Redefine Spotsylvania: Student Ministry Conference

Why Redefine? Because the world around us has more opinions on identity than the sands of the sea and the standards change faster than Virginia weather. Every person with an internet connection and a keyboard believes they are entitled to share their expert opinion. The problem is, we aren't experts. People didn't create people. We are not equipped to define ourselves. We wouldn't put two broken cars next to each other and expect them to fix each other, so why would we allow our students to find their identity in the whims of this broken world

The goal of Redefine Spotsylvania is to gather students in 6th-12th grade together as one people and examine what the Author of Life has to say about what He has made. As the world grows more and more hostile to God's truth, we seek to equip, empower, and educate the rising generation to know the surpassing beauty of the God who has already defined who they are. 

Join us for a time of worship, fellowship, and intense Bible study as we redefine what it means to be human in a culture which is less reliable than a translator app.

October 1, 2022

8:45 – 3: 00 pm

Worship • Preaching • Break Outs

Lunch and recreation time will be provided. 

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Schedule of events

Doors open: Refreshments8:15 am
Worship Set8:45-9:00 am
Main Session 19:00 - 9:45 am
Break Out 109:55 -10:30 am
Rec Time:10:40 - 11:10 am
Break Out 211:20 - 11:55 am
Lunch12:00 - 12:45 pm
Rec/Games 1:00 - 1:45 pm
Main Session 22:00 - 2:45 pm
Worship2:45 - 3:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: Brian van dorn

Brian grew up in Gloucester and Fredericksburg, Virginia. He moved to Louisville, KY to pursue a B.A. in Expository Preaching and Pastoral Leadership at Boyce College, which he earned in 2013. He then earned his M.Div. in Church Ministry in 2018 from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served as Pastoral Assistant at Sunnyside Baptist Church and as Associate Student Pastor at Little Flock Baptist Church, and is currently serving as the Pastor of Student Ministry at Oakhill Baptist Church in Evansville, IN. He met his wife, Kayla, a native of Louisville, while attending Highview Baptist Church. They were married in May of 2015 and now have three children. Brian and Kayla long to see students come to Christ and grow by investing in them through personal discipleship in the gospel and bringing parents and students together in the home. He is driven by the gospel of Jesus Christ and guided by the Word of God.

Break-out Teacher: Brandon hembree

Pastor Brandon moved to Northern Virginia in 2009. After

serving a few years as a Youth Pastor and Interim Pastor,

God called him to plant a church. He and his wife planted

Impact Church in Fairfax County, VA in 2012. In 2020, during

a pandemic, God called Impact Church to multiply and they

sent the Hembree Family out to continue reaching the DC

Suburbs in Fredericksburg, VA.

Break-out teacher: Dr. Antonio Valdes-dapena

Antonio Valdes-Dapena was born and reared in the Philadelphia area.  He became a believer in Christ in 1974, just before he turned 20. After being a Christian for seven years, the Lord led him to study medicine.  He graduated from Temple University Medical School in 1988 and served seven years as a physician in the US Navy.  For the last 25 years, he has been a family practice doctor in Bowling Green, Virginia.  He has always enjoyed studying the Bible and sharing its insights with others.  He was married in 1978 and has four grown children and three grandchildren.

break-out teacher: adam blosser

Pastor Adam began his ministry with Goshen in July 2016. He previously served as the pastor of Drakes Branch Baptist Church. Adam is a graduate of Liberty University (B.A) in Lynchburg, VA & Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. and D.Min.) in Wake Forest, NC. He is married to his beautiful wife Ashley. They have four children, Hudson, Addie, Amos, and Calvin. Adam loves God & His Word, & desires to see the hope that is only found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ spread in Spotsylvania & to the ends of the earth.