We have the following speakers booked so far for 2017. To view the speaker schedule go here.
1. (Littles) Creation Treasure Hunt
2. Heath Talk - Main Campfire: Let’s talk health and wellness! An open discussion of the believer’s role in caring for the physical body.
3. Fermented Food
Our physical bodies are a gift and a treasure. Paul tells us in 1Cor. 6:19-20, that they are temples that house the Holy Spirit. Join me as I demonstrate some simple ways to create nourishing probiotic foods through fermentation and juice kefir. Come taste samples and see how delicious nutrition can be!
Married to David Aguilar since 1995, they have five children that they homeschool in Hudsonville, MI. She was raised keeping the Sabbath and her love for Yahweh and His son Yeshua goes further back than she can remember. That love has led her to teach the children’s and youth classes in their local fellowship and volunteer as staff at their church youth camp. As a family, they often kept the Days of Unleavened Bread for it’s spiritual lessons, but didn’t start celebrating the feasts until the spring of 2015. Delanie's interest in health started when she was a young child. After completing a degree in Spanish at Adrian College, she chose to stay home to raise her family. Through the years she has pursued many areas of health and wellness and has a passion to teach others. At the core of this pursuit is the belief that our bodies were created to heal themselves, if treated with the proper care and given the right tools. She currently is a volunteer chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation, educating consumers about the importance of whole-foods nutrition, wellness, and natural healing.
Daniel Botkin - 4 Sessions
1. Hineh Mah Tov, Behold, How Good
2. Hineni, Behold, Here Am I
3. Boundaries, The Raging Sea, & Leviathan
4. Noah's Ark or The Tower of Babel: Which Are You Building?
Daniel Botkin and his family currently live in Illinois where Daniel founded a Messianic congregation and began publishing Gates of Eden bimonthly newsletter.
Daniel's articles and cartoons have been featured in First Fruits of Zion, Messianic Outreach, The Jewish Press, Petah Tikvah, Messianic Home, and other Messianic and Christian publications. Daniel also holds an honorary Doctor of Literature degree from the Evangelical Reformed Methodist Church. Daniel has also received various awards and grants for his artwork which has been exhibited in art shows across the nation.
Life style of worship
To this day, Jimmie remembers his dad, waking the kids on Sunday mornings with praise and worship to God. And, it is this same call to awaken the Church today to praise and Worship that leads Jimmie Black in Ministry.
At age 10, Jimmie began singing for his church in Miami. In 1995, after some personal struggles, Jimmie began singing for his Lord Jesus Christ. Married with four children, Jimmie and his wife Gwen are raising their daughter Amanda, and their three sons, Jordan, Christopher, and Gabriel in Florrisant, MO.
Jimmie's tenor voice and dynamic range is featured with the Holy of Holies Ministries and with Nick Christian Coetzee of Rain Music. On other albums, Jimmie has provided professional backup for songwriter/producer Lenny LeBlanc and for Christian recording artists Kelly Willard, Paul Wilbur, Michael Hohman, LaMar Boschman (The Rebirth Of Music), and well-known tenor, Charles Billingsly.
Across the USA, Jimmie has ministered to many messianic congregations including those under the leadership of Rabbi Michael Wolf, Rabbi Steve Wilder, Rabbi Jeff Adler, Rabbi Eric Tokajer, and Rabbi Charles Kluge, Adonai has shown his spirit in the worship experiences at our many events. Jimmie has also ministered to Christian churches such as Pastor Steven Strader’s Ignited Church in Lakeland, Florida; Pastor Phil Derstine’s Christian Retreat in Braedenton, Florida,Beit B'resheet St.Louis, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn and Pastor Walter Harvey’s Parkland Assembly of God in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Bryan and Valori Cadwell - 6 sessions (Middlers)
This Thing is for Real!
Calling all 10-15 year-olds! It's a series of sessions designed just for you! Join us for some fun activities and an exploration of some hard evidence that the Bible is the real deal.
Bryan and Valori Cadwell are Mom and Dad to 9 kids and one cuddly cat. They live, learn, and work in their country home. Bryan is a self-employed automation engineer, and Valori loves home schooling and teaching young people public speaking and tools for defending their faith.
Shannon Campau - 3 Sessions
Session 1 (Activity):
- Dance Class
- Permaculture Torah
Session 3 (Activity):
- Sukkah Design and Construction Class
Young Adults (ages 15 to 23) will participate in creating and building a sukkah. We will be talking about the purpose of the sukkah from scripture and applying real life necessities in the designing of a temporary shelter. During this 2 hour session, the Youth will design, collect materials and construct this sukkah for use during the week.
Timothy and Shannon Campau have been married for 18 years and have been exploring the Hebrew roots of their Christian faith for the past 16 of those years. They reside in Michigan where they garden together, play a lot of volleyball, and are active in their fellowship and community. Timothy is a computer programmer by trade while Shannon is a Master Gardener, artist and teacher.
Gary Dose - Shofar Class
The Sounding of the Shofar
The Shofar is a biblical instrument, usually made from a ram’s horn, but sometimes from a goat, antelope or kudu. The Shofar is mentioned over 70 times in Scripture. It is used in announcing, warning, celebrations, and the coronation of kings. The ram’s horn represents the ram caught by its horns when Abraham was about to sacrifice Isaac. Likewise, it represents Yeshua, our substitute and deliverer, the Horn of our Salvation. The sounding of the shofar calls Yahweh’s people to repentance, faith and devotion.
If you would like to use your shofar as a tool of worship during this feast, it will be helpful to come to this training session! Join us as we learn about the basics of the shofar, various calls and their functions, and shofar protocol. Bring your shofars along!
Gary and Shirley Dose have been married for 29 years and have been Torah pursuant for the last 10. They along with their children Shawna and Garrett operate a 4th generation family farm in western IA. Gary is a “jack of many trades but master of none” and is currently on a quest to return to the basics of life and how to operate a farm in a Torah friendly manner apart from the servitude of debt, GMO’s and employment. Shirley is an avid student of Torah and homemaker, gardener and Gary’s partner. She is the main hub for the small prison ministry the Dose’s operate. The Doses are part of a home fellowship group and are thankful to have local like-minded believers.
Shirley Dose - Pictures of Y’shua
Many of us have been raised with a Greek understanding of Y'shua. In an effort to focus on the "ancient paths" many of us have neglected the New Testament. This is a glimpse into the images of Y'shua given in the Torah and how this should shape our daily life. "Pictures of Y'shua" is a springboard for the Ladies Time but certainly not limited to the ladies.
Shirley is president of the Dose Foundation, which is dedicated to seeing the foundations of our faith lived out in a farm setting. She reports directly to Gary, the chairman, and is consultant to the two resident workers, Shawna and Garrett. She is also counsel to a variety of women who access prayer as their main tool.
Judah Himango - 2 Sessions
The 6 Basic Teachings of the Messiah (Part 1 and 2)
We can easily get lost in the theological Wild West that too often characterizes the Hebrew Roots movement. Let's get back to the basics. The author of Hebrews gives 6 basic teachings of Messiah that every disciple of Yeshua should have down pat. Learning and living these will help us become better disciples of Yeshua.
I'm a 2nd generation Messianic believer. I am a musician and teacher at Tabernacle of David in Burnsville. I'm a technologist by profession and have produced some works for the Lord along those lines including MessianicRadio.com, MessianicChords.com, and EtzMitzvot.com. I've been writing about Messiah and Torah for over 14 years at the Kineti blog.
Finding That Dream Job and Sharing Your Beliefs at Work
Four years ago a youth leader suggested I should speak to the youth on this subject, having my own children and training many youths over the years. I see a void in many who are entering the work place. May we guide our future in Him. and that future is our children, our own and those we come in contact with as we live our lives. How can we set them on the road to success in Him? What marks success or happiness?
Vince Hirschler has been committed to keeping Yah's Sabbaths and Holy Days for 34 years with exposure to them several more years. He married his wife, Marie just over 19 years ago; partner in life, work, and the pursuit of Yeshua. They have 5 children, ages ranging from 16 to 6. They have had their own window cleaning business for 16 years and reside in Council Bluffs, IA.
Victor Radach - 2 Sessions
Beginning Hebrew / Hebrew Blessings
This session will be a Hebrew Blessings 101 of sorts , minus a qualified Hebrew teacher, where we explore the meanings of the Hebrew words, a little Hebrew alphabet, and discuss the benefits of learning some Hebrew.
I grew up in a conservative, low worship, Lutheran church . At age 8 received the Lord as my personal savior. Attended the same synod's Bible college received an Assoc. of Arts degree in Bible. Currently living in Wtn. SD with my wife and our yellow Lab. We have 3 children, 2 grandchildren. Am self-employed , doing custom hardwood flooring.
Have been Torah pursuant for about 8 years, keeping Shabbat and learning to do the Feasts.
Session 2 (Activity):
- Kids Sukkah Building
We will be building a sukkah for the kids (5-12) to use, as we are called to dwell in booths for the week. While we construct, we will discuss various building materials, designs, decorations, reasons for doing and the benefits of dwelling in your sukkah.
Come join in the fun and if you have something that you would like to contribute to the kids sukkah(furniture, fruit, decorations, etc. ) please let me know.
Ryan White - 4 Sessions & Evenings
- Image and Idolatry
- Idols have mouths but cannot speak, they have eyes but cannot see, they have ears but cannot hear...and those who make them will become like them (Ps 115). The message is clear, we become what we worship, either for ruin or for restoration. Will we choose to resemble the lifeless idols or will we choose to become the image-bearers of the living God?
- Restoring Creation
- When God created the heavens and earth, He did not complete all the creation work. Rather, He created mankind to share in this creational work and rule. He commissioned mankind with the vocation to "be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it." This vocation is repeated throughout the Bible and it was given to Israel. But like Adam, Israel too failed to fulfill her mandate. The New Testament tells the story of Yeshua coming to put Israel back on track and to bring about new creation.
- Why the Cross?
- Yeshua indicated that he had to die by being crucified on a cross. Why did he have to die by this specific method of execution? In this teaching, we will investigate why the Romans used crucifixion and how the first-century audience would have been shocked by the madness of a group of people preaching a crucified Messiah. This will lead us to a shocking discovery of the true power of the cross and how it should change our lives to the very core even to this day.
- Yeshua's New Exodus
- Yeshua was to be a "prophet like Moses." But was this just a future-predictive prophecy or does it have a much grander meaning? In this teaching, we will investigate how the New Testament is patterned after the first Exodus and Isaiah's prophesied New Exodus (Isa 40-55) where Yeshua is launching a greater Exodus; an Exodus from slavery to Sin.
The Rehearsal desires to provide messages that encourage and exhort the body to a greater relationship with our Heavenly Father. While we believe that all of the selected speakers also share this goal, we do realize that not everyone has the same understanding of the scriptures. The messages may not reflect the exact beliefs held by the board but may provide an opportunity for study and introspection. We ask that grace and mercy rule our conversations and questions while discussing various topics and ideas that may or may not agree with your understanding.