In the will of our Lord, we will hold our 41st Family Conference as follows:
Wednesday, July 4 to Sunday, July 8, 2018
Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
What Manner of Persons Ought Ye to be
Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? – 2 Peter 3:11-12
Mike was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He was saved by God’s grace just prior to his 21st birthday. He trained and served with New Tribes Mission for six years. He was involved in Church Planting for eight years in the Irish Republic in the South east of the Country, under the auspices of Christian Missions in Many Lands. For the last twenty years he has been involved in itinerant Bible teaching and preaching throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas. He is married to Ann Marie and they have raised five children. Currently they make their home in Springfield, Missouri, USA.
Sajan Mathews, Ph.D., serves as Professor of Theology and Director of the Faith, Work, and Economy Initiative at Moody Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois. He also serves as Evangelist and Elder at New Life Bible Chapel, in Elmhurst, Illinois. He also produced and hosted a TV program in Chicago for four years titled, ‘Bringing 2 Together.’ Dr. Mathews is married to his wife, Grace, for 39 years, and the couple has three grown children, Jonathan married to Jubin, Joanne married to Noble, and Joshua.
Br. Nate Bramsen
Br. George Johnson
Br. John Jacob
Sis. Grace Mathews
The theme will be developed in five plenary sessions. The details of the sessions will be announced shortly.
Plenary Session I – Recognizing the need –Honesty in His Presence
Plenary Session II – Repentance – The need of the hour
Plenary Session III – Re-dedication – God is a God of new beginnings
Plenary Session IV – Revival – What does it look like personally and corporately
Plenary Session V – Restoration to Holiness of Life and Character
We preach the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto Salvation to everyone that believes (Romans 1:16). Even though this is a Christian conference, there are many unsaved family and friends that attend the conference. It is our desire that many will hear the Gospel and be saved. Br. Nate Bramsen will preach the Gospel on Saturday evening.
There will be two youth sessions preached by Br. Nate Bramsen.
The following workshops are offered on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. When registering, please sign up for a different workshop on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Details of the workshop will be announced shortly.
Other Meetings & Opportunities for Fellowship
In addition to the above Plenary Sessions, Workshops and Youth Sessions, there are many other meetings and other opportunities to 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)
- Singspiration (under 21 years old)
- Ministry Reports
- Nursery during Plenary Sessions
- Hymn sings
- Excellent Gymnasium (racquetball, volleyball, basketball, climbing wall, exercise room, running/walking track, outdoor tennis courts)
- Game room
Registration materials will be mailed out in the beginning of May and online registration will start in May.
You can also register securely from the www.ibfus.org website. You will need to login to register.
Pricing will be announced shortly.
Indiana Wesleyan University has a beautiful campus. We have access to Townhouses, Apartments, Suites and Dorms. But each of these are limited in number, especially the Townhouses and Apartments. Please review the information below and select the appropriate housing.
Townhouses are air-conditioned, self-contained units with 3 bedrooms, 3 private bathrooms, a small kitchenette, and 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. George Abraham at 917-297-4090 or email him at GAbra60313@aol.com.
Bus from New York
For the convenience of those on the East Coast who would like to attend the conference, we have arranged a bus from Bronx and Queen’s, NY to Marion, IN and back. The round-trip cost is $165 per person. The seats are on a first come, first serve basis. For further information and to reserve your seat, please contact George Abraham, Staten Island, NY, at (917) 297-4090 or email GAbra60313@aol.com. A check towards advance may be made out to “Indian Brethren Fellowship” for the full amount and mailed to George Abraham.
Please contact the following people during the day or early evening.
Shaji George (GA) 770-513-6973
George Abraham (NY) 917-297-4090
George Mathew (IL) 847-530-7170
George Varghese (MO) 443-636-0324
John George (MA) 617-605-3212
Elson Abraham (MN) 651-202-8564