Families Encouraged at Big Sandy Family Conference

Over 1,850 attendees and staff gathered in Big Sandy, Texas, for this year’s Family Conference, held April 23–28. Families and individuals came from more than 35 states and 6 countries to be encouraged by the speakers and fellowship. Children and young people participated in the Children’s Institute, Pre-EXCEL, the ALERT Cadet Challenge, and COMMIT: these […]

Fourth Family Conference Added for 2018!

Within a short amount of time after announcing the Northwoods Family Conference, the available housing there was completely filled! A waiting list of families for housing began and has continued to grow as other families are interested in attending a Family Conference at the Northwoods. Because of the high interest in the Northwoods conference, we […]

2018 Family Conferences

This year’s Family Conference theme is, “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (I John 4:10). Brochures have been mailed and reservations by families are already being made for the 2018 Family Conferences. Several changes have been made […]

Big Sandy Family Week Gets Snow!

More than 50 people gathered January 15–20, 2018, on the International ALERT Academy campus in Big Sandy for Family Week. We are so grateful for all that the Lord did during the week as families came together to fellowship with each other, help with some service projects on campus, and hear powerful messages. Each morning began with […]

Families Encouraged at the Green Lake Family Conference

More than 360 individuals gathered at the Green Lake Conference Center in Wisconsin from September 5–9 for this year’s fourth Family Conference. The wonderful weather, scenic surroundings, comfortable lodging, like-minded fellowship, and solid Biblical teaching were among the contributing factors that made the final Family Conference of the year a highlight for so many attendees. […]

2017 Sacramento Family Conference

After packing 7,500 pounds of equipment and luggage, a truck and trailer began the 1,846-mile trip from Big Sandy, Texas, to the West Coast for the annual Sacramento Family Conference, July 4–7. Traveling through Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and the hot Mojave Desert of southern California, the truck pulling the loaded trailer finally arrived in […]

Toccoa Family Conference

A Family Conference was held May 23-27, 2017, in the beautiful hills of Toccoa, Georgia. Families gathered from many states throughout the East Coast, some even traveling from as far away as California and Washington on the West Coast. The conference speakers included Otto Koning, Jobe Martin, Gil Bates, Peter Magnuson, and others; their messages […]

Encouragement in the Midst of Stormy Weather

“Trust in the Lord” was the theme of this year’s Big Sandy Family Conference. Many families heard life-changing messages, enjoyed heartwarming fellowship, and attended the available practical workshops. Also, there were new speakers, such as Tim Tomlinson and Scott Pauley, who joined the line-up of others who are long-time favorites. One person who has attended […]

2017 Family Conferences

Family Conferences are week-long, 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 […]

Green Lake Family Conference Speaker’s Message Hits Home

The Green Lake Family Conference was held August 30–September 3 at a beautiful retreat center right on Green Lake. The delightful Wisconsin weather and pleasant setting made for a great atmosphere at our first ever Family Conference in Wisconsin. The location choice received hearty approval from many of the 379 attendees as well as the […]

Fathers’ Conference & Family Week February 2017

Fathers are vital Why are fathers under so much attack today? The role of fathers in the lives of children is designed by God to be a direct reflection of the role of our Heavenly Father. Children whose fathers give in to anger, anxiety, lust, and greed often develop a distorted view of their Heavenly […]

2017 Family Conference Dates Announced!

Dates have been confirmed for all four Family Conferences in 2017! Big Sandy, Texas: April 25-29 Toccoa, Georgia: May 23-27 Sacramento, California: July 4-8 Green Lake, Wisconsin: September 5-9 On the Saturday following each Conference there will be an opportunity for families to glean from experienced homeschoolers during a morning of sessions solely on the […]

2016 Family Connections Trip First Half Report

The Family Connections team is on the road supporting families all across the United States and Canada with encouragement, resources, inspiration and connection with other like-minded families. The fellowship with families who gather their family around the Word of God is so special. Overall we have had more attending this year than the previous years. […]

The Big Sandy Family Connection

Meaningful Messages The first of the Family Connections meetings was held Saturday, June 25, in Big Sandy, Texas. The day started with a classic message by Ron Dunn. Although first recorded in 1994, it is just as applicable for today. In his message entitled “How to Discover God Through Your Struggles,” Pastor Dunn explained how God’s […]

Family Conference Slide Show

Thank you for attending the Family Conference in Big Sandy, TX, and/or Toccoa, GA! Here are some special memories captured on camera that you might enjoy. If you have not yet come to a Family Conference this year, we hope you can come to one of the two remaining conferences: Sacramento, CA, July 5-8, or […]

2016 Family Connections Trip Announcement

The Family Connections team is excited to announce the 2016 Family Connections trip! For the last two years, a team has had the privilege of traveling around the US and Canada, meeting with families and individuals all over the country with the purpose of encouraging them in their walk with the Lord and in centering […]

“Walking in the Light”—Toccoa, GA 2016

The Toccoa, GA, Family Conference took place May 17-20 at the beautiful Georgia Baptist Convention Center. More than 400 people attended, and it was a wonderful time of fellowship and refreshing encouragement from God’s Word. Following are some testimonies from three attendees: What a blessing it was for our family to attend the Toccoa Family […]

“Walking in the Light”—Big Sandy 2016

Two weeks ago nearly 1800 people gathered in Big Sandy, Texas, to fellowship around the Word of God at the first of four conferences to be held this year with the theme, “Walking in the Light.” Even before the conference began, we heard reports of God at work in the hearts and lives of people […]

“Let There be Light” (Genesis 1:3)

God’s first command at the dawn of creation was, “Let there be light.” Many have asked, “How could light be produced on the first day, and the sun, which is the source of light, not be created until the fourth day?”  Let’s see what God’s Word says about this. The Hebrew word for light in […]