Suffering, Risk, and Joy
through Biblical Eyes
The Interserve Summer Conference, July 10-12
What can followers of Jesus offer to suffering people?
What place does suffering have in our calling?
Join us for a weekend retreat as we wrestle with these questions, hear from Partners serving in difficult places, pray, network and reconnect to God's mission. We hope you'll join us!
We're meeting this year at Singing Hills Conference Center, less than three hours from Albany and Boston. We're looking forward to wooded trails and family-style meals with new, soon-to-be-friends.
Our special plenary speaker, a veteran pastor and renowned expert in Islamic studies, lives in the Middle East. He has taken in refugees and counseled the hurting. He will help us distill what the Bible says about suffering, guiding us through passages in Job, 1 Peter, and 2 Corinthinians, as we consider: The suffering of the world we're called to serve, the cost of following Jesus, the suffering of the ones sent, and the anticipation of a world without tears.
Workshops will also be offered but we're still lining those up!
The conference center has a mix of dormitory style accomodations and private rooms. All have twin beds. Attendees should bring their own sheets and towels though linens are available for an additional fee.
The weekend officially begins with Friday dinner at 6 pm and goes through Sunday lunch. You are welcome to come for the whole weekend or just for Saturday. We will post the full schedule once we have the kinks worked out!
Cost (prices increase June 10):
Adults: $180 (full weekend)
$ 80 (Saturday only)
Children: $100 (age 4-9)