Conference Dates & Schedule
8/30/13 - 9/2/13 Labor Day Weekend
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Pastor Brian Ralston
Associate Pastor at Centenary Church in Modesto, California
Brian Ralston grew up in Pennsylvania, and enjoyed his years in the East with the changing seasons, the wonderful food, and his favorite sports teams; the Nittany Lions of Penn State and the Pittsburg Steelers! After earning his undergraduate degree from Penn State and a Masters in Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2000, Brian relocated to Modesto, California where he has been serving at Centenary Church for thirteen years as an Associate Pastor. One member of his congregation says Brian is a “great storyteller, and one who can really bring home the truth powerfully.” His ministry priority has been to encourage believers to build strong relationships with Jesus that will then spark them to build strong relationships with each other and with non-believers, all of which will bring God glory.
Due to childhood cancer, Brian grew up visually impaired, but had useable eyesight until about 10 years ago. He has been blind since 2004 and has worked with his guide dog, Lansing, since December 2009. Despite his visual disability, Brian lives his life with great joy and delight knowing that God is using him for His glory, and using his disability as a great “bridge-builder” in connecting with many people in many situations.
In his spare time, Brian enjoys traveling with his wife, Kathy, reading biographies, history and theology, and walking 3-4 miles a day. In 2012, he and Lansing walked a total of 1,336 miles!
Praise the Lord for bringing Brian to us this year – may the Lord use him this weekend as he teaches, preaches, and encourages us in our own personal walks with the Lord.
Visit our Past Speakers page for a list of past speakers and topics.
Theme: Blessings through Brokenness
Theme Verse: Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
There will be 8 workshops offered at the conference:
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Chairs: Kristen Yu-Um, Kevin Wong
Program Chair: Stacey Chen
Program Committee: Clement Chan, Yuliana Liswan, Justin Ong
Advisors: Kelly Ng, Garry Seid, Shirley Ng
Worship: Kevin Ong
Transportation: Meggie Ng
Registration: Ivan Pan
Facilities: Samson Tso
Social Chairs: Jane Liu, Jenny Lau
Social Committee: Kim Cheung, Richard Chang
Promotion: Phil Chau
Website: Elaine Tam
Booklet: Wendy Fung
ECBC is a great retreat to meet other believers in Christ and to meet God in a tranquil, beautiful setting. It is a place to have your soul be restored. The fellowship is always sweet and authentic.
People should go to ECBC because there are a lot of God stories that are waiting to be heard.