500: The Reformation Continues

2017 marks the 500th year since a lowly monk, emboldened by his discovery of God’s unmerited love, nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church, outlining his protests against the most powerful religious system the world has ever known. Because Martin Luther decided to obey the dictates of his individual conscience, the entire course of history was charted in a new direction.

For this year’s Light Bearers Convocation, we will give careful study to the Protestant Reformation, its present implications, and why the Reformation must continue.

NOTE: We had planned to explore the Minor Prophets this year, but after much thought and prayer we have now decided to change this year’s Convocation theme in order to address the vital topic of the Protestant Reformation since this year is its 500th anniversary.

Dates & Location

July 4-8, 2017 in Jasper, Oregon.


Ty Gibson

James Rafferty

David Asscherick

Jeffrey Rosario

Fred Bischoff



We want to make convocation accessible to as many as possible and do our best to keep prices low. This year’s registration fees are as follows:
• $25 per adult if you are staying on campus
• $20 per adult if you are staying off campus
• $10 per night for hookups.


We have many campsites. Picnic tables and shower facilities are available as well. Plan on arriving on or after July 4—due to ground preparation, we’re unable to accept early arrivals. Campfires are not allowed anywhere on the grounds.

Hookup sites

We have a limited number of hookup sites available for $10/night.


Village Inn, 541.747.4546 (10 miles); Comfort Inn, 541.895.4025 (18 miles); Super 8 Creswell Inn, 541.895.3341 (18 miles from site); Best Western Greentree Inn, 541.485.2727 (14 miles); Courtyard Marriott, 541.726.2121 (21.4 miles); Days Inn, 541.342.6383 (14.7 miles); La Quinta Inn, 541.344.8335 (16.1 miles); Hampton Inn, 541.431.1225 (20.3 miles); Hilton Eugene, 541.342.2000 (16.7 miles); Shilo Inn Suites, 541.687.2395 (15.9 miles).

Other Accommodations

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Meal Options

Family Hearth (in the cafeteria)

Tue: dinner 4-7pm
Wed-Fri: breakfast 7-9am | lunch 12-3pm | dinner 4-7pm
There are a limited number of meal tickets available for the cafeteria. It is recommended that you preorder tickets. See the menu.

Laurelwood Academy Missions (at the pavilion)

Wed-Fri: 12-6:30pm
Proceeds will go toward a fundraiser for the Laurelwood Academy students for next year. The students’ mothers will be helping the students and making all sorts of yummy food to raise funds for mission trips. See the menu.


Jasper Store and Deli is two miles away, 541.746.4046. There are other, larger, grocery stores within 10 miles.

Children’s Meetings

Children and Youth meetings provided each day.


No pets allowed anywhere on the grounds.


From I-5 in Eugene, Oregon, take Exit 194A/Highway 126 toward Springfield. The highway ends at Main Street. Proceed straight through the light and continue to follow the road. It will turn into Jasper Lowell Road. From the light at Main Street, it is 5.8 miles. Turn right into Laurelwood Academy grounds. No early arrivals. No pets allowed anywhere on the grounds!


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