National Conference

Each fall, 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.

In 2015, we have the opportunity to join with other national Catholic organizations for the Mission Congress, a special conference that takes place every five years.

2015 Mission Congress

Witnessing Mission:
Called to be Missionary Disciples

October 1-4, 2015
Houston, TX
Visit the Mission Congress website for information on the Congress, reflection tools, videos and more.

Registration Begins April 1, 2015

Full Congress Registration includes all materials and group meals.

Early Registration: $350.00 by September 14, 2015
Late Registration: $375.00 after September 14, 2015

Book Your Hotel Room at the Hilton Houston North Hotel

To make reservations, you can either  click here to reserve your room online, or you can call 1-866-577-1154and use the code “Mission Congress 2015” to reserve your room at the group rate. All reservations must be made on or before Wednesday, September 16, 2015 to secure the group rate. The hotel will make every effort to accommodate requests made after the cut-off date based on availability.

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!