"Pornography is the greatest cancer in the Church today." - Chuck Swindoll
Statistically, 3 in 5 churchgoing men and 1 in 7 churchgoing women watch pornography at least once month. Did you also know that 7 out of 10 wives of pornography users show symptoms of PTSD when they learn of their husband's pornography use? Not only are wives suffering because of pornography, but many times, the entire family.
From 12-13 March, Cru Singapore and Josh McDowell Ministry are co-organising this conference for Christian leaders, in partnership with Bethesda (Bedok-Tampines) Church, to shine light on the reality of the problem, and through the promises of the Word, bring light into that darkness.
Set Free Summit (Singapore) will equip attendees on how to address the issue of pornography with confidence, strength and proven solutions from experts in the field promoting positive solutions.
We pray that you'll leave this conference armed with knowledge, actionable next steps and most importantly, hope.
Date: 12-13 March 2019
Time: 8.30am-6.30pm for both days
Venue: Bethesda (Bedok-Tampines) Church
Cost: $100 (for first 150 registrants), $120 (normal rate)
Keynote speakers: Dr Josh McDowell, Dr Donald Hilton, Jessica Harris, Senior Pastor Daniel Foo, Joanna Koh-Hoe, Shem Yao
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The true impact of Internet pornography
Neurological, psychological, cultural and spiritual implications of pornography
Culturally effective and practical solutions
Proven methods and resources for leading the fight
A trailblazer for truth and relationships, Dr Josh McDowell has been at the forefront of cultural trends and ground-breaking ministry for over five decades.
Josh shares the essentials of the Christian faith in everyday language so that youth, families, churches, leaders and individuals of all ages are prepared for the life of faith and the work of the ministry. This includes leveraging resources based on years of experiences, new technologies and strategic partnerships.
Since 1960, Josh has delivered more than 27,000 talks to over 25,000,000 people in 125 countries. He has written or co-author of 148 books, including More Than a Carpenter and New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, recognised by World Magazine as one of the top 40 books of the twentieth century. Josh’s books have been translated into 128 different languages.
Dr Donald L. Hilton Jr. is a neurosurgeon in San Antonio, Texas and the spinal fellowship director in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio.
He speaks extensively on the addictive impact of pornography on the human brain, and on the promotion of this addictive medium by the pornography industry. Dr. Hilton promotes a public health approach in protecting children and emerging adults from the alliance of a profiting pornography industry, apologetic academicians who are culturally supportive of the industry, and a mainstream media ideologically aligned with sexual exploitation and objectification of women.
An expert in studying the neural mechanisms of addiction, he was invited by the Vatican in 2017 to address the effects of pornography on children at the Gregorian Pontifical University in Rome.
Jessica Harris is a blogger, author, international speaker, and creator of the blog beggarsdaughter.com, an online resource for women who struggle with pornography. She is recognized as one of the pioneering voices speaking out about female sexuality in the church, primarily the fact that Christian women do struggle with porn.
In sharing her own story of struggle and freedom, she raises awareness about the issues and the added shame women face. It's her desire to communicate the truth of God's grace to women who struggle, to help them find freedom, and to equip churches, families, and leadership to share that same message. She is passionate about grace, singleness, healthy sexuality, and having hard conversations in the church.
Through her candid, humorous style she's impacted leaders and women around the world, most recently speaking in Mexico, New Zealand, and Canada as well as throughout the United States. In 2016, she released her memoir, Beggar's Daughter, and she has also published a devotional for women, Love Done Right: Reflections. She is working on her third book, a Bible study of John 4.
Senior Pastor Daniel Foo had worked in the financial markets for over 20 years, and held various senior management positions, including working stints in New York, London and Hong Kong. In mid-2000, he heeded the call to give himself fully to the ministry of the church. His ministry focus is on spiritual leadership and teaching the Word of God. He has travelled and ministered in various nations in Africa, Romania, Moldova, India, China, South Korea, Australia, Puerto Rico and the Asean countries. He is on the faculty of Haggai Institute, Tung Ling Bible School and Eagles Leadership Institute and is also in the Leadership Team of the Love Singapore Network of Churches.
Joanna is a psychology graduate who moved upstream from remedial therapy and case management, to family life education and consultancy. In between, she took a year off to join an international NGO engaged in humanitarian work. She presently serves as CEO of Focus on the Family Singapore. As a pioneering staff, Joanna was involved in all its major programs running the gamut from youth sexuality and marriage, to parenting and work-life. She has appeared in various media interviews and regularly addresses small and large audiences ranging from children and teens, to young adults and parents.
Shem Yao is the Assistant Manager for TOUCH Cyber Wellness (TCW). Since 2008, he has reached out to more than 150,000 youths through various school programmes and platforms. He has also conducted more than 350 workshops / talks, reaching out to more than 5,000 parents, educators, counsellors and youth / social workers in schools, corporations and community.
Shem enjoys working with parents on matters pertaining to cyber wellness and helping them understand what their youths are engaging and doing in the cyberspace arena.
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