UNBOUND – Winter Conference

"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God – what is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:2

LazarusBlessingJ-RichardsonUNBOUND is a conference of creative thinking inspired through worship, prayer, and discussion. Following the "unconference" format, all are welcome to gather and voice the questions they believe the Spirit is asking the church at this time, and to share wisdom gleaned from personal experiences in church work. Participants set the agenda by suggesting topics for break-out discussions, perhaps identifying projects to pursue after the conference ends.

Develop new friendships and professional connections as we think, pray, laugh and learn together! (open to clergy, musicians, educators, liturgists and artists – both professional and laity)

Conference Dates



Virginia Beach United Methodist Church

212 19th Street (corner of Pacific & 19th), Virginia Beach VA






Registration & CEUs

$59  (1.5 ceu's awarded)

$39 (students)

Includes conference materials, refreshments on Monday afternoon, Tuesday lunch and afternoon refreshments, Wednesday morning refreshments, and snacks for evening hospitality sessions. (Discounts available for 5 or more persons from the same church.)

Phone-in (757.455.3376, or mail form below to CSM at VWU, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455)

Download the registration form

Conference Hotel -

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Oceanfront by Marriott

1901 Atlantic Avenue, Va Beach, just steps from Virginia Beach UMC

Conference rate: $79 per night, if reserved before December 27.

For hotel reservations, call 757-442-4885 (direct) or 1-888-616-4652

Mention "Unbound Conference" to get the special rate.

The hotel includes an indoor pool, free wi-fi, free parking, free breakfast, cable/satellite tv, & oceanfront rooms. All you need in January!