Multnomah will welcome over 175 high school students to campus August 3-10 for SEMP (Students Equipped to Minister to Peers). The evangelism training conference is designed to give high schoolers and youth leaders a holistic experience that will stretch and challenge them as they prepare for peer ministry.
This is the fourth consecutive year that the group has met at Multnomah's campus. Visitors are expected from the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana and Texas. The students will stay in the dorms and use the dining facilities, along with the gym, A-frame, and soccer field.
"We like having SEMP on campus because it exposes the students to a college setting and allows them to experience a little of what it is like to be in school and live away from home," says Katie Voigt, Multnomah's summer event coordinator.