Living Stones Partnership Annual Meeting
February 3-5, 2018
Four Points by Sheraton, Phoenix South Mountain Hotel
10831 South 51st Street, Phoenix, AZ 85044
The meeting begins at 9 am on Saturday, February 3 and ends at 3 pm on Monday, February 5, 2018.
All are welcome at our annual meetings! Each person adds to the enrichment of our meeting experience. The registration form allows places for you to give us information that could help orient first time visitors as well as give us the information we need to put you in break-out discussion groups that best fit your ministry (or case study if you are bringing one to present). If you plan to bring a case study, there is a place to click below to see the suggested format and the deadlines for submission.
If, after reading this information, you have further questions, please feel free to contact either Ellen Bruckner, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 319-377-8795; or Holladay Sanderson, email: email@example.com, phone 208-954-1555.
(Note: Living Stones Coordinators of Institutional Partners are responsible for entering complete information about each of their members—so if you’re part of an Institutional Partner team, you will be registered by your Coordinator. You can skim over the rest of this section and go down to the hotel reservation information.)
Separate from the Living Stones Partnership Annual Meeting are 2 workshops preceding our meeting offered by the Ministry Developers’ Collaborative. One is Listening Hearts and the other is a presentation about the Living Stones process. Click here for more information.
REGISTRATION FEES: $210 per person
Registration fees include attendance at the meeting and 4 meals: Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, Sunday lunch, Monday lunch (all served buffet style). All other meals will be on your own. Please let us know of any allergy or other food issue on the registration form.
Scholarships are available! We are blessed to be able to offer a limited number of scholarships to cover registration fees and hotels costs, subject to the amount of financial resources we have to share. Individuals should send a request with the amount requested directly to Eric Metoyer, Treasurer, Living Stones Partnership, 1055 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 by December 15, 2017. Institutional Partner team members should work with their Living Stones Coordinator to consolidate any other requests from that institution.
Deadline for Meeting Registration is: JANUARY 5, 2018. Late Registration will cost an additional $100 per person.
Click here to go to the registration form.
Click here to download the case study format page. This page will also give you submission deadlines.
Click here to download the tentative agenda.
Click here to download information about our keynote speaker and the theme of our conversation time together.
Note: Livings Stones Coordinators need to arrive mid-day on February 2 and depart no earlier than 6 pm on February 5 for pre- and post planning meetings.
Hotel Reservation information:
We are each responsible for making our own hotel reservations. To receive the group rate (shown below), your reservations must be made not later than 5 pm local time on January 12, 2018.
Rates: Standard Room: $129 (1 King, 1 Queen, or 2 Twin beds), plus 7.25% applicable taxes.*
(Triple rate: $139, Quad rate $149)
*Rates based on single/double occupancy per room per night. Rate includes internet access.
Group rates honored up to 3 days before meeting date and 3 days after for those wishing to extend their stay.
To make your reservations, call toll free 1-480-850-1602, or online by entering https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1706206337&key=1D8360B4. Our blocked room reservations are under “Living Stones Partnership Meeting.”
At the time of reservation, the type of room is subject to availability. You will be required to give them your credit card information to reserve the room. You are responsible for making any changes to your reservation and the hotel requires at least 48 hours notice to cancel; otherwise you will be responsible for the total room charges, plus taxes.
The hotel features Four Corners Restaurant and Bar that is open from 6 am to 10 pm; has a 24-fitness center; a 24-hour business center, outdoor heated pool and spa; tennis, shuffleboard, and basketball courts; and an outdoor fireplace.
The hotel is nestled in the Ahwatukee foothills, perfectly located for both exploring the area and appreciating nature. There are several restaurants and a couple of shopping malls a short taxi ride away from the hotel.
Each participant is responsible for making his/her own travel arrangements.
Our meeting begins on Saturday morning; therefore you will need to arrive at the hotel on Friday evening. (Coordinators will need to arrive in time for a 7 pm pre-conference meeting on Friday). The meeting concludes on Monday at 3 pm. Please make your return reservations to accommodate Monday’s full day schedule (Coordinators will have a post-conference meeting Monday from 3-6 pm)
The airport is about 9 miles from the hotel. The Sheraton has a 24-hour free shuttle to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (hotel phone number 480-893-3000). If you are driving instead of flying, there is complimentary self- parking.