Go Be Love Conference 2019Pursuing Excellence in Short-Term Missions
Go Be Love Conference 2019
SAVE THE DATE: Go Be Love Conference 2020 will take place
February 27 – 29, 2020
at Village Church Vinings in Atlanta, GA
3200 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Suite 102, Atlanta, GA 30339
Information below is from 2019. We are working on details for 2020 and will update this page very soon.
Since 2005, Go Be Love International has prepared and sent thousands of short-term trip participants to mission fields all over the world. Engage with us as we tackle big topics with global relevance together.
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2019 Conference Details
We offer a “First Timers” track for those new to short-term missions and a “Go Beyond” track for missions veterans. Registration includes a variety of break-out topics to choose from: learning from global partners, starting a non profit, being prepared for anything on the mission field, holistic orphan care, attachment, transitioning into serving as a long-term missionary, youth trips, long-term impact from short-term teams, and more. You’ll hear from amazing guest speakers including Bob Goff, Dave Buehring, Mark Stuart and many more. Guest speaker bios, sponsors and vendors, and more information can be found below (scroll down).
Also included in your registration: an entry into our 9th annual Mission Trip Giveaway drawing (register on or before 2/20/19), free parking at the venue, all conference materials (team training materials for each attendee, program book, other handouts), light breakfast on Friday and Saturday including a delicious donut bar one of the mornings from Marietta favorite Doughnut Dollies, catered lunch on Friday, as well as snacks and beverages.
The Go Be Love Conference 2019 will feature exhibitor booths and designated exhibitor times where attendees can learn about other organizations and shop for merchandise that helps support the ministries represented. On Thursday, Bob Goff will draw the winner of our Mission Trip Giveaway live from the conference. Everyone who registers for the conference is entered to win. On Friday, we’ll offer limited spots for a unique “field trip” breakout session hosted by our title sponsor, Glory Haus, Inc. Participants will gather for a casual meal at the Glory Haus headquarters, tour their “Repurposed on Purpose” workroom, have an opportunity to design their own “repurposed” creation, hear about Glory Haus’s work to empower women with fair trade products, and participate in a private shopping experience. Please register for the Conference first and then register for this additional field trip under 2019 Conference Info.
For questions related to the Go Be Love Conference, email: Autumn.Kerr@GoBeLoveInternational.org
2019 Conference Info
EVENT DATES & TIME
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday evening optional “field trip” (limited spots): $5 casual dinner at Glory Haus headquarters (See 2019 Conference Details for more info) Register for the conference first and then register for the field trip HERE. Only a few spots left.
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Late Registration: $225
Registration has now closed.
570 Piedmont Road
Marietta, GA 30066
MAIN SESSION SPEAKERS
Choosing to live audaciously, Bob connects to audiences in a powerfully inspirational, yet down to earth manner. He lives an outside the box lifestyle traveling to distant and sometimes dangerous countries with his organization Love Does, in efforts to help some of the worlds most vulnerable and forgotten people. Bob shares stories from his experiences as a lawyer, husband, father, justice seeker and friend as relatable and hilarious life lessons. Bob’s messages of Love Does and Love Everybody Always draw attendees in to examine their own dreams and unique abilities, and as a result motivates action and hope amongst those engaged.
Through BADALA, Joelle has given these precious sons and daughters a space to heal from past trauma (commercial sexual exploitation/trafficking, sexual assault and abuse, orphanhood, physical abuse, abandonment, FGM), explore the gifts that God has given them, and have life to the full in Christ.
Kara & Ryan Higgins, Founders and Co-Directors of Imana Kids, Go Be Love Team Leaders
Barb White has worked in the public schools as an English teacher for over two decades. In addition to teaching, she has spoken at conferences and retreats on various topics such as identity, prayer, leadership and parenting. She currently teaches AP classes to sophomores and juniors, volunteers as a high school youth leader, and serves as the director of adult discipleship at her church.
Kyle and Barb have traveled on short-term mission trips to Venezuela, Ghana, France, Mexico, and Haiti. They have two adult children and live in northern Illinois.
Julie Richards, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Go Be Love Team Leader
Julie Richards is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with advanced trauma training in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Developmental and Relational Trauma Therapy (DARTT). She is an adoptive mom and works with adoptive families in her clinical practice. She has led Go Be Love teams since the ministry began in 2005 and previously served on the Go Be Love staff.
Lori McMurphy, Special Education, Go Be Love Team Leader
Lori has a degree in special education and has worked with kids with special needs off and on for the past 25 years. Her area she is most familiar with is those children with mild to severe needs. Lori and her husband have five children – four biological and one adopted daughter from Inner Mongolia, China who has been home since Christmas Day 2009. Her love for China grew after their adoption trip and she was thrilled to be a part of a Go Be Love Chaoyang, China team in 2013. Lori has been leading yearly China trips for Go Be Love since 2014.
Dr. Pete and Angela Olsen, World Gospel Mission
Dr. Pete and Angela Olsen are missionaries with World Gospel Mission, currently on special assignment in the United States with their two children. They previously served at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya where Pete taught as faculty for the family medicine residency, served as head of pediatrics, and worked on the internal medicine and obstetrics services. You can follow their journey at TheMangoMemoirs.com and on Instagram @TheMangoMemoirs.
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We’re giving away a 2019 Go Be Love mission trip!
Bob Goff will draw our 9th Annual Mission Trip Giveaway winner at the Go Be Love Conference on February 28, 2019. Every person who registers for Go Be Love Conference 2019 by 2/20/19 will automatically receive an entry into the Mission Trip Giveaway.
The winner will get to choose any regular 2019 Go Be Love mission trip departing between March and December 2019. We have over 20 trips to choose from to mission fields all over the world! See complete details at: Mission Trip Giveaway.
(more to be added soon)