Children’s Program: 2018 Convention

June 26-July 1, 2018

Get ready for another fantastic year of learning, fun and friends at the 166th Oregon Christian Convention.


Your child will love the programs and activities planned this year during the week of convention!




Here are some forms to get filled out before you arrive:

2018 OCC Nursery

2018 K-5th Grade Registration

Afternoon Activity Child Permission Slip

OCC 2018 Children’s Program

SERVE: Putting Others First for God

Mark 9:35 “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”

The theme of this year’s children’s program is “SERVE.”  Our emphasis this year will be on challenging students to put others first so that they can see God.  This goes against much of our culture which promotes putting ourselves first.  However, our children have the potential to change our selfish world and can redeem the purpose of the Church to seek and save those who need Jesus.

  • Seek God in All Things
  • Empty Ourselves for God      
  • Relate by Being Servants
  • Voices of God’s Love
  • Enjoy Sharing Jesus’ Ministry

We are planning a fun and exciting time for all the students who attend this year to learn the joy of serving God by putting others first.  The morning program and the night sessions will complement one another in order to fully explore our theme and each topic.  Each morning the children will experience a great time of worship, explore God’s Word, participate in fun application activities, and have the opportunity to express their creative side in arts and crafts.  Each night the children will start with the adults in the evening program, and then have their own program where they will be engaged in different active ways to learn more and apply what they learned in the morning.


Special Announcements

Tuesday Night we will have a kick-off party in Jubilee Hall to get our week started with a big bang!

Friday Night we will be sharing a special in the OCC evening main session!  




Our kids this year will also be involved with IDES food pack at the OCC.

Kids will not want to miss this year’s children’s program at the OCC!  We look forward to seeing everyone at the conference and having an awesome time together.

Amber and Russell Grove

Amber and Russell Grove are both Professors of Christian Education at Boise Bible College and have over 30 years of experience in Children’s and Youth Ministry.  “Our passion is for kids to love God and realize how much God loves them so that they can know how important they are to Him, His Church, and His Mission. “  God has used them to work with churches in Idaho, Oregon, Ohio, Indiana, Florida, and Guyana, South America.  They have also spent years teaching and leading camps in Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Colorado, and Florida.  “Investing in our children is one of the most important tasks of God’s people, and it is the most important ministry we have been called to do in our lives.”

Amber and Russell have three adult children who are all graduates of Boise Bible College and have committed their lives to serving God in the ministry of the church.  The Groves enjoy spending as much time as they can with their kids’ families and spoiling their seven grandkids. 




Led by Margaret Cleveland, First Christian Church, Salem

Where: Heritage House on the west side of Jubilee Lodge.

When: 8:45 AM—Noon, 1 PM afternoon for Food Pack and 2 PM session and 6:45 PM to the end of evening session (about 8:30 PM)

The Nursery/Preschool Program is growing each year. This year our theme will be “On This Rock” as we learn how the early Christians followed Jesus’s teachings and started the church. Children, please remind your parents this is a “not to miss” part of the convention!

Get the registration form filled out before you arrive: 2018 OCC Nursery





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