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Tuition paid: check. Books purchased: check. Dorm assignment: check. So now you’re all set for college, right?

Maybe not.

How do you prepare for the challenges to your faith—both from intellectual professors and curious students—that you’re sure to face, perhaps on a daily basis? Are you ready to engage with people, many of whom will be antagonistic, in a thoughtful and respectful manner that may eventually lead them to the truth?

“Understanding Our Faith: A Symposium for College Students” may be just the preparation you need for living out your faith in the university world. The event, which will be held August 13-15 at The Coastlands, a Foursquare church in Aptos, Calif., pastored by Todd Millikan, will provide an open dialogue on the topics of navigating discussion when faith is ridiculed or stereotyped as judgmental or hypocritical; why it is OK to struggle with doubt, and how that enables us to relate with others who also struggle; how to speak intelligently about creation and evolution with those who don’t respect the biblical account; and more.

The cost is $120 and will cover food and activities for the three days. Symposium delegates will be hosted by families who are part of The Coastlands. Registration is open to students who are active members of Foursquare churches and who will be attending a college or university this fall.

The deadline for registration is July 15. For more information or to register, call 831.688.5775 or click here for more information or to register.

is a credentialed minister and freelance editor living in Sacramento, Calif.