Join us for a very special Mini-Con where experienced worldview faculty will challenge students (and parents) by addressing underlying assumptions and bring the Gospel to bear on questions of culture, family, science, politics, work, and art.

Thursday, May 9, 2024
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Biola University
La Mirada, CA

Worldview Academy trains Christians to think and live in accord with a biblical worldview so they are better equipped to serve Christ and engage the culture.

This Mini-Con is for everyone – parents attending solo, parents with kids in Child Con, parents attending with their teens, or even teens whose parents may be in other workshops.


2:00 p.m. Introduction
2:15 p.m. Confusing Times, Confused Neighbors
3:15 p.m. Break
3:25 p.m. Tech Talk
4:05 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. Vocation


Biola University Sigma Hall
13800 Biola Ave., La Mirada, CA 90639

Each suite includes two bedrooms, each with two twin beds, a sink, and mirror. With locking doors on each side, a jack-and-jill style bathroom, with a toilet and shower, is shared between the two rooms. There is a shared, large lounge with an attached kitchen on each of the three floors. Includes linens and 3 meals at the all-you-can-eat-cafeteria.

Courtyard Anaheim-Buena Park
(approx. 15 min. drive)
7621 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620

Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles Norwalk
(approx. 10 min. drive)
13111 Sycamore Dr., Norwalk, CA 90650

For more information about these accommodations and to make reservations, view our Accommodations Information.

Meet Our Speakers

Mike Schutt

Mike Schutt

Mike Schutt is the Executive Director of Worldview Academy, and he has served students as a faculty member since 2002. He was a professor at Trinity Law School and Director of the Institute for Christian Legal Studies, a cooperative ministry of Trinity Law and Christian Legal Society, where he directed CLS’ Law School Ministries. He also taught on the faculty of Regent Law School for 20 years. He lives in Mount Pleasant, Texas, with his wife, Lisa. Before entering academia, Mike practiced law in Fort Worth, Texas. He is an honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law.

Mike Tiland

Mike Tiland

Mike has been a part of the Worldview Academy team since 2006 and has served in a variety of capacities over those years. Currently, Mike serves as the Director of Operations, Director of Camps, and Faculty with Worldview Academy. Mike holds a Masters of Divinity degree in Christian Ministry from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a passion for the church and helping to train the next generation of leaders that will live faithfully to the gospel of Jesus Christ in all areas of life. Mike has taught youth and adults across the country at camps, retreats, conferences, and leadership seminars. He and his wife Angela live in central Texas with their three children.


Confusing Times, Confused Neighbors
We can all agree that we are currently living in confusing times. Who can tell the difference these days between what is real and fake? Who is right and who is wrong? Who can we trust? People are very confused, trying to answer the big questions about what it means to live the good life, what their purpose is, and how they know what is true. This session will address some of the root causes of our confused age and suggest some ways we can help ourselves and our neighbors think more clearly about the world around us.

Tech Talk
Technology is a hot topic these days. How we navigate the use of that technology as Christ-followers can be a significant challenge for individuals and families. In this session we peel back the HD screens and look at what the root issues are that we need to deal with to be able to live faithfully in a world run by technological advances. The stakes are incredibly high, but technology does not have to run our lives and our families. The hope is found in the gospel and in our identity in our God, our creator.

This lecture presents the basics of the Christian view of “calling” in all areas of life—family, church, work, and country. What does it mean to be “called” to a job or to a role in one’s family, and how does it help to think about life through the lens of calling? The discussion answers the questions “how do I know my calling?” and “are some jobs more ‘Christian’ than others?”

Mini-Con Rates

Regular Rate CHEA Members
Family (Parents & Teens) $15 $10

About Worldview Academy

Worldview Academy seeks to come alongside families to help train Christians to think and live in accord with a biblical worldview so they are better equipped to serve Christ and engage the culture.

Worldview seeks to accomplish its mission by making resources available to families of different forms. These include:

    • Week-long leadership camp intensives for students age 13-18
    • Mindset Podcast hosted by Mike Schutt
    • Monthly Worldview Conversations
    • Books and resources available
    • Weekend conferences at churches for families

Our week-long leadership camps for junior high and high school students are our signature event. Held on college campuses across the country including at Point Loma Nazarene and Menlo College, these week-long events include:

    • 25 hours of interactive and engaging content
    • Small groups
    • Evangelism practicum
    • Quiet Times
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • & More