USMB Gathering 2020 slated for July

Delegates to meet in Missouri for Gathering 2020


USMB Gathering 2020, the new name for the USMB National Pastors’ Conference and National Convention, will be held in Independence, Missouri, July 21-25, 2020.

The name “USMB Gathering” was chosen by the convention planning team to be easily recognizable and consistent when referring to the National Pastors’ Conference and National Convention. It will be used for these biennial national events moving forward.

USMB Gathering 2020 will feature dynamic speakers and an opportunity to gather with the USMB family at a small oasis near Kansas City.

Guest speakers selected

USMB Gathering 2020 will highlight three guest speakers.

Gary G. Hoag is president and CEO of Global Trust Partners, an international entity launched by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Global Trust Partners mobilizes peer accountability groups to increase gospel participation in every nation.

Hoag, who received his doctorate in New Testament from Trinity College in Bristol, United Kingdom, is an ordained minister who trains pastors on stewardship and generosity, a biblical scholar who serves as a visiting professor at seven seminaries in four countries and an author or contributor to more than 10 books.

Hoag provides spiritual and strategic counsel for nurturing a culture of generosity in local churches. Known as the Generosity Monk, Hoag has dedicated his life to encouraging Christian generosity and has posted a daily meditation for more than 10 years.

Hoag will speak at both the National Pastors’ Conference and the National Convention.

Author, speaker and leadership trainer Kadi Cole is passionate about helping local churches thrive and equipping leaders to fulfill their calling.

A Florida-based communicator who combines value-based principles with practical application, Cole is an engaging and down-to-earth speaker and writer on topics relating to leadership, organizational development, spiritual growth, parenting and living a full life.

Following 16 years in full-time church leadership, Cole transitioned to working directly with leaders in business and ministry through Kadi Cole & Company.

Author of “Developing Female Leaders,” Cole’s newest project is to help church leaders desiring to do a better job developing the female leadership talent in their congregations.

Cole will speak Friday morning at the National Convention and present a two-part workshop that afternoon.

Rob Reimer, founder and president of Renewal Ministries International (RMI), will speak at the Pastors’ Conference. RMI exists to assist the church and its leaders in fostering personal and corporate renewal through writing, speaking, equipping and mentoring.

A sought-after conference speaker, Reimer is the author of Soul Care, Deep Faith, River Dwellers and Pathways to the King.

Reimer’s call is to help build the kingdom of God by training and equipping pastors and leaders in the work of personal and corporate renewal. His message is one of pursuit, urging people to seek intimacy with God and the fullness of the Spirit.

He serves as associate professor of pastoral theology at Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, N.Y. He received his doctorate in preaching from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary based in Hamilton, Massachusetts.

Conference center offers lodge-type atmosphere

USMB Gathering 2020 will be held at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, 18011 Bass Pro Drive in Independence, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City providing easy access to all the city has to offer.

A small oasis awaits at Stoney Creek, where a lake, waterfall, park and 2-mile walking trail provide a beautiful backdrop for the hotel, which with its large wood beams, outdoor themes and modern rustic décor has a lodge-type feel.

The conference center, located at one end of the hotel, is on one level. The special room rate of $112 for one to four people includes a complimentary breakfast buffet, coffee, wireless Internet and parking.

For more information about the location, visit or call 816-908-9600.

Save the date and make plans to attend USMB Gathering 2020, where you will be encouraged, challenged and resourced by dynamic speakers, experience community and support our national MB family.


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