8:00 a.m. Registration opens with Coffee and Breakfast snacks provided by United Methodist Financial Credit Union


8:30 Worship in Song “Matthew’s Voices” a choir for people experiencing homelessness

8:45 Welcome and Announcements


8:50 Keynote: Create a Passion for Community Ministry in Your Church - 

  • Joy Skjegstad


10:00 - 10:50

Session 1 Workshops

  • 1A Planning a National or International Mission Trip - Rodney Frieden
  • 1 B Helping Those Recently Released from Jail and Prison - Phyllis Newton & Dawn Hopkins
  • 1C Know Your Neighbors using Mission Insite - Church Development Staff - Emily Reece and Ed Fenstermacher
  • 1D Forming Racial Discussion Circles - Michelle Cobb
  • 1E Hidden Rules and Roadblocks that Keep People in Poverty...Proven Strategies That Help Get Them Out - David Sever


11:00 - 11:50

Session 2 Workshops

  • 2A Ten Easy Steps to Getting to Know the Community Around Your Church - Joy Skjegstad
  • 2B Building Relational Food Pantries and How to Transition to Food Co-ops - Jeff Newton
  • 2C Involving Children in Mission and Outreach - Suzanne Juncker
  • 2D Influence Local Officials and Advocate for Change - Dan Gangler
  • 2E General Board of Global Ministries: Supporting Missionaries, The Advance, and Other Ways to Engage - Rita Gaither-Gant


NOON Lunch



Session 3 Workshops

  • 3A How To Have A Successful Clothing Outreach - Linda Lewandowski and Kevin Wrigley
  • 3B Disaster Response: Understanding UMCOR - Cindy Garver
  • 3C Ministry With the Poor: Not Needy, But Needed - Duane Carlisle
  • 3D Outreach To People and Families with Addictions - Randy Davis with A Better Life - Brianna's Hope
  • 3E Ways To Engage With And Support Indiana United Methodist Youth And Children’s Homes - Paul Wagner and Representatives from Youth Homes



Session 4 Workshops

  • 4A Creation Care: 10 Things Your Church Can Do Today To Care For God’s World - Dennis Shock and Amy Barnes
  • 4B An Intro to Human Trafficking in Indiana - Jessica Evans with Purchased, Inc (non profit)
  • 4C Involving Youth in Mission and Service - Jon Ellegood
  • 4D Disaster Response: Connecting With Your Neighbors In A Disaster - Allison Curts
  • 4E Therapy Animal Ministry - Jenothy Irvine


 3:00-3:15 Closing Time Together