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Life Conference - New Shoots & Ancient Roots

Who: Everyone
Location: Word of Life Ministry
Dates: August 17-18, 2024
Days/Times:  Saturday 6pm
                         Sunday 10am
                         Sunday 6pm



About Life Conference 2024:
Word of Life Ministry is celebrating 28 years!

This weekend is a celebration and collaboration of  Father, Son, Holy Spirit, covenant relationships and the synergy & purpose of the universal body of Christ.

At the heart of this weekend is the idea that belief in Christ has been watered down by centuries of varnishes, lacquers, grime, and the weight of culture, political agenda, distorted doctrine, and the corrosive power of empire. From fundamentalism to literalism, from nationalism to consumerism, these varnishes have layered on top of the beautiful picture of Christ.

As we cleanse ourselves of these contaminants and restore the beauty of Christ, let us not use cynical and violent ways or ideas. To do so is to destroy the precious treasure. If all we want is to tear down and destroy Christian belief, we can strike with a sledgehammer; but if we want to restore it, we must have patience and the wisdom of gentleness!

When we are rethinking Practicing a Better Christianity, we must always remember that we are dealing with something very precious: our faith in Jesus Christ. It is precisely because our faith in Jesus is so valuable that we are willing to undertake the difficult task of renewing it. But we must not use cheap cynicism or crude mockery in this difficult task. We must do it with patience, humility, gentleness, and a deep respect for the great Tradition that has sustained our faith and practice for 2,000 years.

We do not need to deconstruct our Christian faith! We need to renew it! We do it with prayer, we do it patiently, we do it with respect.  Let us not go down the path of deconstruction because it is a path to "hell" or destruction!

Let's not deconstruct, let's pray, let's sit with Jesus, let's focus on Jesus, let's wipe away that false varnish, and let's cry tears of gratitude! This is the salvation of our faith!

This is putting out New Shoots from Ancient Roots.


CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
 
  • Bishop Darrell & Apostle Donna Barber // Empowering Life Ministries // Lexington, TN
  • Bishop Marlon & Pastor Brenda Williamson // Kingdom Life Fellowship International // Fort Payne, AL
  • Pastors Kevin & Amy Gurley // Word of Life Ministry // Fort Payne, AL

Contact Kevin Gurley  // kevin@wolministry.org with any questions or for more information.

LOCATION:
3610 Gault Ave N, Fort Payne, AL 35967

Area Hotels

Fort Payne  l  Show on map

This modest roadside hotel adjacent to Interstate 59 is 5 minutes' drive from central Fort Payne and 18 minutes' drive from Little River Canyon National Preserve.

All air-conditioned rooms include free WiFi and premium cable TV, in addition to balconies, coffeemakers and microwaves. Some rooms add minifridges and work desks.

Coffee and continental breakfast are complimentary, plus there's an on-site Waffle House family restaurant. Other amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, a 50-person meeting room, a newsstand and guest laundry facility (fee). There's also free off-street parking accommodating trucks and buses.

Check-in time: 2:00 PM
Check-out time: 11:00 AM

Address & contact information
1412 Glenn Blvd SW, Fort Payne, AL 35967
(256) 845-4013
Fort Payne  l  Show on map

This roadside contemporary hotel is a 7.9-mile drive from golf at the Terrapin Hills Country Club and an 11.4-mile drive from the Little River Canyon National Preserve.

All rooms include free WiFi and custom-designed beds, plus both full and lap desks (for working on the bed), flat-screen TVs with HD channels, minifridges and coffeemakers.

A free on-site hot breakfast (daily) and weekday breakfast bags to go are offered, as well as a fitness center and indoor pool. There's also free parking. Additional amenities include a business center and meeting room.

Check-in time: 3:00 PM
Check-out time: 11:00 AM

Address & contact information
1201 Jordan Rd SW, Fort Payne, AL 35968
(256) 304-2600

 
Fort Payne  l  Show on map

Off Interstate 59 exit 218, this contemporary hotel is 2.4 miles from Fort Payne town center, 10.7 miles from Little River Canyon National Preserve, and 19.7 miles from Sequoyah Caverns cave tours.

Modern rooms come with desks, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, plus coffeemakers, microwaves and fridges. There's also free WiFi, and high-pressure showerheads in the bathrooms, while kids 19 and under stay free with an adult. Suites add living areas with sofa beds and kitchenettes with sinks and tableware.

Amenities include free buffet breakfast, a seasonal heated outdoor pool, fitness and business centers, 1 meeting room, and free parking.

Check-in time: 3:00 PM
Check-out time: 11:00 AM

Address & contact information
112 Airport Rd W, Fort Payne, AL 35968
(256) 997-1020
Fort Payne  l  Show on map

Off I-59, this straightforward hotel is 6 miles from DeSoto State Park, 4 miles from Manitou Cave and 8 miles from Little River Canyon National Preserve.

The relaxed rooms include free Wi-Fi, TVs, and tea and coffeemakers, plus minifridges and microwaves. Some rooms offer kitchenettes.

Continental breakfast and parking are complimentary. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and a dining room. Event space is available.

Check-in time: 2:00 PM
Check-out time: 11:00 AM

Address & contact information
102 Drinkard Dr NW, Fort Payne, AL 35967
(256) 845-2950
Fort Payne  l  Show on map

This simple hotel off Interstate 59 is 10.4 miles from De Soto State Park and 10.6 miles from the Little River Canyon National Preserve.

All rooms include en suite bathrooms with showers and tubs, and have free WiFi, TVs, desks, microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Kids 17 and under stay free with a paying adult.
Complimentary continental breakfast buffet is provided.

There's also a seasonal outdoor pool, guest laundry facilities and free large-vehicle parking.

Check-in time: 2:00 PM
Check-out time: 11:00 AM

Address & contact information
1416 Glenn Blvd SW, Fort Payne, AL 35968
(256) 273-5034