Kansas City, Missouri.


Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future


Why the Mission 2015 Conference?

The Mission 2015 Conference, hosted by the United States/Canada Regional Office, will focus on the theme “Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future.” Mission conference events have been held every four years since 1999, and they are the largest all-church gatherings in the United States and Canada between general assemblies. In February 2015, Nazarenes across the United States and Canada will celebrate the faithfulness of God to those who went before us, and learn together how those stories can shape our future as a church. Held from February 9-11, 2015, in Kansas City, Missouri, M15 will be a conference to encourage, motivate, train, and inspire our church to action for the mission field in which we live.


M15 will be a time to gather.

At M15 we will come together as a church, to reconnect with each other and lift each other up. Not only will we connect with other Nazarenes from across the United States and Canada, we will connect with our story as a church, the faithfulness of God to those who went before us.


M15 will be a time to inspire.

Every person in ministry faces challenges on a daily basis. M15 will be a time where both clergy and laity will be encouraged in their ministries, and given new inspiration to continue serving God.


M15 will be a time to equip.

The United States and Canada was declared a mission field in 1997, and made a world region in 2009. The challenges of ministry in a post-Christian environment are ones that every church will have to face. M15 will help prepare clergy and laity for these challenges with passionate speakers, informative workshops, and important conversations on ministry in the 21st Century.


M15 promises to be a powerful event for the whole United States/Canada church. Keep watching our site and Like us on Facebook to get the latest updates on registration, speakers, workshops, and exhibits.


M15 will take place on February 9-11, 2015. The schedule will feature speakers, workshops, and numerous opportunities to connect with Nazarenes from across the region. Click HERE for the full schedule for M15.


There will be a one-day pre-conference, “Worship, Preaching, and the Mission of God,” at the Kansas City Convention Center (same site as M15) on Monday, February 9, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hosted by the Center for Pastoral Leadership at Nazarene Theological Seminary, with the Wesley Center at Northwest Nazarene University, the Department of Christian Ministry and Formation at MidAmerica Nazarene University, and the Office of the Chaplain at Trevecca Nazarene University. The event will include plenary and workshop sessions on a variety of topics, as well as special music. All M15 participants are invited to register for this event.


For more information about the pre-conference, click HERE.


There are three options for hotels:


Kansas City Marriott Downtown (Official Headquarters Hotel)

200 West 12th Street

Kansas City, MO 64105

Rate per night: $129

(1 to 4 people per room)


Self-parking: $16 per day

Valet parking: $22 per day

(Both options include in-and-out privileges)


Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown

1301 Wyandotte Street

Kansas City, MO 64105

Rate per night: $129

(1 to 4 people per room)


Self-parking: $15 per day

Valet parking: $19 per day

(Both options include in-and-out privileges)


The Aladdin Holiday Inn Hotel

1215 Wyandotte Kansas City, MO 64105

Rate per night: $125

(1 to 4 people per room)


Valet Parking: $16 per day

(Includes in-and-out privileges)


Click HERE to find out more about housing for the M15 Conference.



One of the biggest parts of M15 is learning and best practices. Whether you are a senior pastor, associate pastor, or a layperson, you will find workshops and tracks to help you get the resources you need to minister effectively.


Click HERE to watch videos of leaders and workshop coordinators discussing their workshop tracks and conference events.


Mega Seminars

Special workshops will be offered during the lunch hour at M15. Attendees are invited to bring their own lunches and learn from peers and presenters in a casual, dialogical setting. To view the mega seminars, click HERE.



The exhibit hall at M15 is a great opportunity to connect with lots of different resources to help you in your ministry.


Exhibitors - Want to reserve an exhibit space at the event? Download the exhibit registration form. Upon approval of the USA/Canada M15 office, you will receive an event registration link with housing information.

Pray for Mission 2015

Mission 2015 has the potential to inspire, equip, and connect Nazarenes in the United States and Canada. Commit to pray 5 minutes a day for M15. Your prayers will make a difference at this event and beyond. Don’t miss out; play a role in something BIG that will impact our mission field for Christ.






Includes all Main Sessions

Breakout Sessions

Does not include housing

Now through Nov. 15









Includes all Main Sessions

Breakout Sessions

Does not include housing

Nov. 16 - Jan. 23








Includes all Main Sessions

Breakout Sessions

Does not include housing

Jan. 24 - Event


Available Jan. 24





Includes all Main Sessions

Breakout Sessions



Our church is preeminently a missionary church. It knows no difference between

home and foreign fields — in these days all fields are near.

-Phineas Bresee


SCOTT DANIELS - Monday evening, Theological Identity

Scott Daniels brings more than 20 years of ministry in the church and Christian higher education to his role as dean of Azusa Pacific University's School of Theology. In addition to being dean, he is currently serving as senior pastor of Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene. Previously, Daniels served as senior pastor of Richardson Church of the Nazarene in Richardson, Texas.


CHERYL J. SANDERS - Tuesday morning, Missional Outreach

Cheryl J. Sanders is Senior Pastor of the Third Street Church of God (Anderson) in Washington, D.C. since 1997, and Professor of Christian Ethics at the Howard University School of Divinity since 1984. She has published more than 100 books and articles, including Ministry at the Margins and Living the Intersection. She was also a contributing guest editor for Leadership, a journal for pastors, from 2000 to 2007.


DAVID A. BUSIC - Tuesday evening, Church Renewal

David A. Busic was elected as general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene at the 28th General Assembly held in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, in June 2013. At the time of his election, he had been president of Nazarene Theological Seminary since 2011. Previously, David served as the senior pastor at Bethany First Church of the Nazarene in Bethany, Oklahoma. He was also co-editor of Preacher’s Magazine from 2000 to 2007.


ALAN HIRSCH - Wednesday morning, New Church Development

Alan Hirsch is a South African-born missiologist, author, and a leader in the missional church movement. He lectures at events throughout Europe, Australia, and the United States, and is an adjunct professor at Fuller Seminary and George Fox Seminary, among others. Alan is also the author of such books as The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church, and The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21st-Century Church, co-authored with Michael Frost.


GUSTAVO A. CROCKER - Wednesday evening, Leadership Development

Gustavo A. Crocker was elected the 41st general superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene at the 28th General Assembly in Indianapolis, Indiana, in June 2013. At the time of his election Crocker served as the Eurasia Regional Director for the Church of the Nazarene. Previously, he served as the senior vice-president for programs at World Relief Corporation, and before that as director of field management for Compassion International.


M15 will also be joined by jurisdictional General Superintendent David Graves, who will help host the event.


Music Coordinator


Paulo Barros, Worship Ministries Pastor of College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe, Kansas, will serve as the M15 Music Coordinator. Barros offers 25 years of experience as a music and worship leader and has coordinated many national worship conferences.






M15 will be held in Kansas City, MO, at the Kansas City Convention Center. The Kansas City area is home to the Church of the Nazarene Global Ministry Center, as well as MidAmerica Nazarene University, Nazarene Publishing House and Nazarene Theological Seminary. In addition, Kansas City is home to a wide variety of great attractions.


Located 19.4 miles from the Kansas City Airport.


301 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64105 - MAP



Click HERE to view a map of attractions and parking in downtown Kansas City.


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17001 Prairie Star Parkway

Lenexa, KS 66220

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