Camp Meetings


Thursday, July 19 - Meetings

7:00am - 8:00am

Help! Something’s Wrong! – Part 2: You Need a Complete Overhaul!
Don C. Schneider

Mt. Hood Audtitorium – Holden Convention Center

Is there 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: Good News of Jesus Everywhere & Power of Warm Community
Benjamin Lundquist

Mt. Hood Auditorium – 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-denomination 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 focus on bringing the hope of Jesus to every aspect of ministry while building communities people actually want to be a part of.

10:30am - 12:00noon

Walking with the Master Using a Lighter Step: Weight Management
Pritham Raj

Cascade Room – Holden Convention Center

We will learn about the obesity pandemic that is gripping our world and explore the latest research surrounding ways to combat the issue (hint, eating like Jesus did may offer a secret). We will discover why looking like a pear is better than looking like an apple. We will also explore strategies not only to lose a few of those unwanted pounds but how to live longer. How fast you walk may hold important secrets.

When “We“ Comes Before “Me“
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? We'll look at Paul’s counsel on our life together and get practical guidelines.

Start with Mission – Part 3
Anthony WagenerSmith

Cascade Room A – Holden Convention Center

Three focus areas before you start a worship service. Planting a church is not the same thing as planting a worship service. This practical session focuses on developing three practical areas of focus before you start a worship service: engaging the neighborhood, discerning your purpose, and discipling your core team.

Scripture Plan

Dennis Carlson

Conference Office Chapel

Estate planning in scripture. Who was the first person in scripture to create an estate plan? Who was the first person in scripture to use their estate plan? Who was the first person in scripture to talk about their estate plan? Learn from Jesus, Abel, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, how to create a successful plan for your family.

Patterns of Prophecy - Part 2
Ed Lyons

Zull Hall

The key to understanding Bible prophecy is looking for spiritual principles and progressive patterns, not monsters to blame. This workshop introduces the four-fold prophetic timeline from Adam to Moses, to Daniel to Revelation. The focus is on laying the Biblical and spiritual foundation for prophecy, rather than memorizing historical dates. This makes it simple enough to share!

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

Bert Logan

Laurelwood Room – Holden Convention Center

Part 3 – How to Find Bible Studies. Stop fishing where the fish aren’t biting. Where can you find people who actually want to study the Bible and how do you let them know you are there to help them?

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Implementing a Mission Scorecard for Growth - Part 4
Anthony WagenerSmith
Cascade Room A – Holden Convention Center

In evangelism, each member has multiple contacts and friends. This session will equip you to implement a scorecard that leads new people to not only join but stick with your church through intentionally focusing on three areas: relationship, ministry, and theology.

Does Your Dietary Philosophy Reflect Jesus?
Fred Hardinge

Mt. Hood Auditorium – Holden Convention Center

We live in a world increasingly divisive and polarized—globally and nationally—and this sometimes extends to our fellowship meals. Does your nutritional philosophy push others away, or does it attract others to Jesus?

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

Bert Logan

Laurelwood Room –
Holden Convention Center

Part 4 – How to Give Life-Changing Bible Studies. Learn the keys to giving Bible studies that come to life! When you use these simple keys, your students will want to study more and more. 

It‘s Fun to Plan Your Legacy
Tim Peterson & Ted Perry

Conference Office Chapel

Come and observe an interview with our special guest speakers demonstrating the ease of estate planning. You know the importance of having one, but 63% of adults don’t have a will. That number rises to 71% when you include adults who have not updated their last will and testament. Therefore, if you need a will, we would enjoy helping you plan your legacy. Here at the Oregon Conference Trust Department, we have fun doing serious work. You may contact us at 503-850-3570.

Knowing Jesus: The Embraced Prodigal
Jean Boonstra

Zull Hall

When you hear the story of the prodigal son, do you identify with the younger brother or the older brother? In this seminar, we'll look at this story told by Jesus with the eyes of the central character in the story: the father. Join us as we gain an understanding of the everyday life of the parable's forgiving father.

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Seeing Us as He Sees Us – Part 3: Exchanges
Dan Jackson

Plaza Pavilion

We are involved in constant transition and change. Life is a series of give and take experiences. For instance, we purchase and then we exchange. Our trades may be good or bad. What about spiritual exchanges?