UMC Planters and Developers are Heading to Denver in April
By Paul Nixon
For the second year running, there will be two back-to-back events offered this spring to equip the United Methodist Church-planting community. The first event (April 23-25) is the national gathering of church developers, followed immediately (April 25-26) by the national gathering of church planters. These offer excellent opportunities for networking and learning the latest best practices on all sorts of ministry challenges. Path 1 (New Church Starts) at Discipleship Ministries is serving as an official sponsor and partner for both events.
Keynote speakers for the Developers event include Joel Gilland, Bishop Grant Hagiya, and Hyapin Im. Keynote speakers for the Planters event include Renita Weems, Rodrigo Cruz, and Andrew Root.
Both events will be held at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highland Ranch, Colorado, south of Denver. The best airport to use is Denver International. Two event hotels have been selected by the host conference (Mountain Sky). The twin events are being organized by two church development directors in the Western Jurisdiction: Jeff Rainwater of Mountain Sky Conference and Rachel Gilmore of Desert Southwest Conference. For further information about either event beyond what is provided on the registration site, reach out to them.
Registration portals for these events may be found as follows, along with early bird registration rates, good through February 22:
- Developers Gathering ($129/person or $228 for both events)
- Planters Gathering ($129/person)
- Planters Gathering Registration in Spanish
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