The USA/Canada Region mid-quadrennial conference, Mission 2019 (M19), will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, from 11 to 13 February 2019. USA/Canada Director Bob Broadbooks shares that the theme of the conference will be "The Mission: Unleash the Gospel."
“At the Estes Park Theology Consultation last year, our Global Ministry Center research department shared results from a denomination-wide survey taken among our pastors on the USA/Canada Region," Broadbooks said. "As I saw these results, I frankly was surprised to see that among the lowest areas of clergy preparation and confidence on that survey was ‘Leading the Church in Evangelism.’ With this survey in mind, we have determined that the M19 theme will be focused on evangelism and its many related ministries.
“The M19 conference will provide training, motivation, and strategies to help local and district leaders feel confident to lead their congregations in sharing the gospel in word and deed in their communities," Broadbooks continued. "This conference could be life-changing in our region as we allow the Holy Spirit to ignite our hearts to reprioritize evangelism in our churches.”
M19 Conference Director Randy Cloud explained the event will build on positive aspects of the previous USA/Canada regional conference, M15, held 9-11 February 2015.
“We felt the M15 event was a truly historic conference in the history of our denomination with strong content in our keynote sessions, creative work in our pre-conference sessions and workshops, passionate worship and renewal, and a clear sense of optimism among our clergy and especially our millennial participants," Cloud said. "We know the M19 conference will continue with that depth of conversation and insight to further God’s kingdom.”
Details regarding keynote speakers, musicians, and workshops will be announced in the next few weeks. The M19 leadership team asks that the church pray with them as event preparations continue.