Christian Family Conference
 

General Conference Information


Burden

As we prepare our hearts to gather together before the Lord for the 2019 Christian Family Conference, there are several things upon our heart. We continue to believe that the Lord's return is imminent. We also continue to believe that the Lord has used this conference from its inception to share with His people about the great thing that is in His heart, which is The Eternal Purpose of God. This great purpose is to sum up all things in Christ (Ephesians 1:9-10) and for that purpose to be expressed through the Church (Ephesians 3:10-11). With this on our heart we have been impressed with the theme verse;

Theme Verse

For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep… (Acts 13:36 NASB)

This is the story and message that we sense we are to continue to tell. Therefore our burden for this year is “Serving the Purpose of God in our Generation”. If we serve this purpose faithfully as individual believers and believers gathered together in the Assembly, we are convinced we will know a life well-lived. For those that have been coming for years and those many new ones that have been coming in recent years, we believe there is no more important message. In the end we all want our testimony to be the same as the Apostle Paul’s, “I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision” (Acts 26:19). To do this we believe that it is important that we go back to the beginning with an understanding of His purpose, who are we and why do we so gather.

To help communicate this burden we have asked our brothers Stephen Kaung, Dana Congdon and Lucio Aguirre to be responsible for the ministry of the word to us.

Please remain in prayer that God’s full purpose for the conference will be accomplished.

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

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), Register (33), Sharp (33), Stubbs (33) 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 1st 2019 at: www.christianfamilyconference.org
  • 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 Wheeler, Cox, Register, ARC, Register, Sharp and Stubs 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.

Cancellations:

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.