Conference schedule

Friday, October 20, 2017
7:00 p.m. 3-on-3 Basketball Fundraiser

Saturday, October 21
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Conference kickoff

  • Phone Scavenger Hunt
  • Mexico Missions Packing Project

Childcare provided birth through age three.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Cookout lunch

6:30 – 8:00 pm Evening Service
Message: Kingdom Power
Ice Cream Sundae Social
Kids’ Conference during evening service

Sunday, October 22
9:15 & 11:00 a.m. Worship Services
Message: Seek First the Kingdom
Visit missionary display tables before and after worship services

5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Missions Fundraiser Dinner
Evening Service
Message: The King’s Garden
Kids’ Conference during evening service

Monday, October 23
12:00 p.m. Final Fellowship Lunch, Pizza Ranch


Ken Shackelford, Conference Speaker
Ken was born in Florence, Italy to missionary parents. He and Tanja have been married for 28 years and have four children. Additionally, they are working toward adoption of four siblings who joined their family earlier this year. Through their last nearly 20 years in ministry, the Shackelfords have pastored churches around the US, always with Missions in their hearts and minds. Additionally, they spent four years in western China in Tibet working in this previously unreached area to bring Tibetans to the Lord. Upon their return to the States, the Shackelfords have served with missions organizations working to prepare and empower those called to missions. They currently have again felt the call to seek a full-time lead pastorate.


24-Hour Prayer for World Missions
Take an hour time slot over the course of our three-day conference to pray for God’s work around the world. Sign up online here

3-on-3 Basketball Fundraiser
Registration is $30 per team and will benefit the Mexico Missions Christmas project (bags for kids). Form a team of three or contact Andrew Coltrane at if you need teammates. Sign up here. Registration and entry fees are due Sunday, October 15.

Phone Scavenger Hunt
Join us for a fun, photo exploration of opportunities to join God’s kingdom work in Emporia! This team activity will get our creative juices flowing and is suited for the whole family.

Mexico Missions Packing Project
Come help pack bags to be distributed to children in Mexico on our Christmas mission trip with United in Christ. Lists will be available if you’d like to bring items or just come and join in the packing!

Nursery and Childcare
The nursery is available for children birth through age three during our Saturday morning activities; nursery is available through age four (pre-kindergarten) during Saturday and Sunday evening services.


Kids, join us for the KIDS’ CONFERENCE! 

Who: Children kindergarten through sixth grade

What: Come “travel” to foreign lands with some of our international student friends!

When: Saturday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. You’ll begin
your “travels” while the adults are meeting.

Sunday, October 22 at 5:30 p.m. Have dinner with your family. Kids’ Conference will follow.

AWANA BAKE SALE— Awana will have a bake sale on Saturday and Sunday mornings to raise money for their missions projects!