Oct. 28-29

Caraway Conference Center & Camp

In the book of Numbers, we read the account of the Israelites wandering through the wilderness, their great consequence for disobedience and failure to trust the LORD (Num. 14).

But the Lord remained faithful and stayed with Israel, giving instruction and laws for the people to obey. He instructed them to make tassels with cords on their garments as a visible sign for them to call to REMEMBRANCE all the commandments of the Lord, to do them and “be holy to their [your] God” (15:40). 

We are all familiar with the story – Israel does not remain faithful to the Lord but follows their own hearts, eyes and inclinations. Right after the Lord’s instruction for them to hang tassels, the very next account is the rebellion of thousands against Him.

Psalm 105 recounts God’s faithfulness to His own people, tracing historical moments of Israel’s history through the Pentateuch. The audience is exhorted to REMEMBER the faithfulness of the Lord; to respond in celebrations of praise to the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph and Moses. To the Lord, their God.

What do the exhortations for Israel mean for us, a “new covenant people,” today? While we are unfamiliar with cords, tassels, animal sacrifices and old covenant practices – are we not also a wilderness people? Do we not often follow our own sinful desires instead of REMEMBERING the Lord our God? Is it not God who is steadfast in His faithfulness to us?

We too, are to REMEMBER. As believers under the new covenant, we REMEMBER the once for all, single sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 10) and we REMEMBER the glorious truths in the marvelous works of faithfulness that He has done for us. We REMEMBER that because of Jesus, there is great help for you and me in 2022, as we strive to walk in obedience to the Lord, our God.

 

“Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; proclaim his deeds among the peoples. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell about all his wondrous works!”

Psalm 105:1-2

Featured Speakers

Missie Branch

Keynote Speaker
Missie Branch serves as assistant dean of students to women and director of graduate life at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. She is also currently a student there, completing her graduate degree in Ethics, Theology and Culture. Missie is married to Duce Branch, and together they have four children. She is passionate about women seeing themselves as theologians and disciples first. Missie is a contributing author to The Whole Woman: Ministering to Her Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength and the co-host of the Women & Work Podcast. Currently Missie serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Lifeway Christian Resources.

FRIDAY, OCT. 28

12:30 p.m.

Registration and check-in begin (Lunch not included)

2 p.m.

Main Session – Hollifield Auditorium

3 p.m.

Breakout Session

4 p.m.

Breakout Session

5 p.m.

Dinner – Dining Hall

6:30 p.m.

Main Session – Hollifield Auditorium

After Session

Snacks and activities – Conference Center Game Room
Guided flashlight tour – Meet under the Conference Center awning

SATURDAY, OCT. 29

7:15 a.m.

Breakfast – Dining Hall
Check-out prior to 8:45 a.m.

8:45 a.m.

Main Session – Hollifield Auditorium

9:45 a.m.

Personal Reflection

10:45 a.m.

Breakout Session

11:45 a.m.

Lunch – Dining Hall

1 p.m.

Breakout Session

2 p.m.

Main Session – Hollifield Auditorium

Contact us for more information.

Email [email protected] or call (800) 395-5102, ext. 5651

Contact us for more information.

Email [email protected] or call (800) 395-5102, ext. 5651

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