After initial meetings with a few members, the staff and board members had a small banquet together Friday evening. FBTI students helped out by supplying child care, serving food, and distributing coffee.
After supper, FBTI students took charge of clean up and continued child care while the staff and board members moved to the chapel for the state of the school address. Two board members spoke, then four staff members gave reports on their departments.
Friday evening and most of Saturday were then spent in meetings; the wives of meeting men also took the chance to spend time together.