Presenters 2017-07-27T23:08:34+00:00
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Kyle Allen read bio

Sabbath, Evening Vespers – 8:00 p.m. – Ballroom B

No Applications, Only Commitments

Commitment in a non-committal world: What does this look like for God’s people living on the threshold of eternity?

Julian Archer read bio

Friday, Morning Session – 9:00 a.m. – Hall D

The Cross-eyed Christian

Does wealth have an impact on the spiritual life of individuals, congregations, and entire nations? Is it possible to be financially secure without becoming spiritually bankrupt? Learn the answer directly from Julian Archer, as he shares his personal testimony. Not to be missed!

Friday, Track 4 – 10:45 a.m. – 370 B

The Christian Atheist – Believing in God but Trusting in Money

you love God but actually trust money more? How can we both love and trust God in our materialistic, money-centric world? This seminar could be the most challenging and inspiring presentation you’ve ever heard on the Bible’s advice for managing money.

Elías Baquero read bio

Sabbath School – 9:00 a.m. – Hall D

The Priority of the Promise

Sabbath School panel lesson on Galatians

Daniel Binus, MD read bio

Friday, Track 4 – 3:30 p.m. – 370 B

Coming out of Complacency

The effect of stress on mental health, the difference between good and bad stress, and how stress can be a rich blessing and actually help prevent burnout.

Shawn Boonstra read bio

Sabbath, Sermon – 10:45 a.m. – Hall D

Called. Chosen. Committed.

Sabbath morning sermon.

Alexis Abrahantes Carralero read bio

Friday, Evening Session 7:00 p.m. – Hall D

A God of Hope in Hopeless Times

My personal testimony about the conversion of my mother and me in Communist Cuba.

Michael Dant read bio

Friday, Track 2 – 3:30 p.m. – 371 A

Delighting in the Almighty – A Practical Guide to Primitive Godliness

The only thing better than living the Christian life is living the Christian life and relishing it. Loving and enjoying God is one of the greatest privileges that God has given to mankind. And yet, for most of my sincere Christian life, I failed to enjoy God. My love for Him was tepid, at best. In this seminar we will look at why the plant of love failed to grow in my life and how, in practical terms, we can Delight in the Almighty.

Jim and Virginia Davidson read bio

Friday, Track 1 – 3:30 p.m. – 371 B

Jesus and Science Seminar

Humanity is inside a “Box” of rock-solid limitations. In order to understand reality and live effectively, we need Revelation from outside “the Box.” But “the Box” is not empty! Reality consists of natural and supernatural. Understanding reality helps us recognize why science often doesn’t agree with the Bible. How can science and math help us better understand God and His incredible creative power? Our purpose is to point to Jesus through science and Scripture!

Ruben Dias read bio

Thursday, Track 4 – 10:45 a.m. – 370 B

Top Tips for Entrepreneurial Success — Panel Discussion

Discover practical entrepreneurial daily habits and learn how to embrace risk to achieve true and impactful success. Explore how the Bible and the writings of Ellen White are the best business books to develop your entrepreneurial career, by aiming for big goals and never settling for the ordinary. Instead of behaving like everybody else and conforming with average results, take action today, and remove luck and chance from your business equation to achieve meaningful entrepreneurial Christian success.

Steve Dickman read bio

Wednesday, Keynote Session – 7:00 p.m. – Hall D

The Curse of Meroz

God is calling His children to involve themselves in His work, earnest persevering work for the salvation of souls. In Mark 13:34 we find the parable where Jesus says He has given to every man his work. The question remains, though, will we do our work while there is still time or will we be found unfaithful when He returns?

Sabbath, ASI Presents – 4:00 p.m. – Hall D

ASI Marks 70th Anniversary

In this compelling Sabbath-afternoon program, history comes alive! We will explore the intriguing roots of ASI and span the time between then and now. We will see how ASI’s vision and mission have expanded around the globe, and how this will most assuredly impact God’s work in the future, as well as your life—if you will let it. You won’t want to miss this program!

Ron Duffield read bio

Friday, Track 1 – 10:45 a.m. – 371 B

Righteous by Faith – Seeing Further than Martin Luther

“We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history” (Life Sketches, p. 196). In this seminar, Ron Duffield will discuss Adventist History in light of the message of Righteousness by Faith and how this core message is meant to be the foundational message upon which all other Adventist distinctives are to be built, including the Sanctuary message and the Laodicean message. In this session, we will glean many lessons from our past history that are beneficial today.

Mark Finley read bio

Thursday, Track 1 – 3:30 p.m. – 371 B

The Authority of the Scriptures

During this seminar we will explore the role of Scripture in the life and witness of the church. We will probe such questions as, Is the authority of Scripture absolute? How does one harmonize individual conscience with the authority of Scripture? How can we apply the role of Scripture in our personal lives? We will also carefully examine one of Satan’s most subtle last-day strategies to undermine the authority of Scripture and erode confidence in the Word of God. This seminar will provide you with practical principles to discern deceptions and understand scriptural truth.

Sabbath, ASI Presents – 4:00 p.m. – Hall D

ASI Marks 70th Anniversary

In this compelling Sabbath-afternoon program, history comes alive! We will explore the intriguing roots of ASI and span the time between then and now. We will see how ASI’s vision and mission have expanded around the globe, and how this will most assuredly impact God’s work in the future, as well as your life—if you will let it. You won’t want to miss this program!

Vicki Griffin, MS, Human Nutrition read bio

Thursday, Track 3 –  10:45 a.m. – 370 C

Teaming up Health and Gospel Evangelism: Touching Lives, Teaching Truth, and Gaining Decisions

Health and gospel evangelism combined are a powerful tool for personal renewal, church revival, and public evangelism. Participants will discover exciting new methods and tools for personal growth as well as home, neighborhood, and church outreach. Learn how to teach a balanced, truth-filled message of health, restoration, and end-time truths in a convincing, professional, and winsome way. Experience practical guides for gaining decisions, discipleship, and developing successful, connected evangelism events.

Todd Guthrie, MD read bio

Thursday, Morning Session – 9:00 a.m. – Hall D

Window of Opportunity

A window of opportunity exists whenever someone is willing to listen to what we want to share. How do we maximize that opportunity? Marketers seek to engage us for 15 minutes to save us 15 percent, where God uses windows of opportunity to save souls. The next 15 minutes could be our last opportunity. How can we best utilize that limited time? From his own experience, Todd will tell the story of such a window of opportunity.

Ryan T. Hayes read bio

Thursday, Track 3 – 3:30 p.m. – 370 C

Signature of the Designer: Seeing God Through the Creation

The way in which this planet is designed to support life is of such complexity and beauty that it provides a deeper appreciation for the days of Creation. This presentation will discuss how science can be used as a witnessing tool for the great Designer of the universe. As we see the design that was built into this world, it reduces the chances of “chance” being a viable explanation for our planetary home.

Danny Houghton read bio

Thursday, Track 4 – 10:45 a.m. – 370 B

Top Tips for Entrepreneurial Success — Panel Discussion

Discover practical entrepreneurial daily habits and learn how to embrace risk to achieve true and impactful success. Explore how the Bible and the writings of Ellen White are the best business books to develop your entrepreneurial career, by aiming for big goals and never settling for the ordinary. Instead of behaving like everybody else and conforming with average results, take action today, and remove luck and chance from your business equation to achieve meaningful entrepreneurial Christian success.

Andi Hunsaker read bio

Thursday, Morning Session – 9:00 a.m. – Hall D

One Hour to Live. The Gospel

How does a Christian react in the face of death? Are we filled with fear or does the gospel sustain us?  Martyrs like Huss and Jerome sang when facing death. Do we only have an intellectual knowledge of the gospel or has the gospel transformed our hearts and lives and given us a living experience? What part of the gospel story has so captivated your heart that, despite life’s challenges, including death, you will agree with the Apostle Paul when he says, “None of these things move me”?

Robert Hunsaker read bio

Sabbath School – 9:00 a.m. – Hall D

The Priority of the Promise

Sabbath School panel lesson on Galatians

Ranela Kaligithi read bio

Friday, TMI – 2:00 p.m. – 371 B

Total Member Involvement

The goal of TMI is “Each One, Reach One, Lose None, Disciple All.” Gain practical strategies and proven resources that can be easily implemented. Whether you’re a lay member or a church leader, this presentation will provide relevant information that will lead to Total Member Involvement.

Justin Kim read bio

Sabbath School – 9:00 a.m. – Hall D

The Priority of the Promise

Sabbath School panel lesson on Galatians

Evelyn Kissinger, RD, MS read bio

Thursday, Track 3 –  10:45 a.m. – 370 C

Teaming up Health and Gospel Evangelism: Touching Lives, Teaching Truth, and Gaining Decisions

Health and gospel evangelism combined are a powerful tool for personal renewal, church revival, and public evangelism. Participants will discover exciting new methods and tools for personal growth as well as home, neighborhood, and church outreach. Learn how to teach a balanced, truth-filled message of health, restoration, and end-time truths in a convincing, professional, and winsome way. Experience practical guides for gaining decisions, discipleship, and developing successful, connected evangelism events.

Bill Krick read bio

Friday, Track 3 – 3:30 p.m. – 370 C

Witnessing Cold Turkey

You love God, and want to share Him with others. But what do you say to someone you have never met? How do you approach someone “cold turkey”?—and does any of this work, anyway? Using real-life experiences, this seminar will demonstrate how God can use YOU—and your church!—to reach the strangers around you.

Don Mackintosh read bio

Thursday, Track 2 – 10:45 a.m. – 371 A

Leading with Enthusiasm

In this seminar we will look at the vital role of enthusiasm (en theos = God within) in leading others. Whether you are a parent, business owner, teacher, preacher or any other type of leader, you will come away enthused and with new energy for the journey to which God has called you.

James L. Marcum M.D. FACC read bio

Friday, Track 2 – 10:45 a.m. – 371 A

The Physiology of Worship

This seminar will help attendees understand why we are sick, what the Bible says about it, and how our worship affects our physiology. Dr. Marcum will share concepts from his recently released seven-week Bible study entitled “Biblical Prescriptions for Life,” which offers a biblical approach to improving health and prioritizes a restorative relationship with Christ. Join Dr. Marcum on this journey following Christ’s example of caring for physical needs and pointing the sick towards the Father.

Melody Mason read bio

Thursday – Sabbath – United Prayer, 7:00 – 7:45 a.m. – 360 A

Above and Beyond Praying and Living

Based on Ephesians 3:20, this short devotional and morning prayer time will challenge and inspire you as Melody shares how to take your relationship with God to the next level both in praying and living. “The inexhaustible fullness and the all-sufficiency of Christ are at our command if we walk before God in humility and contrition” (Manuscript 140, 1902). Let us move forward on our knees. Let’s dare to ask for more, for God’s glory.

Duane McKey read bio

Friday, TMI – 2:00 p.m. – 371 B

Total Member Involvement

The goal of TMI is “Each One, Reach One, Lose None, Disciple All.” Gain practical strategies and proven resources that can be easily implemented. Whether you’re a lay member or a church leader, this presentation will provide relevant information that will lead to Total Member Involvement.

James Rafferty read bio

Thursday, Morning Session9:00 a.m. –  Hall D

Have You Prayed for the President?

The Bible isn’t called the “Good Book” for nothing. It is good enough to remind humans of how evil, wicked, sinful—how selfish—our fallen natures are. Therefore, we need a Savior. I need a Savior. You need a Savior. The political election in the United States reminds us that we all need a Savior. Every political leader in this world, no matter how good or bad, needs a Savior. And understanding the corporate-ness of our fallen humanity leads Christians to pray for all mankind. Which then begs the question—Have you prayed for the president?

Sabbath School – 9:00 a.m. – Hall D

The Priority of the Promise

Sabbath School panel lesson on Galatians

Charles Sarr read bio

Sabbath, ASI Presents – 4:00 p.m. – Hall D

ASI Marks 70th Anniversary

In this compelling Sabbath-afternoon program, history comes alive! We will explore the intriguing roots of ASI and span the time between then and now. We will see how ASI’s vision and mission have expanded around the globe, and how this will most assuredly impact God’s work in the future, as well as your life—if you will let it. You won’t want to miss this program!

Jamie Jean Schneider read bio

Thursday, Track 43:30 p.m. – 370 B

The Social Media Mission Field

In this session, Jamie Jean Schneider shares reflections on the current scope of social media and its value for ministry and business. She’ll also cover best practices for social media managers, and case studies from several ministry-focused, social media campaigns.

Lyndi Schwartz read bio

Sabbath School – 9:00 a.m. – Hall D

The Priority of the Promise

Sabbath School panel lesson on Galatians

Michael Tuazon read bio

Friday, TMI – 2:00 p.m. – 371 B

Total Member Involvement

The goal of TMI is “Each One, Reach One, Lose None, Disciple All.” Gain practical strategies and proven resources that can be easily implemented. Whether you’re a lay member or a church leader, this presentation will provide relevant information that will lead to Total Member Involvement.

Cindy Tutsch, DMin read bio

Thursday, Track 110:45 a.m. – 371 B

Ellen White and Her End-Time Relevance

Discussion of Ellen White’s comments on last-day events, with particular emphasis on the increasing merger of religious and political elements. Do current societal trends, weather aberrations, global economy, and acts of terrorism validate Ellen White’s identification of end-time scenarios in the great controversy? This presentation focuses on Ellen Whites’s impact on postmodern, globalized, and pluralist Adventism.

Jared Thurmon read bio

Thursday, Track 4 – 10:45 a.m. – 370 B

Top Tips for Entrepreneurial Success — Panel Discussion

Discover practical entrepreneurial daily habits and learn how to embrace risk to achieve true and impactful success. Explore how the Bible and the writings of Ellen White are the best business books to develop your entrepreneurial career, by aiming for big goals and never settling for the ordinary. Instead of behaving like everybody else and conforming with average results, take action today, and remove luck and chance from your business equation to achieve meaningful entrepreneurial Christian success.

Tom and Alane Waters read bio

Thursday, Track 3 – 3:30 p.m. – 370 C

Connected Relationships in a Disconnecting World

We live in a world that provides the greatest and fastest connections with others more than at any time in history. Unfortunately, relationships at every level are breaking down at an alarming rate. This seminar will cover what we must do practically, if we want to have a vibrant relationship with God, our spouse, family, church, and community.

Ted Wilson read bio

Friday, TMI – 2:00 p.m. – 371 B

Total Member Involvment

The goal of TMI is “Each One, Reach One, Lose None, Disciple All.” Gain practical strategies and proven resources that can be easily implemented. Whether you’re a lay member or a church leader, this presentation will provide relevant information that will lead to Total Member Involvement.

Sabbath, ASI Presents – 4:00 p.m. – Hall D

ASI Marks 70th Anniversary

The goal of TMI is “Each One, Reach One, Lose None, Disciple All.” Gain practical strategies and proven resources that can be easily implemented. Whether you’re a lay member or a church leader, this presentation will provide relevant information that will lead to Total Member Involvement.

Ron Woolsey read bio

Friday, Track 310:45 a.m. – 370 C

“Journey Interrupted” by ‘Coming Out’ Ministries

The much-anticipated documentary film following the journeys of five individuals through the LGBT culture, revealing the divine, miracle-working power of God to reach the unreachable, to change the unchangeable, and to transform lives from self-orientation to lives of service for Jesus. The mission of “Coming Out” Ministries is to inspire, to inform, to enlighten, and to equip the church for compassionate, loving service, especially regarding the difficult issues surrounding the LGBT culture and addictive behaviors.