2022 CONFERENCE

THE SEARCH FOR JESUS CONFERENCE

July 28, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – July 31, 2022 @ 11:00 am

Join us in the beautiful North Carolina mountains for the 2022 Search for Jesus Volunteer Conference. Meet your fellow volunteers face to face, exchange stories and ideas for ministry, and strengthen your skills as an online volunteer through engaging sessions led by a variety of ministry leaders. You’ll also be spiritually refreshed through powerful Bible teaching and times of worship together.

The Cove

The conference will be held Thursday through Sunday, July 28-31, at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville. Guests can stay in one of two inns onsite. All meals are included, and materials will be provided.

Here’s a breakdown of the cost for the four-day conference:

  • $659 per person, single occupancy room
  • $464 per person, double occupancy room
  • $269 per person, attending the conference but staying offsite

Occupancy rates include lodging for 3 nights, 8 meals, all conference sessions and access to The Cove retreat property for 4 days. You’re welcome to bring a plus one—either a spouse, or a friend or family member of the same gender. If you aren’t bringing a guest, you may consider rooming with another volunteer.

“I came away from the conference feeling part of something so big and with so much potential. I realized that before, but the information and the presentations added to it. And, of course, I enjoyed the people there… Talking and getting to know other volunteers was very special.”

Registration is coming soon.

If you’re flying into Charlotte, you may want to register for the shuttle from Charlotte to The Cove and back to Charlotte ($5 each way, per person). Please make the shuttle reservation by Friday, July 22 for you and your guest, if you’re bringing one.

Select elements of the program will be made available through livestream. More details to come.

WILL GRAHAM – SUNDAY WORSHIP

William Franklin Graham IV (Will) is a Christian evangelist. He is the executive director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, North Carolina, and vice president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA).

As the grandson of Billy Graham and the oldest son of Franklin Graham, Will is the third generation of Grahams to preach under the banner of BGEA.

Will’s first Crusade-style event took place in 2006 in Leduc, Alberta. Since then, he’s shared the hope of Jesus with 1 million people across six continents.

In 2018, Will played the role of his grandfather, Billy Graham, in the motion picture, “Unbroken: Path to Redemption.” That year, Will’s first book, “Redeemed: Devotions for a Longing Soul” was published, featuring stories centered on the life-changing power of a relationship with God.

Will graduated from Liberty University in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in religion. In 2001, he graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a master of divinity degree.

He and his wife, Kendra, have two daughters and a son.

AARON SHUST – WORSHIP LEADER

Over the past decade, Aaron Shust has earned a reputation as one of Christian music’s most compelling songwriters and a vocalist of considerable depth and passion. He was named both New Artist and Songwriter of the Year at the 2007 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and the impact of his song, “My Savior My God” was recognized with the Song of the Year honor. He has continued to build on that early promise to become one of the community’s most creative and trusted voices.

Shust’s commitment to the fulfillment of the beauty of the Gospel has led him around the world to lead worship with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. With Will Graham, the artist has traveled to Canada, Romania, Hawaii and Scotland. His travels yield a celebration of global sounds, such as ukuleles, bagpipes, brass, and Middle Eastern percussion, all featured in his new album, “Nothing to Fear.” He has spent considerable time in ministry and collaboration in Israel, where he again declares God’s promises for his people in the song, “Zion.”

Despite Aaron’s celebration in worship that leads him to far-flung corners of the world, his heart is at home in Nashville, Tennessee, with his bride Sarah and their sons Daniel, Nicky, and Michael.

CRAWFORD LORITTS – SPEAKER

Crawford grew up in New Jersey and as a teenager he trusted Christ as his Savior. He attended and graduated from Plainfield High School in Plainfield, NJ. He attended and graduated from Cairn University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible. He and his wife Karen met in college and were married on May 22, 1971.

He has traveled throughout the US and much of the world, speaking in churches, evangelistic outreaches, conferences, colleges and seminaries. He has been the featured speaker at Super Bowls, NCAA Final Four Chapel and the Pentagon with senior military officers. He has been a church planter, served for 27years on the staff of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) and served for 15 years as Sr. Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church, Roswell, Georgia. He and his wife, Karen, have been featured speakers at FamilyLife marriage conferences. Crawford is the author of 9 books including Your Marriage Today… and Tomorrow, co-authored with Karen. He is the host of two national radio programs, the weekend program Living a Legacy and the daily program Legacy Moments.

Crawford serves on several boards including Cru, FamilyLife and Chick-fil-A. He has received five honorary Doctorates (Biola Univ., Cairn Univ., Moody Bible Institute, Trinity International Univ. and Columbia International Univ.).

Crawford is President and Founder of Beyond Our Generation and is committed to encouraging and helping to shape the next generation of Christian leaders.

Crawford and Karen have 4 adult children and 11 grandchildren.

MORE TO COME

There’s much more information on the way and we’ll share the following as it becomes available.

  • Additional speakers
  • Conference schedule
  • Session details
  • Event registration