2018 DISTRICT CONFERENCE
Encouraging . Connecting . Equipping
Bill Malick

Dear SPD Family:

We are looking forward to seeing you next month. If you haven't yet registered, do so now by clicking here before the cost goes up after April 1st.

District Conference is held at The Grove Community Church in Riverside, CA. It's a time of encouragement and motivation for the days ahead, and it's a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old friends and create new ones with those in ministry throughout our district. Invite all your church members, staff and leadership team to be a part of this conference!
2018 Conference Sneak Preview

FEATURED SPEAKER:
JOHN STUMBO
Alliance President, John Stumbo invites you to attend District Conference. Hear what he has to say in his video message.

We look forward to hearing the message his pastoral heart will bring on Tuesday, May 1st.

Alliance President, John Stumbo
extends invitation to all churches
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Every conference we provide breakout sessions led by people experienced in their field. Sessions are designed to help, equip, and encourage you in your ministry. Some topics in the works include:

  • Raising Up Leaders
  • Protecting Your Church In An Increasingly Anti-Christian Culture
  • Resilency: Caring For Your Soul
  • Missions Off The Map
  • Church Planting
  • Children's Breakout: Reaching The Next Generations
  • Youth Workers Breakout
  • Small Scale Ministry Dynamics

Click here for description of breakouts.
WOMEN'S GATHERING
This is a special invitation to all women. Join us for a time of reconnecting/ connecting with other women who share the same heart and love for ministry.

We'll have a  Women's Luncheon  on Tuesday and also a new “ Girlfriends Coffee Break”  on Tuesday afternoon with a chance to win a " Spa Day for Two " to enjoy with a girlfriend.
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY WORKERS & YOUTH MINISTRY WORKERS
Tim James, District Youth Ministries Coordinator , and Jess Bolet, Children's Ministries Coordinator, have some great things in store for Children's and Youth Workers at the Conference.

Don't miss this great opportunity to attend the Children and Youth Workers Breakouts on Tuesday! Imagine... encouraging events you don't have to plan! Come hang out with your tribe, you'll be glad you did.

For those Workers' attending the Tuesday afternoon Children/Youth breakout sessions, Tuesday night's dinner will be provided at no cost, but you'll need to register for the breakout session to receive your name badge & meal ticket. Seating is limited so register now.
REDUCED RATES ON CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FOR YOUTH & CHILDREN'S WORKERS
If you're a Children's/Youth Worker attending the Conference, we've arranged a reduced rate for you. If this is you, make sure you select Children/Youth Worker on the registration form.
CHURCH PLANTERS
Southwest Church Planting (SWCP) will be offering Breakout Sessions on Church Planting and Raising Up Leaders. They'll also be hosting a Church Planters Dinner on Tuesday night of the conference. When you register, make sure to indicate you'll be attending the Tuesday night dinner.

Whether you're planting solo, as a couple or just considering planting, this is for you. Don't miss these opportunities to hang with like-minded people and be encouraged.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
Rates include full breakfast with hot buffet, parking, wifi and in-room refrigerator and microwave. Rooms are $119 a night. Block will be released and rates will go up after March 30.

To reserve your room, call 951.571.4141 extension 0. Rooms are under the South Pacific District block.

Rates include continental breakfast, parking, wifi and in-room refrigerator and microwave. Rooms are $109 a night for two queen beds or $104 for king bed. Block will be released and rates will go up after April 15.

To reserve your room, call 951.486.9000. Rooms are under the South Pacific District block.

Rates include continental hot breakfast, parking, wifi and in-room refrigerator and microwave. Rooms are $87 a night for two queen beds. Block will be released and rates will go up after March 31.

To reserve your room, call 951.243.0075. Rooms are under the South Pacific District block.
Rates include breakfast buffet, parking, wifi and in-room refrigerator and microwave. Rooms are $95 a night for two queen beds or $89 for king bed. Block will be released and rates will go up after March 31.

To reserve your room, call 951.242.0699. Rooms are under the South Pacific District block.
ABOUT CONFERENCE MEALS
REGISTRATION FOR THE FULL CONFERENCE INCLUDES:

  • All Snacks
  • Monday Night Banquet Dinner
  • Tuesday Men's and Women's Luncheons
  • Tuesday Night Social Dessert
  • Water/coffee throughout the Conference

NOTE: Tuesday dinner is NOT included in registration but meals will be available for purchase on site.

ABOUT DRINKS:
Water and (non-specialty) coffee will be provided througout the conference. The Grove's Coffee Bar (specialty coffee and tea) and Fountain Drinks will be available for purchase during the Conference.

I'M NOT ATTENDING CONFERENCE BUT WANT TO BE A PART OF THE BANQUET/LUNCHEON:
  • Monday Night Banquet-To attend Monday night banquet dinner, you'll need to register for Banquet Only on the registration form. The cost is $20.
  • Women's Luncheon-If you're NOT attending Conference and want to attend the Luncheon on Tuesday, the cost is $15. Complete the registration form and select Women's Luncheon on Tuesday.
  • Men's Luncheon-If you're NOT attending Conference and want to attend the Tuesday Luncheon, the cost is $15. Complete the registration form and select Men's Luncheon on Tuesday.

GROUPS HOSTING DINNERS ON TUESDAY NIGHT:
  • Youth and Children's Workers attending Tuesday's breakouts will receive a complimentary meal on Tuesday evening. Registration is required to receive your meal ticket so we can be sure to have enough food for all attending.
  • Church Planters/Those Exploring Planting - Southwest Church Planting (SWCP) is hosting a complimentary dinner for you on Tuesday night. Registration is required so we can be sure to have enough food for all attending.
ABOUT REGISTRATION
LAY DELEGATE
It’s our desire that all of our churches have a voice in the mission
and ministry of our district family.  Why not take this opportunity
to discuss with your church board sending a lay delegate to represent your congregation. To send a lay delegate, complete this  Lay Delegate's Certification form .