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We are incredibly excited to be hosting the first annual Advance retreat for men! This years topic will be “Moving Forward in a Post-Christian Society”. I believe we are all aware that Christian values are under attack in our country. So how do we as men who love Jesus Christ respond? Kennon Vaughan and Jason Seville will be tackling this subject on August 20-22, 2021 at TCP. We will have some great teaching, heart-felt worship, & amazing food as well as many optional activities: shooting range, challenging workouts, basketball, axe throwing, and more. Stay tuned as we will continue to update as we move closer to the date!
Worship & teaching
Snacks throughout the time
Activities (some will require additional fees - shooting range, etc)
So where did Advance come from?
Advance: Moving Forward in a purposeful way. As Christian men, we need to be moving forward in a purposeful way. We need to be taking action to set the standard of Godly living. Biblical values and lifestyle are vital to a thriving community and as we see the last vestiges of Christian values pulled from society, we as Believers need to consider how we will live in communities that no longer consider Biblical perspective to be a part of how we live.
Post-Christian: Our country has enjoyed the privilege of operating on the foundation of Christian values since it’s inception. And while our country has failed in its interpretation and application in many ways at various seasons, these Biblical principles have been a guiding light as we have worked to apply them better with each passing generation. Yet, in my lifetime we have watched as this foundation has slowly crumbled under our feet and the most recent election is seeing the last traces of this foundation being removed as we now stand on shifting sand. No one group or organization has created this situation, but rather a cumulative effort by many misguided groups. And the Christian community has stood on the side for far too long and watched.
We are now at a place that we must begin considering as individuals how we will respond in light of all these changes. How do we respond to a society that no longer accepts Christian values? How do we respond in a Biblical way to the challenges that are upon us? How do we become effective and influential in our stance for Christ?
Dr. Kennon Vaughan
Lead Pastor/Harvest Church
Founder & President/Downline Ministries
Dr. Kennon Vaughan serves as the Lead Pastor of Harvest Church in Memphis,TN, and Founder and President of Downline Ministries. A Memphis native and graduate of Auburn University (BA), Dallas Theological Seminary (MBS), and Gordon Conwell Theological (DMin), Kennon founded Downline in 2006 to encourage a restoration of biblical discipleship in and through the local church. Downline has trained thousands of Christ-followers around the globe in biblical discipleship and provides the opportunity for discipleship training through various live institutes and a virtual platform. In October 2013, Kennon planted Harvest Church with the hope of establishing a faithful Gospel-driven, disciple-making church that will plant other churches of the same kind. By God's grace, in just over 7 years, Harvest has become a fast growing multi-cultural, multi-generational beacon of the Gospel in the Memphis community and beyond. He is married to Kathryn and dad to five amazing boys: Caleb, Luke, Jonathan, David and Mac.
Assistant Pastor Del Ray Baptist Church
Jason earned his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University (MA, History), where he was also a member of the WVU Wrestling team and an active member in Cru. After university, he spent two years involved in some pioneering missions work in East Asia before moving to north Texas for further theological education. Jason served as the Associate Director for Denton Bible Church’s ministry to senior adults for four years while earning his masters degree from Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., Historical Theology & World Missions). After seminary the Sevilles moved to Memphis, TN where Jason was on staff with Downline Ministries for four years, and then to Shanghai, China for six years, where Jason served as the senior pastor of Shanghai International Bible Church. Jason is married to Kim–a graduate of JMU and DTS (MA in Psychology & MABC, respectively)–and they have four daughters: Sydney, Sophie, Hannah, and Hayden.