What airport should I fly into? admin
Will you be taking an offering? admin
When does the gathering start and end? admin
The gathering starts Tuesday morning, January 23 and ends Wednesday evening, January 24. In addition, there will be pre-conferences starting on Monday afternoon January 22, and a Synod meeting starting in the morning on Thursday, January 25 that all are welcome to attend. (Please note there is a minimal additional fee if you choose to attend a pre-conference.)
Can I register for one day of the conference? admin
Will you accept walk up registrations? admin
Who should attend the gathering? admin
Pastors, elders, lay leaders, spouses, seminarians and students, staff teams, covenant partners and those interested in learning more about ECO. We have designed this year’s gathering to be beneficial for your entire leadership team.
There is an immense opportunity for growth and bonding when you come to the gathering with others from your congregation! Take free time during the week to plan and pray, get to know others serving in similar church settings, or just hang out, have fun and make memories together!
Why Houston? admin
Will I need cowboy boots? admin
Boots, spurs, and large belt buckles are entirely optional. Houston is a very cosmopolitan city full of diverse restaurants, museums, and a multitude of cultural experiences. We do, however, recommend ten-gallon hats, but request that you sit in the back of the main session ballroom so such hat will not restrict the view of your fellow conference attendees.
Why meet at a hotel? admin
We have loved meeting at our ECO churches, but we are no longer able to accommodate our numbers in a church setting.
We explored every other option from camps, conference centers, to cruise ships and cattle ranches, and there are very few places that can accommodate our needs and numbers. A hotel is truly our best option at this point in our journey.
The best part of being at a hotel is that everyone staying and meeting in the same place allows for wonderful opportunities for fellowship, fun, rest, ease of travel. Best of all, you are more than welcome to come downstairs to conference meetings in your jammies and slippers if you so choose. We don’t judge!
Why the cost? admin
What is a Synod Business Meeting? Do I plan to attend that portion of the gathering? admin