Midwest Creation Fellowship

Creation-and Worldview-Oriented Events

More events outside the Chicago area? See bottom of this page for links!


The Starting Point - click for website and webcast

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
7:30 p.m. and again 9:30 p.m. CST

Live webcast: Age of the Earth

with Jay Seegert
of The Starting Point Project

Free webinar! They're asking for questions to be submitted, via the website. Submit a question and you might win a free DVD! Just go to their website and the broadcast will be on the front page. You do not need special software. They also plan for a live broadcast on Facebook: details to follow. Until the next webcast, the previous one will be available on this page. Older webcasts will be available in the archives.

Jay Seegert is the founder of The Starting Point ministry. He is a former president of the Creation Science Society of Milwaukee, and retired from his engineering career several years ago to devote full-time to creation ministry.

Sponsored by The Starting Point Project

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Friday, September 22 - Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Creation Evidence Expo - Indianapolis

with Dr. Willy Dye, Dr. Jerry Bergman, Nancy Fitzgerald, Bruce Malone, David Rives, Dr. Phil Stringer

Starting with a banquet Friday night, and continuing through Wednesday, here's an opportunity to hear a variety of speakers on creation topics. More info on their web.

Crossroads Bible College
601 N. Shortridge Rd.
Indianapolis, IN

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Saturday, September 23, 2017
9 a.m. -- 4 p.m.

Creation Truth Conference

with Dr. Steven Austin, Dr. John Sanford, Pastor David Lovi

MCF is partnering with Creation Summit and Quad Cities Creation Science Association in sponsoring a major conference on the campus of Trinity International University! The presentations deal with genetics, geology, and theology concerning the "young" age of the earth, plus an introduction to apologetic logic. Please register by September 22nd. On that date the price goes up (but not the $2.00 price for full-time students and attendees under age 12.) Special gift for students! More info

A.T. Olson Chapel, on the campus of
Trinity International University
2065 Half Day Rd.
Deerfield, IL

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Is Genesis History? - Trailer from Compass Cinema on Vimeo.

September 23, 2017
6:30 p.m.

Movie Is Genesis History? -- FREE PUBLIC SHOWING!

with Dr. Steven Austin, Thomas Purifoy

From IsGenesisHistory.com:

Is Genesis History? features over a dozen scientists and scholars explaining how the world intersects with the history recorded in Genesis. From rock layers to fossils, from lions to stars, from the Bible to artifacts, this fascinating film will change the way you see the world.

The film’s goal is to provide a reasonable case for Creation in six normal days, a real Adam and Eve, an actual fall, a global flood, and a tower of Babel. Dr. Del Tackett, creator of “The Truth Project,” serves as your guide—hiking through canyons, climbing up mountains, and diving below the sea—in an exploration of two competing views … one compelling truth.

The director has arranged for a free showing for students and the public, on the evening of the Creation Truth Conference! Director Thomas Purifoy and Dr. Steven Austin (who was featured in the movie) will also be on-hand to answer questions afterwards.

A.T. Olson Chapel, on the campus of
Trinity International University
2065 Half Day Rd.
Deerfield, IL

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 Dr. Steve Austin - click for bio
Dr. Steve Austin

Sunday, September 24, 2017
9:30 a.m.

A Geologist Examines the Wonders of the Day of the Cross

with Dr. Steve Austin

Dr. Austin is probably the best-known creationist geologist in the world, having been actively doing field research for over 35 years! His research has taken him to the Grand Canyon, Mt. St. Helens, and various continents. This is a rare chance to hear him in the Chicago area!

So, what does a geologist have to say about the day of Jesus' crucifixion? Do you remember hearing about the earthquake that was recorded on the day Jesus died (and another on Resurrection Sunday)? Earthquakes leave records in the rocks! Secular writers also often record the dates of major earthquakes, too, so that implies we may now be able to date Jesus' death! Or, can we? Come and hear!

Grace Gospel Fellowship
4 North 220 Route 83
Bensenville, IL

Sponsored by Grace Gospel Fellowship

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Dr. John Sanford - click for bio
Dr. John Sanford

Sunday, September 24, 2017
10:00 a.m.

Defending Adam and Eve

with Dr. John Sanford

Dr. Sanford is a geneticist, having researched and taught at Cornell University for 37 years, where he is still an adjunct professor. He and his team invented the "gene gun," used world-wide to insert genetic material from one species into another, among other accomplishments. While researching how evolution would progress in a population of bacteria, his faith in atheism was thereby destroyed! He later became a Christian, and now speaks on how genetics supports not only creation, but a recent creation!

Bio on Cornell University web
Bio on Creation Ministries International web

How far back in time, how many generations back, could Adam and Eve have lived? Six thousand years? A hundred thousand? Could our genetics go back 450+ million years, back to the purported "first life on earth"? Dr. Sanford says that, at the rate at which genetic mutations occur, you do not have ancestry back to primates, let alone bacteria! But don't mutations cause upward evolution? Come hear the evidence for Biblical creation!

CrossView Church
750 Highview Drive
Antioch IL 60002

Sponsored by CrossView Church

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 Dr. Steve Austin - click for bio
Dr. Steve Austin

Sunday, September 24, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Searching for Signs of Biblical Earthquakes

with Dr. Steve Austin

Dr. Austin is probably the best-known creationist geologist in the world, having been activly doing field research for over 35 years! His research has taken him to the Grand Canyon, Mt. St. Helens, and various continents. This is a rare chance to hear him in the Chicago area!

Biblical earthquakes are in the news lately. How do geologists recognize an earthquake in the earth's sediments, millennia after it happened? How can anyone find the date of an earthquake? If the date of an ancient earthquake can be determined, can some Biblical events be dated?

Church of Christian Liberty
502 W. Euclid Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(Parking is on the east side of Walnut Ave.
Please do NOT use the Olympic Park parking lot, off Ridge Street, on west side of the building.)

Sponsored by Church of Christian Liberty

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 Dr. Steve Austin - click for bio
Dr. Steve Austin
 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:30 p.m.

Sedimentary Geology and Catastrophic Processes

with Dr. Steve Austin

Dr. Austin is probably the best-known creationist geologist in the world, having been activly doing field research for over 35 years! His research has taken him to the Grand Canyon, Mt. St. Helens, and various continents. This is a rare chance to hear him in the Chicago area!

Grace Bible Church
2643 S 117th St.
West Allis, WI  53227

Sponsored by Creation Science Society of Milwaukee

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David Rives - click for bio
David Rives

October 2-3, 2017

Wonders Without Number

with David Rives of David Rives Ministries

We will look at the complexity of the human body, design within mathematics, Earth’s position in the solar system, the wonders of the human body, and wonders throughout the Cosmos.

David's ministries include a 24/7 TV channel, available online, running creation-oriented videos that demonstrate that "In the beginning, God created...". It is available free online. He is also the host of the TBN program Creation in the 21st Century, aired LIVE on Friday evenings.

Monday, October 2  (MCF North):
St. Mark Education Center
1840 E. Grand Ave.
Lindenhurst, IL


6:00 p.m.: Doors open
6:45 p.m.: Refreshments
7:00 p.m.: Presentation
8:00 p.m.: Q&A   
[PDF flyer] [Bulletin insert]

Tuesday, October 3  (MCF West):
DVC Ministry Center
25W560 Geneva Road
Carol Stream, IL

6:45 p.m.: Refreshments
7:00 p.m.: Presentation
8:00 p.m.: Q&A

For more information, call 847‑356‑1433,
or email mcfnorth@midwestcreationfellowship.org.

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Image and link to Chicago Field Museum
Entrance to the Chicago Field Museum

Anytime! Take an MCF printable guide to the Chicago Field Museum's  Evolving Planet Exhibit

Take your family or group to the Field for the "Evolving Planet" exhibit! You can go anytime by yourselves, or go alone and have a follow-up meeting with an MCF speaker, to debrief your group. Click the link for more info, including 2 downloadable booklets to help you think about the exhibits from a scientific/creationist perspective. Answers in Genesis also has a good article on the Evolving Planet exhibit. We have 2 download guides that you can take with you:

1: Critical Thinking GuideTrifold brochure in high resolution: 2MB, so it prints nicely, but downloads slowly, OR try the 247KB version, which downloads faster but doesn't print as nicely.

2. Evolution: Fact or Fiction by Jim Orme. 34 pages 8-1/2" x 11": 1.4MB   Back to top


Click for online search for creation events
CreationEvents.org website coming creationist events

Online List of Creation Events around the USA

Interactive online map of creation EVENTS. This differs from the next item, which covers tours and museums. This is associated with the Creation Today website, run by Eric Hovind. MCF's meetings, and other groups' meetings, will normally be listed on CreationEvents.org.   Back to top


Click for website to find creation museums and tours
VisitCreation.org tracks creation-oriented museums, etc.

Creationist Museums and Tours

Interactive online map of creation museums, tours, and more.

If you're looking for places to take your kids to learn about the evidence that the Bible tells the truth about creation, this interactive map can show you dozens of known sites around the USA! The page is on the web site of Creation Today, headed by Eric Hovind. If you live in Illinois - we don't have much yet! If you know of exhibits that should be listed, please contact Creation Today! If you're headed out on vacation, this might influence your choice of route!   Back to top