The US National Conference is the highest governing body for United Brethren churches in the United States. It is held every two years. The 2019 conference was held:
July 17-20, 2019
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio
The registration page has several parts.
1. Register for the conference itself. (Required)
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.
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.
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.
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.
You are responsible for making your own lodging arrangements. We have three good options you might consider.
Two optional workshops will be held on Thursday and Friday afternoons from 1:30 – 3:30.
Daniel Henderson.When was the last time you had a string of public prayer meetings that were inspiring, powerful, and effective? Daniel’s workshop is designed to help you create prayer experience that are life-giving for all involved. His workshop is aptly named, “How to Lead Life-Giving Prayer Experiences.”
Daniel Kopp is leading a new United Brethren initiative called the Barnabas Project. This workshop will focus on four key principles for encouraging and empowering pastors and other leaders. These principles not only apply in church settings, but in the family and workplace.
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.
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.
Download the conference logo in several different formats.
Wednesday (July 17)
|6:30||Opening Session / Reception|
Thursday (July 18)
|7:00 – 7:45||Breakfast buffet for delegates and advisory members (not spouses).|
|8:30 – 12:30||Business Session.|
|8:30 – 12:00||Women’s Track.|
|8:30 – 8 pm||Youth leave for Cedar Point.|
|Noon||Lunch and afternoon on your own|
|1:30 – 3:30||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 – 3:30||Optional afternoon session with Dan Kopp|
|6:30||Evening Session / Reception|
Saturday (July 20)
|9:00 – 11:00||Concluding service|
|Message from Bishop Todd Fetters|