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Thursday, June 6
 

12:30pm

Asbury Seminary Lunch
Asbury Theological Seminary will hold a luncheon at 12:30pm for alumni on Thursday, June 6 in Prairie Rose 106 at the Bismarck Event Center.

Speakers
avatar for Kermit Culver

Kermit Culver

Northwest District Superintendent, United Methodist Church
Rev. Kermit Culver serves as the the Northwest District Superintendent for the Dakotas Conference. He previously served churches in Stickney and Rapid City, South Dakota; was campus pastor at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota; and spent two decades at Legacy ... Read More →


Thursday June 6, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Prairie Rose 106 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:30pm

Clergy Spouse Lunch
Clergy spouses will gather at 12:30pm for a lunch with Char Ough in Prairie Rose 102 at the Bismarck Event Center.

Speakers

Thursday June 6, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Prairie Rose 102 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:30pm

Extension Ministry Lunch
Those in Extension Ministry will gather for a special lunch and fellowship.

Moderators
avatar for Sheilah Kyburz

Sheilah Kyburz

Bishop's Assistant Dakotas-Minnesota Area, United Methodist Church

Thursday June 6, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Prairie Rose 103 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:30pm

Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary Lunch
Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary will hold a luncheon at 12:30pm for alumni on Thursday, June 6 in Prairie Rose 105 at the Bismarck Event Center.

Speakers
avatar for Shane Nichols

Shane Nichols

Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary


Thursday June 6, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Prairie Rose 105 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:30pm

Lunch & Learn: A Legacy of Giving
A legacy of giving – presented by Sheri Meister, executive director, Dakotas United Methodist Foundation, Thursday, June 6 only.  Explore how legacy giving (or planned giving) is a way to support your local church and ministries near and dear to your heart.  Ideas shared will enable individuals to make more significant gifts than they thought they could make from ordinary income.  Well thought out planned gifts, when administrated appropriately, not only benefit ministries but often provide a life-long income to the donors.  This workshop will look at ways estate planning encourages opportunities for giving beyond the offering plate.

Moderators
avatar for Sheri Meister

Sheri Meister

President, Dakotas United Methodist Foundation
Sheri serves as the Executive Director for the Dakotas United Methodist Foundation.
avatar for Diane Weller

Diane Weller

Donor Relations and Development Coordinator, Dakotas United Methodist Foundation

Thursday June 6, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
HALL C 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:30pm

Lunch & Learn: Social Media for Churches
Social media for churches – presented by United Methodist Communications staff, Thursday, June 6 only. Social media is everywhere these days. Shouldn’t the church be there too? Learn the basics of using social media for ministry.  Take a look at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat as a tool for ministry. Learn the best practices for social media.  Get on the right track to engaging with members and reaching new people.  

Speakers
avatar for Doreen Gosmire

Doreen Gosmire

Director of Communications, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church


Thursday June 6, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
HALL D Bismarck Event Center 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:30pm

Lunch & Learn: Talking Circle - Decolonization and Church Revitalization
Decolonization and church revitalization – presented by Pastor Susan Jennys and MorningStar Fellowship (limit 8 people), Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7. The Dakotas Conference Native American Ministries Action Team (NAMAT) and MorningStar Fellowship will be sponsoring “talking circles” on the topic of “Decolonization and Church Revitalization” during the lunch hours on June 6 and June 7.  What is decolonization?  What bearing does it have on our partnership ministries in Indian country?  What kind of impact might decolonization work have on the vitality of our churches and outreach?  Come explore this topic using a traditional “talking circle” format.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Jennys

Susan Jennys

Pastor, Chester UMC


Thursday June 6, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
2nd Floor, Hallway 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:30pm

Sioux Falls Seminary Lunch
Sioux Falls Seminary will hold a luncheon at 12:30pm for alumni on Thursday, June 6 in the Prairie Rose 104 at the Bismarck Event Center

Moderators
avatar for Randy Tschetter

Randy Tschetter

Director of Church and Alumni Relations, Sioux Falls Seminary

Thursday June 6, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Prairie Rose 104 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504
 
Friday, June 7
 

12:15pm

LLP / CLM Lunch
Local Licensed Pastors and Certified Lay Ministers will gather on Friday, June 7 at 12:15pm in Prairie Rose Room 104 of the Bismarck Event Center. Please register for this meal and special event when you register for Annual Conference.  

Speakers
avatar for Kris Larson

Kris Larson

Board of Ordained Ministry Local Licenses Pastor Registrar, United Methodist Church
LLP liason for Board of Ordained Ministry.


Friday June 7, 2019 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Prairie Rose 104 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:15pm

Lunch & Learn: Internal Church Communications
Internal church communications – presented by United Methodist Communications staff, Friday, June 7 only. Developing an internal church communication plan is vital to consistent messaging, managing change, and maximizing interactions with church members. Identify effective online strategies to maximize interactions with church members. Understand various elements of change and how to manage. Employ best practices for email and newsletter communications. Use communication skills to recruit and maintain volunteers.


Moderators
avatar for Doreen Gosmire

Doreen Gosmire

Director of Communications, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Speakers

Friday June 7, 2019 12:15pm - 1:45pm
HALL D Bismarck Event Center 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:15pm

Lunch & Learn: Talking Circle - Decolonization and Church Revitalization
Decolonization and church revitalization – presented by Pastor Susan Jennys and MorningStar Fellowship (limit 8 people), Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7. The Dakotas Conference Native American Ministries Action Team (NAMAT) and MorningStar Fellowship will be sponsoring “talking circles” on the topic of “Decolonization and Church Revitalization” during the lunch hours on June 6 and June 7.  What is decolonization?  What bearing does it have on our partnership ministries in Indian country?  What kind of impact might decolonization work have on the vitality of our churches and outreach?  Come explore this topic using a traditional “talking circle” format.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Jennys

Susan Jennys

Pastor, Chester UMC


Friday June 7, 2019 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Upstairs Hallway 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:15pm

Ordinand and Commissionees Luncheon
The Bishop and Board of Ordained Ministry will host a luncheon for candidates and the family members of those being commissioned and ordained.

Speakers
avatar for Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Resident Bishop, Dakotas-Minnesota Area
Bishop Bruce R. Ough is the resident bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church, where he has served since Sept. 1, 2012. He served as the resident bishop for the West Ohio Area of The United Methodist Church from 2000-2012. Prior to his election and consecration... Read More →


Friday June 7, 2019 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Prairie Rose 105 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

12:15pm

Retired Clergy Lunch
Retirees and spouses will gather for lunch. Bishop Bruce and Char Ough will join the group for dessert.


Speakers
avatar for Leana Stunes

Leana Stunes

Benefits Officer, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church


Friday June 7, 2019 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Prairie Rose 102 / 103 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504