January 11, 2020
Bay Hope Church
17030 Lakeshore Road
Lutz, FL, USA
INFORMATION ABOUT REBOOT TAMPA
From the world-class RZIM team comes REBOOT // Tampa, a one-day event for students aged 12-18 to discover meaningful answers to their questions about life, faith, and God. REBOOT meets in major cities across the globe and provides a place for students with or without any faith or church background to raise their objections and investigate different perspectives on life. For the first time, REBOOT is coming to Tampa! Join us January 11, 2020.
The day is packed with interactive talks, Q&A sessions, and opportunities for smaller group discussion with the speakers. We will discuss questions on relationships, the Bible, culture, science, and more. No questions are off limits! The team is keen to help students find answers to their deepest questions and to discover truth.
Discover answers to life’s big questions.
Meet new friends.
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – CHECK-IN / DOORS OPEN
9:00 – MORNING SESSION
Noon – LUNCH
1:00 p.m. – AFTERNOON SESSION
4:00 p.m. – CLOSE
SPEAKERS AT REBOOT TAMPA
Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing is a senior vice president with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and Joint Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. She leads a team of pioneering apologist-evangelists and speaks around the world on how the Christian faith answers the deepest questions of life.
Over the last twenty years, Amy has spoken on university campuses including Oxford, Cambridge, Vienna, Hong Kong, Phoenix, and Massachusetts, in the Speakers Rooms and Chapel at the UK Parliament, on Capitol Hill, and to West Wing staff at the White House. She also speaks in banks, businesses, and consultancy firms as well as churches and conferences.
Amy gained a first-class degree in theology and a DPhil (doctorate) from the University of Oxford. She is also the co-founder of REBOOT, a youth apologetics initiative aimed at helping young people think deeply about faith, which now runs in countries all over the world. Amy is married to Frog and helps lead Latimer Minster, a church plant and community on a farm in Buckinghamshire, and they have three children.
Shawn is the Assistant Director of the Zacharias Institute and a member of the US speaking team. He began serving with Young Life shortly after becoming a Christian in his early twenties. During these years, a desire to take the gospel to unreached people groups in the world motivated Shawn and his wife, Carly, eventually taking them to Africa where they served with Africa Inland Mission from 2008-2012. They served among an unreached, animistic people group in the mountains of South Sudan, and an unreached Muslim people group on a coastal African island.
During his time in Africa, Shawn saw the need and benefit of apologetics in evangelism and discipleship. Cross-cultural mission work stirred in him a love for culture and an interest in thinking about how to respectfully engage with people from diverse cultural perspectives.
Shawn worked in campus ministry prior to joining RZIM and he is passionate about bringing the gospel to university campuses. While working as a campus minister at Portland State University, Shawn organized and led one of the first weeklong university missions in the US in partnership with RZIM and several other campus ministries. He currently heads up RZIM’s university mission weeks around the United States.
Shawn has a certificate in theological studies from Oxford University and a degree in ministry and leadership from Western Seminary. He currently lives in Alpharetta, Georgia, with his wife and their three young children.
Alycia Wood is an itinerant speaker with RZIM. She graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with a degree in criminal justice and sociology and from Marygrove College with a master in social justice. She also graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA) and spent two years as an OCCA fellow with RZIM in New England. Alycia has addressed major issues surrounding faith to diverse audiences, whether at major universities or men’s and women’s prisons.
Additionally, she has traveled to countries such as Haiti, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica, volunteering at soup kitchens and orphanages as her passions for showing Christ extends beyond her local environment.
Alycia loves engaging with the person who finds Christianity ugly or unbelievable. She fully understands that there is confusing and misleading information about Christianity and Jesus in our societies today and she always welcomes every invitation that allows her to communicate the true message of the Bible.
She loves speaking on topics such as:
- Why Should I Believe?
- Why I’m Not an Atheist
- Where Is God in Suffering?
- Why I Am a Christian
- If God Exists, Why Isn’t He More Obvious?
- How Can Christianity Help Someone Who Is Experiencing Loneliness, Grief, and Sadness?
- Atheism and the Burden of Proof
- Why Jesus?
- Is Christianity Intolerant and Outdated?
- Does God Care about My Sex Life?
- Why Am I Here?
Nathan Betts is an itinerant speaker at RZIM. He speaks frequently across the US and Canada. His focus areas include the interface of faith and culture, questions on suffering and the existence of God, digital technology and belief, and youth apologetics. His writing has been featured in The Seattle Times and Christianity Today. Nathan is passionate about exploring the ways in which the Christian faith helps us make sense of the questions of human value and meaning amidst the complexity of everyday life.
Nathan completed his undergraduate degree at Tyndale University and his MA in Bible and ministry at King’s College, University of London. He is also a graduate of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and leads RZIM’s North America youth initiative. He is an avid percussionist and a keen baseball fan. Nathan and his wife, Brittany, live near Seattle, Washington, with their young children.
Matthew Mittelberg is a fulltime OCCA fellow based in Atlanta, Georgia. He was raised in an environment of apologetics and evangelism as his father, Mark Mittelberg, writes and teaches in these areas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurial business from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. During his time there, he started and led the Defenders Apologetics Club for three years and was in a number of leadership roles including Servant Scholar and Senior Senator.
Matthew received his certificate of theological studies from Wycliffe Hall and was trained at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA). He has spoken at universities, churches, societies, and training events, and has led international mission trips in Europe and Asia.
Matthew loves competing in ultimate frisbee, eating Japanese food, and spending time with his friends. He’s passionate about helping people understand that faith in God makes sense, removing barriers to belief, and personally introducing others to Jesus.
LOU PHILLIPS (Emcee/MC)
Louis (Lou) Phillips is a full-time OCCA Fellow based in the greater New England area. He grew up outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his parents and five older siblings. Lou attended Grove City College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree double majoring in Molecular Biology and Political Science. Lou interned for the Heritage Foundation at their Center for Health Policy Studies and then became the Health Policy Legislative Correspondent for Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. While in Washington, D.C., Lou felt the call of God elsewhere in his life and joined an evangelistic outreach called Unaltered Ministries (formerly known as Silver Ring Thing). For three years, Lou traveled with this ministry all across the United States putting on concert-style events talking to teens about love, sex, and life. Through this evangelistic experience, he developed a passion for apologetics, especially in the realm of sexuality.
Lou received his Certificate of Theological Studies from Oxford University (Wycliffe Hall) and was trained at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA) where he was involved in many evangelistic events and outreaches.
Coming from a large family, Lou loves to hang out with his siblings and their spouses, as well as spend time with his ever-growing number of nieces and nephews. In his spare time, Lou likes to stay active and do anything outdoors.
KASEY LEANDER (Emcee/MC)
Kasey Leander is a Fellow with the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA). Prior to his time at OCCA, Kasey earned a degree in History and PPE (Politics, Philosophy, and Economics) from Taylor University. He has worked briefly in politics, serving as an intern in the US Senate in Washington, DC. While in Boston, he has spoken for events at universities including MIT, Harvard, Brown, Yale, Boston University, and Boston College Law.
Kasey’s lifelong passion is for truth: searching for it, recognizing it, and following where it leads. As an OCCA fellow, he speaks widely on the need for God in moral reasoning, the philosophical underpinnings of popular culture, and the historical credibility of the Christian message.
Kasey originally hails from Colorado Springs, Colorado, and harbors an unquenchable love for adventure, sunny weather, and spectacular views.
Honing skills as a spoken word artist in Tampa, Florida, TAL quickly discovered the impact of well-crafted words. A careful study of spoken word artist Propaganda and musical influences like Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and twenty one pilots revealed a deep passion to blend words with music in a way that speaks to the current generation. TAL brings a message of encouragement to youth and young adults who often depend on music as a coping mechanism for navigating a world that fails to understand them. If one must put a label on TAL’s music, “alternative hip-hop” would be the closest description.
Bay Hope Church, Lutz, Florida
17030 Lakeshore Road, Lutz, FL, 33558 USA