Midwest Leadership Summit

January 18-20, 2022

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield, Illinois


The 2022 Midwest Leadership Summit (MLS) is coming up on January 18-20, 2022 in Springfield, Illinois!  This has a reputation for being one of the greatest church leadership training conferences in the nation, and it is offered free of charge (except for travel and meal costs) to our associational leaders as a cooperative event sponsored by the ten Midwest State Conventions, NAMB, LifeWay and WMU. 


During this 3-day Summit over 1,000 participants will enjoy great worship sessions, and 72 breakout conferences in 12 tracks for: Associational Mission Strategists; Church Planting; Current Issues; Evangelism/Discipleship; General Ministries; Hispanic Ministries; Leadership; Ministry Wives; Organizational Development; Revitalization; Specialized Ministries; and Spiritual Formation. Note that for the first time at this event, there is now a Ministry Wives Track, so pastors who are attending may bring their wives if they are associational leaders that can benefit from attending this training.  You can find more information about this at www.MWAdvance.org


If you’re a leader in your association and you would like to participate in this training conference, you are encouraged to contact your Associational Coordinator, Associational Mission Strategist, or Moderator as soon as possible to ask him to include you on his 2022 MLS SCBI Association Registration Form (our SCBI Office cannot take individual registration requests at this time).  Each association can register a maximum of 10 participants now and can include an additional 10 leaders to be on your association’s MLS Waiting list in case we have some cancellations after the November 1 registration deadline


Please make sure that your association’s 2022 MLS SCBI Association Registration Form is completed and emailed to Kristi Horn at khorn@scbi.org by the above deadline.  The hotel rooming list needs to be for double occupancy.  If attenders have special needs concerning their rooms, they can contact Kristi at the above address (she will in the SCBI Office one day per week to reply).


If you have additional questions about the MLS, or if you would like to discuss how your church can discover and fulfill its next step, contact John Horn at jhorn@scbi.org or 812-454-6615.



Upcoming SCBI Church and Leadership Development Events

(register beginning Oct. 1 at https://scbi.org/ministries/church-health/ )


November 8-9, 2021                 Pastors’ Get-Away at Highland Lakes Camp (no program–just lodging, meals, relaxation, and fellowship).


November 19-20, 2021              Interim Pastor Training at Highland Lakes Camp.




All SCBI Training and Ministry Events scheduled through May 15 have been canceled.