2023 Summit Details

Central Oregon 2023 Summit Description:

  • March 17-18, 2023. Friday Evening 6 – 9:30pm & Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm.
  • Location: Faith Christian Center, 1049 NE 11th St, Bend, OR 97701
  • Register Now! Online registration is FREE and required to attend.
  • Click here for the detailed schedule with speakers and speaking topics.
  • Click here for details on the last Summit with over 550 in attendance.
  • Target audience: Teens (middle/high school to college). Chaperones encouraged for middle school and required for kids under 12. Parents encouraged to attend. All adults welcome.
  • Theme Scripture: “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be strong and courageous. Do everything in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
  • Lunch provided on Saturday and snacks throughout. Program/Resource binder provided.
  • Keynote Speakers: Professor Craig Hazen, Director of Christian Apologetics, Biola; Ryan Pauly, Founder/President Think Well; Rev. Stephen Williams, Founder/Director Prepare the Way Ministries; 
  • Keynote Speaking Topics Include: An Apologetic for Why God is Worth Getting to Know; The Resurrection: Real or Real Dumb?; Christianity in a World of Religions; How Relativism Undermines Your Faith in Christ
  • Other Speakers Include: Mike Thibodeaux, Founder/President Simplicity Ministries; Dr. Sarah Williams, Co-Founder Prepare the Way Ministries; Roy Swart, Founder Ambassadors Forum;
  • Breakout Sessions Include: Science and Christianity; Reliability of the Bible; How We Know the Bible if True; Evangelism; Who Influences You?; A Pro-Life Apologetic in a Post-Roe Era; Walking in Purity (male only); Identity in Christ (female only); and others
  • Worship Music Band: Contemporary youth-led Christian music with a positive message.
  • Ministry Fair Including: Biblical worldview equipping, evangelism, discipleship, prayer & intercession, Biblical justice.
  • Lodging options: https://www.visitbend.com/where-to-stay/
  • Register Now! Online registration is FREE and required to attend.
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  • Click here for details on the last Summit with over 550 in attendance.

We are continuing to offer the event for free again and would appreciate a donation of any amount to help us cover the many costs of putting on this event:

  1. Preferred method: Write a check out to “Prepare the Way” in whatever amount the Lord leads you to donate and send it to 61141 S. Hwy 97, #522, Bend, OR 97702
  2. You can also donate by credit, debit card or ACH by clicking here.
  3. Text “Give” to (541) 399-8848

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

High Desert Baptist Association; Faith Christian Center; Eastmont Church and School;  Calvary Chapel SE Portland; Community Bible Church Sunriver; Bend Community Church/Organic Church Network; Epikos Church; Father’s House/Buy a Tree-Change a Life; Crosswalk Ministries; Classical Conversations; Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon;
Juan Young Trust; Brian’s CabinetsMidstate Fertilizer; Tennant Developments; Friesen Foundation; Dan Cardot Bend Premier Realtor; Bend Family Dentistry; Kevista Coffee; Oregon Right to Life; X-Press Printing; Smart Solutions; Dynamic Arts Graphic Design;