Lifespring Church Spring Conference: Saturday, April 21, 2018


God and The Christian Mind: The Biblical way to think, discern and walk in this present world


II Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,  that the man of God[a] may be complete, equipped for every good work.


Location:  Lifespring Church, 30 Hallett Ave, Crosby, MN (

Date:  Saturday, April 21, 2018 (1:00-9:00 p.m.)

Who:  Parent, Students, adults and young people of all ages  

Cost: It’s Free!  (Free-will donation basket will be available to onset the cost of the meal)

Do I need to register, therefore? Yes. Please, please register at (search: God and the Christian mind)

Why this Conference?  How do we walk the wise path of life living in our increasingly secular and pagan culture;  with all kinds of subtle, siren voices leading us down the path of destruction. God has give us his revealed Word, which is sufficient to make us wise for salvation and all of life (Proverbs 3:16-17, II Timothy 3:15) What must we believe, and how does Scripture lead and guide us to think, live and discern?  

Speakers:  Paul Helseth and Ardel Caneday are seasoned professors and churchmen who are also long-time friends and colleagues in Bible and theology Department at Northwestern University–Roseville.  Both have  taught a generation of college students in the Sufficiency of Scripture to address all the needs and dilemmas of the current culture. Many former students will testify to How God used their classes and their counsel to help set them on a God-ward trajectory for life.

Dr. Paul K Helseth is professor of Christian thought at Northwestern and a member of Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church (PCA)

Dr Ardel B. Caneday is professor of New Testament and Greek at Northwestern and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.    

We believe that all, young and old, will benefit from both the teaching, worship and good fellowship among Gods people.

*We  would encourage you to view this as an opportunity to intentionally invite young students

1:30—Welcome  and singing

1:45—Session 1:  The Doctrine of Creation and the Christian Mind


3:00—Session 2: The Myth of Neutrality and a Sacramental View of the Universe

4:00–Session 3 :  Scripture: How God Makes Himself Known

(with Q/A following)



7:00—Application: How to Rightly Discern: Human Sexuality in an Age of Calculated Confusion

8:00—Application: How to Rightly Discern the New Social Justice  Movement

(with Q/A following)



Proverbs 2:1-12a My son, if you receive my words  and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints. Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path; for wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; discretion will watch over you, understanding will guard you, delivering you from the way of evil.