Camp Meeting &
Ministries Convention 2021

Speaker Info

Information about speakers at this conference

Speaking at:
Ministries
Leadership
Training I

Keeping Health Ministries Creative and Relevant

The traditional means of delivering ministry initiatives have been changed because of the global health crisis. This seminar will outline ways in which participants can explore and initiate ministry in altered/challenging contexts.

Ministries
Leadership
Training I

From Plateau to Growth: Every Member Connecting Like Jesus - Part 1/2

Learn through a real-life ministry experience how you can develop a “every member a minister” strategy for innovative evangelism to transition your church from plateau or decline to Growth.

Ministries
Leadership
Training I

Connecting Jesus on the inside - Identity and Purpose

How can we find our true identity in Christ? How does the Gospel expose the lies that we have believed about ourselves? What of me does God needs to fulfill his purposes? Come to explore salvation as inner healing and how the Gospel speaks afresh to our wounded heart.

Ministries
Leadership
Training I

How to prepare your church for a Disaster

Participants will learn how to prepare their families, the Church and the community before a disaster and what to do during and after it passes.

Ministries
Leadership
Training I

Making Family Worship Easy and Fun

This workshop will help to make this special family time a delightful, happy, interesting time, filled with enthusiasm and anticipation so that the whole family looks forward to it each evening.

Ministries
Leadership
Training I

The Forgotten Gift: What You and Your Difficult Child Have in Common

Adventist Possibility Ministries (APM) is grounded in the belief that the gospel changes everything including the way we see ourselves, others and even God. There is no perfect church or family, but how we relate to imperfection is vital. People go where they are welcomed, but stay where they are valued. The workshop will focus on twelve principles of possibility thinking and acting that has brought hope and a new sense of mission to those whose identity is not built on what they can’t do, but rather on what can be possible.

Ministries
Leadership
Training I

What is Deaf Ministry really about

Discover what is deaf ministry and why it is not under the Disabilities Ministries umbrella

Ministries
Leadership
Training II

Autism and Your Church

It is likely that your church already includes someone with ASD. If you are a ministry leader, church school teacher, or church volunteer, discover specific ways to identify, interact with, and teach those with ASD. Using six key areas of difference, this session will take several best practices in special education and apply them to a church setting. Leave with new ideas to try this week!

Ministries
Leadership
Training II

From Plateau to Growth: Every Member Connecting Like Jesus - Part 2/2

Learn through a real-life ministry experience how you can develop a “every member a minister” strategy for innovative evangelism to transition your church from plateau or decline to Growth.

Ministries
Leadership
Training II

Connecting with Jesus on the outside - Cross-cultural Mission as Healing

What Good News does God wants to bring to our wounded world? If God’s purpose all along is to build a multi-cultural family, how is he going about healing broken relationships? How is God’s church his agent of reconciliation? Together we will answer these questions for the sake of God’s mission in a climate of distrust and fear of the “other”.

Ministries
Leadership
Training II

Teaching Sexuality to Children

In this workshop we will explore the myths about sex education and discuss general principles for teaching sexuality to children at the different age levels and gender.

Ministries
Leadership
Training V

Needs assessment for your community

Participants will learn how to know what are the top needs in their community and what they can do to meet some of those needs.

Ministries
Leadership
Training II

Stewardship of Mission

The interactive virtual seminar will focus on Biblical stewardship as a disciple’s response to the mission of God. Participants will have a fresh understanding of what is the mission of God for the church, why does it really matter, and how leaders and members as stewards can make its fulfillment a reality today.

Ministries
Leadership
Training IV

Revive - Rethink - Reimagine

Navigating the post-Covid 19 Ministry Terrain. This seminar is for all elders and deacons; Dr. Joseph will share some creative ways to do Ministry in this season and some tools we need for Ministry's future.

Ministries
Leadership
Training I

Sabbath School - the Heart of the church

Sabbath School can bring life to the church just as the heart brings lifesaving blood to the body. This seminar will present the fundamental principles that make Sabbath School come alive. Ideas and resources will be shared to strengthen your Sabbath School and transform it into a disciple-making organism that will GROW Your Church.

Ministries
Leadership
Training III

L’ÉCOLE DU SABBAT: LE CŒUR DE L’ÉGLISE

Ce séminaire a pour but de retracer en premier lieu un bref aspect historique de l’École du Sabbat et, en deuxième lieu, le but principal pour lequel elle a été créée.

Ministries
Leadership
Training III

5 Things You Need to Grow Real Community in a Virtual Space

ZOOM-ed out? Feeling isolated from everyone? Learn how to connect authentically with individuals while ministering virtually. This workshop seeks to share creative, intentional and simple ways to grow real community and nurture relationships in virtual spaces by harnessing the power of social media and online platforms. In addition to this, we will also explore powerful ways to connect with individuals by meeting their spiritual, emotional & physical needs.

Ministries
Leadership
Training III

Why Should Adventists Reach out to Muslims?

In this seminar we will learn if Adventists should reach out to Muslims or not. Do Adventists have anything to offer to Muslims that other Christians don’t?

Ministries
Leadership
Training III

Ministry to Prisoners 101

This seminar provides information about prison ministry of the Ontario Conference, an overview of the function of the Justice System, the Biblical imperative to minister to prisoners, and practical training for the volunteer ministries available to SDA church members.

Ministries
Leadership
Training III

Nurturing Children’s Alone Time with Jesus

One of the more important things to be instilled into the lives of children is spending time alone with Jesus reading the Bible and praying each day.

Ministries
Leadership
Training III

Emotional and Spiritual care through Adventist Community Services

Attendees will learn how to minister to individuals suffering from trauma in the aftermath of a disaster. Also, how to care for their spiritual needs without pushing religion down their throats.

Ministries
Leadership
Training II

Total Sabbath School Involvement

Ellen White wrote that the influence of Sabbath School should improve and enlarge the church. So why do so many Sabbath Schools seem to be declining? In this seminar, we will explore specific ways that pastors, superintendents, teachers, and members can work together to experience a Sabbath School revival in your local church.

Ministries
Leadership
Training IV

UNE ÉCOLE DU SABBAT ET UN DÉPARTEMENT DES MINISTÈRES PERSONNELS POUR UNE ÉVANGÉLISATION NUMÉRIQE

L’objectif de ce séminaire est d’enseigner la vocation première de l’École du sabbat en lien avec l’évangélisation. L’École du Sabbat existe dans les églises pour former des disciples. C’est une École qui doit tenir compte de l’époque dans laquelle elle forme des disciples. Sa vraie vocation est d’amener des âmes à Christ.

Ministries
Leadership
Training IV

Who is Jesus in the Qur’an?

In this seminar we want to find out if Islamic sources are speaking against Jesus or presenting Jesus more than a prophet?

Ministries
Leadership
Training IV

How Local Churches Can Minister to the Families of Prisoners

This seminar provides an overview of the incarceration rates and how spouses, partners and children are affected, a plan for local church ministry to families of prisoners, and practical ways for local churches to locate and minister to these families.

Ministries
Leadership
Training IV

Helping Children Cope with Bullying

As we address the topic of bullying, we must begin by talking about ways to help our children develop positive relationship skills. This one thing will impact so many other aspects of their lives and the bullied as well as the bully would benefit from learning the art of relationship building.

Ministries
Leadership
Training IV

Unlearning to Pray

Prayer is often presented as an activity that is confined to a place, time and/or event. In certain situations it is intimidating and structured. In this seminar, the presenter will demystify prayer, remove the structured wraps, and place formulas in their contexts so that participants can experience the beauty of unbridled communication with God.

Ministries
Leadership
Training V

Growing Your Church: TMI and the GROW Model

The Total Member Involvement Initiative follows Jesus Commission for each and every disciple to share the gospel with the world. Appreciating this initiative, we will identify a model from scripture that helps to grow and retain disciples within the body of Christ.

Ministries
Leadership
Training V

UNE ÉCOLE DU SABBAT FONDÉE SUR CINQ MINISTÈRES

C’est un séminaire qui permet à chaque membre de l’École du sabbat de pratiquer les quatre objectifs de cette dite École par l’intermédiaire des cinq ministères qui doivent être enseignés par les coordinateurs des soins dans les unités d’action et les moniteurs( facilitateurs).

Ministries
Leadership
Training III

Changing the Growth Trajectory of Your Sabbath School

In the ministry and mission of the church, is there still a role for Sabbath School? Amidst the changes in demographics, technology, and world views, how can a church grow its Sabbath School? This seminar provides an opportunity for attendees to critically assess their Sabbath Schools, and identify a new approach or approaches in growing Sabbath School.

Ministries
Leadership
Training V

Parenting & the Media Challenge

Today’s Children’s Ministry leaders are addressing issues and topics that those who paved the way never even dreamed of. The bombardment of technology into every aspect of our lives is a cultural change that did not enter our world until the end of the last century and it is not a passing fad.

Ministries
Leadership
Training V

Evangelistic Small Groups

Small groups started in the garden of Eden. They were a part of the ministry of Jesus and the early church. The Adventist movement was founded on small groups. However in the church today small group ministry is often non-existent and when it is it doesn't seem to lead to church growth. In This seminar, we will discover the secret to powerful small groups that also grow the Kingdom of God

Ministries
Leadership
Training V

Teen Girls & Mental Wellness

Young women are battling anxiety, depression, and low self-worth like never before, and very few of them know where to turn for help. This seminar equips those working with youth to better understand the challenges and needs of young women in order to provide effective ministry through mentorship. Participants will gain insights into the needs of teenage girls, be better equipped to mentor them during a transitional time in their life, and have tools to create a safe atmosphere in your church for youth.

Ministries
Leadership
Training V

inVerse Sabbath School: Next Generation Bible Studies

Not EITHER/OR, but find out about a Bible study series that utilizes both digital AND analog formats. This presentation will look at the inVerse Bible study guide, used by young adult Sabbath Schools around the world. Find out how it is used as a tool for personal spirituality, discipleship, small groups, and young adult/campus ministry.

Ministries
Leadership
Training V

Stewardship of Mission

The interactive virtual seminar will focus on Biblical stewardship as a disciple’s response to the mission of God. Participants will have a fresh understanding of what is the mission of God for the church, why does it really matter, and how leaders and members as stewards can make its fulfillment a reality today.

Ministries
Leadership
Training V

Did Jesus Use Sign Language?

Question and answer session

Ministries
Leadership
Training I

Mentoring Leaders: Tips for Building a Mentoring Ministry in Your Church

Who in your past (or even now) showed an interest, created a safe space for you to be honest, pointed you to God’s Word, entered into the hard conversations with grace and peace, spurred you on in gospel-growth and created space for you to become aware of your identity and calling? This is what mentoring leaders looks like.

Ministries
Leadership
Training II

Mentoring Leaders: Tips for Building a Mentoring Ministry in Your Church

Who in your past (or even now) showed an interest, created a safe space for you to be honest, pointed you to God’s Word, entered into the hard conversations with grace and peace, spurred you on in gospel-growth and created space for you to become aware of your identity and calling? This is what mentoring leaders looks like.

Ministries
Leadership
Training III

How to Help Teens Discover their Love for God

Have you ever struggled with helping your teenage son or daughter, group, or pathfinder club understand the joy of having a personal relationship with Jesus? Many teens/youth are taught a “one size fits all” approach to connecting with Jesus, that leaves many disconnected from our loving Saviour. Join Pastor Matthew Piersanti as he explains simple concepts and practical steps to help you help any teenager begin or develop their personal relationship with Jesus in a way they will enjoy

Ministries
Leadership
Training III

Exploring Creativity in Young Adult Ministry - Part 1/2

Are you ready to explore the exciting world of Young Adult Ministry? If your answer is yes, then this workshop is for you! The "Exploring Creativity in Young Adult Ministry" workshop is intended to excite and engage Young Adult leaders by equipping them with tools, resources, and techniques to make an immediate impact on their Young Adult Ministry. I can't wait to meet you there!

Ministries
Leadership
Training IV

How to Help Teens Discover their Love for God

Have you ever struggled with helping your teenage son or daughter, group, or pathfinder club understand the joy of having a personal relationship with Jesus? Many teens/youth are taught a “one size fits all” approach to connecting with Jesus, that leaves many disconnected from our loving Saviour. Join Pastor Matthew Piersanti as he explains simple concepts and practical steps to help you help any teenager begin or develop their personal relationship with Jesus in a way they will enjoy

Ministries
Leadership
Training IV

Exploring Creativity in Young Adult Ministry - Part 2/2

Are you ready to explore the exciting world of Young Adult Ministry? If your answer is yes, then this workshop is for you! The "Exploring Creativity in Young Adult Ministry" workshop is intended to excite and engage Young Adult leaders by equipping them with tools, resources, and techniques to make an immediate impact on their Young Adult Ministry. I can't wait to meet you there!

Ministries
Leadership
Training V

40 Days of Prayer to Reach Your Community

Want to connect with your church community, your neighbors, your co-workers? When you pray for people you connect your heart with theirs. A prayer priority becomes a calendar priority. Come and be inspired to participate in this adventure with God as you seek what His heart seeks.

Ministries
Leadership
Training I

Connecting Like Jesus - Online and Offline

During this pandemic, people are becoming Zoomed out and disengaging from church. We have two challenges as church communicators and leaders:

  • Connecting with members/visitors/viewers to create community and fellowship online
  • Connecting with the unconnected members—those who are not online
Our speaker, Dr. Bryant Taylor, will touch on how we can keep members/visitors engaged as our churches are not yet able to operate in person at full capacity.

Ministries
Leadership
Training II

Taking your Live Stream to the Next Level

In 2020, our traditional view of church was disrupted. Out of necessity, most of our churches shifted operations online, and even as COVID-19 restrictions decrease, online church is here to stay.

In this session, Dr. Bryant Taylor will share some tips for increasing the production value of your church’s live stream whether you’ve been online for years or are new to the game. You won’t want to miss it!

Ministries
Leadership
Training V

Online Communications SOS - Panel Discussion

In this session, church communicators will share examples of their online communications and get real-time critique from our speaker and tech guru, Dr. Bryant Taylor. Attendees will have a chance to submit photos, videos and links of their studio setup, website, e-newsletter and social media platforms before the session for Dr. Taylor to review. There will also be time for general Q & A and sharing of best practices among communicators and other church leaders.

Ministries
Leadership
Training III

Why Seniors Ministry and How to start One

Why do we need Seniors Ministry and helpful steps to start one.

Ministries
Leadership
Training IV

Taking Seniors Ministry to the Next level

What’s working well; What’s not and more.

Ministries
Leadership
Training V

A Perspective of Canadian Justice

This seminar will cover Aboriginals in the Justice System. Incarcerated youth and restorative justice. Adults in Federal and provincial facilities and insight on how the Canadian justice system works

Ministries
Leadership
Training V

Becoming a Mission Driven Church

Church leaders will learn how they can help move their congregations from simply drifting along to become mission-driven. This session will provide them with practical and powerful tools and resources to help them lead ministries and departments to strategically work together to keep their church focused on its mission to connect people to Jesus.

Ministries
Leadership
Training I

Risk Management for Youth Leadership / Pathfinders

  1. Understanding the Pillars of Risk Management:
    1. Risk Identification
    2. Risk Control
    3. Risk Financing
    4. Goals of ministry
  2. Safety and the Counselor
  3. Communication
  4. Supervision Policies and Child Protection – extensive topic in Bullying
  5. Abuse Prevention & Intervention – extensive discussion in safeguarding children from the church manual
  6. Health History & Training
  7. Safe Transportation

Ministries
Leadership
Training III

Risk Management for safety Officers

  1. Understanding the Pillars of Risk Management:
    1. Risk Identification
    2. Risk Control
    3. Risk Financing
  2. Role of Safety Officers
  3. Communicable DZ – Reopening of Churches
  4. Self-Inspections of Properties
  5. Maintenance
  6. Emergency Planning
  7. Activities and Transportation
  8. Incidents & Claims

Ministries
Leadership
Training III

Organizing the Church to be the Spiritual Leader of Your City

Join this session if you want to reconcile your community service and evangelism into meaningful church growth. This is a practical teaching seminar that will provide the proven tools necessary to reach the city your serve.

Ministries
Leadership
Training II

Empowering Seniors through Healthy Aging Strategies

Factors that affect aging and the determinants of healthy aging, such as falls/injury prevention, physical activity/brain exercise, nutrition, social connectedness, the frailty factor and also life after retirement.

Ministries
Leadership
Training IV

AMP Club Ministries – Power Beyond Our Walls

This seminar intends to show the importance of the Adventurer, Master Guide, & Pathfinder (AMP) Club Ministries in preparing children and youth to survive and thrive in this fast-changing world. When properly utilized as discipleship programs for children and youth ages 4-18, AMP Ministries will be a powerful tool to harness the full potential of young people to enable them to become true “Servants of God and Friends to Man.” Learn how AMP can contribute to the growth of your local church. Discover new and creative ways how to sustain a mission-driven club ministry especially in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic. As churches tap on this power (AMP) under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, children and youth will come alive and serve God “beyond our walls.”


OTHER PRESENTERS:

Velma Morgan
Executive Coordinator, Ontario Conference Adventurer Council

Marcia Forde
Asst. Executive Coordinator, Ontario Conference Adventurer Council

Robert English
Executive Coordinator, Ontario Conference Master Guide Council

Chester Lewis
Executive Coordinator, Ontario Conference Pathfinder Council

Gloria Allen
Asst. Executive Coordinator, Ontario Conference Pathfinder Council

Ministries
Leadership
Training I

Cultural Sensitivity: Indigenous Ministries for Northern Ontario - Part 1/2

This seminar is designed to provide pertinent information regarding the First Nation people, their land, culture, etc. that will help prepare club ministries, youth, and church groups as they plan to do mission projects in Northern Ontario. With a better understanding of and sensitivity to the First Nation culture, they will be able to serve the community more effectively.

Facilitator: Pastor Garth Geddes, Sioux Lookout

Ministries
Leadership
Training II

Cultural Sensitivity: Indigenous Ministries for Northern Ontario - Part 2/2

This seminar is designed to provide pertinent information regarding the First Nation people, their land, culture, etc. that will help prepare club ministries, youth, and church groups as they plan to do mission projects in Northern Ontario. With a better understanding of and sensitivity to the First Nation culture, they will be able to serve the community more effectively.

Facilitator: Pastor Garth Geddes, Sioux Lookout