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Bible Study Conference

May 31 to June 1, 2018


The Horizon Bible study workshop will cover teaching tips and ideas for the use of other Presbyterian women leaders to use in meetings with their Bible study groups back home. The Bible Study Conference is held prior to the 2018 Women’s Conference.

2018 theme: “God’s Promises” by Amy Poling Sutherlun. Click on the leadership tab to learn more about Amy.

The PW Purpose calls Presbyterian Women to nurture faith through prayer and Bible study. The studies are written in the Reformed tradition and reflect the values of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). All of our studies can be read by individuals, but it is what the individuals discover together through group prayer and Bible study that nurtures Presbyterian Women.

Gather a group and study together!

Keynote, Amy Poling Sutherlun

Amy grew up in Texas and New Mexico, the middle child of a 6th-generation pastor.  She briefly bucked the family ministry tradition by earning a master’s degree in education at Austin College and teaching school in inner-city Dallas for 2 years.  However, Amy also did mission work in Malawi, Africa, and served churches in Texas and Oklahoma before ultimately heading to Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey.  Ordained pastoral ministry led her first to Huntington, West Virginia and then to San Marcos, Texas, where she currently co-pastors the First Presbyterian Church. Her passion in ministry is exploring and witnessing the intersection between people’s stories and the unfolding story of God’s work in the world.

Amy has shared the last 15 years of life with her husband, Joshua, and they are thrilled (frazzled/daunted/amused) to be the parents of Serena (11), Asher (9), Josiah (7), and Micah (5).  Amy’s life is filled with laughter, liturgy, and laundry, and though she doesn’t have much time for hobbies, she loves writing, traveling and good tortillas.

Double hotel room occupancy: $175
Single hotel room occupancy: $230
Commuter rate: $100 (excludes housing at Mo-Ranch, includes tuition, lunch and dinner during the conference)

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 30 days prior to the conference. There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 30 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, May 31. The opening plenary will be at 1:45 p.m. Conference ends Friday, June 1 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) 890-8200 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport.

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