Xenos conference offers multiple focal points for outreach

The gathering will be in Columbus.

More than 2,000 years ago, Jesus saw Simon and Andrew fishing in the Sea of Galilee. He called out to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” The English standard version of the Bible continues, “immediately they left their nets and followed him.” The brothers abandoned their familiar life to become his first two disciples.

Christ followers in the Miami Valley can learn how to leave their comfortable routine and cast a wider net for bigger fish at the 19th Xenos Summer Institute, July 9-11 in Columbus.

“Best-selling authors Lee Strobel and Mark Middleberg will headline a series of top authorities on the subject of sharing our faith,” said Xenos Christian Fellowship lead pastor Dennis McCallum. “Christians can regain the sense of adventure through these inspiring talks.”

Last year more than 3,300 people attended the Xenos Summer Institute.

To make this conference even more cost-efficient, each year Xenos families have opened up their homes to out-of-town guests attending the event. This free lodging is a great way to enhance your Summer Institute experience through enjoyable Christian fellowship. Deadline for the Home Stay Program is June 27. For other lodging options, visit www.xenos.org/xsi/lodging.

The history of Xenos Christian Fellowship is fairly remarkable. In the early 1970s, a small group of Ohio State University students began meeting in a campus rooming house. That small Bible study group eventually grew to 150 home study groups and a 5,000-member church. It is nontraditional and nondenominational church with mainstream biblical doctrines.

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