I think I have finally gotten over the awful cold I had over the weekend, so I now have the brain-power and energy to do a real post! 😄 In this post, I am going to list and explain the conferences I attend. If you don’t already know, me and my family are Apostolic. And if you don’t know what that is, Google will not help. I promise. It will just give you a distorted version of who we really are. I think a good way to briefly explain what Apostolics are, is to say we are followers of the apostle’s doctrine. If you want to go deeper than that, shoot an email to the pastor at the Truth Church of Edgerton. He would be happy to explain who we are and what we believe. Or just go to their website and read the overview there.😉
In the Apostolic world, there are many, many different conferences available for us to attend. All over the world there are people hosting conferences intended to edify our walk with God. Conferences typically start on a Wednesday night and end on a Friday night, with day classes on Thursday and Friday morning as well as night. Of course, that is not the only way they can be setup. There is usually a youth lock-in one night, too.
This one happens every June. I go to the one that Elder Gary Howard hosts in Oklahoma. None of the campers are allowed to have electronics of any kind, so it really does feel like we’re roughing it.😉😂 I actually like that rule, because you meet so many more people and have such memorable times without the distraction of a phone. Camp starts on a Tuesday afternoon and ends on a Friday night.
This one comes every July. I am super excited about this year’s speakers!! We are going to have some incredible, unforgettable, life-changing services! ‘Cause Heritage gets better every year.😉 It will be different this year, in the fact that they changed the location, because the former location was making us feel like sweaty sardines.😂 We were definitely needing more space! Heritage is considered a youth conference.
This August conference, hosted by Elder Gary Howard, is specifically for ministers and their families. There is so much I could say about ADMIT, but it would make this post way too long. This conference has a pretty intense schedule, but it is so very worth it. ADMIT is incredibly refreshing, renewing, refocusing, relieving, and more (alliteration unintentional😉). I always feel a connection with the other PKs (preacher’s kids) that you can’t get elsewhere. And Bro. Burgess and Bishop Riggen (My family attended his church for about 10 years until our church became established. My dad still considers him his pastor.) always do an amazing job for the PK sessions. If you are a PK, and you don’t go to ADMIT, you need to! Trust me! (By the way, ADMIT stands for Apostolics Developing Ministers In Training.)
This conference is in October. I have never been to the entire conference, but my family tries to go to as much of it as we can every year. It is hosted by Elder Dudley.
We go to countless other events such as youth rallies and special services. The majority of what we do is hosted by Elder Gary Howard. His youth group has some of my dearest friends!❤️ Me and my sister claim them as our youth group, because we only have each other and our younger sister in our actual youth group.😄🤗