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Spring Thaw, Multnomah University's Ultimate Youth Event Back by Popular Demand


Portland, ORE – Multnomah University will host the fourth year of Spring Thaw on April 12-14, 2013. Referred to as a “youth theology retreat,” Spring Thaw has been well-attended since it began in 2010 and is organized by Youth Ministries Department Chair Dr. Rob Hildebrand and his youth ministry students. Spring Thaw 2013 will feature keynote speaker and alumnus Luis Palau, and bands Family Force 5 and Strangers and Pilgrims.


Multnomah faculty will conduct seminar sessions where students will participate in frank, down-to-earth discussion of practical theological and social topics.
  • Stump the Prof: Hard Questions About God and the Bible
  • Decision Making and the Will of God
  • How To Be An Effective Mission Trip Member
  • Sex, the Bible, and Social Science
Visit for more information about this year’s seminars.


In addition to main sessions, concerts, and seminars, there is a wide array of activities. Spring Thaw 2013 is “old west” themed, so many of the activities reflect this.
  • Mario’s Golf Kart Rodeo
  • Hatfields and McCoys Laser Tag
  • Operation Underground 2 (persecuted church simulation)
  • Frosty Limo Run
  • Zombie Hayride
  • The “Saloon” (refreshments, card games, and karaoke)
  • OK Corral (bucking bull, quick-draw paintball, and more)
  • Sports (soccer, basketball, dodge ball, street hockey, etc.)
  • Hay Bale Maze
Visit for more information about this year’s activities.


The cost for Spring Thaw 2013 is $75 per person for meals and lodging ($50 for just admission). For those registering a youth group, 50% must be paid up-front for the number of spots reserved.


Register for Spring Thaw at


For more information, contact Kristin Kendall at or 503.251.6452.

About Multnomah

Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education, located in Portland, Oregon with teaching sites in Reno, Nevada and Seattle, Washington. Made up of an undergraduate Bible college, a biblical seminary, a graduate school, an adult degree completion program, and an online distance-learning program, Multnomah issues bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees, and professional certifications and endorsements.