Dating by the Book (Student Conference)



Issues that relate with dating are a formidable challenge for Christian teens. No student pastor needs to be convinced of these challenges. Students are directionless as they attempt to navigate through this confusing maze. Matt Brinkley, a student pastor with over 30 years of experience, says that he has seen too many Christian teens fall victim to the pitfalls of dating. He says, "It seems that much of the Christian community at large has all but accepted these results, only standing on the sidelines in hopes that the losses won't be too great. Many believe that the Bible has little to say regarding this critical area. Nothing could be further from the truth."

In 1981, recognizing the huge losses suffered in this arena, Matt Brinkley began speaking directly to this issue at student retreats. This talk took on the name of Dating by the Book. Since that time, Matt has spent untold hours studying students, statistics, and scripture to attempt to unravel the many confusions that have so easily entangled generations of believers. In 1997, he wrote "Dating by the Book" student discipleship material to provide more opportunity for Christian students to receive the benefits of the study. With over 10,000 copies sold, this past year "Dating by the Book" was re-written and published for the third time.

PACT Ministry offers Dating by the Book Conferences to support youth pastors as they minister to their students in this important matter. As the speaker, Matt Brinkley's Biblically balanced teaching creates a unique connection with students through real life stories, humor, and statistics. Students are gently led down the pathway to see the inherent dangers with the current world system. Matt then clearly teaches profound and life-changing Biblical principles creating an opportunity to understand and apply Godly principle that will bless them now and into their future.

Each student will receive their own personal copy of "Dating by the Book."

Please contact Matt Brinkley for information about the cost of any of the retreats.


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