2018 IABCU Annual Meeting Information

The 2018 IABCU Annual Meeting will be held June 3-5, 2018 at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California. Our Hester lecturer will be Dr. David Dockery, a pioneer in Baptist higher education and current president of Trinity International University. Dr. Dockery will deliver three lectures on Preparing the Next Generation of Baptist Leaders in three key areas – Christian Higher Education, Baptist Life, and the Global Church.

Registration for the Conference will cover meeting attendance and meals, including a Sunday night reception and dinner and Monday night’s banquet. Registrations are completed through the ImpactFlow buttons below. Discounted rates for the Mission Inn will expire on May 3, 2018. To make hotel reservations, please contact the Mission Inn directly at (800) 843-7755 ext. 850 and reference Annual Meeting 2018. Please see schedule below before scheduling flights, as start times change from year to year.

**Transportation will not be provided from Mission Inn to meeting locations. Please make plans to get a rental car or ride share with someone.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 2

5:00 Docent Tour of The Mission Inn

6:00 Dinner at Las Campanas


Sunday, June 3

Options for church

  • Saddleback Churchin Lake Forest (45 minute drive) with Pastor Rick Warren. Services at 9:00 and 11:00.
  • Sandals Churchat Hunter Park in Riverside (10 minute drive) with Pastor Matt Brown. Services at 8:15, 10:00, and 11:45.
  • Harvest Crusadein Riverside (10 minute drive) with Pastor Greg Laurie. Services at 8:00, 10:00, and 12:00.

Lunch on your own

3:00-5:00 Registration at Gateway Seminary

3:00-5:00 IABCU Board Meeting

5:00 Opening Reception and Tours at Gateway Seminary

6:00 Banquet at Gateway Seminary

7:00-8:30 Welcome and First Plenary Session – Preparing the Next Generation for Distinctive Christian Higher Education by Dr. David Dockery


Monday, June 4

7:00-9:00 Breakfast Served at Mission Inn

8:30 Travel to California Baptist University

9:00-9:05 Welcome

9:05-10:00 Legal Update by Guenther and Jordan

10:00-11:30 Second Plenary Session – Preparing the Next Generation For Service in Baptist Life by Dr. David Dockery

8:30 Spouse Event: King Tut Exhibit in LA Followed by Lunch

11:45-12:45 Lunch with Presentation from BCU Scholars

1:00-2:30 Third Plenary Session – Preparing the Next Generation For Service in Evangelical Life and the Global Church by Dr. David Dockery

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:00 Breakout Sessions

  • Legal Q&A – Jim Guenther and Jaime Jordan of the law firm Guenther and Jordan
  • Reviewing Baptist Distinctives in Higher Education –  Stan Norman, Provost of Oklahoma Baptist University and author of The Baptist Way: Distinctives of a Baptist Church

4:15-5:15 Breakout Sessions

  • Proven Methods to Maximize Enrollment, Retention, Alumni Engagement, and Giving – Richard Middaugh, SVP of Dynamic Campus
  • Recruiting and Supporting International Students – A Panel Discussion with Dr. Tommy King, Dr. Don Dowless, Dr. Pat Taylor and Dr. Carolyn Bishop

5:15 Tour of Events Center and Engineering Building at California Baptist University

6:00 pm Reception and Banquet at California Baptist University


Tuesday, June 5

7:00-9:00 Breakfast Served at Mission Inn

8:15 Travel to California Baptist University

8:45-9:30 Worship from CalBaptist and Devotional with Dr. Marcus “Goodie” Goodloe

9:30-10:00 CGE Update

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:45 Annual IABCU Business Meeting

11:45-12:00 Closing Remarks

12:00 Adjourn