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“More churches, youth groups, schools, and ministries are interested in apologetics, evangelism, and outreach related events. However, popular Christian apologetics and evangelism tends to focus on a narrow list of questions, answers, assumptions, and propositions. Instead of offering canned events packed with answers to the questions we hope people are asking, the team at ReThink315 will help you to identify and address the questions your people are actually asking. Our approach to event partnering is both consultative and creative because every group is unique.
— Jeremy R. Smith
Founder, Executive Director, ReThink315 

Church & School Events:

Below are four impactful talks ReThink315’s founder, Jeremy R. Smith, will happily deliver to your church or school audience for a sliding scale fee.* One or all of these talks can be tailored to suit your specific needs. To book Jeremy in 2024 use Our Contact Form

*All fees are paid directly to ReThink315, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
*Sliding scale is based on event size, annual budget, and other factors.
*Travel and accommodation expenses may apply.

TALK 1: ReThink Christian Apologetics & Evangelism
Description: In this session, Jeremy encourages Christians of all ages to “ReThink” how we define and practice apologetics and evangelism, especially in light of 1 Peter 3:15. You don’t have to be a professional evangelist, an acclaimed academic, or a skilled debater to engage in meaningful conversations with non-Christians and/or struggling Christians, Jeremy suggests. Instead, Christians can and should relate to others not as pushy salespeople, stuffy academics, or adversarial debaters, but as loving neighbors motivated by confident curiosity.

TALK 2: Deconstructing “Churchy-anity”
Description: In this session, Jeremy charitably compares and contrasts American church trends with historical Biblical truths. In many cases, Jeremy suggests, trends and truth converge with each other in helpful ways. In some cases, trends and truth diverge from each other in less than helpful ways. By helping Christians to correctly categorize Church trends and, at the same time, embrace Christian truths, Jeremy hopes to decrease the number of people, especially young people, rejecting the timeless truths of Christianity because they experienced less than helpful trends in the Church. 

TALK 3: ReThink Your Personal Testimony
Description: In this session, Jeremy tells the story of his unique and unlikely conversion experience at the age of 17. He recalls his own doubts as a teen and highlights the various ways in which God, through scripture and community, personally answered his deepest objections to Christianity. From an apologist’s perspective, Jeremy also emphasizes the strength of your personal testimony as one of many legitimate evidences for the Christian faith and, with that in mind, shares three tips for communicating your testimony more effectively. 

TALK 4: Why I Believe
Description: In this session, Jeremy reflects on decades of education and experience, both personal and professional, to demonstrate the truthfulness of Christianity and the power of the gospel. Christianity, Jeremy suggests, makes the most sense of the objective truths nearly everyone can observe and the subjective experiences nearly everyone can relate to. With the help of simple science, philosophy, and history as well as an elementary understanding of human hopes, fears, and desires, Jeremy argues that Christianity’s assessment of reality and the human condition is not just plausible but probable.  

Ticketed Events
& Conferences
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Jeremy and his team have been partnering with churches and like-minded ministries to advance apologetics and evangelism for over a decade. Jeremy has worked with notable speakers including but not limited to: William Lane Craig, Josh McDowell, Sean McDowell, Nancy Pearcey, J. Warner Wallace, Frank Turek, Marcus Ross, Fazale Rana, Greg Koukl, and many more.

Would you like to partner with Jeremy and select ReThink315 Speakers & Affiliates to plan a conference or ticketed event? We will work closely with you and your team to determine your audience needs and event goals. Use Our Contact Form to book a free consultation. View upcoming events here

Post-Event Feedback
& Endorsements:

“…partnering with a local ministry named ReThink315, they put on an extraordinary evening, one of the best events I’ve ever been part of… It was so much fun, filled with reminiscences and stories of debates and past encounters, along with lots of laughs. We were all having such a good time that we continued with questions from the audience for another half hour or more. This was truly a unique evening, and I’m so glad it was all audio-recorded and can eventually be made publicly available… What a privilege to be partnered with such Christian leaders!”
— William Lane Craig, PhD
Author, Apologist, Scholar

I’ve known Jeremy for over ten years now. Most presentations on Christian apologetics, useful as they may be, focus on a predictable list of questions and objections. Yet in Jeremy’s message and testimony, the idea of “apologetics” is liberated from its confining shackles. His personal testimony may be more powerful and unusual than he realizes. I have yet to hear anyone, other than Jeremy, link pre- and post-Christian life experiences, including the hard ones, to doubts and questions that they had regarding God and the gospel. Jeremy’s approach is unique. I am confident that Jeremy’s unique witness will break through to people where other apologists might not.”
— Michael McClymond, PhD
Author, Professor, Scholar

“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, PhD
​Author, Founder and President of CrossExamined

Read more feedback & endorsements HERE.

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