Starts:

Friday, April 12, 2024


Registration Begins at 8:00 AM

Saturday, April 13, 2024


Farewell Lunch at 12:30 PM

Ends:

Event Schedule:

Friday, April 12, 2024

7:15 AM | Breakfast
7:30 AM | Visit a College Class
12:30 PM | Registration
1:00 PM | Dr. Thane Ury
2:00 PM | Breakout Sessions
3:00 PM | Talent Competition
3:00 PM | Games & Activities
3:30 PM | Pastors, Parents, and the President
5:00 PM | Dinner
6:30 PM | Dr. Thane Ury
7:30 PM | Talent Showcase
8:30 PM | The Launch Party (Jr’s & Sr’s)
8:30 PM | Glow in the Dark Party
10:00 PM | Worship Night

Saturday, April 13, 2024

8:00 AM | Breakfast
9:00 AM | Dr. Thane Ury
10:15 AM | Break
11:45 AM | KMBC Chapel
12:30 PM  | Farewell Lunch

Livestream Schedule:

TBA

Amazing Activities | Talent Showcase | Music & Worship | College Life | & Much More

We are glad to welcome students, youth, pastors, and parents to this memorable and informative conference! It is our prayer that each person who attends will gain new insights into the Bible and grow stronger in their walk and commitment to Christ.

We have a fantastic line-up of speakers, activities, times of worship, networking, and more.

 

We welcome you to join our campus family during this exciting event. Throughout the weekend, KMBC is providing the seminars and meals FREE of charge! A love offering will be taken during the services. We look forward to seeing you!

KMBC’s Got Talent is an event for high school sophomores and aboveCompetitors are asked to gather in the Luce Chapel during the scheduled recreation time. Please bring all tracks, instruments, etc. with you at that time.

Pastors and youth leaders:

Kentucky Mountain Bible College encourages pastors, and youth leaders to bring their high school aged youth to our exciting weekend retreat and conference! Your students will have the opportunity to gain new insights into the Bible, have their beliefs and ideas of the world challenged, and experience Jesus in real ways.

During the weekend, students will be housed in the KMBC student dorms at no cost. We understand that group and adult housing can be a concern for organizers, so we’re pleased to offer limited housing options for pre-registered groups and adults. Students, parents, and leaders are welcome to eat in the Brengle Dining Hall free of charge.

Housing:

Youth will be housed in the KMBC student dorms with current students at no cost. Visitors should bring bedding, including sheets and a pillow. Limited housing for adults bringing youth is available with pre-registration. For questions or to secure housing call 1-800-879-5622 ext. 130.

Adults not bringing youth are encouraged to find lodging in the surrounding area. There are several hotels, Airbnbs, cabins, and campsite rentals available in the area surrounding the college. See list below.

What to bring:

  • Sleeping Bag, Sheets and Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Bible & Notebook

A TALENT CONTEST IN EIGHT CATEGORIES

Accepting In-Person AND Video Submissions for 2024

Compete in KMBC's Got Talent and you could win a $1000 scholarship to KMBC! Competitors are asked to being all accompaniments, instruments, or props with them. Judging will take place in the Luce Chapel during the scheduled Recreation Time. Youth who are not competing can look forward to fun activities hosted on the campus as a part of our conference.

Students wishing to attend classes may come early. Classes start at 7:55 a.m. Friday morning. Students coming for classes may arrive at 8 PM Thursday night.

Preaching
  • The speaker will prepare and deliver a 3-5 minute message.
  • The speech should be Inspirational in nature.
  • The speech should be Christian in emphasis.
  • The judges will evaluate the speech by a scoring guide.
Dramatic Presentation
  • The speaker will prepare and deliver a 3-5 minute presentation.
  • The speech should be a Drama, Mime, or Monologue.
  • The speech should be Christian in emphasis.
  • The judges will evaluate the speech by a scoring guide.
Vocal Solo
  • The singer will prepare and sing a 3-5 minute song.

  • The song should be sacred or worship in nature.

  • The singer may use recorded or live accompaniment, providing one’s own accompanist.

  • If using a track, submit a digital copy to music@kmbc.edu.

  • The judges will evaluate the selection using a scoring guide.

Persuasive Presentation
  • The speaker will prepare and deliver a 3-5 minute speech.
  • The speech should be Motivational in nature.
  • The contestant should identify a spiritual/missional need and persuade others to get involved.
  • The judges will evaluate the speech by a scoring guide.
Creative Writing
  • The author will submit a writing sample no more than 10 pages in length.
  • The speech should be Christian in emphasis.
  • The judges will evaluate the writing by a scoring guide.
Instrumental Solo
  • The instrumentalist will prepare and play 3-5 minute hymn or worship arrangement.
  • The instrumentalist may use recorded or live accompaniment, providing one’s own accompanist.
  • If using a track, submit a digital copy to music@kmbc.edu.
  • The judges will evaluate the selection using a scoring guide.
Photography
  • The photographer will submit a photo demonstrating skill in both technical and artistic aspects of photography.
  • Photography is the one category that does not have to have a specifically Christian subject; general subject matter is acceptable.
  • The photographer must present their own work from start to finish.
  • The photographer should include details about the photo and any additional explanation they wish to include.
  • The judges will evaluate the photography by a scoring guide.
Worship Presentation
  • For youth worship bands and groups.
  • The instrumentalists will prepare and play 3-5 minute hymn or worship arrangement.
  • The judges will evaluate the selection using a scoring guide.
The top performers will receive a
$1000.00 scholarship
to KMBC and be asked to perform in the Friday evening KMBC’s Got Talent Show.
Each contestant may participate in multiple categories; Multiple scholarships will be awarded
The contestant is responsible for providing one's own accompanist.

Previous KMBC Got Talent Winners:

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Learn More About KMBC

KMBC

(606) 693-5000
(On site at KMBC)

Red River Gorge Inn

(606) 668-7072
(Abt. 23 Min. to KMBC)

Cabins at Birch Hollow

(606) 663-0005

170 Birch Hollow Road, Stanton, KY 40380

(Abt. 35 Min. to KMBC)

Cliffview Resorts

888-596-0525

(Abt. 30 Min. to KMBC)

Holiday Inn Express

606-487-0595

192 Corporate Drive

Hazard, KY 41701

(Abt. 40 Min. to KMBC)

AirBnb

606-487-0595

192 Corporate Drive

Hazard, KY 41701

(Abt. 40 Min. to KMBC)

There is a nice selection of restaurants in the Jackson area. These restaurants are no more than 15 minutes away from the KMBC campus. Most of these restaurants are located on the main drag through Jackson which is Highway 15. There are also a few that are located on Main Street by the court house.

Fast Food
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    Dairy Queen

    198 Back Lane near Advanced Auto

    Open:

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    Hardee's

    Highway 15 near the BP

    Open: 5:00 am – 11:00 pm

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    KFC - Kentucky Fried Chicken

    382 Highway 15 North

    Open: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

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    Little Caesars

    137 Highway 15 #140

    Open: 10:30 am -10:00 pm

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    Mcdonalds

    931 Highway 30

    Open: 5:00 am -11:00 pm

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    Subway

    445 Highway 15

    Open: 6:00 am – 2:00 am

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    Taco Bell

    382 Highway 15 North

    Open: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

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    Wendy's

    31 Highway 15

    Open: 10:00 am – 1:00 am

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    White Flash #2 & Tasty Twist

    701 Washington Avenue near Appco Fuel Station

    Open: 6:30 am – 8:00 pm

Sit Down
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    Chen's Asian Buffet

    100 Highway 15 South

    (Near Family Dollar)

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    Cozy Corner

    1134 Main Street

    (Downtown Jackson)

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    Kelsey's On Main

    1124 Main Street

    (Downtown Jackson)

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    Mi Degollado

    1550 Highway 15 South

    Open: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

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    Margie's Kitchen

    1134 Main Street

    (Downtown Jackson)

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    Showtime Video

    860 Highway 15 South

    (Next to Sears)

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    Variety Pizza

    1189 Main Street

    (Corner of Washington Ave & Main Street)

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    White Flash

    1144 Main Street

    (Downtown Jackson)

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    White Flash

    1144 Main Street

    (Downtown Jackson)

Catch a glimpse of what takes place at the KMBC Open House! 🙂