2018 Women in Apologetics Conference

Within the Church there are passionate women of God who serve, worship, and love God with all their hearts. Yet, many Christian women neglect loving God with their minds. God desires for us to love Him with our whole being and experience a deeper relationship with Him. This is why you should join Women in Apologetics as we hold our inaugural apologetics conference–in partnership with Biola University’s Apologetics Department, Intelligent Faith, and Mama Bear Apologetics. We will wrestle with the tough questions and help equip you to minister to doubting skeptics and struggling Christians. Think apologetics is just for men? Think again! It’s time for women to join the conversation.


Conference Registration 

Please click here for registration!

Registration for “WIA Kids” (3rd-6th Grade)

Under the excellent leadership of Elizabeth Urbanowicz, Samantha Hawley, and students from Biola’s Education Department, we are proud to offer a special apologetics training day for kids on Saturday, January 20th! Kids in grades 3-6 will engage in a variety of activities that will help them think through what Truth is, how they can learn Truth, and how Truth applies to their lives. During the training students will explore questions such as:

— What is Truth?

— Is knowing the truth important?

— What does God’s Word teach us about Truth and lies?How can I figure out what is true?

— Is the Truth true for everyone?

A boxed lunch will be provided if requested, but please note that fruit snacks, Goldfish crackers, and apple juice will be provided mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Please bring separate snacks for your child if they have any allergies to the snacks provided, thank you!

We have limited space, so make sure to register your child (or children) today!

If you have questions about WIA Kids, please direct them to elizabeth.r.urbanowicz@gmail.com. Thank you!

Worship and Special Music

Alisa Childers

What is often missing from apologetics conferences? Worship! While we are loving God with our minds, we should not neglect to worship God with our hearts. This is why we are excited to have the talented Alisa Childers (formerly of ZOEgirl) lead us in worship at the conference!




Aryn Michelle
“The Realest Thing”


We are excited to announce that Aryn Michelle will be performing a few songs from her new concept album, “The Realest Thing,” at the conference. She has done an amazing job of incorporating apologetics into her music and you will not want to miss it!





FRI , JAN 19

PM Schedule

5:30 │ Doors Open

7-7:50 │ Welcome & Worship

7:50-8:35 │ Keynote 1

8:50-9:35 │ Keynote 2

9:35-9:45 │ Closing Prayer


AM Schedule

7:30 │ Doors Open

8:30-9:10 │ Welcome & Worship

9:10-9:55 │ Keynote 3

10:10-11 │ Breakout Classes

11:15-12 │ Breakout Classes

PM Schedule

12-1:15 │ Buffet Lunch

1:15-1:35 │ Aryn Michelle “The Realest Thing” musical offering

1:35-2:20 │ Keynote 4

2:35-3:20 │ Breakout Classes

3:35-4:15 │ Discussion Panel

4:15-5 │ Closing Worship & Prayer


Q: Will there be childcare?

A: Unfortunately we are unable to provide childcare at this conference. However, we invite you to register any child between the 3rd-6th grades for WIA Kids, our apologetics training for children. It is being held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Biola University. Registration for WIA Kids will be open soon!

Q: Will there be a mother’s room?

A: Yes, we will have a mother’s room where you can nurse or care for your little one. We will also be live streaming the keynote speakers directly onto the TVs in the room, so you won’t miss a thing!

Q: Will snacks be provided?

A: Yes, we will provide refreshments and light snacks on Saturday in the mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

Q: Can men attend?

A: Absolutely, we encourage everyone to attend!

Q: I want to bring my child to the conference and not WIA Kids, which ticket do I purchase?

A: Please select the “student” ticket for children and teens.

Q: I’m a student but don’t go to Biola University, can I select the “student” ticket?

A: Yes, the student ticket applies to all active students, regardless of school. It also applies to children and teens.

Keynote Speakers 

Breakout Speakers 

Abigail Carreon

Alisa Childers

Scarlett Clay

Jean E. Jones

Julie Loos

Angie Paris Nwankudu

Jane Pantig

Lisa Quintana

Laurie Stewart

Jade Turner

Marilyn Joy Tyner

Dianna Williams


Rachel Shockey from WIA

Jade Turner from WIA

Laurie Stewart from Intelligent Faith

Hillary Morgan Ferrer from Mama Bear Apologetics

Local Accommodations 

Click here for local accommodations near the conference at Biola University.

Volunteer at the Conference 

We cannot accomplish God’s work alone thus we are grateful for helping hands and hearts. We need volunteers to help before, during, and after the conference! If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out the volunteer sign-up form.

Vendor Information

Are you interested in being a vendor at the WIA Conference? We are selling one table for $25 and two for $45. Please contact office@womeninapologetics.com to secure a table and to learn more.