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The 31st session of the Dakotas Annual Conference will be held June 6-8, 2024, in Bismarck, North Dakota. The gathering will include inspiring worship, business, conversations about who and where we are, and celebrating clergy milestones.

We will gather as one body at Legacy United Methodist Church and McCabe United Methodist Church. Here are some of the details for our time together.

Theme: Drawing on Isaiah 43:1, the theme of this year’s gathering is “Jesus. Redeemer.” We are all called and redeemed by God. God rightfully declares: "You are mine." The Lord not only knows us each by name, but God also calls us by name. Like the people of Israel, we, too, are seeking to encounter the living Christ. Even amidst the challenges of our world today, we seek to be redeemed and respond by “making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world,” Matthew 28:19.

Bishop's Episcopal Address: Bishop Lanette Plambeck will deliver the 2024 Episcopal Address during opening worship on Thursday, June 8, 2024.

TED style talks: A TED Talk is a presentation of less than 20 minutes about a complex topic or issue that we are wrestling with. The speakers will share how ideas might hold promise for us in ministry and our faith journeys. Speakers will challenge us to wrestle with our questions, surrender to God’s call for each of us, and impact the world by making disciples.

Missional Report: The 2023-2024 Missional Report will highlight the ways we have been in ministry together and are journeying with Jesus, our redeemer.

Recognizing milestones in ministry: At the  Celebration of Life in Ministry worship service on Saturday morning, we will honor friends and colleagues who have died in the past year, honor retiring clergy, and celebrate clergy being commissioned, elders being ordained, newly assigned licensed local pastors, and licensed local pastors completing their educational requirements.

Legislation: Voting members will consider legislation put before them during the 31st session of the Dakotas Annual Conference, including: the 2025 Budget Proposal, the Report of the Nominations Committee, the Board of Pensions Report, resolutions, and petitions. 


Miracle Offering: Our 2024  Miracle Offering, will soon be announced. We will collectively gather our resources to make an impact.  
It is time to get ready for our gathering in Bismarck. Book your hotel rooms now. Submit any legislation and nominations for awards by 5 p.m., CT, March 22, 2024. 
Registration will open Monday, April 8, 2024.


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