Saturday, October 27, 2018

2019 Skyland Bible Conference

2019 Skyland Bible Conference

The 63rd annual Skyland Bible Conference (June 29 - July 5) will be held at Bluefield College in Bluefield, Virginia. The conference is known for its in-depth Bible teaching, friendly fellowship, and outstanding activities for all ages both on and off the campus.

Continuing the tradition of excellent Bible teaching, the speakers for the 2019 conference will be Steve Price, Joe Reese, and Nathan Bramsen. Nathan will also be assisting with the teen ministry as well as coordinating afternoon activities for the physically active that will have a spiritual emphasis. If you are looking for a spiritually enriching vacation, rather than mere entertainment, this is your best choice.

A conference for the whole family. Receive spiritual edification, renew acquaintances and make new ones, enjoy varied activities for all ages, see the sites around Southwestern Virginia.

Skyland Bible Conference is very affordable for large families. The conference offers a $75 discount for each immediate family member over three (3) members. So the larger the family, the more you save!

For example: a family of 5 can come to Skyland for a whole week of lodging, meals, lots of fun, as well as spiritual enrichment for less than $850. That is $850 for a week’s lodging and all meals, not to mention all the activities that are available and it is a great value. Then add the incredible ministry and the Bible study and the wonderful fellowship with other Christian believers and you really see the value of the conference.

Everyone is encouraged to sign up by May 15th so that the conference staff can plan effectively.

Conference Speakers

Joe Reese: Joe, who resides in Sault Ste Marie, ON, Canada is an evangelist and Bible teacher. His direct approach and southern charm have made him a Skyland favorite.

Steve Price: Steve is an emergency room doctor and elder from Kansas City, MO. He is also a gifted speaker. His experiences give him unique illustrations for his ministry.

Nathan Bramsen: Nate Bramsen will be assisting with the teen ministry as well as coordinating afternoon activities for the physically active that will have a spiritual emphasis. Nate will also be conducting the afternoon Bible discussions which will be geared for the entire family for those who wish to attend.

Your Skyland Staff

  • Registration - Wes & Ginna Patterson
  • Accommodations - Steven & Mary Batts
  • Music - Troy & Beverly Boone
  • Children's Meetings - Phil & Edna Guikema
  • Activities
    • Ron & Brenda Baker
    • Barry & Jackie Brady
    • Danny & Theresa Meadows
  • Teen Devotions - Mark & Kim Shelley


There are both air conditioned and non-air conditions rooms available. You can choose the comfort of air conditioning or save a little money and enjoy the moderate climate of Bluefield summers where the average high temperature for July is a temperate 81 degrees.

The types of rooms available are as follows:

Shared Bath - This are two rooms that are adjoined by a bath. This is ideal for families with children and even single individuals that are rooming with friends.

Private Bath - While there really are not any true private bath rooms on the campus, there is plenty of room to create private bath situations. Essentially, you will be assigned one half of a shared bath and no one will be on the other side.

Apartment - There are a limited number of 3 bedroom apartments available. They will be first come/ first serve based on availability. Due to the nature of these, they are only available for family/ groups of 4 people.

What To Bring

  • Wash Cloths and Towels
  • Bedding for twin LONG beds


The 2019 conference will begin with the evening meal Saturday, June 29 and conclude with breakfast Friday, July 5.

Daily Schedule

  •    7:15 AM Breakfast
  •    9:00 AM Adult Service*
  •    9:00 AM Children 5-12
  • 10:00 AM Activities
  • 12:15 PM Lunch
  •    1:00 PM Activities
  •    4:30 PM Afternoon Meeting (Optional)
  •    5:15 PM Dinner
  •    6:25 PM Prayer Groups
  •    7:00 PM Evening Service*
  •    7:00 PM Children 5-12
  •    9:00 PM Special Activities
  • 10:30 PM Teen Devotions
  • 11:30 PM Lights Out

* A nursery is provided for all adult meetings (ages 0-4).

The Conveners

  • Steve Andrews
  • Barry Brady
  • Phil Guikema
  • Larry Reeves
  • Dr. Jon Reimer