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How can the Christian faith respond to the humanitarian crisis facing (im)migrants and refugees in our modern world?

Join us for our 6th annual conference as we explore how the Christian tradition has responded to the needs of migrants and refugees in the past, what is being done in the present, and how together we can transform the future. 

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Conference Details

Date: October 4–5, 2024

Time: Friday, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
            Saturday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (EST)

Location: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 130 Essex St. South Hamilton, MA 01982

Housing: On-campus housing is available for our out-of-state attendees. Save money on a hotel room by staying on-campus in a dorm at an affordable rate. (Limited rooms available, reserve by September 15, 2024.)

Come and explore God's heart for (im)migrants and refugees in our world today by searching the stories of immigration in the Bible. This conference seeks to empower pastors and Christian leaders with the tools to positively and proactively serve their immigrant communities, and to mobilize them into social action. Learn from pastors, scholars, and community leaders about what it means to care for immigrants in the Church, the academy, and society.

Meet your Hosts

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We are thrilled to host you for our 6th annual Mygration Christian Conference! Our hope for this conference is that you will leave empowered and encouraged to serve your (im)migrant neighbors in positive and proactive ways. We hope you will join us for this year's conference!

Meet the Speakers
Graduate Student Conference
Presenter Line-up Coming Soon...

Mygration Christian Conference is for you if...

1. You are tired of polarizing conversations on immigration. We seek to transform the narrative of (im)migration by starting with the Bible rather than politics. By doing so, we disciple Christians on how to have healthier and more faithful conversations on (im)migration in light of God's Word. 

2. You have a desire to proactively serve (im)migrants and refugees in your community. We will provide you with the tools and resources that are necessary to begin addressing the spiritual, physical and social needs that (im)migrant communities face on a daily basis in a positive and proactive way.

3. You long to be part of a community that is passionate about loving God & neighbor. We believe that the gospel can transform not only individuals, but also societies. Therefore, our hope is to work together to live out the gospel of the Jesus Christ in word and deed. 

Saturday Dinner in Honor Dr. Justo & Catherine González
 

Join us on Saturday evening after the conference as we host a special banquet to honor the life and legacy of Dr.'s Justo and Catherine González. 

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Conference Schedule

Friday, October 4, 2024

Saturday, October 5, 2024

8:30 AM

Academic Conference Begins

9:00 AM

Worship Service

9:00 AM

Academic Presentations 1

10:00 AM

Breakout Session 1

10:30 AM

Academic Presentations 2

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Academic Presentations 3

2:30 PM

Faculty Book Panel

11:15 AM

Breakout Session 2

12:30 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM

Keynote Session 2

2:45 PM

Panel Discussion

4:00 PM

Academic Conference Ends

3:30 PM

Closing Ceremony

4:00 PM

End of Day 2

5:00 PM

Registration Begins

6:00 PM

Opening Service

5:00 PM

Dinner in Honor of Dr.'s Justo

and Catherine González

7:00 PM

Keynote Session 1

7:45 PM

Q & A

8:30 PM

End of Day 1

Breakout Sessions
Session 1 – Cultivating Churches of Welcome
Daniel Yang, National Director of Churches of Welcome at World Relief
Session 3 – How to Start a Church-Based legal Services Center
Melinda Priest, Lead Pastor at Awaken City Church
Session 2 – (Im)migration in the Old Testament
(Im)migration Dr. Ahida Calderón Pilarski, Professor of Old Testament at Saint Anselm College
Session 4 – Building a City of Belonging Monique Tú Nguyen, Executive Director of the Boston's Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement (MOIA)
Seminary Housing Available

Want to save money on a hotel room and stay on campus?

Gordon-Conwell has seminary housing available for conference guests who are traveling from out of state. Limited rooms are available, so reserve your room today!

What others are saying!

"Mygration Christian Conference helped Center Church find the direction and connections to engage immigrants and the issues they face with the love of Jesus Christ. I was appreciative of the diverse cast of speakers, they truly were inspiring. I enjoyed the informative breakout sessions that seemed to get down to the details. Most of all, I was moved by the spirit of unity and collaboration that fueled the entire time together." 

 
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Rev. Eliezer Perez
Pastor, Center Church
Peabody, MA

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Become a Sponsor

Would you like to partner with us by sponsoring our event? Click on our sponsor form below to see how you can get involved and feature your organization at our 2024 conference.

Are you a BTI Consortium Student?

If you are a current student at a BTIC affiliated school, you can apply for up to $200 in student conference funding and attend MCC 2024 for FREE! All you have to do is fill out the student funding application below. (Applications open on July 1 2024, and are given on a first come first serve basis.)

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