Seminars

Seminars are 9:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.
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Here is a sample of seminars offered in the past. Look for a list soon of seminars for 2016!

 

Brent Stanyer

Heather Leno - Cook SMART - love yourself, your family, your neighbor
(Three seminars on Thursday - 9:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. - and repeating on Friday.) 
The Creator of the universe cares enough that He took time to share with us how to keep our bodies as healthful as possible in a broken world.   It is our prayer that the tips, ideas and recipes in these classes will help to ease some of the pressures busy women face when they are not cooking out of boxes.   Discover easy meals you can share with confidence.

Heather Leno, a natural foods consultant and cooking instructor for 35 years, has a love for creating delicious dishes for everyone to enjoy. 

 

Joyce Skidmore

Larry Beeson - Adventist Health Study--2 Latest Findings
(This seminar will be offered on Thursday and repeated Friday.) 
Are Adventist Living Longer and Healthier? learn more about this topic and how it affects you. Learn what the latest findings are in 2016. Larry Beeson, a native Californian and part of the Adventist Health Study research team for 43+ years, will share some of the more recent findings of the second Adventist Health study. You will Learn more about the Adventist Health Studies that have been done through Loma Linda University for the past 3 years. Larry earned his Doctor of Public Health degree majoring in epidemiology and is currently a professor in the epidemiology and biostatistics programs at Loma Linda University. 

Ricio Rojas


Rocio Rojas - Children's Ministry Certification Program
(Thursday 9:30 a.m. 2;30 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.)

For parents, educators and all who love working with children and teens. These five seminars will completed one-half of the necessary training for the Children's Ministries Leadership Certification.

The five seminars offered are as follows: 
1. Meeting the Needs of 21st Century Kids
2. Learning Styles/Temperaments
3. Bible Learning activities
4. Teaching Children to Think
5. Teaching from Nature

Rocio is a trainer and speaker for NAD children's ministries and she loves to help kids know they belong and can make a difference. Her three daughters are her greatest joy and teaching the love of Jesus is her passion.

Jerry Johns


Pastor Jerry Johns -  Natures Creator
(Three seminars on Thursday and on Friday)
If you love nature, you will want to seriously consider this seminar. Together we will explore and review just how God intends to use nature to draw us closer to Himself. In each seminar session we will take a "Field trip" on the big screen and travel to a most beautiful location. Each of the six seminars sessions will be unique and different but will stand alone, so plan to stop by for a "field trip" once or twice during camp meeting.
Pastor Jerry Johns has served in pastoral ministry for 40 years. He retired from full-time ministry five years ago and started the "Master Designer Ministry." He has always loved nature and filming nature. His nature DVDs feature many outstanding close-up shots of wildlife, birds and flowers.

 
 
Joyce Skidmore

Carl Cosaert -- Romans
(three seminars on Thursday and repeating on Friday)

Paul's letter to the Romans has been compared to spiritual "dynamite," and rightly so. No other book in the Bible has sparked as much spiritual revival and reformation through the centuries. Learn how a clearer understanding of the letter to the Romans can revolutionize your spiritual life as it did for Martin Luther, John Wesley, early Adventists in the 1880s and 1890s, and many others. The first session focuses on the background of Romans and the universal problem of sin. Part 2 examines how through Jesus Christ we can experience freedom from the penalty of sin—the guilt, shame, and punishment that so often weighs upon our hearts. The final session considers the ways in which Jesus is able to free us from the power of sin that desires to enslave and destroy us.

Carl Cosaert is a professor of Biblical studies at Walla Walla University and taught there since 2005. He has a passion for helping others understand the wonderful news of what God has done for the human race in Christ. Carl is also currently the president-elect of the Adventist Theological Society.

 

 

Joyce Skidmore

Mark Weir -  Passing the Torch
(This is a two part seminar Thursday afternoon that repeats on Friday)

Mark Weir is passionate about helping the next generation to embrace and engage in the church. This seminar is for the 20s to 40s crowd and for anyone who wants to help spread the gospel to millennials.
Mar Weir is the ministerial director for Upper Columbia Conference and responsible for evangelism and church growth. He previously served as the lead pastor at Spokane Valley Adventist Church. More details about the seminar will be forthcoming.

 

Joyce Skidmore


Kurt Dolinsky - Spark: How to start a fire for the Lord in your Church
(
Three seminars on Thursday and repeating on Friday)

Kurt Dolinsky is with It Is Written. He will share How to establish a successful Bible school, how to find and follow-up Bible school students and how to conduct Bible studies using It Is Written resources. For those who follow this tested and proven evangelism plan, success is guaranteed. Your community will never be the same thanks to a spark that ignites a fire in your church!

 

Joyce Skidmore


Dusty Borders - Giving Bible Studies
(This is a seminar on Thursday afternoon that repeats on Friday)
 Dusty Borders is the Bible Worker for the Spokane Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church. He has studied with many individuals who now worship regularly in his church or nearby churches. Dusy will share how to meet people in their homes and give Bible Studies. Dusty can help you take the first step in winning souls to Jesus! More details coming!

 

John Stanton


John Stanton - Soul Winning 101 
(
This seminar is on Thursday and repeats on Friday)
John Stanton is the director for personal evangelism, discipleship and Sabbath School in Upper Columbia Conference. He is impassioned by the idea of equipped and empowered members that are ready and willing to serve God’s kingdom with their uniquely inspired talents. His seminar will help you win souls to Jesus! More details coming!

 

Paul Blake

Paul Blake -Galatians, Part 1, 2 and 3
(Three seminars on Thursday and repeating on Friday)

Paul Blake is the lead pastor of the Spokane South Hill Adventist Church. He enjoys sharing biblical teachings that lead to practical application in individual lives. This three part series will study the book of Galatians, which is a letter written by the Apostle Paul to deal with Jewish legalism toward Gentile believers. 

 

Joyce Skidmore

Ron Fleck, MD - Health Evangelism, What's That? 
(One seminar Friday at 2:30 p.m. and will be repeated at 4:00 p.m.)
In this seminar you will learn the basics of Health Evangelism. Practical suggestions will be given to help you be equipped to work closely with your pastor and other team members to serve people in your community and bring them to Christ through different forms of health evangelism.  As the “right arm” of the Third Angel’s Message, you will be surprised how effective and fulfilling this Gospel work can be.  Although mainly tailored for non-medical persons, medical professionals are also welcome to attend and participate.  Pastors will especially be interested in this presentation.

Dr. Ron Fleck has been a medical physician since 1970. He has worked in Family Practice, Emergency Medicine,s  Occupational Medicine, and Poverty Medicine.  As President of Second Hope Ministries International, his main focus is medical evangelism at home and in developing countries of the world.