Family Fellowship Week 2023

Family Fellowship Week 2023

Family Fellowship Week is about three things. It is about gathering as a Missions family. It is about fellowship with God’s choice servants. It is about continuing to do what brought us this far as a missions agency. Our theme for Family Fellowship Week 2023 is Hope! God reminds us in Scripture of our hope in Him, the Gospel, the Faith, and His return.

*The conference center staff does not prepare for early check-in to the rooms, so guests who plan to arrive prior to 3:00 PM should plan to relax on property until check-in is available.

  • 3:00 PM – Check-in begins in the conference center Lobby. Please visit the WWNTBM check-in table to obtain room keys.
  • 4:30 PM – Registration with WWNTBM Office staff in the Lobby overflow room
  • 4:45 PM – Nursery Workers Meeting in Conference Room #1
  • 5:30 PM – Supper in the Dining Hall
  • 6:40 PM – Drop off Kids
    • Ages 0-1: Conference Room #1
    • Ages 2-5: Conference Room #2
    • Ages 6-17: Children ages 6-17 will attend the Monday evening service with their parents in Hollifield Hall.
  • 7:00 PM – Evening service in Hollifield Hall
  • 8:30 PM – Pick up Kids
  • 8:35 PM – Fellowship Time

Accommodations and meals are provided for all missionaries and applicants. The only cost for the week will be your transportation and campsite rentals for those with RVs (off-site). This year, there are no costs for children to participate in activities. The conference center is equipped with a snack and coffee shop for additional costs.

RV lots on the property are not available, but you are welcome to park your RV at the conference center with no electric or water hookup. This will allow you to conveniently store your RV while you stay at the conference center. Please let the office know prior to arrival if you plan to park your RV on the conference center property.


If you invite a family member or friend to come to the conference, they will need to register with the office. A daily rate fee will be charged by the conference center for all visitors, even if they do not eat or stay overnight. Overnight guests will need to pay for lodging prior to the conference. Please be prepared to help us manage these fees. You can arrange prepayment by calling our office.

The conference center has hotel-like rooms for each family. Each room includes two full beds and a bathroom, including linens, towels, hairdryers, irons, and ironing boards. Sticky foods may not be kept in rooms per conference center guidelines. Rooms are not equipped with refrigerators or microwaves. No pets are allowed on conference center property. If you are bringing small children, please be sure to bring a pack and play for your room.

Dietary or any special needs must be shared with the office ahead of time, so arrangements can be made with the conference center.

Pets are not allowed on the conference center property. Licensed service dogs are permitted. Special arrangements must be made with the office and conference center prior to arrival.

A typical schedule starts with breakfast at 7:00 AM, followed by preaching and meetings for the adults and youth activities or childcare for the children until lunch. Lunch is served at 12:30 PM. After lunch, guests are free for the afternoon to relax, fellowship, and take advantage of the beautiful conference center property. Supper is served at 5:30 PM, followed by an evening service at 7:00 PM.

After lunch each day, you are free to enjoy the conference center property. There are many things to enjoy such as hiking, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, playground, fishing, boating, zip- lining, and much more! If you plan to fish, please bring your own fishing pole and fishing equipment. The conference center does not provide these items. A fishing license is not required. If you are interested in the activities on the property, such as boating or zip-lining, there will be a sign-up sheet for activities at registration. The Post (indoor game room) will be opened each evening after service. You can drive or walk to the Post. Please bring a flashlight if you plan to walk. There is a coffee/ice cream shop in the lobby overflow room that will be opened each afternoon, and after each evening service. Multiple indoor and outdoor seating areas are available for fellowship, including two designated bonfire pits.

The dress of all attendees should be Christ-honoring, conservative, and modest.

  • Business casual dress is appropriate for morning and evening services. Adults –
    • Men may wear collared polo or dress shirts and dress slacks or khakis (no denim for services). Suits and ties are not required for services unless you are a scheduled speaker.
    • Ladies may wear appropriate blouses and skirts or dresses (denim skirts and dresses included) that reach the knee while sitting.
  • Casual attire is appropriate for afternoon free time when meetings are not in session. Adults
    • Men may wear pants, jeans, and t-shirts or polo shirts.
    • Ladies may wear appropriate blouses, t-shirts, skirts, culottes, or dresses.

Children ages 0-5 will be taken care of in a nursery-type and classroom setting during morning and evening meeting times. Don’t forget to bring diapers, wipes, feeding supplies, and an extra change of clothes.

Bible teaching and youth activities will be provided for children ages 6-17 during the morning services until lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. A service and indoor games will be provided for children on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. On Monday and Thursday, children ages 6-17 will go to the evening services with their parents.

  • Dress for Children’s Activities -For daytime activities, boys may wear knee-length shorts, jeans, khakis, or wind pants. Girls should wear loose-fitting culottes, basketball shorts, or skirts that reach the knee while sitting. Socks and shoes are required.
  • Dress for Children’s Services – Business casual is appropriate for the evening services. Boys may wear collared shirts with slacks or jeans. Girls may wear appropriate blouses and skirts or dresses that reach the knee while sitting.

Please provide your nursery-age children with an extra set of clothing, wipes, and diapers.

Dinner: Pork and Chicken BBQ (sauce on side), Rolls, Fries, Mac & Cheese, Cole Slaw, Roasted Vegetables, Fruit Salad, Salad Bar, & Dessert

Breakfast: Continental – Eggs, Meat, Yogurt, Biscuits, Muffins, & Bagels
Lunch: Salad & Sandwich Bar, Fresh Vegetables, Grilled Chicken, Ham and Turkey, Potato Salad, Bread and Rolls, Chips, Fresh Fruit, & Dessert
Dinner: Roast Beef, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad Bar, Baked Apples, & Dessert

Breakfast: Continental – Eggs, Meat, Yogurt, Biscuits, Muffins, & Bagels
Lunch: Salad & Sandwich Bar, Fresh Vegetables, Grilled Chicken, Ham and Turkey, Potato, Salad, Bread and Rolls, Chips, Fresh Fruit, & Dessert
Dinner: Pulled Cuban Pork and Chicken with Mojo and/or Vinegar Sauces (sauce on side), Rice, Beans, Guacamole, Salad Bar, Cuban Bread, & Dessert

Breakfast: Continental – Eggs, Meat, Yogurt, Biscuits, Muffins, & Bagels
Lunch: Salad & Sandwich Bar, Fresh Vegetables, Grilled Chicken, Ham and Turkey, Potato Salad, Bread and Rolls, Chips, Fresh Fruit, & Dessert
Dinner: Taco Night, Ground Beef and Shredded Chicken (gluten and dairy free seasoning), Taco Shells, Tortilla Chips, Sour Cream, Salad Bar, & Dessert

Breakfast: Continental – Eggs, Meat, Yogurt, Biscuits, Muffins, & Bagels

The last event of the week is the Thursday evening service. Friday morning will begin with breakfast, followed by check out at 10:00 AM. Families are free to return home or head to their next destination.

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Family Fellowship Week 2023
April 10-14, 2023
Caraway Conference Center
4756 Caraway Mountain Rd.
Sophia, NC 27350
More information about the week, including registration information, will be sent out by email.