Mike Snavely

Mike Snavely, the son of missionaries, was reared in South Africa in an area that teemed with remarkable creatures, which provided many fascinating experiences. After graduating from Oak Hills Christian College in Minnesota, he returned to South Africa to work in Kruger National Park.

In 1986, he and his wife, Carrie, went to South Africa as missionaries and served with TEAM at Durban Bible College. Mike and Carrie home-educated their three children.

In 1995, he founded Mission Imperative – a ministry of teaching creation-oriented issues through a series of seminars. Mike, an inductee into the Creation Science Hall of Fame, is the author of Creation or Evolution (curriculum) and he has produced many DVDs covering various creation-oriented issues.

They also developed two unique excursions. The “Southwest Safari” is a 10-day, flood-oriented trip to the Colorado Plateau region, while the “African Wildlife Safari” is a 16-day, creation-oriented tour to South Africa.

Workshops from Mike Snavely (may vary by event location)

THE PILLARS OF EVOLUTION

In this session we define “science”, and illustrate the scientific method of problem solving. In the light of true science, the three main concepts that the theory of evolution is based upon are examined and shown to be faith-based rather than science-based. The purpose of this session is not only to show that science does not support evolutionary theory, but also to give Christians some “tools” with which to combat the theory.

Apologetics, Bible, Biblical Worldview & Culture, Science

THE HORROR OF THE FLOOD

Could you explain where the water for a world-wide flood would have come from, & where it all went afterward?! Many Christians can’t. Understanding the flood (the purpose, causes, aftermath and evidence) is very important to an understanding of a biblically sound creation model. This session covers the basics of this event, and also includes a video & PowerPoint presentation of the “Hydroplate Theory” – a biblically accurate and scientifically feasible portrayal of the flood event.

Apologetics, Bible, Biblical Worldview & Culture, Science

AUNT LUCY?

What evidence is there that humans evolved from ape-like creatures? As it turns out, not much! In fact, the “evidence” is stunningly sparse, being limited to a few fossilized bones. However, many of these are either fakes, or greatly misinterpreted and exaggerated. This session uses humor as it exposes much of this. To conclude, we show mathematically and geographically why the apes-to-man scenario is quite impossible!

Apologetics, Bible, Biblical Worldview & Culture, Science

THE MYSTERY OF THE DINOSAURS

This session provides a biblical alternative to the standard explanation for these creatures, and answers the basic questions everyone has on the subject – What were dinosaurs? When did they live? What really happened to them? Does the Bible talk about them?, etc. This is one of our most requested sessions.

Apologetics, Bible, Biblical Worldview & Culture, Science

THE RETURN TO GENESIS

The book of Genesis comes under more attack than any other book in the Bible. Specifically, the accounts of creation, original sin, and the global flood are at the forefront. It’s understandable that secularists would criticize it because it stands squarely in the path of their evolutionary views. However, much more troubling is the question of why so many Christians dilute the Bible here!

Apologetics, Bible, Biblical Worldview & Culture, Science

LOST SECRETS OF THE ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS

With fascinating illustrations, this session contrasts the evolution model with the creation model from a historic standpoint through a look at what many ancient cultures were able to accomplish. These accomplishments baffle us even today! How did ancient man do these things? This session contrasts some of these civilizations to our own and has a personal application.

Apologetics, Bible, Biblical Worldview & Culture, Science

THE STRICKEN EARTH

The earth is wearing out just like the Bible said it would. The earth is undergoing changes that can be seen everywhere. Why do volcanoes erupt? Why are there earthquakes? Why do rocks fall from the sky? What are comets? Why are there unique weather patterns? Is the earth warming? If so, why? Why are all continents shifting toward the Pacific? What produces El Niños? What does the mid-Atlantic Ridge have to do with the west Pacific? Etc. The answers are all related, & might surprise you!

Apologetics, Bible, Biblical Worldview & Culture, Science

GRAND CANYON: The Puzzle on the Plateau

This is one of the most breathtaking and perplexing sites in the world. Standard geological explanations for its formation are wrong, and most creationists have overlooked some major pieces of the puzzle. Amazingly, what carved the canyon also explains most of the fascinating geological features in the entire area (e.g. Monument Valley, The Petrified Forest, Canyonlands & Arches, Canyon de Chelley, etc.). Furthermore, they all formed very quickly! What happened?!

Apologetics, Bible, Biblical Worldview & Culture, Science

SPIDERS!

While most people’s negative reaction to spiders is understandable, those willing to suspend their disgust long enough for a closer look will discover a hidden world of incredible design! Not only do spiders benefit us by consuming massive quantities of insect pests, they do so using ingenious tactics. Some hunt and pounce, others build traps and wait. Many are cleverly disguised or camouflaged. They can spin up to six different kinds of silk for various purposes, each a marvel of engineering!

Apologetics, Bible, Biblical Worldview & Culture, Science

THE SERPENT!

The fear of snakes is understandable. Right at the outset of history, the Bible records an astounding verbal exchange between the serpent and the second human God made. Immediately following the results of this exchange, everything fell apart! Mankind, the serpent, and even nature itself were all placed under a curse! How is it that these creatures can now survive, find food, find a mate…and even move! Even though there is a specific curse placed on this creature, they still display amazing design, and some features will astound you!

Apologetics, Bible, Biblical Worldview & Culture, Science

THAT”S IMPOSSIBLE!

The presence of instinct in animals provides some of the best evidence for original design in nature. All creatures have it, and the wide array of abilities is staggering! However, it doesn’t stop there. From instinct we move on to symbiotic relationships, particularly “mutualism”, which is nothing short of impossible from a naturalistic perspective. Spiritual blindness is the only answer to this dilemma that many otherwise reasonable people are caught in. However, even Christians can sometimes fall prey to compromises…

Apologetics, Bible, Biblical Worldview & Culture, Science

GOD’S WAY, OR MAN’S WAY?

The Bible itself is full of examples of people who chose error in spite of what God specifically instructed – and paid the consequences. Darwinian evolution (and its presuppositions) is one of those errors that has gripped much of the world today. One of those presuppositions is the billions of years associated with the theory. Many Christians even get caught up in this belief. Is there any merit to it? A basic series of questions to ask about any belief is: Why do you believe it? What is it based on? What does it promise/guarantee you? God’s ways are not always easy, but we know the blessings and the results.

Apologetics, Bible, Biblical Worldview & Culture, Science