169th Northwest Christian Convention

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Theme: A Good Endurance

In this unprecedented time of a pandemic, political division and racial strife, the world is stumbling under the weight of these immense challenges.  Who will offer a better way forward as we seem so stuck and mired in our own agendas.  We find our strength failing as we tire from the seemingly unending anger, illness and loss.  We seem helpless to find solutions, especially ones that unify and renew.

The Church is called to be God’s good model of hope, love and healing.  How can the world look to us when we seem unable to find the strength to live differently?  The Good News is we can look to Christ for strength, heart and response.  Our Messiah and King offers an honest example of how to live with His Kingdom in mind and not an earthly one.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2 (NIV)

We need a Jesus perspective to navigate our own weakness, the challenge of discipleship and church’s mission. How do we hold ourselves as His followers? What are the ways we engage as neighbors and peacemakers?  How do we shine the light of Christ to a world that needs goodness and truth more than ever? How do we comfort and take care of the hurting and marginalized?

How do we endure with the strength of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit?

This year’s convention offers a way forward to us as His Children, as His Body of the Church, and as a renewed people of hope for our world.

Troy Dean, President, 169th Northwest Christian Convention; Campus Pastor & Assistant Professor, Christian Ministry, Bushnell University

In 2021 the NwCC happens live on the historic Oregon Christian Convention grounds in Turner, Oregon.

What can you expect on the grounds at OCC in 2021? OCC will follow state health & safety guidelines for Covid-19.

STAYING ON THE GROUNDS: This year’s convention will offer onsite housing for cabins, lodges and campsites. Get your reservation in early. Contact the OCC office dianne@oregonchristianconvention.org to reserve your housing.

CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROGRAMING will be happening for ages infant thru high school. Covid-19 health & safety guidelines will be followed. Expect an amazing amount of learning and growing to happen during this fun-filled week. This year’s youth program is being planned by Mitchell Davis, Youth Ministry Director at Redmond Christian Church and Brenda Lyon, North Plains Christian Church. Russell and Amber Grove are back to lead the 2021 children’s program. Russell and Amber are professors at Boise Bible College. Melissa Braun is overseeing the infant thru pre-school program. New this year: all children and youth programs will take place on the OCC grounds. (no more trekking across the field!)

FOOD SERVICE: Jubilee Lodge and Pioneer Café in the back of the Tabernacle will be serving food. This year will look different than in the past, as we follow Covid-19 health and safety guidelines.

REGISTRATION: Please register for the week early. This is a challenging time and your early registration will help us launch a great week. Click here to register.

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The 2020 event is available online at mynwcc.org. You have access to all the content ALL year long.

 

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