Endorsements


“Jeremy is a dynamic speaker, thought leader, and apologist. The work he’s done to equip teens to understand their faith and share it effectively is powerful. Jeremy is an A+ Executive Director, has a passion for excellence, and has done a great job in creating conversations that amplify impact. Teens across the nation really need to experience ReThink315’s programs.”
— David Alexander
Co-Founder of Social Origin, [Former] Director of Legacy Impact Network

“A.W. Tozer once wrote, ‘What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.’ Unfortunately too many Christians have inherited a static, too-small view of what it means for God to be the Creator. Jeremy Smith and the ReThink315 team care deeply what today’s young people think about God, and because of that they’re willing to lead them through the tough questions raised by modern science. I have high hopes that the students impacted by ReThink315 will be able to articulate and defend their faith, not at the expense of science, but as respected members of tomorrow’s scientific community.”
— Kathryn Applegate, Ph.D.
Resources Editor, BioLogos

“Jeremy Smith is an iconic communicator and group discussion facilitator. Whether he is one on one or with a group, with adults or students, he speaks the truth in a very relational and caring way. The messages he brings to his sessions are phenomenal. They can change the trajectory of people’s lives. CBMC is using Jeremy to speak to our men and equip them to think about what they believe and why they believe it.”
— Stan Bower
Area Director of CBMC, D​allas / F​ort Worth

“Jeremy is a dynamic communicator who is deftly able to navigate the ever-changing cultural conversations without compromising Biblical truth. He remains relevant and engaging yet approachable, even vulnerable, while wrestling through various apologetic topics. Jeremy challenges students, parents, and pastors to think critically and explore the implications of what they believe and why they believe it. I partnered with Jeremy on two different events. After his talk, to my surprise, it wasn’t just the High School and Jr. High students who lined up to see him, but nearly half of the college aged youth coaches and at least one of the Youth Pastors. I’m so excited for Jeremy and the team at ReThink315 and I can’t wait to partner with him again!”
Joshua Boyer
Online Campus Pastor​, ​Hope Christian Church, Columbia, IL

“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 the ReThink315 team form this exciting vision for attacking the challenges head-on!”
— Natasha Crain
Author of three apologetics books for parents, including Talking with Your Kids about Jesus

“ReThink315 is the culmination of Jeremy Smith’s decades-long dedication to serve God and engage people in intellectual discourse that honors Biblical truth and enlightens and engages those seeking answers. ReThink315’s desire to help Christians address urgent questions, including mental health concerns, is refreshing and forward-thinking, and I appreciate their willingness to confront and de-stigmatize the need for mental health services that align with Christian faith. I pray this ministry will continue to inspire and ignite passionate enthusiasm for Christian apologetics in the local church, and will not back down from hard questions and difficult scenarios.”
— M. Catherine Downen, MA, MA, LPC, NCC
Founder​, ​Christian Counseling Connection

“For over a decade, Jeremy Smith has been facilitating discussions and organizing events to help young people think about life’s important questions. His work in St. Louis has edified many young people, and in some cases prevented them from falling off the deep-end and abandoning their faith in Christ.”
— Kurt Jaros, Ph.D.
Executive Director​, ​Defenders Media, Affiliate Faculty, Colorado Christian University

“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. If you’re leading young people, I urge you to partner with this incredible ministry.”
— Brett Kunkle
​Author, ​Founder and President of MAVEN

“In my decade-long friendship with Jeremy Smith, I have continually been impressed with his energy and passion.  His desire to see teens, parents, and church leaders be more grounded in Christian apologetics is infectious. He is one of the most joyful servants in ministry I know. He clearly loves people, his calling, and most of all, his Lord.”
— Sean Maney
Director​, ​FirstLight St. Louis

“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, ​Associate Professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University

“Jeremy Smith is a Christian leader worth following. He’s a unique combination of smart and savvy, confident and humble, culture-engaging and Jesus-loving. He wants people to know Christ, and not only know Christ but follow Him, and not only follow but communicate Christ’s gospel in ways large and small in their every day lives. That’s a mission and leader to support whole-heartedly.”
— Bob Oesch
​Director​, ​Theology at the Bottleworks​ (​a ministry of The Journey Church ​, ​St. Louis, MO​)​

“Jeremy Smith is a winsome, honest, and skilled communicator who sharpens those around him, and his relational apologetics style embodies speaking the truth in love, without compromising one’s convictions. ReThink315 is an essential and much-needed ministry that our culture needs to equip Christians to evangelize and to provide answers to unanswered questions. I highly recommend Jeremy and the ReThink315 team to help you equip your church, school, or conference with the gospel and apologetics skills they need to radically change hearts and minds and win souls for Christ.”
— Jannique Stewart
Pro-Life Speaker at Life Training Institute

“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 or any evidence for Christianity. Jeremy Smith is helping churches and pastors all over St. Louis to rethink and reinvigorate their ministry to young people. I can’t recommend Jeremy and the ReThink315 team highly enough!”
Frank Turek, Ph.D.
​Author, ​Founder and President of CrossExamined

“God desires for His people to be witnesses inside and outside of the church. Jeremy led two separate 12 week equipping classes for laypeople and leaders at our church. Everyone left those sessions feeling more confident connecting with people outside the church. While Jeremy is great at modeling relationship building and teaching inquisitive dialogue, I truly appreciate his heart for Jesus and for empowering others to share the gospel.”
​Rev. ​Ben Tzeng
Pastor of Evangelism and Community​,​ Central Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, MO

“Jeremy Smith has been an ardent supporter of our local Reasons To Believe chapter. His enthusiasm and genuine concern for the advancement of Christian apologetics in the local church is inspiring. I have always known him to be very welcoming, even with those with whom he disagrees, and his teaching and speaking style is down to earth and easy to apply. Any youth or adult group who desires to be challenged and equipped should consider partnering with Jeremy and the team at ReThink315.”
— George Vicari, MS, MO
President​, ​Reasons To Believe​, Saint Louis Chapter​

“From the first time I met Jeremy 10 years ago to today I see his heart, passion, and love for God.  Jeremy is allowing God to use him to minister to and disciple the next generation of leaders and influencers with the truth of God’s Word. Jeremy and the team at ReThink315 are helping today’s young people stay engaged and equipping them to stand strong for God.”
— Merv Wagner
​State Director, ​Child Evangelism Fellowship​, Kansas​

“I’ve known Jeremy Smith for nearly 15 years. For 10 of those years he led a local ministry focused on preparing Christian teens for life in college. My wife and I partnered with him on several events and my own daughter, who is currently in college, benefited greatly from the ministry. I have seen his heart for equipping people of all ages to share and explain their faith in an increasingly skeptical world. I am excited for Jeremy and everyone associated with ReThink315.”
— Conway Wong
Chapter Director​, ​Reasonable Faith​,​ S​aint​ Louis

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