|ONTARIO CONFERENCE CAMP MEETING
DATES: Saturday, June 8
VENUE: International Centre, Mississauga, ON
POSTER: Click here
This year, we have been focusing on Discipleshift (i.e., making disciples who make disciples) as Christ mandated in the great commission— “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”
Our 2019 camp meeting, to be held on Sabbath, June 8, at the International Centre, Mississauga, will continue this theme. Camp Meeting 2019 will also celebrate the fact that our Conference was formally organized 120 years ago at a camp meeting in London, ON.
Over the last 120 years, Ontario Conference has evolved into one of the largest and most diverse conferences in North America. In accordance with our REACH strategy, we have made inroads into ministry to several new groups—e.g., seniors, Millennials, blind and visually impaired, remote communities in the North and more. Join us as we reflect on how far we have come, and how far God can still take us if we are willing.
Get ready for an uplifting worship experience that will expound on what it means to be a disciple, why a Discipleshift is vital in these last days and the costs and joys of this shift in thinking and behaviour. Let us all prepare to be not just hearers of the Word, but doers, taking the lessons learned at this camp meeting and doing our part to hasten Christ’s coming.
Camp Meeting 2019 will feature Dr. Fredrick Russell (adults), Dr. Bruce Boyd (ordination), Pastor Tacyana Nixon (young adults), Luke Charles (teens), David Machuca (teens) and Alvea Hurlington (teens).
|| Dr. Fredrick Russell is the immediate past president of Allegheny West Conference, and lead pastor of Berean Adventist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the last 20 years, concurrent with his pastoral responsibilities, he has facilitated leadership training in church, corporate, academic, healthcare and governmental settings. Pastor Russell is happily married to wife Brenda, and the proud father of two young adults, and is blessed to have two amazing grandchildren.
|| Dr. Bruce Boyd has served the Seventh-day Adventist Church for 42 years as a pastor and professor: 13 years in the Montana Conference, 16 years in the British Columbia Conference, and 13 years at Burman University. He currently teaches classes in applied Christianity and specializes in Christian conflict transformation. He also serves as a conflict situation coach and mediator. Bruce and his wife, Loma, have three married children. He enjoys hiking, biking, camping, cross-country skiing, gardening, singing, conducting, whistling, and studying people.
|| Pastor Tacyana Nixon Former pastor of Princeton Adventist Church in New Jersey Conference, who, additionally, ministered to students on the campus of Princeton University. She is currently a Master of Divinity student at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. She’ll speak on Friday evening for the combined worship at Downsview Adventist Church and through Sabbath in Hall 3.
||Luke Charles Youth leader and youth elder at Barrie Adventist Church and president of Near North Regional Youth Association. A third year Kinesiology and Health Sciences student at York University, he will be the Sabbath worship service speaker midday in Hall 4.
|| Alvea Hurlington Former youth leader of Peterborough Adventist Church, member of OC Teens Ministry, and vice president of East Central Regional Youth Association. A first year Social Work student at Ryerson University, she was one of the Friday evening combined worship speakers at Downsview Adventist Church.
|| David Machuca Former Pathfinder director, youth elder and youth Sabbath school teacher at Spanish Bet-el Adventist Church. David is a first year Aerospace Engineering student at Ryerson University. He will be the Sabbath evening closeout worship speaker in Hall 4.
Early Morning Prayer & Praise
Everyone is welcome to attend the 7:30 session of prayer around the buildings at the centre and the Prayer and Praise service at 8:00 a.m. in Hall 5.
Other Prayer Opportunities
As in the past, those seeking special prayer and/or quiet time with the Lord during camp meeting may use the prayer room.
Individuals from the prayer team will be available in and around the facility to pray with you throughout the day. These individuals will wear a smock with the message, “May I pray with you?”
A prayer wall will be located in the north-east area outside Hall 5. Here attendees can attach personal requests (primarily for individual and corporate revival and transformation), as well as notes of praise and thanks. These must not have information that could identify individuals/situations.
Please note, no meals will be provided at the International Centre.
The Centre does not allow any food in any of the halls. All members are asked to picnic by their cars or at one of the local public parks (Wildwood Park, 3430 Derry Road East at the corner of Derry Road and Goreway Drive; Humberwood Park at Rexdale Boulevard and Humberwood Boulevard).
Exiting the Centre by Car
To reduce traffic congestion when exiting the International Centre by car at lunchtime, members are asked to use both exits—one on Airport Road and the other on Derry Road to the north of the parking lot. It is likely that cars will only be able to turn right on Airport Road. Turning left has contributed significantly to long wait times. Cooperation with the parking attendants and the police will demonstrate the kindness and patience of Adventists.
Camp meeting will again be broadcast live via the Internet at www.adventistontario.org in both high and standard definitions. Both adults and young adults’ services will be available for viewing.
The International Centre is located at 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga.