APRIL 26 – 28, 2024
Event Registration & Room Booking will be available in December
Word of Life Bible Institute alumni, current students, families, and friends are invited to join us for Florida Homecoming 2024! In one incredible weekend, you can experience encouraging fellowship, a campfire worship service, a coffee house, a luau party by our brand-new swimming pool, and fun activities for all ages to enjoy!
Friday, April 26
3:00 PM – Registration / Conference Center
4:00 PM – Luau & Dinner/ The Coast Activity Center
7:00 PM – Chapel / Theis Assembly Center
8:00 PM – Coffee House / Hangar
Saturday, April 27
8:00 AM – Breakfast / Signature Dining Room
9:00 AM – State of Florida Ministries / Conference Room C
10:00 AM – Campus Tour
12:00 PM – Lunch / Signature Dining Room
1:00–5:00 PM – Activities Open
5:30 PM – Dinner / Signature Dining Room
7:00 PM – Worship Night with Overflow Legacy & Short Devotional / Lakeside Campfire
8:00 PM – Ice Cream Fellowship / Conference Center
Sunday, April 28
8:00 AM – Breakfast / Signature Dining Room
9:00 AM – Conference Center Guest Check-Out
The Conference Center Rooms are a popular choice as they are conveniently located in the same building as conference meetings and Signature Dining Hall meals. Each motel-style rooms features two queen beds, a dresser, a cozy chair, a coffee pot, an iron, and a bathroom featuring a shower/bath and vanity area. These rooms comfortably sleep up to four guests.
The spacious Executive Suites are snuggled between our pool area and a beautiful pond, perfect for watching the sunset. Each suite includes a king bed, a sitting room with a queen sleeper sofa, a small table with chairs, a TV, and a bathroom complete with double sinks, a Jacuzzi tub, and a walk-in shower. Executive Suites comfortably sleep four guests.
Our Villas are a family favorite. They are nestled alongside a private road within walking distance of the pool and Conference Center. The master bedroom includes a king bed and bathroom with double sinks, a Jacuzzi tub, and a walk-in shower. The second bedroom includes two twin beds and a closet. A second standard bathroom can be found in each villa along with a full kitchen, dining area, and living room with a queen sleeper sofa and TV. A screened-in porch is a nice addition to our villas, which comfortably sleep six guests.
If you’re searching for a budget-friendly housing option where you can connect with your fellow roommates, look no further! Each cabin houses a total of 28 guests and features a community bathroom and bunk–style accommodations. There are separate cabins for men and women. Cabin guests are asked to provide their own twin-size bedding, towels, and toiletries.
Tom Phillips trusted in Christ when he was 12 years old at a Word of Life Bible Club. As a young person, Tom developed a passion for music and youth ministry. He studied music and education at Tennessee Temple University, where he met the love of his life, Fay Morrison.
Tom and Fay spent 43 years in faithful ministry with Word of Life, serving in Tennessee, California, Florida, and New York. Currently, Tom is the senior pastor at New Heights Baptist Church in Ringgold, Georgia. He and Fay have three married sons and twelve grandchildren.
Tom’s life verse is Colossians 2:6–7; “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” His contagious joy and love for God continues to encourage everyone he encounters.
Watch for more information coming soon!
This year’s Homecoming event will feature a 50th anniversary celebration for the class of ‘73. If you’re interested in hosting a reunion for your class, click here: Host a Class Reunion
Overnight sites with electrical hookups are available at Word of Life Pines Family Campground. Call customer service for rates and availability at 518.494.6000. Parking for the day is available in the Wyrtzen Center parking area, and all activities and events are within walking distance.
We will publish a schedule for the Campus Store before the event.
All athletic games at Word of Life Bible Institute are free and open to the public. Soccer games take place at the Huskies Soccer Complex located behind the Huskies Health and Athletic Center (HHAC). The alumni basketball game will take place in the HHAC. Parking for all athletic events is conveniently located in the Wyrtzen Center parking area and is a short walk to all activities and athletic events.
You will have the option to purchase a weekend meal ticket during your online registration. You can also purchase individual tickets at any meal during the event.
Parents of current or former students are encouraged to participate in all Homecoming events and activities. We love Bible Institute parents and value them just as much as our alumni, as they play a vital role in the lives of our students and alumni.
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