SOE Approved Conferences

Description
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.

Frequency
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.

Trainers
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.

Cost
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  (Attendance required once every three years)

Mission ConneXion January 20-21, 2017 in Portland, OR
www.missionconnexion.com
(No SIW will be offered in conjunction with this conference)
STM ConneXion February 17-18, 2017 in Clackamas, OR
www.missionconnexion.com/short-term-mission-connexion
(An SIW will be offered prior to this conference February 16-17, 2017)
International Wholistic Missions Conference (IWMC) May 3-5, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ
www.wholisticmissions.com
(An SIW will be offered prior to this conference May 1-2, 2017)
Missio Nexus Mission Leaders Conference FOUNDATIONS September 21-23, 2017 in Dallas, TX
www.missionexus.org/foundations
(An SIW will be offered prior to this conference September 20-21, 2017)
Global Missions Health Conference (GMHC) TBA (most likely November 2017 in Louisville, KY)
www.medicalmissions.com
(No SIW will be offered in conjunction with this conference)
International Conference on Missions (ICOM) November 16-19, 2017 in Peoria, IL
www.theicom.org
(An SIW may be offered prior to this conference)

Suggestions
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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