wednesday, July 17

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7 – 8 a.m.

Real. Powerful. Propelling. Love. – Morning Devotional

Kari Sheldon

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Holden Convention Center – Mt. Hood Auditorium

Hear how Kari connected the power of the blood with the power of His love! Discover how a girl once lost found hope in this love that propelled the trajectory of her life in a completely different direction and completely changed how she loves others. Learn how you can take hold of this real, powerful, propelling love…but hold on…because a love like this will send you on the adventure of a lifetime!

9 – 10 a.m.

Mid-morning Meeting

Gary Parks

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Holden Convention Center – Mt. Hood Auditorium

Gary Parks, Oregon Conference relational ministries director, will mentor us in developing more meaningful connections with the people around us. He'll be showing us how the love of God creates the opportunity for us to experience emotional healing, relational wholeness, and life more abundant while learning to love others better.

10:30 am – 12 pm

ETC Part 1: Have We Left the Back Door Open?

Sean Bellman

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Holden Convention Center – Laurelwood Room

We will take a look at the real reasons why people are leaving churches. What is influencing their decisions?

In the Beginning...There was Water – A Global Flood

Dr. Stan Hudson

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Holden Convention Center – Cascade Room A

Hear the worldwide flood stories and discuss the problems with current world views. Was Noah’s ark a mythic tale? Has the ark been found?

Life with Power – Biblical EQ

Joyce Choe MD, MPH

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Zull Hall

Emotional intelligence, or EQ, is a popular topic today. Have you ever considered that EQ is important for successful Christian living and that it’s actually not a new idea—it’s been in the Bible all along. Here are ways to apply the Biblical principles of EQ to live a victorious life.

Long-Term Care and Other Elder Law Issues in Washington

Karen L. Webber, attorney

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Conference Office Chapel

As we reach middle age, retirement and beyond bring new concerns and perspectives. Hear from Karen L. Webber and Beckie J. Pettis, two of Washington’s leading elder law attorneys, on a variety of thought-provoking topics. This seminar will discuss long-term care planning and Medicaid in Washington, including planning for a single person and how to financially protect the well spouse. The speakers examine transfer of asset penalties, the spousal impoverishment laws, planning for spend down and strategies to protect the family home. Information on the crucial timing and coordination of Medicaid planning in relationship to VA Benefits will also be presented. Additionally, the speakers will explain to you the tools available to assist an incapacitated person, including power of attorney and guardianship. Join us for a discussion on these important topics with lots of time for your questions.

The Challenge and the Privilege of Touching Our Communities for Christ

Patty Marsh

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Holden Convention Center – Cascade Room B/C

How do we engage in a culture that seems to have gone mad? Come and learn principles in this fast-moving presentation that can assist in making your engagement in the community natural, effective, powerful and full of joy along the way!

Upstream Suicide Prevention

Curtis Miller

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Holden Convention Center – Mt. Hood Auditorium

This workshop will explore the evidence revealing that the true experience of belonging is the most powerful prevention of suicide. Practical tools and immediately applicable information presented in an engaging format will encourage and equip participants to be difference makers in their relationships, their organizations and their communities.

2:30 – 4 pm

ETC Part 2: A Whole New World. How Do We Close the Door?

Sean Bellman

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Holden Convention Center – Laurelwood Room

So what is it like for someone who is joining the church and learning new things, maybe things they had never even heard of before. What can we do in preparation for a new believer to feel comfortable with their new church family?

Exercises for Fall Prevention

Ron Blehm PT, CEEAA, CSFI

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Zull Hall

In this presentation, Mr. Blehm will discuss the importance of fall prevention and give research supporting exercises as a fall prevention tool. Additionally, we will discuss some of the most effective fall prevention programs available. Finally, we will give participants an opportunity to actually practice some fall prevention and balance challenging exercises.  

Please wear comfortable clothing, supportive shoes and come prepared to be challenged with a bit of exercise.

Leveraging Partnerships in Health

Anne Johnston RN BSN, Public Health Nurse

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Holden Convention Center – Cascade Room B/C

As a health strategist and convener, Clark County Public Health has reframed its strategy for supporting vulnerable children and families and forged close relationships with faith-based organizations, public schools, and a mix of health, housing and social service providers. This rich network of engaged stakeholder has established effective channels of communication and trust that has developed over time which has created space for unique partnerships that can rapidly respond to community crisis as well as meet needs for children and families in ways that work and make a difference.

Long-Term Care and Elder Law Issues in Oregon

Wes Fitzwater, attorney

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Conference Office Chapel

As we reach middle age, retirement and then beyond, we discover new and critical concerns that come with aging. Wes Fitzwater, one of Oregon’s leading Elder Law attorneys, will help identify these concerns and discuss ways to protect yourself and your family. For example, few individuals or couples have enough income to pay for the high cost of long-term care ($3,500-$9,500 per month). We will discuss long-term care planning, asset protection and Medicaid in Oregon, including planning for a single person, how to financially protect the Well Spouse, the Oregon Income Cap, transfer of asset penalties, spousal impoverishment laws (spend down), and strategies to protect the family home. We will also discuss the tools available to assist individuals and families when facing incapacity, including Power of Attorney, Revocable Living Trusts and Guardianships and Conservatorships.

Meet My Great-Grandparents — James & Ellen White

Charles White

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Holden Convention Center – Mt. Hood Auditorium

Hear the story of the White family from the perspective of a family member. Charlie White, great-grandson of James and Ellen will share these stories and unique insights with the purpose of re-acquainting us with the personal side of the White family and destroying some of the myths that surround them. In this presentation you’ll hear about the early religious/conversion experiences of James White and Ellen Harmon and discover how this impacted their lives — and how it applies to our lives. We will also look at their courtship and marriage.

7 – 9 pm

The Loneliness that Kills – Genesis 2

Mark Witas

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Plaza Pavilion

An argument can be made that loneliness killed Jesus on the cross. Loneliness is essentially the second death. Tastes of loneliness are found all over this world. What can God’s church do, what can you do, to combat loneliness by loving like Jesus loved?

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