Starting in the early 1980s, my parents started taking us to Reformed Baptist family conferences. So began a practice that continued (with a few interruptions) until 2002 or so. I still remember dorms with no air conditioning in Blufton, OH. I have been to conferences in Blufton, Huntington and Marion, IN, and Dayton, TN. During those much anticipated weeks of the summers of my childhood and young adulthood, we would form friendships, eat, talk, pray, and soak up good preaching. Flowing from that I have friends all over the country that I would not have otherwise known. There were opportunities to grow in grace, to develop leadership, and to form relationships that are still enjoyed today. The closest thing to revival I have ever seen took place at one of these conferences.
All that goes to say that those weeks were some of the most profitable of my life and I have missed them. That's why I am thrilled that our brothers and sisters at the Reformed Baptist Church of Louisville are undertaking the huge responsibility of hosting a family conference this summer in Louisville, KY on the campus of Southern Seminary. You can learn all about it and register here. If you can carve out a few days of your schedule, bring your family. You won't regret it.
3/10/2011 04:48:20 am
Absolutely agree. I can't imagine our boys not growing up with Family Conferences like we did! So excited for this summer and hope it is just their first of many!!
3/11/2011 12:53:44 am
I can't wait and am praying so hard that the efforts of folks here pay off. It has been wayyyyy too long!
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