Base Camp: 131st General Conference of The Brethren Church
July 15-19, 2019
Ridgecrest Conference Center | Ridgecrest, North Carolina
We're pleased to announce the 131st General Conference will be held in Ridgecrest, North Carolina. Base Camp will begin a four-year journey, culminating in Colorado in 2021. Our hope is that this year's conference would be a time of renewal, recharging, and preparation for the next volume God is beginning to write in our church's story.
Come to the mountains.
Be renewed in mind and spirit.
Experience deep worship, challenging preaching and practical learning.
Register now – space is limited on campus!
BASE CAMP 2019
REGISTER BY NOVEMBER 19 FOR THIS PRICE
July 15-19, 2019
Ridgecrest Conference Center
Karl Vaters is the author of two books about small churches, Small Church Essentials: Field-Tested Principles for Leading a Healthy Congregation of Under 250 and The Grasshopper Myth: Big Churches, Small Churches and the Small Thinking That Divides Us.
On his blog Pivot, he writes about Innovative Leadership from a Small Church Perspective for ChristianityToday.com several times a week. He’s also the founder of NewSmallChurch.com, a ministry that encourages, connects and equips innovative small church pastors.
Karl’s heart is to help pastors of small churches (up to 90 percent of us) find the resources to lead well, and to capitalize on the unique advantages that come with pastoring a small church – something virtually every pastor will spend at least some of their ministry years doing. He also believes that big and small churches can and should work together more often – to the benefit and blessing of everyone.
Karl has been in pastoral ministry for over 30 years. He is the teaching pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, a healthy small church in Orange County, California, where he has ministered for over 25 years with his wife, Shelley.
A number of additional opportunities are available during the week of the conference, including kid's conference (potty-trained toddlers - 10-year-olds), off-site trips and experiences and more. Additional information will be available for kids and off-site experiences in early 2019.
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Lodging Options for General Conference
RIDGECREST CONFERENCE CENTER
Lodging and food are all-inclusive for Base Camp 2019, provided you're staying with us on campus at Ridgecrest. Lodging is hotel-style rooms, each outfitted with two queen beds and a private bath. Those attending conference by themselves (not with a spouse) will have the opportunity to either choose a roommate or be assigned one, as space and beds are limited. Married couples will get a room for themselves.
Should you require a room to yourself, or prefer not to stay on campus, a $25 weekly one-time fee (per person) is required by Ridgecrest to come on campus. There are a number of hotels in neighboring Asheville, NC.