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)

International Wholistic Missions Conference (IWMC) May 1-3, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ
(An SIW will be offered prior to this conference)
Missio Nexus September 20-22, 2018 in Orlando, FL
(an SIW will be offered prior to this conference September 19-20, 2018)


 The International Conference on Missions (ICOM) November 15-18, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio
(an SIW will be offered prior to this conference November 14-15, 2018)


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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