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Learning + Networking

The Missions Leaders Conference provides numerous opportunities for shared learning and networking with leaders and peers.

Enjoy more than the General Sessions and Workshops. Check out additional learning and networking opportunities related to a topic of interest, an affinity, or a role.

When registering be sure to select the “add-on” ticket for any of the following sessions that apply to your role and/or interest.


Short-term Mission Standards Introductory Workshop (SIW)

Wednesday 1:00 – 9:00 PM continuing on Thursday 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM | $175
This workshop held over 11.5 hours is conducted by leaders from the National Board for the Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission (SOE). It’s perfect for those seeking to fulfill an SOE Membership requirement, for those exploring the possibility of joining SOE, or for those who just want to do an excellent job with their short-term missions! Find out more details here…

What Your Mission Needs to Know About Internal Employment Investigations

Wednesday 7:00 – 9:00 PM continuing on Thursday 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM | $39
This special seminar is a top-to-bottom overview on internal employment investigations. Participants will learn about the importance of internal investigations, and how a well-run investigation is not only a matter of good member care, but a wise investment in limiting risk and liability. Find out more details here …

Reaching the Foreigner Among Us: Church and Agency Partnering Together

Wednesday 7:00 – 9:00 PM (Part 1) continuing on Thursday 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Part 2) | $49
God is moving the nations to us. Migration is part of God’s sovereign plan to bring the nations to Himself. Learn how to move your church toward effectively engaging diaspora communities. This event will challenge paradigms of ministry, suggest ministry pathways and propose ways your church can partner with missions agencies to reach unreached people groups among us. Find out more details here … 

100th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Program 

Wednesday 6:00 – 8:30  PM | $35
Missio Nexus is 100 years old this year, and we invite every member to come celebrate with us! We are holding our celebratory birthday banquet on Wednesday evening, Sept. 20 at the DFW Hyatt as a pre-event to the Mission Leaders Conference. It will be a time of remembering the start of both parent mission associations, the IFMA and EFMA, and of rejoicing in what God has done in world missions through the past 100 years of efforts by the missions that now comprise Missio Nexus. Find out more details here … 


CIO Roundtable

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM | $39 The purpose of the CIO Roundtable is to create a place for technology leaders to network with peers, learn about the latest technologies, discuss challenges, find new solutions and get advice from other colleagues. It is designed for senior IT executives and is aimed at helping them address strategic IT opportunities and challenges in a globally connected world. Find out more details here …

CDO Roundtable

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM | $39 Gather with other organizational fundraising leaders to build supportive relationships, discuss both challenges and opportunities that exist in today’s global ministries, and share best practices. Find out more details here …

CFO Roundtable: Best Practices

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM | $39 The CFO Roundtable is an opportunity for experienced financial leadership to network, interact, and learn from their peers. This highly interactive forum will equip leaders to discover the answers to the most complicated mission critical issues and empower you to overcome your current or next challenge. Find out more details here …

The Basics of Compliance for Mission Organizations

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM | $39 This session focuses on the fundamentals of compliance for missions organizations. Discussion topics will include protecting the organization’s exempt status, excess benefit transactions, executive compensation-setting practices, unrelated business income, FBAR and FATCA reporting, foreign grant-making, and tax treatment of members of the clergy. Find out more details here …

What Your Mission Needs to Know About Internal Employment Investigations

Important Update: This session will begin on Wednesday night at 7:00pm. Please see information under Wednesday above.

The CEO Networking Luncheon

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | $49 If you are a mission CEO you’ll want to add on this session when registering. Enjoy a lunch while sharing and networking with fellow-CEOs. Find out more details here…

The Church Mission Leader Networking Luncheon

12:00 PM – 1:30PM | $49 You are invited to add this session to your registration if you are a mission pastor or the chair or designated representative of your church mission’s committee. Find out more details here …

Women’s Networking

2:45PM – 3:30PM | Does not require pre-registration and no cost is involved. Connect with other women who are “on task for the Kingdom!” In a large conference it’s helpful to have a smaller space to get to know others with similar commitments as well as meet new friends to expand our network of resources, ideas, and encouragement for the variety of ways we serve as women! Join us during this intentional women to women coffee break. Hosted by Wendy Wilson, Missio Nexus Mission Advisor for Development of Women.


Women in Executive Leadership Networking Breakfast

6:45 AM – 8:15 AM | $21 Please join us for this informal time to connect and hear from Jane Overstreet about her experience in helping organizations understand and improve their effectiveness as men and women working together at the leadership level. Find out more details here …

Cohort & Mission Advisor Networking

8:45 PM | No cost involved. This is a great opportunity for some informal time networking with Cohort friends. Find out more details here …


Informal Networking

Thursday at 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM
Friday at 4:45PM – 5:45 PM