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Pastor Gil Bates delivered a message of exhortation from Proverbs 17:6 in a morning Men’s Session at the Family Conference. His message presented the men three questions to ask themselves regarding their priorities, as well as three action statements related to what wives and children desire most from their husbands/fathers.
In this presentation not only will you see footage of the 2024 solar eclipse, but you will also hear from astronomer Spike Psarris, on how the many fine-tuned details of the universe are making a profound statement: they are revealing God’s existence and declaring His glory!
Have you ever been so used to what you are doing and what you’ve been given by God that it takes a complete stranger to wake you up to the privileges you have?
In January 2023, we began a unique series of weekly emails and online articles on the Ten Commandments and the two greatest commandments. Now, these rich truths are compiled into a book that can be used as a devotional tool or simply as a study on the commandments!
A large crowd gathered on the track field of the Big Sandy campus on April 8, 2024. Excitement and anticipation filled the air! Despite the cloudy, overcast day, people were hopeful that they would be able to see the moon totally block out the sun. This total solar eclipse would not be visible again in the contiguous United States for another twenty years!
A company of twenty-eight fathers, leaders, and sons came together for three days of the 2024 South-Central Father-Son Service Camp. The group of nine fathers, sixteen sons, and three Cadre embarked on a packed weekend of fellowship, service, and Biblical instruction in Big Sandy, Texas, March 14–17.
Between January 11–26, Gabriel Cleator and his wife Sara traveled to both New Zealand and Australia to help with the Family Conferences there. The theme for both conferences was “In Everything by Prayer.”
The fall season is already upon us, and the new year is fast approaching! Two differently themed calendars for 2024 are available to help you keep God’s Word before you.
This past summer’s three-week Sound Foundations Level 2 class provided both academic learning and spiritual growth.
This month marks five years since we first began releasing a free Message of the Month selection! To celebrate this milestone, we’ve created a selection of messages spanning across all five years of this Message of the Month series. They are available to watch for free for the month of September.
Are you looking for a small group study that is packed with Biblical depth, grounded in theological accuracy, and suitable for a real-life group? Look no further!
When a person sets aside the distractions of life to focus on seeking the Lord, God can work in amazing ways! Recently, ten young ladies from around the country gathered in Big Sandy, Texas, to do just that.
Are you looking for a powerful message to inspire the young men in your life? The Matters of Life and Death series is an enlightening journey through the truths of God's Word, tailored especially for men, and especially for young men seeking to deepen their relationship with the Lord.
Are you a father seeking to strengthen the bond with your sons while instilling Christlike values in their hearts? ALERT Cadet is your ultimate “toolbox” of Biblical resources designed to empower fathers like you in raising godly young men, ready to overcome the challenges of life.
At the beginning of July, twenty-five young men from as far apart in America as New Hampshire to California gathered in Big Sandy, Texas, for the Young Men’s Journey to the Heart. During this week of seeking the Lord together and individually, God worked in mighty ways. The young men sought God, spent time reading and meditating on His Word, and allowed the Lord to speak to them regarding areas in their lives that were hindering their walk with Him.
Messages from the Big Sandy April Family Conference are now available to be viewed at!
What do we do when someone hurts us deeply? What happens when we hold bitterness toward others? Affirming Biblical Foundations (ABF) is a ten-part, interactive workshop where participants walk through common conflicts we often face, whether in the family, the church, the work place, or the civil arena.
The most recent “documentary,” about IBLP, is a reflection of today’s culture. Its misleading and untruthful commentary mocks that which is good and moral in the most sensationalized way possible, both for shock value and for profit. Media story makers are anything but fair and balanced. These attacks, as salacious and false as they may be, will cause many to search out our ministry and discover the truth for themselves. For this we are grateful because we know that our aim and our efforts are all designed to help people find God’s love, redemption, and their best lives.
Every spring the first Family Conference kicks off on the campus in Big Sandy, Texas. This conference is a highly-anticipated week by many people; some families have been attending for decades! The theme this year is “In Every Thing by Prayer.” As communication is foundational to any relationship, prayer is essential in our relationship with Christ.
John De Boer will always be remembered by the staff who knew him for his faithfulness to His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; his integrity in leadership; and his genuine concern for the welfare of those who served under him.