Camp Meetings


Friday, July 21 - Meetings

7:00am - 8:00am 

Worth Dying For – Part 3: Betrayed By Friends
Dick Duerksen

Mt. Hood Audtitorium – Holden Convention Center 

Pastor Dick Duerksen’s early morning worships will bring four of the Reformation Martyrs to life. Each presentation will focus on the life and ministry of a martyr. You will learn about the person, their calling, family, beliefs, and the conflicts that resulted in their martyrdom. Additionally, you will be challenged to compare the martyr’s life with your own and consider your personal convictions and the costs of “living as Christ lived.”

9:00am - 10:00am

Oct. 31, 1517 & the Birth of Protestantism
Greg Dodds

Mt. Hood Audtitorium – Holden Convention Center

Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, 1517-2017, Part III. What followed Luther’s break from Rome that began in 1517 and how are we still shaped by these events? This presentation will explore the legacy of the Reformation, conflicts within Protestantism, and where Adventism fits within that legacy.

10:30am - 12:00noon

Evangelism Training for Churches (ETC)
Sharing Jesus with Thunder - Pt 3
Charles Byrd

Laurelwood Room – Holden Convention Center

More of Thunder's Magic Sauce — Imagine a video Bible study where, in the pilot series, 80 to 90% of those who started finished and 70 to 80% made a commitment to Christ and were still active in their local church a year later.  Well, you can stop imagining because that Bible study is here.  If you love Jesus and would love to share Him with others in a fun, simple, and effective way don’t miss the Thunder in the Holy Land experience each morning.

Long-term Care & Other Elder Law Issues in Washington
Karen Webber & Beckie Pettis

Conference Office Chapel

As we reach middle age, retirement and beyond bring new concerns and perspectives. Hear from Karen L. Webber and Beckie J. Pettis, two of Washington’s leading elder law attorneys, on a variety of thought-provoking topics. This seminar will discuss long-term care planning and Medicaid in Washington, including planning for a single person and how to financially protect the well spouse. The speakers examine transfer of asset penalties, the spousal impoverishment laws, planning for spend down and strategies to protect the family home. Information on the crucial timing and coordination of Medicaid planning in relationship to VA Benefits will also be presented. Additionally, the speakers will explain to you the tools available to assist an incapacitated person, including power of attorney and guardianship.  Join us for a discussion on these important topics with lots of time for your questions.

Reach the World Next Door in Oregon
Scott Griswold

Cascade Room B/C – Holden Convention Center

Learn how to reached immigrants, refugees, and international students from unreached countries in a way that will impact their home countries towards the coming of Jesus.

How to be Safe in the End-Time Spiritual War

Ranko Stefanovic

Mt. Hood Auditorium – Holden Convention Center

Revelation 12-20 comprises the eschatological section of the book of Revelation portraying an angry Satan preparing himself for the final conflict. The section is introduced with a vision of Revelation 12 which provides the big picture behind the final conflict. The vision of chapter 12 is intended to assure God’s people that Satan is already a defeated adversary and that the only hope of God’s people is found in their close relationship with Jesus Christ.

Outreach is for Everyone

Susan Ratcliff

Zull Hall

Taking the time to assess the needs of the women in the church and community, and utilizing the resources you have by involving the women in your church will result in a blessing and benefit to the women you serve.

Happy Kids, Happy Families: What Our Kids Need Most!
Karen Ferry
Conference Office Boardrood

We’ll look at growing happy, healthy kids, with a love for God, the community, and themselves and the neuroscience behind our needs for secure attachments and connections, experiencing a sense of orientation and control, distress and pain avoidance, and needing value and validation. Positive discipline will also be addressed with tips on fostering positive relationships, motivation strategies, and creating physical and emotional security for children.

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Three Angels Meet the World Religions
Scott Griswold
Cascade Room B/C – Holden Convention Center

Gain confidence in sharing God’s stories and the final message with Buddhists, Hindus, and anyone.

Principles of Public Speaking & Teen Programs
Carol Singletary
Zull Hall

Material will cover planning, designing material according to the purpose of your presentation, introducing speakers, voice control, use of audio\visual aids, ways to involve your audience and establishing audience rapport. We will also take a look at the needs of young women and how to plan programs that can help meet these special needs.

Evangelism Training for Churches (ETC)
I Met the God Who Repented – Pt 3

Charles Byrd

Laurelwood Room –
Holden Convention Center

The Radical Repentance of Christ — “I don’t believe in God anymore,” Charles told his new wife Karen.  “I’m done!”  Charles was on his way out of faith and fellowship when God showed up.  Join Charles each afternoon for this intimate and honest testimony of a journey that led Charles to discover a truth that is lost to many.  A truth that is real and transformative. 

Finding Volunteers in the Tech World
David Carver
Conference Office Board Room

We will be exploring the issues we have finding the right people for the tech team and we will discuss God’s calling for people called to this ministry. How do we find them, how do we call them, how do we train them, and how do we encourage them. We will talk about the pastor’s role and what leadership he brings to the table and we will talk about what is expected from the tech team.

Unlocking the Code for Brain Healing – Pt 3
Wes Youngberg

Mt. Hood Auditorium – Holden Convention Center

Of the 318 million people currently living in the United States, 45 million will develop Alzheimer’s. A recent report shows that Alzheimer’s is now the third leading cause of death in the US. In order to get effective improvements in Alzheimer's Disease we must address its underlying causes and focus on a combination of functional and lifestyle medicine strategies. Studies published by the UCLA Center for Alzheimer's Research have shown that up to 88% of mild dementia and early Alzheimer’s may be reversed in six months after initiating a comprehensive lifestyle medicine focused program. We'll talk about the six subtypes of Alzheimer’s as well as insulin resistance of the brain.

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Sola Christo
Ty Gibson

Plaza Pavilion

Christ alone is the complete sacrifice for all sin and the full revelation of God’s non-condemning love for sinners. In Him, justice and mercy are perfectly blended. Jesus is the complete embodiment of God’s covenant word, by which He promised to loves us at any and all cost to Himself. Jesus is the solitary channel of God’s grace, by which He embraces sinners without condemnation for their sins. Jesus is the perfect relational loop of faith, in which God is faithful to humanity and humanity is faithful to God.    

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