National Urban Ministry Conference
National Urban Ministry Conference Archives
National Urban Ministry Conference
1990 Dallas. No info on 1990.
1991 Dallas, Charles Landreth helped to coordinate.
1992 Memphis, Harold Shank, coordinator. The conference at this time was called the (3rd) National Conference for Ministries to the Poor and Homeless. This was the first meeting of inner city ministry directors to discuss the conference and develop a networking of support and ideas.
1993 Houston, Charlie Middlebrook. Theme: "Unless the Lord Watch over the City . . . Psalm 127:1."
1994 Birmingham, Ron Pittman, chairman. Effort was made in the directors meeting to begin a National Urban Ministry Steering Committee designed to allow those serving in urban ministry to lead the direction and themes of the conference. Larry James was appointed chairman. The goal was to develop a conference theme around how church planting ministries and support services ministries could work more closely together. The National Steering Committee was finally realized in a meeting at the close of the 1995 conference and ideas drawn from the committee were implemented in the 1996 conference. Although the National Steering Committee had grown to function well, the theme of the conference had not returned to the goal laid out in the 1994 meeting.
1995 Dallas, Larry James, chairman. Theme: "Heavenly Treasure and City Streets." The Conference Steering Committee met on Saturday following the conference, and Frank Lott was selected as chairman.
1996 Chicago, Frank Lott, chairman. Inner city ministry directors met in Little Rock to plan the conference. Theme: "Building Bridges over Troubled Waters." First year to have a combined Saturday session focused on racial reconciliation with apologies made between a black and a white brother. The Conference Steering Committee met, theme, date changed, and Anthony Wood selected as chairman.
1997 Memphis, Anthony Wood, chairman. Theme: "Jesus Lifted Me" with texts taken from the Gospel of Luke. This was the first year to have two non-white (Black and Hispanic) evening keynotes and a daytime class track exclusively devoted to Hispanic ministry. The combined Saturday session was devoted to "The Church's Response to Welfare Change," Harold Shank facilitator.
1998 Memphis, Harold Shank and Evertt Huffard chairmen, Highland St.
1999 Nashville, Todd Flowers chairman, Hermitage Church
2000 Impact Houston, Ron Sellers chairman
2001 Atlanta, Alfred Donald and Geoff Geisman chairmen, North Atlanta Church
2002 Tulsa, Frank Lott chairman, Contact Church
2003 Little Rock, Keith Lape chairman, River City Ministry
2004 New York, Jared Looney chairman, Bronx Fellowship
2005 Memphis, Anthony Wood chairman, MUM—cancelled
2006 Montgomery, Alabama, Jonathan Mosby chairman, Montgomery Inner City Ministry
2009 St. Louis, Jim Harbin chairman, Memphis Urban Ministry (MUM) - National Urban Ministry Summit. Urban Ministry Conference name changed to National Urban Ministry Conference. National Urban Ministry Association formed.
2011 Houston, Impact Staff, Doug Williams, Impact Church of Christ
2012 Memphis, Jim Harbin chairman, Harding School of Theology, first NUMC organized by the National Urban Ministry Association
2013 St. Louis, MO, Daniel Gray chairman, North City Church of Christ, National Urban Ministry Association
2014 North Little Rock, AR, Keith Lape and Anthony Wood co-chairmen, Levy Church of Christ, National Urban Ministry Association
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