Annual Conference

Annual Conference 2015 - June 5 - 8, 2015

Expo Center

635 E St Louis St, Springfield, MO 65806

 

Information on Annual Conference 2014:

Loving God in Return: Practicing Passionate Worship

Offerings at Annual Conference 2014

Heifer Project (Commissioning and Retirement Service)

This year, Heifer International is celebrating its 70th year of working to end hunger and poverty. Heifer empowers families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity—but their approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps brings sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Their animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market. http://www.heifer.org/ 

Mozambique Gondola Training Center (Ordination)

The Gondola Training Center (GTC) in Mozambique is a new educational center designed to train United Methodist lay leaders and pastors in theology, church leadership, development, microfinance, and sustainability. The GTC is strategically placed north of the Save River in Mozambique, which is an area that has experienced a distinct absence of educational opportunities and extreme poverty. After many years of investing in this center and sending numerous volunteers in mission teams who have helped with the construction of the GTC, we are very excited that the GTC has officially opened its doors! This offering is dedicated to the continued support of the GTC and its students for the transformation of people and their communities toward the image of Christ. www.mzinitiative.com

Haiti Clean Water Project (Sunday Morning)

Access to clean water continues to be a struggle for millions of people throughout the world, but through our continued commitment with the Haiti Clean Water Project we are making a difference. The pendulum is swinging the other direction. Instead of a child dying every 15 seconds, we now see the death rate at every 21 seconds. This small swing means more than 600,000 children have a second chance at life each year. Through your generosity, we have provided nearly 3,000 bio-sand and Sawyer water filters to 6 communities in Haiti. http://www.ifyouknewthegift.com/

Annual Conference Journal

Please note that the Conference Journal is not automatically included with registration. If you do wish to receive a journal, please indicate this on the appropriate line on the registration form, adding $30.00 to your registration fee for a paper version or $6.50 for a CD version. The Journal is available free on the Website. If you are not attending the session but want a journal, you MUST order it and pay the appropriate fees. In an effort to be good stewards, we will not be printing many “extra” journals.

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Frequently asked questions

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