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Would you like to experience a convention where hundreds of Bible Students from all around the USA and even the world met together?  These Bible Students believe what was taught by the early Watchtower in 1916 and prior, in the days of Pastor Russell.  Envision the feeling of freedom to be able to fellowship openly with other students of the Bible.
Bible Students peacefully come to the General Convention each year to enjoy spiritual rejuvenation, Bible learning and loving Christian fellowship.  It is an opportunity to come away from the cares of this world for six days and be spiritually refreshed, and is attended by adults and young people of all ages.  The program includes talks (discourses) and panels on many Bible subjects, praise and testimony meetings, evening vesper services, and many hours of one on one fellowship.  There are also programs for children and young adults.  In short, Bible Students come to the General Convention to soak up the blessings, gain spiritual lessons, and enjoy fellowshipping with each other.


You can attend the General Convention over the Internet.  Prior to the Convention, we will provide you with the live feed Internet link, then later the link for the recording.  If you would like to attend this General Convention in person, send an email to me at BibleStudents1@GMail.com.  We can even trade phone #’s to discuss your interest and what you are looking for.  We will  explain more of what the General Convention is about and answer your questions.  If we are both in agreement that it could meet your expectations, as well as be a blessing to you and the Bible Students that you will be visiting with, then we can discuss registration. 


If you would like a copy of the program/schedule, click here:  2018 Convention Program


The 2014 Bible Students General Convention in Johnstown, PA will be held from July 19 to July 24, 2013.  The convention program, travel directions, Internet broadcast (includes Adobe Connect, no special software but high speed connection required), and audio/video/presentation file download information is available at the following website:



The 2018 General Convention will be broadcast live on the Internet using Adobe Connect and YouTube

Live Internet Broadcast!

YouTube: youtube.com/c/biblestudentschannel

Adobe Connect Link: http://biblestudents.adobeconnect.com/general



This year, there will be 2 ways to connect to the convention over the Internet, Adobe Connect and YouTube. Here are the links to each:
Adobe Connect: https://biblestudents.adobeconnect.com/general
YouTube: youtube.com/c/biblestudentschannel or go to YouTube and search for “Bible Students Channel”. You can watch the YouTube LiveStream on your phone, tablet, computer, smart TV or video streaming device (Chromecast, Firestick, Apple TV, Roku).Depending on the type of high speed Internet connection, some brethren may have problems connecting on YouTube (like with a DSL connection). Adobe Connect should be fine for all Internet connections. Some testing of both broadcast methods prior to the convention may be performed from 7 -10 pm EDT on Friday, July 13.If you miss a convention discourse, it can be found here (after the discourse is completed):
Video Replays: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLViz7kRuY-_yoc9PcEysPk_5S2NeL41u or go to the “2018 General Convention” playlist in the “Bible Students Channel”

The convention program, travel directions, Internet broadcast information (with the Adobe and YouTube connection links), and audio/video/presentation file download information is available at the following website:     http://www.biblestudentsweb.com/general18


Here is an alternate website for those with mobile devices (Ipads, Iphones, other smartphones and tablets):


Note: All convention times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)



You can listen to recordings of the last three General Conventions at the following links:

Find the 2017 Bible Students General Convention here:

Find the 2016 Bible Students General Convention here:

Find the 2015 Bible Students General Convention here:

Find the 2014 Bible Students General Convention here:

Find the 2013 Bible Students General Convention here:

Find the 2012 Bible Students General Convention here:

Find the 2010 Bible Students General Convention here:

Find the 2009 Bible Students General Convention here:

Find more Bible Student conventions here:

82 comments to Conventions

  • Nubby Tope


    I click on the YouTube channel as the instructions above say, but there’s no streaming or anything, just a picture of a venue and a load of singing. So how do I get to see and hear the convention from that YouTube channel? I’m hoping to see the UK convention.

    • ZionsHerald


      There will not be a UK convention online but you can watch the American one when it begins on Saturday. Keep in mind the time difference.

      I will be visiting London in the UK next week for a few days. Do you live anywhere near London?


      • Nubby Tope

        Hi there,

        I live 300 miles from London and already have plans. But I really want to see this convention on YouTube if possible. I’ll make next year though.

        Cheers ZH

    • Richard.Tazzyman

      The reason you only get that Nubby is because it has not started yet.There will be once it Starts on the 14th July.Bro Richard

  • Jacqueline (Bible Student)

    Well 2 or 3 years ago the witnesses switched to tiny Johnstown for their convention after realizing Bible student held a general convention at U of Pitt for many years. Be courageous is the theme. What are they afraid of since they are the persecutors of Christians leaving their faith all over the world.

    • Ted R (Bible Student)

      Did you notice too that the JW’s have started using the word convention again the last couple of years instead of assemblies like the have in the past.

      • Jacqueline (Bible Student)

        Assemblies always referred to the circuit assembly or 1 day. Convention was the summer events. Now they are called regionals conventions. Because to fill the stadium you have to come from many states to make a crowd so it takes 2-3 districts to make 8,000 whereas in the past one district could bring in that number.
        The flock is conditioned not to think on this play of words. They are happy to just have their faithful and discreet slave look over them.

        • TedR Bible Student

          Not to make an issue but I look back at the programs from the 60’s and 70’s District “Assemblies”. Divine Name District Assembly, I was baptized at the Men of Goodwill District Assembly in Detroit Michigan in 1970, and others. We always referred to assemblies.Check this out:


          The only reason I bring this up was that I was reading about the experience of a brother who was investigated for apostasy because he was referring to Conventions. I cant find the testimonial right now. I just found it interesting. Not a big deal though. 🙂

          • Jacqueline (Bible Student)

            No problem TedR, thanks for researching. I have just finished 4 beautiful days with my grandchildren and daughter in law. I am on cloud nine. Jehovah answered my prayer and blessed me!
            Hope all is well with you and your family. My granddaughter called as I am typing this, to say she misses me already. My heart is repaired now and on to the work HE has assigned!

            • greg (Bible Student)


              I’m so glad you had a great visit. Take another soak in the hot-tub, ok? LoL

              What a blessing! Thanks for celebrating here with us.


    • greg (Bible Student)


      Did you see the comment made at the related page?


      Part of the comment reads:

      (begin quote)
      A talk at this exact convention shifts blame to children for being molested because they did not dress modestly.

      Or the even more rediculous guideline to not believe a plea from an abused child because “two people did not witness the act”. The child would then be disciplined.
      (end quote)


      • Jacqueline (Bible student)

        Greg I am in my car now but this has to go out to the proper authorities if they are saying this. I will check it out when I get home. Thanks for pisting.

  • Cazenovi (Bible Student & JW)

    just [b]testing[/b] something here…

  • Jacqueline (Bible Student)

    This is the North Seattle Convention for 3/25,26,27, 2016 Enjoy!

    Dear Brethren,

    We are pleased to announce that Lord willing the North Seattle Bible Students Convention will be broadcast live on the Internet using Adobe Connect. To attend using Adobe Connect, use the following web link:
    Broadcast Room: http://biblestudents.acrobat.com/northseattle/

    Please use a recognizable name when you join in.

    The program for the convention is as follows (all times are Pacific time):
    FRIDAY – MARCH 25, 2016
    1:45 – 2:00 Welcome Lawrence Kirkham
    2:00 – 3:00 Discourse Lew Garrison
    3:50 – 4:50 Discourse Ed Bushlus

    SATURDAY – MARCH 26, 2016
    9:30 – 9:40 Bethel Service
    Symposium: “Lord’s Great Army – Influence on the Day of Vengeance and Times of Restitution.”
    9:40 – 10:40 Darcy Andrus – Symposium Subject
    11:10 – 12:10 Robert Long – Same Subject
    2:00 – 3:00 Discourse Bill Ostrander
    3:50 – 4:50 Discourse Walter Schroeder

    SUNDAY – MARCH 27, 2016
    9:30 – 9:40 Bethel Service
    9:40 – 10:40 Theme Discourse Amos 9:13-15 Ed Bushlus
    11:30-12:30 Discourse Robert Long
    2:00 – 3:00 Discourse Darcy Andrus

    Electronic programs available at http://www.nsbible.org/Seattle2016.htm

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