Equipping Youth ‘For His Whole Plan’


Dr. Alex McFarland and North Greenville University Planning
Summer Apologetics Camp to Teach Young People How to Defend Faith

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—If there was ever a time for young people to know how to defend their faith, it is now.

On the heels of new research from the American Culture & Faith Institute, which found that just 4 percent of Millennials have a biblical worldview, and with the release of Dr. Alex McFarland’s ( new book, “Abandoned Faith,” North Greenville University is planning a weeklong summer apologetics camp for high-schoolers that will help them to know what they believe and why they believe it.

McFarland, a religion and culture expert, national radio host, author and Director of the Center for Apologetics & Christian Worldview at North Greenville University (NGU), will join Dr. Tony Beam, NGU’s Vice President for Student Life & Christian Worldview, for the weeklong camp titled, “My Whole Life, For His Whole Plan.”

On July 23-28, seventh- through 12th-graders will converge on North Greenville University in Tigerville, S.C., for spiritual growth, fun and adventure, the development of a rock-solid faith and new friendships.

The week will consist of 15 apologetic/worldview training sessions; outdoor activities and games; a field trip and behind-the-scenes tour of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., a 40,000-square-foot public museum and library documenting the life and ministry of Billy Graham; and meetings with NGU faculty members and mentors, such as professors from the departments of Christian studies, biology, chemistry, political science and mass communications.

Main topic sessions include: My Whole Life For His Whole Plan; Why This Conference and Why Me?; Can You Trust the Word of God?; Ancient Evidence for the Life, Death and Resurrection of Christ; Creation vs. Evolution: The Facts and Why It Matters; Is Jesus Christ Really God?; How Christians Should Respond to the LGBTQIA Argument and Agenda; and How To Study and Understand Word of God.

Additionally, breakout sessions will explore topic such as: How Culture and College Will Challenge Your Faith; Why Life is Precious and Why Our Pro-Abortion Culture is Crumbling; Understanding and Applying What God’s Word Says About Gender; Theodicy: If God is So Good Why is the Word So Bad?; and Reconciling the Goodness of God with the Reality of Hell.

Cost for the camp, which includes lodging, meals, activities and sessions, is $229 per student on or before the early bird deadline of April 1, or $249 after April 1. Space is limited and one chaperone is required for every 10 students.

For more information on the camp, contact Robin McCarter at (864) 977-2008 or Learn more and register at

In Abandoned Faith: Why Millennials Are Walking Away and How You Can Lead Them Home, McFarland and co-author Jason Jimenez interview top Christian leaders who work with millennials and families. The book’s research and conversations shed new light on what Christian parents must do to reach their young adult children. “Abandoned Faith” also offers a strong voice of hope for parents, church leaders and others who serve and love the millennial generation.

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Alex McFarland

Alex has preached in over 2,200 churches throughout North America and numerous more internationally. He also speaks at Christian events, conferences, debates, and other venues to teach biblical truths and preach the gospel.

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