Family Conferences are weeklong life-changing family events. Rich fellowship, inspiring messages, and hands-on workshops make Family Conferences something to look forward to by anyone who has experienced one. Whether making new friendships with other families or rekindling relationships from previous years, the conference is an annual highlight for many. The conferences are structured to foster spiritual growth as young and old alike are challenged to honor God’s Word in every area of their lives.
Special sessions are available for fathers, mothers, students ages 12-young adult (Student Sessions), boys ages 8-17 (ALERT Cadets), young ladies ages 12-15 (COMMIT), girls ages 8-11 (Pre-EXCEL), and children ages 4-7 (Children’s Institute), as well as times for the whole family to learn together.
This year’s conference theme is taken from I John 4:10, which says, “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” Experiencing Christ’s love personally and becoming a channel of that love to others is the fulfillment of the Law and the prophets. Sometimes that love is tested, as Dr. Josef Tson experienced during his many years in and out of the Communist prisons in Romania. Yet, as he will share at this year’s conferences, God’s love is greater than evil and casts out fear. Scripture states, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear” (I John 4:18). Dr. Tson will explain how the fear of death is conquered when we—with trust in God—willingly laying down our lives for others.
Other speakers will share timely messages from their lives and families. Included among the 2018 conference speakers are Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, Gil and Kelly Bates, Joe Norvell, and Larry Guthrie. Please check each conference location for the speaker lineup.
As you make plans to attend a conference, our hope and prayer is that you and your family’s love for the Lord will grow stronger and deeper. Through messages from God’s Word and encouraging fellowship with like-minded believers in this special set-aside place, we desire that each person’s heart will be touched and every believer’s confidence made more sure as we each gain greater strength to demonstrate their love for God.