iTrust Sundays Mission Statement
When our children go off to college and beyond, their Christian faith will be intellectually and existentially challenged – by professors, friends, life situations and more.
Our mission is to equip them so that they can confidentially say, with the Apostle Paul, "For I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me."
This equipping includes the idea of exposing and defending (apologia) every challenge we know of, or that they ask about, so that in the future they never find themselves asking,
"Why didn't my church tell me about that?"
The Four Pillars of Curriculum
Logic; fallacies; false dichotomies
How to think about post-modern cliches (e.g. relativism, pluralism, what is truth?)
The reliability of our documents and facts
Why what we believe is true
What do we believe? Christianity in general; Lutheran theology specifically
Why do we believe it? - connects with the EVIDENCE pillar
Implications, what do we do with this? Evangelism, ethics, vocation, two realms, relationships
The Goals of the Curriculum
Getting God's Word in your ears, in your eyes, in your mind, in your being
Comparing and contrasting our faith to other faiths and to what the bible teaches
How do I give a defense for the hope that is within me?
Not being led astray by wolves in sheep's clothing
What's up in iTrust Sunday School you ask?
For the remainder of the summer we will be viewing the a video of discussions between Dr. John W.
Montgomery and Apologist, John Ankerberg:
Jesus Christ: Liar? Lunatic? Legend? Or God?
Dr. Montgomery draws on his experience as an author, researcher, human rights attorney, law professor
and Christian apologist to present the case establishing the reliability and credibility of both the New
Testament eyewitnesses and the documentation supporting the scriptures.
If a lawyer were to argue the claims of Jesus Christ in a court of law, what real evidence would
he point to?
Are the biographies concerning Jesus’ life nothing more than legends that were written several
hundred years after Jesus lived, or real historical documents written by eyewitnesses?
How would a lawyer determine whether the witnesses concerning Jesus’ life, namely Matthew,
Mark, Luke, John, Paul, James and Peter, are lying or telling the truth?
How do the New Testament documents compare with other well-attested historical documents
in the ancient world?
Is there any reason to believe we have a distorted view of what Jesus said and did because it
happened so long ago?
If there is accurate historical information about Jesus Christ, is there any proof that Jesus
actually claimed he was God?
Is there any evidence that Jesus ever offered proof to the people of his day to verify his claim
that he was God?
What does a trial lawyer think about the evidence Christ presented to prove his claim of deity?
See You in iTrust!
Mr. and Mrs. Winrich
To find out more about upcoming iTrust Youth events, send an e-mail to iTrustFaithCapo@gmail.com