This is a different kind of post.

Many of you have registered for the October 4-6 AT1 gathering in Portland, Oregon, this fall. AT1 will be a hope-filled, grace-centered event which motivates all who attend to be inspired by the theme “Christ Challenges Culture.” We aim to write a positive, Christ-focused next chapter in the Adventist story.

As AT1 is now five months away, we are embarking on the next phase of our event promotion. So far we have focused on promoting AT1 to our readers but we are now casting the net to the larger Adventist community.

If you’re in the media or have an audience or you have any ideas or connections or assets that might be valuable as we promote AT1, we would be deeply grateful if you would let us know how you can help. Just let us know who you are, what you’re willing to offer, what it might be good for, and how to be in touch.

You can do so by sending an email to or clicking here to leave a comment.

Here’s the list of AT1 speakers and topics:

Alex Bryan, mission identity executive at Adventist Health and former senior pastor, Walla Walla University Church – Love Your Enemies – Matthew 5:8

Karl Haffner, senior pastor, Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church and mission strategist at Kettering Health Network – Lust – Matthew 5:27-28

John McLarty, former executive editor for Adventist Today, current senior pastor, Green Lake Church in Seattle – The Rich – Mark 10:21-25

Michaela Lawrence Jeffery, senior pastor, Athens, Georgia, Seventh-day Adventist Church – False Testimony – Matthew 15:18-20

Chris Oberg, lead pastor, La Sierra University Church – Lifestyle – But ye are to be perfect, as your Father in heaven is perfect – Matthew 5:48

Emily Whitney, spiritual discipleship pastor, Summit Northwest Ministries in Post Falls, Idaho – Sabbath – Mark 2:27-28

Jennifer Deans – senior pastor, Living Faith Seventh-day Adventist Church in Sterling, Virginia – True Christians – John 13:34-35

Brenda Billingy – senior pastor, Metropolitan Church, Allegheny East Conference & NAD Ministerial – Communion – Luke 22:14-20

Kendra Haloviak Valentine – professor of New Testament Studies, H.M.S. Richards Divinity School, La Sierra University – Afraid? No Faith? – Mark 4:40

Dilys Brooks – campus chaplain, Loma Linda University – Anger – Matthew 5:21-22

Don Veverka – Community Relations Manager, Whitman Place – Grief – John 11:18-35

Joey Oh – Associate Pastor for Administration, Loma Linda University Church – Us and Them – Matthew 12:30

John Brunt – author, New Testament theologian and former pastor at Azure Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church in Grand Terrace, California – Respondent

Marlene Ferreras – assistant professor of Practical Theology, H.M.S. Richards Divinity School, La Sierra University – Respondent

Linda Emmerson – instructor of philosophy, Walla Walla University – Reader

Nicholas Zork & Band – music

Once again, please send an email to or click here to leave a comment about how you can help with AT1 promotion.