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Event: OCI Leadership Retreat 2017

Date March 27 - April 1, 2017
Location Cohutta Springs Youth Camp, Crandall, Georgia

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2017 OCI Leadership Retreat Playlist

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Shortly before Jesus ascended into heaven, He commanded the apostles to remain in Jerusalem until the Father could connect them with His promised blessing—the Holy Spirit. That gift gave these soon-to-be revolutionaries the ability to focus on the greatest mission they had ever received, that of telling the world about the Messiah. Under the Holy Spirit’s leading they learned to lovingly engage with the Gentiles as Christ had. Through the Spirit’s power, their ministry went on to thrive, bearing fruit into the 21st century. Now it is up to us to be contagious. Their experience can be ours when we are Fully Charged.

What does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit? And how does the Spirit’s presence in our lives influence the way we minister to others? This will be our topic for reflection at the 2017 OCI Leadership Retreat with the theme Fully Charged.

Join us March 27 – April 1, 2017, at the Cohutta Springs Conference Center Youth Camp in Georgia, USA, for a time of Christian fellowship. Plan to arrive in time for supper at 5:45 pm on Monday, March 27, followed by our opening meeting. The final appointment will be breakfast at 7:30 am on Sunday, April 2. Children’s programming will be provided on Sabbath.

Leadership Retreat speakers include:

  • Alexey Ostapenco –  Field Vice President for Russian Speaking Region, OCI and Our Home Lifestyle Center & School
  • Braam Oberholster – Professor in Management Studies, Southern Adventist University
  • Charissa Fong – HopeChannel Australia
  • G. T. Ng – Secretary, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Jennifer Jill Schwirzer – Abide Counseling
  • Kim Busl – Field Vice President for Africa and Western Europe, OCI
  • Michelle Doucoumes – Director of Education, Wildwood Lifestyle Center
  • Frank M. Hasel – Associate Director, Biblical Research Institute
  • Naomi Jackson – Communication Director, OCI
  • Ralph Kikkert – The Table Group
  • Rusty McKee – McKee Foods
  • Steven Grabiner – President, OCI
  • Victor Cadavid – Wellness Manager, Riverside Farm Institute


Cohutta Springs Conference Center Youth Camp
1181 Cohutta Springs Road
Crandall, GA 30711