Workshops: Friday 11:00 – 11:45

Martin Boehm: Pioneering Leader for Unity

Dr. Anthony Blair
President of Evangelical Seminary
Myerstown, Pa.
Ordained UB minister

The story of our “forgotten founder,” Martin Boehm—a powerful symbol of the UB heritage of working across denominational lines for the Kingdom of God.

Founders Room

Philip William Otterbein: From Germany to American Church Leader

Dr. Daryl Elliott
Senior pastor, Fountain UB Church
Keyser, W. Va.
UB History Course instructor

The life of William Otterbein, the founding of the United Brethren movement, and his continuing impact on our church’s life and thought.

State Room

Human Sexuality Task Force: The Talk

Led by members of the Task Force on Human Sexuality

An open discussion about issues related to the proposals from the Task Force on Human Sexuality.

Commonwealth 3

Creating a Culture of Financial Health and Generosity in Your Home and Church

Brian Kluth
National Director for NAE/UB
Financial Health for All partnership

Discover ten ways God provides when the paycheck or budget isn’t big enough, and five ways churches can create a culture of joyful generosity.

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Today’s Untold Stories in UB Missions

Global Ministries Staff

Hear testimonies from UB missionaries we can’t mention on our website, because they work in restricted access countries where they could be deported or locals could be persecuted.

Heritage A

Taking Control of your Denominational Retirement Benefits

Dennis Zimmerman
Dennis Zimmerman, Financial Advisor
Acuitas Financial Group (Ameriprise Financial Services)
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Explore strategies for enhancing your retirement savings through better implementation of the benefits offered by the UB retirement program.

Heritage B

Up, In & Out: A Blueprint for Spiritual Transformation

Dr. Jody Bowser
Senior pastor, King Street Church
Chambersburg, Pa.

Spiritually Alive, Relationally Connected, Missionally Engaged: explore how these commitments must drive our ministry and serve as a blueprint for making disciples.

Federal Room

Seeking Refuge, Finding Hope: The Response of One Church to the Refugee Crisis

Alan MacDonald
Pastor of Global Engagement, Fairfax Community Church (Fairfax, Va.)
Former UB endorsed missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators

Understanding the refugee crisis, and responding as a church to the refugees in our midst.

Independence Room

An Unexpected Friendship

Jim Bolich
Senior pastor, Prince Street UB Church (Shippensburg, Pa.)
Jen Blandin
Global Ministries missionary in Macau

Exploring the opportunities and challenges that come with establishing and nurturing friendships across cultural boundaries.

Heritage D

The Art of Neighboring

Greg Voight
Senior pastor, Lancaster UB Church
Lancaster, Ohio

What could God do if we focused on reaching the people who live in our neighborhoods, work where we work, play where we play, and go to school where we go to school?

Heritage E

Huntington University Admissions

Representatives from the Admissions department.

Exhibit Hall

For Women Only: Celebrating Gender as God’s Creation

Dr. Sherilyn Emberton
President, Huntington University
Huntington, Ind.

Scripture provides a beautiful backdrop for the importance of gender in Creation. This session engages participants in discussion and celebration in how we are created uniquely and individually, male and female, with clear purpose and calling.

Heritage C

The Pursuit of Purity

Arthur Wilson
Dean of Spiritual Life & Campus Pastor
Huntington University

In this workshop, participants will explore strategies on how to use the Scriptures to help young adults break free from the grasp of sexual impurity.

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