We will be hosting a "one-day" conference, Oct 2-3, 2019 at the NAMB offices in Alpharetta, GA.  We will begin with lunch at 12:30 on Wed and end at noon Thurs.  

For those of you attending NAMB's Field Leader Summit (FLS) meeting just prior to this gathering:

  • NAMB is willing to coordinate extending your hotel room another night, but the extra night will be charged to your expense account / your credit card
  • Those of you with rental cars for FLS, it is fine to extend the car rental time period, but the extra day is your responsibility

Some topics on the table:

  • Business and church planting
  • Reaching immigrant populations
  • Future focus - addressing changing culture and systems
  • Kingdom collaboration

Click here to register!


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 Dec 15

              (Single room early bird rate $548

               participant + spouse (participating or not) early bird rate $549)

     Late registration after April 1: $399/participant (shared room)

Q. When should I arrive and depart?

A. The conference will begin at 8am Sunday, May 3rd 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 Toronto will include: 

• Diaspora • 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. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) 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.

Q. Who is my contact person?

Logistics: Natalie Hammond 425.640.3676, 

Stay tuned for our next round of GUS webinars!