GCI Events

April 21, 2017 to April 23, 2017

Scarritt Bennett Center
1008 19th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212

This year will be a Converge like no other!
The theme: Reimagine Camp
The city: Nashville, TN
The place: Scarritt-Bennett Center (www.scarrittbennett.org)

From the moment you step onto the campus (it used to be a college), you will feel a welcoming and anticipatory sense of what is to come all weekend long. We have innovative ideas to share with all of you and Converge will be the place where the unveiling takes place. You need to be there!

Because of several intentional platforms for emerging leaders (GC Next in January, GCI Denominational Conf in August), we are able to return Converge to its original focus: providing the best camp ministries possible! All plenary sessions, workshops and small group discussions will be grounded in camp ministry with an eye toward better support of local GCI churches. We believe Converge 2017 will serve as an important catalyst for reimagining GenMin camps for the present and future; Anthony Mullins is asking every camp to have representatives at this event. Camp Directors, please invite and encourage your key people to attend, including the emerging leaders and camp veterans.

Converge will continue to be a time of inspiration and hope. A few of the GCI Interns will lead us in worship and they always have a way of helping us celebrate and praise our Triune God! Jeff Broadnax and Anthony Mullins will be the main speakers for the event, while Gary and Cathy Deddo will share their insights on the 2017 GenMin camp curriculum they are currently writing in collaboration with Lance and Georgia McKinnon.

Carrie Smith is the lead organizer for Converge 2017. If you have any questions about the event itself, she will be happy to answer your questions. You can reach her at carrie.smith@gci.org.

Click here to register.

Registration, Lodging & Meals = $212
Registration & Meals = $100
Registration for Saturday only = $50
Children's meals (ages 3-10) = $50 for 1st child, $30 for each additional child

August 2, 2017 to August 6, 2017

Lake Buena Vista Hilton
1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Registration is now open! To register, click here (login required).

Click here for the conference schedule.

We invite you to join us for the 2017 GCI Denominational Conference in Orlando, Florida, on August 2-6, 2017. The conference is open to all GCI members and their families and friends—all are welcome, and we urge pastors, elders, treasurers, and ministry leaders to participate in this triennial conference that gathers GCI leaders and members from around the world.

With the theme, We are GCI, the conference will be held at beautiful Lake Buena Vista Hilton hotel in Orlando (pictured above—it’s next door to Disney World). The conference schedule will include plenary sessions and workshops, with blocks of free time to socialize (including sharing dinner on or off-site in small groups—there will be no conference group dinners).

Note to lead pastors, fellowship group facilitators, pastoral team coordinators, pastoral residents and interns: Please plan to arrive at the conference in time for a special meeting of pastoral leaders that will begin at 1:00 PM on August 1.

Note to families: This conference will be particularly family-friendly, with special tracks for children and teens (allowing parents to attend all conference sessions while others care for their children).

Here is a chart with conference costs (and if your congregation has extra funds and can help others attend, we encourage you to do so):