Annual Conference Sponsor Booths

This page will be updated as booths become available. Come back after May 15 to plan which booths you'd like to visit during the event.

To show us how you are participating in Annual Conference this year, post a picture of your surroundings to social media using #GPAC2021 in your caption.

Each participating ministry has a unique Zoom link as part of the listing below. Click on the Zoom link to “visit the booth.”

Once you have entered the virtual “booth” space you will have the opportunity to chat with people, gather resources and get your questions about that ministry answered. You can stay for a long as you want. When you leave the booth, revisit this page and choose another booth’s zoom link. Visit as many booths as you wish.

Booths will be open on Friday, May 28 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 12:15-1:15 p.m. On Saturday, May 29, booths will be open from 7:30-8:30 a.m. All times are CDT.

 

Maximize Your Experience

Please turn your camera on and unmute your microphone. Having your camera on allows you to more easily interact with your meeting colleagues and enhances the overall meeting experience.

Visit as many booths as possible. Take the opportunity to visit the booths and get the resources you need to take back to your local congregations. This is your time to glean information that can help you connect, learn about new virtual practices and say “hi” to your friends.

 

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BeADisciple.com

with Meg Calvin

The BeADisciple.com program hosts online courses for Christians because disciples of Jesus grow in their faith and enhance their ministries through education.

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Campus Ministry at Washburn

with Jacob Martin

Campus Ministry at Washburn is a young adult ministry in the Topeka, Ks focused on creating intentional community for college aged persons by their peers to know, experience, and live out Christ's love.

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Center for Pastoral Effectiveness

with Bill Selby

Center for Pastoral Effectiveness: Created to Maintain Ministers in Ministry Utilizing Family Systems, the Center process of 6 3-Day Retreats assists pastors in dealing with natural stressors, reactivity, and anxiety in ministry and help bring health and joy into a pastor's personal and professional life.

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Chat with the Conference Lay Leadership Team

with Lisa Maupin

Stop in and say "hi" to your Conference Lay Leadership team. We want to see your faces! Come by to ask questions, share stories of ministry and connect.

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Educational Opportunities Tours

Educational Opportunities Tours delivers Christian journeys of a lifetime that change the church, the ministry, and individual lives.

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Great Plains Camps INC.

with Sara Shaw

Drop in the Great Plains Camps booth for a different camp experience during each booth session!

  • Friday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Enjoy Beautiful camp scenery with Lakeside and Horizon
  • Friday, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: Lunch around the campfire with Norwesca and Fontanelle
  • Saturday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.:  Coffee and Camp Chippewa

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Great Plains Partners in Ministry

with Jennifer Gahan

Great Plains Partners in Ministry is a supportive fellowship open to all spouses of active and retired clergy in the Great Plains Annual Conference. We gather twice a year: once at an annual conference brunch and a second event at a multi-day retreat in October. In addition, small groups for friendship and support meet within districts.

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Great Plains Peace with Justice Ministries

with Andrea Paret

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.

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Iliff School of Theology

with Daniel Klawitter

Iliff School of Theology is a progressive and inclusive seminary with roots in the United Methodist Church. We offer the M.Div, MTS, MAPSC (Master's in Pastoral Care), MASJE (Master's in Social Justice & Ethics) and Doctor of Ministry degrees in residential and online/hybrid formats.

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Immigrant Legal Center

Part of the Justice for our Neighbors network

with Cailan Franz

As Nebraska and Southwest Iowa’s largest nonprofit immigration legal services provider, Immigrant Legal Center is focused on empowering immigrants to live with confidence and free from fear. Through legal services, education, and advocacy, ILC is unique in our ability to meet the ever-changing needs of immigrant communities because of our people, our partners, and our promise to never turn a family away due to inability to pay. Learn more at immigrantlc.org.

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Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation

with Dustin Petz

The Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation serves churches, organizations and families across Kansas helping them to leave a lasting legacy in their communities through providing resources and education for estate planning and endowment ministries. In addition, the Foundation serves churches and organizations through providing competitive investment options with Wespath Institutional Investments, grant opportunities for new ministries, and loan options through the Wesleyan Investive, formerly the United Methodist Development Fund, UMDF.

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Ministry Leadership Initiative for Youth/Kids Ministry

with Matt Vaughan

MLI specializes in youth and children's ministry training, coaching, and consulting. We are a non-profit ministry serving churches in the Midwest.

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Pension and Benefits

with Peggy Mihoover, Great Plains benefits officer

Pensions and Benefits offer guidance on benefits and pensions. We are here to answer your questions.

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Reconciling Ministries Network

with Jeanette Grenz

Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN) equips and mobilizes United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves.

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Perkins School of Theology | SMU

with Connie Nelson

Information from the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.

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Saint Paul School of Theology

with Shannon Hancock

Saint Paul School of Theology is a seminary of the United Methodist Church offering graduate courses online and on-campus at a FLEXible learning schedule. Speak with our Director of Admissions to discover more about Saint Paul.

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United Methodist Men

with George Houle

Come see how Great Plains United Methodist Men are fulfilling Jesus’ command to make disciples with their VISION to: Build an on-growing relationship between Jesus Christ and men of all ages, both inside and outside the church; by mentoring other men and engaging in small groups; while also recognizing each man’s unique fit into the body of Jesus Christ.

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 United Methodist Open Door, Inc.

with Deann Smith

United Methodist Open Door, Inc. is a ministry providing basic needs, like food, clothing, shelter, and housing to those struggling in poverty.

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Wesley KU

with Susan Mercer

Campus Ministry at the University of Kansas.

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