You want your prayers to connect with God…
You want to connect with God more through your prayers…
And you want your prayers to connect with the mission of God.
You are the reason there is a Prayer ConneXion:
- Three plenary sessions with two powerful speakers – Josh White & Richard Elzinga
- Ten workshop sessions with very practical leaders.
- As much time devoted to praying as talking.
- Discounted prices for groups.
- All this plus opportunity to meet others with a similar heart.
Southwest Hills Baptist Church
9100 SW 135th Ave
Beaverton, OR 97008
Friday, May 17, 7pm-9pm
(doors open at 6:30pm)
Saturday, May 18, 8am-4pm
(doors open at 7:30am)
James Autry, 503-515-5647
$39 per Person, $69 per Couple, $25 for Students (12 years and older). Boxed Lunch on Saturday included. Register Today!
Our Keynote Speakers
Josh White, Pastor of Vision & Teaching at Door of Hope. Josh is the founding pastor of Door of Hope Church and Deeper Well Records in Portland, OR. As a song writer and recording artist for Tooth and Nail and Deeper Well, Josh has released 8 albums over the last 15 years as well as writing for other artists, such as Liz Vice. When not making music or running the church, Josh loves to spend his time reading and hanging out with his wife, Darcy and 2 children, Henry and Hattie.
Richard Elzinga, Teaching Pastor at Southwest Hills Baptist Church Since Rick received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior on February 25, 1962, his heart’s desire has been to be a faithful servant of the Lord and to live out Christ’s lordship in every area of life. While teaching elementary and middle school in Concord, California, Rick completed seminary and came to Southwest Hills Baptist Church in 1984 to be the interim pastor. It’s been a long interim! Now over 30 years later, his desire is to continue to commit his life to the shepherding and development of the people of Southwest Hills. Rick also puts a very high priority on doing his best to help each of his family members become more and more like Jesus. His wife Diane is a homemaker who ministers by teaching English to internationals and helping people in the church who are hurting.
Rick and Diane have four children: Stephen, who lives with his wife Sonja in Salem and uses his law degree to serve Christ in the political realm; Naomi, who lives with her husband Andrew in Bend, where he serves on the staff of Grace Bible Church; AJ, who lives with his wife Sabrina in Maple Valley, Washington, where he serves in the leadership of a small Bible school; and Mat, who graduated from Oregon State and is pursuing a career in police work.
A large part of Rick’s ministry is praying for people and equipping them to understand and live out the Bible. He also loves to open doors for people to minister so they can develop as leaders. God uses him to start new ministries, raise up leadership teams to lead those ministries, and then step out of the way and let them lead. When he’s not spending time with the church or with his family, Rick loves to hike the Columbia Gorge, walk in Greenway Park, or read.
Two scriptures have particularly shaped his ministry: “For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.” – 2 Corinthians 4:5
“We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect [complete] in Christ.” – Colossians 1:28
Join us and tell others!
And remember, lunch is provided.
At the Mission ConneXion, the Prayer Workshop Track is one of the most attended sessions. The overwhelming interest in this track has quickened our hearts to expand the overall Mission ConneXion vision of continued training throughout the year by offering this event.