NEXT Church is committed to creating space for everyone to join in the national conversation, regardless of financial circumstances. We have limited funds available for seminary students and anyone else who would not be able to attend without financial assistance (i.e. a low or non-existent continuing education fund). A scholarship can include up to the cost of registration (for the National Gathering and post-Gathering seminars) and lodging in the hotel for three nights .
We ask that every person coming to the conference finance at least $25 of the conference fee, even those who receive scholarships. NEXT Church is a transformative space for so many, and even these small contributions allow us to do more to provide a meaningful space. However, it is our hope that no one who is unable to pay would be excluded for the conference. To discuss special arrangements, please contact Sarah-Dianne Jones.
We will be awarding scholarships on a rolling basis and will let you know if you have received one (and how to register) on the first Friday of each month until we run out!
If you receive a scholarship, we ask that you volunteer some of your time during the conference to help us make sure that things run smoothly. We will be in touch at a later date about what those volunteer opportunities will be.