Dean’s Report, March 2019

Enthusiasm and learning remain high for the Outlier Spring classes as we are now midway through the semester. Over 125 have registered for the 4 Sunday Morning and 1 online (Thursday evening) classes, with over 100 regularly attending.  If you haven’t yet been to one our dynamic classes, please stop by as a guest at 9:00 am on Sunday morning to check them out.  Then plan to register for the Fall semester which will begin in September.
Here are some highlights from this past month.

Current Class – The Absurdity of Life Without God

I sat in on Ron Lint’s apologetics class and was thrilled to see our High School students engaging in a mock evangelistic encounter (teacher Ron).  The students were well prepared and articulate.

Outreach Event — Outlier U at the University of Colorado

On “Darwin Day,” celebrated at universities around the world on February 12,  I was able to plant Outlier University at UCCS.  As an outside advisor to a new student led club “Students in Apologetics,” I posed as “Albert Winestein” to kickoff the Club’s inauguration in the atrium of Columbine Hall. We drew students and faculty members into a conversation about, “What Darwin Didn’t Know,” and then followed up with a presentation on the subject on Feb 21 in the UCCS Library.

Outreach Event at the Monument Library

Gale Orr, challenged by the the appearance of the Drag Queen at the Children’s Storybook hour at the Colorado Springs Library, and using materials learned in our OU class last semester, developed her own character — Aunt Gigi — to tell the story of “The Awe and Wonder of God’s Creation” at the Public Library in Monument. Aunt Gigi will be appearing again at the Monument Library on March 16, and then at our Road’s NextGen Children’s Ministry on March 24.

The Road’s New Broadcast Arts Room

What in the world is this?
Next time you see this room (downstairs in our NextGen wing) it will have been transformed.  OU teacher Robert Moore is building it out to be a studio like the one he uses at home to teach his online Church History class.  With the “green wall” background and some good video equipment, we will be able to internet broadcast talks, classes, interviews, etc.  Projection onto the background will allow us to simulate appearing to be anywhere in the world.  There will be many creative projects coming out of the BA Room.

 

Outlier University is devoted to developing whole-hearted disciples of Jesus Christ with an informed, innovative and robust faith: to become Worshipper-Warriors.  If you haven’t yet been involved, please check-out one of our classes, or get involved in one of our outreach events. You can contact me at The Road@Chapel Hills.

 

Stuart Orr
Dean, Outlier University
949-412-7563