National Conference

Every November, over 150 staff members of faith-based volunteer programs, campus ministers, and other partners gather for our National Conference. Hosted in a different location each year, the National Conference is an opportunity for those involved in faith-based service to come together to learn new skills, share their experience and expertise, and network with their colleagues.

Each year we feature a series of keynote speakers and offer participants the opportunity to attend valuable workshops on all aspects of program management and operation.


2015 Mission Congress

October 1-4, 2015
Houston, TX
Check back soon for more details!

2014 National Conference
November 11-14, 2014
Denver, CO
Thanks to our Sponsors
Sustaining Sponsor
Boston College School of Theology & Ministry
Supporting Sponsors
Christian Brothers Services
Franciscan Passages
Villanova University Campus Ministry
Contributing Sponsors
Alexian Brothers
The Center for Justice & Peacebuilding
Creator Mundi, Inc.
Franciscan School of Theology
Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley
Mission Trip Insurance
U.S. Catholic Mission Association
Keynote Speakers
Sr. Melissa Camardo, SCL - former Colorado Vincentian Volunteer, Vice President of Mission & Sponsorship at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital
Juana Bordas - author, motivational speaker, President of Mestiza leadership International, which focuses on leadership, diversity and organizational change
Shane Claiborne - activist, author, founder of The Simple Way faith community in inner-city Philadelphia
Topics included media relations, mental health of volunteers, volunteer spirituality, conflict resolution, creative ways to support, engage & challenge volunteers, and more!