The 2023 US National Conference will return to the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, Ind. Plan now to attend.

July 11-14, 2023

The 2021 US National Conference was a tremendous success, with over 560 people registered–480-some attending in-person, the rest online. The various links are still available for you to view.

A number of videos have been posted here from the conference. They include:

  • The four main services  in their entirety (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday).
  • Just the keynote message from each service.
  • Videos of 12 of the workshops.
  • The “In Memoriam” tribute to UB ministers and missionaries.
  • The 3Story training session from the business meeting.

Lodging

For those attending in-person, we have a choice of three hotels, with conference rates which will be announced later. The Hilton is integrated into the Grand Wayne Center, making it very convenient, while the Courtyard and Hampton Inn are right across the street.

You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations. For more information about the hotels and links to their UB Conference page for making reservations, go to this page.

Business Session

The US National Conference is the highest governing body for United Brethren churches in the United States. It is held every two years. We have allotted three hours on Thursday morning to hear reports and conduct business.

Probable Schedule

Tuesday, July 11

  • Afternoon: arrival and registration
  • Evening: opening service

Wednesday, July 12

  • Morning: business session (8am-1pm)
  • Afternoon: on your own
  • Evening: keynote service

Thursday, July 13

  • Morning: workshops
  • Afternoon and evening: Huntington University

Friday, July 14

  • Morning: closing service; message from Bishop Todd Fetters,  bcommissioning service.
  • Noon: dismissal.

Keynote Speakers

Each evening, a denominational leader will provide a keynote address on discipleship as it relates to their aspect of United Brethren ministry–local churches, missions, our college. The bishop-elect will conclude the conference with an address on Saturday morning. Read more about our keynote speakers here.

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Mike Dittman

Director of National Ministries

Frank Yang

Director of UB Global

Sherilyn Emberton

President of Huntington University

The Worship Arts staff at Emmanuel Community Church will lead in worship throughout the conference. “You Keep Coming After Me” is the theme song for the 2021 US National Conference. See it performed by the ECC team in this video.

Children

Free childcare will be provided for children through grade 5 during the evening services (6:30 – 8:00), and on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. This includes nursery (up to age 2), pre-school (ages 3-5), and K-5.

Read more details here.

Youth

Activities are planned for middle-school and high-school students on Wednesday night, all day Thursday, and Friday morning. These activities will be sponsored by Huntington University and the Youth Leadership Team.

See the complete schedule .

HU Day

Friday afternoon and evening will be spent at Huntington University, our denominational college. All kinds of things are planned–tours, activities, food, and a very special evening service. It’s gonna be a very fun day!

View complete schedule.

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