National Senior Adult Conference
October 29-31, 2014
Hilton Convention Center, Branson, Missouri
DiscipleGuide Conference Ministry would like to invite your Mature and Senior Adult group to attend this fall’s most exciting event, The National Senior Adult Conference. NSA is a three day, two night conference for Christian Mature and Senior Adults. Featuring the best in traditional gospel music and Bible based preaching that is sure to challenge your heart. It is definitely a time that you don’t want to miss. You will enjoy entertainment, the finest in southern gospel concerts, humor, encouragement and fellowship at a very reasonable price. The conference is held in Branson, Missouri, one of America’s top Mature Adult destinations. The main sessions will be held at the Hilton Branson Convention Center with lodging connected at the beautiful Hilton Hotel. Mark your calendar now and plan to be a part of National Senior Adult Conference.
Hilton Branson Convention Center & Hotel
200 East Main Street
Branson, Missouri, 65616
The Hilton Convention Center Hotel will be home for conference attendees and is connected to our meeting space the Branson Convention Center.Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Branson, Missouri and adjacent to the vibrant Branson Landing, a waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment district featuring over 100 specialty stores, you will enjoy fantastic views from each well appointed guestrooms, suites and condos within a 12-story glass tower. Group rate is $130 plus tax per night with up to four to a room.
Make your reservations at the Hilton by calling the National Reservations at 1-800-445-8667 or direct at 866-442-0959 by September 26. After September 26 attendees may request group rate but are not guaranteed. However, rooms based on availability at the prevailing rate will apply. Please be aware of the Hilton $25 early departure fee. To avoid this you should advise the hotel at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay. The parking garage is $8 per day and there is limited free parking.
The Hilton has overflow at the Hampton Inn, however, some rooms may be coming available so check back with the Hilton and they will place you there as they can. You are not charged the off-site fee if staying onsite is not an option.
$135 Per Person by September 26, 2014
After September 26 - $145
If you choose to stay off-site - $155
Registration includes all Worship Sessions, Concerts, Comedian, Jonah at Sight & Sound Theater, Refreshment Break and Two Full Breakfast Buffets. You may register on-line (opening soon) or print the form and mail it along with your check to the DCM office. Paid registration is non-refundable after September 26. This event is designed for senior adults so we ask that children not attend. All in attendance are expected to pay registration.
Pastor Charles Costa is the BMAA missionary to Lebanon and the Middle East Coordinator. He serves in Lebanon and oversees the work in 7 Arab countries. He is a published author with a radio and television ministry. He served for many years as the Arabic speaker for LifeWord. He serves as a Family Court Magistrate and has served as the president of the Association of Baptist Churches in Lebanon. He and his wife of 33 years, Mona, have two adult children Dr. Rana Marie and Joseph William and one grandchild, Anthony.
Randy Anderson serves as minister to singles and senior adults at Antioch Baptist Church in Conway, Arkansas. Randy has been at Antioch for 14 years and served for 30 years as a worship minister in Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, New Mexico, and Arkansas. Randy was a featured soloist for LifeWord productions and sung for a number of conferences and BMA events. Randy has been married to Debra Anderson for 38 years and they both completed their master’s degrees at the BMA seminary in 2013. They have two children: Shariden, and Pat.
Aaron Wilburn was born in Alabama, and early in his life realized he had a dream to be a songwriter…he has more than accomplished that with # 1 songs, multiple Song of The Year nominations and awards, Dove Awards and Grammy Nominations…resulting in his inclusion in the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
But little did the young dreamer know that someday his wit and humor would make him one of the most beloved humorist/comedians, not only in the Christian world, but also in the secular world….with millions of views on YouTube, in the gospel music world he is undoubtedly The King of YouTube!!
His travels with the Gaither Homecoming Tour and videos brought Aaron to the attention of millions who immediately fell in love with his down-home southern humor and the stories from everyday life, and whether he’s talking about the culture of his beloved southern upbringing, family life, the fashions of today, or the experiences of being Over 40, the audience connects with him and his take on life.
The songs he has brought to his audience such as If My Nose Was Running Money-I’d Blow It All On You , Puttin’ On the Dog, and Cat’s In the Kettle have brought a huge following, not only of the over 40 crowd, but also their children and grandchildren!
Since a kidney transplant in May of 2010, with his tremendous testimony of a second chance at life, Aaron has become an ambassador from the stage for the Kidney Foundation. Even with such a serious subject, he will have you in stitches, as he tells of the results in his life from having a female kidney…he finds laughter, and he finds joy in every situation, and you will find inspiration, and hope in the humor/comedy of Aaron Wilburn. www.aaronwilburn.com
Karen Peck & New River Karen Peck and New River is a 3-time Grammy Award Nominated and 2-time GMA Dove Award Winning Southern Gospel Group. Karen’s soprano voice has made its way into the hearts of Gospel Music lovers across the country and into 11 Favorite Soprano Fan Awards from the readers leading fan and trade publication. Karen, Susan and Jeff have also received many awards over the past four years, including six consecutive #1 songs with their current single, REVIVAL, at #1 in the nation for January 2014. Their previous album release, Reach Out, had two consecutive #1 songs for “On the Banks of the Promised Land” and “Mighty Big God.”
Their “Reach Out” album was recognized by receiving 2 GMA Dove Awards, Country Song of the Year, Album of the Year, radio release reached #1 for December 2011 and selected as #1 for the Top 100 Songs of 2011. “Mighty Big God” reached #1 for July 2012 and was selected as Top Played Artist for 2011, and their current release, “Good Things Are Happening” is quickly rising to the top of the charts. The list could go on and on but after many more Grammy and Dove nominations and #1 hits Karen Peck & New River are recognized as one of Southern Gospels most popular groups.
The youngest of three daughters, Karen was exposed to the traditional sounds of Gospel Music at a very early age. Her parents often took Karen and her sisters, Susan and Sandra, to the all-night sings in Atlanta, and these concerts left an indelible mark on the youngsters who made a pact that someday they would share a musical ministry of their own. For 10 years Karen gained respect in the industry from her peer while singing with the Nelons. Then in 1991 the dream came to pass when Karen and her sister, Susan, with Karen’s husband Rickey, organized the musical entourage of Karen Peck and New River. Today the New River team consists vocally of Karen, Susan, and Jeff Hawes. Additionally, Karen’s husband, Rickey, serves as the group’s road manager and sound technician, Karen and Rickey’s son, Matthew, plays guitar, and their daughter, Kari, is the group’s product manager and multi-media coordinator, making New River a complete family affair. Susan’s husband, David, is the founder and owner of the Jackson Steel Guitar Company.
New River sets a new standard for musical perfection with rich vocal harmony that is shaded with the sophistication of Southern Gospel, country and progressive musical sounds. New River today stands not only as a talented and successful recording artist, but more importantly, effective messengers presenting the Gospel, through Jesus Christ. www.karenpeckandnewriver.com
Jonah at Sight & Sound Theaters Premiering in Branson, MO in 2014! Enjoyed by more than 800,000 guests in its opening season in Lancaster County, PA, Jonah is the epic adventure that has delighted audiences young and old. An uplifting, powerful show full of surprises set 700 years before the birth of Christ, Jonah delivers a powerful and timely message that resonates no more clearly than today. The journey of Jonah, a faithful, righteous prophet of God, begins when he disobeys God and runs away from the Lord. His adventure takes him through a terrible storm, an encounter with an enormous fish, his new life in a wicked empire and the struggles he faces through what becomes the greatest revival in history. Jonah is a story of extremes we face as we trust in the Lord. Through it all, God reveals His extreme mercy and love not only for Jonah but His love for all.
With spectacular staging, immersive special effects, beautiful original music and a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, Sight & Sound brings the action front and center to each visitor in our majestic theatre in Branson, MO. See the show that visitors call "awe-inspiring," "uplifting" and "amazing."
Make plans now to attend National Senior Adult Conference and enjoy the time with others at this new show. This show by far has the best acting, music and amazing color they have ever produced. We have secured all seats at this point on the ground lever with premier seating. Your tickets will be held by date of your registration. www.sight-sound.com
Wednesday, October 29
5:00pm - Registration
6:30pm-8:00 - Worship & Session 1
8:00-8:30 - Break
8:30-9:30 - Karen Peck & New River
Thursday, October 30
7:00am-8:45 - Breakfast
9:00-10:00 - Comedian Aaron Wilburn
10:00-10:30 - Break
10:30-12:00 - Worship & Session 2
12:00 - Lunch & Free Time
3:30pm - Jonah at Sight & Sound Theater
Friday, October 31
7:00am-8:45 - Breakfast
9:00-10:00 - Homecoming & Antioch Vocal Band
10:00-10:30 - Session 3