Be Still & Know – Selah
We’re looking forward to a very exciting Adult Conference this year to be held at Northwest Christian Church in Columbus, Ohio from June 19-23, 2017. The Rev. Dr. Judy A. Alston, Professor at Ashland University, is our Vesper Speaker. Dr. Lisa Davison, Professor of Hebrew Bible at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, is our daily Bible Lecturer. Conferees may choose two of the four classes we are offering. Our teachers and their classes are:
Rev. Harry & Rev. Deb Bolen, Retired & Pastor at Cambridge First Christian –
“Everyday Life in the Spirit”
Our class will focus on how to use everyday events to further develop a deeper sense of the presence of God in your own personal life. We will practice several spiritual disciplines and explore different ways people have seen their everyday lives as gifts to God. "Be still, and know that I am God . . ." (Psalm 46:10)
Bob Freisthler, Music Teacher - “Songs of Meditation”
A class devoted to music written to aid or facilitate a spirit of meditation and prayer.
Rev. Christopher Stark, Pastor at Niles First Christian -
“Mindfulness in the Midst of Tumult”
With current issues, business, and general stressors constantly tugging at our attention, our group will take intentional time to focus on the present and listen for the voice of God in our midst. Using different forms of mediation, this class will consider and practice the theological implications and personal benefits of intentional mindfulness.
Rev. Dr. John (Tim) Savage, Retired – “Developing Spiritual Intimacy with God”
This brief workshop will explore four different concepts about God. A different one each day. 1) The gentleness of God - during the workshop we will experience this concept. 2) The whisper of God- Learn how to hear the whisper. 3) Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. How does that happen? What is the will of God on earth? 4) How to build a profound spiritual support group. John has survived three bouts of cancer. How is that possible?
The Registration fee for this excellent week of learning, worship, fun, fellowship, and relaxation is only $200 (not including lodging). We also have part-time registration for any number of days, and the cost is as follows:
Daily Fee with 2 meals -$50 per day Daily Fee with 1 meal -$40 per day
Daily Fee with no meals - $30 per day Meal Price only - $12
If you opt for part-time registration, please contact Bob Thompson for payment instructions. Open at no cost are the 7:30 p.m. evening vesper services and 7:00 p.m. Thursday Consecration Service. Many churches consider the experience so valuable that they pay part of the registration for their members. Where there is need, scholarships for the registration fee and 25% of the hotel fee are also available through Adult Conference and are handled confidentially. To request scholarship help for a parishioner, ministers should write a letter of request with the person’s name, and mail it to:
Adult Conference Financial Liaison
746 Yorkshire Drive
Lima, OH 45804-3377
We respectfully ask that you announce Adult Conference to your congregation and lift up to them the importance of spiritual growth and learning. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further information or have other questions about Adult Conference. We stand ready to serve you and your parishioners in any way we possibly can!
Grace and Peace to you from your Adult Conference 2017 Officers.
Carol Cadwallader, President 330-633-7872 email@example.com
Wanda Werking, Vice President 419-234-7558 firstname.lastname@example.org
Carmen Mullane, Secretary 419-331-1169 email@example.com
Bob Thompson, Financial Liaison 419-221-0509 firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Conference is full of endless possibilities where faith is deepened and broadened, ministry leaders are born and nurtured, and fellowship within the wider Church is strengthened. Adult Conference is an inclusive, welcoming place, where conferees are free to explore issues openly, honestly, and without judgment. Through Adult Conference, conferees may find that God is calling them to explore horizons they had never considered or even dreamed of before. We hope that many will be able to experience the far-reaching impact that Adult Conference has in the lives of individuals.