Missions Conferences

Fulfill UR Ministry is proud to showcase a calendar of events and conferences throughout the country focused on the various aspects of missions and unique ministries. Although FURM is not able to attend all of the events listed below, we are excited to be involved with several of the events throughout the year. For a full list of events and conferences that FURM will be attending, please visit our main upcoming events page!

2017

Conference Host Date(s) Location Site Details
Global Missions Health Conference Medical Missions November 9–11, 2017 Louisville, KY Southeast Christian Church Connect with thousands of other people interested in healthcare missions.
PCA Global Missions Conference Mission to the World and Park Cities Presbyterian Church Pre-Conference November 9–10, Main Conference November 11–11, 2017 Dallas, TX Hilton Anatole "FIND YOUR 'THIS'. Are you called to send, to give, to go? Explore your call." Speakers: Kevin DeYond (Just do Something, Hold in our Holiness), Llyod Kim, Michael Oh"
Voice of the Martyrs Conference VOM November 11, 2017 San Antonio, TX Calvary Temple Assembly of God Be inspired by the stories of our persecuted brothers and sisters! Speakers from around the world share personal testimonies about God’s faithfulness in the midst of persecution. Speakers: Gracia Burnham, Todd Nettleton, Gilbert Hovespian
Echo International Agriculture Conference ECHO November 14, 2017 Fort Myers, FL Crowne Plaza Hotel ECHO conferences around the world serve to connect development workers who serve small-scale farmers and work to alleviate the challenges of world hunger. Speakers: Valentin Abe, Jonathan Crane, Rachel Bezner Kern
International Conference of Missions ICOM November 16–19, 2017 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center "TOGETHER: God's Plan to Redeem the World" Working Together to Fulfill the Great Commission. Speakers: Jerry Harris, Henry Burgea, Mike Nichols
National Youth Workers Convention Youth Specialties November 16–19, 2017 Memphis, TN   Training, Encouraging, and Equipping Youth Workers. Speakers: Bob Goff, Jo Saxton Artists: Crowder, The Skit Guys
Voice of the Martyrs Conference VOM November 18, 2017 El Paso, TX Mision de Gracia Be inspired by the stories of our persecuted brothers and sisters! Speakers from around the world share personal testimonies about God’s faithfulness in the midst of persecution. Speakers: Sarah Liu, John Ekman
Missions Mobilization Directors Envisioning the Future of Mobilization Missio Nexus November 30–December 1, 2017 Colorado Springs, CO The Franciscan Retreat Center The world is waiting for the Gospel. The next generation of North American goers is watching. Join fellow Missions Mobilization Directors in a 24 hour immersion on how we might achieve the preferred future that we dream of, to spectacularly inspire and launch North American gospel messengers to take up the torch of missions.
Planet Wisdom Youth Specialties December 1–2, 2017 Eden Prairie, MN Grace Church Engage with your youth group as they reflect on Scripture, grow through worship, and have lots of fun at this two-day regional event.
Finishing the Task Finishing the Task Network December 5–7, 2017 Lake Forest, CA Saddleback Church A conference for sending organzations/churches, resource providers, mission mobilizers, and prayer mobilizers interested in the church planting movement. Speakers: Paul Eshleman, Rick Warren, Louie Giglio
Denominational Leader Roundtable Missio Nexus December 11–12 2017 Atlanta, GA Encompass World Partners Office Missio Nexus Denominational Leader Roundtable is an informal networking opportunity for CEOs only. This is an ideal venue for sharpening ideas, broadening perspectives and deepening friendships with like-minded peers.

2018

Conference Host Date(s) Location Site Details
Interlude Barnabas January 2–5, 2018 Littleton, CO   A Debriefing Retreat For Global Workers
2018 CMDA Northeast Winter Conference Christian Medical & Dental Associations January 12–14, 2018 North East, MD Sandy Cove Ministries Brings Christians in healthcare from all levels of training and practice, specialty and disciplines with the express purpose of providing a restful environment in which to reconnect with God’s purpose for their lives.
Mission Connexion Northwest 2018 Mission ConneXion January 19–20, 2018 Tualatin, OR Rolling Hills Community Church "For People Who Love God and the Great Commission" Speakers: Francis Chan, Peter Greer, Jamie Winship
Personal Support Raising Boot Camp Support Raising Solutions January 23–24, 2018 Austin, TX Austin Ridge Bible Church Our two day SRS Bootcamp is used by hundreds of ministries and has helped nearly 10,000 ministry workers get to their ministry assignment quickly and fully funded. We know support raising can be intimidating at first, but we want to help you thrive by equipping you with a strong biblical and relational approach with plenty of hands on training.
Christian Camp Leaders Conference Christian Camp Leaders January 23–26, 2018 Gatlinburg, TN Park Vista The CCLC is an event that brings together 50+ plus camps of about 200 people together for fun, food and fellowship. You will find camps of all sizes and with a great variety of programming. The opportunities to network and share are amazing.
The Journey Deepens Mission Next and Mission ConneXion January 26–27, 2018 Bothell, WA Canyon Hills Community Church This weekend will deepen your relationship with Jesus and help you explore what it is like to be a "missionary," as in, go-missionary, send-missionary, welcoming-missionary, prayer-mobilizer-missionary, and missions-mobilizer-missionary. Discover whether a goer, sender, welcomer, mobilizer, and/or prayer-mobilizer role is God's fit for you, and connect with mission agencies and mobilizers who will expose you to more.
CMDA West Coast Winter Conference Christian Medical & Dental Associations January 26–28, 2018 Cannon Beach, OR Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center Brings Christians in healthcare from all levels of training and practice, specialty, and disciplines with the express purpose of providing a restful environment in which to reconnect with God’s purpose for their lives. The combination of informal didactic sessions, group discussion and plenty of free time for Saturday afternoon family activities, creates a refreshing investment for professional and personal renewal.
Planet Wisdom Youth Specialties February 2–3, 2018 Kansas City, KS College Church of the Nazarene Engage with your youth group as they reflect on Scripture, grow through worship, and have lots of fun at this two-day regional event.
Santa Barbara Mission Conference First Presbyterian Church Santa Barbara February 2–3, 2018 Santa Barbara, CA First Presbyterian Church ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN: The Santa Barbara Mission Conference is an ecumenical Christian mission conference hosted by the Presbytery of Santa Barbara. Our goal is to inform, inspire, and engage all who attend so that they will be active in God’s work in the world.
Church Planting Training Church of the Nazarene February 6–8, 2018 Wichita, KS Woodland Lakes Church of the Nazarene Churches Planting Churches is the ideal conference for pastors of sponsoring churches. It was developed by Dynamic Church Planting International and lasts 3 days. The sessions in this training equip you to: answer fears and objections to church planting, determine the involvement of the mother church, find resources needed to fund the daughter church, overcome common barriers in the new work, recruit a church planter and leadership, and create your own personalized V.I.P. (Vision-Involvement-Plan).
Carolina Christian Youth Conference CCYC February 16–18, 2018 Winston-Salem, NC Benton Convention Center BEYOND: The work that God can do in and through you is beyond measure. You are in the beginning of your story. If you allow God to work in your life, you will experience the most amazing relationship you will ever have. Like looking up at the stars...in 2018 let God take you BEYOND!
Work as Worship Conference RightNow Media February 23, 2018 Frisco, TX Preston Trail Community Church and local churches across the country An opportunity to inspire and encourage Christian business owners, CEOs, and leaders in your church.
Planet Wisdom Youth Specialties February 23–24, 2018 Dallas/Fort Worth, TX Irving Bible Church Engage with your youth group as they reflect on Scripture, grow through worship, and have lots of fun at this two-day regional event.
Mobilizing Medical Missions (M3) Conference Medical Missions February 23–24, 2017 Houston, TX Lakewood Church The M3 Conference is designed to bring together doctors, nurses, dentists, and other healthcare professionals, as well as anyone who has a desire to use their skills to meet pressing global healthcare needs.
CMDA 2018 National Winter Conference Christian Medical & Dental Associations February 23–25, 2018 Bristol, TN CMDA Conference Center Are you struggling with an important decision and seeking God's guidance with that decision? CMDA President Dr. Al Weir will spend an entire weekend helping individuals work through a 12-step process of Christian decision making. His sessions will be accompanied by small group discussions, testimonials by CMDA staff and a personal time of reflection. This is one conference that will reap benefits for years to come!
Exponential East Church of the Nazarene February 26–March 1, 2018 Orlando, FL First Baptist Church of Orlando "HERO MAKER: Join thousands of church planting leaders for four days of inspiration, encouragement and equipping at Exponential East church planting conference in Orlando." Speakers: Jossy Chacko, Mark Driscoll, Dave Ferguson
Planet Wisdom Youth Specialties March 2–3, 2018 Washington D.C. Hylton Memorial Chapel Engage with your youth group as they reflect on Scripture, grow through worship, and have lots of fun at this two-day regional event.
World Evangelism Conference Dallas Theological Seminary March 5–9, 2018 Dallas, TX Dallas Theological Society The World Evangelization Conference (WEC) is a campus-wide event focused on helping students serve Christ in a global context.
MK Caregivers Summit Barnabas March 13–16, 2018 Waxhaw, NC JAARS Barnabas is committed to providing care to global workers. Barnabas is committed to families in global ministry and believes that all children are a vital part of their families. For that reason, we have a specialized ministry focused on nurturing and caring for these third-culture/missionary kids (TCKs/MKs), as well as their family life. Our desire is to come alongside parents to encourage, equip, and edify their children.
Jesus to the Nations   March 23–25, 2018 Halifax, Nova Scotia The Seton Building, Mount St. Vincent University Jesus To The Nations is Atlantic Canada’s Missions Conference. Our annual conference features special plenary speakers and exhibitors who have answered God’s call to go to the ends of the earth or to reach people in cross-cultural opportunities. Through the plenary sessions, workshops and resources available at the missions’ displays, we get to observe how God is moving in different communities around the world, and how we may play a part in God’s plans and purposes today!
Remedy Medical Missions Conference Christian Medical & Dental Associations March 23–24, 2018 Orlando, FL First Baptist Orlando Medical missions brings the remedy for disease. And medical missions brings the remedy for sin. But in order to do this, medical missions needs missionaries. Committed healthcare professionals are the greatest need in closed countries to provide the remedy of God's spiritual and physical remedy. Join us for Remedy, a new conference focused on bringing God's remedy to the world through missions.
The Journey Deepens Mission Next and Mission ConneXion April 6–7, 2018 Portland, OR Central Bible Church This weekend will deepen your relationship with Jesus and help you explore what it is like to be a "missionary," as in, go-missionary, send-missionary, welcoming-missionary, prayer-mobilizer-missionary, and missions-mobilizer-missionary. Discover whether a goer, sender, welcomer, mobilizer, and/or prayer-mobilizer role is God's fit for you, and connect with mission agencies and mobilizers who will expose you to more.
On Mission Missio Nexus April 10, 2018 Online Virtual Conference This year's 3-hr virtual conference is focused on the theme of partnership.
Together for the Gospel (T4G) Conference Lifeway/Crossway April 11–13, 2018 Louisville, KY Yum! Center and Galt House Hotel TOGETHER FOR THE GOSPEL: A biennial conference for thousands of pastors and church leaders who, for all their differences, are comitted to standing together for the main thing - the gospel of Jesus Christ.
RightNow Conference RightNow Media April 12–13, 2018 Orlando, FL First Baptist Orlando IN LIGHT OF ETERNITY: For those of us who have chosen to follow Jesus, we look forward to an eternity filled with joy and free from sorrow. The guarantee of eternity means we can live every day on this earth not for our own gain, but for the benefit of God’s kingdom. Let us use what we’ve been given in the time we have to proclaim the gospel of Jesus to ourselves, our disciples, and the world.
Peer2Peer - Church Mission Leader Missio Nexus April 24–26, 2018 Scottsdale, AZ Franciscan Renewal Center Peer 2 Peer CML is a multi-day event combining peer discussions, case studies, networking, panel and table discussions, and inspirational sessions. It is designed to be both relational and developmental for church mission leaders. Our church mission leader focused Peer 2 Peer event is designed for church mission pastors or mission team leaders of the local church.
Peer2Peer - CEOs Missio Nexus April 24–26, 2018 Scottsdale, AZ Franciscan Renewal Center Peer 2 Peer is a two day event combining directed peer discussions, case studies, networking, panel & table discussions, and inspirational sessions. It is designed to be both relational and developmental. Our CEO focused Peer 2 Peer event is designed for CEOs and Presidents of missionary agencies
International Wholistic Missions Conference Global CHE Network May 1–3, 2018 Phoenix, AZ Grand Canyon University Our objective is to connect, educate, and equip churches and organizations for integral ministries that transform lives, families, and communities through the power of the Gospel of Jesus.
Without Borders Crescent Project May 4–5, 2018 Sioux Falls, SD Linwood Church Our Without Borders women's conference helps Christian women understand Muslim women, build relationships, and actively share the truth of Christ.
RightNow Conference RightNow Media May 17–18, 2018 Chicago, IL Community Christian Church IN LIGHT OF ETERNITY: For those of us who have chosen to follow Jesus, we look forward to an eternity filled with joy and free from sorrow. The guarantee of eternity means we can live every day on this earth not for our own gain, but for the benefit of God’s kingdom. Let us use what we’ve been given in the time we have to proclaim the gospel of Jesus to ourselves, our disciples, and the world.
Serving Internationals Association of Chrsitians Ministering among Internationals (ACMI) May 21–June 2, 2018 Philadelphia, PA Easten University PROCLAIMING LIBERTY TO ALL NATIONS
Legacy Conference Horizons International May 31–June 2, 2018 Dearborn, MI   LIBERTY TO THE CAPTIVES: A Conference About Muslims, Missions, and the Heart of God.
North American Christian Convention NACC June 26–28, 2018 Indianapolis, IN Indiana Convention Center The NACC exists to provide ideas, inspiration, and identity to Restoration Movement Churches, ministries, and their leaders. This conference brings together church members and leaders from diverse generations and ethnic backgrounds to encourage, equip, and empower them for greater impact in the Kingdom of God.
International Conference on Computing and Mission (ICCM) ICCM June 27–30, 2018 Hannibal, MO Hannibal LaGrange University "The International Conference on Computing and Mission (ICCM) is an annual informal (NO ties allowed) gathering of women and men who have a common interest in computers and mission. We share a vision of cooperation for effective use of technology, bringing the Gospel to every nation." Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ted Esler
International Festival of Creative Arts Creative Ministry Solutions July 9–13, 2018 Bourbonnais, IL Olivet Nazarene University The International Festival of Creative Arts Ministry, or I-Fest, is a unique 5-day event which celebrates and promotes the use of creative arts to spread the Gospel. A wide variety of workshops are offered covering topics such as puppetry, ventriloquism, stick ministry, gospel illusions, balloon twisting, human video, and many more. Some workshops offer hands-on training in performance or construction techniques.
2018 SDMI District Leadership Conference Church of Nazarene October 8–11, 2018 Cincinnati, OH   The 2018 DLC is for all USA/Canada district leaders: SDMI Chair, District Superintendent, and District Directors of Children's, Youth, Adult, and CLT.The DLC theme is One Team, One Mission, One Passion.
ICOM International Conference on Missions November 15–18, 2018 Cincinnati, OH   Known as the National Missionary Convention until 2011, the International Conference On Missions has been serving missionaries and the Great Commission since 1948.
National Youth Workers Convention Youth Specialties November 15–18, 2018 St. Louis, MO   Join thousands of youth workers for training, networking, encouragement, soul care, resources, and much more at the ultimate national convention for youth workers.
Urbana Student Missions Conference InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, USA December 27–31, 2018 St. Louis, MO   One of the largest student missions conferences in the world, Urbana is a catalytic event bringing together a diverse mix of college and graduate students, faculty, recent graduates, pastors, church and ministry leaders, missions organizations and schools.

Upcoming Events

International Conference on Missions (ICOM)

"TOGETHER: God's Plan to Redeem the World" — Working Together to Fulfill the Great Commission. Speakers: Jerry Harris, Henry Burgea, Mike Nichols