Bible Conference Washington D.C.2018-09-14T11:36:50+00:00

Is your family storm-proof? Come to the Bible Family Conference in Washington DC this August 10-11 and “Build Your House on the Rock!” Make it a splendid family vacation with discounted priority admission to the new Museum of the Bible and affordable Christian historical tours in the DC area!

4 Incredible Days!

Day 1 (Aug. 8): DC Area Bus and Walking Tours

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Day 2 (Aug. 9): Museum of the Bible and DC Walking Tours

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Day 3 (Aug. 10): Bible Family Conference Day 1

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Day 4 (Aug. 11): Bible Family Conference Day 2

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Storm-Proofing Your Family: How to Build Your House on the Rock

Pre-Conference Video Series

Video #1:

Why is the Bible vital to healthy families?

Video #2:

How can the Word change your family?

Video #3:

How can the Word flourish in your family?

Could your family survive a storm?

Many Christian families are in trouble…but aren’t sure what to do.

What we’re hearing from families in the storm.

[These comments are based on a survey we sent out in early June of 2018.]

Two kinds of families

1. Yes, every family goes through hard things. But some families go through hard times, relational struggles, health issues, you name it, and come out of those difficulties more firmly built on the Rock.

2. Other families are placed in the same difficult circumstances but just seem to dry up and fall apart. Parents and kids “come out of the storm” angry, hurt, jaded about life. And they part ways to more or less “do their own thing.”

What makes the difference? Listen to what Jesus says

Two thousand years ago, our Lord Jesus Christ was sitting on a mountain with His disciples and the crowds. He was delivering what we now call the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7).

Jesus ended his message with a life-and-death contrast. Pay attention to this! This is the key to understanding the difference between the families who last and the families who don’t.

[ATTENTION: Many people tend to skim-read familiar things like Bible verses. Don’t do that. Read them carefully.]

The storm is headed your way

Let’s face it. All of us are in a storm. What kind of storm? Satan hates us. He hates our families. We’re on his “To Destroy” list. And the brunt of his “blast” will be focused on what we believe and the choices we make because of our beliefs.

The Wise Man believed the rock was the best place to build. So he chose to build his house there. The Foolish Man didn’t think it was “that big a deal.” So he made the foolish choice to build on the sand.

As we live our lives, what we ACTUALLY believe is going to be shown by the choices we make. Do you truly believe that Jesus’ words are the words of eternal life? Do you believe that hearing and doing His words is the most important thing to do in life? Look at the choices you’re making right now.

So now the million dollar question: What choices are you making?

Will your family survive the storm? (Take the test)

Read through the following 5 questions and try to answer them as honestly as possible. How are you and your family doing?

1. Are you consistently reading the Bible as a family?
2. Are you regularly praying the Word over real-life situations as a family?
3. Are you consistently worshipping (“Wow, God!!”) as a family?
4. Is the Word of God changing your families’ relationships, interests, and how you study/work?
5. Is your family regularly sharing the life-giving truth of God’s Word with others?

Let’s look at your results

If you found it hard to answer “yes” to any of the five questions above…we get it. None of us are perfect. We all desperately need Jesus. That said, we need to take this seriously. To the extent that we aren’t reading, praying, worshipping through, living out, and sharing God’s Word, we’re built on the sand. We’re vulnerable to the storm.

Feeling bothered? Good! That’s the first step forward. But Christ never intended us to stay “bothered.” If your family is not firmly anchored on the Word of God, there’s only one thing to do…start building in the power of Christ and don’t ever quit!

That’s why we’re excited to share a special growth opportunity for you and your family in Washington DC this August 10-11 at…

…the Bible Family Conference!

Generations is hosting the Bible Family Conference to help families “be the wise man” and build on the rock-solid foundation of God’s Word.

With a firm reliance upon the Holy Spirit of God, the Bible Family Conference will equip you and your family to:

  • Teach the Bible, that the generation to come might know the works of the Lord
  • Integrate the Bible into every single school subject for your children
  • Sing the Bible making melody in your heart to the Lord
  • Memorize the Bible, from young to old
  • Believe the Bible, no matter the cost
  • Live the Bible, in all of family life
  • Stand on the Bible, in a culture that has rejected its authority

With a firm reliance upon the Holy Spirit of God, the Bible Family Conference will equip you and your family to:

  • Teach the Bible, that the generation to come might know the works of the Lord
  • Integrate the Bible into every single school subject for your children
  • Sing the Bible making melody in your heart to the Lord
  • Memorize the Bible, from young to old
  • Believe the Bible, no matter the cost
  • Live the Bible, in all of family life
  • Stand on the Bible, in a culture that has rejected its authority
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Why the Bible Family Conference?

“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.” — Jesus

For many Christian families, there has been a slow but steady decline in their devotion to the Word of God. The Word of God is no longer central in family life and education. As a result, their families have disintegrated because they were not “founded on the rock.”

Now is the time to lay again the foundation of God’s word in our homes. With firm reliance upon the Holy Spirit of God, the Bible Conference will equip you and your family to:

  • Teach the Bible, that the generation to come might know the works of the Lord
  • Integrate the Bible into every single school subject for your children
  • Sing the Bible making melody in your heart to the Lord
  • Memorize the Bible, from young to old
  • Believe the Bible, no matter the cost
  • Live the Bible, in all of family life
  • Stand on the Bible, in a culture that has rejected its authority
Who is Speaking?

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Experience the book that shapes history! Just a short drive from the Bible Conference, explore the new Museum of the Bible with discounted group pricing for conference attendees!

The 430,000-square-foot Museum of the Bible is a unique place to engage the Bible with your family—its history, narratives, and impact. Through personal exploration, interactive media, and advanced technologies, the Bible comes to life in new ways, from the dramatic entrance to media programs, to an adventure space for children to encounter the young people of the Bible. Or visit the New Testament Theater and the World of Jesus of Nazareth, the Hebrew Bible experience, or the History of the Bible floor!

The Museum’s suggested public price is $15 for adults and $10 for children. Public admission to the museum is limited, first-come-first-served, and very possibly going to be fully booked to capacity during the busy summer season. BUT…

When you add the Museum of the Bible to your Bible Family Conference registration, you’ll be added to our priority conference group and receive GUARANTEED admission to the museum before it opens to the general public on Thursday, August 9.

Click here to find out more about the Museum of the Bible.

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Generations is also providing…

Guided Historical Tours of D.C.!

Join historian Bill Potter, Col. John Eidsmoe, and evangelist Bernie Beall for historical tours that will offer a Christian perspective on historical sites around the DC area. You can find out more about our historical tours here.

Bill Potter
Bill Potter

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John Eidsmoe
John Eidsmoe

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Bernie Beall
Bernie Beall

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Monuments on the Mall Tour

$15 per person, Age 4 and under – free

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Federal Buildings Tour

$25 per person

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Mt. Vernon and Arlington Cemetery Bus Tour

Early Bird Price: $99 per person $129

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Antietam Battlefield and Arlington Cemetery Bus Tour

Early Bird Price: $99 per person $129

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Wednesday, August 8

Wednesday and Thursday, August 8-9

Mt. Vernon and Arlington Cemetery Bus Tour

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Monuments on the Mall Tour

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Federal Buildings Tour

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Antietam Battlefield and Arlington Cemetery Bus Tour

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Event Speakers

Ken Ham
Ken Ham

Founder, Answers in Genesis

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Ray Comfort
Ray Comfort

Founder, Living Waters

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Steve Green
Steve Green

President, Hobby Lobby
Founder, Museum of the Bible

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Bill Potter
Bill Potter

Historian

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Emeal Zwayne
Emeal Zwayne

President, Living Waters

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Dr. Joel Beeke
Dr. Joel Beeke

Founder, Reformation Heritage

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Dr. Carlton McLeod
Dr. Carlton McLeod

Pastor

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Kevin Swanson
Kevin Swanson

Founder, Generations

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Doug Bond
Doug Bond

Author & Historian

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Karen DeBeus
Karen DeBeus

Author & Speaker

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Mike Snavely
Mike Snavely

Founder, Mission Imperative!

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Steve Walker
Steve Walker

Pastor

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Wendy Walker
Wendy Walker

Speaker

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Bill Roach
Bill Roach

President, CHEC

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Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig

Founder, LifeLaunch

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Want a sample? Watch these short, punchy clips of our conference speakers

Dr. Joel Beeke

Dr. Carlton McLeod

Kevin Swanson

Doug Bond

Karen DeBeus

Mike Snavely

Steve Walker

Daniel Craig

Featuring Special Music by the Foto Sisters

Click here to find out more about the Foto Sisters.

The music of The Foto Sisters is a charming and unique blend of sacred, classical, cinematic, and pop styles, with a hint of Celtic. Audiences across the United States have been delighted and inspired by their heartfelt melodies and graceful instrumentation. For over sixteen years, this classically-trained sibling trio has appeared in many different venues, including churches, conferences, schools, cantatas, weddings, and charity events. “It’s hard to remember life as sisters without music,” says Gaylyn.

The Foto Sisters have also performed with many nationally acclaimed artists. In 2015 the Foto Sisters were invited to perform for the National Day of Prayer at the Louisiana State Capitol. They followed this with 2016 and 2017 appearances at the Louisiana Governor’s Prayer Breakfast. They have also had opportunities to perform at the National Quartet Convention and the Creation Museum.

The group is currently working with producers Phillip Keveren and Kent Hooper and have worked with notable producers Steve Mauldin and Joshua Spacht. The Sisters have released six CD recordings, “My Faith Looks Up to Thee” (2009), “It Took a Miracle” (2011), “Morning by Morning” (2013), “Rejoice in Hope” (2015), “What Lies Beyond” (2017), and “Lullaby” (2018).

Oceanside Family Getaway!

Take your family on a splendid oceanside family vacation to Ocean Shores, Washington!

Located on six miles of beautiful sandy beach, this quaint coastal town is a wonderful destination for families to enjoy God’s magnificent creation on the Pacific Coast!

Free Pizza Party!
Free Pizza Party!

Don’t miss out on the Saturday Evening Pizza Party – everyone’s invited! Enjoy continued fellowship with other attendees and speakers over dinner that will be held at the conference facility included as part of your conference registration!

There is no charge for attending, but donations will be gladly accepted. We will ask for an RSVP of attendees Friday morning before the dinner – just bring your appetite!

Ultimate Frisbee on the Beach!
Ultimate Frisbee on the Beach!

So, conferences are wonderful, but don’t your sitting muscles feel a little over exercised by the end of Friday? Plan on giving them a break and joining other families for Ultimate Frisbee on the beach Saturday morning before the second day’s sessions.

Come prepared to do a lot of running, get sandy, maybe a little damp, and to have a great time with other families! Not sure how to play Ultimate Frisbee? That’s OK. Come anyway!

Event Schedule

Enjoy top family attractions and Bible speakers for an unforgettable experience!

Day 1

Museum of the Bible & Historical Tour Explorations

Day 2

Conference Day 1 – 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM

Day 3

Conference Day 2 – 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Event Schedule

Enjoy top family attractions and Bible speakers for an unforgettable experience!

Day 1

Wednesday, August 8
  • Mt. Vernon and Arlington Cemetery Bus Tour
  • Antietam Battlefield and Arlington Cemetery Bus Tour
  • Federal Buildings Tour
  • Monuments of the Mall Tour

Day 2

Thursday, August 9
  • Museum of the Bible Conference Attendee Admission
  • Federal Buildings Tour
  • Monuments of the Mall Tour

Day 3

Friday, August 10

Conference Day 1

  • Registration Open: 8:00 AM
  • Conference Begins: 9:00 AM
  • Conclusion of Friday Events: 9:30 PM

Day 4

Saturday, August 11

Conference Day 2

  • Conference Sessions Begin: 9:00 AM
  • Conclusion of Conference: 5:00 PM

Tues. 8/7 Wed. 8/8 Thu. 8/9 Fri. 8/10 Sat. 8/11
Mt. Vernon and Arlington Cemetery Bus Tour Federal Buildings Tour Museum of the Bible Conference Attendee Admission Conference Day 1 – 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM Conference Day 2 – 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Antietam Battlefield and Arlington Cemetery Bus Tour Monuments of the Mall Tour Federal Buildings Tour
Monuments of the Mall Tour

Conference Sponsors

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And…as a way to help you get your hands on resources to disciple your family in the Word, we are giving away a $25 Generations gift card to everyone who registers for the Bible Family Conference through June 30th.

And…as a way to help you get your hands on resources to disciple your family in the Word, we are giving away a $25 Generations gift card to everyone who registers for the Bible Family Conference through June 30th.

Detailed Pricing Guide:

Registration Type July 1 – Aug 9 Onsite
Family $199.00 $269.00
Individual $99.00 $129.00

* Ticket price is for conference registration only. All tours and Museum admission are available as discounted addon’s.

Detailed Pricing Guide:

Family – $199.00

Individual – $99.00

Family – $269.00

Individual – $129.00

* Ticket price is for conference registration only. All tours and Museum admission are available as discounted addon’s.

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Registration will open as soon as we are ready to announce conference dates. Until then, please signup for conference updates below.

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Venue & Hotels

Word of Life International Church

5225 Backlick Rd. | Springfield, VA 22151

The 2018 Bible Family Conference will be held at Word of Life International Church in Springfield, VA.

The church is located on the Northeast corner of Backlick Rd. and Edsall Rd. and is located about 25 minutes southwest of the Museum of the Bible and other WA D.C. historical attractions.

For more detailed directions to the church, click here.

Holiday Inn Express Washington DC SW – Springfield

$118/night with conference attendee link

(Offer includes 1 King or 2 Queens. Valid August 7-11, 2018)

The Holiday Inn Express® Washington, DC SW – Springfield hotel is perfectly situated where I-95, I-395 and I-495 intersect providing convenient access and a short drive to DC and its attractions. Find out more at Holiday Inn Express.

6401 Brandon Ave | Springfield VA, 22150

  • Free breakfast bar
  • Free high-speed internet
  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor swimming pool

Holiday Inn Express® offers both King and Queen suites housing up to 4 people.

Use conference attendee link to receive discount on lodging. Offer valid from Aug. 7-11.

Use conference attendee link to receive discount on lodging. Or call 703-243-2203 and mention Group Name “The Bible Conference Attendee” and Group Code “BCA”. Offer valid from Aug. 7-12.

Homewood Suites by Hilton® – Springfield, VA

$139/night with conference attendee link

(Offer includes 1 King or 2 Queens. Valid August 7-12, 2018)

Enjoy the convenient location of the Homewood Suites Springfield, VA hotel, adjacent to the Capital Beltway (I-395) and just minutes from downtown Washington, DC. Find out more at Homewood Suites.

7010 Old Keene Mill Road | Springfield, VA 22150

  • Free breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Fitness center
  • Indoor heated swimming pool

Homewood Suites by Hilton® offers both King and Queen suites housing up to 4 people.

Wingate by Wyndham Springfield

$105/night when you call 703-664-1576 and reference the “Bible Conference”

(Offer includes 1 King or 2 Doubles. Discount only available until July 17, 2018)

The Wingate by Wyndham Springfield hotel is near Washington, D.C., with access to all nearby airports, including Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) just 10 miles away, Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), 30 miles away, and Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), 50 miles away. Find out more at Wingate by Wyndham Springfield.

6550 Loisdale Court | Springfield VA, 22150

  • Free breakfast buffet
  • Free high-speed internet
  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free shuttle to local attractions

Call 703-664-1576 and reference the “Bible Conference” to receive discount on lodging. Offer only available until July 17.

FAQ

While we do not provide childcare, children of all ages are welcome to attend any of the sessions at the Bible Family Conference. This is a conference designed for the whole family. There is also additional space in the church for families to use to take breaks between or during sessions. We plan to make several sessions throughout the conference friendly for young children. See the schedule for more details.

Note: While some sessions are designed to be friendly for children, parents are responsible for their children at all times. Child oversight is NOT provided in any sessions. We recommend children be attended at all times by an adult or responsible older sibling.

Families consisting of parents and their unmarried children living at home (or temporarily residing at college) may register as a family. There is no limit to the number of family members that may register as a family, provided that they fit the family definition provided here.

You can contact our registration coordinator at registration@bibleconf.com to add or remove individuals from your family registration. Additional family members may be added if they meet the family definition provided above. If you know someone in your family is no longer coming that was originally included on your registration, send us an email and let us know!

Click here for directions to the Museum of the Bible. Admission to the Museum, as part of the Bible Family Conference group reservation, will be between 8-10AM on Thursday, August 9th. This is the non-public group admission time. If you do not show up at the Museum between this time, you will not be included in the group reservation and may use your ticket only as there is space available the rest of the day. Once admitted, you may stay all day.

If you wish to change from one reservation (tour or museum ticket) to another activity, you may contact our registration coordinator at registration@bibleconf.com. Changes to your reservations are subject to availability and the discretion of the registration coordinator. All refunds due to cancellations of your reservations or conference registration will be processed according to the following percentage:

Refund Policy

  • On or Before March 31: 90% Refund
  • April 31-June 30: 50% Refund
  • July 1 and After: Non-Refundable

NOTE: All tours are subject to rescheduling or cancellation. We will communicate promptly if any tour schedule is updated, and a full refund will be offered if a tour is canceled or rescheduled. The guides for each specific tour will vary. We cannot guarantee which guide will accompany each specific tour.