114TH Annual 

Christian Believers Conference 

     August 2 - August 5, 2023

            “The Pursuit of Godliness”

"But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godlinessfaith, love, perseverance,                   and gentleness."

I Timothy 6:11

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,...”                                                                                            2 Peter 3:11

Chairman: John DiCesare

5:00    Registration


                6:30    Conference Vice Chairman’s Welcome

                                 Bruce Blake, Somersworth, NH


     6:45    Hymns of Praise - Andy Weeks, Batavia, IL

     7:15    Fellowship

     7:30   Sermon: Jeff Hausmann, Detroit, MI

     8:15   Vespers

     8:30   Fellowship and Refreshments

Thursday August 3, 2023

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nationa people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;...  1 Peter 2:9

Chairman: Bruce Blake

                     7:15   Meditations

 7:45   Breakfast

 9:10   Devotions and Praise

 9:30  Theme Sermon - Dennis Gorham, 
                                      Somersworth, NH   

10:15  Fellowship


                    10:30  Sermon - Tom Gilbert, Middleton, WI

               11:15   Fellowship

                    12:00   Lunch                                                  


               Afternoon Chairman: Bo Shaw                       

                   1:15   Business Meeting - Bo Shaw, Mesa,AZ      

                    2:30   Fellowship

                    3:15   Interest Groups

                                       Darek Barefoot, Grand Junction, CO
                                       Colin Larose, Montreal, Canada                               
                          4:45   Fellowship      
                          5:00   Dinner

                          6:30   Worship & Praise - Brian & Kim Dunn, Plainville, IL

                          7:00   Fellowship 

                          7:15   Invitational Sermon - Bruce Blake, Somersworth, NH

                          8:00   Vespers       
                          8:15   Fellowship & Refreshments                

Friday August 4, 2023

Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness,…”   Titus 1:1


Chairman: Gus Vassilopoulos

        7:15   Meditations

        7:45   Breakfast

        9:10   Devotions

        9:30   Sermon - John Haselden, Billinge, England 

                  10:15   Fellowship

       10:30   Sermonalysis: Darek Barefoot,
                                           Grand Junction, CO

       11:45   Fellowship


       12:00   Lunch


Afternoon Chairman: Justin Hoffner

       2:15     Interest Groups

 Jeff Hausmann, Detroit, MI

               Eric Miller, Cincinnati, OH

               Woman to Woman - Donna Mathewson, Batavia
, IL           

  3:45   Fellowship

  4:00   Immersion Service or Optional Bible Study

  5:00   Dinner

  6:30   Praise & Gifts 

  7:15   Fellowship

  7:30   Sermon:   Andy Weeks, Batavia, IL

  8:15   Vespers

  8:30   Fellowship & Refreshments  

Saturday August 5, 2023

“…for His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.”

II Peter 1:3


Chairman: Dennis Gorham

 7:15 Meditations

 7:45 Breakfast

 9:10 Devotions

 9:30 Sermon - Pat Chislett, Yeovil, England

 10:15 Fellowship

 10:30   Prayer, Praise & Testimony - Joe Knapp

 11:30   Closing Comments: Bruce Blake

 11:45   Closing Prayer Circle

 12:00   Lunch


Grace and Peace be with you!

Interest Groups (Workshops)


Darek Barefoot - "Patterns of Inspiration in Scripture"


Interest Group Synopsis: 

We will look at an example or two of organizing features that stretch across books of the Bible, and which cannot be explained naturally through the actions of human authors, editors, or religious authorities.


Colin Larose - “Calvinism vs Arianism” 

Interest Group Synopsis: Lots of ink has been spent on this topic, but so little of the debate goes to the heart of the matter.

So much of the debate gets lost in tiny details and obscures things instead of clarifying them.



Jeff Hausmann – Revelation in 90 Minutes


Interest Group Synopsis: An overview of how we feel about the book, different methods of interpretation, and the overall structure of the through to this point, and what lies ahead.

Eric Miller - “Evangelizing Across Cultures”

Interest Group Synopsis: How to share the Gospel message with people of different languages, racial backgrounds, and ethnicities with respect and sensitivity, without compromising biblical values. 

Woman to Woman

Donna Mathewson - “A Makeover of the Heart…a Heart Transformed”

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment…your beauty should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet sprit.”  1 Peter 3:3-4

Are you ready for a makeover?  We’re not talking about a beauty makeover or a home makeover. "A Makeover of the Heart," is a different type of makeover.  It's a ...transformation of the heart.  We will explore the different types of transformation that our hearts need to become more like Christ.

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