We really hope to fill all the seats in the conference room at Boise State. There are up to 140 seats available, so please invite all who may be interested.
If you would like to speak at the conference, please contact us on the contact form provided. If you are interested in attending the conference, please use the registration link on the menu. We will provide further updates as they become available.
As the signs in the heavens are testifying of God’s latter-day work, and prophecies are being fulfilled, we feel the need to unite in the hope that Zion will come, and that the work Joseph Smith started can finally come to fruition. We believe that God is still working through the restoration to fulfill His promises, gather Israel, and bring together the group of gentiles who will assist the remnant in building a city, which shall be called the New Jerusalem. (3 Nephi 21: 23-25)
It is our hope that many people will heed this call to come together in love and fellowship and that we can get to know more of our restoration brothers and sisters.
Conference activities and events will be free of charge. Any who wish to donate to offset the facility rental are welcome to contact us.
Attendees should be prepared to pay for normal expenses, such as traveling costs, housing costs, and meal costs, however, there will be no charge for admission to the conference or potluck.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the organizers of this conference?
We are a group of people living in the Boise area who are passionate about the Gospel restored through Joseph Smith. Many of us are former LDS who saw inconsistencies with the LDS church and the original church restored through Joseph. We believe that the keeper of the gate is the Holy One of Israel, and that no man should become between us and God. It is our belief that God is still working to bring about the fulness of the restoration, fulfill His covenants, and bring forth the promised last days Zion.
Are the rumors true?
As is too often the case, some groups and individuals tend to view any honest effort by others with suspicion. This is certainly understandable, given the too-often competitive nature of the various branches of the restoration. We hope the spirit of competition will be laid aside for this conference, and that we can all come together as equal believers and seekers. Here are some important points to know:
1. The only official source of information about this conference is this website. Any other information, obtained from any other person or group, is not reliable. Don’t believe fear-based rumors.
2. Various people have reached out to groups and individuals in the spirit of inviting them to participate. These should be understood as personal invitations, rather than official pronouncements by the conference organizers.
3. Likewise, we’re aware of at least one organization who, based on false information, has warned their members not to attend. This is unfortunate. As seekers of truth, we need to lay aside fear and mistrust of one another.
4. This conference is being organized by a group of level-headed, scripturally knowledgable, seekers of truth, who desire fellowship with all who believe in the restoration of the Gospel.
What is the purpose of this conference?
The point of the conference is for people to have an opportunity to come together on “neutral ground” and celebrate the things that unite, rather than divide, all of us who look to Joseph Smith as our founding prophet. We hope to have a day filled with gathering truth, learning from each other, and making new friends.
Is there a hidden agenda?
There is no hidden agenda. The purpose is not to evangelize or convert one another, but rather to understand one another and seek common ground. There is nothing to fear. The conference organizers will not tolerate behavior contrary to what is listed here.
Who will be speaking?
We will have a variety of speakers from the various branches of the restoration. Speakers are not expected to speak in any official capacity, or act as official representatives of any restoration branch. The focus will be on Jesus Christ and the work He started through Joseph Smith.
Who should attend?
Anyone who has ties to the original church restored through Joseph Smith, believes in the Book of Mormon, or who desires to get to know and understand others with similar beliefs should attend! We don’t particularly care what branch you come from, who you worship with, or whether we all agree on everything. There is more than enough basis in the restored gospel for us to fellowship with each other.
What should I expect the day of the conference?
We have reserved a beautiful meeting room in the Student Union Building at Boise State University. We will have the room setup classroom style with tables and chairs. Snacks will be provided throughout the day (free of charge) as well as coffee and tea service. The meeting will consist of carefully chosen speakers, amazing music, and worship through prayer. There will be small breaks during the day to stand up and stretch and get to know others. A potluck picnic is scheduled at a nearby park directly following the conference meeting. The main dish and water will be provided. Conference attendees are encouraged to bring a simple side dish and are welcome to stay until dark. We look forward to a wonderful day!