Who: Clergy and laity of the Dakotas Conference.
What: Dr. Gary Goreham, NDSU, will be talking about trends in social and demographic changes in rural America and how these trends are affecting communities and churches. We’ll dive into discussions about how we can respond as local churches, as well as a conference, as we seek to accomplish our missional imperatives of reaching new people, growing in love of God and neighbor, and healing a broken world.
Where: on the campus of Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota.
When: Friday, September 20 at 2pm to Saturday, September 21 until noon. (*Some Conference committees will be meeting before, during or after the event. Contact your committee chair for this information.)
Please register HERE
Agenda LINK and below
Parking on DWU Campus
Hotel Information HERE
*Churches are invited to bring their mission kits for drop-off at the Conference Office during the event.
Friday, September 20
1:30 Registration (at the Corrigan Health Science Center)
2:00 Gathering and Centering Time
2:30 Keynote Speaker and Discussions—Gary Goreham
5:30 Supper (at the Sherman Center)
7:00 Worship & Bishop speaking
7:45 Understanding our Mission Field--the denominational landscape
8:30 Adjourn for evening
8:30 Report back from previous day's conversations
9:00 Developing Action plans
10:00 Group Discussion & Report Back
11:30 Closing worship