Walk Justly Conference

Walk Justly Conference

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“Just Missions”

October 22 – 24, 2021

Manchester UMC
St. Louis, Missouri

Building on our rich Wesleyan heritage of social holiness, Manchester UMC will host Methodists from across the connection in a two-day conference dedicated to the topic of “Just Missions.” The Walk Justly Conference is a NEW annual gathering of Methodist pastors, ministry leaders, and congregants who are dedicated to creating change in their local communities.  

Conference Experience includes:

  • Conference and District led networking lunches
  • Workshops for pastors and laity
  • Daily Worship
  • Interactive Worship Arts and Prayer Opportunities
  • Keynote Panel on conditions of poverty that highlight similarities and differences between urban, suburban, and rural Poverty

Each year, this United Methodist Conference will focus on a new topic in order to connect, resource, educate, and empower individuals towards effective, culturally informed, context specific ministries. This Conference is offered in partnership with Missouri United Methodist Conference and The Missouri United Methodist Foundation.

Registration for the 2021 Walk Justly Conference will open on August 1, 2021.

Walk Justly – Just Missions Speakers

Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey
Workshop TBD
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Rev. Dr. F Willis Johnson
What is your Why?

Leonard Stephanie 43
Rev. Stephanie Leonard
Lessons from Unity UMC: Microlending
Bennett David 43
Rev. David Bennett
“Lessening the Distance”
Restorative Conversations…
Wise Baker Dietra 43
Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker
The Justice Buffet
Cleaver III Emanuel 43
Rev. Dr. Emanuel Cleaver III
Faith and Activism

Hamilton Winter 43
Rev. Winter Hamilton
Application of the Scriptural Basis for Social Holiness in Christian Education
Nick Reinhardt
Starting your Own Social Justice Ministry
Moyers Mari Ann 43
Mari Ann Moyers
Bold Change: The Unexpected Ways God is bringing Unity to a Racially Divided City
Bartholomew Joshua 43
Dr. Joshua Bartholomew
Race, Economics and Social Justice
Rev. Andy Bryan
Pastoring in a Polarized Congregation
Bryan Brad 43
Rev. Brad Bryan
Fearless Community: What I Wish
I Knew When I Started
Shearer Karen 43
Karen Shearer
Community outreach for small-membership, rural churches

Downloadable list of speakers, workshop descriptions and bios

Conference Schedule
Fri., Oct. 22Sat., Oct. 23Sun., Oct. 24
4:00p Check In7:30a Breakfast7:30a Breakfast
5:00p Welcome8a Bible Study8a Bible Study
5:20p Break8:30a Morning Prayer Service8:15a Break /
Meditative Walk
5:30p Dinner9a Workshop 19a Worship /
Sunday School
7:00p Opening Worship10:15a Break10a Break
10:30a Workshop 211a Worship /
Sunday School
11:45a Break12:30p Lunch
12:00p Lunch1:30p Closing Worship
1:30p Workshop 3
2:45p Break
3p Coffee Circles/Ministry Fair
5p Break
5:15p Dinner
6:15p Break
6:30p Keynote Panel
7:45p Worship
Attendance Options

There are two options to attend this Walk Justly Conference: In Person or Virtual.

All times are Central Daylight Time. Whether online or in-person, all participants will have the same schedule.

In Person $125

Participants who choose the in-person option will attend the Walk Justly Conference at Manchester UMC in St. Louis MO.  These participants will have access to every part of the conference experience, including networking opportunities and meals. 

In Person Registration Includes:

  • All meals, beverages, and snacks (continental breakfasts)
  • T-Shirt and swag bag
  • Conference Guide
  • Post Conference Resource Kit

On Aug. 1, 2021 individuals will be able to able to register online on this website.

Please let us know you are interested in attending the Walk Justly Conference:

Virtual $50

Participants who choose the virtual option will participate in the conference from the comfort of their own home.  All workshops, panels, and workshops will be available virtually through Zoom and Facebook live.  There are not virtual components during networking and meal breaks.  Virtual participants will receive a special guide to help them navigate conference schedule and technology.

Virtual Registration Includes:

  • Conference Guide
  • Post Conference Resource Kit
  • Virtual Attendance Guide

Note: All times are Central Daylight Time. Whether online or in-person, all participants will have the same schedule.

On Aug. 1, 2021 individuals will be able to able to register online to virtually attend this conference on this website.

Please let us know you are interested in the Walk Justly Conference:

Post-Conference Event, Connecting with Community – Sun., Oct. 24

Everyone, including conference attendees, Methodists in the St. Louis area, and anyone who is able, is invited to join us Sunday, October 24 in the afternoon for our Connecting With Community Post-Conference Event.

Following a quick overview of economic and racial divides in St. Louis, event participants will have the opportunity to select one of five community tour options in order to observe the effects of economic disparity in our communities. These tours will be followed by facilitated discussion proposed towards reflection and changed actions.

Tour options: Delmar Divide, Greater Ville, Gravois Park (Community Gardening in downtown St. Louis).

Please check back on this website for more information and registration.

Housing Accommodations for Conference (due Sept. 22)

For your convenience, a limited block of rooms have been held until Wednesday, September 22, at a hotel that is located approximately 7 minutes from Manchester UMC.

The Drury Inn & Suites offers free: hot breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi. These blocked rooms are $126/night and located at :

Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Southwest
5 Lambert Drury Place
Valley Park, MO 63088.

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