Conference Schedule

Kelvin Walker
Jason Steffenhagen
David Fitch
Gaye Lindfors
Ron and Wanda Walborn
Skye Jethani
Annie Moses Band
John Walton
The Isaacs

Embrace HIS World

August 5-13, 2017

Saturday, August 5
7:15 pm – Audrey Assad in Concert
9:00 pm – Food and friendship on campus

Sunday, August 6
8:30 am – Begin the day with prayer – Chapel
9:00 am – Annual Report to Conference Family – Founders Hall
9:15 pm – Adult Christian Life Community, Ethan & Ashley Batschelet – Chapel
10:30 am – Kelvin Walker, Worship Team
6:45 pm – Evening Prayer – Chapel
7:15 pm –  Jason Steffenhagen, Worship Team
9:00 pm – Food and friendship on campus

Monday, August 7
8:30 am – Begin the day with prayer – Chapel
9:00 am – Morning Bible Hour, John Walton
10:00 am to noon – Children & Youth Communities
10:30 am – Adult Christian Life Communities
6:45 pm – Evening prayer – Chapel
7:15 pm – David Fitch, Worship Team
9:00 pm – Food and friendship on campus

Tuesday, August 8
8:30 am – Begin the day with prayer – Chapel
9:00 am – Morning Bible Hour, John Walton
10:00 am to noon – Children & Youth Communities
10:15 am to 2:30 pm – Pastors’ Day – Arrowwood Resort
(Complimentary ticket required)
10:30 am to noon – Adult Christian Life Communities
12:15 pm – Luncheon for pastors and spouses – Arrowwood Resort
(Complimentary ticket required)
6:45 pm – Evening prayer – Chapel
7:15 pm – David Fitch, Worship Team
9:00 pm – Food and friendship on campus

Wednesday, August 9
8:30 am – Begin the day with prayer – Chapel
9:00 am – Morning Bible Hour, John Walton
10:00 am to noon – Children & Youth Communities
10:30 am – noon – Adult Christian Life Communities
1:00 pm – Women’s Luncheon – Arrowwood Resort – Required tickets to this event will go on sale May 10 at 9 am
Speaker: Gaye Lindfors
 6:45 pm – Evening Prayer – Chapel
 7:15 pm – Ron Walborn, Worship Team
 9:00 pm – Food and friendship on campus               

Thursday, August 10
7:00 am – Men’s Breakfast (Fellowship Center, sign-up at Conference)
8:30 am – Begin the day with Prayer – Chapel
9:00 am – Morning Bible Hour, John Walton
10:00 am to noon – Children & Youth Communities
10:30 am to noon – Adult Christian Life Communities
4:00-6:00 pm – Prayer for Healing – Chapel (come and go as convenient)
6:45 pm – Evening prayer – Chapel
7:15 pm – Ron Walborn, Worship Team
9:00 pm – Food and friendship on campus

Friday, August 11
8:30 am – Begin the day with prayer – Chapel
9:00 am – Morning Bible Hour, John Walton
10:00 am to noon – Children & Youth Communities
10:30 am to noon – Adult Christian Life Communities
6:45 pm – Evening Prayer – Chapel
7:15 pm – Skye Jethani, Worship Team, and stories from Conference
 9:00 pm – Food and friendship on campus

Saturday, August 12
8:30 am – Begin the day with prayer – Chapel
10:30 am – Celebrating Communities with youth and children – Tabernacle
10:30 am – Adult Christian Life Communities
*John Walton – Chapel
 *Report to the Conference Family – Middle School
6:45 pm – Evening prayer – Chapel
7:15 pm – Annie Moses Band in Concert
9:00 pm – Food and friendship on campus

Sunday, August 13
8:30 am – Begin the day with prayer – Chapel
9:15 am – Adult Christian Life Communities, Ethan & Ashley Batschelet – Chapel
10:30 am – John Walton, Annie Moses Band
6:45 pm – Evening prayer – Chapel
7:15 pm – The Isaacs in Concert
9:00 pm – Food and friendship on campus

Morning Bible Hour – John Walton

What were the Israelites doing and what does it mean to us today?
These sessions will work through the book of Joshua with particular attention to interpretive and theological issues. Emphases will be on investigating the historical authenticity of the book, how to read narrative literature, how we are to think about the land and, most importantly, how to think about Israel’s treatment of the Canaanites.

Adult Christian Life Communities 

Chad Hayenga – “Discovering God’s Unique Purpose for Your Family”

Successful companies identify clear values and have a vision statement that
guides everything they do. Unfortunately most parents simply randomly reach
for the latest parenting method, only to find out its effectiveness is short-lived.
A family without vision is like a boat without a rudder: either floating aimlessly
or drifting into trouble. This life-changing workshop will clarify what’s really
important to you for your unique family and how God is calling you to “set sail”
for His purposes.

Skye Jethani – “The Benefit of Doubt”

We have been taught to think of doubt as the opposite and the enemy of faith.
But is that correct? We will explore the essential role of doubt in the Christian’s
life, how it can make our faith stronger, why we fear it, what Scripture says about
it, and the place of doubt in our post-Christian culture. This class will not focus
on apologetics or answering doubts, but instead on how to live authentically
with God in a world where doubt is unavoidable.

Jason Steffenhagen and Jesse Ward – (Young Adult Community)
“Being Right vs. Being Known: How does changing the way we think impact our faith?”

We often want to know if what we think, believe, and feel is right. But what
if God is worried less about getting it all right and is more concerned with
whether or not you are known. How does this change our relationship with
God, ourselves, others, and God’s calling on our lives?

Sarah Stevenson – (Women’s Community) “Abiding in Christ”

Discover what a growing relationship with Jesus Christ entails. Learn what
authenticity is all about, how to live out your faith, and how to depend on Jesus
when life is hard. Get ready to be encouraged by the truth of the Bible and to
be challenged to live it out.

Rob Vischer and Phil Vischer – “Christian Perspectives on Law and Culture”

Coming out of a bruising presidential election, our nation feels more divided
than ever. How did we get here, and what’s the path forward? This community
will explore particularly divisive issues such as religious liberty, race relations,
the sanctity of life, and the rise of a “new” atheism. We will aim to move beyond
sound bites and caricature, deepening our understanding of the controversies
and developing greater empathy for our fellow citizens. As our culture
increasingly teaches us to vilify those with whom we disagree, can greater
understanding of opposing viewpoints help us build relationships across the
cultural divide?

Wanda Walborn – “Drawing Near to God in the Midst of a Crazy Life”

Join us as we make space for God to reveal and remove obstacles that impede
our intimacy with Him. Topics for the week include cultivating a listening
ear, dealing with anger, identifying and breaking lies in our lives, walking in
forgiveness, facing our fears and strengthening our faith.