Welcome to our Conference!
Welcome to the web home of the Idaho Conference. It is our hope that you will catch a vision of what God is doing in our part of this world.   We are the headquarters for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Southern Idaho and Eastern Oregon.

From farming to white water sports, from skiing to technology—the communities and people of Idaho and Oregon have a lot to offer. From our headquarters in Boise, Idaho, we provide resources and leadership for ministry to more than 6,500 members in our 51 congregations across the conference.  

We operate 10 elementary schools and Gem State Adventist Academy, a boarding and community high school, which educate many of our children and their friends in the community. Camp Ida–Haven, our year–round camp located on Payette Lake in McCall, Idaho, provides a fun, Christ–centered summer camp program to several hundred children. Churches, families, and other groups enjoy the scenic, retreat setting the rest of the year.  

Explore our site – find a place to visit, a place to call home. It is our hope and prayer that wherever you go, you will see Jesus shining through each of us.

Our Mission

Raise up people across Southern Idaho and Eastern Oregon who are so in love with Jesus that they share the fullness of His love as expressed in the Three Angels’ messages of Revelation 14. 

Our Vision
In the next 3 – 5 years move the focus of the Idaho Conference from a top-down leadership style to a cutting-edge, equipping, lay-driven, pastor-coached conference that is growing in personal spirituality and soul winning, with financial stability to fund mission and ministry.

(Mission and Vision were adopted by the Idaho Conference Board of Directors in April 2015 and was presented to the delegates at the May 2015 constituency session)

Daily Devotional

A Daily Investment

In His post-Resurrection instructions to the disciples, Jesus left two legacies that have to be kept in perfect harmony: the expectation of His soon return and a world wide mission. Expectation conveys a sense of urgency. Mission presupposes time. Without the former, there would be no preparation for the Second Coming or motivation for mission. Without the latter, there would be fanaticism and idle contemplation. This explains, at least in part, what happened to the early church. Though pooling resources for the common good served the early believers well, it eventually became an impediment to the growth of the gospel.

Maintaining the proper tension between these two attitudes is key for the church's spiritual health. It is not yet time to withdraw from the world and wait for Jesus somewhere in the jungle or in the mountains because Jesus' intercessory prayer for the disciples is still valid today. We are in the world with a mission to fulfill.

Being ready for Jesus' return involves a daily investment in the advancement of God's kingdom, without pressure for results, greed for gain, or posturing for political advantage. Genuine growth comes from God, not from human methods or efforts. An enduring commitment to these sacred legacies will keep the church strong and vital as it actively waits for His return.

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