33rd General Conference - July 26-29, 2022

We are very excited about the 33rd General Conference of the Evangelical Methodist Church!!

The Conference will convene on Tuesday afternoon, July 26th, at 3pm, and adjourn by 11:30am on Friday the 29th.  We are urging everyone to plan now and register early so that we can be sure to have enough hotel rooms for everyone, and so our ministry components such as our children and youth programs can be adequately staffed.  PLEASE PLAN AHEAD, AND REGISTER EARLY. 

The full process is in two parts:  Room reservations and meal ticket purchases are handled directly by Ridgecrest Conference Center, but EMC registration is being handled by our headquarters office and staff.  Please read about both steps below.  We can't wait to see you all there!

RIDGECREST RESERVATIONS   |   This reservation is separate from your General Conference 2022 Registration

Your lodging for 3 nights and the 8 conference meals will be included in the Ridgecrest reservation. You will make your own lodging/meal reservation directly with Ridgecrest. To secure your reservation you will need the first night’s lodging fee for a deposit. Final payment for the remaining nights and meal tickets will be payable to Ridgecrest when you arrive at the conference. 

ROOM RATES AND OTHER COSTS:  CLICK HERE   to view and/or download a conference cost summary.

MEAL PRICING: Children ages 5 and younger are free with a paying adult, children ages 6 - 11 years old will pay the child rate of $56 for 8 meals, and children ages 12 and older will pay the adult rate of $96 for 8 meals. That covers all 8 meals during the conference. *The online reservation page is not reflecting the ages and pricing correctly. Ridgecrest is aware of this. Simply choose the correct number and age for each child in your family and the appropriate pricing will be applied at the reservation office.*

RIDGECREST RESERVATIONS can be done online by clicking this link GC2022 Ridgecrest Reservation  or by calling the reservation line at 800-588-7222. If you are reserving multiple rooms or if your group plans to share rooms, it will be best to call the reservation line and they will be happy to help you. Early reservations help us determine if we need to adjust our contracted number of rooms with Ridgecrest. We appreciate those of you that can plan ahead with us. 

GENERAL CONFERENCE 2022 REGISTRATION   |   This registration is separate from your Ridgecrest reservation

Everyone planning to attend General Conference 2022 must have both a registration with EMC and have a room/meal reservation with Ridgecrest. 

All voting adults coming to General Conference will pay a $45 registration fee.  Voting adults are either: a) Members of the Conference ... all active OR retired credential holders (other than Local Preachers), or b) All delegates 18-years or older, representing a local church. Non-voting guests such as spouses, children, colleagues will need to register but are not required to pay the $45 fee.

CHILD/YOUTH ACTIVITY FEE: We have planned a robust program for youth and children.  A highly recommended team - “DEEP Ministries” will offer a staffed nursery and Kid’s Kamp for pre-schoolers through 5th grade.  You’ll read more about them in next month’s Kerusso.  The youth program will include organized outdoor activities, as well as great music and teaching, led by Jonathan and Lisa Moore.  There is an activity fee of $15 per child with a $45 per family maximum.  Registration into these programs is an option in the online form, and any activity fee must be added to your total registration. 

OPTIONAL BANQUETS: A Ladies’ Lunch and a Men’s Breakfast are available for $15 per person. This fee is an upcharge to the lunch/breakfast fee on your Ridgecrest meal ticket and will be collected by EMC at the time of your conference registration.  Both banquets will be buffet-style and will take place during the scheduled meal times.  They are geared to adults, but are open to children 5 years or older with a parent. To reserve a banquet seat, fill in the appropriate section on the registration form. Please be aware there are only 80 seats for each banquet and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

ONLINE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS OPEN: As you prepare to register, keep in mind that in this one form, you will be asked about Adult attendees, as well as Children and Youth, AND the optional banquets. There is also a question  about how you’d like to receive the packet of reports, either in a printed binder or in an electronic PDF bundle. 

Use this link to register today:  EMC GENERAL CONFERENCE 2022

Your General Conference Registration is NOT COMPLETE until your payment has been submitted.  Registration payments can be made by mailing your check to EMC Headquarters at P.O. Box 17070, Indianapolis, IN 46217, or by clicking this link to:   PAY YOUR REGISTRATION ONLINE

Contact Karen Parsons at 252-339-1414 or kparsons@emchurch.org for registration questions and assistance.