Why NOT to Skip Workshops
As the largest Christian-themed attractions in the world, Answers in Genesis’s (AiG) twin sites the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter, offer many benefits to homeschooling families. But one aspect that is easy to miss is the workshops offered at both sites. In case you’re tempted to skip these, let me share why you—and especially your children—don’t want to miss them.
It’s All About Foundations
The workshops are presented by AiG staff who are highly knowledgeable in areas from genetics, astronomy, dinosaurs, and more. But unlike most museums, the dots are connected from a biblical perspective, with biblical passages and references being given as the foundation.
Why is this so important? As believers, we have been given the command to go.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15, KJV)
If ye love me, keep my commandments. (John 14:15, KJV)
After our personal obedience and love for Jesus, nothing is more urgent than leading our children to love and obey our Lord as well, including proclaiming salvation to a lost generation. And a lost generation it is. Already Generation Z (those born between 1999 and 2015) profess to be atheists more than any previous American generation. These are our children’s peers. Their mission field is one where Jesus means little more than Charlemagne. A field where aliens are a plausible explanation for the origin of life, where there is no absolute truth, and no one really knows what happens after we die. In fact, no one really knows anything and if you say you do, you’re being judgmental. If we were training our children to win the Iditarod, we would train them to withstand the hardships, brutal elements, and exhausting conditions they must preserve through to win. Friend, taking the Gospel of Christ to a generation that denies the divine is of much greater importance. And the training cannot start too early.
This is where AiG workshops come in. The Ark is fantastic, and the Museum, state-of-the-art, but without the ability to connect the dots to how the Bible is our final authority, they become no more than just a fun attraction and vacation destination. Attending the workshops brings you to the why behind knowing Creation and the Flood are true historical events. Our Lord promised the precious treasure of Scripture would never pass away. At every opportunity, we must embrace this with all our hearts and pray and labor to see our children do the same.
Kenzi Knapp is a follower of Christ, homeschool graduate and student of history. A fourth generation Missourian she enjoys writing about daily life enrolled in Gods great course of faith and His story throughout the ages at her blog, Honey Rock Hills.