Much more than a ‘Church Camp’, St. Michael’s Conference is a 7-day conference where an intentional community of prayer, support, and education helps to form young Christians to be witnesses to the world of the Saving Power of Jesus Christ.
Our conference is patterned along the lines of the St. Michael's Conference Midwest which has been in operation for well over a decade. It was, in turn, patterned on the Eastern Conference which was begun in 1960.
Through worship, study, discussion, recreation, and relaxation, the community
seeks both a clearer vision of God in Christ, and strength and power to
fight evil and serve God. For most, it is such a joyful experience that
they want it to continue, and many do continue by returning year after year.
Michael is a good patron Saint. He symbolizes a strong religion, the kind
of religion where true joy is to be found.
This conference has already borne much fruit in the life of the Church through the lives of those Michaelites (Conference participants) who are active in their respective parishes throughout the Anglican Church. We are committed to making the Conference available to the youth of the Southwestern region of the United States. Our intention is not to do a “new” thing, but to faithfully hand on what has been given to us - the Catholic Faith. Our worship and practice are therefore unapologetically Anglo-Catholic, and our teaching orthodox.
Our plans are already underway for our next conference on June 9, 2013 at Camp Crucis about 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth. Please check back for updates and pictures of the 2011 Conference - Fr. Christopher T. Cantrell, SSC
“Now a war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they were defeated and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world – he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.” Revelation 12:7-9