Frequently Asked Questions

See answers to some of the most frequently asked questions below, and please let us know how we can be of assistance to you. We are here to help! Contact us at or call us at (913) 232-4157 or  (913) 232-4139.

Do you still have openings? Are there limitations to registration?

In order to make the conference available to as many as possible, registration is limited to a maximum of 3 total participants per church (eg: 1 pastor/2 laity). Conference, episcopal and agency staff, campus ministry, extension ministry and other United Methodist denominational leaders are also invited to register.

There are still openings, so register today for the best availability in Pre-Institute Sessions.

Is the conference open to those outside the United Methodist Church?

Because of the urgency of this moment in history for United Methodists, the format and focus of this year’s Leadership Institute is aimed at helping United Methodists navigate and lead through what is next for the United Methodist Church.

If you are not part of the United Methodist Church, we encourage you to plan to join us in September 2020 when we return to our ecumenical format of offering practical workshops and leadership plenary sessions for leaders in all ministry areas and faith traditions.

Can I attend the conference for just one day?
We encourage you to attend the entire event. There are no reduced registration rates for partial attendance.
I don't see an option to sign up for Breakout Workshops during Leadership Institute on Thursday. Is this a change?

For this year only, participants WILL NOT select Thursday workshop sessions during the registration process. Instructions for making workshop selections on site will be provided in your conference notebook. Workshop descriptions will be added to the website as they become available.

Pre-Institute participants WILL select Wednesday Pre-Institute Sessions during registration. Visit the Pre-Institute page for descriptions.

Will childcare be provided?

While children are a high priority at Church of the Resurrection, this is an adult training event and childcare is not available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please plan accordingly.

Will the conference be recorded?

The General Sessions will be recorded and plans are in development to make these widely available at events planned through your Annual Conference or District. Stay tuned for more details.

Will CEU’s be available?

Continuing Education Credits will be available for full participation. Blank certificates will be available for pick up at the Information Booth during the event. Certificates are issued by Church of the Resurrection and it is the responsibility of the participant to check with their authorizing organization on the acceptance of these CE Credits.

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

You will have the option to choose a vegetarian meal or gluten sensitive meal during the registration process. While we recognize that there may be other dietary needs, we are unable to accommodate any other dietary restrictions at this time. Please plan accordingly. We appreciate your understanding.

Where can I find resources from my Pre-Institute session?

Resources will be uploaded to, starting September 23.

If you do not already have a account, you will need to create one in order to download resources. Once in the Resource Library, filter by Leadership Institute in the left-hand menu, or enter the session name or presenter name in the search box.

We also welcome you to browse and download the other resources on the site.

Registration Questions

What is your cancellation and refund policy?

Refunds or cancellations cannot be accepted after Friday, September 6. If you are unable to attend Leadership Institute and cancel prior to September 6 at midnight, your registration will be refunded, less a $30 cancellation fee. Please notify us in writing at After September 6, we will be unable to provide a refund; however, we can accept a substitution at any time.

Are there group discounts?

Registration is limited to a maximum of 2 per church. There are no discounts available for groups.

May I change my Pre-Institute Session selections?

We will do our best to accommodate Pre-Institute session changes requested prior to September 13. Sessions fill quickly, so we encourage you to review the offerings and make any changes as soon as possible. After that date, you must make changes on site.

You may make changes to your registration by accessing the “Modify your Registration” link in your confirmation email. Alternatively, email us at or call (913) 232-4157 or 913-232-4139 and we are happy to assist you.

Why am I receiving an error on the payment screen during registration?

Most credit card payment errors are caused by an address mismatch. Please be sure the billing address entered on the Payment Information page matches the billing information on file with your credit card company (the address where you receive your credit card bill).

If you are unable to complete your payment, select to “Pay by Check” and finish the registration. Then contact us at and we will assist you with a credit card payment.

What should I do if one of our group members does not have an email address?

Our registration software requires that each participant registers using a unique email address. We are unable to make an exception. If someone from your group does not have an email address, we recommend using the personal email address for someone else in your group or creating a free Gmail account for this group member.

Is there special pricing for students, young adults or international guests?

There is a special price for Young Adults ages 28 and younger and for United Methodist international guests.

See the Registration page for details.