Workshops

Schedule

Workshop Series #110:00 – 10:45
Sterling Knapp – Access to Power Through the Atonement of Christ
Hunter Tippetts – iConnect
Jeremiah Morgan – Church Statements and Stances
Clint & Karen Chadwick – Waiting on the Lord for Your Happily Ever After
Ric Mitchell – More Powerful… than the Sword or Anything Else
Syd Ash – Living an Awesome Life
Heather DeVore – Resilience
Ryan Jenkins – Joseph Smith’s Persistence as a Young Adult
Workshop Series #211:00 – 11:45
Sterling Knapp – Access to Power Through the Atonement of Christ
Hunter Tippetts – iConnect
Jeremiah Morgan – Church Statements and Stances
Clint & Karen Chadwick – Waiting on the Lord for Your Happily Ever After
Ric Mitchell – More Powerful… than the Sword or Anything Else
Syd Ash – Living an Awesome Life
Heather DeVore – Resilience
Ryan Jenkins – Joseph Smith’s Persistence as a Young Adult
Workshop Series #313:00 – 13:45
Sterling Knapp – Access to Power Through the Atonement of Christ
Sensei Stephen Twemlow – Be Strong and of Good Courage
Jeremiah Morgan – Church Statements and Stances
Shelby Clark – When Bad Things Happen
Jon Jardine – Finding the Balance
Ric Mitchell – A Place of Refuge and a Covert from the Storm
Cassidy Pinegar – Faithfully Discover the Answers to Difficult Questions
Ryan Jenkins – Joseph Smith’s Persistence as a Young Adult
Workshop Series #414:00 – 14:45
Sterling Knapp – Access to Power Through the Atonement of Christ
Sensei Stephen Twemlow – Be Strong and of Good Courage
Jeremiah Morgan – Church Statements and Stances
Shelby Clark – When Bad Things Happen
Jon Jardine – Finding the Balance
Ric Mitchell – A Place of Refuge and a Covert from the Storm
Cassidy Pinegar – Faithfully Discover the Answers to Difficult Questions
Ryan Jenkins – Joseph Smith’s Persistence as a Young Adult

Descriptions

Access to Power Through the Atonement of Christ

Sterling Knapp

“Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16

“When the Savior knows you truly want to reach up to Him—when He can feel that the greatest desire of your heart is to draw His power into your life—you will be led by the Holy Ghost to know exactly what you should do. When you spiritually stretch beyond anything you have ever done before, then His power will flow into you”. (President Russell M Nelson—April 2017)

How can the power of the atonement of Jesus Christ bless your life in a personal way? How can you find access to that power; to the strength and the purifying love of Jesus Christ?

Finding the Balance

Jon Jardine

“See that all things are done in wisdom and order….” Mosiah 4:27

Remember, too much of anything in life can throw us off-balance. At the same time, too little of the important things can do the same thing.

If we lack clear direction and goals, we may find we have wasted away our time and energy which can contribute to imbalance in our lives. What things clamor for our attention, consume our thoughts, feelings, and energies, but do not contribute to our goals in life?

iConnect

Hunter Tippetts

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1

Through the power of His words, Jesus Christ created the Heavens and the earth and performed miracles. We need to recognize the power of our words and learn to communicate with others on a deeper level. Whether it’s a friendly conversation, a work interview, or more importantly, speaking with God through prayer, don’t just talk— connect.

Church Statements and Stances in relation to the political climate (especially on issues such as abortion, freedom of religion, and LGBTQIA)

Jeremiah Morgan

“What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not myself; and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled, whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same.” Doctrine & Covenants 1:38

We believe in prophets, seers and revelators. We have a prophet today! Great blessings come into our lives as we listen to and obey the word of God through a prophet’s voice.

“When we hear the counsel of the Lord expressed through the words of The President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, our response should be positive and prompt. History has shown there is safety, peace and prosperity and happiness in responding to prophetic counsel as did Nephi of old: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded (1 Nephi 3:7)” – Elder Russell M Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles “His Word Ye Shall Receive”

Be Strong and of Good Courage

Sensei Stephen W. Twemlow

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:9

The definition of self-defense is any means of safely avoiding or escaping a potentially dangerous situation. This class will focus on personal boundaries, use of voice, creating and keeping distance from your attacker, and having a plan to escape.

Faithfully Discover the Answers to Difficult Questions

Cassidy Pinegar

“…Seek learning, even by study and also by faith.” Doctrine and Covenants 88:118

We must each navigate questions about the gospel and The Church as we progress through this mortal life. While at times it may seem easy, this task may also feel overwhelming. Seeking answers and confronting doubts are made more difficult by the deception of the adversary. How can we faithfully seek answers to our questions in ways that will bring us closer to God and Jesus Christ in a way that will strengthen our resolve to remain steadfast in the gospel?

Living an Awesome Life

Syd Ash

“I will praise Thee, O Lord,with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High. Psalm 9:1-2 (See also Psalm 8:3-9)

Have you learned to experience the feeling of awe—of wonder, inspiration, joy and gratitude for the world around you? Recent studies have shown that learning to experience the complex and long-overlooked emotion of awe, have shown profound benefits such as: “Reducing the pressure of time by immersing us in the present”, and to be “more generous and satisfied with life,” and even “promote healing.” How can you learn to practice “awe” and to recognize the communication of the Spirit as you experience “Awe” and happiness in your life?

Resilience

Heather DeVore

“For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again….” Proverbs 24:16

“Why do we need such resilient faith? Because difficult days are ahead. Rarely in the future will it be easy or popular to be a faithful Latter-day Saint. Each of us will be tested. The apostle Paul warned that in the latter-days, those who diligently follow the Lord ‘shall suffer persecution.’ That very persecution can either crush you into silent weakness or motivate you to be more exemplary and courageous in your daily lives.”  Russell M Nelson April 2011

How you can establish habits in your temporal and spiritual lives to become resilient?

When Bad Things Happen: Meeting Life’s Challenges with Grit and Grace

Shelby Clark

“For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.” Isaiah 54:10

Life is messy and hard things happen. We all struggle. You can reach for divine help from the one true example and source of peace; the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, to repair deep hurt or loss. Jesus is the perfect example of love and compassion, and through His atonement, our Savior provides peace and forgiveness to each of us. In this workshop, we will learn about the Savior’s perfect love, and we will discuss how to develop skills in compassion and self-compassion. We will learn how to press through difficult experiences in this life with an eye on the eternal.

More Powerful… than the Sword or Anything Else

Ric Mitchell

“And now, as the preaching of the word had a great tendency to lead the people to do that which was just—yea, it had had more powerful effect upon the minds of the people than the sword, or anything else, which had happened unto them—therefore Alma thought it was expedient that they should try the virtue of the word of God.” Alma 31:5

The apostle Paul listed many defensive pieces of the armor of God, but only one defensive AND offensive weapon: The Sword (The word of God and His Spirit). The Sword is powerful, but you have to know how to use it in order to “stand against the wiles of the devil.” There is no enemy that the word of God, along with The Holy Ghost, cannot defeat. The struggle is real and is immediately in front of us. This workshop will focus on ideas for effective daily scripture study— to help you “stand in holy places and be not moved,” (Doctrine & Covenants 87:8) Are you ready to take up your sword?

A Place of Refuge and a Covert from the Storm

Ric Mitchell

“And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.” Isaiah 4:6

  • Your testimony of the Savior will increase and you will have a more certain witness that life continues on beyond the veil – Elder Neal L. Andersen
  • You will have power to change, to repent, to learn, to be sanctified, and to heal that which needs to be healed.  – Elder Dale G. Renlund
  • You will be safeguarded in your youth and throughout your life – Elder David A. Bednar

The blessings of the temple are available to all who are willing to prepare to receive them. Participating in the temple will help us see clearly the plan God has for us. Attending the temple can be like fasting. Instead of giving up food, we give up time. However, when done with the wrong attitude and preparation, neither can be the edifying experience it is meant to be. With greater effort on your part.

Waiting on the Lord for Your “Happily Ever After”

Clint and Karen Chadwick

“But They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;….” Isaiah 40:31

What does it mean to wait upon the Lord? In the scriptures, the word “wait” means to hope, to anticipate, and to trust. To hope and trust in the Lord requires faith, patience, humility, meekness, long-suffering, keeping the commandments, and enduring to the end. We may be keeping the commandments and have righteous desires for our life. We may have it all planned out. But, perhaps the Lord has a better story—one that will enrich your life experience and have an even better ending.

Joseph Smith’s Persistence as a Young Adult

Ryan Jenkins

Joseph Smith restored and organized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, under God’s direction, at the age 24. Joseph Smith has taught us a prophet and as a man how to deal with adversity in a way that builds character and persistence and charity. He accepted God’s will as an opportunity for faith, learning, growth and fulfilling God’s purposes— in spite of poverty, required sacrifice, hard work, adversity, failures, frustration, pain, unfair and harsh treatment by others. What lessons from Joseph Smith can inspire you personally to pursue your divine purpose and potential?

Workshop Presenters from 2018