Creation Training Initiative Course 3/1/14



Course Date

Saturday, March 1

Course Location

Creation & Earth History Museum10946 Woodside Ave N, Santee, CA 92071

Course Start Time

8:30 AM (includes breaks every hour and lunch)

Course End Time

5:30 PM

Target Audience

Teens and above (This is a great course for getting high school students trained to defend their faith)

Course Format

Classroom format (lecture, student interaction, and written exercises – these are not tests or quizzes)



This course is certified for one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for Christian school teachers



 To prepare Christians to be able to speak about and defend the biblical account of creation with confidence and be better equipped to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ (biblical discipleship). Our goal includes building an Army of Christian Educators.


The cost of the course ($45) includes the full day of training, lunch and snacks. Discounts are available for families (call to find out more: 859-250-7987). Students should make checks out to the either the sponsoring Creation & Earth History Museum or to CTI. If checks are made to the museum, then the museum can make one check payable to CTI. You can also call the Creation & Earth History Museum at (619) 599-1104 to register.


The recommended minimum class size is 20 students. The recommended maximum class size is 100 students.

Course Outline

Chapter 1: The Bible and Time

·         The 7C’s of history

·         Genesis and time (Creation)

§  The perfect creation

§  Genesis 1-11 and time

·         Establishing a biblical worldview

§  Matthew 22:37

§  2 Timothy 3:16-17

§  Challenges and Warnings

·         The days of creation – Interpreting the days of creation using Scripture

§  Hermeneutics – establishing the ground rules

§  The Bible and “day”

·         The issue of sin, death, and time (Corruption)

§  Literal interpretation versus a non-literal interpretation

§  Genesis 1:31 and very good

·         Handling objections

§  2 Peter 3:8

§  Plant death before the Fall

§  The gap theory

§  Genesis 2:4

§  Genesis is not real history

·         Did God use evolution?


Chapter 2: The Flood and the Tower of Babel

·         The Genesis Flood (Catastrophe)

§  Why did God destroy the earth?

§  The Flood and hermeneutics

§  The Flood and critical thinking

§  The Flood and the New Testament

§  The Flood and geology

§  The Flood and the fossil record

·         The Tower of Babel and race

§  The origin of languages

§  Why we look different and the issue of “race”


Chapter 3: Biblical Apologetics

·      What is apologetics?

·      Why study and practice apologetics?

·      Three critical thinking questions

·      A question about fossils

·      Who did Cain marry?

·      How can the first three days be literal days without the sun?

·      Is the big bang compatible with the Bible?

·      Why does God allow death and suffering?

·      The Gospel and apologetics

·      Class exercise

Chapter 4: Four Pillars of Evolution

·         Cosmological evolution (the origin of the universe)

·         Chemical evolution (the origin of life)

·         Biological evolution (Darwinian evolution)

§  Mutations and information

§  Natural selection – how does it work?

·         Methods used to date rocks and fossils

§  Understanding assumptions

§  Conflicts in dating

Chapter 5: Application – Answering Challenges

Answering 10 challenges




You can find a promo located on the CTI web site (



Creation Training Initiative

Building an Army of Christian Educators


The mission of Creation Training Initiative is to train-up Christians worldwide to be effective teachers and speakers on the subject of biblical creation and apologetics, so that, they can, in turn, equip the next generation with the knowledge and skills to defend their faith against the teachings of evolution and compromise.

And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

2 Timothy 2:2


Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it

Proverbs 22:6

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