Annual Conference Online Sponsors

Visit our in-person sponsors on this page or when you attend the annual conference session.

And, take a moment to explore these additional sponsors of the Great Plains Annual Conference: has provided quality online educational experiences with roots in Wesleyan theology since 2006. We offer online studies, courses, and certification programs on a variety of ministry, formation, and leadership topics. All of our courses offer CEU credits. Our goal is to make rich learning experiences accessible to church leaders and laity, no matter their location or life situation, and to help them grow as disciples in faith and ministry.

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BeADisciple Study App

Looking for a way to connect your congregations around their hectic schedules? The new BeADisciple Study App offers everything you need to participate in a Bible study on a smartphone, tablet, or computer — with weekly meetings on Zoom!

The app is available for classes starting after August 1 with revised, updated, and expanded versions of the popular Disciple Fast Track studies. Be a trailblazer! Beta test leaders and groups can sign up now at a special introductory rate.

More information and signups available at

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CCIP - Zimbabwe

CCIP - Zimbabwe ministers to people in Zimbabwe to help them manage the hardships associated with poverty and injustice.

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EmberHope Youthville

EmberHope Youthville is a nonprofit, faith-based agency providing resources and support to inspire hope in the hundreds we serve. Through our foster care, residential, and counseling programs, we use trauma-informed practices focusing on the family, allowing them to become a catalyst for change.

Headquartered in Newton, our campus consists of residential cottages, a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility, a school operating in partnership with Newton USD 373, and our administration building. We proudly serve children and families in Kansas.

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Epworth Village

Since 1889, Epworth Village located in York, Nebraska has provided much needed services to children, youth and families in crises with programs such as In-Home Family Services, Foster Care and Little Jewels Child Care and Enrichment Center.

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Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is a progressive, spiritually centered, servant seminary where we seek to form courageous leaders in the way of Jesus to cultivate communities of justice, compassion, and hope.

To live into God’s call requires vocational courage, and we’ll walk alongside you and help you think creatively and prayerfully about your calling. Garrett provides a variety of residential, hybrid, and online degree programs, certificates, and continuing education for passionate, creative, and courageous spiritual leaders seeking to make a difference.

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Great Plains Creation Justice Team

The Creation Justice Team is here to provide you with resources to share with congregations, action items you can take to care for God’s creation, and policies which support the thriving of humans and the planet.

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Great Plains Intergenerational Ministries

Great Plains Intergenerational Ministries provides resourcing, connection, networking, and investments to Kids and Families, Youth, and Young Adult Ministries in Kansas and Nebraska.

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Great Plains Leadership Lab

Leadership Lab is a gamified Christian Leadership experiment for high school students in the Great Plains Conference. High school students engage in a web of relationships, resourcing, and experiences that culminate in eligibility for a triennial trip to the Holy Land with other students, their mentors, and the key conference leaders.

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Great Plains Peace with Justice Ministries

Peace with Justice Ministries witnesses to God’s demand for a faithful, just, disarmed, and secure world where everybody can live a full life. Justice resources, interpretation, and advocacy from the General Board of Church and Society are made available to support local congregations in their mission of making disciples and transforming the world by addressing systemic issues and making true peace with justice possible.

Watch full showcase of "Living Our Principles" on YouTube

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Great Plains United Methodist Men

The GPUMM is a laity ministry helping men grow spiritually as servant leaders in their local church and beyond.

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Iliff School of Theology

Lead with your Light! Since 1892, Iliff School of Theology Iliff has been at the forefront of progressive and ecumenical theological education. Located in Denver, Colorado, we offer courses in hybrid, online, and on-campus formats. We are recognized nationally and internationally for our emphasis on social justice.


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Immigrant Legal Center + Refugee Empowerment Center

Immigrant Legal Center + Refugee Empowerment Center (formerly Justice for our Neighbors Nebraska) is Nebraska and southwest Iowa’s largest nonprofit immigration legal services and refugee resettlement nonprofit. Our mission is to empower immigrants to live confidently through our expert legal services, refugee resettlement initiatives, and compassionate social work services. We believe that all people deserve high-quality support regardless of their nationality or financial situation – which is why we never turn any family away due to lack of funds. Thank you to the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church for your dedicated and critical support of our programs.

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Methodist Federation for Social Action

Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) is an intersectional social justice nonprofit that mobilizes Justice-Seeking People of Faith to take action on issues of peace, poverty and people’s rights within the church, the nation, and the world.

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Ministry Leadership Initiative

Ministry Leadership Initiative (MLI) provides vocational training, coaching, and theological education for youth and children's ministry leaders in local churches, camps, and organizations.

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Reconciling Ministries Network

Reconciling Ministries Network is committed to intersectional justice across and beyond the United Methodist connection, working for the full participation of all LGBTQ+ people throughout the life and leadership of the Church.

Resources from Reconciling Ministries Network:

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ShareChurch Ministries

ShareChurch is a ministry of Resurrection, A United Methodist Church committed to providing clergy, church staff and volunteers with practical tools and training to strengthen the church. ShareChurch is full of ideas and resources to save you time and energy, so you can focus on what really matters.

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Southwestern College - Admissions

Southwestern College - Winfield, KS Admissions

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Summit Youth Academy

The Summit Youth Academy provides space for youth to hear and explore God's call in their lives. Through Wesleyan teaching, practicing spiritual disciplines, band meetings, and the Birkman Method assessment, participants identify their gifts and strengths and learn how they can best use those for good in our world. The Summit takes place July 9-15, 2023, at Southwestern College in Winfield, KS.

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Timothy Circle

The Timothy Circle works to resource and network together all parts of the Church body to better form young disciples who hear God's voice. We have resources to help each person connected to a young Christian support that young person's call discernment and faith development -- that includes parents, youth workers, clergy, camp directors, campus ministers, lay volunteers, and church committee members.

We also have a FREE call discernment resource for teens and young adults that can be adapted into a semester-long call discernment curriculum.

Visit us at!

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The Big Garden

Teach. Build. Grow.
Teaching people, Building Communities, and Growing Food Sovereignty.
Our goal at The Big Garden is to reduce hunger by increasing access to fresh, healthy produce and teaching people to grow, cook, & preserve their own.

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The Caring Congregation

The Caring Congregation (TCC) exists to cultivate a culture of care for the evolving Christian community. We train church leaders using a team approach that empowers pastors and laity working together to provide excellent care ministry. Beyond our basic training, we provide personalized experiences for ongoing learning groups, cohorts, mentorships, small group study and care resources to equip churches to support their congregations and communities.

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Wesley Theological Seminary

The mission of Wesley Theological Seminary is to equip persons for Christian ministry and leadership in the church and the world, to advance theological scholarship, and to model a prophetic voice in the public square.

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