My wife and I moved to Vincennes, IN in 2008. We moved here so that I could attend seminary at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. We looked for work in the area and my wife, DanaLea, found it at Vincennes University. Moving to Indiana was quite a leap for us. I had never lived in any other state than South Dakota and never more than a couple hours from my hometown.
When DanaLea was preparing for her interview, we needed something and I volunteered to get it. I was praying on my way to Walmart, on the corner of Washington and St. Clair to be exact, I asked God if He could use me here. I was mostly asking to get some sense of affirmation from God about moving from home. At that moment I was filled with an overwhelming sense of affirmation, enough to bring me to tears. It was like God screaming in my ear “YES!” and giving me a big bear hug.
I’ve been a part of several ministries in my time in Vincennes. I’ve led Sunday school classes and taught 5th and 6th graders in Vacation Bible School. I was a minister for Campus Ministries at Vincennes University. And preached at several churches. I was also privileged to participate in a church plant and serve as an elder there for a time.
And now there is Vincennes Apologetics. I chose that name because I wanted to bloom where I was planted, Vincennes, and I wanted a ministry that focused on apologetics. Vincennes Apologetics exists to glorify God through the use of reason and apologetics. We are an evangelical organization, our primary goal is to persuade people to Christ through Spirit driven arguments in a grace-filled way.
Another goal is to inspire confidence for believers in Jesus Christ. The natural world is contrary to Jesus Christ and it is easy for a Christian to become bombarded with false ideas about Christianity and about the nature of reality. Though we do not believe a Christian can lose their salvation, Christians can become ineffective for the cause of Christ through the efforts of the world.
We are committed to Truth, however it’s found and even if it disputes deeply held beliefs. We are confident that Jesus is the way, the Truth, and the life. So there is no reason to fear facts, but at the same time, we will also keep in mind that some “facts” seem convincing but are devoid of substance.
I’m the only leader of this ministry at the moment. I have hope that others will join Vincennes Apologetics in a variety of capacities, as contributing writers, as public speakers, participants in outreaches, and more. If you have a passion for apologetics and are interested, drop me a line! I’d love to get to know you. I can be contacted through this website’s contact page. If you’d like to know more about me you can visit my Meet Jason Woehl page (https://vincennes315.com/2017/10/24/first-blog-post/) or just drop me a line.
For the rest of you, I hope you will still subscribe to my blog. I post once a week on a variety of topics. I’m starting a series of posts on what apologetics is and why it is important.