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1st Annual
Koinonia Conference


October 12th - 15th


Cragmont Assembly

1233 N Fork Rd,

Black Mountain, NC 28711

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Join us for Emerge's 1st Annual Koinonia Forum & Conference in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of North Carolina in October. This time of year, in Black Mountain NC, you will be embraced by spectacular views as God highlights the fall colors to His fulfillment.


You do not want to miss the richness of discussion and the splendors of His creation.

Due to demand we have been able to reduce the Conference cost. Sign up quickly while spots remain!


Single Early Bird (3 Night Reservation Oct. 12th-14th) $465.00

Couple Early Bird (3 Night Reservation Oct. 12th-14th) $665.00


Single (2 Night Reservation Oct. 13th-14th) $400.00

Couple (2 Night Reservation Oct. 13th-14th) $600.00

Conference pricing includes:

Room and board 

3 Home cooked meals per day


Guest speakers 


Live entertainment

Care package from Emerge


The amazing views of the mountains


Come Join us and be a “Voice” with Emerge! 


Due to our expected registration count we have made plans to accommodate guest in the case that Cragmont Assembly's guest rooms are filled. The Conference Price for those not lodging at Cragmont Assembly will be $125.00 per guest. They will be responsible for their own hotel expenses.

We have provided links to nearby hotels below for convience. The Hilton and Holiday Inn hotels are both just minutes away from Billy Graham's Training Center The Cove! By booking through Expedia or another source you can save up to 40%.


This $125.00 Conference fee will include:

Conference attendance and registration

Meals at the Conference

Emerge care package

Live entertainment 

Views from Cragmont Assembly!

Emerge’s 1st Annual Koinonia Forum & Conference Agenda

In a recent survey by creditable research firms such as the Pew Research Center and Barna, there were 3 statistics found that should cause alarm among Christians. First, only 39% of Americans believe Christianity should influence their decision making. Secondly, 51% of Christians have never heard the term "The Great Commission". To conclude, the research revealed less than 30% of Christians share their faith with non-believers. It has been stated that Culture is the report card on Christianity. If we were to scrutinize secular and church culture our report card would fall way short of Gods will and purpose, “Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” What Biblical response is required for reproof? Is there supposed to be a Christian response? If so, what does it look like? These questions and statements are not hyperbole just so you will attend some conference. It is a plea for you to join us in intentional discussions on the Biblical roles of evangelism/mission, the church, and the responsibilities we are commanded to fulfill in Scripture. Please join us at Black Mountain this October!

Special Guest

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Charles Travis

Dr. Charles Travis is the Founder and President of Logos Global Network of Christian Ministries, Inc. ( headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Travis serves as President of Aidan University ( and Chancelor of Universidad Cristiana Logos ( He is Vice President of The American Chaplains Associaation. He holds a Bachelor of Theology Degree from Chicago Bible College, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Christian Life College, a Master of Religious Education and a Master of Arts from Florida Beacon College, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Logos Graduate School. Dr. Travis is currently completing a Doctorate in educational administration from Whitefield Graduate School. Dr. Travis has been in full time Christian service for 60 years. He has served as pastor, evangelist, teacher and missionary. He has also served as a lobbyist for Christian schools in Washington, D.C. and serves on several national and international educational boards, consulting and ecclesiastical councils, and accrediting associations. His commitment and pioneering efforts in Christian education and church planting has led to the establishment of schools and churches in over 25 nations. Dr. Travis has a very strong conviction that every believer is a minister and that every minister should have a ministry, whether in the church, market place or public square. Dr. Travis resides in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife Deborah. They have two daughters, Sara and Erin.

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Guest Speaker:

Dr. Jack Kelley

Jack Kelly, PH.D. is the Co-founder of the DayStar Foundation, a center for growth and change (since 1990) and serves as its CEO. He is also the Founder and President of the Opus One Coaching Group (since 1992). He is co-founder of The American Chaplains Association and is a Certified Chaplain. He is also Chairman of the Board of Aidan University and the Georgia Board of Examiners for Christian Counselors and Therapists. He has been married to his business partner Dr. Julia Kelly for 47 years. They have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. Jack is a high profile Coach, Counselor & Chaplain. He is an innovative leader adept at developing “Big Picture” strategy and translating vision into plans that achieve exceptional results. Jack has worked with many high profile clients and companies including MLB and NFL players, Fortune 500 companies including Home Depot, Matria Health Care, The Hanger Company, Patterson Dental, Calhoun Metal Works and Vytex to name a few. He does extensive executive coaching with CEO’s, Presidents, sales managers, entrepreneurs and solopreneurs. Jack has also been a football referee for 54 years and served as the President of the Georgia Officials Athletics Association in 2013-2014. He attended Appalachian State University and also holds an LLB from John Marshall University Law School. Jack has his MBA from Aidan University and PhD from Logos University. He has a CTP from CoachU and holds credentials from the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach. Jack is also a certified Sports Psychologist with Diplomat status from The International Sports Psychologist Association.

Guest Speaker:

Emerge Ministries Chairman of B.O.D. Bennett Holloway

As an Executive Pastor he is head over all staff, finances, Personnel Team, Stewardship Team, Nominating Team, facility, all ministries. He leads and teaches in Wednesday Night Services, and occasionally on Sundays. He has a passion for teaching God’s Word, for investing in building the church and ministries, and building the staff up to execute the mission of the church. ​ His story has been one that speaks to the faithfulness of Christ and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. It is the byproduct of obedience and the provision of the Lord. When his wife, Lauren, and himself moved to North Carolina their son Bright was one year old. Lauren was pregnant with Boulder and their daughter Story, was not even in the picture yet. They came to live in a state where they knew no one and where they were twenty-one hours from all they family, to serve in a church that had been through a lot. It was a step of faith to follow God’s direction to New Bern. While here, he has grown in his relationship with the Holy Spirit tenfold. He have encountered a taste of what God has in store for him and he love encouraging others in their relationship with the Holy Spirit as well. His roles as husband and father have also drastically shifted. He has experienced the impact of counseling in his personal life, and he has seen the healing that comes through forgiveness. He has begun new pathways of thought that are in line with his shifted perspective of how He sees him. As one would assume, this impacts how he is as husband, father, and pastor.

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Guest Speaker:

Mrs. Shannon Easley

Shannon Martin Easley is a pastor's wife, momma, and maw maw. She loves her family with all that she is. She has a heart to love the hurting and her desire is to please God. She wants others to see God's love and compassion in all that she does. She pours out her heart, fears, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities to you as you read her book, Broken and Poured Out. The link to her book through amazon and website are below!

Music From:

Emerge Live Music Ministry

This is a large and diverse group, both in race, denominations, culture and gender. They are all professionals. Collectively, they are more than musicians. Each one has a story of their own to share both in word and song as to who, what and how they have developed a life changing experience through the love of Christ. They are an intricate part of all evangelistic ministries within Emerge.

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