The LEAD Conference is excited to announce that our host church for the 2018 conference will be Belong. Belong is a United Methodist Church plant in the Uptown neighborhood of Denver. Belong’s mission is “to invite God’s Kingdom by building an intentionally diverse, justice-loving community.” They meet in the building of St. Paul UMC which closed in spring of 2016 after 156 years of ministry. We’re excited to hold worship, speaker sessions, and breakouts at Belong. It is both a beautiful sanctuary and an inclusive and innovative ministry. Belong fits with the general vision of the LEAD conference to create space for innovative clergy and lay people to collaborate around leadership, theology, worship, mission and innovation within and beyond the United Methodist Church.

Here’s a message from Belong’s pastor Jasper Peters: