Leading Where There Are No Maps

Churches of God Triennial Conference
July 22-24, 2019
Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Findlay Ohio

The Churches of God Triennial Conference convenes every 3 years to conduct the official business of the General Conference, but is also designed as a time of fellowship and inspiration for our shared future.

Keynote Speaker Tod Bolsinger is Vice President and Chief of Leadership Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary. In his book, Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory, he recounts the quest of explorers Lewis and Clark to find a waterway to the Pacific Ocean, but instead they found themselves facing the Rocky Mountains. Tod brings decades of expertise in guiding churches through uncharted territory to help you re-imagine what effective leadership looks like in our rapidly changing world.

Register by June 20- $99

Register for General Conference Sessions through the EventBrite link. Registration fee includes 3 meals: Monday dinner, Tuesday lunch, Tuesday dinner. Full registration also entitles participants to a copy of Tod’s book.

Walk-in participants – $25 at the Door

Individuals are welcome to attend all sessions for a one-time general admission fee of $25. No meals or book are included.

Schedule Overview

Conference sessions will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday July 22 and conclude by noon on Wednesday July 24. Business will be conducted during Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning sessions. Keynote Speaker Tod Bolsinger will be featured Monday evening and Tuesday.  


Presidents Coffee

10:30 a.m. Monday Morning

Coming in the night before conference? Take advantage of the VIP opportunity for Morning Coffee with University of Findlay President, Katherine Fell and Winebrenner Seminary President, Brent Sleasman.

R.S.V.P. to Candice Shoemaker, cls@cggc.org, by July 1 to reserve your spot.


  • Discovery Conference for Young Adults (ages 18-25) – free of charge.

July 22-24 at Winebrenner Theological Seminary (UF Campus Map)

We are pleased to be able to offer Discovery Conference for young adults, ages 18-25 over the same timeframe as General Conference. Participants from both tracks will come together for worship and selected general sessions. Discovery is designed to help young adults discover their unique strengths, passion and values and from those learn how they can impact their world. Participants will take the StrengthsFinder Assessment and use other tools to help identify strengths.

To read about the experiences of previous attendees, see “Discovery” in June/July 2017 Church Advocate

the Discovery Conference is FREE to attendees. All materials, lodging and meals will be provided.

For More Details or to Register for Discovery Conference Contact Dr. Earl Mills – glcdirector@cggc.org

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The Well for High School Students

July 22-26 at the University of Findlay (UF Campus Map)

The Well is a uniquely transformative week-long faith experience during which high school students are invited to dive deeper in the faith, strengthening their Christ-centered identity while discerning God’s call on their life more clearly. Students at The Well spend time together during the week engaging with immersive worship experiences, examining the Scriptures, exploring church history and the arts, encountering a diverse array of church traditions, sharing in local service opportunities, and living in vital community with other students from all around the country. Students will join General Conference attendees for evening worship.

Come prepared to wrestle with questions like:

  • Who am I?
  • What’s my story?
  • In what ways does God communicate His will to us?
  • Does God have a specific plan for us?
  • How do we know what God is calling us to do?
  • How can I use my gifts to serve my fellow man?

Email for More Details or to Register for The Well

Contact Pastor Matt Ginter – ginterm@findlay.edu


Hotel Blocks

Blocks of rooms have been reserved for our guests at these area hotels. Mention CGGC to receive discounted rates. Discounts are available until June 20.

Baymont Inn & Suites                    $89
941 Interstate Drive
Findlay, Ohio 45840
(419) 420-1776

Country Inn & Suites                      $89
903 Interstate Drive
Findlay, Ohio 45840
(419) 422-4200

University of Findlay Dorms (for any attendee of any track or conference)   $15

Dorm rooms at the University of Findlay are available to attendees of The Well, Discovery Conference or General Conference at a rate of $15 per night. Contact Monica Birchmeier, birchmeier@findlay.edu or (419) 434-4458 by June 20 for reservations. (UF Campus Map)

Area Churches

College First Church of God
1100 N Main Street
Findlay, Ohio 45840
Sanctuary Services: 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.
Winebrenner Service: 9:30 a.m.

Movement Church
Meeting at Glenwood Middle School
1715 N Main Street
Findlay, Ohio 45840
Service 10:00 a.m.

Connections Church of God
700 Rockwell Avenue
Findlay, Ohio 45840
(419) 420-9093
Service 10:30 a.m.

The Catalyst Church
620 Lynn Street
Findlay, Ohio 45840

Vanlue Church of God
101 Main Street
Vanlue, Ohio 45890
Service 10:00 a.m.

Risingsun Church of God
7968 St. Rt. 23
Risingsun, Ohio 43457
Services 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

Wharton First Church of God
108 Cass Street
Wharton, Ohio 43359

Hopewell Church of God
3526 W CR 48
Tiffin, Ohio 44883
Service 9:30 a.m.


Churches of God, General Conference (CGGC) will be recording video, audio, and images throughout the 2019 Triennial Conference. By registering for and/or attending the 2019 Triennial Conference, you grant CGGC unlimited rights to use your likeness for informational and promotional purposes including, but not limited to, websites, email correspondence, video and/or audio productions, newsletter, or other printed or electronic communications.