to Feb 19


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3-day retreat for High School students at Washington Family Ranch in Antelope, Oregon!

Early Bird registration:
December 1st – January 21st
$190 student / $160 leader

Regular registration:
January 22nd – February 4th
$200 student / $170 leader

Alternatively, if you have a bunch of attendees to register, you can download this spreadsheet to fill out and send to Amber.

Reach Frequently Asked Questions

Where will REACH be held this year?

Reach will be held again at Washington Family Ranch in Antelope, OR.

Address: 1 Muddy Road, Antelope, OR 97001

Phone #: 541-489-3100


(**We recommend using these directions provided by the Ranch – Google maps/Siri/Map Quest may lead you astray!**)

Very Important Note: the last place to get gas is in Biggs, OR!


Who should I bring to REACH? Why should I come?

This conference is for high school students currently in 9th – 12th grade.   REACH is a discipleship event.  Our hope is for students and leaders to be able to answer two questions: What is God saying to me, and how am I going to respond to that?


When is REACH and what time do we need to arrive?

REACH is over Presidents Day weekend – Friday, February 16, through Monday, February 19, 2018.  REACH registration will be held between 4-8 pm on Friday, Feb 16th.  Student orientation and leaders meeting begins at 8:30 pm.  This is a VERY important meeting, please arrive on time. Keep in mind that it is your responsibility to feed your students dinner on Friday evening.  Either eat before you get to the Ranch (the last food stop is in Biggs, OR), or bring a sack dinner.  There will be a snack available that evening and the coffee shop at the Ranch will be open during Registration. REACH ends at noon on Monday.


What does REACH cost? What does this include?

$190 for Early Bird Student Rate and $160 for Early Bird Leaders Rate by January 21, 2018
Registration for Students from January 22 to February 4, 2018 is the Regular rate of $200, and Leaders at $170.
Registration costs include the conference, accommodations, activities and meals for three nights.  There is no cost for work crew that you bring!  Students/leaders may want to bring their own spending money for the coffee house at the Ranch! 


Who will be speaking? What is the Theme?

We will be welcoming back the Wayfarer team from Kentucky!  Wayfarer will provide us with speakers for our main sessions and support with our leader meetings.  Our theme this year will be MORE; Dream Bigger, Go Further, Live Freely!


What should we expect for spiritual impact?

We would encourage you to begin praying for God to impact your students today. REACH focuses on challenging students to wrestle with relevant topics when it comes to living for Jesus. The focused time in worship and in the spiritual disciplines will help to grow your students and leaders. The leaders you bring with you also play a significant role during REACH.  There will be times set aside where we will be ministering to your leaders; encouraging and equipping them to continue the work with your students once you are back home.  We will also be dividing into huddles again this year, and will be sending you more information for your huddle leaders to prepare as we get closer to the event.  Students will also have the opportunity to choose seminars to attend that will challenge them.


What will meals be like?

We will be eating all meals together in the Dining Hall at the Ranch!  Your meals are included in your base price.  However, EACH GROUP IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING ONE VOLUNTEER PER 10 STUDENTS TO SERVE IN THE DINING HALL FOR ALL MEALS!  Work crew volunteers will be housed with the church they came with, but will be serving in the kitchen for the weekend.  They will of course have some time of their own, but please don’t have your youth leaders serve as work crew, unless you have extra youth leaders!  Ask parents or maybe people at your church if they would serve as work crew during the weekend.  They need to be at least 15 years old.


How do we register?

  • Registration is entirely online.  We have a new look to our website!  But you will still go to:, click on news & events on top right and pick Reach under upcoming events. Click the black register button to individually register each student/leader for Reach, with YOUR email address on each registration.  For larger groups, we have given you the option to download a spreadsheet and put your whole groups info in one document, then email that to Amber (, and I will make sure your group gets registered.

  • Once you’ve finished and submitted each registration, you’ll receive a confirmation email from us that gives you payment instructions. You will need to send all checks here to the Portland Field Office (see address at bottom of this e-mail).

  • Need to add more students? Go back to event page and register as needed through Feb 4th!

  •  Once a student is removed from your registration, you are charged the non-refundable $50 fee. Try to find a student to fill that spot and simply email Amber with your substitutions to avoid paying the $50.

  • You do not need to pay for or register your work crew members (1 per 10 people you bring).  I will just need you to email me your work crew members names so I can plug them into housing!

    Registration closes on February 4, 2018, at 5pm.


Will we need a vehicle once we get to REACH?

You are responsible for all transportation to and from the conference.  Once you are at the Ranch, you will stay put throughout the weekend.  Please know that it takes about 3 hours to get to the Ranch from Portland.  Also, the last 30 minutes of the drive is on a gravel road, and there will not be cell reception once you get past Antelope.  Please make sure to drive a vehicle that can handle a gravel road and carry a spare tire with you!  We will have staff roaming the gravel road in case you are in need of assistance!


How will room assignments be made?

We will assign your students to rooms, and you will be given your room assignments upon arrival.  We will do our best to keep all your students in one room or adjoining rooms, depending on the size of your group.  Girls and guys will be in separate housing areas.  The people you bring as work crew members will also be housed with you.


How do we sign in once we arrive?

When you pull into the Ranch you will follow signs to the Canyon side of the Camp, and then you will see volunteers directing you to a lobby where we will register one group at a time.  This means that only group leaders will come inside to check-in, your students will unload vehicles and wait for you to check-in After you have checked your group in, you all will be walked together through campus by staff, and then to the gym where everyone will hang out until we are ready for student orientation and leader meeting.  The coffee house will be open during this time as well. Students will need to bring their own spending money for the coffee house.


How can we be sure our students are safe and cared for?

The care and supervision of students is the responsibility of the leaders who bring them.   Each church is required to bring one youth leader for every seven students per gender.  Youth Leaders need to be age 21 or older.  We have five basic rules that you need to help your students follow:

  1. Follow the schedule and participate in what is being offered.
  2. No one is permitted to leave the Ranch except for emergency medical care.
  3. Guys and girls will not be allowed in each other’s rooms.
  4. Behave in a manner that honors Christ and communicates his love to others.
  5. No tobacco, alcohol, non-prescription drugs or weapons are allowed.

In the unlikely event of an emergency, we ask that you notify REACH staff, but it is your responsibility to have your students medical forms on hand and take them to the hospital (if necessary).  We will have professional medical staff on site.


What should each student bring?

Bring your bible, pen, casual/warm clothes, sneakers, towel, toiletries and a warm coat.  No need to bring a sleeping bag, bedding is provided.  It is optional to bring spending money for the coffee shop.  There is a skate park in the gym, so if your students would like to do this they need to bring their own boards and gear.


What are activities outside of seminars and sessions?

A Giant Swing, Climbing Walls, Foosball, Basketball, Volleyball, 9 Square in the air, skateboard ramps, coffee shop with board games, large group games, crafting and more!

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More: Great Commission Women's 2018 Retreat
to Mar 25

More: Great Commission Women's 2018 Retreat

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The yearly Great Commission Women's conference takes place March 23-25 at the Cannon Beach Conference Center in Cannon Beach, Oregon. 

This year's event is entitled "More":

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.
— Isaiah 61:1
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us...
— Ephesians 3:20

Sara Waldvogel will be the featured speaker, and Lisa Reiff will lead worship. Scroll down to read their bios.



Registration (includes room and 3 meals) is $242 for a Beach room and $232 for a N & E Haven or Tides room.

Register by phone by contacting Cannon Beach Conference Center: 800-745-1546. Make checks payable to Cannon Beach Conference Center.

Questions? Contact Charlotte Duke. 

Note: Lodging is double occupancy or more in one room. Register early to get your preferred accommodations. ($40 discounts for retired International Workers are available, contact Charlotte Duke)



Registration @ 3pm
Evening Session @ 7pm

Morning Session @ 10am
Evening Session @ 7pm

Morning Session @ 10am



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Sara Waldvogel
Sara was born in Memphis, TN and attended the University of Memphis. She received a Bachelor of Science in Education and also met a charming Yankee from Chicago, her future husband, Rick!

On the surface, Sara’s adult life appeared “perfect.” She cherished her loving husband and her beautiful children and she enjoyed multiple vacations and a beautiful home. Sara also faithfully attended her church and volunteered excessively. The many women’s clubs and children’s activities filled her life. Yet, she had no idea why she was depressed, lonely, experiencing panic attacks, and feeling desperately afraid? Our Almighty God opened her eyes and heart to His Power and Love and showed her His Truth...rather than what she thought was her truth. Over a difficult period of time of struggle, Jesus changed the direction of her life and gave her a hunger for God’s Word.

Today Sara’s Joy comes from helping others fulfill their God given potential. She has dedicated the last 30 years serving the Lord by sharing with others the love, freedom, assurance, and peace that is found in a beautiful relationship with Jesus Christ.

Sara served fifteen years as a Leader and Substitute Teacher for Bible Study Fellowship International in the Dallas, Texas area. She was a speaker at several Pepperdine University Bible Lectureships, and numerous Dallas area Church Retreats and Women Luncheons. Over the years she has written and facilitated many 6 week Bible Studies for women.

Sara has lived in Clinton, on Whidbey Island, for the last 5 years and she is a member of the Island Church of Whidbey. She now serves as Secretary and Member At Large on the Governing Authority Board, as the Women’s Ministries Vice Chair and teacher. She also participates on the Prayer Team and is a Life Group Leader.

She has been asked to speak at several local women’s retreats “Making All Things New” - Christian Life Center in Freeland, WA; “Joy and Patience” - Grace By the Sea Anglican Church in Oak Harbor, WA; and “Finding Joy” - the Island Church of Whidbey in Langley, WA.

Sara and Rick have been married for 47 years and have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.

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Lisa Reiff
Lisa has a passion for leading women in praise and worship, out of a grateful heart and an overflow of God’s faithfulness in her life. Her desire is for others to see the goodness of God and be drawn by the Lord into the deep place of worship where hearts and

lives can be renewed, restored and changed by His faithful love. Lisa is a traveling worship leader and also owns a vocal studio where she teaches young people to sing and perform. She has been married to her husband, Boomer, for 26 years. They live in Tualatin, OR.

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Field Forum 2018: "The Call"
to Apr 25

Field Forum 2018: "The Call"

Field Forum, the Alliance Northwest annual leadership gathering in Portland, Oregon, is coming in April 2018. This year's theme is "The Call".

The Call

Jesus extended a call to a few regular people who ended up changing the world. History repeatedly shows that when ordinary people grasp hold of this call and lean into the Spirit of Jesus, lives are totally transformed. This same call beckons us today.

Knowing the call with deep clarity and conviction is powerful. Having a shared understanding and common commitment to that call is much more powerful.  From it, we can help each other see through the unending expectations of others, the “latest and greatest” solutions for everything, and the rapid cultural change we all face in ministry. There’s strength in numbers.
Jesus’ call hasn’t changed. Field Forum 2018 is about hearing and seeking to respond again to the call of Jesus on our lives to follow him – together as a family of leaders.


Registration Details

We're moving to a new, larger location (the Red Lion on the Portland side of the Columbia River) to provide room for you to include additional leaders for this special event. And, we've already begun planning Field Forum 2018 in order to make it an event that will catalyze your church's health, and its ability to effectively make and deploy discipled leaders who live out the mission of God.

Registration cost (includes conference and food):
Book before April 1: $211 + Hotel ($134/night for single/double occupancy).
Book after April 1: $235 + Hotel (
$134/night for single/double occupancy).

Registration is now open.


Field Forum '18 Keynote Speaker

Jo Saxton, Chair of the Board for 3DM, author, and podcast host, will be the keynote speaker at Field Forum '18.

Her message challenges listeners to engage in missional living and discipleship, empowers women to lean into their leadership and influence, and equips leaders to lead from the inside out and reframe their vision and purpose.


Featured Speaker: Rick McKinley

Rick McKinley serves as Lead Pastor of Imago Dei Community.  He and his wife, Jeanne, and their four kids moved to Portland, Oregon in October of 2000 to plant the church.  Since then, Imago Dei has been voted one of the Top 25 Most Innovative Churches in the Country by Outreach Magazine and Portland Monthly Magazine named Rick one of Portland’s 50 Most Influential People.


Featured Speaker: Randy Shaw


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to Oct 14


2-day retreat for middle school students at Black Lake Bible Camp in Olympia, Washington.

Keep an eye out for your info packets, and return here after August 1st to register!


Questions? Contact Amber Curry.

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