Andrews University Conference on Family Research and Practice 2020 Postponed Until 2021

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Event Postponed: The Adentist Conference on Family Research and Practice has been postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19.

Date & Location: July 23-25, 2020. Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, 4145 East Campus Circle Drive, Berrien Springs, MI 49104.

Description: The Adventist Conference on Family Research and Practice (ACFRP) is an annual conference held at Andrews University designed to provide professionals and family ministry leaders alike the opportunity to be exposed to best practice strategies and research in the area of family therapy, family studies, family ministry, social work and psychology in order to enhance ministry to families in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Our theme this year is, "Life in the Blender Families in the Process of Blending."

Who Should Attend: Family ministry leaders from local churches and conferences, professionals who work with families as educators or counselors, pastors and lay persons who have an interest in improving their own marriages and families.

Featured Speakers: Ron L. Deal, President Smart Stepfamilies', and Director of Family Life Blended®, a division of Family Life®. He is a family ministry consultant and conducts marriage and family seminars around the country; he specializes in marriage education and stepfamily enrichment. He is a leading national expert and the most widely read author on blended families in the country. Ron is the author of the bestselling book The Smart Stepfamily: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family (and DVD series), his newest book is The Smart Stepfamily Guide to Financial Planning.

Dr. Elizabeth Viera Talbot, Ph.D, is the Speaker/Director for the Jesus 101 Biblical Institute, a media ministry of the North American Division of SDA, designed to offer in-depth Christ centered biblical studies resources. Elizabeth is regularly featured in Hope Channel and Esperanza TV, LLBN, ROKU (Jesus 101 channel), and in several international TV channels and other social media venues, as well as radio stations throughout the world. Elizabeth wrote the 2020 NAD devotional book entitled: "JESUS WINS!

Schedule: The event begins Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm and ends Sabbath, July 25, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

Registration Fee: The registration fee is per person. 

$65 Early-bird Professional now through June 2, 2020
$75 Regular Professional June 3, 2020 through July 16, 2020

$40 Early-bird Student/Spouse now through June 2, 2020
$45 Regular Student/Spouse June 3, 2020 through July 16, 2020

$55 Faculty/Staff now through July 16, 2020

$50 Early-bird Same Church Group of Ten or More now through June 2, 2020
$60 Regular Same Church Group of Ten or More June 3, 2020 through July 16, 2020

Sabbath Meal Tickets:
$8.25 Breakfast now through July 16, 2020
$10.00 Lunch now through July 16, 2020
$10.00 Supper now through July 16, 2020

To guarantee your place, please register ASAP. Register online or call AdventSource at (800) 732-7587. AdventSource will process registrations for this event through July 16, 2020. All major credit cards accepted.

Paying by check? Please complete each online registration page with your personal information and registration details. You will be prompted to create an AdventSource account if you do not already have one. If you need to register another person simply click on "add a person" to complete their registration. 2) Please mail the completed registration page with your check or money order, paying the exact registration fee, made payable to AdventSource, to the address listed below. No partial event registration payments will be accepted. 3) In order to receive a discounted rate your payment envelope must be postmarked by the date that rate ends.

Special Note: Failure to provide the completed registration page with your contact telephone number will delay the processing of your event registration. If AdventSource is not able to get complete information within three days of receipt, your registration check or money order will be returned.

AdventSource Event Registration
5120 Prescott Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68506-5433

Mail-in Registrations: All registrations sent by mail must be received by noon Thursday, July 16, 2020.

Lodging: Each attendee is responsible for booking their lodging at one of the hotels listed below. Regular hotel rates apply.

Comfort Suites Benton Harbor/St. Joseph
1825 Meadowbrook I 94, Exit 29
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Phone: (269) 605-4773

Hilton Garden Inn Benton Harbor/St. Joseph
1300 Cinema Way
South Bend, IN 49022
Phone: (269) 926-5000

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham South Bend
23040 Lincolnway West
South Bend, IN 46628
Phone: (574) 233-3131

Quality Inn & Suites 
4124 Lincolnway West
South Bend, IN 46628
Phone: (574) 288-3800

Sleep Inn South Bend
4134 Lincolnway West
South Bend, IN 46628
Phone: (574) 232-3200

Meals: You will receive lunch on Friday with your paid registration fee. You may purchase meal tickets for Sabbath meals for the Andrews University Cafeteria as listed on the registration fee page.

Directions: Map | Weather

Nearest Airport: South Bend International Airport

Ground Transportation: South Bend International Airport Ground Transportation

On-site Event Check-in: You may register and pick-up your event material on Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm. You may pay the $75 Professional, $45 Spouse/Student, $55 Faculty/Staff, or $600 Same Church Group of Ten or More on-site registration fee with cash, or a check made out to ACFRP.

Children: You are welcome to bring your children to participate in child care which will be provided during this event.

Dress: Church dress; semi formal for the banquet.

Additional Questions: You may contact Brad Forbes at (402) 486-8810) or Email for additional information.

Refund Policy: You may request a refund minus a $10 processing fee, per registrant, through July 13, 2020. Please substitute someone to attend in you place after this date.

  • 5120 Prescott Ave
  • Lincoln NE 68506
  • United States