In the most recent edition of EQUIPPED, we announced we would be taking applications for CAA Pilot Chapters, and held a book giveaway contest for those who applied. As the Christian Apologetics Alliance (CAA) celebrated our fourth anniversary on March 27, 2015, we are so thankful for the way the CAA Community discusses a wide variety of important apologetics topics; offers mentorship, encouragement, and support to one another as we grow together in our understanding of apologetics; provides a platform for sharing about a wide variety of apologetics resources, conferences, educational opportunities, debates, and so on; and develops friendships and collaborations within the kingdom of God.
We want to commemorate these four years of being in community online by implementing a new pilot program for in-person CAA Chapters.
CAA Chapters are communities for CAA members local to each other to meet regularly and collaborate together and with other local ministries. CAA Chapter members enjoy all the same benefits of interacting in our online environment, as well as developing relationships on an authentic, in-person level. These groups are founded in and built on prayer and dependence on God, and they are fundamentally intended to be a means by which we love our neighbors. Love of God and others is the spiritual core and founding principle of these communities; it isn’t about an apologetics junkies club.
We are now pleased to announce the new pilot chapters! Winners of the contest are posted below, as well.
Mark McGee (Director of CAA Chapters) | CAA Huntsville
Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, 35801. Meeting at Legacy Christian University, 3rd Monday
Michael Chardavoyne | Space Coast Apologetics Alliance
The Sun Shop (coffee shop) and Barnes and Noble.
Sometimes other places.
Palm Bay, Florida, 32905
Patrick Brown | CAA Buffalo, NY
Phone: (716) 697-2525
Whitehaven Road Baptist Church
1290 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island 14072
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, 14072
1st Michael Chardavoyne – Chapter receives a free Google Hangout with the legendary, esteemed Tim McGrew on the topic of their choosing, and five apologetics books of their choice from B&H Academic.
2nd Daniel Moore – Chapter Leader chooses three apologetics books of their choice from B&H Academic.
3rd Patrick Brown – Chapter Leader chooses two apologetics books of their choice from B&H Academic.
4th Mark McGee – Two books from George Yancey: There Is No God and So Many Christians, So Few Lions.
5th Maryann Spikes – One book from Joel Furches: Christ-Centered Apologetics.
Winners have also been offered enrollment in the RZIM Academy for $100 instead of $199, to provide training as they lead these chapters.
Please join us now and in the coming year in praying for our new CAA Pilot Chapters, their leadership, membership, and other participants. May God bless Mark McGee as he oversees the team of chapter leaders. May the Father’s hand be evident throughout the year as he cultivates his impact in our neighborhoods through the CAA Chapter leaders. May Christ’s love be seen in the interactions between all who are present at chapter meetings. May the Holy Spirit indwell our studies and remind us what and how we are to answer those who ask.
The CAA Admin Team