How To Thrive Like Daniel In Today's Babylon

Thousands of years ago, an ancient people of God found themselves living as strangers in a Babylonian exile. They faced pressure to conform to the culture and compromise their convictions—or face the consequences. Yet, there was a remnant who refused to bow the knee before any false god. Today, followers of Christ also face a culture that demands a cost from those who will not conform to certain cultural standards or compromise moral stances. We may not be facing literal fiery furnaces or hungry lions, but the threats of job loss, litigation and public shame are very real for those Christians who will not bow before the gods of political correctness.

At this year’s Legislative Day, attendees will be inspired as the Benham Brothers challenge us to live like modern-day Daniels among the false gods and fierce lions that still surround us. In addition, participants will receive the latest reports regarding legislative threats to the sanctity of human life, the family and religious liberty. Attendees will hear from elected officials who seek to serve their God in government. Finally, your presence will send a message to your government. It will demonstrate that our faith will not fold and our knees will not bow—we will remain faithful to our God. Join us for Legislative Day 2017!

Speakers

The Benham Brothers

The Benham Brothers

Twin brothers, David and Jason Benham, are former professional baseball players, best-selling authors, speakers, and nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs. Their professional accomplishments have been recognized by dozens of publications, including Inc Magazine, Wall St Journal, Business Leader Media, and Franchise 500.

Their success earned them a reality show with HGTV set to air in the Fall of 2014—yet the show was abruptly cancelled because of their commitment to Biblical values. Appearing on Fox News, ESPN, CNN, Fox Business, ABC's Nightline & Good Morning America, the Benhams continue to stand up for what they believe and encourage others to do the same.

As best-selling authors of Whatever The Cost and Living Among Lions, David and Jason share their story along with biblical principles that will revolutionize your work and family life while giving you the courage to stand up for what is right.

The brothers are happily married with a combined 9 children, and their families live on the same street in Charlotte, NC. Their wives, Lori & Tori, homeschool the kids and are passionate about serving in their community.

Stuart Shepard

Executive Producer, Creative Communications - Family Policy Alliance

Stuart Shepard creates engaging content to win people to a point of view. His web videos have collected millions of views. He’s perhaps best known for his Stoplight® commentaries that have drawn the attention of CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and every major newspaper in the country.

MSNBC declared him the “Worst Person in the World.” Bill O’Reilly named him a “Patriot” on Fox News.

Previously, Stuart hosted CitizenLink radio, Family News in Focus radio, and watched over the teams that produced those programs, our websites, our social media offerings, and email blasts.

Prior to coming to Focus on the Family in 1999, he was chief meteorologist at WLEX-TV in Lexington, Kentucky. He held the American Meteorological Society seal of approval. During his 14 years in the Bluegrass state, he created weekly features on children in the Special Needs Adoption Program, co-hosted the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon, and also served as a weekend minister for a country church. The governor honored him as a Kentucky Colonel.

He’s a graduate and distinguished alumnus of Kentucky Christian University and has served on its board. He’s a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, where he majored in broadcasting. He also earned a certificate in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University.

Stuart Shepard
Jason J. McGuire

Rev. Jason J. McGuire

Executive Director - New Yorkers For Constitutional Freedoms

Rev. Jason J. McGuire serves as the Executive Director of New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation (NYFRF) and NYFRF’s affiliated organization, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms. Rev. McGuire has been on staff with NYFRF since 2007, and has been an integral part of the continued growth and impact of the organization since that time.

Rev. McGuire is a passionate defender of Christian principles like the sanctity of life, the sacredness of marriage, the centrality of religious freedom, and the need for a more just and merciful society, and he fervently believes that these principles can only be lived out if the hearts of men and women turn to God. A gifted and accomplished public speaker, Rev. McGuire preaches and teaches at churches and conferences across the state and the nation; also, he is frequently called upon by media outlets for his expertise regarding New York state government and public policy. Rev. McGuire’s radio broadcasts can be heard on Christian stations throughout New York, and his weekly Albany Update informs thousands of grassroots Christian activists. Both locally and nationally, Rev. McGuire is widely recognized as a key leader in the pro-life and pro-family movements.

Rev. McGuire attended Practical Bible Training School (now known as Davis College) in Johnson City, New York, and holds a Bachelor of Theology Degree from Andersonville Theological Seminary, Camilla, Georgia. Prior to his employment with NYCF, Rev. McGuire served as Pastor of the Ingleside Christian Church in Naples, New York.

Registration Prices

Registration Through 3/7
  • General Registration - $40.00
  • Pastor & Spouse - $25.00
  • Student (High School or College) - $25.00
  • Group Coordinator or Bonus Attendee - FREE
    (For every group of ten, an 11th person attends free!)
  • Box Lunch (optional) $15.00

Registration After 3/7
  • General Registration - $50.00
  • Pastor & Spouse - $25.00
  • Student (High School or College) - $35.00
  • Group Coordinator or Bonus Attendee - FREE
    (For every group of ten, an 11th person attends free!)
  • Box Lunch (optional) $15.00

Tentative Schedule

(Please Note: This schedule is by no means complete and subject to change as NYFRF seeks to accommodate various legislative speakers. If is offered merely as a general guide.)

8:00 am - Registration Opens

9:00 am - Invocation and Welcome

9:15 am - General Session 1

Rev. Jason J. McGuire, President, NYFRF

10:00 am - Legislative Speakers

10:30 am - Issues Briefing

11:30 pm - Lunch Break

1:00 pm - General Session 2

David and Jason Benham “Living Among Lions: How To Thrive Like Daniel In Today’s Babylon”

2:00 pm - Capitol Activities and Legislative Visits

4:00 pm - Closing Benediction and Dismissal

FAQs

Meals

Contrary to previous years, breakfast is not included in the cost of registration. We recommend that Legislative Day attendees purchase coffee and other breakfast items before entering the Capitol Complex or at one of the Concourse cafeterias before the event. A box lunch (sandwich or salad, chips, cookie and bottled water) can be pre-purchased for $15.00. If you do not want to purchase a box lunch you may either find lunch at one of the concourse cafeterias or bring your own from home.

Capitol Security and Parking

Drivers should be prepared to show their driver’s license upon entering the parking garage. Attendees can expect to pay $10.00 per vehicle per day in the parking garage. Plan to arrive before 8:00 AM to find adequate parking. NYFRF will be offering complementary shuttle busing to the Convention Center from the Albany Ramada Plaza (3 Watervliet Ave. Extension, Albany, NY 12206) beginning at 7:15 AM on the morning of the event. Buses will return to the hotel at the end of the event. Using this option will save attendees $10 in garage parking fees.

Dress Code

Please keep in mind that you will be representing Christ before your elected officials. Modest business attire is requested.

Refund Policy

Upon request, New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation (NYFRF) will provide refunds to persons who have purchased tickets for Legislative Day, providing that the refund request is communicated to our office no later than seventy-two (72) hours prior to Legislative Day. NYFRF does not provide refunds based upon inclement weather, as our financial obligations for Legislative Day (including the cost of renting the Empire State Plaza Convention Center) remain the same regardless of weather conditions. NYFRF appreciates your understanding and support in regard to our refund procedure.

Overnight Accommodations

The Albany Ramada Plaza (3 Watervliet Ave. Extension, Albany, NY 12206) is offering Legislative Day attendees a rate of $79.00 if you call (518) 438-8431 and mention “New York Families”. The special rate will be applicable for either March 20th and/or March 21st. Please make reservations early to guarantee room availability at the discounted event price.

Group Coordinators

(Bringing Groups of Ten or More) For every group of ten, an 11th person attends free! You may register your group online or by postal mail using the downloadable form below. For more information call (585) 225-2220.
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