Monday, January 29th: Pre-Conferences
Children / Family Ministry Leaders Networking Event ($30)
Join us immediately following pre-conferences for fellowship with Children’s/Family ministry leaders. We’ll have food and drinks from 5 PM - 6 PM before we go to watch stand up comedy together (Ticket to "Comedy Night with Shama" included in cost).
Ordination Candidate Fellowship Event ($30)
Join us immediately following pre-conferences for fellowship with our ECO ordination candidates. We’ll have food and drinks from 5PM - 6 PM before we go to watch stand up comedy together. (Ticket to "Comedy Night with Shama" included in cost).
Comedy Night with Shama ($15)
Join us for a fun comedy night to kick off our week together! Grab dinner out in downtown Greenville after the show!
Shama Mrema is an African-born, American-raised host, actor, comedian, and part-time musical artist. After taking the internet by storm with his song "Veggie Tales Remix," he has been a dominant force in comedy and entertainment. Read more about Shama here!
Tuesday, January 30th: National Gathering
Wednesday, January 31st: National Gathering
Global Engagement Breakfast - Creation Care Breakfast hosted by World Renew ($0)
Join World Renew for breakfast to discover how your congregation can effortlessly harness roof-top solar energy for free, significantly reduce energy costs, and lead by example in demonstrating how to care for Christ's creation.
ECO Women Pastors & Candidates Gathering ($0)
Women pastors, candidates, and those seeking ordination! Grab coffee or breakfast at the church coffee shop or on your way over from your hotel and meet us in the youth ministry lobby area for a casual time of hanging out and connecting!
Flourish Institute of Theology Student & Faculty Breakfast
Must be a Flourish Institute of Theology Student or Faculty member. You will receive an email directly from the FIT team with an invitation and registration information. If you have questions about this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flourish Institute of Theology Mentored Ministry Breakfast
Must be part of the FIT Mentored Ministry program. If you have questions about this event, please email email@example.com.
Gordon-Conwell Alumni Breakfast
If you are an alum of Gordon-Conwell, you will receive an email with details and registration info.
Global Engagement Dinner: Celebrating Our Global Connections ($30)
Celebrating our Global Connections: Join us in celebrating what God is doing in and through the Church in Egypt. The time will include celebration, testimonies, and prayer with our friends visiting from the Synod of the Nile.
Northeast Coast Presbytery Dinner
Please only register for this dinner if you are part of the Northeast Coast Presbytery. This presbytery includes churches located in the NYC area (including northern NJ) to ME along NE Coast, VT. Questions? Email Moderator Paul Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday February 1st: Synod Business Meeting
Post Gathering Meetings/Events
Growing as Partners: Egypt Partnership Gathering ($75)
Session 1: Thursday from 2 PM - 8 PM and Session 2: Friday from 8 AM - 12 PM.
This post-conference gathering is designed specifically for ECO leaders involved in mission partnership with churches in Egypt, but all who are interested in learning or exploring mission partnership are welcome to attend the training “Growing as Partners” led by Susan Buenger.
Susan is a church missions practitioner, particularly in the area of partnership. While serving as Associate for Global Mission at First Pres in Colorado Springs, she and various teams developed church-to-church partnerships in Egypt, India and Cuba as well as church-to-ministry partnerships in Guatemala and Mongolia. Alongside partners, Susan helped organize and facilitate many partnering training and gatherings. Susan was a teacher and served in several youth serving nonprofits prior to 16 years at First Pres. Life now is rich with family, especially grandchildren, serving on boards and committees as well as cooking, traveling and hiking.