Camp Meetings


Friday, July 20 - Meetings

7:00am - 8:00am 

Help! Something’s Wrong! – Part 3: How Much Will an Overhaul Cost?
Don C. Schneider

Mt. Hood Audtitorium – Holden Convention Center 

There’s a nagging feeling of personal discomfort, a lack of peace in your heart, and a longing for something better. Can the problem be fixed? Is there a solution? Don Schneider will share through life stories and Scripture where he has found the answer . . . and where you can find Him for yourself.

9:00am - 10:00am

Growing a Dynamic Church for All Ages: Prioritizing Young People Everywhere and Neighboring with Excellence
Benjamin Lundquist

Mt. Hood Audtitorium – Holden Convention Center

The vast majority of Seventh-day Adventist Churches are both shrinking and aging as more senior, youth, and young adults disengage. However, both Adventist and non-denominational research projects have identified scores of congregations across the country who are reversing this trend while developing cultures that welcome, empower and engage senior, youth, and young adults effectively. Growing a Dynamic Church for All Ages will be a highly engaging teaching series taught be Pastor Benjamin Lundquist, Young Adult Ministries director for the Oregon Conference and Young Adult Ministries director for the North American Division, equipping attendees to better reach, love, and empower today’s younger generation breathing life and energy into the entire church family. – Today we will challenge the church to involve young people in every aspect of church life while truly knowing and loving our neighbors like Jesus.

10:30am - 12:00noon

Childhood Sexual Abuse: Identification, Prevention & Response Strategies
Jon Daggett

Cascade Room – Holden Convention Center

Preventing sexual abuse of children is a top priority for every church and school. This presentation will assist parents, youth workers, and church members in identifying risk factors for child sexual abuse. It will discuss who the offenders are and why they offend, how they groom children, and what can be done to reduce the opportunities for sex offenders to victimize children in our families, churches, and schools. This presentation will also address how to deal with known or suspected sex offenders in the church, how to respond to sex abuse allegations, and how to comply with legal reporting requirements.

Grief is Not the Enemy
Karen Nicola

Zull Hall

Join us for a session of hope, encouragement, new insights and experiential grief education. Who has been your positive grief role model? Did you know healthy grieving has many options? Are you interested in learning what a grieving friend needs from you most? Would you like to take the awkwardness out of being with a broken-hearted person? Let’s spend some time together exploring what healthy grief is and how to become more confident when we step into someone else’s pain.

Body Building

Ernie Bursey

Mt. Hood Auditorium – Holden Convention Center

Rising Together: God’s Plan—Being a Christian is a team effort. We are each baptized into the body of Christ (Rom. 6:5). So, fellowship with other believers is not optional. But how can we be helpful without hurting each other? Attention to Paul’s counsel on our life together gives practical guidelines.

Implementing Practical Assessments for Leadership Development & Culture Modification – Part 5

Anthony WagenerSmith

Cascade Room A – Holden Convention Center

Today's session will help you understand functional leadership structures in a new church startup, a process to identify and select an elder team, and an assessment for culture modification so you continue to develop and change once the church is established.

Crowning Act of Stewardship
Dennis Carlson
Conference Office Chapel

Why do Christ’s followers need an estate plan? See the human and spiritual realities in the world that we live in. Is there an economic component to the conflict between Christ and Satan? Are you a special target of Satan and his angels in these last days? Learn how you can protect yourself, your family, and assist Jesus to frustrate Satan’s plan in the last days of earth’s history.

Membership Ministry
Cindy Birmingham
Conference Office Boardroom

This class is a resource for church clerks who use (or want to use) eAdventist as they minister to their congregation and community. We’ll cover membership transfers, keeping eAdventist records updated, contacting missing members, member status updates, report options, and other topics that will help you in your role as church clerk. Prior registration required. – 503-850-3520

Evangelism Training for Churches (ETC)
How to Win People Next Door
Bert Logan

Laurelwood Room – Holden Convention Center

Part 5 – Dealing with Objections and Gaining Decisions. One thing that keeps many people from giving Bible studies is the fear that they won’t be able to answer people’s questions. Today’s topic puts those fears to rest and gives you the tools you need to help people make decisions to follow Jesus today!

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Compassionate Sensitivity to Gender & Sexuality (LGBTQ+)
Jon Daggett
Cascade Room – Holden Convention Center

Increasing awareness and principled sensitivity in our churches and schools relating to gender and sexual identity. The Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to minister to all in God’s love and grace. Adventist churches and schools are increasingly relating to sexual orientation and/or gender identity of attendees, participants, members, and students. This presentation provides a primer on legal requirements, summarizes church position statements, and provides information on common scenarios arising in church and school environments with recommendations on how to address those situations with love and compassion while remaining consistent with policies and statements of the Seventh-day Adventist church.

Acts Support System – Part 6
Anthony WagenerSmith
Cascade Room A – Holden Convention Center

How to assess, coach, train, and send out church planting teams. An orientation to coaching and assessment in the context of developing church planters and evangelistic leaders.

Evangelism Training for Churches (ETC)
How to Win the People Next Door

Bert Logan

Laurelwood Room –
Holden Convention Center

Part 6 – Preparing for an Evengelistic Series. Personal Bible studies are a blessing, but when a person attends a public meeting, the Holy Spirit is loosed to work on them like never before. Learn how to unleash the power of combining personal Bible studies and public evangelism and see your numbers multiply! 

Empowering & Mentoring Struggling Kids & Youth
Dustin Young
Conference Office Boardroom

We’ll look at methods to help strengthen relationships with kids and youth who may be struggling within your congregation.  

Money Management Strategies
Glen Gessele and Leslie Cairns

Conference Office Chapel

Interested in having more money in your pocket and less in Uncle Sam’s? We’ll be discussing the following tax-efficient ways to make donations and in some cases, receive income:
•   Utilizing gift annuities to create a guaranteed life-time income stream.
•   Make tax-free donations from an IRA.
•   Donating stock in a way that will bypass the capital gains tax.
•   Learn how the staff in the Planned Giving and Trust Services department of the Oregon Conference may be able to assist you with the above items.

Effectively Knowing Others Through Health Ministries
Fred Hardinge
Mt. Hood Auditorium – Holden Convention Center

Many churches have been involved in health outreach activities for years—sometimes with disappointing results. This presentation will cover the essential elements of loving and effective health outreach programs that attract people to Jesus.  

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Seeing Us as He Sees Us – Part 4: How Far Will God Go?
Dan Jackson

Plaza Pavilion

History is filled with human stories of victory and defeat. However, in the gospel of Jesus – hope is offered to every person. Jesus’ ministry calls our attention to the fact that if there had been only one person on earth He still would have put His plan into effect.

Tonight's Offering: This is your opportunity to invest in changing lives forever through giving to evangelism! The Evangelism offering goal for camp meeting this year is $80,000. These funds will (1) support local churches in holding outreach events; (2) assist in developing training support for Bible workers throughout our conference; and (3) fund our Youth Rush/Magabook summer program giving students and young adults an opportunity to do literature evangelism work during the summer.