All People Conference

2018 All People Conference: Come and see...Go and Tell!

October 27-29; Columbus, Ohio
Finding Living Water in Samaria
John 4

Registration Now Open!

Bishop Gregory Palmer
West Ohio Area

Harriett Olson
CEO, United Methodist Women

Bishop Leonard Fairley
Kentucky Episcopal Area

Conference Schedule 

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About the All People Conference

Join us as we delve deep into God’s heart for diversity, inclusivity, and justice in our communities. Each of our unique gifts strengthen the Body of Christ, helping us become local agents for community transformation. Explore how multiethnic and multiclass ministry can take your church community deeper in becoming the hands and feet of Christ on earth.

Whether you yearn to take the next step in reaching out to a community that is different from the people who sit in the pews on Sunday, or are already engaged in multicultural ministry and desire for it to grow, this event is right for you!

This conference is experiential. Participants will join members of our diverse community in worship, dialog, shared learning, and fun. Plenaries and workshops are designed to meet you where you are and engage your questions as we explore best practices for inclusive ministry.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Foster a racially diverse congregation with members across the income spectrum
  • Use worship that is diverse and welcoming to strengthen your community
  • Launch outreach programs that use local assets to address community concerns
  • Engage a base of partners that can support and sustain your ministries
  • Maintain your spiritual center through the swirl of ministry
  • And so much more!

Because of the experiential nature of this event, attendance is limited. Please register individually so we have your names, contact info, and workshop preferences.

When: October 27-29, 2018
Where: UM Church for All People
(946 Parsons Avenue; Columbus, OH 43206)

Early Bird Registration (Until July 1): $195
Regular Registration
(Until October 10): $225

Late Registration (After October 10): $245

Registration fee is non refundable and includes CEU credit, event materials, dinner on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Monday, and transportation from the hotel.  All other expenses including lodging and other meals and are the responsibility of the participants.

Scholarships available!
Scholarships reduce registration fee to $75, with an additional $50 toward lodging, at a first-come first-served basis.


Register Now!

Questions? Contact Dr. Katelin Hansen:
614-445-7342 ex. 24

Hotel information

A block of rooms have been reserved at a group rate at:
Holiday Inn Columbus Downtown (
175 E. Town Street
Columbus, OH, 43215
Phone: 614.221.3281 (mention: “4AllPeople”, or code “ALL”)
Group Rate: $98.00 per night (2 night stay)
Book directly with Holiday Inn by: September 27, 2018.
Reserve rooms online: Code “ALL”
The Holiday Inn provides Free shuttle transportation from the airport to the hotel, at a first-come, first served basis.

Also available: Faith & Finance Trainers' Pre-Conference

Become a Faith & Finance Certified Facilitator! Faith & Finances is a financial education ministry that empowers low-income people with practical money management skills, biblical stewardship principles, and supportive relationships. Faith & Finances is different from many other financial education programs. It’s not about helping participants achieve wealth or material success. Rather, it aims to empower participants to experience restoration in their finances—and in their relationships. For more information click here

Scholarships available to help cover expenses!

Limited availability.
Select scholarship option at registration.