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PCA General Assembly
June 25 - June 28
Join Harvest USA staff at the
2019 Annual PCA – General Assembly!
June 25th – 29th
Tim Geiger and Ellen Dykas, will be hosting a booth and presenting three workshops.
Come hear them speak on these pertinent topics in our culture right now!
A Biblical View of Sex, Sexuality, and Gender
God created his image-bearers as sexual and gendered beings. His divine design is infinitely good and wise. However, recent generations have begun to reinterpret that design from an anthropocentric perspective. Sex, sexuality, and gender are now retooled to serve the creature, rather than the Creator. How can God’s people communicate God’s timeless design and its inherent goodness to their own, and future generations? This session, based on 1 Corinthians 6-7, will present God’s design, and address that question.
The Effect of Pornography on the Church, and How to Help Those Who Struggle With It
Pornography is a modern epidemic not only in the wider in the culture, but among Christians, as well. Christians who use pornography can develop unbiblical and self-destructive ways of relating to others. They often withdraw from the kinds of active involvement in family, marriage, and Church life. In this seminar we will explain how leaders can take initial steps to help those who struggle with pornography use in the Church, as well as how to help their family members.
Women, Sexuality and the Church: Gospel Sight for Our Blind Spots
The Church has a long way to go in dealing with the fallout of the Sexual Revolution and the emergence of the internet. While there has been growth in addressing the sin that men are struggling with, there remain huge blind spots regarding the sexual struggles that women have and how wives of men who struggle can be best helped. This session addresses what sexual brokenness looks like in women’s lives and how local churches can engage gracious, redemptive ministry to them.
Tim Geiger is President of Harvest USA. Tim came to Harvest USA himself in 1997 as a Christian who had been struggling with secret same-sex attraction for 20 years. Tim became a volunteer and then came on staff in 2003. Originally serving as part of the Men’s Ministry Staff, he planted the Pittsburgh office for the organization in 2007, and served as Executive Director of the organization prior to serving as President.
Tim is a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary, Glenside, PA. Tim lives with his wife and family outside Philadelphia.
Ellen Mary Dykas joined the staff of Harvest USA in 2007 as Women’s Ministry Coordinator. Before that, she served as a missionary and member of the missions’ staff at her church in St. Louis. She grew up in the Midwest and still enjoys visits to the heartland!
Ellen received her MA in Biblical and Theological studies at Covenant Theological Seminary, Creve Coeur, MO. She also received a Graduate Certificate in Biblical Counseling from the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF), Glenside, PA. She delights to teach God’s word and come alongside women in their spiritual journey.