It’s a popular conference, bringing in nationally known speakers and equipping hundreds of Christians from around the world during its yearly run. And for folks in Xenos it’s not only convenient—happening at Xenos’ main campus—but is also extremely affordable, with Xenos members paying $20 or less to attend.
It’s the Xenos Summer Institute (XSI), running July 11-13. This year’s title is “The God Who is There,” which honors the 50th anniversary of Francis Schaeffer’s classic book of that title, and captures the conference’s theme of Biblical apologetics.
Xenos Equipping Director Pat Reeder says the elders picked this theme in part because of the availability of the main speakers—J. Warner Wallace and Sean McDowell, both of whom specialize in Biblical apologetics. Wallace is a former homicide detective who went from being an atheist to a committed Christian after investigating Christianity’s claims. McDowell is the son of Josh McDowell, and has taken up his father’s work of investigating and communicating a defense for the Christian faith.