Family Bible Conference


family bible conference

Bonclarken Conference Center

500 Pine Drive,

Flat Rock, NC

July 24 - 27, 2017


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

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.. Choose from a variety of seminars and activities planned throughout the week. 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

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.

Youth: Morning seminars and afternoon activity for Grades 6-12 to include worship, small groups and fellowship.


Adults Before July 1

Registration is open!
  • $20 per day
  • $65 for the week

Adults after July 1

Registration is open!
  • $25 per day
  • $75 for the week
  • $20 per child
  • $60 for 3+ Children


Register with Bonclarken
  • Prices Vary
  • Paid to Bonclarken, separate from conference fee
  • Due First Day of Conference