Event description

Family Conferences are weeklong, life-changing family events. Rich fellowship, inspiring messages, and hands-on workshops make Family Conference 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.



Otto Koning

  • The life lessons Otto learned during his 14 years on the mission field ministering to tribal people not only impacted the tribes but also countless others who have heard his stories.

S. M. Davis

  • Dr. Davis' Bible-based presentations are loaded with illustrations and pictures that will encourage and challenge us to draw near to God.

Peter Magnuson

  • Peter is the son of speaker/attorney Roger Magnuson, a favorite of past Family Conferences. Like his father, Peter is a practicing attorney, the pastor of Straitgate Church in inner-city Minneapolis, and an engaging speaker.

Tim Levendusky

  • Tim’s involvement with IBLP ministry spans over 27 years in various responsibilities. He and his wife Angie served in Mongolia and Korea, and they now reside in Big Sandy, Texas.

Gil and Kelly Bates

  • Gil and Kelly have seen God take care of their family of 19 children. They delight in sharing testimonies of God’s work in their lives.

David Waller

  • David Waller, father of three and fifth sibling of ten, is grateful for an upbringing that challenged him to combine a Scripturally-founded faith with real life situations. David serves as director of ATI.


Student Sessions

  • Sessions for students aged 12 and up will focus on the importance of fully trusting the Lord for every area of your life. This includes your future, your work, your marriage, and your ministry.


  • Fun times and solid Biblical teaching await young ladies between the ages of 8-11! Enthusiastic leaders model for younger ones the joy in knowing God and serving Him.

Pastors’ Workshop

  • This is a time set aside just for pastors. Come be encouraged. Come share a burden you have. Come apart and be with others who understand. Just come.

Music Opportunities

  • Present special music as a family or participate in orchestra and instrumental ensembles.

Event Photography

  • Does your young person have an interest in photography? Techniques and tips for developing photography skills are offered in this workshop, as well as ideas for possible ministry.


  • Young ladies aged 12-15 enjoy activities and sessions motivating them to seek the Lord first, to love Him with all their hearts, and to humbly serve others in their youth.

Children’s Institute

  • This program is for children aged 4-7 years old. Small and large group activities provide Godly instruction in ways that are both understandable and exciting to them.

ALERT Cadet Challenge

  • This all-day program is for young men aged 8-17. Participants experience challenging outdoor activities, spend time in God’s Word, and learn and practice new life skills.


Online Conference Registration (Closes April 15):

  • Regular family — $200
  •  ATI family —$150
  •  Regular individual —$75
  •  ATI individual — $55

At-the-door Conference Registration:

  • Regular family — $250
  •  ATI family —$200
  •  Regular individual —$95
  •  ATI individual — $75

Children's Programs:

  • Children’s Institute —$55
  •  Pre-EXCEL — $65
  •  COMMIT — $50
  •  ALERT Cadet —$95


On-Site Lodging

Registration for on-site lodging will open at 10:00 am CST on February 1, 2018.

For more information about onsite lodging please visit the Big Sandy Lodging Page.

Hotel Info

All the listed rates have been specially reduced for those attending the Family Conference. When reserving your room, be sure to ask for the IBLP Family Conference rate/block.

Super 8 Tyler


Continental breakfast
30 mins travel time
24.2 miles from Conference
Cut-off date: April 22

Sleep Inn Longview

615 City Center Way
Longview, TX 75605
Hot breakfast
35 minutes travel time
22.3 miles from Conference
Cut-off date: April 15

America's Best Value

12732 Hwy 155 North
Tyler, TX 75708
Continental breakfast
16 minutes travel time
13.8 miles from Conference
Cut-off date: April 14

Wingate by Wyndham—North Longview

431 East Loop 281
Longview, Texas, 75605
Hot breakfast
33 minutes travel time
22 miles from Conference
Cut-off date: April 22

Comfort Suites

3307 North 4th Street
Longview, Texas, 75605
$69*/2 Queens
Hot breakfast
34 minutes travel time
22 miles from Conference
Cut-off date: April 15

*Prices do not include tax

RV Rentals

Spring Hill RV Rental


2 Guys RV