Bonus International Workshop with Mary Jo Sharp for NextGen22 Delegates

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Katoomba Christian Convention (KCC) is excited to welcome international apologist, Mary Jo Sharp, to the workshop facilitator line-up at NextGen 2022. Bringing her expertise on addressing the hard questions of Christianity, NextGen delegates will benefit from this bonus international workshop from Mary Jo, alongside 10 others, to help equip them to teach and share the Bible. 
A former atheist who came to faith, Mary Jo Sharp has experienced two worlds of American culture: the post-Christian culture of the Pacific Northwest and the evangelical culture of the Bible Belt. She first encountered apologetics in her own spiritual search while seeking answers. Mary Jo is now an assistant professor of apologetics at Houston Baptist University and the founder and director of Confident Christianity Apologetics Ministry which focuses on addressing the hard questions of Christianity with love and logic through research, writing, training, and debate.  

The author of several studies including ‘Why Do You Believe That’, she recently released her book, ‘Why I Still Believe’. A clear communicator with a heart for people, Mary Jo finds great joy in sharing the deep truths of her Lord and Savior. Mary Jo lives with her husband and family in Portland, Oregon.  

At NextGen 2022, Mary Jo will be facilitating a workshop titled “Creating a Safe Space for Sharing Doubts from Youth and Kids”. 

We look forward to welcoming Mary Jo Sharp to NextGen. You can get a taste of her teaching from her KCC Conversations Interview earlier this year, “Why Keep Believing in God When You Feel Like Walking Away?” on Facebook or on the KCC One App. 


Photo: Mary Jo Sharp speaking at KCC’s Onward event in 2019

The complete list of NextGen 2022 Workshops
NextGen 2022 will feature 11 brand-new world-class workshops to complement and bring real-life application to the core materials. For the first time at NextGen, your ticket will include access to all 11 workshops, so you’re not just limited to sticking with two. The full list of NextGen workshops includes: 

  • Engaging all Learners to Engage with God: Including Kids and Teens with Disability with Louise Gosbell   
  • Reaching Gen Z with Shelley Ligtermoet   
  • Foundations of Youth Ministry with Mike Dicker   
  • From the Bible to a Kids’ Talk with QuizWorx   
  • Spiritual Formation of a Leader with Graham Stanton   
  • Intergenerational Ministry with Stuart Crawshaw  
  • Foundations of Children’s Ministry with Tim Beilharz 
  • Mental Health 101 with Trinette Stanley   
  • Connecting Teenagers with George Statheos  
  • Action: The Practical Side of the Gospel in the Community with Matt Gelding 
  • Creating a Safe Space for Sharing Doubts from Youth and Kids with Mary Jo Sharp 

For more information on each facilitator and workshop, visit  

Register Now and Get Equipped in the New Year
Hosted by Katoomba Christian Convention, NextGen exists to train individuals who want the tools to know and share the Bible well with others. For $85 ($17 per day!), you’ll get all the NextGen material including all-new Bible talks and brand-new workshops, as well as resources to help with your training. Kickstart 2022 with your ministry team and commit to getting trained up together. For a limited time only, you can also choose to receive a free tote bag or water bottle with your registration! Register now at

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