UMC Large Church Mission Connection (LCMC)

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April 28 – May 1, 2019

Host Church: The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection 
Location: 13720 Roe Ave., Leawood, KS, 66224, Building A

This is primarily a peer-to-peer networking session, so please bring material from your own context to share with about 35-40 other people. There will be opportunities to share best practices throughout our gathering during scheduled times and informal discussions.

Click here for the Hampton Inn & Suites Group Rate.  Please note: The Church of the Resurrection does not have vans or buses to provide transportation, so plan to carpool or Uber the short distance from the Hampton Inn & Suites to the church.      

Sunday, April 28

Late Afternoon:  Arrivals to MCI airport, Kansas City, MO, and Uber or rental cars to Hampton Inn & Suites @ 7521 W. 135th St., Overland Park, KS, 66223, 913.681.6600

5:00 p.m. (optional): Sunday Evening Praise & Worship Service. Light dinner for those attending worship – must pre-register.

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Welcome and Opening with Dessert and Coffee

Monday, April 29

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Centering Devotion

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sessions One and Two: Collective Impact Ministry Learn about proven model from practitioners from Impact KCK initiative.  Speaker:   Desiree Monize, CEO, Avenue of Life

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (included in cost of registration)

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sessions Three and Four: Immigration and Refugee Ministry Speakers: George Howard, Global Ministries; Melissa Bowe, National Justice for Our Neighbors; Jack Amick, UMCOR; and Wes Magruder, author, Jesus Was a Refugee

4:00p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Discuss Topics for Best Practices Breakouts Populate discussion board for Tuesday’s session.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Fellowship Dinner @ TBD (Cost on your own)

Tuesday, April 30

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Centering Devotion

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Session Five: UMC General Board of Global Ministries George Howard, Global Ministries update

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session Six: Building a Mission Culture Panel discussion

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (included in cost of registration)

1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Session Seven: Best Practices 

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Session Eight: A Way Forward The impact of February’s General Session

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Fellowship Dinner @ TBD (Cost on your own)

Wednesday, May 1

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Centering Devotion

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Session Nine: The Future of the UMC Large Church Mission Connection Discussion centering on our organizational structure moving forward.

11:00 a.m. Departure

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