Classic Bible Conference - July 17-19, 2015

A Classic Bible Conference Weekend

Registered as a guest for Classic Bible Conference Weekend 2015?
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A dictionary definition of the word “classic” helps describe a Sandy Cove Classic Bible Conference Weekend: something noteworthy of its kind and worth remembering; of enduring interest, quality, or style. By the grace of God, Sandy Cove has a long history of excellent Bible teaching, inspiring music, and heartwarming fellowship enjoyed amidst a unique part of God’s breathtaking creation.

Please join us for a weekend worth remembering!

Guest Speaker: Steve Brown

Hidden Agendas: Masks We Wear & How They Hurt Us and Those We Love

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free… (Galatians 5:1) With his trademark candor and biblical application, you won’t want to miss how to bring Hidden Agendas into the Light. As Steve often reminds his audiences, “God isn’t mad at you!”

1. Ugliness in a Nudist Colony (A Brief for Masks)
Are there appropriate masks we wear?

2. The Devil’s Trinity (Fear, Shame and Guilt)
How do we deal with these in a biblical way?

3. The Mother of All Masks (Self-righteousness)
What does Jesus say and how can we be free?

Weekend Host & Worship Leader: Bill Welte

Musicians: Allison Speer and Michael Faircloth

How to participate in Reunion Choir & Concert.


Schedule subject to change

4:00 pm  Check in
5:30  Dinner
7:00  Evening Session

7:00 am  Water Aerobics
and Lap Swimming
7:30  Morning’s First Light
8:00  Breakfast
10:00  Morning Session
12:15 pm  Lunch
1:30  Free Time
5:30  Dinner
7:00  Reunion Concert
How to participate

7:30 am  Morning’s First Light
8:00  Breakfast
9:00  Communion Service
10:00  Check Out
10:15  Morning Worship Service
Noon  Lunch

What they're saying...

“Worship was awesome and the Word proclaimed faithfully. Fellowship with other believers was beautiful and real.”
Clarence & Linda, Winchester, VA

“It was great connecting with friends that we have met through the years.” Eric, Souderton, PA

“Speaker, music and program were truly outstanding. Excellent teaching and general atmosphere was so good.” Bruce, Newark, DE

“Great time of fun, relaxation and spriritual renewal. Good Christian fellowship.”
Naomi, Lancaster, PA

“A chance to relax with my grandmother and enjoy a Christian atmosphere.”
Karyn, Phoenix, MD

“I was blessed and encouraged and challenged.” Betty, North Wales, PA

Because ClubCove is unavailable during Classic Weekend, be advised that the rates for this weekend do not include childcare. We encourage children in attendance to join you in the meetings. And isn’t that a Classic idea?!

Special Guests

Steve Brown

Steve Brown is a radio broadcaster, seminary professor, author and the founder of Key Life Network. He previously served as a pastor for over twenty-five years and now devotes much of his time to the radio broadcasts Key Life and Steve Brown, Etc.

With such varied experience and unique perspective on life, Steve is an original. He refuses to be a “guru,” doesn’t want to be anyone’s mother and gives, in his teaching, the freedom to think. Overall, Steve has become known for his refreshing and practical biblical applications.

Steve serves as Professor Emeritus of Preaching and Pastoral Ministry at Reformed Theological Seminary. He sits on the board of the National Religious Broadcasters and Harvest USA. Traveling extensively, Steve is a much-in-demand speaker.

Steve is the author of numerous books including A Scandalous Freedom, What Was I Thinking?, How to Talk So People Will Listen, Approaching God, Three Free Sins and When Being Good Isn’t Good Enough. His articles appear in such magazines and journals as Relevant, Leadership, Decision, Plain Truth and Today’s Christian Woman.

More about Key Life

Host and Worship Leader
Dr. Bill Welte

Bill Welte has been the President & CEO of America’s Keswick, a Christian Conference and Retreat Center, and the Colony of Mercy, since 1997. He is a conference host, popular speaker, and the creator of “Freedom Fighters,” a daily encouragement email for men. The Colony of Mercy is the oldest residential addiction recovery program in the United States, now in its 115th year of ministry.
Prior to his ministry at America’s Keswick, he served as Vice President of Ministries at Sandy Cove. He also served as Director of Music in several churches in the Philadelphia area and managed Fox Chase Christian Bookstores for 15 years. Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for more than 30 years. They have three married children, a teen-age son, Zach, and 10 grandchildren: Tanner, Lindsay (with the Lord), Emma, Samuel, Ethan, Case, Will, Weston, Wyatt and Sydney Lin.

Visit America’s Keswick website

Allison Speer

Allison communicates the Gospel in all she does, in mega-churches such as First Baptist Atlanta (Dr. Charles Stanley), The Brooklyn Tabernacle, First Baptist Orlando (Rev. Jim Henry), as well as small rural churches. She has also been a featured artist for many Bible study cruises with Charles Stanley and D. James Kennedy. She has also performed with evangelists Luis Palau, Bailey Smith, David Ring, and Johnny Hunt (First Baptist Church of Woodstock, GA). Her appearances on the Gaither Homecoming videos, The 700 Club, and The Trinity Broadcasting Network have left the nation wanting more of this incredible singer. Allison’s latest recording, “This Old House,” showcases the depths of her musical abilities and her passion for showcasing the Gospel with poetry. Her performance seems effortless but pushes you beyond the voice to allow you one to become intimate with the message. “This Old House” is packed with scripture and Bible stories. Allison says, “It is the best opportunity I’ve had to “re-present” the Gospel.” “My music is for people who need Jesus, and we ALL need Jesus. This one similarity overthrows all the politics of our differences. I’m learning that you can make a feast on a mustard seed of faith. So when I sing, I just welcome folks to the table.”

Visit Allison’s Website

Michael Faircloth

Michael Faircloth is a recording artist, Christian concert pianist and veteran “Artist in Residence” at Sandy Cove for more than twenty years. He is an accomplished concert pianist who regularly blesses Sandy Cove audiences with his original arrangements of classical, traditional and contemporary Christian music. Michael’s music is impressive and powerful, balanced by his humble spirit and generous sense of humor. He currently serves as pianist/accompanist for The National Christian Choir and on Sunday mornings when Michael isn’t performing elsewhere, he serves in the music ministry at New Life Community Church in Kingsville, Maryland.

Visit Michael’s website



All rates are per person and include two nights lodging, six meals, program, concert and activities. ClubCove is unavailable during Classic Weekend so be advised that childcare is not included in the rates.

Chesapeake Lodge
Rates begin at $179 per person.

Quad occupancy
Triple occupancy
Double occupancy
Single occupancy

Most rooms have two twin beds and one queen size bed, so triple occupancy allows for each person to have their own sleep space.

Treat yourself to an upgraded room!
Ask about beautiful bay view rooms and 2 room suites – a few with Jacuzzis!
Upgraded charge is per room, not per person

Looking for a slightly different Retreat? Try our campground!

Log Cabin: $556 per family
RV Site: $79 per person
Tent Site: $69 per person
Full meal package (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch) may be added to the above campground rates for $85 per person. (already included in lodge packages).

Financial hardship? Partial scholarships are available.

Modest swimsuits are required…baggy trunks for guys, one-piece for girls of all ages!

10% military discount for all program events for ALL military personnel.
This discount is available to any member of the armed forces, any branch and their immediate family members living in their household.