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  


2018 Speakers   

Week 1, June 9-15

Ron Kopicko

Ron Kopicko has a unique gift of bringing the amazing truths of Scripture to life. His teaching and ministry will impact your walk with Jesus, your relationships, and your ministry to others.  Ron has served as chaplain for Spring Arbor University for over 36 years and is a member of the Gull Lake Ministries Board.  Ron has been married to his wife, Becky, for 42 years.

Mission Emphasis: SonSet Solutions




Week 2: June 16-22

  Rich Fangrad 

  Richard Fangrad co-hosts Creation Magazine LIVE! and has spoken on the creation/evolution issue since 1994. His background is in electronics, where his work involved communication satellite systems and digital radar. His study of Christian faith combined with his ability to describe complex scientific subjects in easily understandable ways led him to join the creation ministry full time in 1999.  He lives in Kitchener, Ontario, with his wife and five children.  

  Mission Emphasis: Sat-7

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Week 3: June 23-June 29

Dave Patty

Dave Patty is the founder and president of Josiah Venture, a mission organization focused on training next-generation leaders throughout Eastern Europe.  Dave has lived with his family in the Czech Republic for 22 years and is well-known in the region for his practical Bible teaching.  A second-generation missionary, Dave was born in the Philippines and served in Germany before launching what has become one of the largest leadership training organizations in Central and Eastern Europe. 

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Week 4: June 30-July 6

Dean Fulks

Josh & Dr. Sean McDowell

Josh McDowell shares the essentials of the Christian faith in everyday language so that youth, families, churches, and leaders are prepared for the life of faith and the work of the ministry.  He is author or co-author for 140 books, including More Than a Carpenter, and New Evidence that Demands a Verdict.  Josh and his wife, Dottie, have been married for 42 years and have four children and eight grandchildren. 

Dr. Sean McDowell is an Assistant Professor in a Christian biblical studies program at Biola University in Southern California.  He also teaches a high school Bible class.  Connecting to young people helps keep his message fresh and provides insights on faith he delivers to audiences across the globe. Sean is the author, co-author or editor of 17 books on Spirituality.  He and his wife, Stephanie, live in San Juan Capistrano, California, with their three children

Mission Emphasis: Josh McDowell Ministries

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Week 5: July 7-13

Brady Nemmers

Brady Nemmers is the senior teaching pastor at Keystone Community Church in Ada, Michigan.  He previously spent 15 years leading the student ministry team at Ada Bible Church. He is passionate about communicating the story of God in a way that is relevant, engaging, and applicable.  He lives in Grand Rapids with his wife, Sarah Anne, and four boys. 

Mission Emphasis: Journey fo a Joyful Life

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Week 6: July 14-20

  Steve Andrews

As lead pastor of Kensington Church, Steve Andrews' passion is to discover leaders, encourage them, and unleash them into the world.  Steve has spoken on church planting and leadership issues at conferences and seminars around the country.  Steve attended Wheaton College and later received his seminary degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity Seminary.  He lives in Rochester, Michigan, with his wife Paula, and is the father of four children.  

Mission Emphasis: Grace Gardens

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Week 7: July 21-27

Dr. Jim Samra

Dr. Jim Samra is a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, husband to Lisa, and dad to four children.  He serves as the Senior Pastor of Calvary Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Jim holds various degrees in ministry and philosophy from Dallas Theological Seminary and Oxford Seminary.  In addition to published articles and book reviews, he is the author of God Told Me, The Gift of Church, and Being Conformed to Christ in Community. 

Mission Emphasis: Slavic Gospel

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Week 8: July 28 - August 3

Marvin Williams

Marvin Williams is the Lead Pastor of Trinity Church in Lansing, Michigan.  Pastor Marvin is a regular writer for Our Daily Bread and Our Daily Journey, speaker for RBC Pastors Appreciate Events, and Athletes in Action devotions, chapels, and retreats.  He lives in Haslett, Michigan, with his wife, Tonia, and three children. 

Mission Emphasis: PCMMake reservation

Week 9: August 4-10

Todd Ahrend

Dr. Todd Ahrend is the founder and International Director of The Traveling Team, a national missions movement.  He and his wife, Jessica, have spent nearly 20 years traveling in the U.S. and abroad encouraging world evangelization. He has a doctorate from Gordon-Cornwell Theological Seminary and has spent time in more than 60 countries, including the Middle East, to promote spreading the Christian Faith.  Todd and Jessica are parents of five children. 

Mission Emphasis: Kids AliveMake reservation