Registration is now open for the 2018 Great Plains Annual Conference Session, June 13-16 at the Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center, 225 W. Douglas Ave., Wichita.
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.
The annual conference will begin with a memorial and communion service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13. Other special events are the retirement dinner and celebration Thursday, June 14; and ordination at 7 p.m, Friday, June 15.
The Rev. Dr. Mark R. Teasdale will be the plenary speaker on Friday morning, June 15. Drawing on some of the most recent research in the field of evangelism as well as a decade of experience teaching evangelism, this seminar will provide an “evangelism equation” that guides individual Christians and congregations to articulate their faith in authentic and creative ways.
Teasdale will present to half of the conference members at a time, while the other half may participate in a workshop of their choice. There will be eight workshops to select from.
An optional listening session has been scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Wednesday. The listening session will be much like a town hall meeting for the conference and will include a time for worship, prayer, learning and dialogue. The latest information available from the Council of Bishops about The Way Forward will be shared. There will be time scheduled during the session of the annual conference that will also inform you about the Council of Bishop’s proposal and the upcoming General Conference in February 2019.
A late fee of $25 will be added to registrations received after May 24. The final day to register is May 31. We ask that you register online prior to your arrival to conference.
Fourteen Wichita hotels are providing lodging for the conference at a discounted rate.
Child care, as well as a special camp experience by the staff of Camp Horizon, is being offered.
Watch GPconnect and greatplainsumc.org/annualconference for more information.