2023 Black Church Leadership and Family Conference

Ridgecrest 2023 Black Church Leadership and Family Conference

July 17, 2023
 - July 21, 2023

Black Church Leadership and Family Conference is three events in one: a leadership development conference, spiritual retreat, and family vacation in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Whether you are a pastor, pastor’s spouse, a ministry leader, or church member, God has called you to lead fearlessly in the work of His Kingdom. Black Church Leadership and Family Conference is designed to encourage, equip, and inspire you to do just that. Every day, you’ll enjoy Bible study, preaching, and worship with noteworthy pastors and worship leaders, as well as leadership development classes taught by skilled practitioners from LifeWay Christian Resources, North American Mission Board, International Mission Board, Women’s Missionary Union, and GuideStone Financial Services.

In addition to leadership development, your entire family will be provided with a week of spiritual development, recreation, and quality family time. Kids under 12 attend day camp or preschool during adult session times (preschool also available during evening worship). Students in grades 7-12 attend FUGE camp for an incredible week of Bible study, worship, and recreation.

So bring your family and as many church leaders and members as possible for an unforgettable week together. Register today to reserve your spot. For event registration information please call (800) 588.7222.

Join us for worship & Bible Study
An amazing team will lead us each day.

Dr. Mark Croston,
National Director
Black Church Ministries LifeWay Christian Resources

“God has been faithful to bless and grow this event for a quarter of a century. It has been a great blessing to me and my family. I know it can be for yours as well.”

Program Fees:

$135 per adults/youth
$72 per child ages 4-11
Free 3 and under
EARLY BIRD pricing until December 31, 2022
$125 per adults/youth
$70 per child ages 4-11
Free 3 and under


For event registration information please call (800) 588.7222. 

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“BCLFC both encouraged and revived my soul. The high quality content and great speakers makes this a must attend conference.”

“This week exceeded my expectations. God met us here and spoke into our lives. We are excited to carry back what we have learned to our church.”

“As a new pastor it felt good to come to the mountain and be filled and relaxed. This was a blessing for both me and my wife.”

“This conference is the best comprehensive conference for ministry training in all aspects of church ministry.”

“Diversity of workshop topics”

“Great fellowship great preaching great teaching an opportunity to rest relax and refresh of a spiritual environment”

“This conference allows me to be refreshed spiritually and connect with others in Black Church ministry to hear about and learn other ways God is at work.”

“Candid, intentional treatment of the Black Church experience.”

“I came weary, but I am leaving encouraged and challenged to remain faithful – because God is faithful.”

“My first time with my family. It was a much-needed event. I was spiritually refreshed, encouraged, uplifted and I can’t wait to return next year!”

“It’s like Golden Corral… I like the availability of the vast variety and I could partake of as much of what I wanted.”

“The diversity of classes/facilitators, nightly fellowships, and the practicality of the info received keeps me coming back year after year.”

“The messages were awesome, the activities were great, and the people are always amazing.”

“This is a wonderful conference for pastors and church leaders—unsung heroes on the frontlines.”

“As this was my first time, I had no idea what to expect. I now can’t imagine myself not being here next year! God was truly on this mountain this week!!!”

“The mountaintop experience is an extraordinary time up closer to heaven and away from the daily fray. What a rare familial and educational experience tailored to the spiritual needs of Black folks.”

“I received what I prayed to God for: Topics and Classes to strengthen my personal growth and gained knowledge to share more effectively.”

“Preachers and workshop presenters were very strong. God used them to greatly encourage me and speak to my heart!”

“Fellowship with other churches and being able to relax and share faith with the people you meet.”

“Morning Exposition and Evening Preaching were informative, edifying and glorifying.”

“The strengths of this conference are the variety of topics, excellent presenters, clearly preached Word, Camp services, great free resources, kind staff, meeting new and reconnecting with people, Come-As-You-Are Choir, and so much more.”

 “Family atmosphere, classes for everyone, heart-felt fellowship, and great worship”

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