Young Christians Can Have Amazing Impact in School, If They are Equipped with Truth to Defend Faith


Upcoming Event from Dr. Alex McFarland in Louisiana Aims to Provide Students with the Tools to Stand Up for Their Belief and Trust in Jesus

GREENSBORO, N.C.—Imagine if every student in America had a Bible tucked under their arm at school this week. The impact, says religion and culture expert, national radio host and author Dr. Alex McFarland, would be incredible.


And that impact would be 10-fold if those students were equipped with the tools to know exactly how to talk about their faith in Jesus when a friend asked them about their Bible.


That’s just what may happen on Thursday during the Bring Your Bible to School Day, spearheaded by Focus on the Family. On Oct. 4, hundreds of thousands of students will make their Bible an integral part of their backpack—and maybe even start a conversion about Jesus.


In similar fashion, McFarland’s upcoming two-day Truth for a New Generation (TNG) conference, happening in just under a month near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will help students, parents, youth pastors and community members to lift up this young generation.


“For more than two decades, it’s been the goal of Truth for a New Generation to help Christians, especially young believers, know how to talk about their faith in Christ and share it with others, particularly in a culture where more and more young people are abandoning their beliefs, leaving church behind or even adopting atheist views,” McFarland said. “We pray the upcoming event near Baton Rouge will help this generation realize that God has a plan for their lives, and He wants to see it fulfilled for His glory.”


Set for Oct. 26-27 at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, 19421 Greenwell Springs Road in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, Truth for a New Generation gives believers the tools, knowledge and confidence to stand up for their faith in all areas of life—in school, while parenting, in the workplace, at church and in politics.


Joining McFarland in Baton Rouge will be national radio host and author Michael Brown, Church For All Nations senior pastor Mark Cowart, American Family Association host Meeke Addison and “Counter Culture Mom” Tina Marie Griffin, along with Ryan Bomberger, speaker, journalist and “factivist;” Daniel Ritchie, speaker and author of “My Affliction For His Glory;” Brett Kunkle, speaker, author and founder of MAVEN; and Juan Valdes, apologist and theologian. For information or to register, click here.


According to a Bring Your Bible to School promotional video, nearly 500,000 students took their Bibles to school last year to share God’s hope and celebrate their religious freedom. “Sometimes the loudest words are the ones not spoken,” the video shares, “and you never know what conversation you’ll start.” Sadie Robertson of the “Duck Dynasty” family is the 2018 honorary chair. Learn more at or click here.


Truth for a New Generation is sponsored by Liberty University, Compassion International, NRBTV, Sound Radio, Baton Rouge Christian Life Magazine, the American Family Association and American Family Radio. Church partners are Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, Fellowship Baptist Churchand Live Oak Baptist Church.


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For more information on TNG or to interview Dr. Alex McFarland, contact Deborah Hamilton,, 610.584.1096, ext. 102, or Jeff Tolson, ext. 108.

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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