2018 Annual Conference Session


The 2018 Great Plains Annual Conference session will be held Jun 13-16 at the Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center (225 W Douglas Ave) in Wichita, Kansas. The theme, "Therefore Go: Proclaim Christ" marks the second year of a four-year theme meant to help clergy and laity of the Great Plains live into active discipleship.

Plenary Speaker

The Rev. Dr. Mark R. Teasdale will be the plenary speaker at the 2018 Great Plains Annual Conference Session on Friday morning, June 15. Teasdale is an ordained elder in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church and the E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He has written three books: "Methodist Evangelism," "American Salvation; Evangelism for Non-Evangelists: Sharing the Gospel Authentically;" and "Go! Becoming a Great Commission Congregation."

In his teaching and lectures, Teasdale focuses on evangelism, church leadership, mission, discipleship and Wesleyan/Methodist studies. He believes evangelism “starts with the assumption that God is active, and that our efforts are only to participate in what God is already doing,” and that we “become public witnesses, inviting those who are not Christians to know God through Jesus Christ.”

A description of his teaching time will be available soon on this page.

View videos of some of Teasdale's lectures

You might also be interested in a free webinar, Evangelism for Non-Evangelists, being held this spring and led by Teasdale and the Rev. Dr. Heather Lear, director of evangelism for Discipleship Ministries. Register for the webinar and view archived webinars. You can participate in the webinar with a group from your church and begin to form an evangelism strategy for your congregation. You will need to purchase the book "Evangelism for Non-Evangelists." All other materials you will need, including a study guide, are available for download at the above website