2019 Conference

Understanding the Times 2019

Saturday, September 21

Grace Church, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

(a suburb of Minneapolis)

See what folks said about our 2018 conference!

General Admission tickets will go on sale next June.

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SPEAKERS

Amir Tsarfati

This will be the fifth year Amir has joined us. He is an international Bible teacher from Israel and author of the book “The Last Hour: An Israeli Insider Looks at the End Times”

Learn more at www.beholdisrael.org  

Robert Jeffress

Dr. Robert Jeffress is pastor of First Baptist Church, Dallas, TX. He is a prolific author and a radio and TV teacher on his “Pathway to Victory” program. He is also a Fox News contributor and serves on President Trump’s evangelical advisory board.

Learn more at www.ptv.org

J.D. Farag

Pastor J.D. pastors Calvary Chapel, Kaneohe, Hawaii and hosts an online prophecy update on YouTube. He also has a radio presence in various cities.  His insights into Bible prophecy make him one of the most popular prophecy destinations in the church today.

Learn more at www.calvarychapelkaneohe.com

Jack Hibbs

Pastor Jack heads Calvary Chapel, Chino Hills, CA. His “Real Life with Jack Hibbs” is a frequent destination both online and on radio. This will be his third visit to this conference and he is always a favorite with his cutting-edge insights, particularly into Bible prophecy.

Learn more at www.reallifewithjackhibbs.org

Jan Markell

Jan is founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries. This is the 23rd conference of its kind she has hosted. Her “Understanding the Times” radio program has been syndicated on well over 800 stations for many years. She has written eight books and has spoken at events across the country.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Understanding the Times/Olive Tree Ministries room blocks

Courtyard Eden Prairie (Marriott) 952-942-9100

11391 Viking Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

King $96

Double Queen $106

Springhill Suites Eden Prairie 952-944-7700

11552 Leona Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

King Suite $109

Double Queen Suite $119

Town Place Suites Eden Prairie 952-942-6001

11588 Leona Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Studio Queen Suite $109

Two Bedroom Suite $129

TESTIMONIES

“I was so blessed to be there IN 2018 and I will be back. I have felt so alone for so long. No one wants to hear that the King is coming. I can never thank you and your staff enough.”—Gary

Thank you so very much for the streaming. We watched all day from Virginia.”—Melissa  

Jan and team: This 2018 event is the best conference I’ve been a part of in decades. Thank you very much.”—Charlotte

2018 Conference

UNDERSTANDING THE TIMES 2018

 

Saturday, September 29
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Surely, I Come Quickly

 

4,000 attendees from 55 states, Canadian Provinces, and foreign countries attended . . .


Amir Tsarfati, Founder Behold Israel


Pastor J.D. Farag, Calvary Chapel, Kaneohe, Hawaii


Pastor Jack Hibbs, Calvary Chapel, Chino Hills, CA


Pastor Billy Crone, Sunrise Bible Church, Get A Life Media


Eric Barger, Take a Stand! Ministries  

Pia came all the way from Switzerland to enjoy like-minded fellowship

 

The full 2018 Understanding the Times Conference recordings can be found on our
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Testimonies:

“I was so blessed to be there and I will be back. I have felt so alone for so long. No one wants to hear that the King is coming. I can never thank you and your staff enough.”—Gary

Thank you so very much for the streaming. We watched all day from Virginia.”—Melissa  

Jan and team: This is the best conference I’ve been a part of in decades. Thank you very much.”—Charlotte

Watch this page of our website for future conference information.

2017 Conference

UNDERSTANDING THE TIMES 2017

Saturday, October 7

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

6,000 attended from 25 states and 4 foreign countries

Trying to put in writing what my heart says about the whole day.  It was just a tremendously informative and, yes, INSPIRING.  As you say things aren’t falling apart they are coming together. Sybil and I just want to thank you for putting on such a great conference – I think it was absolutely the BEST that you have put together in the history of your ministry, but then again that seems to coincide with the times we are living in.
–Kent & Sybil, Montana

 

AMIR TSARFATI

Amir Tsarfati presented two messages:

“Where is America in Bible Prophecy?” and “Europe: Closer to the Antichrist”

 

PASTOR J.D. FARAG

Pastor J.D. Farag presented one message:

“Why the Rapture Can Happen at Any Time”

 

DR. MARK HITCHCOCK

Dr. Mark Hitchcock presented one message

“Apostasy: The Sabotage of Christianity from Within”

 

MICHELE BACHMANN

Michele Bachmann presented one message

“What is God Saying to the Nations?”

 

Conference hosts: Jan Markell and Eric Barger

 

Amir Tsarfati and Pastor JD Farag reflect the only solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

 

Jan Markell was honored for her 40 years in ministry with an incredible presentation hosted by Michele Bachmann

 

CONFERENCE CDs and DVDs

Understanding the Times Fall 2017 – CD Set
Understanding the Times Fall 2017 – CD Set

Get complete sets of CDs or DVDs here.  All five messages on CD are $30 + $5 s/h. All five messages on DVD are $35 + $5 s/h.  DVDs have valuable PowerPoint. The packages are professionally packaged and suitable for gift-giving. (products not ready until November 10)

2016 Conference

October 15, 2016

Amir Tsarfati from Israel. Amir gave two messages on what is going on in the world from a biblical and prophetic perspective. Europe is paving the way for the Antichrist.

Dr. Mark Hitchcock encouraged us with things to come. God has a glorious future for us.

Anne Graham Lotz had a warning for America.

Bill Koenig warned about when God’s Hand of restraint is lifted from a nation.

Our venue that seats 4,300 had 6,000 people jammed into it, all seeking information and assurance at a time of uncertainty. They were not disappointed!

Conference co-hosts Jan Markell and Eric Barger welcome Michele Bachmann who gave a short greeting to the attendees from around the country and world.

CONFERENCE CDs and DVDs

Understanding the Times Fall 2016 – CD SetGet complete sets of CDs or DVDs here.  All five messages on CD are $30 + $5 s/h. All five messages on DVD are $35 + $5 s/h.  DVDs have valuable PowerPoint. The packages are professionally packaged and suitable for gift-giving.

 

2015 Conference

UNDERSTANDING THE TIMES FALL 2015


October 2-3, 2015

Conference co-hosts Eric Barger and Jan Markell

We had over 6,000 in attendance over two days from 20 states

Dr. Robert Jeffress

Dr. Jeffress presented two messages, one on America’s future from a biblical perspective and one on Islam in prophecy. How will God deal with Islam in the end? Dr. Jeffress pastors First Baptist Church, Dallas, TX.

Pastor Jack Hibbs

Pastor Jack spoke twice and warned of raging deception in the church today, spoke of the Pope’s role in this, warned against Replacement Theology and much more. He closed emphasizing the comfort of Bible prophecy. Jack pastors Calvary Chapel, Chino Hills, CA.

Amir Tsarfati

Amir is an Israeli Bible prophecy teacher who travels and teaches full time. His message on Israel’s new role of standing alone with not one nation standing with her moved many. His ministry is “Behold Israel.”

Michele Bachmann

Michele served in Congress from 2006 to 2014 and ran for President of the United States in 2012. She served on the House Intelligence Committee. She had cutting-edge insights to share from those experiences and spoke once.

CONFERENCE CDs and DVDs

Understanding the Times Fall 2015 – CD SetGet complete sets of CDs or DVDs here.  All six messages on CD are $30 + $5 s/h. All six messages on DVD are $40 + $ s/h.  DVDs have valuable PowerPoint. The packages are professionally packaged and suitable for gift-giving.

TESTIMONIALS:

To be with so many believers and feel God there with us is something so special.  We go to a bible based church, but they don’t talk at all about these issues.  I can’t say which speaker I liked more because they all had such a passion and presented their messages differently, but yet they all believe we are in the end of the end times.—Kathy Nelson

Thank you for all you did to provide such a profound, meaningful, insightful, powerful “Understanding the Times” Conference!  The live streaming capability allowed us to participate from Ohio, and I can’t tell you how grateful we are.—Lynn & Doug Jacobs

My husband and I brought another couple to your conference.  On the way back to Illinois, they kept saying how great it was – your planning and organization, your discernment on which Christian speakers to invite, their boldness in proclaiming biblical truth, and the relevancy of their messages.  It was clear that we were among like-minded Christians who desired to view these quickly-changing world events as being under God’s control.  There was an urgency to proclaim the gospel in boldness NOW.  Thank you, Jan, and your tireless staff for creating this challenging opportunity for all of us.—Pat & Mike Sullivan

This year I loaded up the Ford Escape with a group of friends and we set out Friday morning.  How utterly blessed we were!! On the way home, we talked about the many ways the Lord spoke to our hearts and how we might respond to Jack Hibbs’ challenge and commissioning! I am so grateful to you for your faithfulness and diligence to carry the message!!  I don’t know if I ever told you – but largely because of you – I have been doing an ‘Understanding the Signs of the Times’ small group for the last 3 years.—Kay Copas

2014 Conferences

UNDERSTANDING THE TIMES FALL 2014

Saturday, October 4

Thank you to all those that attended this year’s Fall Conference!

“What a fantastic conference that was spiritually uplifting and encouraging.  I loved each speaker and each topic presented.  Everyone brought something unique and different to the podium with teachable messages that challenged my witness and convicted me but also renewed my confidence and hope about the future in a world taken over with extreme lawlessness.  And, of course, spending 8 hours with like-minded believers who love the Lord and His word is a touch of heaven on earth.”   — Arlene

https://youtu.be/12IDyG1u0RE

Several thousand came from across America for our 18th conference since 2002.

Dr. Ed Hindson delivered two messages that reminded us of the lateness of the hour.

Jan Markell was both a speaker and host of our conference, along with co-host Eric Barger.

Pastor Jack Hibbs from Calvary Chapel, Chino Hills, CA, addressed both the rising tide of Islam and deception in the church in one message.

Conference Co-Host Eric Barger introduces Pastor Steven Khoury from Jerusalem. He captivated our audience with his stories and film clips from the Gaza war of the summer of 2014 and his efforts at bringing the gospel to Muslim and Jew in Israel.

Steven Khoury presents Jan with a wood carving as a gift from the believers in Israel.

 

UNDERSTANDING THE TIMES SPRING 2014

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

Thank you to all those that attended this year’s Spring Conference!

Over 3,000 attended “Understanding the Times Spring 2014”

Conference Co-Hosts: Jan Markell and Eric Barger

Keynote speaker, Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Moody Church, Chicago, IL.

Prophecy scholar Pastor Skip Heitzig, Calvary Chapel, Albuquerque, NM

Honored guest: Anita Dittman, Holocaust survivor, subject of Jan Markell’s book and DVD, “Trapped in Hitler’s Hell,” just re-released by World Net Daily (WND).

Anita and Jan share Anita’s story and their history together. Their book originally came out by Tyndale House in 1980.

Conference Co-host Eric Barger was also a speaker this spring, focusing on the convergence of end-time events.

Click here to order a CD or DVD set of the 2013 year’s conference!