Christian Family Conference

General Conference Information

Consider these verses as you prepare to come.

Hebrews 10:36
For you have need endurance so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what was promised. For yet in a very little while, He who is coming will come, and will not delay.

Hebrews 11:27
For he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen

Rev. 1:9
I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus

Because you have kept the word of my patience, I will also keep you from the hour of temptation that will come upon all the world.

The Lord is calling us to gather together to remember Him and His calling on our lives; to be strengthened and to remember His soon return. His question to us is:

We are grateful for the years the Lord has allowed us to meet together for the Christian Family Conference. We owe much to Him for the word and fellowship from these times that has shown us our Immeasurable Christ and His Great Purpose. Because of the way He has used these opportunities, we have grown in the Lord and have been built together in Him.

As we have prayed over these months, and with encouragement and agreement from other assemblies, we believe we are to proceed with a 2016 conference. We realize that we are living in a most critical hour just prior to the Lord's return. What are we to do?

The burden that we believe that is on the Lord's heart for this hour is The Passing of the Torch of Testimony. As we see it now, there are at least three parts to this burden:

  1. The current generation that is carrying the testimony must press on remaining faithful to what we have seen and seeing to it that we have a bright burning testimony to pass on. That impacts our personal and corporate lives as we press on to being conformed to his image and in strengthening His body.
  2. The passing of the Torch of Testimony in such a living way that the next generation might receive revelation that captures their heart for their Lord and His Testimony. It is not just be a teaching to them.
  3. The next generation must take up their responsibility to carry the Torch of Testimony and to serve God's Eternal Purpose in their generation.

Stephen Kaung and Dana Congdon have both agreed to share this year. We also plan on having other brothers share as well.

The sessions for high school age teens will be coordinated by brethren from Houston, TX. The children's ministry this year will focus on the life of Joshua.

Conference Information

The conference will be held at Longwood University in Farmville Virginia. Farmville is a small town about 1 hour southwest of Richmond. The closest airport to Farmville is the Richmond International Airport (RIC). A campus map of Longwood University can be found here. Longwood has graciously made many facilities available to the conference including classrooms, recreational facilities, sports fields, dormitory space and meeting rooms. A central walkway (or spine) runs the length of the campus and most of the buildings are organized around that spine. The central spine contains several fountains including a walk-through/play-in fountain. The ministry meetings will be held in Jarman Hall (Building 14). The dormitories used by the conference are Cox (Building 18), Wheeler (Building 17), Curry (building 41) and ARC Residence Hall (Building 33). Meals will be served in Dorrill Dining Hall (Building 28).

General Registration Information

Due to limited class sizes this year those with children need to register early. Although the conference capacity is 600 on campus, we only have classroom space for 200 children, nursery through 8th grade. Therefore, family registrations should not be delayed. Registrations with adults only, singles and families without children will be left open until capacity is reached. The maximum registrant capacity this year is 600 on campus and 200 off campus.

  • Registration and payment of deposit is a prerequisite for ALL attending.
  • Online Registration is available on April 2nd 2017 at:, and is preferred over mail-in if possible.
  • Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Registrations are NOT confirmed until registration fees are received. Online payment is available this year.
  • Registrations are NOT transferable.
  • See further registration information throughout this web site.

On-Campus Registrants:

Air conditioned rooms for a maximum of 600 persons are available in Frazer, Wheeler, Cox, and Curry dorms. Rooms are dormitory style. Most rooms sharing a bath with 1 or 2 other rooms. Special rooming requests (Health Needs) should be noted on your Registration Form and will be considered based on limited facilities. The University provides one set of linens and towels for each person age 3 and above. Please bring your own pillow if at all possible. The University will provide you with inexpensive instituitional quality pillows. Three meals a day are provided this year in Dorrill Dining Hall. Transportation to and from the dining hall will be available for those in need. (See Schedule for meal times.)

Off-Campus Registrants:

Any persons, including all children, who will be attending conference meetings, day and/or evening, but not staying on campus MUST REGISTER. A registration/commuter fee of $50 per person ($150 per family maximum) is required to help pay for rental of the facilities and can be paid by mail or online by credit card. It is necessary that you register so proper arrangements can be made for you and your family for nurseries, children's classes, crafts, group meetings, etc. Please check the box pertaining to Off-Campus Registration on your Registration Form. If you would like to take your meals at the dining hall while staying off-campus, please check the box marked "meals" on the Registration Form.

International Registrants:

Please be advised that the Christian Family Conference is absolutely unable to sponsor any visas for individuals desiring to attend the conference.


After registering, if you find AT ANY TIME that you will NOT be able to attend, PLEASE contact Registration IMMEDIATELY. There is a waiting list of people who can take your place when we are informed.

The Christian Family Conference begins in 2017-07-02 13:00:00 GMT-05:00