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40 Days of Prayer

The Alliance family will be joining our hearts and hands together—on our knees—beginning January 2, 2022.

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CONVERGE 2022

January 9–13, 2022

In scripture we are encouraged, as brothers and sisters in the Lord, to carry each other’s burdens. Yet as global missions leaders, how do we help carry the burdens of our International Workers who are serving and living far away from us? What role can your church play, whether large or small, in nurturing, encouraging, and inspiring our workers to accomplish the mission to which God has called them? Join us in Columbus, as together we explore an important focus for all of our churches:

Essentials of Member Care for the Local Church

What is Member Care? Member Care is actively caring for the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of your Alliance partners, both on the field and during home assignment.

Carry each other’s burdens. – Galatians 6:2

Join Us!

Who is Invited?

While Converge is designed for any pastor, missions leader, or outreach coordinator from an Alliance church with an attendance of 200 or more, all churches are welcome.

What does it cost?

$150 Commuter Rate (includes conference and lunches for three days)
$400 Double Occupancy (per person, includes breakfasts and lunches for three days)
$685 Single Occupancy (includes breakfasts and lunches for three days)

What to Expect

This year our theme is one of the most important we could ever have: Essentials of Member Care for the Local Church. Caring well for our International Workers is at the heart of being a great missions church, yet it’s not easy and requires great intentionality. Throughout our 3-day conference, we will explore the foundations of Member Care and discover together the many opportunities our churches have to invest in our workers. We’ll also hear from Alliance Missions leaders as well as International Workers with updates from around the Alliance world.

As a Christ-centered, Acts 1:8 family, we are passionate about the spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental health of our 700+ workers spanning the globe. Every Alliance church plays a vital role in making this happen as we partner together to take all of Jesus for all the world.

Event Schedule

Monday, January 10

8:30 AM Focus: Our invaluable resource / John Stumbo
10:05 AM Break
10:30 AM Relationships are the foundation of Member Care / Jim and Kathy Sappia
11:10 AM Breakout 1 with Peer to Peer groups
12:15 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Focus: The role of Alliance Missions in Member Care/Tim Crouch with Steve Westergren
2:35 PM Break
3:00 PM Panel Discussion/Bill Dunham (mm), Mike Sohm (CAMA), Jen Schepens (Envision), Jim Malone (aXcess)
3:55 PM Breakout 2 with Peer to Peer groups
4:45 PM Q&A with Tim Crouch
5:30 PM Dinner (on your own)
7:00 PM Hospitality Room open
7:30 PM First-time Attendees with John Stumbo

Tuesday, January 11

8:30 AM Focus: Member Care 101 – Building a Foundation in your church
8:50 AM International Worker Jake Tillett
9:30 AM Breakout 3a (five different breakout topics to choose from)
10:15 AM Breakout 3b
11:00 AM Breakout 3c
11:45 AM Breakout 3d
12:30 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Field update from CAMA
2:30 PM Field update from Marketplace Ministries
3:00 PM Field update from Envision
3:30 PM Free time for the remainder of the day
5:30 PM Dinner (on your own)
7:00 PM Hospitality Room open

Wednesday, January 12

8:30 AM Focus: Dealing with the Hard Stuff
9:05 AM Panel Discussion / Steve & Mary Westergren, Jake Tillett, Dian Harner, Glenn Hanna
10:15 AM Tim Crouch – The vital role for the church
10:30 AM Break
11:00 AM Breakout 4 with Peer to Peer groups
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Breakout 5a – updates from Regional Leadership couples
2:20 PM Breakout 5b
3:10 PM Breakout 5c
4:00 PM Breakout 5d
5:00 PM Prayer & Communion with Terry Smith
6:00 PM Dinner (on your own)
7:00 PM Hospitality Room open

LIFE 2022: Jesus is Greater than Everything

July 5 – July 9, 2022

Orlando World Center Marriot, Orlando FL

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