Family Bible Conference


family bible conference

Bonclarken Conference Center

500 Pine Drive,

Flat Rock, NC

July 24 - 27, 2017


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Join us as we study the life of Abraham in the mornings, unfold covenantal theology in the evenings and enjoy engaging seminars on the Reformation from various scholars.

Genesis 17:7:

And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you.

This year's Bible study concentrates on Genesis 12- 17 and the life of Abraham. There will also be a celebration of the Reformation as we mark the 500th anniversary of the posting of the 95 Theses.

In conjunction with the ARP Women's Ministry, CEM hosts an annual conference held at Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC. Our goal is to make learning fun for the spiritual growth of family members of all ages and to encourage families in their walk with Christ.

For Further information contact the CEM office at 864-233-2491

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Morning Speaker

Rev. Matt Lucas

Rev. Matt Lucas is the senior pastor of Reformation Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, NC. Originally from Charleston, SC, Matt graduated from the University of Missouri (go Tigers!) with a B.A. degree in 1995. After graduating from college, Matt worked for Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at Clemson University (different kind of Tigers) where he met his wife Sallye. They moved to St. Louis, MO in 1997 to attend Covenant Theological Seminary (unfortunately there was no Tiger mascot), graduating in 2001. He served eight years as an Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC. He was also the RUF Campus Minister at the University of South Carolina (Gamecocks are enemies of Tigers) from 2003-2007. Matt and Sallye have been blessed with four children.

evening speaker

Rev. Dr. Neil Stewart

Rev. Dr. Neil Stewart serves as the Pastor of Christ Covenant Church (ARP) in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a native of Northern Ireland, where he met and married his wife, Catherine. Together they have six children. They came to the States in the summer of 1999 to study at the Reformed Theological Seminary of Jackson Mississippi (M.Div.). Prior to his recent move to Greensboro, Neil served for 10 years as the Senior Pastor of Kirk O’ the Isles (PCA) in Savannah, Georgia. Neil has also pastored in rural Mississippi at the Second Presbyterian Church of Yazoo City. Before their move to America, Neil worked as a Pediatrician in the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. He holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Queens University of Belfast and is a Member of the Pediatric Division of the Royal College of Physicians. In his free time, Neil enjoys Bach, Beethoven, the boogie-woogie blues piano of New Orleans, Baxter (his Rat Terrier), and roasting Green Bean Coffee.


Morning and evening study and worship sessions in the chapel are open to all adults, with teaching and activity times also provided for children and youth during this time.

Choose from a variety of seminars and activities planned throughout the week. Click on the list below to see what seminars are offered!

Times are also included for simply relaxing, enjoying the beautiful grounds and facilities, or visiting local attractions. Fellowship with old friends and new is a wonderful aspect of the week and a favorite part of this annual conference. Take advantage of the on-site CEM Bookstore and find a perfect book to read or study.

kids & youth

A full program for children and youth is available during the morning sessions and there is a program for children at night and nursery services. Youth are encouraged to attend the worship in the evenings.

Afternoons offer free-time for all ages and lots of opportunities for fun and recreation both on and off the Bonclarken Grounds.

Nursery: Available during morning and evening teaching times for Infants - 3 years.

Children: Programs in the mornings and evenings divided per grade level: Preschool, K-1, 2-3, 4-5. This is VBS style program with teaching, crafts, games and music.

Youth: Leaders from Crossings Community Church are serving our youth with creative morning seminars and an afternoon activity for Grades 6-12 to include worship, small groups and fellowship.

Special Events and Seminar Topics and Speakers:

Choices for everyone!

Costs for conference :

Early Bird special reduced cost until July 1st!

Register BEFORE July 1st and receive a reduced rate!

Choose to attend the full conference or register for single day attendance.

Full conference for adults: $65 each Per day for adults: $20.

Full conference for Children and youth: $20 each with a maximum cost of $60 per family.

Register AFTER July 1st and pay full price:

Full conference for adults: $75 each Adults, per day: $25.

Full conference for Children and youth: $20 each with a maximum cost of $60 per family.


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