Date & Location: February 28-March 1, 2020. Omaha Marriott, 10220 Regency Circle, Omaha, NE 68114.
Description: "Come To Me", the Mid-American Union Conference Children’s Ministries Convention is a life-changing experience for leaders of children. In-depth, hands on training through breakout options. Training for the new Seventh-day Adventist HEROES VBS curriculum; a resource center full of specific children's ministry resources; meaningful networking with leaders like you; dynamic worship and spiritual refreshment. We would love for you to join this incredible community of leaders at Come To Me 2020.
Theme Rational: Come to Me, Mark 10:14, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of God."
Jesus had just finished teaching on marriage and divorce, when the gospel writer adds that individuals (mothers, father, brothers, aunts, uncles, grandparents) were bringing their children (little ones) to Jesus. The disciples started to forbid them and were sending them away, when Jesus got indignant and spoke our text.
Children are not blessed for what they 'are', but for what they lack. They are small, powerless, without sophistication, overlooked, dispossessed of society, no credits, no clout, no claims - absolutely nothing! However, Jesus for the first time in the gospel of Mark reveals who enters the Kingdom of God, individuals with childlike faith. We must 'come to Jesus' with childlike trust and dependence and accept the gift of grace given to us freely!
Who Should Attend: All children’s ministry leaders and staffers, children’s pastors, VBS leaders, VBS staff and volunteers, children’s Sabbath School superintendents, children’s Sabbath School teachers, parents and supporters of children’s ministries are invited to attend.
Featured Speakers: Info to come.
Friday, February 28, 2020
3:00 pm-7:00 pm - Event Check-in/Information Desk
5:00 pm-6:30 pm - Dinner on Your Own
7:00 pm-8:15 pm - General Session
8:30 pm-9:40 pm - Training/Seminars/Breakout Rooms
Sabbath, February 29, 2020
7:00 am-6:00 pm - Event Check-in/Information Desk
7:00 am-8:00 am - Breakfast on Your Own
8:30 am-9:40 am - Training/Seminars/Breakout Rooms
9:50 am-11:00 am - Training/Seminars/Breakout Rooms
11:10 am-12:30 pm - General Session
1:00 pm-2:30 pm - Lunch Served
3:00 pm-4:10 pm - Training/Seminars/Breakout Rooms
4:15 pm-5:25 pm - Training/Seminars/Breakout Rooms
6:00 pm-7:30 pm - Dinner on Your Own
8:00 pm-9:30 pm - VBS HEROS Reveal/Hands-On Resources
9:30 pm-12:00 am - Social/Networking
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Safe Journey Home
Registration Fee: The registration fee is per person. Please plan to register early with AdventSource since no event registrations will be taken on-site.
$25 Attendee now through February 18, 2020
To guarantee your place, please register ASAP. Register online or call AdventSource at (800) 732-7587. AdventSource will process registrations for this event through February 18, 2020. All major credit cards accepted.
Paying by Check? 1) Please complete each online registration page with your personal information and registration details. You will be prompted to create an AdventSource account if you do no already have one. If you need to register another person simply click on "register another person" to complete their registration. 2) Please mail the completed registration page with your check or money order, paying exact registration fee, made payable to AdventSource to the address listed below. No partial event registration payments will be accepted. 3) In order to receive a discounted rate your payment envelope must be postmarked with the date that rate ends.
Special Note: Failure to provide each completed registration form with your contact telephone number will delay the processing of your registration. If AdventSource is not able to get complete information within three days of receipt, your registration check will be returned.
AdventSource Event Registration
5120 Prescott Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68506-5433
Mail-in Registrations: All mailed-in registrations must be received by noon Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
Refund Policy: No refunds will be granted for this event. Please substitute someone to attend in your place if you will not be able to participate in this event.
Lodging: Omaha Marriott, 10220 Regency Circle, Omaha, NE 68114. Each attendee is responsible for booking their lodging online, or by calling (888) 236-2427. Please use the code of "2020 MAU Block" to receive the discounted rate of $91 per night, plus tax, for up to four per room. This rate is good through February 6, 2020.
Meals: You will receive lunch on Sabbath with your paid registration fee. Please plan to take care of all other meals on your own.
Nearest Airport: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Ground Transportation: Omaha Eppley Airfield Ground Transportation
On-site Event Check-in: You may register and pick up your event material on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 3:00 pm-7:00 pm; or on Sabbath, February 29, 2020 from 7:00 am-6:00 pm. Please plan to register early with AdventSource since no registrations will be taken on-site.
Children: You are welcome to bring your children kept under your supervision during this event. No special programming has been planned for children during this event.
Dress: Business casual.
Additional Questions: You may contact Roger Wade (402) 484-3000 or Email for additional information.