“More churches, youth groups, schools, and ministries are interested in training their staff in Christian apologetics, outreach, and evangelism. However, popular Christian apologetics and evangelism tends to focus on a narrow set of questions, answers, assumptions, and propositions. Instead of offering canned answers and scripted tracts, now more than ever, Christians need to take into consideration the culture’s changing posture toward The Church, the Bible, and us.
–Jeremy R. Smith
Founder, Executive Director
Jeremy R. Smith
Jeremy’s life miraculously changed when Jesus rescued him in 1996. Since then, personally and professionally, he’s been passionate about helping Christians and non-Christians to think through and seriously consider what they believe, why they believe it, and why it matters.
From 2000 – 2010, Jeremy’s professional history included consultative sales roles in both the legal industry and educational publishing. From 2010 – 2020, Jeremy served as the Executive Director for Faith Ascent, a para-church organization training college bound Christians in apologetics and evangelism. Jeremy also provides consulting services to faith-based non profits (including churches) and chaplain services to C-Level corporate leaders.
With 10+ years in vocational ministry and 20+ years engaging non-Christians and doubting Christians in the marketplace, Jeremy brings a unique and informed perspective to Church staff and leadership training.
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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 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, Speaker, Founder and President of CrossExamined.org
“Jeremy led two separate 12 week equipping classes for laypeople and leaders here 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.”
— Ben Tzeng
Pastor of Evangelism and Community at Central Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, MO
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