Indiana Wesleyan UniversityIn the will of the Lord, we will hold our 44th annual Family Conference as follows:


Wednesday, July 5 – Sunday, July 9, 2023


Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN


A Living Sacrifice

Theme Verse:

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice. – Romans 12:1


Sam OommenSam Ommen, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Sam and his wife Leslie have been married for 25 years and are blessed with 4 children, 2 that are in University and two in high school. They make their home in Sudbury, Ontario where Sam has been in practice as a physician in this community during this time. They serve together at Sudbury Bible Fellowship, where he has served the Saints in the oversight for a number of years. Over the last 15 years one of the most exciting areas of ministry has been the use their home as a venue to introduce folks to Christ. This blessing has extended to the local Assembly with newborns being added with all the challenges of seeing them discipled to maturity.


Jose MathewsJose Mathews, Mangalore, India

Br. Jose Mathews came to the Assembly fellowship in Mangalore in the year 1982 and continued fellowship with the Christian Assembly Mangalore. Recognizing the call of the Lord, he left his secular service while in Mangalore and entered into full-time ministry with his family in 1993. Commended by the Christian Assembly, Mangalore, Br. Jose serves the Lord as a Bible Teacher among the Lord’s people in India and abroad. Apart from his travels as a Bible teacher and preacher to different places, they, as a family, have an active ministry among the young people of the Assemblies. Br. Jose and his wife Shirly are based in Mangalore now and continue in active fellowship with the saints at Christian Assembly Mangalore.



Simon GeorgeSimon George, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Simon George was raised in South Florida. His parents and family were believers, and he came to know the Lord as his savior at a VBS at Ft. Lauderdale Bible Chapel. He continued to grow in the Lord at the chapel. He attended Florida International University (2007-12) and The Master’s Seminary (2012-17).  In 2017 he returned to Ft. Lauderdale Hope Bible Chapel, where he was commended to the ministry in 2018. He now serves there under the direction of the elders.



Others to be announced

Plenary Sessions

Romans 12:1-2
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Plenary Session 1: A living sacrifice is Holy
In this session, we will consider the meaning and importance of holiness in the Christian life.

Plenary Session 2: A living sacrifice is acceptable to God
Although a believer is accepted in the beloved (Ephesians 1:6) when it comes to their salvation, this session will consider what it means to be approved and pleasing to the Lord as a living sacrifice

Plenary Session 3: A living sacrifice is a reasonable service of worship
What does it mean to worship God? In this session, we will consider how a living sacrifice produces worship both in words and works.

Plenary Session 4: A living sacrifice is a renewed mind
In this session, we will consider the importance of our minds when it comes to presenting our bodies a living sacrifice.

Plenary Session 5: A living sacrifice will prove the perfect will of God
What is the will of God for my life? In this session, we will discuss how presenting our bodies a living sacrifice is the perfect will of God.

Other Meetings & Opportunities for Fellowship:

In addition to the above Plenary Sessions, Workshops, and Youth Sessions, there are many other meetings and other opportunities for fellowship.  The following is a list of the many meetings and events:

  • Men’s Fellowship Meeting
  • Women’s Fellowship Meeting
  • Young Children’s VBS
  • Youth Classes (KG-3, 4-6, 7-8, and High School)
  • Ministry Reports
  • Nursery during Plenary Sessions
  • Hymn sings
  • Excellent Gymnasium (racquetball, volleyball, basketball, exercise room, running/walking track, outdoor tennis courts)


Online registration is now open.  Please click on “Register For Conference” from the menu above.   We will not be mailing registration forms as we have done in the past.  All registration will be online.  If you have any problems with registering, please contact George Mathew (see number below).


Pricing to be announced.


Indiana Wesleyan University has a beautiful campus.  We have access to Townhouses, Apartments, Suites, and Dorms.  But each of these is limited in number, especially the Townhouses and Apartments.  Please review the information below and select the appropriate housing during your registration.  Housing is assigned on a first come first served basis

Townhouses are air-conditioned, self-contained units with 3 bedrooms, 3 private bathrooms, a small kitchenette, and a living area. Each bedroom has two twin beds. This can accommodate 6 people comfortably.  This is ideal for a larger family.

Apartments are air-conditioned with 3 bedrooms (two twin beds in each), one to two bathrooms, and a small sitting area, which can accommodate 6 people comfortably. This is ideal for a larger family.

Suites are air-conditioned with 2 bedrooms (two twin beds in each) and share one bathroom connecting each bedroom. This is ideal for an average-sized family or singles rooming together.

Dorms are air-conditioned with 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms.  Thus 8 people share two bathrooms.  This is convenient for a large family or two families or people that want to stay together.

When registering, please indicate if you require first-floor accommodation due to physical disability. We will try to assign you a room that is either on the first floor or in a building with an elevator.  We should have plenty of rooms available to us, but as always, housing is assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Please register early to ensure that you get your preference.



The IWU Campus is close to Indianapolis (Indy) International Airport (about 1 hour & 40 minutes away) and Fort Wayne International Airport (about 1 hour away).  If anyone plans to fly into Indy, please call Br. Jaby Jacob at (516) 507-2222 or email

If you are flying into the Indianapolis International Airport on Wednesday and require a ride, please plan to board the IWU bus prior to 2 PM EDT.  The bus will leave the airport at 2 PM.


Please contact the following people during the day or early evening.

George Mathew (IL) 847-530-7170
George Varghese (MO) 443-636-0324
Elson Abraham (MN) 651-202-8564
Jaby Jacob (NY) 516-507-2222
Shaji George (GA) 770-513-6973