Frequently Asked Questions

 

Is there a phone number or email where I can contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions, you can email jmiconference@okwu.edu or call 918.335.6862.

 

When will the conference begin & what will be covered?

**Click HERE for an overview of the schedule

Thursday, November 14 (10:00am–4:30pm): Pastors & Church Leaders

Pastors, youth workers, Sunday school leaders, Bible study leaders, small group leaders, and others in leadership at a church – this event is especially for you!  Josh McDowell, Sean McDowell, & other experts will speak about how to more effectively engage the hearts & minds of the churched & unchurched. Josh McDowell will address how to equip congregations with a more robust Christian worldview, Pastor Alex Himaya will talk about ministry & the Church, Sean McDowell will speak to youth ministry, Frank Turek will discuss challenges & solutions in college-aged ministry, and Abdu Murray will speak about how to communicate the gospel with people of different religions & belief systems.  Following these presentations, time will be set aside for you to engage with the speakers in a Q&A period.

Group rates & other packages for pastors are available at a significantly discounted rate.  For more information, visit the Pastors/Leaders Registration Page by clicking HERE.

Friday, November 15 (8:30am–3:00pm): Inauguration of the Josh McDowell Institute

Everyone is invited to register for the inauguration of the Josh McDowell Institute on Friday, November 15 from 8:30am–3:00pm.  Josh & Sean McDowell are bringing a team of some of the most sought out speakers in the nation to address some of the unique challenges facing the church today and to help prepare you to reach those loved ones who still have doubts about the Christian faith. You’ll also learn about some of the new resources uniquely offered by the Josh McDowell Institute to help you grow in courage & confidence as you share your faith with others.

For more information about general admission packages & discounts, click HERE.

 

Where is the event taking place?

The conference will be held on Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s main campus in Bartlesville, Oklahoma:

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

2201 Silver Lake Road

Bartlesville, OK 74006

 

What hotel accommodations are nearby?

For information about hotels in the area, visit www.visitbartlesville.com/hotels

 

Can I Attend All of the Events?

For the first event on Thursday, November 14, speakers will give presentations with special focus on addressing the concerns of pastors, church staff, and others in leadership positions in the church. So, if you’re a youth worker, Sunday school leader, Bible study leader, small group leader, or in another form of leadership, this event is for you.

The conference on Friday, November 15 is for anyone who wishes to attend.  Presentations will range from discussions of the evidence for the existence of God & the resurrection of Christ, to discussions of trending cultural ideas in competition with the Christian worldview and ways Christians can better communicate the gospel.  The Institute will also unveil its plans to provide resources to help address these key challenges.

If attending Friday but NOT attending the pastors/leaders event on Thursday, November 14, please register by visiting the General Registration page (here).

If attending the pastors/leaders event on Thursday, November 14, please register by visiting the Pastors/Leaders Registration page (here).

 

Will tickets be available at the door?

Any tickets remaining will be available for purchase at the door.

 

How much are tickets? Is there a group rate?

Tickets to the inauguration will cost less if you come with a group. Ticket prices are as follows:

General Admission (Friday, November 15):

    • Early Bird Registration: $20/person (Closed October 15)
    • Groups of 5 or more: $15/person
    • Registration: $30/person

**REGISTER HERE if attending on Friday, November 15 only.

Pastors/Leaders:

    • Package 1: Pastors Meeting + Inauguration Conference
      • Groups of 5 or more: $30/person
      • Groups of 2-4: $40/person
      • Single: $50/person
    • Package 2: Pastors Meeting Only
      • Groups of 5 or more: $15/person
      • Groups of 2-4: $20/person
      • Single: $30/person

**REGISTER HERE for Package 1 or 2

    • Friday Conference Only:
      • Visit the general registration page by clicking HERE

 

Will you send me tickets or a confirmation number?

You will receive an email after registration confirming your order.  Please print your tickets and present them at the entrance of each event.

Cancellations/Refunds

The cut off date for requesting refunds is October 31, which is two weeks before the event. Please allow up to four weeks to receive your refund.

Will there be concessions available at the event?

Concessions will not be available between sessions, but lunch will be provided to attendees on Thursday and Friday at no additional charge.