Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. -Colossians 3:16
Similar to the worldwide phenomenon known as TED Talks, Christ Talks is a live event consisting of eight-minute speeches by believers from different backgrounds to explore a greater vision and understanding of who our Lord Jesus Christ is right now.
Christ Talks helps Christians gain fresh insights on God’s Son from one another through a variety of lenses—historical, denominational, generational, ethnic and cultural, occupational, and educational—in order to catch a larger vision of who the supreme Christ is right now.
Christ Talks include audience interaction with the presenters, discussion, and times to respond through worship and prayer.
Below are speeches from two Christ Talks events—Youngstown, OH and State College, PA. Your city could be next! Read the facilitator’s guide to learn more about hosting your own Christ Talks!
Recent Christ Talks
Chris Heinz realized that for more than 30 years, he treated Jesus more as a dead person still on the cross than a living person who is not. But "you can't hide your walk with Christ from Christ," he says. This Christ Talk was filmed in State College, PA, on April 23, 2016.
Steve Lutz: "In the crucible of chronic illness, I have gotten to know Christ in a deeper way, and experienced a special kind of fellowship with him."
Jo Ann Foley-DeFiore: "When King Jesus came to reign in my life, I swept all my New Age idols off the table, because he is King."
Chris Grella: "I thought I wasn't supposed to be there, on the cancer floor, but I experienced the love of Christ."
Rusty Wills: "The church is shallow because we don’t understand the nature of God revealed through Jesus."
Yuhui Zhou: "When the doctor told me I had leukemia, I was surprisingly calm because of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace."
Kendra Gettig: "I spend my days with people who are forgotten, but Jesus wants to have a relationship with them."
Mike Alles: "I wanted more and more of Jesus, and Christ taught me how to walk in the steadfast of his love."
Session 1 Q&A: Audience questions for Steve Lutz, Laura Booz, and Jo Ann Foley-Defiore (State College, PA)
Session 2 Q&A: Audience questions for Lynn Hensel, Chris Heinz, and Chizuruoke Anderson (State College, PA)
Session 3 Q&A: Audience questions for Mike Alles, Yuhui (Millie) Zhou, Kendra Gettig, and Chris Grella (State College, PA)