National Urban Ministry Association
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the questions we are frequently asked listed below:
Why is there a registration fee for attending the 2016 National Urban Ministry Conference?
There are costs associated with putting on the National Urban Ministry Conference (NUMC). The nominal $100 registration fee is necessary to pay for overhead related to putting together a quality conference. The registration fee also allows urban ministries and churches that are small in size to help host the conference without having to worry about costs. The registration fee also allows the NUMC to be held annually at a variety of venues. This year the NUMC has moved to the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, OK.
What is the difference between the National Urban Ministry Conference and the National Urban Ministry Association?
The National Urban Ministry Conference is held annually around the third weekend of February. The vision of the NUMC is to become the largest gathering of inner city or urban ministers and leaders in the United States. The National Urban Ministry Conference is organized at the national level by the National Urban Ministry Association. The National Urban Ministry Association is a nonprofit that serves as a hub that provides resources, support, research, collaboration, and a voice for the poor, through a network of urban ministries and urban churches. The ministry focus is planting urban churches, outreach to the poor, leadership and community development.
Who should attend the National Urban Ministry Conference?
Leaders Serving in Urban Ministry
• Leaders serving in churches, nonprofits, Para church organizations, ministries of churches
• Urban Ministers, preachers, Youth Ministers, Children Ministers, Family Life & Involvement Ministers
• Lay leaders in urban churches, nonprofits, etc.
• Urban Workers (nonprofit staff, social workers, etc.)
• Executive Directors
• Assistant Directors
• Operations Managers
• Churches that financially support urban churches, nonprofits, or ministries
• Churches that regularly support urban ministry activities
Those in Training for Urban Ministries
• Emerging or developing leaders
• Volunteers that serve in urban ministry
• Individuals that financially support urban ministries
• Prayer warriors
Organizations interested in starting an urban ministry
Church Planters and Startups
• Individuals wanting to start a new urban ministry, plant a church, start a nonprofit, etc.
Individuals Interested in Serving in Urban Ministry
• Graduate Students
• College Students
Urban Church Members
Does the National Urban Ministry Association tell urban ministries or churches how to operate or make decisions for them?
No. The National Urban Ministry Association has nothing to do with how an urban ministry or church is operated. The association serves as an information hub to provide encouragement, support, and resources.
The National Urban Ministry Association serves a similar function as other associations for those working in other fields. The National Urban Ministry Association helps to provide encouragement, services, support, and resources for those serving in urban ministry in our cities. The National Urban Ministry Association is the urban ministry network of America.
How do I host the NUMC in my city?
The National Urban Ministry Association is seeking a host for the 2017 NUMC. If you are interested in hosting the 2017 NUMC, please email or call Jim Harbin at 901-877-8568.
I still have more questions?
Please contact Jim Harbin. We look forward to hearing from you.
National Urban Ministry Association
4748 New Allen Road
Memphis, TN 38128
National Urban Ministry Association 4748 New Allen Road Memphis, TN 38128 (901)-877-8568