Bible Study Conference

June 1-2, 2017



Bible Study Conference is for Presbyterian Women leaders utilizing the Horizons Bible Study who are preparing for the next year’s study. The author of the 2017-2018 study, Melissa Bane Sevier, will be here to give participants an in-depth look at the study and share in conversation about topics within that study. horizons

We have purposely placed this conference between the two sessions of the Women’s Conference. Participants in the Women’s Conference will have the opportunity to select the Horizon Bible Study Workshop for additional information and conversation on teaching tips and ideas for use in meetings with their Bible study groups back home. The 2017 Women’s Conference is being led by keynote speaker, MaryAnn McKibben Dana!

If you register for Session 1 (May 30-June 1) you can stay an extra day and delve deeper into the study; if you register for Session 2 (June 2-4) you will be here the day before Women’s Conference begins!

The theme of the  2017-2018 Horizons Bible Study will be “Hebrews.”

Come and join in learning, surrounded by God’s beautiful creation at Mo-Ranch. Make plans to be a part of this conference today!

Register now, space is limited!

2017 Bible Study Conference Leader: Melissa Bane Seviermelissabanesiever

Melissa is a Presbyterian minister and an award-winning writer, author and photographer. She received her Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary and her Master of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She also holds a Master of Christian Education from Reformed Theological Seminary. Melissa was recently awarded first place in the 2016 Presbyterian Writers Guild Contest for their short story phase. Visit Melissa’s blog here and learn more about her!

Mo-Ranch Bible Study Conference *Subject to change

A Day with the Author, Melissa Bane Sevier

Participant’s Schedule June 1-2, 2017

Thursday, June 1

1:00-1:45 p.m.
Registration & Refreshments, Mabee Lobby

1:45-2:00 p.m.
Welcome, Cow Barn 1

*2:00-3:30 p.m.
Conversation #1, Cow Barn 1

3:30-3:45 p.m.

3:45-5:00 p.m.
Conversation #2, Cow Barn 1

5:30- 6:30 p.m.
Dinner, King Dining Hall

7:00-7:45 p.m.
Worship, TBD

*8:00 p.m.
Refreshments, Wynne/Flato Lobby

Friday, June 2

Coffee is available in King Dining Hall at 7:00 am

7:15-7:30 a.m.
Morning Prayer, Prayer Tank
(Rain Location: Wynne/Flato Lobby)

*7:30-8:30 a.m.
Breakfast, King Dining Hall

*8:30-9:45 a.m.
Conversation #3, Cow Barn 1

9:45-10:00 a.m.

10:00-11:15 a.m.
Conversation #4, Cow Barn 1

11:15-11:30 a.m.
Service of Blessing

11:30 a.m.
Pack, Load Your Car and Check Out, Lunch & Depart

Participants will be housed in Wynne/Flato Lodge or Pheasant Run hotel rooms which feature 2 queen beds and full bath. All linens are provided. Price includes three meals, housing, meeting space and conference tuition.

Single occupancy: $225
Double occupancy: $170
Commuter: $98 (excludes lodging and breakfast; includes dinner, lunch and tuition)

Registration/Cancellation Policy

A deposit must accompany registration. The balance of all fees will be due 60 days prior to the start of the event, or upon registration if within 60 days full payment is required at the time of registration.

Full refund less $75.00 administrative fee per person will be made if cancellation is received more than 10 days prior to the conference.

There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 10 days prior to the start of the event nor any applying of the deposit toward other charges or future deposits.

Mo-Ranch scholarships are available! Click here to learn more.

Arrival and Departure

Conference registration begins at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 1. The opening plenary will be at 1:45 p.m. Conference ends Friday, June 2 with lunch.

What to Bring

Bring a Bible, notebook, flashlight, hair dryer, rain gear. Linens are provided. Bring shoes suitable for Mo-Ranch’s rocky, uneven terrain.


Mo-Ranch is 90 miles one-way, or a 2 hour drive from the nearest airport (SAT), allow 3 hours travel/check-in time for departures. We recommend generally scheduling arriving flights before 3 p.m. and departing flights after 3 p.m. to be sure you do not miss any of your event.

If you are in need of shuttle service to Mo-Ranch, call Kars for Hire in Kerrville at (830) 329-2360 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport. (Directions to Mo)

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