July 11, 2016 - July 15, 2016

Black Church Leadership and Family Conference is three events in one: a leadership development conference, spiritual retreat, and family vacation in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.  Whether you are a pastor, pastor’s spouse, a ministry leader, or church member, God has called you to lead fearlessly in the work of His Kingdom. Black Church Leadership and Family Conference is designed to encourage, equip, and inspire you to do just that. Every day, you’ll enjoy Bible study, preaching, and worship with noteworthy pastors and worship leaders, as well as leadership development classes taught by skilled practitioners from LifeWay Christian Resources, North American Mission Board, International Mission Board, Women’s Missionary Union, and GuideStone Financial Services.

In addition to leadership development, your entire family will be provided with a week of spiritual development, recreation, and quality family time. Kids under 12 attend day camp or preschool during adult session times (preschool also available during evening worship). Students in grades 7-12 attend Centrifuge camp for an incredible week of Bible study, worship, and recreation.
So bring your family and as many church leaders and members as possible for an unforgettable week together. Register today to reserve your spot.

Black Church Leadership and Family Conference is three events in one: a leadership development conference, spiritual retreat, and family vacation in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.  Whether you are a pastor, pastor’s spouse, a ministry leader, or church member, God has called you to lead fearlessly in the work of His Kingdom. Black Church Leadership and Family Conference is designed to encourage, equip, and inspire you to do just that. Every day, you’ll enjoy Bible study, preaching, and worship with noteworthy pastors and worship leaders, as well as leadership development classes taught by skilled practitioners from LifeWay Christian Resources, North American Mission Board, International Mission Board, Women’s Missionary Union, and GuideStone Financial Services.

In addition to leadership development, your entire family will be provided with a week of spiritual development, recreation, and quality family time. Kids under 12 attend day camp or preschool during adult session times (preschool also available during evening worship). Students in grades 7-12 attend Centrifuge camp for an incredible week of Bible study, worship, and recreation.

So bring your family and as many church leaders and members as possible for an unforgettable week together. Register today to reserve your spot.

JOIN US FOR EVENING WORSHIP
An amazing team of pastors will lead us in worship each night: Fred Luter, Anthony Dockery, Geoffrey Guns, and HB Charles 

Program Fees:
$120 per adult
$60 per child under 12 years of age (Children under 3 are free)
$120 + $10 camp fee per youth (12-18 years of age) staying with parents *Youth registered with parents for the conference are automatically registered for Centrifuge.

Meals: 
3-Meals per day Package:  $121.00 per person
2-Meals per day Package:  $94.00 per person

Deluxe Housing:  $99 per room per night*
Standard Housing:  $84 per room per night*

*Ridgecrest On-Campus housing is tight during this event.  Please call 800.588.7222 to check availability. 

For event registration information please call 800.588.7222

Black Church Leadership Class Grid

Black Church Leadership Brochure

General Information for Conference Attendees

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH ATTENDING WITH PARENTS

For Children, Birth-Completed Kindergarten
The Early Childhood Building is provided for children, birth through completed Kindergarten.  Parents may register their younger children in the front lobby of Pritchell Hall during conference registration from 3:00-5:00 pm. The Early Childhood Staff is ready to receive children 15 minutes prior to conferences and requests that children are picked up within 15 minutes after the conference or worship service ends. The Early Childhood Building is not opened for events following the evening worship service.

Early Childhood Building Schedule
Monday - 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday - 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Thursday - 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Friday - 7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

This service is provided for your convenience. Please do not abuse it by leaving your younger children after the scheduled time.

For Children, Completed 1st-5th Grade
Day Camp is provided for children who have completed 1st-5th grade. Parents may register their children in the front lobby of Pritchell Hall during conference registration from 3:00-5:00 pm. The Day Camp Staff is ready to receive children 15 minutes prior to the beginning of conference periods and requests that children be picked up within 15 minutes after conference or worship service ends. Day Camp will be opened during evening worship.

Day Camp Schedule
Monday - 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday - 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Thursday - 7:45 to 12:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Friday - 7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

This service is provided for your convenience. Please do not abuse it by leaving your younger children after the scheduled time.

Music Time
Morana St. Hilaire will lead your children’s music time on Tuesday through Thursday at 9:45-10:45 a.m. The children’s choir will perform on Thursday at 6:45 p.m. in Spilman Auditorium. Children will be brought from Day Camp to rehearsals on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 

For Youth (ages 12-18)
Experience Centrifuge //add link to webpage// !  In addition to powerful worship every morning and evening, your students will experience small-group Bible study and team-building recreation led by highly trained FUGE staffers. Afternoon track times give everyone the opportunity to participate in a favorite activity or learn something new. Every part of the day is planned and executed by our FUGE staff. The camp pastor is Nate Brooks, Minister to Youth and Young Adults with The Park Church, Charlotte, NC.

NOTE: If your youth are attending Centrifuge as a group register here fuge, instead of registering with the Black Church Leadership and Family Conference

Parents’ Meeting…Monday July 11
Parents of preschoolers/children should attend the parents’ meeting today at 5:45 p.m. in Johnson Springs 2C.  Parents of youth (ages 12-18) should attend the Centrifuge meeting at 5:45 p.m. in Johnson Springs 2C.  Please register your children for the conference before registering for these activities.

2016 Black Church Week T-shirts for sale
T-shirts will be for sale Monday-Thursday, 6:15-6:45p.m. and again after worship in the foyer of Spilman Auditorium while shirts last for $12.  Adult sizes - small, medium, large, XL, 2XL and 3XL. Children sizes - small and medium.

Emergency Procedures
Please dial the Ridgecrest emergency personnel at phone extension 5600 from any house phone. From a cell phone dial 828.669.8022 and press “0”. State your exact location and nature of the emergency.  In the case of an extreme medical emergency (life threatening) please call “911” before calling the number above. Let Ridgecrest emergency personnel know if you have called 911. Please write the name and cell phone # of someone with you on the back of your name tag. 

FOOD OUTLETS
Dining Hall*

Breakfast, 6:45-8:15 a.m.
Lunch, 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Dinner, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

(*Weekly/daily meal tickets are available to purchase during the reservation process. If you purchase a weekly meal ticket, the last meal is served at breakfast on Friday.)

Nibble Nook
Monday, 8:00-11:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday, 3:30-5:00 p.m. and 8:00-11:00 p.m.

Clouds Coffee Shop
Monday, 2:00-11:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

GUIDESTONE FINANCIAL RESOURCES OFFICE
GuideStone Financial Resources Office is located on the conference level, Mt Laurel Inn. Drop by their office to schedule an appointment with Shawn Dorrough.

 
 

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