Blow Your Mind.
Grow Your Faith.
Rediscover Your World.

When:  July 15-21, 2018
Where:  Biola University, La Mirada, CA
Who:  Christians ages 15-20 & Leaders
Cost:  $950, all-inclusive: room, board, materials, etc.

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Living Among Shadows

Humans don't get all the answers. Sometimes, we're stuck in uncertainty. So the question is, how can we face uncertainty with maturity and strength?

At The Academy 2018, we'll grapple with questions like:

  • Is it ok for me to question my faith?
  • What do I do when I don't know what to do?
  • Is faith unreasonable? 
  • ...and lots more

Join us for a week of big ideas, powerful experiences, and incredible community as we explore uncertainty, faith, and Christian adulthood.

 


Theme Text

1 John


Discussion Text

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Key Verse
 

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"This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you: that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all."

 

 
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"I've never seen anything like it. The Academy is unique, stimulating, transformative, and has a lasting impact on the minds and character of those who take the plunge."

Craig Hazen
Editor, Philosophia Christi
Director, MA in Christian Apologetics, Biola University

 

Confirmed Speakers

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John Mark
Reynolds

Keynote Speaker
Founder, Wheatstone Ministries
President, The Saint Constantine School

 

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Joshua Damu
Smith

Speaker: On Holiness
Assistant Professor, Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University

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Peter David
Gross

Keynote Speaker
Executive Director, Wheatstone Ministries

 

 

 


Mentors

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At The Academy, students grow in cohorts led by whip-smart, super-kind Christian mentors.

Wheatstone mentors are models of Christian adulthood: young teachers, pastors, writers, artists, philosophers, entrepreneurs, musicians, or graduate students at schools like MIT, Stanford, Oxford, Duke, Notre Dame, and Yale. They lead deep discussions of big ideas, and they form caring, personal relationships with each student.

 

Events Include
 

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  Live  
  Concerts  

 

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  Art Museum  
  Exploration  

 

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  Artisan-led  
  Workshops  

 

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  Great  
  Film  

 

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  Live  
  Theater  

 

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  Epic Monday  
  Competition  

 

 

 
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"Wheatstone calls young people to a life of holiness - this is the way that we will transform our culture."

Holly Ordway
Author, Not God’s Type and Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: An Integrated Approach to Defending the Faith
Professor of English, Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in Apologetics

 

Testimonials
 

"It fostered Christian maturity"

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"The Academy was my bridge between childhood and adulthood. It fostered Christian maturity by pointing out that life is full of things worth pursuing whatever the cost. It introduced the life I had always wanted but never knew existed."

John
2007 Academy Alumnus

"Helped me realize how robust the gospel is"

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"The Academy helped me realize how robust the gospel of Jesus is, and that the cost of discipleship included my mind. I would not be the person I am today without it."

Lauren
2000 Academy Alumna

"Empowered me to overcome my fears"

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"This camp empowered me to overcome my fears by showing me the Love that transforms and redeems all things. A decade later, the things I learned at Wheatstone still help me follow Jesus."

Gabriel
2006 Academy Alumnus


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FAQs

What makes The Academy unique?

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What's a Wheatstone Mentor? 

What should I bring?

Can I pick my roommate?

How can parents reach their students during the camp?
 

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