GFI National Family Conference & Leadership Training
Lake Williamson Conference Center

August 2-5, 2018

"We could not have anticipated the tremendous blessings that would come from attending the GFI family conference! Being immersed for a few solid days within a community of families that share the same values and beliefs was a genuine experience of encouragement!" (Conference Attendee 2017)

Yes, the GFI National Family Conference & Leadership Training will be returning to Lake Williamson Christian Conference Center in Carlinville, IL. The conference facilities worked well for our members in 2017, and with their enthusiastic support, we signed another contract for 2018. 

While the “dates” for next year's conference are the same, please note, that the “days” are not. The 2018 conference will begin on Thursday afternoon (August 2nd) with registration and go through Sunday lunch (August 5). 

The conference center is just one-hour Northeast of St. Louis, and provides motel-style rooms (or full RV hookup sites). The grounds are filled with incredible onsite fun amenities for kids of all ages.  


Similar to the 2017 conferences, mornings are set aside for parent and leadership training while the children receive age-appropriate lessons corresponding to our conference theme. Afternoons are a time for our families to mingle and enjoy the many lakeside activities, including swimming, boating, fishing, zip line and an incredible water slide. There are more options, including an indoor or outdoor pool, rock wall climbing or the incredible high ropes course. Outside the conference center, you might have an interest in visiting the quaint little township of Carlinville or play a round of golf on the municipal course. After sharing dinner together, parents will regroup for additional teaching, while children enjoy some fun activities with their Children Program leaders.

The GFI Family Conference is one of those memorable experiences that Mom, Dad and children talk about for years to come. We expect 2018 to be no different. For many families, this is the ultimate experience that connects them with an incredible like-minded and supportive community. Come join us and see why. 

"Our family has attended GFI related Family Conferences for the past ten years. YES they are that GOOD!" (Conference Attendee 2017)