Rachel Ferguson, PhD
Concordia Chicago, ReThink315 Advisory Board

Kyle Keating, MDIV
Providence Classical Christian Academy

Michael McClymond, MA, PhD
Saint Louis University, ReThink315 Advisory Board

Shane Rosenthal, MA
The Humble Skeptic Podcast

Mark P. Ryan, MA, MDIV
The Francis Schaeffer Institute, Covenant Theological Seminary, Sage Christianity, ReThink315 Advisory Board

Jeannie Seabaugh
Mercer Advisors, ReThink315 Board

Cordell Schulten, MA, JD
Missouri Baptist University, ReThink315 Board

Jeremy R. Smith
ReThink315 

 

2022 Student Survey Results

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Endorsements...

"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

 
"If you found out that 75% of your current customers left for a competitor, would that cause you to rethink your approach? Well, that’s how many young people leave the church, often because they don’t get adequate answers to their questions... I can’t recommend the ReThink315 team highly enough!"
 
— Frank Turek, Ph.D. 
Author, Speaker, Founder and President of CrossExamined.org

"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!"

— Natasha Crain
Speaker and Author of three apologetics books for parents, including Talking with Your Kids about Jesus

"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

 

To read more endorsements from pastors, professors, and ministry leaders, CLICK HERE.

We Appreciate Our 2023 Sponsors

Would You Like To Sponsor our 2024 Camp? 

Contact Jeremy Smith at info@rethink315.com For Details.