Each Labor Day weekend, CBM hosts a three-night National Conference for the missionaries from each of its 13 locations of ministry. Missionaries and their families, along with any Board members and volunteers, reunite for worship, fellowship and networking, learning and sharing new and best practices, encouragement, instruction from the Word of God, and fun. Because none of CBM’s locations have a large enough facility to hold this event, it is hosted off-site.
2014 – Held at Fort Caswell in NC. Speaker was Pastor Jim Wood, CEO and Founder of Wears Valley Ranch and former Director of Mobilization with My Hope America with Billy Graham.
2015 – Held at Georgia Baptist Conference Center in GA. Speaker was Bruce Edgar, missionary and Camp Director at the ABWE Ministry Center in Nicaragua.
2016 – Held at Black Rock Retreat in PA. Speaker was Dr. Bob Carver, Professor of Greek and Bible at Clearwater Christian College for 38 years.
2017 National Conference Details
Where: White Oak Conference Center in Winnsboro, SC
When: Friday, September 1, 2017 through Monday, September 4, 2017
Mr. O’Bryon is a consultant on national defense and security for clients in the private sector and the U.S. government. He has more than 25 years of leadership experience and has served under seven Secretaries of Defense. Born in Schenectady, NY, Mr. O’Bryon graduated from Emmaus Bible College, received an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from The King’s College and graduate degrees from George Washington University and MIT. Mr. O’Bryon has an active concert ministry with 4 albums as well as an active speaking schedule throughout the nation. He is also a former radio newscaster as well as an author of’ “I Fail To Miss Your Point,” published recently. Currently he is President of The O’Bryon Group. He resides in Bel Air, MD with his wife Adina and they have four married children.
This Conference is open to non-CBM members. Vendor opportunities are also available. For more information, please contact Jamie Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Adults (18+): $239
Children (ages 5-17): $79
Children (0-4): $0
Includes 3 nights occupancy and 8 meals
- Adults (18+): $349
Children (ages 5-17): $99
Children (0-4): $39
Includes 3 nights occupancy and 8 meals
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Directions to White Oak Conference Center
From Columbia (Two Ways) –
- I-77-Travel North toward Charlotte. Get off at exit 46 (SC 20) and take a left at top of ramp. Travel approximately 3 miles and come to stop sign. Go straight approximately 5 additional miles. White Oak Conference Center will be on your right.
- Highway 321 North -Take 321 By-pass around Winnsboro, Travel North on 321 for approximately 8 miles until you see White Oak community sign. Turn right at this sign and travel 3/10 mile. First right will turn onto Mobley Hwy. White Oak Conference Center is 1/2 mile on left.
From Rock Hill/Charlotte –
I-77 South to Columbia. Get off at exit 46 (SC 20) and yield right onto SC 20. Travel approximately 3 miles and come to stop sign. Go straight for approximately 5 additional miles. White Oak Conference Center will be on your right.
From the Upstate (Anderson/Greenville/Spartanburg) –
Take I-26 East toward Columbia. Get off at Newberry/Winnsboro exit 74 (SC 34) and take a left at stop sign. Go approximately 35 miles to Winnsboro (US 321). Turn left onto 321 and travel about 6 miles to White Oak. Turn right at sign and continue approximately 3/10 mile and turn right onto Mobley Hwy. White Oak Conference Center is 1/2 mile on left.
From the Upstate (Spartanburg/Union) –
Take Hwy 9 to Chester. Travel South on Hwy 321 from Chester toward Winnsboro about 18 miles until you see the White Oak community sign. Look for gray-rock church on your right. Turn left immediately after you pass this church. Travel 3/10 mile and turn onto Mobley Hwy. White Oak Conference Center is 1/2 mile on left.
From Charleston –
Travel I-26 toward Columbia. Turn North onto I-77 toward Charlotte. Get off at exit 46 (SC 20) and take a left at top of ramp. Travel approximately 3 miles to stop sign. Go straight for approximately 5 additional miles. White Oak Conference Center will be on your right.
From Florence/Myrtle Beach Area –
Travel toward Columbia on I-20. Take I-77 North toward Charlotte. Take exit 46(SC 20) and take a left at top of ramp. Travel approximately 3 miles and come to stop sign. Go Straight for another 5 miles. White Oak Conference Center will be on your right.