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Fall Camp Meeting 2015

November 4 – 6, 2015

Fall Camp Meeting 2015

Plan now to attend Fall Camp Meeting 2015!

  • Overview

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    Fall Camp Meeting is an annual favorite in the Heartland Conference! You’ve been running your motor wide open for the Lord, and it’s time to pull in and fill up your spiritual tank. You’ll enjoy gospel singing, fiery preaching while connecting with friends old and new. There will be some transforming truths shared in teaching that can help you and your church reach new levels. And don’t forget the home-cooked breakfast and lunches. Next stop: Fall Camp Meeting!

    Our theme this year is "In the Shadow of the Cross." You'll hear messages and teaching on a variety of topics including:

    • Breaking barriers to grow to new levels in our churches
    • Identifying and preparing the next generation as ministers

    Joining together from the individual churches of the Heartland Conference is how we become One Church In Many Locations!

  • Speakers

    Pastor Terry Bates

    Pastor Terry BatesTerry Bates is the Senior Pastor of Faith Church, a 1,000+ member congregation in Oklahoma City. During more than 30 years of ministry, Terry Bates has personally led three churches to incredible turnaround growth and has coached and trained hundreds of churches around the world on the principles from his book called "Positioning Your Church." He served as a trainer for Dr. John Maxwell’s Million Leader Mandate, in which he was personally involved in training over 250,000 church leaders.  Terry is also an expert capital campaign consultant and has worked with churches nationwide to successfully raise funds utilizing a revolutionary approach called "Hearing from God".

    Other ministries that Terry leads include T. L. Bates Ministries, Impact 5000 and Christian Leadership International. He is the host of the weekly television and radio ministry “Discover Faith” and is a regular host for TBN and a guest of Daystar.

    Rev. Bob Ely

    Rev. Bob ElyBob was born and raised in Anadarko, OK. Edith was born and raised in Norman, OK. Both came from divorced (broken) families. Bob was raised Nazarene and Edith Pentecostal. They met at the 1st Pentecostal Holiness Church in Norman, OK, where Edith was attending and Bob was saved, sanctified, baptized with the Holy Spirit and called to preach. They were married in that church on March 27, 1965. Edith worked as a medical transcriptionist/secretary so Bob could finish college. He attended the University of Oklahoma for two years, graduating from Southwestern College (now Southwestern Christian University) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion in 1967.

    Out of their union two children, Steve and Stephanie and five grandchildren, Jessica, Talmadge, Jennifer, Devin and Jayden were born. Edith has faithfully supported Bob in all ministry endeavors for more than 44 years, especially in administrative/secretarial work and in her own singing ministry. In March 2014, they will celebrate 49 years of marriage and ministry together.

    Bob brings wealth of ministry experience to the table. He has effectively ministered on local and national levels. He pastored two churches (University PH in Norman, Ok and First PH in Apache, OK). He has served as Conference Church Education Ministries Director (Pioneered the CEM Dept. in the West Oklahoma Conference), and Conference Superintendent (elected at 28 years of age, Bob served 12 years as Superintendent of West OK Conference). On the national level he has served on several denominational boards, including the General Board of Administration, the General Executive Board, Church Institutions Board, Evangelism USA Board, General Retirement Board (where he helped restructure the denominational program), several task force study committees, and President of the National Association of Pentecostal Holiness Evangelists. He was President of Southwestern Christian University for eleven years. He has also traveled extensively as a full-time evangelist.

    Pastor Darrel Blankenship

    Pastor Darrel BlankenshipDarrel Blankenship is a native Oklahoman, from Stratford, Oklahoma. He attended Southwestern Christian University and received his A.A., B.A., and M.M. In 1974, he and his wife Sharon, received a call from a small church in Crystal Springs, Mississippi to come and serve as Pastor. They have served in that position now for 41 years and have witnessed significant growth in those years.

    Pastor Blankenship serves on several International Foundations; ie. K.U.R.E. Foundation, David Livingstone Foundation, and A.C.O. Foundation. He also is a Master Trainer with Mission Catalyst, based out of Houston, Texas. He has a passion to see The Great Commission fulfilled in his lifetime.

  • Schedule

    Here's a list of what you can expect at Fall Camp Meeting 2015!

    Wednesday, October 4

    7:00 pm

    Praise and Worship: Kelly and Heather Martin

    Speaker: Pastor Terry Bates

    After
    Service
    Snack Bar and Fellowship

    Thursday, October 5

    7:30 am Prayer
    8:30 am Breakfast
    9:30 am

    Praise and Worship: Brad Davis and SCU Worship Band

    Morning Sessions: Breaking Growth Barriers in the Local Church

    12:30 pm

    Lunch

    1:30  Breakout Session with Terry Burchett on Human Trafficking
    2:30 Gospel Singing
    7:00 pm

    Praise and Worship: Kelly and Heather Martin

    Speaker: Rev. Bob Ely

    After
    Service
    Snack Bar and Fellowship

    Friday, October 6

    7:30 am Prayer
    8:30 am Breakfast 
    9:30 am

    Praise and Worship: Brad Davis and SCU Worship Band

    Session 1: Pastor Lynn Ice — Reproducing Leaders

    Session 2: Pastor Darrell Blankenship

    12:30 pm Lunch
    1:30 Ministers' Wives and Lady Minister Fellowships
    7:00 pm

    Praise and Worship: Kelly and Heather Martin

    Speaker: Pastor Darrell Blankenship

    After
    Service

    Fellowship at restaurant of your choice

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