General Conference 2022 Update: Theme, Locations & Budget!

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Be Not Conformed...Be Transformed GC2022

Globe“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds” – Romans 12:2

Our theme for this conference pushes us into our prophetic imagination as we consider what a global, multi-site conference may be like. The ongoing pandemic has taught us many things including how to live into our best innovative, creative, and experimental ideas.

For our 2022 Global General Conference, we are seeking to learn from our experiences so far and co-create a new kind of conference that lives up to the diverse needs that MCC has around the world.

We will carry with us the best of our one-site conferences with dynamic worship, powerful speakers, and transformative connections. At the same time, we will be gathering in multiple locations around the world, woven together by similar threads, textures, and patterns through the content, themes, and design of the conference.

In coming months, we will be describing more about the content of Global Conference as well as the similarities and differences between locations. Be on the lookout for a lot more information in the New Year.


Registration Opening in January 2022!

Registration for the Global General Conference 2022 will open in January 2022!

You are invited to go to ANY Global General Conference site and are encouraged to consider attending a site that may not be closest to your home. For this reason, we are confirming the details for ALL locations before beginning the registration process.

In January, we will open registration for all of our sites and provide links to reserve your accommodations at each location. We are also planning a webinar to help you navigate the many choices ahead of you. The webinar date will be set soon.

Note on Registration Rates:
Registration rates vary from location to location and currency to currency. MCC follows the recommendations from the World Council of Churches to strive toward an equitable pricing structure using the median income of each country to group into categories. Registration rates are the same percentage of median income in every place around the world.

For all of our in-person locations, we are planning to have at least two registration rates: regular registrant (base cost of conference) and a scholarship registration for those able to subsidize the conference expense.

All rates below are listed in local currency.

To see a breakdown of registration rates in your currency click on this link.


Budgeting for the Global General Conference Beyond Registration:

Because the Global General Conference will be in so many stages during the initial phase of GC 2022, budgeting an exact amount will be challenging until we have all the various components confirmed.

We are working on accommodations for each location. Please refrain from making reservations until January 2022 when we will release accommodation information for each location. This will ensure you are getting the best deal and are as close as possible to the event location.

As you look at the costs below, please remember that you are welcome to go to ANY of the locations listed. You do not need to attend the conference nearest your home.

To help you plan for this Global experience, we recommend you budget for GC 2022 as follows:

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$200 USD; $225 CAD; €187 EUR; £174.13 GBP; $325 AUD; $712 MEX; R260 BRL; ₱3831 PHP

Included in online registration: Access to all content for 6 months including: plenary sessions; pre-recorded versions of all 30+ workshops with guides to use in your personal spiritual life or in your congregation; access to short Transformative Practices to deepen our connection to God and our Global experience of the Divine; communication portals to help you engage with people from all over the world over all sorts of kinships and shared interests.

All of this content will be available to everyone who registers online or in-person, meaning if you register for an in-person gathering, you will also have access to all of the online content and connective opportunities.

In-Person Gatherings

Those who register will have access to all of the online content as listed above. In addition, the extra cost of registration covers meals (lunch, dinner and snacks in most locations) and transportation where needed.

We will be bound by a shared theme, similar worship experiences and similar plenaries in all locations. Some presentations will be the same throughout each location through shared video, where other things will be locally put together. Each worship service will be recorded so that others can delight in the similarities and differences of worship around the world following General Conference. More details on the specifics of each location will come out in coming months.

See below for a list of locations and for the average expected costs:

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Houston, Texas, USA

Primary Language: English

Regular Rate: $325
Sponsorship Rate: $425

Hotel: $140USD/night
(Note: there will be multiple options that range from about $100 – $150USD)

Included in Registration
*Transportation to Resurrection MCC from endorsed accommodations.
*Lunches, dinners, and snacks.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Primary Language: Portuguese

Regular Rate: R482
Sponsorship Rate: R556

Hotel: R195 BRL/night

All events will take place in the endorsed hotel. Some meals will be included with registration.

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Manila, Philippines

Primary Language: English

Regular Rate: ₱1244
Sponsorship Rate: ₱1791

Hotel: ₱4300/night

All events will take place in the endorsed hotel. Some meals will be included with registration.

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Europe

We are still finalizing details for a European site but anticipate the registration fees to be the following:
Primary Language: English

Regular Rate: £240
Sponsorship Rate: £315

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Latin America

Our Latin American contingent will be meeting online. In addition to the regular online programming provided, we will be coordinating additional online opportunities for connection and sharing in Spanish.
Primary Language: Spanish

Registration Fee: Same as online above

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Africa

Invitation Only. Contact [email protected] to inquire.

In many places around the continent of Africa, it is punishable by law, sometimes to the point of death, to practice same-gender loving relationships. In order to keep our African siblings, security is our top priority, thus little information will be shared about our African conference publicly.


Reminder of Conference Structure

The Global General Conference will take place in two phases:

To begin, our Global General Conference Jubilee will take place at locations around the world in-person and also online from 1-3 July 2022.

The second part of our Global General Conference will be the Business Meeting and will take place online from 15-16 July 2022.

Read more about the basic features of each part of conference here.

More Information Coming Soon!

Keep checking your emails for updated information.

Registration will open in January! Mark your calendars and start saving.

Specific hotels, retreat centers, and other accommodations are still being identified or in negotiation. In some locations there may be multiple options. Please wait to make reservations until accommodations are announced to receive the best rates and most amenities.

 

THANK YOU for your support as we navigate this new way holding General Conference!

Global General Conference Core Team:
Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos
Dr. Lillian Dunlap
Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston
Rev. Elder Hector Gutierrez
Rev. Jennifer J.C. Hall
Chad Hobbs
Barry Hundley
Rev. Lori McPherson
Léo Rossetti
Rev. Lauren Bennett, co-chair
Mike Haase, co-chair

If you have any questions or ideas you want to share with our core team, please contact us: [email protected]

We look forward to co-creating this new way of doing General Conference with you.Phone, email, text message

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