Mark’s grasp of apologetics and its application in real world conversations, combined with his ability to effectively train church members in defending and commending their faith, is much needed in the church today. Apologetics for the Church is sure to be a useful and informative resource for anyone interested in defending the Christian faith.
Dr. K. Scott Oliphint, Professor of Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary, and author of Reasons for Faith, Covenantal Apologetics, and The Battle Belongs to the Lord.
Dr. Farnham has an ability that is very rare. He is able to take a complex and difficult subject and put the cookies on the bottom shelf for the average christian. Our church is located in a rural area of Pennsylvania with lots of average blue-collar people. Our people just loved him! He speaks with power, humility, using personal illustrations, and leaves me wanting more. Great experience. We want to have him back!
Doug Sabin, Pastor of Kish Valley Grace Brethren Church, Reedsville, PA
We are still buzzing here! Great follow-up conversations, sharing, next step gospel stuff and prayer. We also were left refreshed and encouraged. From all of us, thank you, not only for your teaching, but making time to invest in us personally. Sweet time together. Excited about seeing churches defending and commending Christ!
Tedd Jordan, Pastor of New Life Fellowship Church, Glassboro, NJ
Mark did an excellent job presenting the topic of Apologetics. He was very clear and well prepared and a great blessing to our people. I hear quotes three weeks later of things people remember they heard him say. What was a great side blessing was how Mark encouraged us all about sharing our faith with others. We were so excited to take the gospel to those around us.
Fantastic weekend and highly recommended!
Kevin Cassidy, Pastor of Faith Community Church, Gambrills, MD
We had the privilege to have Mark challenge our church family with four sessions to help equip us to share our faith with boldness. Mark connected with us and demonstrated both through biblical teaching and practical demonstration how we can engage our present culture effectively. Our congregation has a strong desire to lead the lost to Christ and Mark's teaching is just what we needed. Thanks Mark!
Chandler Cutting, Pastor of Lebanon Valley Bible Church, Lebanon, PA
Mark was easy to work with and very flexible. He has a plethora of material, and can customize a conference experience that matches your goals. The conference is not a “magic bullet,” so he provided preparation materials before the conference, and helpful information to keep the enthusiasm for apologetics after the conference. We now plan to hold a conference yearly.
Conway Campbell, Sr., Pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Shrewsbury, MA
I have had the privilege to watch Mark's ministry upclose over the last 20 years. God has given him a sharp mind and a great heart for His Word and His people. Mark's experience as a pastor and professor enables him to effectively bridge the gap between the academy and the church. Apologetics for the Church provides invaluable resources for Christians who want to give an answer for the hope that lies within them.
Ray G. Jones, Jr., Founder & Pastor of Lighthouse Community Baptist Church, Pawcatuck, CT
Our church body responded tremendously to the materials and techniques that Mark brings to the table for using apologetics in personal evangelism. Our people are keenly aware of the call to defend the faith in our changing culture, but many are looking for help in using the wealth of knowledge in apologetics in a practical way among their friends, family, coworkers and classmates. Mark was able to give them a greater measure of confidence and the practical tools needed to step up to that challenge of conversing and reasoning with people around them who are lost. What a blessing to know that our church members are defending the faith in their circles of influence!
Nate Sheaffer, Elder, Church of the Living Christ, Loysville, PA
Recently a group of college students who had been trained by Dr. Farnham spent a week with us in missions work in Spain. They arrived equipped to build gospel-motivated relationships, so as to answer respectfully and in a significant manner the objections unbelievers raise toward the gospel. I am grateful for Mark's apologetics instruction in my life and his ongoing influence in others.
Jonathan Templeton, Missionary to Spain
Apologetics for the everyday person! Dr. Mark takes the complicated and breaks it down by moving apologetics out of the realm of theory to the streets where everyday conversations happen when believers interact with their friends and family.
Jeff Dunlevy, Pastor of New Joy Church, Ephrata, PA
The study and the application of "Christian apologetics" can be intimidating and confusing to the average believer in the church today. However, Dr. Farnham has created a very user-friendly, yet biblical and highly effective program that replaces confusion and fear with an urgency and boldness to share the gospel with which we've been entrusted. His approach is simply practical, and strictly biblical, and it works! I highly recommend Apologetics for the Church to every believer.
Dylan Pepper, Pastor of Grace Community Church, Troy, PA
Thank you for your messages at High Point! They were very informative and challenging. Actually your teaching helped me on my flight down to Florida the week after your conference. The Lord had me sit next to a young gal who was searching for some answers in life. We chatted the whole way and I kept hearing you say, "ask questions," which opened the door for me to tell her about Jesus. When we landed she accepted a Gospel of John and planned to read it!
Kathy M., Geigertown, PA
I can't thank you enough for giving such great information to the youth to defend their faith, and giving of yourself to answer the endless questions they had throughout the weekend. You spent so much time with Mitchell [the atheist teen who attended the retreat], which means the world to my family, since we are neighbors. Some of the teens shared with the group on Wednesday night how they have already started asking peers questions, and they have gotten much further in the conversations than in the past!
Cheryl N., Youth Coordinator, ECC, Tamaqua, PA
In the more than twenty years that I have known and worked with Mark, I have marveled at his passion and skill in defending the faith in a world that is increasingly challenging the veracity of Christianity. He is a man of wisdom, coupled with humility and a solid grasp of Theology. Here is a combination rarely found - heart, humility, and head! Apologetics for the Church will prove a wonderful tool in the hands of Pastors and Christian leaders at a critical time in history.
Dr. Frank Hamrick, Founder and President Emeritus, Positive Action for Christ Publishers, Whitakers, NC
Greetings in the Name of our King Jesus Christ. It is my great honor to recommend to you Dr. Mark Farnham of Lancaster Bible College to teach his seminar to your people on Apologetics for the Church, in which he dispels the fog of confusion regarding other belief systems. I witnessed his effectiveness as he was part of our 'Meetings for Better Understanding' with Muslims at North Penn Mosque in Lansdale, PA. I urge you to invite him to your church to teach your people how to proclaim and defend their Biblical Faith in their own spheres of influence. May the LORD give you His wisdom to do so and do it soon. Because the need is urgent.
Dr. Anees Zaka, Founder of Church Without Walls, President of Biblical Institute on Islamic Studies, and Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies and Reformed Apologetics at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Mark introduced me to a world of apologetic methods and resources of which I was unaware. His instruction has been foundational to all my apologetic endeavors--teaching the church, evangelizing my community, even combating my own nagging unbelief.
Jonathan Adams, Ministries Pastor, First Baptist Church, Perkasie, PA
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