"Homecoming" retreats are very different to conferences.
Conferences are always, by their very nature, short. They are usually held over a weekend, squeezed into a busy lifestyle. They usually do not require any commitment from participants to attend for the whole conference, so therefore people can come and go as they please and simply attend whichever sessions of the conference they can. So conferences therefore are good at providing a taster, a brief experience, of this revelation of Father's unconditional love, but then we are quickly back into our usual busy routine.
Conferences also have no limits on numbers of participants, so they can seem a little impersonal and you can get lost in the crowd, and there can only be limited opportunities for any personal ministry.
The real advantage and opportunity offered by "Homecoming" events is that they are run more like retreats rather than conferences. They provide the opportunity to get away from the pressures and demands of daily life, and to just totally immerse yourself in an environment where Father can meet you, talk to you and minister His love and healing to you
The numbers of participants on these events are limited, so as to create a safe and intimate environment, rather than a conference-style, large-audience environment. As part of that safe environment, we ask participants to commit to attending the whole retreat, so that there is not a continual coming and going and a disruption of the peaceful and restoring environment of these times together.
A "Homecoming" event is more like going to a health farm or spa for a week, but at these events your spiritual health will be restored, nurtured, healed and reinvigorated. They are a time of coming home into Father's wonderful safe arms, and just being loved by Him. We invite you, therefore, to come and join us and to come home to the love that you were created for.