PLEASE NOTE: The first 70 students that signed up will be on a list posted on the doors of the CMC by no later than Monday, December 5. Please check the CMC after school. If you did not make it onto this initial list, hang tight as there is always a chance a student drops out.
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PLEASE NOTE: The first 70 students to sign up are guaranteed a slot for Bible Conference as long as the total cost of $190* is paid in full by December 12 at 4:00pm.** After which the student's spot will be given up to someone on the waitlist. For waitlisted students, it will be first-pay first-in until all 70 spaces are filled and will have until December 15 to pay the full amount.
*$190 pending change based on bus company quotes. Please reference FAQs on this.
**All payments due to the business office at LLA via check (preferred) or cash. Make checks payable to Loma Linda Academy.
I didn't make it in time to sign up and can't find the link. What do I do?
Email pastor Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will help you out.
What is Bible Conference?
Bible conference is a 3-day weekend for juniors and seniors in our SoCal Adventist academies to inspire spiritual growth and development and build community with others that are like-minded.
What is this year’s theme?
This year's theme is "Overwhelmed." We plan to address the things in life that overwhelm us and recognize the relief that Jesus offers in tangible and practical ways.
Who is the speaker this year?
Meshach Soli, Associate Youth Director of Southeastern California Conference (SECC). https://seccyouth.com/team/
Who runs Bible Conference?
Bible Conference is run by the SECC Education department. The team consists of a variety of administrators, educators, and ministers. Meet the team: Iveth Valenzuela, Bill Arnold, Lynsey Mike, Timothy Oliver, Lindsey Haffner, Somer Knight, Nic Borchik, and Darena Shetler.
Can a student go if they don't attend an Adventist School?
Because of how limited the space is, Bible Conference is only for students currently attending Adventist academies within SECC and SCC (Southern California Conference).
Where is Bible Conference?
Bible Conference is located at Pine Springs Ranch in Mountain Center, CA. https://www.pinespringsranch.org/
When is Bible Conference?
Bible Conference begins Thursday, February 2 with registration opening at 4:30, dinner at 5:30, and the first general session beginning at 7pm and ends by Sabbath, February 4 at 4:45pm. Leaders are required to be at the camp starting Wednesday, February 1 at 8am for a day of training and team bonding.
Can I come late or leave early?
Because of the nature of the weekend, students are not allowed to come late or leave early otherwise it disrupts the family group system in place and takes away from the experience of the student and others within the group. This weekend is a tightly packed, highly engaging experience and it becomes a disservice to anyone not able to fully engage.
How do I get there?
Loma Linda Academy students will be riding on two buses leaving campus on Thursday at 3:30pm and returning back to campus on Sabbath at 6:30pm. Student leaders will be taken in two vans leaving Wednesday morning at 6:30am and arriving back onto the LLA campus on Sabbath at 6:30pm
What do I bring?
Sleeping bag and mat, warm clothing (snow and/or rain), change of clothes for 2-3 days, warm shoes for outdoor activities, Bible, flashlight, soap, shampoo, other toiletries, masks (optional).
How much does it cost and what does the cost cover?
Loma Linda Academy students will be charged approx. $190. The reason the firm number isn't confirmed is because we are waiting on final quotes from bus companies for transportation. Students will be notified of the final cost immediately after being confirmed with bus companies. This cost covers food, lodging, general conference expenses such as materials and t-shirts, transportation, and more.
Is there cell phone service or wifi?
There is extremely spotty cell phone service and no wifi accessible to students. Anticipate not communicating with anyone outside of the campgrounds until departure on Sabbath afternoon. The camp office has a landline that can be used to communicate in case of emergency.
Where do I sleep?
Students will be sleeping in lodge rooms with their family groups - these family groups are intentionally assigned for students to mix between schools. Students may not choose what family group to be in or who to room with.
What is a family group?
Family groups are designed to create connections, community, and bonding between students of a variety of schools. Throughout the weekend they will be engaged in games, discussions, study, and worship together. Every family group consists of about 10 to 12 students and has a student leader to guide them throughout the weekend.
How do I become a family group leader?
Family Group Leaders are chosen by the sponsors of each academy. If you would like to be considered to be a family group leader, please select that option on the signup below when opened tonight at 8:30pm.
What is a Prayer Warrior?
Prayer warriors are students who volunteer to pray together for everyone at Bible Conference and for the different activities. Prayer warriors arrive on Wednesday morning with the rest of the leaders. They will help set up and organize the Prayer Oasis and do a prayer walk dedicating the campground before students arrive on Thursday. During the weekend they will help engage other students in prayer and worship through “First Focus” (early morning worship before breakfast) and other experiences, such as the Prayer Oasis.
Who do I contact for further questions?
Feel free to contact Pastor Tim via email at email@example.com for any questions.