Registration is now open for the 2019 US National Conference. The US National Conference is the highest governing body for United Brethren churches in the United States. The US National Conference will be held:

Date
July 17-20, 2019

Location
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio

Registration

The registration page has several parts.

1. Register for the conference itself. (Required)

  • Individual: $75 ($90 after June 1, 2019)
  • Family: $115 ($140 after June 1, 2019)
  • Individual Day Pass: $40

2. Reserve accommodations–either in campus residence halls, or at local hotels. (Optional)

3.Purchase meal tickets for the campus dining hall. (Optional)

You MUST register for the conference itself. However, you are responsible for making your own lodging reservations, and it’s your choice regarding meals.

Keynote Speakers

Wednesday and Thursday

Daniel Henderson was a senior pastor for over 20 years. Now, as president of Strategic Renewal, he works fulltime helping congregations experience renewal and prayer-based revitalization. He has written a number of books on biblical leadership and prayer.

Read more about him.

Friday Night

David Datema, an ordained UB minister and Huntington University graduate, grew up partly as UB missionary kid in Jamaica and Sierra Leone. Since 1999, he and Cathie have served with Frontier Ventures, an umbrella organization for the US Center for World Mission and other mission entities. He is currently one of seven directors of Frontier Ventures.

Saturday Morning

Todd Fetters has been bishop of the US National Conference since 2015. He grew up in a United Brethren minister’s home, graduated from Huntington University, and served 24 years as a United Brethren pastor. He holds masters degrees from Huntington University and Evangelical Seminary. He and his wife, Lisa, have two grown sons, both of whom are employed in Christian ministry.

Lodging

You are responsible for making your own lodging arrangements. We have three good options you might consider.

  1. Campus residence halls. These rooms are inexpensive and convenient. All beds are twin beds. The rooms are in Founders Hall, a short walk from the meeting place.
  2. Bowling Green hotels. Four local hotels, all located within a half-mile of the campus, will provide discounted conference rates. They are: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites, and Best Western Falcon Plaza.
  3. Toledo hotels. A number of other hotels are located 10-14 miles away on the outskirts of Toledo (Perrysburg, Maumee, and Rossford).

On-Campus Meals

Through the registration process, you can purchase meal tickets for lunch and dinner (not breakfast) at The Oaks, an all-you-care-to-eat dining facility a very short walk from the meeting place. Choose which meals you want each day (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday).

  • Adult meal tickets: $10 per meal.
  • Youth (ages 8-12) meal tickets: $6.75 per meal.
  • Child (age 4-7) meal tickets: $5.25 per meal.

Kids age 3 and under eat free with a purchased adult meal.

The all-inclusive pricing covers food, drinks, and desserts. The facility includes:

  • Fresh, made-from-scratch meal options.
  • Brick Oven Pizza area.
  • Deli station.
  • Hot organic items with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free choices.

Meeting with Dennis Zimmerman

Dennis Zimmerman, who manages the denominational pension program, will be available to meet with ministers and spouses during the conference. He is taking appointments to meet with retirement program participants during Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. Please contact him directly to set up an appointment. Office Phone: 260-271-1050. Email: Dennis.Zimmerman@ampf.com

Workshops

Three rounds of workshops will be held on Friday morning from 9:00 to noon. Each workshop will be 45 minutes long. The workshops are now listed here.

Orange Night

Thursday night is Orange Night. If you have some kind of orange attire, wear it–shirts, socks, hats, suspenders, whatever. This will be a nod of appreciation to our host, Bowling Green State University, whose main color is orange.

Exhibitors

We welcome organizations and vendors to come as exhibitors. Go here for information.

Download the conference logo in several different formats.

Wednesday (July 17)

2:00 Registration
6:30 Opening Session / Reception

Thursday (July 18)

7:30 Breakfast for delegates and advisory members (not spouses).
8:30 – Noon Business Session.
Noon Lunch and afternoon on your own
1:30 Optional afternoon session with Daniel Henderson
6:30 Evening Session / Reception

Friday (July 19)

8:00- 9:30 Breakfast for Retired Ministers and Spouses
9:00 – Noon Workshops
Noon – 6:30 Lunch and afternoon on your own
12:30 UB Cup Golf Outing starts
1:30 Optional afternoon session with Dan Kopp
6:30 Evening Session / Reception

Saturday (July 20)

9:00 – 11:00 Concluding service
Communion, Ordinations
Message from Bishop Todd Fetters
Dismissal

These two websites
contain a lot of
information about
Bowling Green.

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