2012 SESSIONS


The 2012 ASI International Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, featured a dynamic line-up of general session speakers, including church and lay ministry leaders, and active ASI members. Video and audio links are posted below.

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     2012 CONVENTION GUIDE


WEDNESDAY EVENING KEYNOTE—6:45 PM
"It's Time...To Afflict Our Souls"

Frank Fournier is French Canadian and was born into a Roman Catholic home. He joined the Adventist Church when he was 27 years old and started working with supporting ministries in March of 1975. For five years, he served as president of Woodland Park Foundation, a supporting ministry in South River, Ontario, Canada, He then taught Bible for two years at Fountainview Academy in British Columbia. In 1987, he and his family moved to Zambia, Africa, where he served as the director of Riverside Farm Institute for six years. In 1997, he and his wife, Janet, began serving with Outpost Centers International, where Frank served for five years as executive vice-president. He has served as president of Eden Valley Institute since 2003 and is also the president of ASI.
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WEDNESDAY 3ABN NIGHT LIGHT—8:00 PM

Topic: Church Unity
Featuring Ted N.C. Wilson, Mark Finley, Jim Gilley, Brad Thorp, and Danny Shelton

This 3ABN Night Light panel discussion features church and media leaders discussing the need for church unity and Christian love amidst the global conversation on the topic of women's ordination, among other issues presently facing church leaders. Participants include Brad Thorp of the Hope Channel, Jim Gilley of 3ABN, GC president Ted N.C. Wilson, retired GC vice president Mark Finley, and Danny Shelton of 3ABN.
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MORNING DEVOTIONALS—7:00 AM (Thurs. – Sabbath)

Neil Nedley, MD, is the president of Weimar Institute and a physician who specializes in internal medicine, mental health, and the difficult to diagnose patient. He is the founder of Nedley Health Solutions, founder and author of the widely acclaimed Nedley Depression & Anxiety Recovery Program, and the author of many books on a variety of health-related topics. He has lectured and taught extensively around the globe on nutrition and lifestyle. Dr. Nedley and his wife, Erica, have four sons—Joel, Allen, Nathan, and Justin.

"Increasing Your Capacity to Learn, Retain, and Apply Knowledge"
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"Abraham Lincoln, Ellen White, Emotional Intelligence & True Leadership"
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"Self and Salvation—The Two Emotional Attributes Necessary For Salvation"
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THURSDAY MORNING SESSION—9:00 AM
"Doubtless"

John Bradshaw is the fourth speaker/director of the international It Is Written media ministry and a native of New Zealand. While working as a disc jockey, he received a copy of the The Great Controversy and joined the Adventist Church six months later, where he met his wife, Melissa. He has worked as an evangelist for Amazing Facts and has also pastored in Lexington, Ky., and College Place, Wash.. During his 15 years of pastoral ministry, he has held more than 80 evangelistic series, most recently in Las Vegas.
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THURSDAY EVENING SESSION—7:00 PM
"Members in Action"

ASI members serving around the world as lay workers will share their personal stories of mission and service. They'll tell of the challenges, victories, and miracles they've have experienced while "Sharing Christ in the Marketplace." This yearly program is one of the highlights of the annual ASI International Convention. Hear stories of commitment and sacrifice that will both convict you and inspire you to action!
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THURSDAY 3ABN NIGHT LIGHT—8:00 PM
Topic: Contemplative Prayer & Spiritual Formation
Featuring Mark Finley, Frank Fournier, Dan Jackson, C.A. Murray, Derek Morris, Harold Lance, and Dan Houghton
This 3ABN Night Light panel discussion features church and media leaders discussing the trending topics of contemplative prayer and spiritual formation that are influencing churches of all denominations today, including the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Participants include retired GC vice president Mark Finley, ASI president Frank Fournier, NAD president Dan Jackson, C.A. Murray of 3ABN, GC associate vice president and Ministry magazine editor Derek Morris, ASI Missions Inc. president Harold Lance, and Dan Houghton of Hart Research.
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FRIDAY MORNING SESSION—9:00 AM
"Christ Our Righteous in the Last Crisis"

Steve Wohlberg is the speaker/director for White Horse Media. He has authored more than 30 books and is a frequent guest on radio and television shows. His passion is Jesus Christ and His love, as well as the importance of obedience to the Ten Commandments in preparation for Christ's soon return. Steve has been featured on three History Channel documentaries and has spoken by special invitation inside the Pentagon and the United States Senate. He lives in Priest River, Idaho, with his wife, Kristin, and their two children, Seth Michael and Abigail Rose.
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FRIDAY EVENING SESSION—7:00 PM (preceded by 6:30 p.m. Advent Hymn Sing)
"It's Time...To Overcome"

Chad Kreuzer attended a series of meetings In the year 2000 that were held by ASI's Youth For Jesus in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was baptized following the meetings and almost immediately went into full-time ministry. He and his wife, Fadia, have a video ministry called Anchor Point Films. They produce the Scripture Mysteries Documentary Series. Chad also presents seminars on health, the Bible, the creation vs. evolution debate, and overcoming habits and addictions. He and Fadia currently live at the Black Hills Health and Education Center in South Dakota, where they enjoy the outdoors.
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SABBATH SCHOOL—9:00 AM
"Friends Forever"

Phil Mills, M.D, is a dermatologist who practices in Blue Ridge, Ga., and a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He also works with My Bible First, which produces resources to help parents and churches capture the interest of children and youth and bring them to a knowledge of and love for Jesus and the Bible.
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SABBATH WORSHIP SERVICE—10:45 AM
"My Father's Business"

Shawn Boonstra is a native of British Columbia, an experienced evangelist, and a former speaker/director for It Is Written. He originally committed his life to gospel ministry after attending an It Is Written series, and later took theology at Andrews University. He has held major evangelism series in cities all over the world and is the author of 15 books. His clear grasp of Scripture and his warm, dynamic presentation style have inspired thousands. He and his wife, Jean, live with their two daughters in Maryland, where he currently serves as associate ministerial director for the North American Division.
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SABBATH AFTERNOON—4:00 PM
"ASI Presents with Elder Ted N.C. Wilson"

 ASI member activities will be highlighted during this program, with special emphasis on outreach work being done in major cities. A special presentation will be made by Elder Ted Wilson, president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Ted N.C. Wilson was elected president of the Seventh-day Adventist world church in July 2010. Pastor Wilson began his church career in 1974 as a pastor in the Greater New York Conference. He served as assistant director and then director of Metropolitan Ministries in New York from 1976 to 1981, then went on to serve the church's African-Indian Ocean Division as departmental director and later as executive secretary. Subsequent posts included associate secretary at the church's world headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, president of the Euro-Asia Division in Moscow, Russia, and president of the Review & Herald Publishing Association, and General Conference vice president. He holds a doctoral degree in religious education, a master of divinity degree, and a master of science degree in public health. He is married to Nancy Louise Vollmer Wilson, a physical therapist. He and Nancy have three daughters—Emilie, Elizabeth, and Catherine—and five grandchildren.
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SABBATH VESPERS—8:00 PM
"He Shall Reign Forever"

Steven Grabiner first met Jesus Christ through a lay-run vegetarian restaurant ministry. Having been born into a Jewish home and immersed in counter-culture, this dynamic encounter with Jesus as the Messiah transformed Steven's life. He quickly began sharing his faith and newly-found Friend, working in city ministries in New York and Boston, and then in pastoral ministry. More recently, he had the privilege of working in Zambia for close to a decade, training laity to be evangelists and Bible workers. Currently serving as president of Outpost Centers International, Steven travels frequently, conducting seminars on topics such as the book of Revelation, apologetics, and leadership principles.
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