Seeing the need for high quality training in apologetics, philosophy, evangelism, and biblical studies that is both accessible and affordable for any size church or any type of audience, SES launched the T.E.A.M. ministry in 2008. Short for Truth, Evangelism, and Apologetics Mission, T.E.A.M. is the missions/outreach arm of SES. It consists of SES students, alumni, and faculty who are both trained and willing to go wherever invited to help others think well about reality and the truthfulness of Christianity.
The purpose of T.E.A.M. is twofold:
As a ministry of SES, T.E.A.M. speakers are required to meet high standards in order to ensure that you will receive top-notch and accurate training. Click HERE to see what others are saying about the ministry of T.E.A.M.
SES has one of the finest Evangelical academic programs in the world that integrates theological and biblical studies with philosophy and apologetics. T.E.A.M. speakers are highly trained to be equipped to effectively engage the varied ideas of our culture with truth, gentleness, and respect (1 Pet. 3:15).
Since 2008, T.E.A.M. has ministered all across the US and in multiple countries (Norway, Italy, South Africa, Philippines, Brazil, Greece, China, Macedonia, Portugal) teaching in churches, Bible colleges, and missionary training organizations. We partner with local churches, high school/college ministries (ex. Ratio Christi, CRU), and organizations like Global Cross to engage the culture via conferences, street festivals, outreach events, dialogues with skeptics, and TV appearances just to name a few. VIEW sample promo materials from past T.E.A.M. events (note that SES and T.E.A.M. branding have changed since many of these events).
Flexibility & Availability
As a ministry of SES, T.E.A.M. events are usually conducted on very modest and flexible budgets. With the combined forces of the outstanding SES faculty and SES students and alum, T.E.A.M. is able to offer great flexibility in meeting your topical and scheduling needs no matter your location. We want to serve the universal Church for His glory. Click HERE for our suggested expenses.
We will work with you on topics, schedules, speakers, and every aspect of your event to make sure it best meets your specific needs. Below are a few ideas of how T.E.A.M. can partner with you to equip the church with sound philosophy, apologetics, and evangelism in order to more effectively engage the culture and meet the consistent mandate of Scripture to proclaim and defend the Faith (2 Cor. 10:5; Titus 1:9; 1 Pet. 3:15; Jude 3). Contact us today to learn how we can serve you.
While T.E.A.M. is willing and able to work with you on completely custom events that target the specific themes and topics you want to cover, we also offer a few “ready-made” events for those who may not want to start planning an event from scratch. These seminars are designed to focus on using apologetics in evangelism, equipping church leadership to be more equipped to defend the faith, and inoculating students from the inevitable challenges with which they will be faced. Please explore the events below for details.
The objective of this training is to equip believers with the tools needed to accurately communicate the Gospel in a post-Christian culture in a way that is engaging and persuasive. Attendees should leave this event with a better understanding of what the Gospel actually is, what evangelism looked like throughout the New Testament, and the importance of apologetics in evangelism and disciple-making. A variation of this event can be done that focuses on reaching those in cults and other world religions. MORE >
This training is designed to equip K-Adult Sunday School teachers, discipleship leaders, and deacons/elders with basic apologetics (to face challenges from outside the church) and basic philosophical and theological thinking (to face challenges from inside the church) in accordance with Acts 20:28-30 and Titus 1:9. After this seminar attendees should have a working knowledge of apologetics, see the importance of having a correct philosophy, and understand how to think well about a proper view of God and a proper understanding of the Scriptures. Recommended resources will be listed so leaders can continue to pursue equipping themselves. MORE >
This event is geared towards equipping high school and college students with the basics of thinking well about the truthfulness of Christianity, tactical evangelism, and responding to common atheist arguments and objections experienced on the college campus (2 Cor. 10:3-5; Col. 4:6; 1 Pet. 3:15; Jude 3). The goal of this training is that the students will see the importance of owning their faith and inoculating themselves to the inevitable faith-shaking challenges they will face. The students will be encouraged to continue the journey of going deeper in knowing why they believe what they say they believe. MORE >
One of the beauties of T.E.A.M. is that we have students, alumni, and professors who are specialized in many varied subjects. In addition, we have external students and SES alumni scattered throughout the US (and even internationally) such that we can efficiently bring high-quality apologetics training to your doorstep. Example topics include, but are not limited to:
We are committed to selecting qualified T.E.A.M. and guest speakers who convey ideas in line with the core doctrines and philosophical distinctives held by SES. Nevertheless, SES does not necessarily endorse all ideas presented by any given speaker.