Speaker Sessions

Adults enjoy inspired speaking sessions and insight into global missions in the Tabernacle. When you are able to get away from everyday life it often allows the voice of God to become much clearer and more profound!

Session Schedule

Sunday10:30 a.m.
Monday10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. (Missions Q&A) & 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday7:30 p.m.
Wednesday10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. (Speaker Q&A) & 7:30 p.m.
Thursday*10:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

* Daniel "Ambush" Wallace will be speaking  


2017 Speakers   

Week 1, June 10-16

Carl KerbyCarl Kerby

Carl Kerby is the co-founder of the apologetics ministry Reasons for Hope. He has served as a founding board member, author, and widely known speaker for Answers in Genesis. Providing answers to difficult questions, Carl inspires people to dig deeply into God’s Word to debunk the lies and myths that attack the Christian faith.

Mission Emphasis: New Tribes




Week 2: June 17- 23

Dr. Richard Allen Farmer

Richard FarmerDr. Richard Allen Farmer is an experienced pastor, gifted pianist, and college chaplain, having served and taught around the world and in nearly every U.S. state. Dr. Farmer currently serves as pastor of the Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Mission Emphasis: India Rural Evangelical Fellowship (IREF)

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Week 3: June 24 - 30

Matt CarderMatt Carder

Matt Carder is the lead pastor of Commonway Church, a recent church plant in Muncie, Indiana. He is passionate about teaching Scripture—in particular, connecting the dots between biblical cultures and contexts and helping people apply these truths today.

Mission Emphasis: Mission EurasiaMake reservation

Week 4: July 1-7

Dean Fulks

Dean Fulks

Dean Fulks is the lead pastor and planter of LifePoint Church in Columbus, Ohio. Dean is also a coordinator with SEND North America—an organization seeking to plant churches in the largest unreached cities in the U.S. and Canada.

Mission Emphasis: International Friendships (IFI)

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Week 5: July 8-14

Dr. Ron ClineDr. Ron Cline

Dr. Ron Cline, Global Ambassador for Reach Beyond (formerly HCJB Global), is a gifted communicator. Ron is a pastor, educator, counselor, and missionary who travels around the world sharing Christ and training leaders.

Mission Emphasis: Reach Beyond (HCJB)Make reservation

Week 6: July 15-21

Dr. Rob RienowDr. Rob Rienow

Dr. Rob Rienow’s most important ministry is loving his wife Amy and partnering with her to lead their seven children to love God. He is the founder of Visionary Family Ministries (visionaryfam.com), a pastor, international conference speaker, and the author of several books.

Mission Emphasis: PioneersMake reservation

Week 7: July 22-28

George DeJongGeorge DeJong

George DeJong serves as Pastor of Holland Heights Church in Holland, Michigan. George’s great delight is to share and to teach God’s word in the context of Egypt, Jordan, and Israel. George has participated in and led dozens of study trips to the Middle East.

Mission Emphasis: Holy Land MinistriesMake reservation


Week 8: July 29 - August 4

Dr. John BarnettDr. John Barnett

Dr. John Barnett has served congregations in Michigan, Georgia, Rhode Island, California, and Oklahoma. He is now the senior pastor at Calvary Bible Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In 1998, he founded Discover the Book Ministries. John has published devotional books, and led tours of the Holy Land.

Mission Emphasis: International Justice MissionMake reservation

Week 9: August 5-11

Ted BryantTed Bryant

Ted Bryant’s passion for engaging the whole family as well as seeing healthy marriages grow, drives his work as the Pastor of Family Ministry at Granger Community Church in Granger, Indiana. His experience in ministry both as a professor at Bethel College and as a pastor has been focused on creating support to build healthy families. He lives in South Bend, Indiana with his wife, Angela, and their six kids.

Mission Emphasis: East West MinistriesMake reservation