Annual Conference



Annual Conference 2023

The tenth regular session of the Great Plains Annual Conference, “Clay in the Hands of Our Creator,” is June 7-10 at the LaVista Conference Center in LaVista, Nebraska. Registration is now closed.

Check out the links in the left menu for more information, like the schedule, sponsors you can meet at the event, and sponsors with booths online.


Annual Conference Workbook

The workbook for the 2023 session of the Great Plains Annual Conference is now available to download. This document is a PDF that can be printed in color or black and white. It has three pages at the end reserved for any notes participants would like to take during the conference. 

The workbook includes legislation related to disaffiliations, church closures, and other business before the annual conference. It also includes reports from conference staff and committees, as well as from agencies, universities, seminaries and ministry partners who chose to submit written reports.

Please print out and bring a copy with you to La Vista, Nebraska, for the in-person portion of our annual conference session June 7-10. No printed copies will be available at the venueand it is recommended that you not rely solely on wifi to be able to look up information in La Vista. So bringing a printed copy or having a fully downloaded copy to a tablet or laptop is highly recommended.

Pastors are encouraged to print out a copy of the workbook for their lay member to annual conference as well as for themselves.


An addendum is now available to the workbook. Download the workbook addendum.


Important Dates

Monday, June 5, 2023, beginning at 7 p.m. CDT: An online-only clergy session of the annual conference will take place to conduct the necessary business of the clergy in executive session.
Wednesday June 7, 2023, beginning at 3 p.m. CDT: An in-person continuation of the annual conference session for all lay and clergy members will commence and will continue through the morning of Saturday, June 10. We will begin with a Service of Commemoration and Communion in the Windsor Ballroom where we will remember our brothers and sisters who have died in the past year and mourn all of the ways that we have felt loss over these past four years. This is an opportunity for all of us collectively to acknowledge the grief we are living with and seek God’s grace to heal and redeem us for the work we are called to continue. Bishop David Wilson will be our preacher for this powerful worship experience.

Also happening June 7:

  • The Laity Session will take place immediately after the Service of Commemoration and Communion at 4:45 p.m. in the Windsor Ballroom.
  • Also at 4:45, clergy are invited to a party hosted by Clergy Excellence in Dapper Rooms I, II, III.


Opening business session - May 31

The 2023 session of Annual Conference officially began on May 31 with a business session held via Zoom. Business during this session included action items that are more administrative in nature, such as the adoption of the Rules of Order, resolutions on church disaffiliations and closures, and the clergy compensation, pension, and benefits policies for 2024.


Laity Orientation


2022 Great Plains Annual Conference Journal

The 2022 Journal is now available! Order your copy through this link.