Q. What is Global Urban Strategists (GUS)?
A. GUS is a network of Church Planting Strategists (and a few other key church planting leaders) from 35 of North America’s largest cities PLUS other major metropolitan areas around the world. We gather yearly to share strategy and ideas, brainstorm, encourage and equip one another. In addition to the yearly gathering we host webinars on key topics and seek to connect one another to resources that can be effectively shared and developed. The primary purpose of the gathering is peer interaction & learning.
Q. How much does the GUS conference cost?
A.. $299/participant (shared room) through Aug 15
(Single room early bird rate $548
participant + spouse (participating or not) early bird rate $549)
Late registration after Aug 15: $399/participant (shared room)
Q. When should I arrive and depart?
A. The conference will begin at 8am Sunday, Sept 17th with Orientation.. Please plan to fly in on Saturday.
The conference will end Wednesday at 12pm. Please arrange flights out no earlier than 4:00 PM on Wednesday, if possible.
Q. What does the registration cost include? What is not included?
A. Lodging (Sat – Wed) and meals provided (Sunday through Wed breakfast).
Not included expenses: Travel expenses and travel meals, metro/taxi costs, incidentals.
Q. What topics will be addressed this year?
A. Topics for Minneapolis-St Paul will include:
• Reaching the churched un-saved • Indigenous planting • Mono-ethnic planting • Replanting
Q. Which airport is best? Will there be transportation to/from the airport?
A. Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP) is best. Please email your flight itinerary to Natalie when you have it booked.
Q. What is the exact location of the conference?
A. Multiple locations around the cities.
Q. What kind of accommodations?
A. We will be using a hotel conveniently located between the two metropolises.
Rooming for Sat night - Wed morning will be managed by Natalie Hammond. For those arriving Friday night (9/15) or staying over Wed night (9/19) we may also be able to include that in our group booking and have you reimburse us. Outside of these dates you will need to arrange your own lodging directly with the hotel.
Q. Who is my contact person?
Stay tuned for our next round of GUS webinars!