MK Consultation 2016 Registration now OPEN!

Happy 2016!!

Planning has been in the works for several months already for our combined MKCC & IMKEC meeting in April in Kansas City. We are looking forward to a good time of networking together. We hope you can join us. Below is information about the conference and registration process.

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Dates: April 4-8, 2016—beginning with a banquet on Monday night, April 4, we will wrap things up on Friday, April 8, after lunch.  (NOTE: this is one day longer than our normal MKCC schedule)

Speaker:  Dan Egeler—President of ACSI    Dan will speak each morning for our main session after a time of worship.

Workshops: We have come up with some workshops for Tuesday and Thursday afternoons that we think will be of interest to both Caregivers and Educators. Here are some of the potential titles:

  • Changing Face of MKs
  • Changing Face of MK Schools
  • Discipling Their Hearts
  • Care 101
  • Education 101
  • Partnering with Parents
  • Flow of Transition Support
  • Accountability for Non-traditional schools/students
  • Faith Crisis Issues
  • Cutting and Eating Disorders
  • Transgender/Same Sex Issues

Excursions: The last couple years, we have offered off-campus excursions to some fun and unique places in Kansas City. It has been a great time to interact with others and enjoy an afternoon out. We are including it again this year and will get you more information about the various opportunities. We will work on carpooling to these places, so don’t worry if you are flying in and won’t have a car. There will be no supper offered at Avant on Wednesday night so that you can go out on your own as you desire. We know various mission groups have used this week as time to get together for your own ministry conversations as well as network with other agencies. We will work out a plan for those who need transportation for supper options.   

Because we expect the group to be larger than our normal MKCC crowd (closer to 80-90 is our best guess, though 100 is totally possible!), we have reserved a block of rooms at the Comfort Inn in Kansas City. It is about 15 minutes from the Avant Ministry Center. There is a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel and we will set up a shuttle from the hotel to the Avant Ministry Center each day. The limited number of rooms at the Avant Center will only be available for double occupancy this year and will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a limited number of people in the area who are willing to host individuals in their homes. They will only be providing a room, so you will need to provide your own transportation to the Avant Ministry Center (some are within walking distance and we will assist with rides as we can).  Most of these options will be for one person which will be a good option for those who want single rooms.

So, registration options will be as follows:

  • Housing at the Avant Center (double occupancy only) — $300 per person includes room, meals, and conference.
  • Commuter — $200 includes all meals and conference.
    • Housing at Comfort Inn: you will need to register as a commuter and then make your own arrangements with the hotel. They are offering $82 per night plus tax (1-4 persons) with a few King rooms and the rest with 2 Queens. Rooms will only be available at these rates until March 4 and then the rooms will go back to their regular rates. You will need to mention “MK Consultation” when you register with them to get this rate. If your organization has MO tax exempt status, you can submit a copy of your letter with your reservation to get tax-free exemption.
    • Stay with someone local: contact Tammy Sharp – directly. Limited rooms are available. We are asking you to give the family $15 per night for your stay in their home. Tammy will connect you with local hosts.


Conference Schedule

Monday, April 4                       5:30 pm                    Opening Banquet with Dan Egeler

Daily Schedule                          7:30-8:15 am                            Breakfast

8:45-9:15 am                            Worship

9:15-10:30 am                          Main Session

10:30-11:15 am                       Break

11:15-12:15 pm                       Plenary Session

12:30-1:15 pm                          Lunch (conference ends after lunch on Friday)

2:30-3:30 pm                            Workshops (Tues & Thurs—Wed: excursions)

3:30-4:00 pm                            Break (Tues & Thurs—Wed: excursions)

4:00-5:00 pm                            Workshops (Tues & Thurs—Wed: excursions)

5:30-6:15 pm                            Supper (Tues & Thurs—Wed: excursions)

Tuesday evening: info on ACSI membership & “The Road Home” video

Thursday evening: movie “Inside Out”


Avant Ministry Center

10000 N. Oak Trafficway

Kansas City, MO 64101

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