2018 Trust in the Lord Conference Guide

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2018 Annual Conference 14 - 17 January

To say “Family Conference” brings a host of memories to the minds of families who have benefited from rich fellowship, powerful messages, and hands-on experiences - this year will be no exception! Inspiring speakers will give practical teaching from the Word of God. Action-packed activities will be used to illustrate life lessons that young people and children will remember long afterwards. Special break-out sessions will be held to encourage fathers to be the spiritual leaders of their homes, while other workshops will support mothers who are seeking to fulfill their callings. This year our theme is “Trust in the Lord.” Scripture exhorts us, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5). More than ever before there is a great need to place our hope and trust in Jesus Christ—not only for our future, health, and finances, but also for our family relationships, fellowship with other believers, and revival in our country. While it is easy to place confidence in men, methods, or ministries, now is the time that we need to confirm that we are deeply rooted in God’s Word. Programs may help; people may encourage; families may be strengthened; change may take place in our nation—but when all is said and done, we must trust in the Lord. As you make plans to attend the conference, our hope and prayer is that you and your family’s trust in the Lord will grow stronger and deeper. Through messages from God’s Word and encouraging fellowship with committed believers in this special set-aside time, we desire that each person’s heart will be touched and every believer’s confidence strengthened as we each gain greater trust in the Lord.

Have questions? Email info@iblp.org.au

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar Raising 19 children is a big challenge; raising them for over 10 years while on reality TV is an even greater challenge. Trusting in the Lord for their family is something Jim Bob and Michelle have definitely experienced, both privately and publicly. The Duggars humbly share their joys and trials, desiring to minister to other families who desire God’s best, even when their lives take unexpected turns. Jim Bob and Michelle’s message is still the same: trust in the Lord. SPEAKING LIVE

Joe Norvell After graduating from public high school, Joe’s father made a unique appeal for him to try out ATI for just one year. Joe’s decision led him to trust God to lead through other key areas of his father’s counsel— the results would open doors that he never imagined! Joe is happily married to Heather, and they both desire to raise their growing family to love and serve the Lord. Joe is also an assistant pastor at a church in Houston, Texas. SPEAKING LIVE

Robert Barth Bob and his wife, Gemma, live in Oak Brook, Illinois. They have homeschooled their ten children who have faithfully served the many families at IBLP Headquarters. He has been associated with Regent University in several capacities over the years and is the General Counsel for the Institute, as well as Secretary of the Board. Bob is also Director for Academic Programs at Oak Brook College of Law and we look forward to hearing his insights on family life. SPEAKING LIVE

Peter Stevens Mr Peter Stevens is the State Director of FamilyVoice Australia in Victoria. He has experience in the forestry and building industries as well as in Christian ministry and establishing a Bible College. Peter has a great love of Australia and a desire to help people understand God’s love, righteousness, truth and purpose. He will be sharing with us about the issues families are currently facing in Victoria and throughout Australia. SPEAKING LIVE

Register online at iblp.org.au


Meet the Duggar Family special pre-conference event 13th January 2018


Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, along with 14 of their children, will be at a special pre-conference event to share some of their insights into family life and homeschooling. The time of sharing will be followed by an afternoon tea for all to enjoy, while spending time fellowshipping with the Duggars and other families. This is a public event open to all, so please invite any friends or family who would be interested. Please RSVP by 6th January for catering numbers.




A highlight of the conferences is always the melodious music that families contribute. We encourage all families to make music ministry a part of their regular family outreach and we look forward to hearing the contributions of several families this year.

Student Choir and Orchestra An important part of the Annual Family Conference is the student orchestra and choir. Students ages 13 and up are encouraged to particpate. If you play an orchestral instrument of any kind, we would love to have you join us and all are welcome in the choir! For more information, please contact us at info@iblp.org.au

Kilsyth South Baptist Church 382-388 Liverpool Rd Kilsyth South VIC 3137

Date & Time Saturday 13th January 2018, 1-5pm

RSVP info@iblp.org.au by 6th January

Young Women • Solid navy skirt of modest length (Please avoid slits.) • Solid white, modest-fitting blouse • Dress shoes

Young Men • Navy or black slacks • White dress shirt and tie • Dress shoes

Have questions? Email info@iblp.org.au

Pathfinders for children aged 6-12, 3 day program

LEADERS & ASSISTANTS ATI-Enrolled young people ages 15 and up with a strong love for the Lord, a heart for children, & a willingness to serve may apply to be a Pathfinders leader or assistant.

The Purpose of Pathfinders Pathfinders is a purposeful and fun 3 day program for children aged 5-12 years. By teaching and discipling children in God’s truths in ways that are both understandable and exciting to them, seeds that will undoubtedly yield much fruit are planted in each child’s life. Through activities, lessons, crafts, songs, and outdoor games, children are challenged to deepen their relationship with God and learn how to apply His principles to everyday life.

Presentation Evening

CI experience is required. A working with children check is required if over 18 years. Contact our office for more information info@iblp.org.au

COST: $21 per child, capped at $80

During the final session of the conference, the children will participate in a special presentation where they will share songs and scripture memory that they have learned during Pathfinders. All are invited to attend and parents are welcome to video the presentation.

ITEMS TO BRING • Bible, pen/pencil • Filled water bottle • Sunscreen • Hat

Sunbeams for children aged 2-5, 9am-5:30pm each day The Goal Sunbeams is a specially designed program for children 2-5yrs of age that uses Bible lessons, activities, songs, stories, and crafts to teach them about God. Sunbeams runs from 9am-5:30pm and we ask parents to have their children with them during the evening sessions. The children will share some songs and scripture verses that they have learned together during the presentation evening at the conclusion of the conference.

COST: $9 per child, capped at $18

Love Teaching Children?

ATI-Enrolled girls aged 13 and older may apply to be a team leader or assistant.

Register online at iblp.org.au

A Working with Children Check is required if over 18 years. To find out more contact info@iblp.org.au

Innovators for students aged 13-14, 3 day program Building Up the Leaders of the Future The Innovators program has been specifically designed with the aim of encouraging young teens and preparing them to serve those around them. As they are built up in the strength of the Lord, they will be made ready to pour out their lives in loving service for their King. Through a combination of team activities, service opportunties, and teaching sessions, young men and women will be spurred on to have an outward focus and a diligent work ethic. The students will enjoy spending time with the children in the Sunbeams and Pathfinders programs as they assist the leadership teams in organising games and activities for a variety of ages, as well as spending time soaking in the rich truths taught by our guest speakers. COST: $15 per student, capped at $30

WHAT TO BRING • Bible • Pen/pencil • Waterbottle

Student Conference for students aged 13 and up 18th-19th January 2018


What does it mean to trust God? How do we fully trust Him? This year, the student sessions will focus on the importance of fully trusting the Lord for every area of your life. “Every area” means your future, your work, your marriage, your ministry—even your present! These special sessions have been designed to strengthen and challenge you to trust in the Lord in all parts of your life. Speakers will share from Scripture as well as from their own personal experiences of how trusting in the Lord has guided them in their lives.

Young Men • Dress slacks • Dress shirt

Young Women • Dress skirt of modest length (Please avoid slits.) • Modest-fitting blouse or top

The Student Conference this year will include sessions from Joe Norvell, Jim-Bob & Michelle Duggar, and Professor Robert Barth. COST: $45 per student

AV Team Students 14 years and older with an interest in assisting with sound mixing, photography, or videography can apply to join the team during the Family Conference. To find out more contact info@iblp.org.au

Have questions? Email info@iblp.org.au

REGISTRATION AND COST Online Registration We are so looking forward to seeing you at the 2018 Annual Family Conference on 14th-17th January. To book your spot, head to iblp.org.au/event/annual-family-conference-2018/ to register online now. Daily Dress for Men

Daily Dress for Women

• Dress slacks • Dress shirt and tie

• Skirt or dress of modest length • Modest blouse or top



Breakfast 4yrs+




Lunch 4-10yrs


ATI Member Family/Individual


Lunch 11yrs+


ATI Associate Family


Dinner 4-10yrs


Guest Family


Dinner 11yrs+


Individual Guest


Under 3yrs eat free all meals







Sunbeams 2-5yrs


Family Caravan/Tent Site


Pathfinders 6-12yrs


Individual Caravan/Tent Site


Innovators 13-14yrs


THINGS TO NOTE • All registrations must be received by December 1st 2016. • Special meal rates available for large families with 6 or more children. Contact our office for more information. • Please bring your smiles. We will be taking pictures and video of your bright, smiling faces that may appear in future IBLP promotional media. • *capped at $18 **capped at $80 ***capped at $30

Introductory ATI Seminar Sunday afternoon workshop, 2-5pm For new or interested ATI families! The Advanced Training Institute is a Biblically-based home education program for families who desire to raise up sons and daughters who are “mighty in Spirit” and able to impact the world for Jesus Christ. Developed by a group of Christian educators, ministers, scientists, historians, and engineers, the ATI curriculum uses the teachings of Jesus Christ, given in the sermon on the Mount, as the primary source for teaching linguistics, law, history, science, and medicine. This introductory seminar explains the foundations and practical outworkings of the ATI curriculum. A children’s program is provided during this seminar. COST: Free!

Register online at iblp.org.au

Conference Location Contact us for information about public transport options at info@iblp.org.au

Yarra Training Centre, Victoria Yarra Training Centre 111 Mangans Rd • Lilydale, VIC 314

Located in Lilydale, Victoria, on the edge of the scenic Yarra Valley, the Yarra Training Centre has been the headquarter for IBLP Australia since 1999. With dormitory accommodation, conference facilites, a bookshop, and spacious grounds, this is the perfect place to meet with likeminded families and enjoy the rich teaching on offer.

Dormitory Accommodation $50/family/night, available Bookings close Dec 1st

Accommodation is available for families travelling long distance to attend the conference. The Yarra Training Centre has a number of rooms available with multiple bedding configurations to suit most families. Families will have their own private bathroom and bed linen is provided. Space is limited, so be sure to book early to make sure you don’t miss out.

Caravan or Tent Site $20/family/night, $5/individual/night, available Bookings close Dec 1st

Caravan & tent sites are also available for those who enjoy the great outdoors. Showers, microwaves, and a refrigerator will be available for your use, but unfortunately campfires are not permitted. Electricity will be limited, so please bring your own light and extension cables.

Meals Bookings close Dec 1st Facilities will be available to store & warm food if you wish to self-cater

Delicious meals prepared by the wonderful Tasty Az catering team are available at the following prices: Breakfast - $3.50/4yrs+ Lunch - $5.50/11yrs+, $4/4-10yrs Dinner - $8/11yrs+, $5.50/4-10yrs Under 3yrs eat free

Have questions? Email info@iblp.org.au