EMCC 2024

Building bridges. Cultivating mutual respect, understanding and learning across generations, cultures and genders. European Member Care Consultation, March 18th-21st 2024, Budapest.

The next European Member Care Consultation will take place in Budapest, Hungary in March 2024. Our theme will be Building bridges: cultivating mutual respect, understanding and learning across generations, cultures and genders as we take an in-depth look at Paul’s words in his letter to the Philippians:

1 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. (Philippians 2: 1-4)

Acknowledging and honoring our backdrop of historic Budapest and the role its beautiful bridges have played in uniting Buda and Pest into one city and one future, we will examine how building bridges is important in Christian ministry. Our plenary and workshop sessions will look at how we can better learn from each other, respect one another and ultimately build bridges in an increasingly inter-cultural and globalized world where more and more, people seem to be polarized and when confronted with differences, flee to their respective corners, surrounded by people who either agree with them or look like them. Conflicts and misunderstandings abound not only in our teams, but also on social media and even in our families. As Member Care providers, we will look at how we can encourage and empower those we serve to build bridges across the vast divides of misunderstandings, stereotypes and conflicts that so often inhibit the advancement of the Gospel with the goal of being of one mind and spirit.

Dates: 18th – 21st March 2024
Location: Hotel Benczur in Budapest, Hungary

We are excited to announce the names of our speakers. This time we have one keynote speaker who will speak at multiple times and thereby have the opportunity to take us deeper into our theme Building bridges. For the same reason, we are also offering a number of workshops as a 2-day track so the speakers will have more time to go into their subject.

Keynote speaker: Christian Quartier

Workshop speakers: Jonathan Ward, Sarah Hay, Mihai Lundell, Sonja Pichler, Rafael Năstase, Evi Rodemann, Maria Techow, Barry Danylak, Amrei Wehmeyer, Suzy Grumelot, Charley Warner, Cathy Thompson, Gary and Scott Shaum.

Speaker biographies

More information regarding the plenary sessions and different workshops will follow soon.

Registration for an early bird discount rate will open mid October, so keep an eye on your mailbox for our bookings update and make sure you don’t miss this oppertunity!

We hope to see you in Budapest.

Please keep including all preparations in your prayers.

The Planning Team of Member Care Europe