The Capturing Christianity ‘Btw, God Exists Conference’ is an interactive apologetics event happening in Houston, TX. This 2-day conference gives attendees the opportunity to see a live debate between a Christian philosopher and an atheist, hear cutting-edge presentations from Christian thinkers on the evidence for God’s existence, and be part of the discussion through various Q&A sessions and panels. Oh, and btw, we’re having delicious Texas-style BBQ catered on Saturday.
- General Admission: Includes conference admission (Friday & Saturday) and lunch on Saturday
- All Access: The All-Access Pass is available to Capturing Christianity Patrons only and includes: Thursday night invite-only mixer with conference guest speakers, conference front row seating Friday & Saturday, and Saturday lunch
- Dr. Luke Barnes
- Dr. Liz Jackson
- Dr. Braxton Hunter
- Alex O’Connor
- Trent Horn
- Dr. Sy Garte
- Dr. Josh Rasmussen
- Lee Strobel
We are still finalizing the conference schedule, please check back at a later date.
Wanna’ stay in Houston for the conference? Stay in one of the Capturing Christianity blocked rooms while you stay in Clutch City! Single rooms and double rooms (just in case you want to split a room with a buddy who will also be attending) are available. Both hotels also serve breakfast each morning so you can start your morning off right before you head to the conference! Both locations are right in the heart of Houston and just a few miles from the conference venue.
La Quinta Inn & Suites Houston Galleria
1625 West Loop South
Ask for the Capturing Christianity Block for Aug. 25-29
$90.53/night Must book before August 4 for block rate
Best Western Galleria Inn & Suites
6229 Richmond Avenue
Houston, Texas 77057
Ask for the Capturing Christianity Conference Block for Aug. 25-29
$85/night Must make reservations by Aug. 18
Will the conference be live streamed?
Potentially. However all sessions will be recorded and available at a later date.
Will refunds be allowed?
Refunds will be issued up until 30 days prior to the event.
What public transportation is available in Houston?
There is so much to see and do in Houston! With the venue being a short drive from several Houston tourist destinations and hotels, we recommend Uber, Lyft, or a rental car to get around during your stay. Avis, Enterprise, and Hertz car rental services are offered at the Houston Intercontinental Airport.
What do I do if I have dietary restrictions?
There are many choices around Houston that cater to any and every diet you could imagine. Feel free to search and explore on your own as there are many places right in the area of where the conference is. On Saturday, lunch will be provided at the conference. In the coming months a survey will go out to ticket holders asking about dietary restrictions you may have in order to make meal selections for the Saturday lunch.
Will I get to attend all of the breakout sessions?
There will be 2 breakout times during the conference however 6 sessions will be happening simultaneously. You will get the choose 2 of the 6 sessions to attend. This will be first come first served. A survey which will include the speaker and the session titles will go out to all ticket holders in order to select which session you would like to attend. You will choose your top 2 sessions and 2 alternative sessions. Sessions will be filled in the order in which the surveys are received.
COVID-19 guidelines, rules, and regulations are ever changing and we will be keeping a close eye as information develops leading to the conference. We will update this section as things change to give you up-to-date information concerning Harris County.
Will there be social distancing protocols at the venue?
Yes! We will observe the following:
- Seating in the sanctuary will be marked off such that open seats meet the social distancing criteria. Volunteers will assist with seating attendees with the intent of maximizing the use of open seats.
- We ask all those attending to be sensitive to those around them and to maintain social distancing from those who are not a part of their household.
- We will maintain touch-free greetings (e.g. refraining from hugs and handshakes).
- We ask for attendees to wear face masks during the entirety of the conference. • Restroom and elevator capacities will be limited for social distancing.
How full will the sanctuary be?
Our available seating will be configured to conform to social distancing guidelines. This will limit the capacity to a fraction of the normal size that the venue holds and will put us well within state guidelines. Should the capacity of the sanctuary be reached, overflow seating will be available nearby where attendees can participate in a livestream of the main sessions.
Will the building be sanitized over the course of the conference?
Restrooms and frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned during the conference with cleaning agents approved by the CDC and EPA for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The sanctuary will be fogged with a product approved by the CDC and EPA for use against SARS-CoV-2 as well.
Will hand sanitizer be available?
Yes! We have hand sanitizer readily available for you throughout the building.
Are there circumstances where I should not attend the conference?
We ask that you follow the recommendations from the Governor of Texas. Please do not attend if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Chills or shaking chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- Loss of taste or smell
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Feeling feverish, or have a temperature of 100.0° F or higher
- Known contact with a person who has COVID-19 (within the past 14 days)
- Thursday Night Mixer (Patreon Event)
August 26, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Friday Conference
August 27, 2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Saturday Conference
August 28, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm