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M19 Conference

M19 is the Church of the Nazarene mid-quadrennial conference for pastors, leaders, and students on the USA/Canada Region with an emphasis on Mission and Evangelism. This conference gives Nazarene leaders an opportunity for training, encouragement, and networking. Plenary sessions, workshops, exhibits, worship, and instruction are all part of the creative and motivational M19 agenda focusing on the theme

The Mission: The Gospel Unleashed

Join us February 11-13, 2019, in
Kansas City, Missouri.

Reasons to go
  • Join pastors, leaders, and students from the Church of the Nazarene around the USA/Canada Region.
  • Discern together what it means to unleash the gospel in our communities.
  • Collaborate and share best practices among colleagues engaged in various ministries.
  • Build your capacity in evangelism and discipleship through topic-specific workshops.
  • Reflect on biblical and theological perspectives on the church’s role in living out the gospel in transformative ways.
  • Be challenged to think about the best ways to address current contexts and challenges ahead.
  • Continue the conversation after the conference.
FAQ

How do I register for M19, and how much does it cost?

M19 Registration prices (Note: Visa or Mastercard only): 

  • $39 (Aug 1- Oct 31) Early Bird Discount
  • $59 (Nov 1-Jan 10) Discount
  • $79 (Jan 11-Feb 9) Full Price
  • $40 College students’ Activity Bracelet- 2 mega lunch seminars & late night activity (Housing and Conference are FREE for College students)
  • $39 one day pass- either Tuesday or Wednesday
  • Children to 13 years old –FREE
  • Evening Services- FREE

Click here for all the details and to register today.

I am a college student. How can I attend?

Registration is free for students who register through their campus M19 Group Leader and attend with their campus group. Housing is provided for check-in Monday, February 11, and check-out Thursday, February 14. Campus Group Leaders will have the opportunity to purchase lunch and late night armbands ($40 each) to cover two mega-lunch sessions and a late night gathering for students and young adults. Contact usacanadanyi@nazarene.org for more information.

What are my housing options?

  • Marriott $139/day + taxes and fees
  • Crowne Plaza $135/day + taxes and fees
  • Aladdin Holiday Inn $132/day + taxes and fees

Click here to learn more.

I will be driving. What will it cost to park?

  • Aladdin – Self Parking $12, Valet $19
  • Crowne Plaza – Self Parking $19, Valet $23
  • Marriott – Self Parking $19, Valet $25
  • Barney Allis Plaza offers parking at $12/day (This garage is connected via elevator to the Marriott front entrance and to the Convention Center.)

Click here for a map of all downtown KC parking options.

Click here for another parking map option.

Parking App to pay meter fee from phone:  https://parkmobile.io/

I will stay downtown and do not want to rent a car. How do I get from the airport to my downtown hotel?

  • SuperShuttle Transportation group discount link: LINK 
    • DETAILS
      • DISCOUNT CODE: H7247
      • GROUP: M19 Conference (Church of the Nazarene)
      • HOTELS: Marriott Downtown (200 W 12th St.), Crowne Plaza Downtown (1301 Wyandotte St.), Aladdin/Holiday Inn Hotel (1215 Wyandotte St.)
      • DATES: February 7th to February 14th, 2019
      • DISCOUNT VALID DATES: February 5th through 16th (guests may begin booking now)
    • WHERE TO ENTER YOUR CODE: To use your code simply enter it in the “DISCOUNT CODE” box on the first page of the website when making your reservations HERE
    • DISCOUNT: Your discount gives you 10% off one-way shared ride reservations made online. The discount does not apply to ExecuCar private vehicles, nor to the exclusive/non-stop vans (which are already discounted).
    • RESERVATIONS: For special reservation questions call 1-800 BLUE VAN (800-258-3826) or customer service, available 24/7. Please note that if you call in your reservation instead of booking and paying online with your discount code, then your discount is not valid and a $3 call center fee applies.
    • ARRIVAL PROCEDURES: After collecting luggage, customers must proceed to one of the Ground Transportation ticket booths located right across luggage carousels to speak to a uniformed customer service representative or to access a self-service ticketing kiosk located next to the booth.
      • Note: Customer’s must check in with ground transportation representative or use the touch-screen kiosk to receive a boarding pass before attempting to board a vehicle. A customer service representative will then direct the customer outside to the appropriate pickup location. Ground Transportation representatives wear black shirts with “Ground Transportation” on them.
  • Other Shuttle options are found here.

What are my meal options?

Box lunches will be available for purchase in December

Click here for a list of downtown restaurants.

Is there a schedule available that will help me plan my stay?

Click here for an event schedule.

I am interested in exhibit space at M19. What would it cost, and how do I register?

  • $350 Global Ministry Partners
  • $700 Commercial Exhibitors

Click here submit an online application for exhibit space at M19. If approved, you will receive a link via email to register your exhibit.

What other resources might I find helpful?

Click here for a street map of downtown Kansas City.

I want to promote M19 on our church webpage. Where can I find resources to do so?

Click here to download the media package.

Will there be childcare?

Unfortunately, no. We are unable to provide childcare for this event.

Will Spanish translation be provided?

We are planning Spanish workshops and translation for the plenary sessions.

I am already registered for M19, but I want to attend and register for a pre-conference session. Is that possible?

Yes. If you have already registered for M19, click here and choose “Already Registered.” 

Enter your email address and confirmation number to add a pre-conference option to your registration.

Who Should Attend

M19 Conference is designed for anyone interested in collaborative learning and dreaming about how the church can fulfill the primary mission of the church stated in the Great Commission and create change in a local context—pastors, church and regional leaders, Christian nonprofit leaders and practitioners, scholars, theologians, and students. The conference is designed for pastors and leaders just starting to explore the church’s mission as well as those who have been living the Great Commission for decades. There is always room to go deeper.

M19 Conference is a gathering designed for pastors, leaders, students, and practitioners from the Church of the Nazarene, but it is open to anyone interested in unleashing the gospel in their communities.

Who Should Attend

M19 Conference is designed for anyone interested in collaborative learning and dreaming about how the church can fulfill the primary mission of the church stated in the Great Commission and create change in a local context—pastors, church and regional leaders, Christian nonprofit leaders and practitioners, scholars, theologians, and students. The conference is designed for pastors and leaders just starting to explore the church’s mission as well as those who have been living the Great Commission for decades. There is always room to go deeper.

M19 Conference is a gathering designed for pastors, leaders, students, and practitioners from the Church of the Nazarene, but it is open to anyone interested in unleashing the gospel in their communities.

Conference Features

  • Plenary Sessions – Keynote speakers will inspire deep reflection on how we live out the Great Commission and what the church’s role is in a local community.
  • Workshops – Workshops will focus on topics such as evangelism and discipleship.
  • Theological Reflection Symposium – The heart of any significant movement in the church should be framed within deep theological reflection. The conference will feature reflections that pair theologians’ perspectives and practitioners’ perspectives.
  • Continued Conversation – In order to inspire and equip the next generation, the conference aims to connect Nazarene students and young people who have a passion for opening doors of revival in our churches.
  • Plus – The conference will also feature corporate worship, networking opportunities, and continuing education credit.
  • Discount Rate
    $59.00 After Nov 1st, 2018
    • Includes all Main Sessions
    • Breakout Sessions
    • Does not include housing
  • Regular Rate
    $79.00 After Jan 11th, 2018
    • Includes all Main Sessions
    • Breakout Sessions
    • Does not include housing
  • College Student
    $FREE
    • Includes all Main & Breakout Sessions
    • Includes housing
    • $40 activity bracelet available
Venue

M19 will be held in Kansas City, MO, at the Kansas City Convention Center. The Kansas City area is home to the Church of the Nazarene Global Ministry Center, as well as MidAmerica Nazarene University, The Foundry Publishing (Nazarene Publishing House) and Nazarene Theological Seminary. In addition, Kansas City is home to a wide variety of great attractions.

Located 19.4 miles from the Kansas City Airport.

301 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64105

Speakers

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Albert and Christine Hung

Rev. Albert Hung is the District Superintendent of the Northern California District Church of the Nazarene. Prior to his current assignment, Albert served as Lead Pastor of Trinity Church, a multi-site, multi-ethnic church serving the English, Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino communities east of Los Angeles, California. He also served as the International Chaplain for Azusa Pacific University, leading chapel services for a global community of students from more than thirty countries. He speaks frequently on the topics of preaching, cross-cultural ministry, leadership development, and the future of the church.

As the Director of Pastoral Development for the Northern California District, Rev. Christine Hung helps care for and encourage our pastors and their families, develops training days and workshops, curates a list of resources, networks, and conferences that will help pastors be effective in their call, and is an advocate for greater diversity within our pastoral corps. Prior to joining the Northern California District Staff, Christine served as pastor of Trinity Church along with her husband. She is passionate about discipleship and empowering ordinary people to participate in God’s mission in the world.

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Douglas Powe

The Rev. Dr. F. Douglas Powe, Jr. is an ordained elder in the Baltimore/Washington Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Powe is committed to helping urban congregations and congregations in transitional areas to flourish through community partnering. His research interest are church revitalization, urban theology and Wesleyan theology. Dr. Powe is the new Director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership. He has authored or co-authored the following books: Not Safe for Church: The Ten Commandments for Reaching New Generations, Religio-Political Narratives in America: From Martin Luther King, Jr. through Jeremiah Wright, New Wine, New Wineskins: How African American Congregations Can Reach New Generations, Just-us or Justice: Moving Toward a Pan-Methodist Theology, and Transforming Evangelism: The Wesleyan Way of Sharing Faith.

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Ed Stetzer

Dr. Ed Stetzer holds the Billy Graham Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College and serves as Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents. Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets. He also serves as Visiting Professor of Research and Missiology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Visiting Research Professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He serves as interim pastor of Moody Church in Chicago. He has authored or co-authored the following books: Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age, Perimeters of Light: Biblical Boundaries for the Emerging Church, Breaking the Missional Code: Your Church Can Be a Missionary in Your Community, Planting Missional Churches, Comeback Churches: How 234 Churches Turned around and Yours Can Too, Lost and Found: The Younger Unchurched and Churches that Reach Them, Viral Churches: How Church Planters Can Become Movement Makers, Transformational Church, MissonShift: Mission Issues in the Third Millenium, Compelled: Living the Mission of God, and Subversive Kingdom: Becoming Agents of Gospel Transformation.

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Carla Sunberg

Dr. Carla Sunberg was elected 43rd general superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene at the 29th General Assembly in Indianapolis, Indiana, in June 2017. At the time of her election, Dr. Sunberg was president of Nazarene Theological Seminary, where she had been serving since January 2014. She was ordained on the Russia North District, where she and her husband, Chuck, served the Church of the Nazarene for 13 years as pioneer missionaries to the former Soviet Union. While in Moscow, Russia, she served as director of Compassionate Ministries and later as director of theological education for the field. In 2005, the Sunbergs returned to the United States and began pastoring at Grace Point Church of the Nazarene in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 2011, she and her husband accepted a call to serve as co-district superintendents of the East Ohio District Church of the Nazarene. In addition, after serving on its board as the official representative for the Church of the Nazarene, Sunberg also served as president of Wesleyan-Holiness Women Clergy. She has authored or co-authored the following books: Reclaiming Eve: The Identity and Calling of Women in the Kingdom of GodReflecting the Image: Our Call to Mirror Christ in the World and The Cappadocian Mothers: Deification Exemplified in the Writings of Basil, Gregory and Gregory 

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Filimão M. Chambo

Dr. Filimão M. Chambo was elected to the office of general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene in June 2017 by its 29th General Assembly, held in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He was director of the Africa Region at the time of his election, a post he had held since 2009. As regional director, Dr. Chambo was responsible for overseeing the church planting and development efforts of the Church of the Nazarene across the continent of Africa. Before serving in the regional office, Chambo’s ministry experience included pastoral positions and Christian higher education. He served as pastor in South Africa for the Mphagane and Eldorado Park Churches of the Nazarene and in Mozambique at Igreja do Nazareno da Matola Cidade. He was an educator at NTC, South Africa, and at Seminário Nazareno em Mozambique where he later became president. In 2005 Dr. Chambo was named education coordinator for the Africa Region, where he served until his appointment as regional director in 2009.

Schedule

Monday - 2/11/19
  • 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm: M19 Registration
  • 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Exhibits Open
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: M19 Plenary #1
Tuesday - 2/12/19
  • 8:00 am – 7:00 pm: M19 Registration
  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am: M19 Plenary #2
  • 10:30 am – 7:00 pm: Exhibits open
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: M19 Workshops
  • 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm: Mega Seminar / Lunch
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: M19 Workshops
  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: M19 Workshops
  • 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm: Dinner
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: M19 Plenary #3
  • 9:00 pm – 12:00 am: Late Night Student Gathering
Wednesday - 2/13/19
  • 8:00 am – 7:00 pm: M19 Registration
  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am: M19 Plenary #4
  • 10:30 am – 7:00 pm: Exhibits open
  • 11:00 am- 12:00 pm: M19 Workshops
  • 12:15pm – 1:30 pm: Mega Seminar / Lunch
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: M19 Workshops
  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: M19 Workshops
  • 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm: Dinner
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: M19 Plenary #5
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Exhibitor

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Media Kit

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