Join us for our very first ReThink315 student retreat for late high school and early college age students! We will spend three days and two nights resting, reflecting, and “rethinking” apologetics and evangelism in light of 1 Peter 3:15. In addition to relevant discussions with nationally recognized authors and speakers, students and staff alike will benefit from extended prayer walks, intentional quiet time, and acoustic worship with an emphasis on “resting in Christ” and “reflecting on Christ”.

The Todd Hall Retreat Center is a tranquil venue located just outside of St. Louis in Columbia, IL. COVID-19 precautions will be taken. Single rooms are available by request and day passes are an option. 


Confirmed Retreat Speakers: 

Sean McDowell, PhD

Author, Speaker, Associate Prof of

Christian Apologetics at Biola University
(Keynote Speaker)

Chris Buckles, MA
Providence Classical Christian Academy

Cathy Downen, MA, MA, LPC, NCC
Christian Counseling Connections, ReThink315 Board

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

Rachel Ferguson, PhD
Lindenwood University, ReThink315 Board

Josephine Lee Aguhob Glaser, MD
Christian Medical & Dental Association

Matthew Heckel, PhD
Heritage Classical Christian Academy

Kyle Keating, MDIV
Providence Classical Christian Academy

Randy Larson, JD, LLM, CFP
ReThink315 Board

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

Shane Rosenthal, MA
The White Horse Inn

Mark P. Ryan, MA, MDIV
The Francis Schaeffer Institute, ReThink315 Board

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

Jeannie Seabaugh
ReThink315 Board

Andrew D. Shaw, PhD
Westminster Christian Academy

Jeremy R. Smith
ReThink315, Founder & Executive Director

Jannique Stewart
Life Training Institute

S. Joshua Swamidass, MD, PhD
Washington University

Marco van Raalten 
Gateway Metro Saint Louis

Jason Wilkins, MDIV
Westminster Christian Academy

More Speakers TBA!  


Retreat Details:

– Retreat Dates: July 16-18 (3 days, 2 nights)
– Retreat Location: Todd Hall Retreat Center
– Age Range: 16-20 (Ask about exceptions)
– Retreat Cost: $250 Per Student
– COVID-19 Precautions & Guidelines
Retreat Schedule

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"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

"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


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