The humble have seen it and are glad.
You who seek God, let your heart revive.
During the dry and weary times of life, people yearn for a lift—just a little boost to get us through the darkness. The holy Author of the Bible explains that He lives in a high place, but also dwells with the contrite and lowly of spirit in order to revive them (Isaiah 57:15). This year’s Williamsburg Conference explores the topic of revival and renewal. What does revival look like in our daily lives? How does God revive us, both presently and in the future? Are there any obstacles that might hinder our revival? How do we revive our personal relationships or our ecclesial life? Can we renew ourselves and our minds? What part does God play and what do we individually contribute to reviving our sluggish spirits? How does the Sabbath reflect God’s plan for renewal of minds and of the earth? How is revival a component of worship? Bring your thoughts, your questions, your Bibles, and your friends, and join us as we consider this refreshing, inspiring topic.
Come join us for the 2017 Williamsburg Conference as we consider waiting. How, exactly, does one wait? What sorts of things do we wait for? In the long-term? In the short-term? What did Jesus wait for? Who are those who waited faithfully—those who waited for children, for deliverance, for destruction, for peace, for the Messiah? What are the obstacles to waiting? How was waiting built into the law?
We will also consider not waiting. When is it time to act? Which actions demand a certain immediacy? Why do we procrastinate? Who acted straight away? Who hesitated? What are the obstacles of action? How do we determine the opportune time to act? How do we know when to act and when to wait? What happens when we act instead of waiting and wait instead of acting? What happens when I insist that you should act or insist that you must wait? Bring your thoughts, your questions, your Bibles, and your friends, and join us as we each ask ourselves, “What’s preventing me from doing the things that I know I should do right now?”
For over 40 years, the Williamsburg Conference has provided a unique opportunity for praise and fellowship. Attendees explore inspirational topics in exhortations during the mornings and small group sessions during the afternoons. The small group sessions promote discussion in an effort to encourage everyone, young and old, to share their lives and build inter-generational friendships. The sessions focus on the topics from the morning’s exhortations. All group discussions will be built on solid scriptural foundations.
The Conference has been designed to help us apply scriptural knowledge about God’s precepts to our everyday lives. Let us focus our hearts and minds on worshiping and serving, in preparation for the return of Jesus.
Colton and Emily Walker
Jonathan and Corina Midgett
Bruce and Joanie Parker
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Morning sessions are devoted to building an understanding of the chosen theme through numerous sets of scriptural readings, exhortations, and hymns. Periods of quiet meditation throughout the morning allow us to focus on the personal implications of what we have considered and on our individual relationships with God.
The afternoons are devoted to smaller group sessions that again center on the theme. The goal is to discuss how we can apply the thoughts developed in the morning sessions to our own service. Group leaders guide but never dominate the discussions. Group selection is random, so there is no age segregation and many brothers and sisters meet for the first time. This is all intentional. Participants find that they are able to speak from the heart. For this reason many consider the afternoons extremely beneficial and the heart of the Conference.
Evening programs are more relaxed and varied. Usually, a music program will occupy one evening. A discussion of the “Signs of the Times” and “Prayer for Others” sessions will now be part of the evening programs.
Classes for young children ages 4-13 will be available, with parent participation. Please indicate on your registration if you are willing to help teach a children’s class for one hour on one day during the Conference.
A generous continental breakfast is available for free. All other meals are taken in local restaurants, at your own expense. These are wonderful times of getting to know new friends, and renewing old friendships.
Please plan to join us for several days of intensive spiritual growth and introspection—a period of close fellowship with our God and our spiritual family.
To register online and get more conference information, click here. Registration will close on December 22, but will reopen on December 27 at the hotel in Williamsburg. If you know of anyone who wants to register but does not have internet access, please print the form below and give it to them or have them contact:
7515 Axton St
Springfield, VA 22151