Sessions

Convention sessions feature dynamic speakers, including church and lay ministry leaders and active ASI members. Additional highlights include inspirational Members in Action testimonies from laypeople around the world who are sharing Christ in their various marketplaces. Each session also features music performed by individuals who have consecrated their hearts and talents to the Lord.

The focus for 2016 ASI International Convention is "Called. Chosen. Committed." this theme will be carried over into the seminars. 






WEDNESDAY EVENING KEYNOTE SESSION (7:00 PM) - “Called. Chosen. Committed” (North Hall AB - Level 300)

A personal challenge to each one of us is to consider how we are relating to the calling that God has on our lives. Our response is critical to the fulfillment of the mission that God has given us.

ProfileSTEVE DICKMAN For the past 25 years, Steve has served in the capacity of President and General Business Manager at Harbert Hills Academy in Savannah Tennessee. Steve also serves as the ASI President and enjoys assisting Non Profit’s with developing strategies for effectiveness. Steve and his wife Brenda are parents to two grown and married daughters and have the joy of two grandsons. Encouraging supporting ministries, evangelism and mission work are some of Steve’s favorite activities.




THURSDAY EARLY MORNING PRAYER (6:15 AM) - “United Prayer” (Room 229 A)




THURSDAY MORNING DEVOTIONAL (7:00 AM) - “Called“ (North Hall AB)

Jesus’ last call is to put Jesus first. He wants everyday followers who make God first and last and best in everything. You are called to follow Jesus. So when He meets up with you, do nothing halfway.

ProfileMARTIN PROEBSTLE PhD, is the dean of the Theology Department and professor of Old Testament at Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen in Austria. He is married to Marianne, and they call two energetic university students their sons. He is passionate about studying and teaching the Bible with “fresh eyes”, discovering the power of Its ancient words anew with others. At the moment, he listens attentively to the messages of Daniel and Zechariah and enjoys lingering in God’s sanctuary. And he wants to see Jesus.




THURSDAY MORNING SESSION (9:00 AM) - “Praying the Radical Prayer“ (North Hall AB)

Jesus invites us to join Him in His harvest work. The harvest is great, but too many laborers have become distracted by things of lesser importance. If we give Him permission, the Lord of the harvest will throw us out into His harvest, putting us in the place where we will be most effective in His work.

ProfileDEREK MORRIS currently serves as president of Hope Channel, Inc., and host of Hope Sabbath School, an in-depth interactive study of the Word of God broadcast worldwide on Hope Channel. Prior to this appointment, he served as a local church pastor, university professor, and associate secretary of the General Conference Ministerial Association. His greatest joy is found in helping people to experience a life-changing encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ.




THURSDAY EVENING SESSION (7:00 PM) - “ASI Members in Action” (North Hall AB)

ASI Members share how they are using their God-given talents to witness to others. Come and listen to professionals and business members who have committed their lives to the Master and who are using their jobs, businesses, hobbies, vacations, and travel opportunities to reach those who come their way. Get ready to be inspired as your heart is touched. Gain a vision for what Christ can accomplish in and through you!




FRIDAY EARLY MORNING PRAYER (6:15 AM) - “United Prayer” (Room 229 A)




FRIDAY MORNING DEVOTIONAL (7:00 AM) - “Chosen“ (North Hall AB)

Jesus’ last call is to put Jesus first. He wants everyday followers who make God first and last and best in everything. You are called to follow Jesus. So when He meets up with you, do nothing halfway.

ProfileMARTIN PROEBSTLE PhD, is the dean of the Theology Department and professor of Old Testament at Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen in Austria. He is married to Marianne, and they call two energetic university students their sons. He is passionate about studying and teaching the Bible with “fresh eyes”, discovering the power of Its ancient words anew with others. At the moment, he listens attentively to the messages of Daniel and Zechariah and enjoys lingering in God’s sanctuary. And he wants to see Jesus.




FRIDAY MORNING SESSION (9:00 AM) - “Sexual Purity; Lost & Found“ (North Hall AB)

Danielle’s past experiences enable her to address many of the challenging issues facing our young people today.  Same-sex attraction, sexual sin, broken relationships, and a deep aching void that nothing could fill.  Yet after her long dark night, joy came in the morning, and God has since helped her to see more clearly a tracing from cause to effect in her life. She will be sharing her personal testimony, especially as it relates to sexual purity.

ProfileDANIELLE HARRISON having walked away from a life of unbridled sensuality and self-indulgence, today Danielle truly is a New creature in Christ! She is an Associate Director of ‘Coming Out’ Ministries, a ministry which unites four individuals in sharing their testimonies of freedom from sexual sin and same-sex relationships. All four members travel around the world sharing messages of hope and healing, not just for the homosexual, but for all sinners in need of a Savior.




FRIDAY EVENING SESSION (7:00 PM) - “Great is Thy Faithfulness: My Journey into Medicine“ (North Hall AB)

On Friday evening, Dr. Shin will share his testimony of how God led him into medicine.

ProfileJOHN SHIN graduated from Loma Linda University Medical School in 2014 and is currently doing his internal medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He plans to pursue a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology and looks forward to sharing the hope of Christ with those facing terminal illness. He is blessed to have the love and support of his wife, Elisa, and two daughters, Sophia and Charis.




SABBATH EARLY MORNING PRAYER (6:15 AM) - “United Prayer” (Room 229 A)




SABBATH MORNING DEVOTIONAL (7:00 AM) - “Committed“ (North Hall AB)

Jesus lasts. This core conviction propels the life and mission of the called and chosen ones and produces tamid loyalty. – So, be committed to Jesus.

ProfileMARTIN PROEBSTLE PhD, is the dean of the Theology Department and professor of Old Testament at Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen in Austria. He is married to Marianne, and they call two energetic university students their sons. He is passionate about studying and teaching the Bible with “fresh eyes”, discovering the power of Its ancient words anew with others. At the moment, he listens attentively to the messages of Daniel and Zechariah and enjoys lingering in God’s sanctuary. And he wants to see Jesus.




SABBATH SCHOOL (9:00 AM) - “Jesus Mingled with People“ (North Hall AB)

Sabbath School Adult Quarterly Lesson Study.

ProfileNATASHA DYSIGNER is a happy homemaker and speaker/writer for Pathway of Promise. She is passionate about ministry to young people, with a special emphasis on young women having a vision for the beauty and potential of their ministry in the home and abroad, as presented in the Scriptures. She also has a heart for orphans and victims of sex trafficking. She loves family and gardening, and is the very happy wife of Paul Dysinger. They work, travel, and minister together from their home base in the rolling hills of middle Tennessee.




WORSHIP SERVICE (10:45 AM) - “Committed“ (North Hall AB)

An urgent call demands an urgent response. With Earth’s final hours fast approaching, God looks for a people willing to rise to meet history’s greatest challenge.

ProfileJOHN BRADSHAW is the speaker/director of It Is Written, a global media evangelism ministry founded in 1956 by George Vandeman and headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Married to Melissa and the father of two children, Pastor Bradshaw is an evangelist, pastor, writer, and the presenter of It Is Written’s English-language television programs and the daily devotional Every Word.




PANEL DISCUSSION (4:00 PM) - “Unfinished Business - A Conversation with our World Church Leaders“ (North Hall AB)

During this special Sabbath afternoon feature, we will sit down and visit heart-to-heart and face-to-face with with our division leaders from around the globe. Our eyes will be opened and our hearts deeply stirred as we learn more of the challenges they face, the obstacles before them, and the great needs that still remain. World division presidents of the Seventh-day Adventist Church will participate on the panel.

ProfileSTEVE DICKMAN has served in the capacity of president and general business manager at Harbert Hills Academy in Savannah, Tennessee for the past 25 years. Steve also serves as the ASI president and enjoys assisting nonprofits with developing strategies for effectiveness. Steve and his wife, Brenda, are parents to two grown and married daughters and have the joy of two grandsons. Encouraging supporting ministries, evangelism, and mission work are some of Steve’s favorite activities.




ProfileANDI HUNSAKER lives in a Boston suburb with her husband Bob, both of whom are physicians practicing in Boston. She serves as General VP for ASI. Her passion is studying the Bible and giving Bible studies. She is an adult Sabbath school teacher at her local church in Stoneham, MA.








SABBATH VESPERS (7:00 PM) - “Title coming soon“ (North Hall AB)

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ProfileDAN JACKSON is the president of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. Jackson is a native Canadian and, with the exception of five years of service in the Southern Asia Division, has lived and ministered in Canada. He is a graduate of Canadian Union College (now Canadian University College) and Andrews University, from which he holds an M.A. in Religion in Systematic Theology. During his career, Dan has served the church as a pastor, teacher, and administrator. Dan and Donna enjoy the three children and four grandchildren the Lord has given them.