Mic Thurber, Keynote Speaker
The Light Of God's Love In And Through Us

Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Scandalous Extravagances
Psalm 103:1-5

If we are going to light our world with love, we better make sure we know how to rightly represent our great God.

Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Optional Discipleship
Luke 5:27-28

When Levi left his tax collector's booth, did he become a Christian or a disciple? Is there a difference?  Can you be one without the other?  Or is discipleship optional?

Thursday, 7:00 pm
When Jesus Changes How You See
Luke 7:36-39

The tone in our voice, the look in our eye, and the feeling in our heart towards others can only be trustworthy and safe if Jesus changes how we see.

Friday, 7:00 pm
The Church of the Open Store
Acts 12:11-16

So how do we help those who feel overwhelmed by what the world sends their way?  Do we want just healthy, non-challenged people or are we willing to make our church the church of the open store?

Sabbath, 11:00 am
Making Your Life Count
Galatians 4:4-6

Everyone wants to know that their life matters, that it counts.  How can you make sure that yours does?

Sabbath, 7:00 pm
Ruthless Love
Romans 5:6-8

What kind of a love is a ruthless love?  What kind of trust is a ruthless trust?  What kind of love does the world need?  And are you prepared to give it?

John Loor Jr.
Living the Light

Wednesday, 9:00 am
Loving the Unlovely

How do we deal with people who are obnoxious, rude, hateful and hurtful?  How do we uphold the Christian ethics, love the unlovely, while maintaining a grip on our own self-esteem and dignity? 

Thursday, 9:00 am
Immaturity and Church Membership: A Deadly Combination

In Matthew 18, Jesus said that we are to "become as little children."  On the other hand, Paul says in Ephesians 4 that we "should no longer be children." Which is it?

Friday, 9:00 am
The Elihu Syndrome

Job was in serious trouble.  He lost his children, his health and everything he owned.  It was during this time that four of his friends came to visit him.  One of those friends, Elihu, decided to straighten out Job.

Jud Lake
The Legacy of Ellen White

Wednesday, 10:30 am
Ellen White's Legacy as a Person

Thursday, 10:30 am
Ellen White's Legacy as a Prophet

Friday, 10:30 am
Ellen White's Legacy and the Civil War

Sung Kwon
Burst the Bubble: Finding Your Passion for Community Outreach

Wednesday, 1:15 pm
Transitional from "Attractional" Church to the "Missional" Church Movement

We must make the shift from just going to a church to being a church in the world around us. We must pray for God’s intervention in our own lives, listen to people’s struggles and challenges, and look for opportunities in the neighborhoods and communities that surround us to serve and demonstrate God’s love. Only then will we witness real change—changes in lives and changes in our communities.

Thursday, 1:15 pm
Changing the Culture of "Self-Serving Churchianity" to "Other-Serving Christianity"

Wherever we are in the world—individually or collectively as the Adventist Church body—the surrounding environs must be different, transformed by our faithful presence amongst them. When we say we are Christians, we are not talking about self-serving Christianity, but other-serving Christianity. A Christianity that reflects Jesus’ heart of servant hood

Friday, 1:15 pm
Equipping Disciples through Transformational and Personal Leadership Development

The purpose of being a disciple is not only to proclaim the good news, the word of salvation, but also to demonstrate the love of God to people who are in need. We cannot come out of the darkness and simply bask in His marvelous light; we need to go back into the darkness and make a difference. We are chosen by God to be “salt” and “light.”

Karen Nicola
Grieve Well and Comfort Others Effectively

Wednesday, 2:30 pm
Bereavement 101: What is Grief and How Do I Do It in a Healthy Way?

Thursday, 2:30 pm
God's First Aid for Healthy Grief

Friday, 2:30 pm
Discovering Your Natural Grief Support Skills

Marty Miller
Blueprint for Men

Wednesday, 3:45 pm
Extended Adolescence

Extended adolescence can be summed up by the fact that many of the next generation, the boys of today, are not growing up and becoming men. Research shows that young men are trending down in everything from testosterone levels to graduate degrees. This presentation will explore the crisis in manhood and present practical biblical solutions for raising young men today.  

Thursday, 3:45 pm
Fatherhood in Focus

We focus on the importance of fathers from biblical and sociological perspectives.   Research shows that fathers who lead spiritually with firmness and love, produce children that most often stay true to God and thrive in life.  Unfortunately most dads are missing their high calling by a wide margin largely because they were never taught. This presentation will provide tips and practical steps for taking fatherhood from good to great!  

Friday, 3:45 pm
Building Better Men

Men’s ministry is simply a Christ-centered, relationship-based, discipleship program designed to transform ordinary men into extraordinary men of God.  This is primarily accomplished through small discipleship groups where men experience brotherhood, learn what godly manhood is all about, and find support and accountability.  This presentation will provide tools for building authentic godly men in an increasingly godless age.