Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Upcoming Training and Conferences

Some very good upcoming opportunities - two of them local - for training in student ministry, leadership and missions .

ACMC Mid Atlantic Conference
Nov 3-4
Bay Area Community Church, near Annapolis, MD
Link to pdf schedule
The Advancing Churches Mission Commitment Mid Atlantic conference will be held near Annapolis MD. This is one of the best regional conferences around for mission geeks. I've gone to two or three of them and have gotten some good information and contacts each time. Well, actually, my post from 2004 didn't sound like I had such a great time. But each time is a great opportunity for learning, either from good material or material that you think is bunk. Both are valuable for growth. I might be at this one depending on the Sheng master schedule.
Subjects I've learned about from previous conferences include: core essentials for prepping mission teams, why 1/3 of short term mission trips should stay home, and the huge untapped opportunity that exists in MK schools.

If you are involved with SPACE and want to go, contact me for a scholarship. If you aren't involved in SPACE and want a scholarship, I have some mulching that needs to be done.

See my 2004 and 2003 conference notes.

Also, ACMC has recently merged with the Caleb Project forming Initiative360, both top notch missions orgs.Press release.

Ethos NYC
Nov 27-29
Columbia University, NYC
Put on by the Mosaic crew.
I had plans to go to this but our finances were all spent over the summer. Sounds like it will be a great time though. Ah New York...

Urban Youth Worker Institute - Reload event
Dec 9
Washington Bible College, Lanham, MD
ESunde went as part of her SPACE internship last year - her notes.

And of course, the mothership of all mission conferences - Urbana. But don't go to Univ of Illinois at Urbana - this winter its at St. Louis....
Dec 27-31
The GCC MTF is offering scholarships - if you don't know anyone else on the MTF, get in touch with me.

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