The Office of the General Minister and President has received an anonymous and generous gift to provide scholarships to the 2010 Pastors’ Conference for persons not yet registered. The 2010 Pastors’ Conference is September 21-23, 2010 in San Diego, California. Dr. Diana Butler Bass is the featured keynote speaker for the three-day event.
The donor has designated the following: 50 first-time attendee scholarships for persons who did not attend the 2008 Pastors’ Conference; 25 for New Church Pastors; 50 for Pastors of congregations with an average worship attendance less than 100; 25 for pastors racial / ethnic congregations; and 50 scholarships for pastors under the age of 40. Each scholarship is valued at $150.
Participants can qualify in up to two areas, receiving a maximum of $300 in scholarship assistance. For example, a new church pastor, under the age of 40 can receive $300. An African-American pastor of a church with an average worship attendance under 100 can receive $300. Scholarships are on a first-come, first served basis.
The current conference registration fee is $450. A person qualifying in two areas would only have to pay $150 to attend the conference. The registration fee includes: two-nights lodging, the conference fee, opening dinner, breakfast and lunch on Wednesday and breakfast on Thursday, plus transportation from the San Diego airport to the hotel and back to the airport.
Scholarships are in the form of a coupon code for use at the time of registration. Scholarships codes are available by contacting Gerri Lynn Reeves at [email protected] or 317-713-2414.
Airfares to San Diego remain very reasonable. The following are sample, roundtrip airfares (not including tax) as of April 15, 2010:
- From Baltimore (BWI): $222
- From Charlotte (CLT): $207
- From Tampa (TPA): $240
- From Indianapolis (IND): $193
- From Des Moines (DSM) $289
- From Kansas City (MCI) $207
- From Oklahoma City (OKC) $238
- From Austin (AUS) $213
- From Denver (DEN) $166
- From Portland (PDX) $240
- From Boise (BOI) $256
- From Omaha (OMA) $240
For more information about the General Minister and President Pastors’ Conference, visit www.disciples.org/ogmp.