We invite any mature 5-8th grader to join us for 4 Wednesday nights beginning Wed. Nov. 11 at 6:30pm in room 208. This 4 week class will be facilitated by Kanani Lau with teaching done by Sean McDowell via video. If you have questions call/text Kanani at (719) 425-7542 or email her at kananilau@comcast.net.

This class is not for every student.  It is for students who have a desire to go deeper and grow in their understanding of God and our relationship with Him.


    • Nov. 11 – Loneliness
    • Nov. 18 – Peer Presser
    • Nov. 25 – THANKSGIVING WEEK (will not meet)
    • Dec. 2 – Comparisons
    • Dec. 9 – Identity

* Note: The real-life stories in this series contain mature themes.*



Who are the most influential people in a student’s life?

Parents, teachers and pastors would like to think they are the most influential in a student’s life, but students spend more time interacting with their friends than with anyone else.  Friends influence every part of students’ lives – how they act, what they wear, what they say, and most importantly what they believe.

In these four power-packed youth Bible study sessions, Sean McDowell offers Biblical insight into the most common issues students are facing in their friendships.


Sean McDowell

Dr. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a Biblical worldview.

Sean graduated summa cum laude from Talbot Theological Seminary with a double Master’s degree in Theology and Philosophy. He earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics and Worldview Studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an Assistant Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University.

Traveling throughout the United States and abroad, Sean speaks at camps, churches, schools, universities, and conferences. He has spoken for organizations including Focus on the Family, the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, Backyard Skeptics, Cru, Youth Specialties, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Association of Christian Schools International. Sean has also appeared as a guest on radio shows such as Family Life Today, Point of View, Stand to Reason, Common Sense Atheism, and the Hugh Hewitt Show.

Sean is the author, co-author, or editor of a number of books including The Fate of the ApostlesA New Kind of ApologistSame-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God’s Design for Marriage, with John Stonestreet, Is God Just a Human Invention? with Jonathan Morrow, and Understanding Intelligent Designalong with William A. Dembski. Sean has also written multiple books with his father, Josh McDowell, including The Unshakable Truth and More Than A Carpenter. Sean is the General Editor for The Apologetics Study Bible for Students. He has also written for YouthWorker JournalDecision Magazine, and the Christian Research Journal. Sean and his wife, Stephanie, have three children and live in San Juan Capistrano, California.