Camp Meeting Seminars

June 19-22, 2019​

Our theme is to build up the Family. The seminars are June 20 and 21, 9:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. 


     On Wednesday there will be an all day seminar for training Disaster Volunteers.  See the information Here:


Linda Sloop - Include Jesus in Your Cooking School

9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  Each class on Thursday and Friday is a repeat so choose the best time for your schedule to attend.  

You can build up God’s family by sharing healthy principles for life. Join Linda Sloop for cooking demonstrations, food samples, recipes, a nutrition talk and a spiritual topic from the Bible, (because good health is more than just physical). The spiritual ingredient is what helps people have the power to change their lifestyle and is vital to the health of the whole person.
Linda is a registered dietitian with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Loma Linda University. She is active in health ministry in the Yakima Adventist Church giving nutrition talks for healthy lifestyle classes.
She and her husband Rick enjoy an active lifestyle of hiking, backpacking, cross country skiing,
working in their fruit orchard and teaching Sabbath School classes. They are eagerly expecting their
first two grandchildren this summer.

Andrew McCrary - Buildng a Sticky Church 

This seminar will be presented at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday and repeated at that same time on Friday.  

Every Sabbath the Holy Spirit inspires spiritually hungry people to walk through our church doors for the first time. Some will find a place to call home and a spiritual family. Some never come again.
This interactive seminar explores simple ways that you and your church can maximize the chance guests will return and call your church home, while avoiding dangerous turnoffs.
Andrew McCrary is the director of the Trust Department in the Upper Columbia Conference and has pastored many years as well in this conference.

Stephen and Karen Wickham - Grundy Reversing Diabetes Seminar

Presented in six parts Thursday and Friday at 9:30 a.m., 2:30 and 4 p.m.

Learn how you can strengthen your family and your church family in this powerful seminar that addresses a major health risk faced by many Americans. 
This seminar is based on science and is consistent with our Adventist health message.
Stephen and Karen Wickham have conducted numerous health programs in their community and beyond over the last six years. This dynamic couple, both nurses with more than 77 years of healthcare experience between them, have received multiple awards for their work, most recently the 2015 Rural Health Association of Tennessee’s Merit award. They give credit for the success of the program to the Lord.

9:30 a.m.    Diabetes is Not a Sugar Problem, So What is it?
2:30 p.m.   The Carbohydrate Solution
4 p.m.        What Makes us Fat?


9:30 a.m.    Proteins that Heal and Hormones that Sabotage

2:30 p.m.    Slowing the Aging Process and Getting the Most Out of Your Genes

4 p.m.         Building Up the Family of God Through Diabetes Reversal Education

Jeremy McCombs - Raising Lazarus 
This seminar will be presented Thursday and repeated on Friday.  

Roll away the stones and remove the grave clothes that hinder adult Sabbath School from being the living discipleship tool it was intended to be. Discover how you can build up your church family by revitalizing this vital discipleship ministry. Find out how Sabbath School influences you and your family.
Jeremy McCombs works in Upper Columbia Conference as director of the Church Ministries and Discipleship. He previously served as the pastor in the Pendleton and Pilot Rock churches.

Sung Kwon - Discipleship and Ministering Cross- Culturally

These two seminars will be presented at 2:30 and 4 p.m. Thursday and repeated at that same time on Friday.  

Equipping Disciples Through Transformational Leadership Opportunities
Expand your capacity to be an effective leader in your family or the work place. Jesus lived His life as a humble servant, “Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many” Matt 20:28.

Ministering & Managing Cross-Culturally
How can you create opportunities to build relationships and understanding with people that are different? This seminar reviews the tools needed to reduce apprehension, communicate effectively, and establish genuine trust and acceptance. Another dimension for those who want to minister effectively across cultural barriers is the need to learn and understand the culture in which we live before we initiate public ministry. This course will challenge you to identify your own biases and learn to adapt so you can build bridges of communication with your neighbors.
Sung Kwon has served as the executive director of the North American Division of Adventist Community Services (ACS) since 2001. He is also a main speaker in the Big Tent. Read more about Kung Kwon here.

Anita Roberts - The Power of Praying for Family 

Two seminars will be presented at 2:30 and 4 p.m. on Thursday and repeated at that same time on Friday.  

Discover ways to enrich and build up your personal prayer life through this two-part seminar with Anita (Justiniano) Roberts.
Anita (Justiniano) Roberts was born and raised in South America. She currently serves part-time for the SECC as a Pastoral Spouse Care Coordinator and Women’s Ministry Director. Anita received a Masters in Pastoral Ministry from Andrews University Theological Seminary in 2018. She is also blessed to serve as the prayer coordinator for the Loma Linda University Church.
In all her capacities, her greatest joy is to point people of all ages to Jesus. Her husband of 32 years, Randy, and her married children, Austin & Nicole and Miranda & Matthew are the loves of her life.

She will present two seminars on prayer.
2:30 p.m. The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children
4:00 p.m. The Power of Praying for your Spouse

Claudio and Pamela Consuegra - The Healing Gift of Forgiveness & Almost Happily Ever After

Two stand-alone seminars offered Thursday and Friday at 9:30 a.m.

The Consuegras are offering two seminars. Thursday at 9:30 a.m. they will share “The Healing Gift of Forgiveness.” Friday at 9:30 a.m. they will present “Almost Happily Ever After: Marriage Principles from the Old Testament.”
Drs. Claudio and Pamela Consuegra have worked as a husband and wife team in the area of family ministries in numerous conferences. They bring a wealth of experience in their backgrounds and education.
Claudio has worked in law-enforcement, hospital and hospice chaplaincy and is a marriage and family counselor holding a Doctor of Ministry degree in family ministries from Andrews University.
Pamela has served in Adventist education as a teacher, principal and superintendent of schools and holds a Ph. D. in Leadership from Andrews University.

Paul Blake - Romans: Making it Clear for All 

This seminar will be presented at 9:30 a.m., 2:30 and 4 p.m. on Thursday and repeated at the same times on Friday.  

Are you looking for ways to build up your family devotionals? Maybe you’re looking for ways to bring life to your small group Bible study. Join Pastor Paul Blake as he takes you through a three-part study of the book of Romans. The central message of Romans is the power of God for salvation to everyone (from children to grandparents) who believes. Romans 1:16. The study on Romans will help unify all in brotherly love.
Paul Blake is the senior pastor of the Spokane South Hill Adventist Church. He is passionate about sharing Bible truth.

Part 1: They are arguing about what?
Part 2: Promises and Inheritance
Part 3: Life and Death

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 Linda Schaffner - Possibilities Ministries: Children with special needs  

This seminar will be presented twice on Thursday and repeated on Friday.  

In 2010 Linda Schaffner’s youngest child was diagnosed with Autism. This gave her first-hand experience in the daily struggles of parenting a child with special needs as well as the incredible joy that comes in helping them discover their possibilities.
Linda Schaffner has been involved in children’s ministries for over 15 years -- as Sabbath school teacher, local church children’s ministries coordinator, VBS director, camp meeting division coordinator, and conference children’s ministries coordinator. Currently she is the Special Needs Specialist for the NAD Children’s Ministries Department. Linda graduated from Loma Linda University with a Master of Physical Therapy degree.
Possibilities Ministries: Welcome, Serve and Include Kids with Special Needs and Their Families -
Part I: Establishing an inclusive church culture
What children with special needs require most is a church that loves them and accepts them into their community as an integral part of the church family. A critical part of loving and accepting a child with special needs is to seek a better understanding of what their needs are. In this workshop you will discover how to create a church where these children and their families will feel welcome and can
realize what it is to be a part of the community of Christ.
Possibilities Ministries: Welcome, Serve and Include Kids with Special Needs and Their Families - 
Part II: Tools for successful inclusion
In this workshop you will learn practical tips and tools for creating an environment where children
with disabilities can successfully thrive. You will have hands-on-opportunities to learn about different
disabilities and how to best accommodate for their needs within your ministries.

Karla Kendall - Volunteer in Your Church
This event will occur at a booth in the gymnasium on Thursday and Friday; at at a seminar on Thursday at 2:30

Upper Columbia Conference is committed to assisting our churches and schools in providing safe environments. All volunteers who work in any capacity in a church or school need to be screened and receive training every three years. We can accommodate approximately six people at a time to go through the training. This time has been set aside to assist church members who need to renew their screening or begin it for the first time.


Elder Byron Dulan - Is Your Ministry Changing Your Community?

This seminar will be held Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. 

The itch that traditional Christian ministries have sought to scratch has changed. Join a discussion about how you can better understand and reach your community for Christ. Byron Dulan, NPUC Adventist Community Services Director, will challenge you to bridge the gap between your church and your community. ACS and outreach leaders and volunteers are especially invited to participate.