Welcome to SHARE IT, where we help provide you with resources to first learn, and then share the biblical message of the Grand Canyon with the world!
SHARE IT stands for Speak – Help – Awaken – Restore – Equip
This page is designed to equip you to do this, and much more…
Our SHARE IT resources are designed to engage you in 3 different phases:
GET READY: The Rim – Tools to Prepare.
I’M READY: Go Beyond the Rim – Tools to Train.
LET’S GO! : Let the River Flow – Tools to Share.
There is a purpose in the deployment of our SHARE IT program and resources.
First to get each of us in the right place for whatever God wants to bring our way, whether that’s through a spiritual devotional, or physically preparing for a Grand Canyon adventure.
Second to grow in the knowledge and understanding of God and His creation, especially regarding the Grand Canyon.
Third a challenge and equipping phase to take the biblical message of the Grand Canyon to the world and share it!
PHASE 1 • GET READY
Phase 1 is a call to “Get Ready.” Let’s look at what God’s word has to say about being ready.
“but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear”
1 Peter 3:15 (NKJV)
God’s Word clearly calls us to be aware of our surroundings and ready to proclaim His wonders. A life of readiness is an act of obedience. Conversely, an unprepared life is an act of disobedience.
“Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.” Ephesians 6:14–15 (ESV)
My son, Monte, and I enjoyed serving together on a river trip. Our feet carried gear, led hikes, provided stability for others as they struggled through challenging scrambles, delivered food and water to weary rafters, and brought the good news of God’s Word. Our flip flops served us well day by day, but feet still take a bit of a beating.
Sticks, rocks, and dry desert climate add to the turmoil feet must endure to accomplish the foundational dirty work they employ. It’s important not to ignore these often unsung heroes of river life. Lotions, clippers, and the occasional rub down may seem a bit soft for a burly river runner, but feet need to be fitted with readiness. Without these modes of locomotion the body just doesn’t get done what needs doing.
Fit your feet and move out! We’ve been given a hope that is sure and certain and we’ve been called out by our Commander and Chief to always be ready. Clip, lotion, and rub down those means of migration so that they are ready at all times with eagerness and peace. Oh the places we will go, people we will meet, and miracles we will witness if we are ready for the road ahead!
“All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16–17 (ESV)
The focus of our preparation is God’s Word. Our readiness is tied to our commitment to knowing and living the truth given to us through the Scriptures.
The “Get Ready” phase is designed to prepare us for the work God has for us to do. Our yearning is to be equipped physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. We want to present to God a vessel set for action and eager to serve. Here we will bring to you an assortment of resources targeted at that objective. The material made available to you will be what many would consider “devotional” in nature. However, there will also be some very practical resources for physical preparation and preparing for a Canyon Ministries adventure above or below the rim of the canyon.
GET READY RESOURCES
VIDEOS • Streaming & Downloadable
All videos below are available on our online Vimeo and YouTube channels. When you click a link, it will take you to that video on our Vimeo page, where you can also freely download the video for personal, church, school, or study group use. Videos may not be sold or repackaged in any way. If you enjoy a video, please SHARE IT on your Facebook for others to enjoy too!
GET READY! – Inspiration to help you Get Ready for the things God wants to do in your life
TRANSFORMATION – A Video Devotional by Jon Albert
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A GRAND CANYON RIVER TRIP – A Facebook LIVE video recording of Jon and Nate
All our downloads are free for personal, church, school, or study group use. You may print or make photo copies of materials as needed. Our printable resources may not be sold or repackaged in any way.
Transformation.pdf– Supplement to TRANSFORMATION Video
Biblical Defense for a Young Earth and Global Flood.pdf– Overview Study of Key Biblical Passages
PHASE 2 • I’M READY
Launching Summer 2019
PHASE 3 • LET’S GO!
Launching Fall 2019
The Grand Canyon is often used as “Exhibit A” for the evidence supporting a global flood and a young earth. In an effort to assist you in researching and presenting information regarding the canyon or creation in general, we have accumulated several resources to provide you with some of the details of that evidence.
From the sections below, choose your area of interest:
We find many people want to present some of the information they learned on their trip with Canyon Ministries to their home church or other organization. To help in your efforts, Canyon Ministries makes available these free Grand Canyon Power Point Slides, with presentation notes for some of the slides. Note, this is not intended to be a “canned” presentation, but rather to provide the building blocks for developing your own presentation.
Answers in Genesis also has entire presentations on several subjects available as free downloads.
CREATION-BASED MINISTRIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Creation Ministries and Christian Travel
Worldwide speaking engagements, videos, and publications like Answers Magazine. They operate the first-class Creation Museum just outside Cincinnati, as well as the Ark Encounter just a few miles south of there.
A Silicon Valley, CA based creation science group
Multi-day tour throughout London, England. Guided tours throughout museums and attractions that include teaching about creation, biblical archaeology, and church history.
Connects Christian groups, families, and individuals with faith-based travel in the United States and throughout the world.
Operates creation based tours, mostly in the Pacific Northwest and the Four Corners (Grand Canyon) area.
Creates custom private Christian tours throughout the Southwest and Western United states. From family tours, large groups, or even mission trips – all with a creation science theme and teaching.
A Phoenix, AZ based creation science group
Creation Safaris operates creation based tours, mostly in the western US.
Resources and hands-on talks
A Portland, OR based creation science group
Started by Carl Kerby, who is one of today’s most dynamic lecturers on the book of Genesis and has accompanied Canyon Ministries on many river trips. Reasons for Hope presents biblical reasons for true hope to those who are lost and endlessly seeking a false hope.
Does day tours to various areas around Flagstaff and the 4-corners area.. A great option if you want to see more than just the Grand Canyon on your visit to Northern Arizona.
Lansing, MI based creation science group
Creation Research and Education
EVIDENCES FOR A YOUNG EARTH AND YOUNG CANYON
Evidences for the Flood
Fossils and the timescale
Triggering the Flood and Catastrophic Plate Tectonics
Flood, Post-Flood, and Ice Age
Creation Week building of the basement rocks
Radiometric (Radioactive) Dating
Starlight and Time
Rapid Speciation (Video)
How Did Animals Spread All Over the World from Where the Ark Landed?
“Evolution” of Finch Beaks—Again
Evolution or Adaptation?
Creation’s Hidden Potential
What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?
How Did Defense/Attack Structures Come About?