Selah2016

Selah

Skye Jethani

Skye Jethani

Joshua Becker

Joshua Becker

Tom Nelson

Tom Nelson

Gambles

Gambles

Fernado Ortega

Fernando Ortega

Dale Beaver

Dale Beaver

Tammy Trent

Tammy Trent

REDEEMING WORK

July 30-August 7, 2016

Saturday, July 30
7:15 pm – Selah in Concert
9:00 pm – Food and friendship on campus

Sunday, July 31
8:30 am – Begin the day with prayer – R. R. Brown Chapel
9:00 am – Annual Report to Conference Family – Founders Hall
9:15 pm – Adult Christian Life Community with Carrie Schlieker – Founders Hall
10:30 am – Skye Jethani, Worship Team
6:45 pm – Evening Prayer – R. R. Brown Chapel
7:15 pm – Joshua Becker, Worship Team
9:00 pm – Food and friendship on campus

Monday, August 1
8:30 am – Begin the day with prayer – R. R. Brown Chapel
9:00 am – Morning Bible Hour with Skye Jethani
10:00 am to noon – Children & Youth Communities
10:30 am – Adult Christian Life Communities
6:45 pm – Evening prayer – R. R. Brown Chapel
7:15 pm – Tom Nelson, Worship Team
9:00 pm – Food and friendship on campus

Tuesday, August 2
8:30 am – Begin the day with prayer – R. R. Brown Chapel
9:00 am – Morning Bible Hour with Skye Jethani
10:00 am to noon – Children & Youth Communities
10:15 am to 2:30 pm – Pastors’ Day – Lakeshore Center at Okoboji (Complimentary ticket required)
10:30 am to noon – Adult Christian Life Communities
12:15 pm – Luncheon for pastors and spouses – Lakeshore Center at Okoboji (Complimentary ticket required)
6:45 pm – Evening prayer – R. R. Brown Chapel
7:15 pm – Tom Nelson, Worship Team, Theater for the Thirsty
9:00 pm – Food and friendship on campus

Wednesday, August 3
8:30 am – Begin the day with prayer – R. R. Brown Chapel
9:00 am – Morning Bible Hour with Skye Jethani
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 11 at 9 am
Speaker: Tammy Trent
 6:45 pm – Evening Prayer – R. R. Brown Chapel
 7:15 pm – Jon TysonWorship Team, Theater for the Thirsty
 9:00 pm – Food and friendship on campus

Thursday, August 4
7:00 am – Men’s Breakfast with Jon Tyson (location/ticket information TBA)
8:30 am – Begin the day with Prayer – R. R. Brown Chapel
9:00 am – Morning Bible Hour with Skye Jethani
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 – R. R. Brown Chapel (come and go as convenient)
6:45 pm – Evening prayer – R. R. Brown Chapel
7:15 pm – Jon Tyson, Worship Team
9:00 pm – Food and friendship on campus

Friday, August 5
8:30 am – Begin the day with prayer – R. R. Brown Chapel
9:00 am – Morning Bible Hour with Skye Jethani
10:00 am to noon – Children & Youth Communities
10:30 am to noon – Adult Christian Life Communities
6:45 pm – Evening Prayer – R. R. Brown Chapel
7:15 pm – Fernando Ortega and stories from Conference
 9:00 pm – Food and friendship on campus

Saturday, August 6
8:30 am – Begin the day with prayer – R. R. Brown Chapel
10:30 am – Celebrating Communities with children & youth (Tabernacle)
10:30 am – Adult Christian Life Communities
* Paul Schlieker – Chapel
* Chad Hayenga – Middle School (Selected content from their weekday communities)

6:45 pm – Evening prayer – R. R. Brown Chapel
7:15 pm – Dale Beaver, Worship Team, Fernando Ortega
9:00 pm – Food and friendship on campus

Sunday, August 7
8:30 am – Begin the day with prayer – R. R. Brown Chapel
9:15 am – Adult Christian Life Communities
* Paul Schlieker – Chapel
*Chad Hayenga – Middle School
10:30 am – Dale Beaver, Worship Team
6:45 pm – Evening prayer – R. R. Brown Chapel
7:15 pm – The Church is HERE! (gathering the church in the region for worship, celebration, and story)
9:00 pm – Food and friendship on campus

 

Adult Christian Life Communities with…

Cristy Bruns: Becoming Like Christ
As we follow Christ we are called to become like Him. This transformative process leads us toward greater peace, fruitfulness and fulfillment, but involves more than just asking ourselves, “What would Jesus do?” This community will focus on how Christ transforms us into His own likeness. Explore the practices of reading the Bible, prayer and fellowship with other Christ-followers that can become sources of deeper change–making us new, transformed people. The workshop format will include opportunities for personal reflection and interaction with other participants. 

Paul Schlieker : Kingdom-Driven Discipleship –
Making Disciples in the Middle of the Harvest Field
When Jesus came to earth he lived among the lost. He brought God’s grace into everyday settings: people’s homes, social events and the workplace. God has providentially placed you in relational networks which include wherever you live, work and play. As Jesus continues to work in the middle of his harvest field, he has called and equipped us to join him. Jesus wants us to approach and influence people the way he did–as servants and friends. You will discover ways to build trust and introduce Jesus to those you routinely see day to day.

Chad Hayenga: Leaving a Legacy of Faith and Health
Do you know what you are passing on to those who are closest to you? Is it what you want it to be? Leaving a legacy of strong faith and healthy relationships are two of the most precious gifts you can leave to the most important people in your life. We will spend time exploring Scripture to see how God desires us to pass faith along while building strong relationships. It’s never too late (or early) to work on your lasting legacy.

Joshua Becker: Finding Significance in a World of Distraction
There is little doubt our world is filled with constant distraction. Some things that distract us from our greatest calling we recognize immediately (wordly pursuits, the trivial), but others remain elusive (wealth, self-doubt, past mistakes). Come engage in rich conversation and learn from Biblical examples who overcame great distraction to accomplish God’s purpose in their lives. Because those who achieve the greatest significance in life learn to overcome the obstacles that keep them from it.

Sid Yeomans:  Practical Steps to Financial Freedom
This class will cover wise Biblical principles and easy-to-use practical tools to help you move towards financial freedom. Each participant will be encouraged to view money differently, enabling the topic of money to be discussed more easily. Gaining confidence and motivation toward financial freedom will be emphasized. Most importantly, woven throughout the course is learning what God says about money and possessions.

Amy Stout: Life: Beautiful (Women)
This is bound to be a bright spot in your daily schedule. A wide investment to your becoming the woman God intends you to be. Join us for some much needed soul caring, burden lifting, victory finding, mind renewing, Jesus discovering, Bible studying, freedom experiencing and belly laughing. You will be glad you came! I promise! I can’t wait to spend this precious time with you!

Gavin Johnson: Gifts of God  (Young Adults)
God gives us many good gifts.  But, often these “good” things become “god” things.  This community group explores how we tend to use things like sex, success, alcohol, and acceptance to get approval, value, and worth.  Instead of dealing with our behavior at a surface level, this study seeks to surface the root issues behind our abuse of God’s gifts and drive us toward finding our fulfillment in God himself.

Skye Jethani: The Sermon on the Mount – What if Jesus Was Serious? (Morning Bible Hour)
Scholars agree that the Sermon on the Mount represents the central message of Jesus’ ministry.  Why then do so many Christians dismiss or ignore its commands? We will explore Matthew 5-7 seeking a better, more unified understanding of the Sermon on the Mount and how it applies to our lives. In the process we will focus on issues central to life in God’s kingdom including anger, holiness, fear, prayer, and love.

Missionary-in-residence

Carey Schlieker – Koutiala Hospital for Women and Children, Mali, West Africa

Carey is from Omaha, Nebraska.  She serves with the Christian and Missionary Alliance at the Hospital for Women and Children in Koutiala, Mali, West Africa.  She is the director of nursing education at the hospital.  She is also involved in community health, Bible storytelling, evangelism and discipleship.  She studied nursing studies at Asbury College and the University of Kentucky. She also has a Master’s degree in Intercultural studies from the seminary at Columbia International University. 

Nasko Lazarov – Global Action, Special Projects Coordinator

Nasko was raised in a Christian family in Bulgaria. His parents enrolled him in a Russian school but he became a student of the English language from elementary school. He became a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ when he was 15 and shared his faith with fellow soldiers and officers during required military service. He has been with Global Action, a Christian mission organization, that equips pastors and church leaders for effective ministry in developing nations. Nasko will attend Conference for the first time and will speak Thursday night, August 4th.