SaltConference

The SALT 2013 conference will be a four-day event running July 20 to 23 focused on calling believers in Christ to love the Church. The event will be held at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL and will feature over 20 speakers aiming to empower and engage young adults to pursue Christ and His church.

The theme of SALT 2013 is, Called to Love the Church, and the purpose of the conference is to challenge young Christian adults to embrace the call of Christ to serve His Church and be His witnesses.

When & WHere

July 20th, 2013 July 21st, 2013 July 22nd, 2013 July 23rd, 2013
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*This is not a function of Wheaton College

Wheaton College
501 College Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187

Worship will be led by Aaron Shust

Refund Policy
A full refund will be issued, less $30 for processing fees up until May 31st for any cancellation. No refund will be given to late registrations or any requested refund after June 1st.

For refunds, contact the C&MA Events Office at 877.284.3262 option 5 or events@cmalliance.org

Keynote Speakers

Dwight Smith

Dwight Smith

Dwight P. Smith, D. Miss., Biola University, was elected to the position of President of Saturation Church Planting International, Inc. (SCP International) in January 1996. Prior to that time, he most recently was the President of United World Mission (UWM), the President of the Alliance for Saturation Church Planting (Alliance), the founding Pastor of Cornerstone Bible Church, San Jose, California, and he served two terms in South America, one developing Theological Education by Extension (TEE) programs and the second as Bolivarian Area Director.

In 1989, under Dr. Smith's leadership, UWM seized a unique opportunity and relocated from limited and restricted space in St. Petersburg, Florida to Union Mills, North Carolina adding an International Training Center in the process. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the main facilities on the 30 plus acres included classrooms, student housing, a fully equipped cafeteria and administrative offices. Under Dr. Smith's leadership, UWM's support and revenues increased more than 100%.

Later, with the breakup of the former Soviet Union, UWM, under Dr. Smith's leadership, along with Worldteam, Slavic Gospel Association and Dawn, convened and launched the "Alliance". The Alliance is a strategic network of over sixty mission agencies and local churches that continues to be engaged in training, facilitating and Church Planters and church planting throughout the former Soviet empire. SCP International's ultimate commitment is to world evangelization through Saturation Church Planting...an SCP movement initiated in every country and/or every significant geographical region of the planet within this generation.

In recent years, Dwight has worked with a growing number of church leaders and church planters in the US. The goal of those relationships is the re-evangelization of the some 300 million people living in America by the planting, replanting and repurposing of 100,000 churches. Dr. Smith and his wife Patti have four children and eleven grandchildren. More about SCPI is available at www.SCPI.org

Samuel Heu

Samuel Heu

Prior to serving as the Youth Director of the Hmong District, he was the Associate Pastor of Second Generation Ministry with the Sacramento Hmong Alliance Church (Elk Grove, CA). He also served as the pastor of the First Hmong Alliance Church (Aurora, IL). He is married to Sarah and has two lovely children, Lucas and Tabitha. They are also very excited about welcoming their third child in the near future. He has earned degrees from Toccoa Falls College (1999) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) (2007).

Sam is passionate about the Gospel and longs to see the day when biblical young men and women take up the mantel of leadership within the Hmong District to grow biblically healthy, Gospel-centered, Christ-honoring churches that would impact the world for God's glory.

Yong Xeng Yang

Yong Xeng Yang

Having served consecutive terms as the District Superintendent of the Hmong District during its infancy from 1982-1990; having pastored a number of churches within the Midwest; Rev. Yong Xeng is now retired and lives with family in Milwaukee, WI. During the early years of the Hmong District, Rev. Yong Xeng played a crucial role in guiding, nurturing, and bringing strength and stability to the Hmong District. He is a revered leader and a sought after speaker among Hmong churches. He maintains a vigorous speaking and travel schedule and especially enjoys traveling overseas with his wife and life-long ministry partner. His love and commitment to the Church has been clearly evident throughout his life and continues to be a model of Christ-likeness and servant leadership to younger and fellow pastors alike.

Jon Nielson

Jon Nielson

Jon Nielson grew up in Wheaton and attended Wheaton College, where he studied English literature and played basketball. After graduation, he spent nearly five years in Chicago, attending Holy Trinity Church and participating in the Chicago Plan ministry training program there. During that time he worked in youth and sports ministry and served as the pastoral resident for Holy Trinity's west side congregation, while working on his M.Div. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS). He also worked for several months as director of training for the Charles Simeon Trust - an organization chaired by David Helm that provides training in biblical exposition. In 2007 Jon met his wonderful wife, Jeanne. They were married in December of 2008. Jon and Jeanne live in Wheaton and have two daughters Adelyn and Averie. They are joyful and thankful that God has called them to serve Him and the College Group at College Church. Jon and Jeanne both love sports of all kinds, literature, music, dogs and anything outdoors.

Wang Chou Xiong

Wang Chou Xiong

Chou is currently serving as senior pastor of a growing and vibrant church (Living Stone Alliance Church) in Appleton, WI, where he also served as lay pastor and youth pastor from 1994-2004. He has been married for 22 years and have five beautiful children, three daughters and two sons. He is a graduate of Crown College (1993) and is currently pursuing his graduate degree. He is a member of the District Executive Committee of the Hmong District. He enjoys reading, playing music, and exercising. He is also very committed to discipling the next generation of young men and women as they will one day become the leaders within the Church and their community. He lives by the motto, "To live is Christ, to die is gain (Phil. 1:21)."

Seminars

Naomi Thao

Biblical Womanhood

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In this day and age, there is confusion about the role of the man and the role of the woman within the family, the church, and society at large. What does the Bible say about the unique roles that God has given to both man and woman within these different spheres of life? In this seminar, we would like to address the unique and significant role that God has given to all woman within the family, the church, and the world that she finds herself.

N. Kx. Tswv Txos Thoj (Omee Thao) is married to Dr. Lantzia (Tswv Txos), who is currently the Director of Church Ministry of the Hmong District. They have been married for 24 years and have four beautiful children (Timothy, Priscilla, Daniel and Christina). Omee graduated from Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN with her Bachelor's in Psychology in 2004. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Leadership at Denver Seminary, where she works full-time as library assistant. Omee has been given the honor and privilege to serve alongside her husband in many churches and now in the Hmong District. God has also given her the opportunity to serve Him with the Alliance Women Ministries of the Hmong District as secretary for one year, assistant director for two years, and as director for six years. She has also served as member-at large for the National Alliance Women Ministries of the C&MA for four years and as assistant director on the National team for three years. Serving Him in these capacities, Omee has had the honor and privilege to disciple many women, teach seminars to many groups of women, preach at retreats, revivals, and conferences all over the United States and overseas. Omee is passionate about many things, but three of her deepest passions are (1) to continue serving alongside her husband in the ministry as long as God enables her to; (2) to become someone that God can use to empower others and in return that they can do the same for others, generation after generation until we meet Jesus Christ; and (3) to see young people - especially young women to rise up and allow God to use them in a mighty way to impact their generation.

Nao Xiong Her

Biblical Manhood

Nao Xiong Her

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How should we live in today's society? Who are the leaders? Who is responsible for what? As Christian men, should we follow the world's definition of manhood or Biblical Manhood? In this seminar, we will explore the purpose of God's creation of man in his relation to the family and the church.

Nao Xiong currently serves as the senior pastor of Denver Hmong Alliance Church. He has also been a pastor in Tracy, MN 1992-1997, Madison, WI 1997-1999, and Portland, OR 1999-2008. Nao Xiong has an earned B.S. from Toccoa Falls College, a M.A, from Trinity Theological Seminary and an M.Div from Multnomah Biblical Seminary.

Christopher Thao

Church without/with Glory - Part 1/Part 2

Christopher Thao

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The Bible gives us two contrasting pictures of the church, the body of Christ: one without glory and another with glory. The church without glory is represented by the nation of Israel in the Old Testament. It is found on miraculous deliverance but Christ is not crowned King over it. In contrast, the church with glory is found on the revelation of Christ and He is crowned King over it

Christopher Thao was born in Laos and came to the US in 1976. He is married and has 7 children and has been blessed with 4 grandchildren. His educational background consists of: B.A.-Political Science from Hamline University (1983); J.D.-William Mitchell College of Law (1986); M.A.T.S.-Bethel Seminary (1998); Ph.D. (New Testament)-Luther Seminary (2007). He has served as the senior pastor of Sacramento Hmong Alliance Church (2002-2007), adjunct professor at Crown College (2007-2008) and is currently serving as the senior pastor of Warren Hmong Alliance Church (2008-present).

Char Yer Soung

Coaching Evangelism: Plan of Salvation and Witnessing as a Life Style - Part 1

Char Yer Soung

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Char-Yer earned a D. Ed. from California Coast University, an M.A. Mission from Canadian Theological Seminary, and a B.A. Mission from Cincinnati Bible College. He is currently the senior pastor of First Hmong Missionary Alliance Church in Wausau, Wisconsin and was a missionary in Thailand for 15 years.

This seminar will cover: the plan of salvation, witnessing as a life style, leading people to Christ, and the final step of evangelism.

Char Yer Soung

Coaching Evangelism: How to lead people to Christ - Final Step of Evangelism - Part 2

Char Yer Soung

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Char-Yer earned a D. Ed. from California Coast University, an M.A. Mission from Canadian Theological Seminary, and a B.A. Mission from Cincinnati Bible College. He is currently the senior pastor of First Hmong Missionary Alliance Church in Wausau, Wisconsin and was a missionary in Thailand for 15 years.

This seminar will cover: the plan of salvation, witnessing as a life style, leading people to Christ, and the final step of evangelism.

Timothy Vang

Coping with Crises in the Church: The Source of Conflicts & Crises - Part 1 and 2

Timothy Vang

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Timothy has served as a church planter, pastor, and District Superintendent. He currently serves as the senior pastor of Hmong American Alliance Church in Maplewood, MN. His educational background consists of: a B.S. from Cincinnati Bible College, an M.Div. from Canadian Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary. Timothy is happily married and has 6 children, three boys and three girls.

When we encounter problems within the church, a natural response is to disengage from the church body. These problems can stem from disputes, grievances, and/or disagreements with the direction of the church. But as members of the body of Christ, we are called to love the church by committing ourselves to support and love the members and leaders of our church in the midst of difficult times. How should we as members of the body of Christ support our leaders and the other members of the body? How do we ourselves cope with crises in the church and help others do the same, so that ultimately at the end of the day, the love of Christ is made evident and God continues to receive the glory as broken relationships are mended by mutual love and forgiveness?

Ben Stewart

Disconnect

Ben Stewart

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Ben Stewart is currently serving as the Director of Envision (a young adult ministry with the C&MA). Prior to taking this position he served as a youth pastor (for 8 years) and a church planter in Madison, Wisconsin (for 2 years). Ben has also founded the anti-sex trafficking organization "5 Stones." He currently lives in Colorado Springs with his fantastic wife Kathy and two kids.

Your generation is the biggest yet in American history. Yet there are more of you frustrated at or leaving the local church than ever before. Why does this disconnect exist? Why is it so hard for your generation to have influence and leadership in the church? How do we respond and begin the journey of reconnection and redemption?

Jon Nielson

How to Build a Biblical Young Adult Ministry in Your Church

Jon Nielson

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Jon Nielson grew up in Wheaton and attended Wheaton College, where he studied English literature and played basketball. After graduation, he spent nearly five years in Chicago, attending Holy Trinity Church and participating in the Chicago Plan ministry training program there. During that time he worked in youth and sports ministry and served as the pastoral resident for Holy Trinity's west side congregation, while working on his M.Div. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS). He also worked for several months as director of training for the Charles Simeon Trust - an organization chaired by David Helm that provides training in biblical exposition. In 2007 Jon met his wonderful wife, Jeanne. They were married in December of 2008. Jon and Jeanne live in Wheaton and have two daughters Adelyn and Averie. They are joyful and thankful that God has called them to serve Him and the College Group at College Church. Jon and Jeanne both love sports of all kinds, literature, music, dogs and anything outdoors.

In this seminar we will see the importance of the ministry of equipping/training our young people in local church ministry as the key calling of gospel ministers (i.e. Ephesians 4), which will contribute to a vibrant, rich, and growing youth ministry.

Joshua Bilhorn

Campus Kingdom Leaders - Part 1 and 2

Joshua Bilhorn

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Joshua is Associate Regional Director of InterVarsity Lakes and Plains and National Asian American Ministry Coordinator for Hmong Ministry. As Associate Director for InterVarsity's Lakes and Plains Region - covering the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Upper Michigan. Joshua supervises and resources over 50 InterVarsity staff in their campus ministry work. Joshua has worked in student ministry with InterVarsity for 13 years - and has worked with Hmong students since his days as a campus staff worker at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he helped plant InterVarsity's first intentional ministry to Hmong students. Joshua continues to learn much from his Hmong students and colleagues on a regular basis. Joshua earned his B.A. in Business Administration at St. Norbert College, and his M.A. in Religion at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Before coming to InterVarsity Joshua served as a Business Consultant with Accenture (then Andersen Consulting). Joshua is married to Opala, who runs a piano studio, and they have three children, David, Eleanor, and Adele.

Are you in college? Heading to college next fall? Interested in becoming a leader for God's kingdom on your college campus? Come learn about how God has a plan to use you to help build his kingdom and influence those around you as Hmong American college students.

Ben Stewart

My Mission

Ben Stewart

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Ben Stewart is currently serving as the Director of Envision (a young adult ministry with the C&MA). Prior to taking this position he served as a youth pastor (for 8 years) and a church planter in Madison, Wisconsin (for 2 years). Ben has also founded the anti-sex trafficking organization "5 Stones." He currently lives in Colorado Springs with his fantastic wife Kathy and two kids.

What impact does God's mission of redemption have on your life? Regardless of vocation, relationship status, personality, how is His mission meant to influence the way you live? Come discover how God's mission makes sense of everything: your life, your relationships, your calling, and your future.

Ken Kong
Rebecca Yang

Spiritual Formation 101: Being Formed Into the Image of Christ

Ken Kong & Rebecca Yang

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Ken Kong serves the Southeast Asian and Asian American community as Director of the Southeast Asian-Catalyst, Director of the Southeast Asian Ministries of The Navigator, Project Manager for Ministry for English Speaking Asians and he is on the council of the Next Gen Nexus. Next Gen Nexus is a ministry of the C&MA. FB: Ken Kong. Twitter: SEACKen. E: Kensem.kong@gmail.com W: www.seasianministries.com

Rebecca is currently a student at A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary. She works with the youth and leads worship at New Life Alliance in Marysville, CA. She is a council leader for Next Gen Nexus. Her passion is training, equipping, empowering, and encouraging emerging leaders for the Kingdom of God. She enjoys singing, playing guitar, and photography. She also loves to meet new people.

As Christians we are called be like Christ: to love, to serve, to grow in our love for God. How does this happen? In our seminar we'll explore some tools that will help us be(come) more like Christ and, hopefully, increase your love for God and for His people.

Nha Long Yang

The Centrality of the Word in the Life of the Church

Nha Long Yang

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Nha Long currently serves as the Bible Translator for the Hmong District. In the past, he has served as the Youth Director of the Hmong District, Church Growth Director and Senior Pastor of St. Paul Hmong Alliance Church.

If we haven't moved away altogether from one of the great pillars of the church, we are certainly moving in that direction in this generation. We say that we are Bible believing churches, but our teaching and our practice does not always reflect the centrality of the Word in our congregations. We say that we are Disciples of Christ, but we rely so very little on the power of the Word to transform our lives. As a generation of younger believers, if we desire to see the church transformed, we ourselves must return to the Word of God and be people of the Word.

Lantzia Thao

The Hmong Church: Past, Present, and Future - Part 1 and 2

Lantzia Thao

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Lantzia accepted Christ as personal Lord and Savior in 1975 while living in the Nongkhai Camp. He eventually moved to the United States where he studied at Toccoa Falls College graduating in 1987. He continued his education at Denver Seminary and earned his M.Div. in 1990. He is also a graduate of Bethel Seminary having earned his D. Min. in 2000. He has pastored at St. Paul Hmong Alliance Church (Maplewood, MN: 1990-1997), Leola Hmong Alliance Church (Leola, PA: 1997-2000), and Twin Cities Hmong Alliance Church (Maplewood, MN: 2001-2006). Since 2007, he is currently serving as the Director of Church Ministry in the Hmong District. He is married to Naomi (since 1989) and has four beautiful and lovely children: Timothy, Priscilla, Daniel, and Christina.

Our theme for this SALT Conference is Called to Love the Church, particularly the Hmong church in the Hmong District. In order for us to love the Hmong church, we must understand its past, present, and future. The Hmong District started with 12 churches and 1,525 members in 1978 and grew to 110 churches and more than 36,000 members at the end of 2012. We had only a handful of pastors back then and now we have close to 200 pastors. It seems that we are growing, but we are now plateauing and even declining in our effectiveness for the community and even for our younger generations. We are facing great challenges of keeping our young people in the Hmong churches. The battle between Hmong service and English service is occurring in most of the Hmong churches. If we want to continue to be churches used by God in the future, we must find a Godly purpose and direction for us to move from here into the future. You are the future of the Hmong Churches. So what should we do about it? This seminar will help us understand the past and present and hopefully give us some direction on where we need to go.

Steven Her

The Role of Hmong in the Purpose of God - Part 1 and 2

Steven Her

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Steven Her earned a D. Miss. focusing on worldview, social civilization, cross-cultural communication and management. He also earned an M.Div. in cross-cultural study, and a bachelor degree in missions. He has served as a career planner, organizational leader, pastor, and missionary for the last 30 years. He is currently serving as the District Superintendent of the Hmong District of the C&MA.

This seminar will cover the following topics: the Universal Plan of God and the Hmong, the Hmong District and the Hmong in the World, and the Next Generation of Hmong Christians and the Hmong World.

Jacob Yang

Understanding Biblical Discipleship

Jacob Yang

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Jacob Yang has been on staff at Hmong American Alliance Church since 2001. He is currently serving as the Director of Worship Ministries and Youth Ministries. He is married to Kang, and they have four children: Joy, Eden, Matthias, and Julia. Jacob has a huge passion for music, an even greater desire to teach God's Word, and is committed to discipling others.

We all hear frequently in our churches the phrase "making disciples," but what does it really mean to make disciples, and how do you do "discipleship"? Without intentionally making disciples, the Church cannot be what God has called us to be, for "disciples" are who we have been called to be. We must not assume that frequent talk about making disciples means that we are actually doing it. Since making disciples is commanded by the Lord Jesus Christ, it is vital that we understand what it means to be a disciple of the Lord and what is essential to disciple others. This seminar focuses on "how" to make disciples.

Bob Grahmann

Meeting Jesus in Bible Study

Bob Grahmann

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As director of InterVarsity Link, the Reverend Dr. Robert (Bob) Grahmann supervises and resources missionaries throughout the world with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) from right here in Madison, WI. A longtime missionary and pastor, Bob served as the director for Eurasia Institute for Staff Development and Training in Kiev, Ukraine for over a decade and has served in many other roles with InterVarsity and with local churches. Bob received his Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, his Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and his M.Div. from Gordon Conwell and New Brunswick Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America. A skilled and passionate Bible teacher, Bob is the author of Transforming Bible Study (InterVarsity Press, 2003). Bob is married to Patricia, has four children, and seven grandchildren.

Do you meet Jesus when you study the Bible? Has your Bible study become a little dry? Study the Bible like you never have before as we guide you through an in-depth manuscript-style study. This seminar is appropriate for anyone who wants to learn how to study the Bible for the first time or learn how to study it better.

Dave Manske

Living the Greatest Commandments

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Dave grew up in eastern Nebraska in an Alliance church with a strong missions emphasis, and key people praying for him. Dave and Sue have spent more than 30 years together - most of it in the ministry - pastoring in Wisconsin and as Alliance international workers in Brazil. They have 2 kids -- Kate is with CAMA Services in Poipet Cambodia and Ian who will be entering college this fall. Currently, Dave works with church planting and missions mobilization in the North Central District Minnesota and eastern North & South Dakota

In this seminar, we?ll be exploring the Greatest Commandments in ways that unpack its impact on our lives personally, and is seen everyday pragmatic expressions. Be prepared to untie a few knots in your own life, and tie a few knots in your prayer rope!

Panel

Generational Transference of the Gospel

Dao Yang (Moderator)

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We all admit that there are differences and preferred ways to do ministry within the local church but the goal remains the same. In this round table talk we will hear from seasoned pastors along with a couple of young adults about the best means by which to carry out the task of passing on the Gospel baton from one generation to the next. What are some of our generational blind spots? And what can we do to help each other overcome some of the differences we have in order to make sure that the Gospel is being transferred to the next generation?

Sam Heu & Singer Soung Sam Heu & Singer Soung

Bible College Student Networking

Sam Heu & Singer Soung

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Sam Heu - Prior to serving as the Youth Director of the Hmong District, he was the Associate Pastor of Second Generation Ministry with the Sacramento Hmong Alliance Church (Elk Grove, CA). He also served as the pastor of the First Hmong Alliance Church (Aurora, IL). He is married to Sarah and has two lovely children, Lucas and Tabitha. They are also very excited about welcoming their third child in the near future. He has earned degrees from Toccoa Falls College (1999) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) (2007).

Sam is passionate about the Gospel and longs to see the day when biblical young men and women take up the mantel of leadership within the Hmong District to grow biblically healthy, Gospel-centered, Christ-honoring churches that would impact the world for God?s glory.

Calling all Bible College Students!!! Do you sometimes feel discouraged and feel like giving up? Do you feel like you're on the run and that no one understands your struggles as you pursue the Lord's calling for your life? Can you resonate with what Elijah says as he's fleeing from Jezebel, "I am the only one left?" Brothers and sisters, you're not alone in this journey. Please come join us and get to know your fellow Bible College Students. We hope that our session together will be an opportune time for you to receive prayer, mutual edification and encouragement through fellowshipping with like-minded compatriots and hopefully during our time together hear the words of the Lord, "Yet I reserve seven thousand in Israel - all whose knees have not bowed down to Baal and whose mouths have not kissed him."

ScheduleDownload Schedule

Saturday, July 20th See Schedule

10:00 AM Check In
12:00 PM Meet & Greet (Small Group Leaders/SALT Staff)
2:00 PM Opening Service // Sam Heu
3:30 PM Small Group(s)
5:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Evening Service // Dwight Smith
9:00 PM Late Night Activities (Group Activities, Open Gym, Game Room)

Sunday, July 21st See Schedule

7:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Worship: Yong Xeng Yang
10:30 AM Seminar Session 1

Biblical Manhood // Nao Xiong Her

Biblical Womanhood // Naomi Thao

Church without Glory - Part 1 // Christopher Thao

Coaching Evangelism: Plan of Salvation and Witnessing as a Life Style - Part 1 // Char Yer Soung

Coping with Crises in the Church: The Source of Conflicts & Crises - Part 1 // Timothy Vang

My Mission // Ben Stewart

Meeting Jesus in Bible Study // Bob Grahmann

Spiritual Formation 101: Being Formed Into the Image of Christ // Ken Kong & Rebecca Yang

The Hmong Church: Past, Present, and Future, Part 1 // Lantzia Thao

Understanding Biblical Discipleship // Jacob Yang
12:00 PM Lunch & Prayer time (for individuals seeking prayer) with Teng Xiong
2:00 PM Seminar Session 2

Biblical Womanhood // Naomi Thao

Campus Kingdom Leaders - Part 1 // Josh Bilhorn

Coaching Evangelism: Plan of Salvation and Witnessing as a Life Style - Part 1 // Char Yer Soung

Coping with Crises in the Church: The Source of Conflicts & Crises - Part 1 // Timothy Vang

Spiritual Formation 101: Being Formed Into the Image of Christ // Ken Kong & Rebecca Yang

Living the Greatest Commandments // Dave Manske

The Centrality of the Word in the Life of the Church // Nha Long Yang

The Role of Hmong in the Purpose of God - Part 1 // Steven Her

Understanding Biblical Discipleship // Jacob Yang

3:30 PM Seminar Session 3

Bible College Student Networking // Sam Heu & Singer Soung

Biblical Manhood // Nao Xiong Her

Campus Kingdom Leaders - Part 1 // Josh Bilhorn

Church without Glory - Part 1 // Christopher Thao

Meeting Jesus in Bible Study // Bob Grahmann

My Mission // Ben Stewart

Living the Greatest Commandments // Dave Manske

The Centrality of the Word in the Life of the Church // Nha Long Yang

The Hmong Church: Past, Present, and Future - Part 1 // Lantzia Thao

The Role of Hmong in the Purpose of God - Part 1 // Steven Her

5:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Evening Service // Dwight Smith
9:00 PM Concert
10:30 PM Small Group(s)

Monday, July 22nd See Schedule

7:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Worship: Jon Nielson
10:30 AM Seminar Session 4

Biblical Manhood // Nao Xiong Her

Biblical Womanhood // Naomi Thao

Church with Glory - Part 2 // Christopher Thao

Coaching Evangelism: How to lead people to Christ? Final Step of Evangelism - Part 2 // Char Yer Soung

Coping with Crises in the Church: Biblical Solutions to Conflicts & Crises - Part 2 // Timothy Vang

Disconnect // Ben Stewart

Meeting Jesus in Bible Study // Bob Grahmann

Spiritual Formation 101: Being Formed Into the Image of Christ // Ken Kong & Rebecca Yang

The Hmong Church: Past, Present, and Future - Part 2 // Lantzia Thao

Understanding Biblical Discipleship // Jacob Yang

12:00 PM Lunch & Prayer time (for individuals seeking prayer) with Teng Xiong
2:00 PM Seminar Session 5

Biblical Womanhood // Naomi Thao

Campus Kingdom Leaders - Part 2 // Josh Bilhorn

Coaching Evangelism: How to lead people to Christ? Final Step of Evangelism - Part 2 // Char Yer Soung

Coping With Crises in the Church: Biblical Solutions to Conflicts & Crises - Part 2 // Timothy Vang

How to Build a Biblical Young Adult Ministry in Your Church // Jon Nielson

Spiritual Formation 101: Being Formed Into the Image of Christ // Ken Kong & Rebecca Yang

Living the Greatest Commandments // Dave Manske

The Centrality of the Word in the Life of the Church // Nha Long Yang

The Role of Hmong in the Purpose of God - Part 2 // Steven Her

Understanding Biblical Discipleship // Jacob Yang

3:30 PM Seminar Session 6

Biblical Manhood // Nao Xiong Her

Campus Kingdom Leaders - Part 2 // Josh Bilhorn

Church with Glory - Part 2 // Christopher Thao

Disconnect // Ben Stewart

How to Build a Biblical Young Adult Ministry in Your Church // Jon Nielson

Meeting Jesus in Bible Study // Bob Grahmann

Round Table Discussion: Generational Transference of the Gospel // Panel - Dao Yang

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Living the Greatest Commandments // Dave Manske

The Centrality of the Word in the Life of the Church // Nha Long Yang

The Hmong Church: Past, Present, and Future - Part 2 // Lantzia Thao

The Role of Hmong in the Purpose of God - Part 2 // Steven Her

5:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Evening Service // Dwight Smith
9:00 PM Small Group(s)

Tuesday, July 23rd See Schedule

7:30 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM Worship: Chou Xiong
11:00 AM Small Group(s)
12:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Depart

FAQS

Attention: Graduating high school seniors (who are under 18 years of age at the time of SALT 2013 July 20 - 23) who wish to attend the SALT 2013 conference must have his/her parent(s) sign a release form.

General:

Where and when is the SALT conference?
SALT 2013 will be held at Wheaton College and will start 10am Saturday, July 20th and end 2pm Tuesday, July 23rd, so plan accordingly.

Who should attend SALT?
Anyone single, 18 and over, who yearns for the Word of God and aspires to love the church.

What about high school students?
Graduating 2013 High School Seniors may attend with a signed parental release form (if under 18 years of age).

Why Wheaton College?
Wheaton College meets the demands of the Alliance Youth of the Hmong District. It provides sufficient space in a Christian environment to host a conference of our size.

When should I arrive for SALT?
You should be at SALT no earlier than 10am on Saturday, July 20. Registration will begin at 10am. The opening session starts at 2pm.

What will I need to bring to SALT?
A Christ-like attitude, a Bible, clothes, linens or sleeping bag (if you do not plan to purchase the option through registration), money for off-campus dining, and a signed release form (copies will be made available onsite).

What airport should I fly into?
There are two airports you can fly into: Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Chicago Midway (MDW).

How will rooms be assigned at SALT?
Room assignments will be based upon the date that you registered.

Is there an ATM on campus?
There is 1 located in the lower level of the Todd M. Beamer Student Center.

Lost your room key?
$25 - Lost key card // $15 - Lost key // $10 - Lost FOB

Registration:

Overview: When you register online, payment is required immediately by Visa or MC. You will create a logon id (with an e-mail) which you will use to register and/or edit your registration information. You also have the option of registering multiple individuals through one e-mail account (please do not confuse this as group registration). You may cancel your registration for a full refund minus $30 for processing fees, no later than June 1, 2013.

What is included in registration fees?
Registration fee includes housing, seminars, and conference programs.

Where will I eat?
You have the option of dining on campus by purchasing meals or dining off campus. There are several restaurants within walking distance of the campus and plenty of restaurants in the area.

How do I know what sessions I registered for?
Your sessions that were signed up during registration will be on your name badge.

Dress Code:

What is the Dress code?
Dress appropriately - casual to business casual

Transportation:

Where can I park?
You must enter Up Down Up Down Left Right Left Right A B Select Start. :) Link to parking spots.

Do I need a parking permit?
One will be assigned at registration.

Will SALT provide a shuttle to and from the airport to the conference?
NO, SALT will NOT be providing ANY transportation to and from the conference.

What if you arrive a few days early to the conference or will be leaving a few days after the conclusion of SALT?
Individuals will be responsible for finding their own room and board, along with transportation.

Transportation Resources:
Van/Shuttle:
First Student Charter Bus Rental
The Free Enterprise System, Inc.
American Charter Coach, Inc.

Other Information

Wheaton College
Wheaton College is a tobacco free, drug-free and alcohol free campus. Anyone who is in violation of these terms will be subjected to Wheaton College policy.

Attendees may not bring cooking appliances into dormitories.
Attendees may not bring large quantities of food into the Todd Beamer Student Center.

Is there WIFI on campus?
WIFI name is WC-Guest. There is not password, but you will be prompted to provide some personal informaiton beforing recieving WIFI access.

Will I be allowed to use the campus computer labs?
Yes. Just trade in your key card at the lobby help desk.

Is there food or beverages allowed on campus?
Yes. Outside food and beverages will be allowed at the the quad, picnic areas, dorms, and student lounges except in or near the Todd M. Beamer Student Center. NO EXCEPTIONS

Will I be allowed to use the kitchen?
Fridge and microwaves are open to be used, but the stove is off limits.

What happens if I donot have a web enabled device to see announcements?
There will be several monitors located in the chapel, during announcements, and at the Todd M. Beamer Student Center. You can also use the campus computers.

General Resources:
Dining: Yelp Restaurant Guide Download

Emergency
651.964.0411 - Main Conference Phone Line

What happens if there is an emergency?
Please report all incidents to the first floor staff office in Todd M. Beamer Student Center.

Contact Us:

Registration: salt_registration@hmongdistrict.org
Housing: salt_housing@hmongdistrict.org
Small Group: salt_smlgrp@hmongdistrict.org
Vendor: jher@hmongdistrict.org
Other: salt@hmongdistrict.org

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