Student Prayer Advance
August 3-5, 2017
Appalachian Bible College, Beckley, WV
We have an exciting lineup of engaging speakers throughout the Advance. You will be inspired to intensify your focus on Christ and to ignite a passion for Him.
Who Should Attend?
- Middle and High School age – Targeted breakout sessions for both genders are included in addition to the general sessions. Mature 12 year olds may attend with adequate adults for oversight.
- College-age – We are excited about taking a pro-active approach in ministering to this neglected group! Hear messages targeted to meet the needs during this period of transition into independence. College-age students will breakout in a separate location from the Middle and High-schoolers.
What Should I Expect?
- You should anticipate outstanding Bible preaching on hot-button issues for your age group. Also, you will experience great fellowship in an inspirational atmosphere in addition to the special times with your group.
- Standard – Students and leaders will be housed in the college dormitories. Those dorm rooms hold from 2 to 4 people. You are required to furnish you own sheets and towels.
- Hotel – We are using the Country Inn and Suites for the hotel option. We have a limited number of rooms in our block. The room rate is $99 (includes all taxes) per room per night. Up to 5 people may share a room. At least one leader or adult (18 or older) MUST stay in each room. If you choose to use the hotel option, you will need to call our office at 540-890-6100 to make your hotel reservation. We will need the names of each person staying in each room when you reserve your room. All hotel reservations must be made by 7/14/2017. After this date, reservations will be taken on a space available basis only at the going room rate.
- Each group is required to bring their own leaders. At least one leader is required for every six students. Adults and parents are encourage to attend!
Advance Registration Cost:
- On Campus:
- Registration Postmarked by April 11th - $139
- Registration Postmarked by June 6th - $149
- Registration Postmarked by July 18th - $159
- After July 18th, you must call our office to register
- Off Campus
- Registration Postmarked by April 11th - $114
- Registration Postmarked by June 6th - $124
- Registration Postmarked by July 18th - $134
- After July 18th, you must call our office to register. The “Off Campus” option does not include the cost for off campus lodging. If you chose this option, you are responsible to obtain you accommodations – either through us at the Country Inn and Suites or at your choice of hotel. Leaders are responsible for your group’s transportation to and from the ABC campus. The “Off Campus” option does include meals on the campus of ABC.
Each student under the age of 18 must submit a registration form with Parental Signature giving permission for you to attend. You must do this even if you register on-line or call our office to register. The ways you can register for the Advance:
- Register on-line by clicking on option 1 below.
- Register by mail by downloading a registration form by clicking on option 2 below and mailing your completed registration along with payment to Christ Life Ministries, PO Box 399, Vinton, VA 24179
- Register by phone using your credit card by calling our office at 540-890-6100
Alpine Ministries Option:
Several groups are coming early to get the “camp experience” prior to the Advance. Alpine Ministries is a ministry offering Whitewater Rafting, Caving, High Ropes, Team Building and more. Groups can minimize travel costs and reduce the need for two sets of leaders by combining these events. Groups electing to come early can tailor-make the Camp segment to suit their schedule. You can even plan an Appalachian Ministry Mission Trip from the same location. For more details contact Alpine Adventures by clicking on option 3 below.
Canceled registrations are refundable (less a $20 processing fee) up to July 3, 2017. After that date, registrations (less a $20 processing fee) can be used by you or another person as a credit for any Advance within one year of this Advance. After Aug. 3, 2018 any remaining credit will be forfeited. You must call our office to notify us of any cancellation or substitution before the Advance.
Additional Resources and Important Links
1. CLICK HERE to Register On-line
2. CLICK HERE to download a copy of the Registration Form (PDF)
3. CLICK HERE to go to the Alpine Ministries Website for more information
4. CLICK HERE to view a copy of the SPA Postcard (PDF)
12 Noon Check-in Begins
1:30 PM Opening Sessions
5:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM General Session
7:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM General Sessions
12:15 PM Lunch
2:00 PM General Sessions
5:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM General Session
7:30 AM Breakfast
8:45 AM General Sessions
2016 STUDENT ADVANCE VICTORY REPORTS
MARTINSBURG WV: "Praise The Lord, one saved. Two in our group surrendered to preach, 5 surrendered their lives to the Lord, Amen."
CARNEYS POINT NJ: We saw God answer prayer, convict of sin, bring assurance of salvation, renew and strengthen their resolve to live for Christ, stir their hearts to evangelize, get right with their parents (there were phone calls made to home about this), reevaluate their priorities (selfishness was seen as a sinful deterrent to be repented of and Christ to be pursued)...in all these things God dealt with us at this advance.
BLUE RIDGE VA: We had one get assurance of salvation... 4 surrendered to full-time Christian service in our group! Praise God for what He is doing! Just had an awesome testimony time too!
WESTIN WV: 2 called to preach one young lady surrendered to missions. Breakthroughs all the way through. Student-led fast tomorrow for God to save someone in service Sunday!
MOREHEAD CITY NC: Had one 17 year old young man who wanted to confirm his call to the ministry. Caroline had already surrendered but has renew excitement in that direction due to the LORD'S work in these services. We have had great prayer times.
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Christ Life Ministries, Inc.
PO Box 399 Vinton, VA 24179