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  • $15 per person ages 12 and up
  • $5 for children under 12
  • $40 immediate family max

Event location:

Orchard Community Church
8180 Telephone Rd., Ventura, CA 93004

2019 All Church Renewal Conference

Mission and Spiritual Growth

A Day of Spiritual Renewal through the stories of Orchard’s Mission Partners

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Eph 2:10)

What to Expect…

  • News from around the world including successes, challenges, and life lessons from our mission partners serving in Honduras, Ukraine, Romania, India, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Cambodia.
  • Challenging and renewing seminars for all ages about experiencing God in our lives.
  • Hands-on seminars for ages 6-11.
  • Virtual reality trip to Ethiopia.
  • Exciting kids’ and adults’ obstacle course reflecting obstacles people face around the world
  • Morning childcare provided for ages 0-5
  • Lunch included
  • $15 per person ages 12 and up; $5 for children under 12. $40 immediate family max.

Our Mission Partners

Union Biblica

Orlando and Silvia Japás, Argentinian missionaries to Honduras for 26 years. Orlando is the Bible Union, Honduras, Executive Director while his wife Silvia is the  Bible Union, Honduras, National Child, and Youth Development Coordinator. As coordinator, Silvia is involved with many programs focused on youth and family development and the prevention of child abuse. Bible Union, Honduras, reaches 19 cities, teaching Biblical truths and hope to over 18,000 children per year.


God’s Hidden TreasuresGods Hidden Treasures

Nita Hanson – In 1996 Nita Hanson left her job as Marketing Manager for a computer software firm and answered God’s call to serve in Ukraine. She subsequently founded and is president of God’s Hidden Treasures (GHT), ministering to forgotten and ignored people with disabilities. She has a daughter and 5 grandchildren. She is accompanied by three GHT staff:

Antonina (Tonya)  Ivanova has worked for God’s Hidden Treasures for 6 years.  She does weekly home visits to shut-ins and people with disabilities. She leads a prayer and healing ministry. Tonya is a worship leader at her church, writing her own Christian worship songs, and has recorded a worship album named “Daddy.”  She and her husband also do outreach evangelism to local villages.

Pastor Scott Yount has been serving with God’s Hidden Treasures in Ukraine for five years.  He leads summer camps for youth with special needs, visits local orphanages, and is heavily involved with youth ministry.   He preaches at the Church of Hope, a congregation founded by God’s Hidden Treasures worshiping at the Cerebral Palsy Center in Bila Tserkva.  Scott married a Ukrainian, Lena Yount in 2017. He is a California native, a graduate from Azusa Pacific University and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.  

Kostya Kysilenko has been a full-time minister of Bila Tserkva Church of Christ since 2002. He has a degree in business administration and is currently getting a graduate degree in theology at Bear Valley Bible Institute. Kostya and his congregation have been involved in various programs and activities of God’s Hidden Treasures for more than 10 years. He is married and has a 14-year-old son.

New Horizons

Bates: Reading Together Mission in Romania

Bates Bike Missionary Romania

Dana & Brandi Bates

Dana graduated in philosophy from Gordon College, and in 2005 earned an M-Div from Gordon Conwell Seminary. He recently completed his Ph.D. in the United Kingdom. Dana and his wife, Brandi, founded the first adventure education camp in Romania – VIATA. In 2000, he joined the staff of Young Life and also founded the New Horizons Foundation, launching an experimental educational model for young people. Most recently Dana has been working to diversify local ecotourism to replace the former coal mining economy through mountain biking. Their newly developed mountain bike course has been chosen for the MTB National Championship in 2019.

Brandi was raised in Santa Ynez, CA, and attended Gordon College (Wenham, MA). With interests in education, sociology, and psychology, she majored in literature. She has been reading aloud to children, lots of children, for 13 years. She currently leads a private children’s library for Jiu Valley families, and one of the country’s leading early literacy movements: Reading Together Romania/ Citim Împreună România.

Dana and Brandi have two wonderful kids, Gabriel Matei, 9, and Briana Jelsa, 13

J & N. DV.

J and N were called by God overseas from Orchard Community Church over 25 years ago. They are disciples in South East Asia working through a business they founded, planting churches, teaching adult literacy, and supporting home groups. 


Lifewater, InternationalLife Water Logo

Tyson Babayco, M. Div., is the Donor Relations Coordinator. Lifewater is a Christian clean water organization. For more than 40 years they have been bringing clean water, improved health, and gospel hope to rural villages and are currently serving Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Uganda. Tyson became passionate about the global water crisis after learning that just a few dollars can help someone get access to clean water and sanitation. Tyson spent a decade in church ministry before beginning work with Lifewater.  He is excited to be mobilizing others to end the water crisis, and in his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and soccer.


IMPACTImpact missions: learn serve share

Kristy Labarge, a native of Ventura, began serving as director of IMPACT in 2013. IMPACT forms, trains, and sends teams prepared to serve Christ and his Church through cross-cultural mission journeys that nurture the ministries of global partners and train participants to be missionaries at home. Kristy serves with her husband Jonathan who is head pastor at Canoga Park Presbyterian church. Their 7 and 4-year-old kids keep them smiling and on their toes.


Orchard Community ChurchOrchard Community Church Logo

Pastor Matt Hoyt has been pastor of Orchard Community Church since 2008. He is a graduate of Westmont College, Princeton Theological Seminary and Fuller Seminary.  Matt has a heart for the missional church and for sharing the Good News of Jesus.


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 Event Schedule

8:30-9 am Check-in
9-10 am  

Message by Orlando & Silvia Japas
We are God’s Workmanship

10-10:45 am

Seminar 1

10:45-10:55 am


11-11:45 am

Seminar 2

11:50-12:05 pm

12:05-1:15 pm

Lunch and time to visit the 
Ministry Fair,
Obstacle Course, and Lemonade Stand

1:15-2:05 pm

Message by N. DV.
We Are All Missionaries

2:10-2:55 pm

Seminar 3

3-3:45 pm

Seminar 4
3:50-4:20 pm

Message by Dana Bates
Digging Deeper: A look into the 2 great commandments focusing on the why, who and how of the Gospel.

4:20-4:30 pm

Closing Worship

Seminar 1 – We are God’s Handiwork

Who am I to be of much help?

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Eph. 2:10

Topic Presenters

Called by God to India
We are all chosen to be God’s apprentices, full of enthusiasm but often not skill. Yet we have a certain future, to be conformed to the very image of the God who came for us.
J & N

Called by God to Honduras

A first-hand account of the Japas’ amazing journey in ministry. This presentation will be in Spanish and translated.

Orlando & Silvia Japas

Called by God to Ukraine
Building Your House on the Rock, Part 1

God’s call and Nita’s response, with challenges to the rest of us.
Nita Hanson

My Vision Trip to Ethiopia:
Changing lives, Changing Me
See the photos and hear the stories of God’s work seen from the October 2018 trip to Ethiopia with Lifewater. “Whole villages are being transformed, and so am I.”
Pastor Matt Hoyt

Kids’ Seminar – 
Virtual Reality Trip to Ethiopia
Put on the headset to see and hear Africa!
Tyson Babayco

Seminar 2 – We are All Missionaries, Part 1

How can I reach people outside of my own circle when I’m not comfortable doing that?

Philip talking with an Ethiopian official: “Then Philip began with that very passage of scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.” Act. 8:35

Topic Presenters
Representing an Infinitely Diverse God
We are each uniquely becoming like Christ. See how they are learning to display God’s multi-faceted glory in ways that can be understood in northern India.
J & N

Bridging Cultural Divides
the Hispanic culture

Orlando & Silvia Japas

Called by God to Ukraine

Building Your House on the Rock, Part 2

Nita Hanson

The Gospel as Living the Great Commandments

And how that can even include mountain biking!

Dana & Brandi Bates

Kids’ Seminar: Build a Lemonade Stand
“But I’m just a kid? What can I do for our mission partners?” Here’s one way! We’ll sell the lemonade at lunchtime.

Orchard’s Children’s Ministry Team 


Pick up children (ages 0-5) from childcare by 12:15.

Come enjoy lunch outside (included with registration).

Visit the Local Ministries Fair, Obstacle Course, and Lemonade Stand. 

Seminar 3 – We are All Missionaries, Part 2

Do I have to be “sent” far away to make a significant difference?

Love your neighbor as yourself. Luke 10:27

Topic Presenters
God Stories
Learning to live as God called us to is difficult beyond our abilities, yet God has given His Spirit to stretch our abilities beyond what we thought possible. Share our process of having what we thought were good and normal habits replaced by those of God.
J & N

Prayer Matters

Praying for the impossible to a God who can make it possible

Nita Hanson

Exploring IMPACT Trips
Why spend the time and money on short term mission trips? Who is really benefiting from these trips: those who go or those already in-country?
Kristy LaBarge

Virtual Trip to Ethiopia
Put on the headset and become immersed in the sights and sounds of Ethiopia.

Tyson Babayco

Kids’ Seminar:
Sharing stories across cultures:

A read aloud for children in Romanian and English.Join Brandi Bates, founder and director of the Children’s Library “From Here to There” (Lupeni, Romania) and a grassroots national early literacy movement, Reading Together Romania/ Citim Împreună România, in a bilingual read aloud followed by discussion.
Brandi Bates

Seminar 4 – We Can Face Challenges

How can I be prepared for the challenges God might ask of me when I struggle to handle the day-to-day challenges of life?

In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Rom. 8:37)

Topic Presenters
God Stories
How to Overcome Challenges

Orlando & Silvia Japas

From Strenght to Strength:
Ministry Challenges from post-communist Romania.
Starting a ministry & being in it for the duration. Youth encouraged to attend. 

Dana Bates

Finding Your God Stories and How to Tell Them
What is my story and why does it matter?
Hear inspiring testimonies from IMPACT participants.
Kristy LaBarge
Prayer Garden
Take time now to speak with God. Bring your needs or decisions to Him, praying alone or with a member of the prayer team.
J & N and the Prayer Team
Kids’ Seminar: Obstacle Course Come find out the challenges of fetching water as you navigate through an obstacle course. Orchard’s Children’s Ministries Team


Questions: Contact LuAnn Smith at

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