Family Bible Week 2017

Family Bible Week was a great time as it is each year. We were blessed with a great speaker line-up for adults, teens, and children. Family Bible Week takes place at the beginning of June each year. Watch this page for next year’s speakers. 
 
Family Bible Week 2018 will be held June 3rd through 6th!
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Adult Speaker: Bob Allums, Director of A Praying Life
 
At thirty-two, I was diagnosed with cancer of the mouth and tongue. I was terrified. Surgeons removed half of my tongue and the left side of my mouth’s floor. Using chest muscle they reconstructed my tongue and neck. I worried, “Would I speak again? How clearly?” For a year I labored in speech therapy.

Facing death, married with two small children, I began to pray like a child: helplessly. All I had was prayer. Wonderfully, God met me where I was. Five years later I was pronounced cancer-free, and was able to speak clearly!

Through suffering, God taught me to pray. This prayer-passion deepened as I went into the Christian publishing industry. At training conferences, I asked pastors, “Where is prayer enjoyed and done well?” Over time, I found almost no churches where people were trained in prayer, much less energized by it. Most had no prayer meetings at all.

The church in our day is great at many important things: preaching, missions, small groups, worship, and building inviting facilities. But when the church lacks prayer, the church is living in self-imposed spiritual poverty.

A vibrantly praying church reads Scripture more carefully, worships more sincerely, gives more liberally, loves more sacrificially. Building up people to pray is building up the church, and that’s why we do what we do. Click here for A Praying Life video.

Click Here for audio files from 2017!
Teen Speaker: Matt Hoffland, Camp Forest Springs
 
Matt has a passion for communicating God’s Word.  With his involvement with Forest Springs camps and conferences he has had multiple opportunities to minister to all ages spanning elementary school to senior citizens.
 
“Whatever the event might be, Matt has the ability to stir the heart. Whether through his, his music, his drama or his speaking, he will not only engage and entertain an audience, he will minister to them in a very impacting way. Matt cleverly weaves life’s issues and his own testimony in a web of imagination and melody. His unassuming “boy next door” presence puts people at ease as he invites them along on a journey using his talents and God’s Word as the vehicle.“
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Children’s Speakers: John and Diane Windle Hairy & Company
 
The ministry of John & Diane Windle, featuring Hairy and Company, is a highlight of Family Bible Week each year. John and Diane with their puppets will minister to the children throughout the week