Adventist Conference on Family Research and Practice ACFRP 2019

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Date & Location: July 18-20, 2019. Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, 4145 East Campus Circle Drive, Berrien Springs, MI 49104.

Description: The Adventist Conference on Family Research and Practice (ACFRP) is an annual conference held at Andrews University designed to provide professionals and family ministry leaders alike the opportunity to be exposed to best practice strategies and research in the area of family therapy, family studies, family ministry, social work and psychology in order to enhance ministry to families in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Our theme this year is, "Families Then and Now: 100 Years of Family Research and Practice."

Who Should Attend: Family ministry leaders from local churches and conferences, professionals who work with families as educators or counselors, pastors and lay persons who have an interest in improving their own marriages and families.

Featured Speakers: Drs. Trevor and Edith Fraser; and Dr. Willie and Mrs. Elaine Oliver.


Thursday, July 18, 2019
5:00 pm-7:30 pm - Event Check-in
7:30 pm-9:00 pm - Opening Session

Friday, July 19, 2019
8:00 am-9:00 pm - Sessions

Sabbath, July 20, 2019
10:00 am-5:00 pm - Sessions


Registration Fees: All registration fees are per person. 

$65 Early-bird Professional now through June 4, 2019
$75 Regular Professional June 5, 2019 through July 10, 2019

S40 Early-bird Spouse/Student now through June 4, 2019
$45 Regular Spouse/Student June 5, 2019 through July 10, 2019

$55 Faculty/Staff now through July 10, 2019

$50 Early-bird Church Group up to Ten ($500) now through June 4, 2019
$60 Regular Church Group up to Ten ($600) June 5, 2019 through July 10, 2019

To guarantee your place, please register ASAP. Register online or call AdventSource at (800) 732-7587. AdventSource will process registrations for this event through July 10, 2019. All major credit cards accepted.

Paying by Check? 1) Please complete and print each online registration page with your personal information and registration details. You will be prompted to create an AdventSource account if you do not already have one. If you need to register another person simply click on "add a person" to complete their registration. 2) Mail each completed registration page with your check or money order, paying the exact registration fee, made payable to AdventSource to the address listed below. No partial event registration payments will be accepted. 3) In order to receive a discounted rate your payment envelope must be postmarked with the date that rate ends.

Special Note: Failure to provide each completed registration form with your contact telephone number will delay the processing of your registration. If AdventSource is not able to get complete information within three days of receipt your registration check will be returned.

AdventSource Event Registration
5120 Prescott Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68506-5433

Mail-in Registrations: All registrations sent by mail must be received by noon Wednesday July 10, 2019.

Lodging: Each attendee is responsible for booking their lodging at one of the hotels listed below. Regular hotel rates apply.

Comfort Suites Benton Harbor/St. Joseph
1825 Meadowbrook I 94, Exit 29
Benton Harbor, MI  49022
Phone: (520) 257-3097

Hilton Garden Inn Benton Harbor/St. Joseph
1300 Cinema Way
Benton Harbor, MI  49022
Phone: (855) 618-4697

La Quinta Inn & Suites South Bend
23040 Lincoln Way West
South Bend, IN  46628
Phone: (574) 233-3131

Quality Inn & Suites
4124 Lincoln Way West
South Bend, IN  46628
Phone: (574) 288-3810

Sleep Inn South Bend
4134 Lincoln Way West
South Bend, IN  46628
Phone: (574) 232-3200

Springhill Suites Benton Harbor/St. Joseph
1255 Cinema Way
Benton Harbor, MI  49022
Phone: (269) 388-8300

Super 8 by Wyndham South Bend
4124 Ameritech Drive
South Bend, IN  46628
Phone : (574) 243-0200

Meals: You will receive lunch on Friday with your paid registration fee. You may purchase meals in advance from the Andrews University Cafeteria for Sabbath. Please plan to take care of all other meals on your own.

Directions: Click for a Map | Weather

Nearest Airport: South Bend International Airport

Ground Transportation: South Bend International Airport Ground Transportation

On-Site Event Registration and Check-in: You may register and pick up your event material on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 pm; or on Friday from 7:30-8:00 am. You may pay the $75 Professional, $45 Spouse/Student, $55 Faculty/Staff, or $600 Group of Ten or More on-site registration fee with cash, or a check made out to ACFRP.

Children: You are welcome to bring your children to participate in child care which will be provided during this event.

Dress: Business casual for Thursday and Friday. Sabbath attire is requested during worship hours.

Additional Questions: You may contact Donna Campbell at (269) 338-6578 or Email; or Debora Prati at (269) 783-4640 or Email for additional information.  


Refund Policy: You may request a refund minus a $10 processing fee, per registrant, through July 10, 2019. After this date please substitute someone to attend in your place.

  • 5120 Prescott Avenue
  • Lincoln NE 68506
  • United States