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-Led Tour of Mission Inn

6:00 Dinner at Las Campanas at Mission Inn

Sunday, June 3

Options for Church:

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

Lunch on your own

3:00-4:30 IABCU Board Meeting

5:00 Reception and Tours of Gateway Seminary

6:00 Dinner at Gateway Seminary

7:00-8:30 First Plenary Session by Dr. David Dockery – Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders: For Service in Christian Higher Education


Monday, June 4

7:30 Breakfast at Mission Inn

8:30 Spouses depart to Los Angeles for King Tut Exhibit. Lunch following. (Transportation provided.)

8:30 Attendees depart for California Baptist University

9:00-10:00 Legal Update by Jim Guenther and Jaime Jordan

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

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

1:00-2:30 Third Plenary Session by Dr. David Dockery -Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders: For Service in the Global Church

2:30-3:00 Break

3:00-4:00 Breakout Sessions

4:15-5:15 Breakout Sessions

5:15 Tour of California Baptist Events Center and Engineering School

6:00 Reception and Banquet at California Baptist University

Tuesday, June 5

7:30 Breakfast at Mission Inn

8:15 Depart for California Baptist University

8:45-9:30 Worship and Devotional

9:30-10:00 Update from Consortium for Global Education by Dr. Carolyn Bishop

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:45 Annual IABCU Business Meeting

11:45-12:00 Closing Remarks

12:00 Adjourn