Gospel Magic Day(s) September 21-22, 2018

With a pre-day training event…and night before party/lecture


Duane and Mary Laflin will host the event and present several lectures.  There will also be a variety of guest teachers such as Dr. Chris Beck and Del Wilson


There is no cost for the main “Gospel Magic Day” but please tell us you are coming.  We want to be sure to have room for everyone and we want to have the proper number of lectures notes prepared. Send us an email at or call/text 406-291-2004.  Just give us your name and say, “I plan to be there!”

Theme: “Magically Connecting With Your Audience”


Friday Evening – September 21

4:30 PM – Doors open for welcome, registration and fellowship

5:30 PM – Supper on your own or with a new friend

6:30 PM – Doors open again for welcome, registration and fellowship

7:00 PM – Party Time! Snacks, funny business, fellowship, music and more.

8:00 PM – Lecture: How To Play Big, Whether Or Not Your Props Are Big! (Taught by Duane Laflin)

Saturday – September 22

9:00 AM – Doors open for welcome, registration and fellowship

9:30 AM – Announcements/Orientation

10:00 AM – Lecture: What Audiences Want! 

11:00 AM – Break

11:15 AM – Lecture continued: What Audiences Want!

12:00 Noon – Lunch on site. 

1:00 PM – Magical Tips, Ideas, Techniques And Funny Business. 

2:00 PM – Break

2:30 PM – The Importance of Comedy And How To Make Things Fun and Funny! 

4:00 PM – Afternoon sessions end. Take a break for supper and get ready for the spectacular evening show.

7:00 PM – Show: “Kingdom Of Wonders”

8:45 PM – Fellowship and fun.

Details relating to visiting Branson and finding the studio

For lodging, check Branson motels. There are many choices and many price options.  Although the Grand Magic Studio is in Hollister, MO (5 minutes south of Branson), we do not recommend Hollister motels. Their prices are much higher than Branson options. (If you do find a low priced motel in Hollister, the quality will not be good.)   For food, many local options. Fast food and nice restaurants (Plus grocery stores within a few blocks of the studio). We will be ordering in pizza for lunch. We recommend you plan on joining us for the pizza lunch. It is a great time to make friends, check out the magic counter items, and share ideas.

To find the studio, the address is 162 Industrial Park Drive, Suite F, Hollister, MO 65672.  Normally one or two white vans are parked in front of the main door. The studio is located directly across from the Hollister YMCA.  If traveling on highway 65, take the main Hollister Exit and go east. You will go past Menards and into an area of Industrial buildings. We are about 1/4 mile back in on Industrial drive.

The magic store will be open! Grand Magic Studio has a nice display of magic items. If you are looking for props, books and more, many things will be on display.

Expect quality instruction.  One of the reasons why the Grand Magic Studio exists is to provide quality information and teaching for those in creative ministry. We are committed to excellence.  There is a large stage with good lighting and sound system. We use video projection and Powerpoint/Keynote in teaching.  Our auditorim seats up to 80 people.