Big Sandy Spring Family Conference
April 24–28, 2023
Fellowship Around the Word of God.
Family Conferences are weeklong, life-changing family events. Rich fellowship, inspiring messages, and engaging children’s programs 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.
Monday, April 24, 2023
Friday, April 28, 2023
Lodging & Meals
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2022 Family Conference Theme
Continue in My Word
The 2022 Family Conference theme comes from Jesus’ words in John 8:31–32: “. . . If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
The word continue in these verses means “to abide.” As we abide in the written Word by saturating our minds and hearts with it, we walk as disciples of Jesus. As we do this, our lives are transformed by the Living Word, Jesus Christ.
God’s Word is truth. As His Word permeates every area of our lives, we grow in our knowledge of the truth. As we come to know the truth intimately, we are set free from sin and self to walk as joyful disciples of Jesus. We hope these conferences give you a deeper appreciation and a fresh hunger for the Word of God!
Team Leader Opportunities
Where to Stay During the Conference
The International ALERT Academy, owned and operated by IBLP, offers numerous dorm rooms, cabins, and campsites on a first come, first served basis. All dorm rooms and cabins are furnished at the beginning of the week with linens and towels. To find out more information, please see the details below. Rooms can be reserved online or by calling 903-636-9201.
Dorm Rooms (starting at $75 per night)
Our Guest Lodges are two-story, dormitory style buildings. Each wing of four rooms shares a kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. The lodges have a living room and recreation/meeting room on each floor. Linens and towels are provided.
Private Rooms have access to their own bathroom, while Semi-Private rooms share bathroom accommodations with the adjoining room (ideal for larger families or for sharing with friends). Both room types hold a double bed, bunk, and single—sleeping 5. “Dormitory Style” Semi-Private Rooms hold four twin beds. Rooms sleep 4–5 people; maximum occupancy: 7.
Please note that there are no elevators in these buildings. If you are unable to use stairs, you’re welcome to request a room on the first floor.
Cabins (from $40 per night)
These cozy, air-conditioned cabins hold three (3) twin beds: one bunk and a single. You have access to the Pine Lodge for a common area, kitchenette (several refrigerators, microwave, coffee maker, sink) and bathrooms. Bedding, pillows, and towels are also provided for all cabins.
- From $20 per night – Primitive Campsite
- From $25 per night – Electric Campsite
- From $30 per night – Electric & Water Campsite
- From $40 per night – Full Hookup Campsite
- From $50 per night – Premium Paved Campsite
RV and Golf Cart Rentals
Area vendors offer RV and Golf Cart Rentals during the Family Conferences. Please contact them directly to arrange rentals.
International ALERT Academy
1 Academy Blvd.
Big Sandy, TX 75755
Available Conference Meal Options
Delicious lunch & dinner meals are available for $8/adult (ages 12+) and $6/child (ages 4-11). A continental breakfast is available for $6/adult and $4/child.
Cancellation: $50 non-refundable for meal cancellations received on or before Monday, April 11. (Meals are non-refundable after Monday, April 11.)
$24.00 – Simple Breakfast Adult (4 breakfasts)
$16.00 – Simple Breakfast Child (4 breakfasts)
$32.00 – Lunch Adult (4 lunches)
$24.00 – Lunch Child (4 lunches)
$40.00 – Dinner Adult (5 dinners)
$30.00 – Dinner Child (5 dinners)
Please note: ALERT Cadet/Pre-EXCEL’s lunches are included in their program costs, except for Thursday lunch. On Thursday, ALERT Cadet and Pre-Excel students will be with their families for the morning. This meal can be purchased individually online.
Individual Meal Pricing
If you have other plans for food, and you just want to supplement with a couple of meals, feel free to purchase individually.
Ages 4–11: $4 per meal
Ages 12 and older: $6 per meal
Lunch & Dinner:
Ages 4–11: $6 per meal
Ages 12 and older: $8 per meal
$50 cancelation fee for all cancelations.
No refunds for cancelations made on or after Monday, April 24.