Only two weeks remain for ministry leaders and laity to take advantage of the $39 early bird registration for the M19 Conference to be held 11-13 February 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Sponsored by the USA/Canada Region of the Church of the Nazarene and themed “The Gospel Unleashed,” the conference will feature plenary sessions, workshops, a theological reflection symposium, and conversation about church outreach in today’s cultures.
“Recently the research department at [the Global Ministry Center] asked our pastors their confidence level about many different aspects of ministry,” said Bob Broadbooks, USA/Canada regional director. “Eight hundred pastors responded and said they felt least equipped to lead their church in evangelism. Our pastors were suggesting that they didn’t feel qualified to lead their church in the reason for our existence.”
This research spurred USA/Canada leaders into action.
“As a result of this study, the theme of M19, ‘The Gospel Unleashed,’ was developed,” Broadbooks said. “I sincerely believe that this gathering will help all of us to reach our neighbors and our world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Plenary speakers for the event include Ed Stetzer, executive director of the Billy Graham Center; Douglas Powe Jr., director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership; Albert and Christine Hung of the Northern California District; and Carla Sunberg and Filimão Chambo, general superintendents in the Church of the Nazarene.
“I would like to extend a personal invitation to every pastor and leader to the conference, because I believe this will change the future of our church,” Broadbooks said.
The $39 registration fee allows participants into all main sessions and breakout sessions. On 1 November, the rate increases to $59. To register and learn more details, visit M19conference.org.