We are grateful to God for His abundant goodness to us at the Noah Conference this month. Our team gathered in Florence, Kentucky from August 18-20 to host the Noah Conference.
Our conference attendees had the opportunity to see this great family attraction the day before the Noah Conference. Thousands from the Noah Conference toured the Ark and its accompanying attractions throughout the day.
Day 1 of the Noah Conference began at 8AM on August 19th. Kevin Swanson kicked off the conference to a packed auditorium. He set forth the vision of the Noah Conference presenting the biblical testimony concerning the life of Noah and the judgment and salvation pictured in the flood.
David and Jason Benham, along with their father Flip, spoke later in the morning. They provided a stirring testimony on how to stand courageously in a world that is deeply the Christian faith.
The young people at the conference enjoyed a number of sessions with Lanny and Marilyn Johnson of Alpha and Omega Institute. Their simple and fun way of presenting God’s creation attracted both parents and children to the tent, despite the rather hot and humid weather outside!
The Generations resource table was busy all day as people picked up family resources including Kevin's new book Family Life, Generations curriculum, and a variety of kids books and media resources.
The evening wrapped up with some good, old-fashioned family entertainment when the Stockdale Family Band took the stage and played some Bluegrass.
The Stockdales took the stage again on Saturday morning. This provided a good wake-up call from the busy day before as sessions began again for the second day of the conference.
For the first general session of the morning, Erik Weir, Steve Riddell, and Dave Tucker delivered a series of short 20-minute messages on building the family economy.
Workshops throughout the day covered a variety of topics including family nurture, entertainment, drawing the most from a job or mentorship, excellence in sales and service, and discipling sons and daughters.
Kevin closed the final evening session by laying out a biblical vision for family life in the 21st-century.
We enjoyed a massive pizza party with over a thousand folks staying after the last session to enjoy a few slices of pizza and some great fellowship.
After all the sessions are done, and the books are sold, and the food is consumed, if God does not build the house, those who build it labor in vain (Psalm 127:1). Our prayer is that God may use our efforts to grow the families that attended. We want to see parents engage their children with the gospel of Jesus Christ, disciple them in the commands of Christ, and launch them into life as ambassadors of Jesus.
Would you pray with us?
The Generations Team