Camp Meeting got off to a great start on Wednesday. We enjoyed wonderful spiritual food and beautiful weather. We hope you will plan to attend next year's camp meeting, June 22-25, 2016 Our guest speaker will be John Bradshaw, Speaker and Director for It is Written. Registration opens October 1, 2015.
We streamed each main meeting in the Big Tent. Visit our YouTube channel to view the meetings. We were blessed this year with our technology team!
Seminars are 9:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.
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Claudio and Pamela Consuegra - Helping children build forever friendships with Jesus. This seminar repeats on Thursday and Friday
Family ministry directors for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, Claudio holds a doctor of ministry degree in family ministries from Andrews University. Pamela has a background in Adventist education having served as a teacher, academy principal and superintendent of schools. They have authored journal articles as well as several books and hosted a live, call-in family show for LifeTalk radio for three years. They are passionate about building strong, healthy marriages and families for God's kingdom.
Brent Stanyer - Secure Estate Planning for the Golden Years: An Elder Law Attorney Addresses Critical Issues Affecting You and Your Loved Ones. (Friday Only) This seminar is Friday 2:30 p.m. and repeats at 4 p.m.
A must-attend for anyone considering estate planning or helping elderly parents plan their estate. This seminar is good for any age with a special emphasis on planning in the later years.
Brent practices Elder Law, Special Needs Planning, Estate and Trust Planning. He also works with corporations, partnerships and LLCs as well as Probate and Estate Administration. He has a Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University and a master of arts in Christian ethics from Loma Linda University. Brent and Helaina have three children and reside in Spokane, Washington.
Christian hospitality is easy when you prepare, enlist the help of your friends, and relax. Learn how to start a warm and loving ministry in your church family that makes guests feel welcome and want to join. Come and share tips with others about how to make your church and home a place of love and joy as you share meals, study the Bible and fellowship together.
Joyce has lived in the Spokane Valley for nearly four years having moved from Lodi, Calif., where she taught academy English. Her love of entertaining Sabbath guests for dinner in her home she traces to her mother, Olga Unterseher Aaby, who always had bread and cinnamon rolls cooling on the deck Friday afternoon; and to her father, Maynard, who never let a guest leave church with an invitation to come over for, "some kind of a German mess" which he said with a twinkle in his eye!
The book of Hebrews is a fascinating book written for a specific time and situation. But that message is just as relevant today as it was in the time of the first century. Learn what Hebrews has to say to you, to Christians and to Seventh-day Adventists today? In the first session you will lear and understanding why the book was written and how it identifies who Jesus was. Part 2 is about the "rest" of God, Part 3 our "better" high priest, Jesus. Part 4, will give you clearer understanding of the new covenant and life of faith. Paul Blake is the senior pastor of the Spokane South Hill Adventist Church.
Richie and Timi Brower - Thursday 9:30 Oneness: The Biblical Key to Your Marriage; Friday 9:30, Hanging on for Dear Life: God, You, and a beautiful Marriage.
With pastoral and counseling backgrounds, Richie and Timari’s credentials come as much from their stories as their schooling - their marriage started coming apart on their honeymoon. Heartache has made them passionate about restoration through connection. Having walked the path of healing for many years now, they also know what it is to live with daily connection that creates stability and joy.
Oneness: The Biblical Key to Your Marriage. - So many times we've mumbled to ourselves, "Is this as good as it gets in marriage?" Explore God's design and practical ways to work it out to make your marriage thrive.
Hanging on for Dear Life: God, You, and a beautiful Marriage. - Unearth relational treasure hidden in the original biblical languages that will revolutionize the way you look at two primary relationships. Learn practical tools to strengthen the connections that matter most.
Fran and Arlen Fletcher - Plant Based Diet Lecture and Demonstrations, Thursday and Friday 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
We thought we were living a healthy lifestyle. We were wrong. A routine treadmill test for Arlen led to open heart surgery to bypass three occluded coronary arteries. Out of the surgery, he vowed “no more surgery.” Unfortunately, 80 percent of all bypass patients do require surgeries within 5 years. So began our quest for a solution. Since that time lifestyle changes resulted in us losing 170 lbs between the two of us. We are more active than we’ve ever been (snowshoeing, hiking, etc.), and essentially heart-attack proof. All without pills, potions, or supplements. We are passionate about teaching people how to get to the same healthy place!
Fran is a Registered Nurse, Arlen is an engineer with a masters in Security Management.
Plant-based diets have demonstrated health benefits over the Standard American Diet (SAD) and can help to prevent - and even reverse diseases associated with dietary excess, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
In four one-hour classes we’ll be sharing the biblical and scientific keys to a lifestyle that leads to vibrant health. This diet requires no pills, potions, lotions, supplements, or elixirs! All you do is change what you put on the end of your fork!
Classes include a brief discussion, followed by demonstrations of sample recipes for breakfasts, entrees, sides, and desserts! Samples will be available for tasting.
Eric Christiansen - The 5 Crucial Steps to Retire on Your Terms - Thursday Only
You can't afford to miss learning these financial steps you need to take for the next phase of your life. Learn the 5 items you need to accomplish to retire on your terms.
Eric is a current member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and past president of Spokane's FPA chapter. Eric is originally from Nebraska and came to Spokane to attend Gonzaga University, gratuating in 1996. He became a Certified Financial Planner in 1999 through Quantum Financial Planning Services, Inc. Eric and his wife Carrie have three daughters and they enjoy traveling, skiing, biking and many outdoor activities together. His seminar will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. and then repeat at 4 p.m.
Owen Bandy pastors the Otis Orchards Seventh-day Adventist Church in Upper Columbia Conference. He has recently researched and presented a series on the covenants. We are looking forward to this presentation at the UCC Camp Meeting and know that you will also be blessed. The series will be on both Thursday and Friday. Plan now to attend these informative, faith-building sessions at camp meeting.
Thursday: Part 1, Come to the Glory Part 2, The Flesh and the Spirit
Part 3 The Law or Promise
Friday Part 4 Slaves or Sons Part 5, The Glory that Excels
Part 6 Christ the end of the Law.
Jason and Molly Canfield are currently serving in Taiwan where he is the pastor of the New Life International Seventh-day Adventist Church. Jason became a pastor in the SDA Church following his baptism in 2002. Mollie is working on her Masters degree in teaching special education. They have a passion for people to know and love the real Jesus on a personal level.
Cultivating Christ's Kids - Part 1 (Thur) Teaches the importance of prayer in parenting. We all know parenting is tough! That's what makes prayer an indispensable resource. Prayer does what we cannot!
Cultivating Christ's Kids - Part 2 on (Fri) Looks at how to raise kids to be world changers. God doesn't call parents to simply keep our kids alive, healthy, and saved. God wants us to raise our kids to impact eternity!
Dan Preas- Prison Ministries Friday at 2:30 and a repeat at 4:00 p.m.
Dan Preas is responsible for prison ministries at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla Washington. He oversees over 60 volunteers and coordinates the services and Bible based programs held for the inmates.
Hear stories of how prison ministries touches the lives of prisoners, guards, volunteers and find out how you can be involved in your location. This seminar is for all who are active in prison ministry and all who would like to find out more about this ministry.
John Torquato, Erik Kelly and Wayne Kablanow. Christs Method of Medical Ministry
Part 1: Christ's Method of Medical Ministry: Learning from the past
Part 2: Christ's Method of Medical Ministry: Applied today
We are told "Christ's method alone will bring true success." But what does this look like? Part 1 will share snippets of what this work looks like in Bible history and Adventist history.
Building on the first session, part 2 will share examples of ways this work is being done today. This seminar is offered Thursday afternoon at 2:30 and 4 p.m. and repeated at the same time on Friday.
John Torquato and Wayne Kablanow began a health ministry in the Hayden Lake Adventist Church. Erik Kelly is a seminary graduate and nurse practitioner. He is interested in the healing influence of Jesus' method and uniting the ministry and the medical missionary work. Pastor Kablanow is currently pastoring the West Plaines and Spokane North View Adventist churches.
Michelle Maier- God's Healing Power - Thursday 9:30
Michelle is a nurse who is passionate about medical ministry and ministering as Jesus did. She loves Jesus and loves to share Him with others.
This seminar is about God's promise that says, "Behold, I will bring ... health and cure and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth." God desires to heal us from the inside out so that we can shine for Him. Listen to ways God loves to bring this about.
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2015 Camp Meeting Program (PDF)
2015 Keynote Speakers
2015 Big Tent Schedule
2015 Prayer Room
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