Christian Life


What can be more uplifting than praising the Lord and learning about Him through song and rousing talks given by some of the most dynamic Christian leaders in the world?

PBA does exactly that over several days each semester for Christival, a long-standing PBA tradition of praise, worship and learning. Christival began in the 1980s, making it the longest-standing conference at PBA.

Christival 2018

Join us for Christival 2018 on September 25-26. 

Speaker: Dr. Sam Chan

Dr. Sam Chan (MD, PhD) is an incredible teacher and evangelist and can be used in a very powerful way. Chan is a cultural analyst, theologian, public speaker, author, medical doctor, and karaoke buddy. Born in Hong Kong, grew up and lives in Australia, studied medicine at the University of Sydney, and did his PhD in Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS), Chicago, USA. His book Evangelism in a Skeptical World applies the latest in storytelling and missiology to equip Christians to tell the unbelievable news about Jesus to friends in a skeptical world. And his book Preaching as the Word of God applies speech-act theory to preaching. Chan is a public speaker for City Bible Forum.

The song leader for Christival 2018 is JJ Weeks. 

Speaking of PBA...

“Christival is an opportunity for the entire PBA community to wholeheartedly engage God in worship and the Word, and it also sets the stage for PBA as a whole to say, ‘Come, Holy Spirit. Have your way,’”
-- Bernie Cueto, Ph.D., Campus Pastor, Palm Beach Atlantic University.