SOE Approved Conferences

The SOE approves certain national conferences that help you fulfill the SOE training requirement (sponsored by different hosting groups). These approved conferences will provide STM electives as one part of their overall conference theme or will be entirely devoted to training in STM. Some of these conferences will also host the required Standards Introductory Workshop (SIW) as a pre- or post-conference event.

We ask that you send at least one of your key staff (preferably most) to an SOE-approved training conference at least once every three years for continuing education and to maintain good standing.

Experienced STM speakers with diverse backgrounds from churches, agencies, schools, and other organizations provide the training, according to the design of the given host conference.

Each host conference determines its own registration fees, room, board and other costs. Some conferences provide early registration discounts. Click on the links below for more information.

Current Conference Options
The following conferences are SOE-approved. Click the links below for more information:

SOE APPROVED CONFERENCES in 2017 and 2018  (Attendance required once every three years)

Global Missions Health Conference (GMHC) TBA (most likely November 2017 in Louisville, KY)
(No SIW will be offered in conjunction with this conference)
International Conference on Missions (ICOM) November 16-19, 2017 in Peoria, IL
(An SIW may be offered prior to this conference)
Mission ConneXion January 19-20, 2018 in Portland, OR
(No SIW will be offered in conjunction with this conference)
STM ConneXion February 23-24, 2018 in Clackamas, OR
(An SIW will be offered prior to this conference February 22-23, 2018)
International Wholistic Missions Conference (IWMC) Spring 2018 in Arizona
(An SIW will be offered prior to this conference)

If you know of another excellent STM training conference that you would like to suggest, please email the SOE with the conference information (website, name of conference, dates, location, main contact email/phone)…. Thank you!

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