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Convention 2017

Teen Program Information (ages 12-18)

Convention 2017

Unshakable Faith is presented by Creation Today, Living Waters, Creation & Earth History Museum, and Throughout All Ages Ministry. Your teen will learn why the evolution vs. creation debate matters, how the skProvidence Christian Collegeeptic thinks about science and Scripture, and more. The Teen Convention is proudly sponsored by Providence Christian College of Pasadena.

Complete workshop descriptions, speaker bios, and schedule below. Cost for the Teen Convention is just $39 per teen, which includes both days, Friday and Saturday, July 14-15, 2017.
Parents, if you already registered for the Convention and would like to add the Teen Convention to your registration, you will be able to do so when you arrive.

Unshakable Faith

Teen Convention Topics

  • Session #1 Friday
    11:30 -12:30 Created or Evolved--Does it REALLY Matter? -- Eric Hovind
  • Session #2 Friday
    2:00 - 3:00 Apologetics in Evangelism -- Eric Hovind
  • Session #3 Friday
    4:00 - 5:00 The Mind of the Skeptic -- Eric Hovind
  • Session #4 Saturday
    11:30 - 12:30 Science and Scripture--I'm on Fire! -- Eric Hovind and Allen Smith
  • Session #5 Saturday
    2:00 - 3:00 Ambassadors for Christ -- Emeal "E.Z." Zwayne
  • Session #6 Saturday
    4:00 - 5:00 God's Glory -- Eric Hovind, Q&A Emeal "E.Z." Zwayne

Teen Workshop Descriptions

Created or Evolved: Does it REALLY Matter? And We're Blowing Stuff Up with Science and Scripture!
Seventy percent of the kids that grow up in Christian homes walk away from Christianity for reasons that are unscientific or illogical, and they all begin with one basic question, “Were we CREATED or did we EVOLVE and does it matter?” The answer matters! Students will be entertained and educated as Eric Hovind, President of Creation Today, lets you experience creation and see how you can know the truth. You’ll also blow stuff up with science and scripture.

Apologetics in Evangelism followed by Q&A
Talking to others about our faith can be both scary and thrilling at the same time. What tactics can be employed to effectively engage family and friends that will influence them for eternity? Are you afraid of their questions and reactions? Eric Hovind shares sound biblical advice reminding us that while discovering answers for ourselves is exciting, giving answers in a godly way is what God has called us to do!

The Mind of the Skeptic
Take a high-energy journey examining Christian beliefs from the skeptic’s perspective. With practical, real-life on-the-street examples, quotes from the skeptics themselves, and Scripture, Eric lets you see the atheist’s mind-set from a different viewpoint. Learn how to understand and approach both the mind and the heart of the skeptic.

Science and Scripture: I'm On Fire!
Watch Eric Hovind and Alan Smith vividly demonstrates some of our Creator’s scientific laws in this explosive session of exciting science experiments! You’ll make air cannons, set stuff on fire, and learn eternally-impacting scriptural truths all at the same time. You’ll never forget this experience!

Ambassadors for Christ
As Christians, we are called to represent Christ to the world as His ambassadors. Emeal Zwayne, President of Living Waters, who has been passionately sharing the gospel with people around the world for more than twenty years, will explore this extraordinary calling, and how to effectively fulfill it for the glory of God.

God's Glory!
In the midst of great trial, sorrow, or suffering, have you questioned whether God is even real? Eric did. In his most-requested, intimate and personal message, Eric takes you on a journey into the reality of God Himself. This session tackles the tough questions each of us asks about life but often fail to answer. Its powerful truth will propel you to take an honest look at what you really believe about God.

Teen Speaker Bios

Eric Hovind

Eric Hovind grew up immersed in the world of apologetics and following college graduation in Eric Hovind1999, he began full-time ministry. President and Founder of Pensacola-based organization, Creation Today, Eric’s passion to reach people with the life-changing message of the Gospel has driven him to speak in five foreign countries and all fifty states. He lives in Pensacola, Florida with his wife Tanya and three children and remains excited about the tremendous opportunity to lead an apologetics ministry in the war against evolution and humanism. Much like a 21st-century Apostle Paul on Mars Hill, in June of 2013, Eric stood on the first monument to atheism in America to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the atheist community. In 2011, Eric launched The Creation Today Show. More than 100 episodes are broadcasting on three continents equipping thousands to continue battling the anti-Christ, anti-Bible spirit that consumes today's culture with the absolute truth of God's Word, beginning in Genesis.

Emeal “E.Z.” Zwayne

Emeal “E.Z.” Zwayne is the President of Living Waters Publications. After his radical conversion to Christ in 1991, he enrolled at Biola University as a Biblical Studies and Theology major. Having received his pastoral ordination in 1995, he served for almost six years as a full-time associate pastor and vice president of his church’s board. E.Z. is the executive producer of “The Atheist Delusion,” “180,” and “Evolution vs. God” movies, as well as “The Way of the Master” television program, featuring Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron. He is the co-host of the television program the “National Bible Bee Gameshow,” as well as the Bible Bee’s spokesman. E.Z. resides in Southern California with his wife Rachel and their five children.

Teen Convention Coordinators

Throughout All Ages Ministries/Joe and Stacey Gaona

Throughout All Ages Ministries, has unique beginnings. As devout Christians for twenty-five years serving in many ministries of the church, we found ourselves in a peculiar place. Joe and Stacey haveJoe and Stacey Gaona been married since 1994, with three children who have all grown up. We came to a place in our lives where the question was raised, when does our community become our place, our desire, our commandment to go and share the Gospel to a lost and dying world? When does it become my provocation? That we would stir the body to love and good works?

Jesus said you will be my witnesses.It is here with much intimidation and fear we began with new glasses. Questions like, why haven’t I learned to witness to a lost and dying world? Spending much time in church and Bible studies, why wasn’t my fellow Christians and I stepping out into the world and presenting the Gospel? If I truly believe in heaven and hell, why am I so complacent? As the years followed, we learned the difference between ministries and being aTAAM witness. From letting your light so shine before men, to finding a place where we can actually become fishers of men.

Our Aim Is Apologetics, Polemics, and Evangelism

We believe in the common creed, to contend for the faith that was once delivered to the saints.The inspired, infallible, and inerrant Scriptures. To learn more, visit

Teen Convention Guidelines

Only teens (12-18) registered for the Teen Convention are permitted in the teen workshops. At other times of the day, teens can attend Keynote sessions and visit the Exhibit Hall. CHEA will provide volunteer adult chaperones for the Teen Convention; however parents are responsible for their teen’s safety and behavior during the Convention. We recommend that parents and teens read over the Convention materials together, select workshops, and arrange meeting times and locations. In consideration of all in attendance we request teens follow these basic guidelines:

  • Wear modest, casual clothing.
  • Remain seated during the sessions.
  • Do not loiter outside the rooms during sessions.
  • Be attentive to the speaker.
  • Turn off cell phones.
  • No texting during sessions.


  • Review your program schedule with your teen so you can be found if needed.
  • Have lunch together.
  • Arrange to meet with your teen often during the day.
  • Teens will wear one wristband for the two days (there is no one-day Teen Convention registration). This wristband will be a different color from the Family registration wristband. Wristbands will be included in the parents' packet at check-in.
  • No medical release is needed for Teens attending the Teen Convention.


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