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Sabbath Rest Holy Surrender Full Life


Come to me, all you that are weary and carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

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Welcome to the PC(USA) Evangelism Conference page, where you can find up-to-date information about our upcoming conference in October 2018 at Zephyr Point, Lake Tahoe. The theme for the conference this year is Sabbath Rest, Holy Surrender, Full Life, through which we’ll be inviting participants to consider what it really means to bear witness to Christ’s reconciliation by transforming our ministries into Sabbath Communities. 
Make no mistake, this is no ordinary conference. Every part of the gathering is intentionally designed to both challenge our thinking about Sabbath and invite us to participate in Sabbath practices together. Presbyterian Mission’s coordinator for Christian Formation — Jason Brian Santos — talks about the deeper meaning of Sabbath.


October 15-19, 2018. Onsite registration will open at 11:00 AM Monday, October 15, 2018 and the conference will begin with welcome and group dinner at 5:30 PM. The conference concludes with breakfast at 8:00 AM on Friday, October 19, 2018.


Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center on Lake Tahoe located at 660 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448


Early Bird (single room only):  $635 per person (limited to 20)

Regular Single: One (1) person in the room: $700 per person (limited to 15)

Double Occupancy: Two (2) in the room: $435 per person

The above registration fees include 11 group meals, and lodging (excluding commuters) for 4 nights, arriving on Monday and departing on Friday.

A meal package for an adult/child who is not registered for the conference may be purchased for $145 and includes eleven group meals. Please note, childcare will not be provided at the conference.


September 28, 2018


Cancellations made in writing on or before September 14, 2018 will be refunded, minus a $75 handling fee. After September 14, 2018 refunds will not be available. To cancel, mail written notice to Eva Slayton, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 100 Witherspoon Street, Louisville, KY  40202, or contact her by e-mail at 

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Everyone needs a quiet setting — a place to listen to God — again, or for the first time. Zephyr Point is one of those special places. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada, on a half-mile of Lake Tahoe shoreline, Zephyr Point is one of the most beautiful retreat centers in the world. Its Christian presence over the years witnesses that God, indeed, dwells among us.

“Zephyr Point is a haven where God’s presence seems to reach out from the snowy mountains and the deep blue lake to drape the world-weary visitors in a profound peace.” – Chicago Tribune Correspondent

For more information about Zephyr Point Conference Center and photos, please visit their website at


The Conference will have limited shuttles available between Reno/Tahoe International Airport and Zephyr Point Conference Center at specific times on Monday and Friday only. The roundtrip fee for the shuttle service is $30 per person. The shuttles that will transport participants from the Reno/Tahoe International Airport to Zephyr Point on Monday will depart the airport at: 11:00 AM; 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM; 4:30 PM; 6:00 PM. The shuttles that will transport participants from Zephyr Point to Reno/Tahoe International Airport on Friday will depart the conference center at: 3:30 AM; 6:00 AM; 7:30 AM; 9:00 AM; 11:00 AM; 12:00 PM. During the registration process, please select which shuttle you want on Monday and Friday. It may be best if you book your travel before beginning registration.

If the shuttle times provided by the conference are not convenient for your travel, you can reserve a shuttle through South Tahoe Airporter at your own expense by visiting The South Tahoe Airporter charges approximately $52 roundtrip for the shuttle and will drop off at Lakeside Inn, which is 3 miles from Zephyr Point. You will have to call a cab or Uber to transport you from Lakeside Inn to Zephyr Point.