Missouri District NAM Retreat 2024

Thursday, August 1st - Saturday, August 3rd


This retreat is specifically designed with the church planter in mind, but anyone is invited to attend.

Our speaker is Bro. Joumeel McLaurine (pictured). He is a veteran church planter, and the pastor of Ascend Church in Royal Oak, MI.

Registration is required. Deadline to register is Wednesday, June 28th at 11:00 p.m. Cost for registration is covered by MO NAM for the following groups:

  • Missionaries on status,
  • NAM Committee,
  • Volunteer Staff,

If you are in one of these categories and you have not yet received your promo code, please email us here.

Please click the following link to register and complete payment (everyone must register, including those receiving complimentary registration):


Feel free to check out the Retreat schedule below.


Thousand Hills Resort Hotel (formerly the Radisson)

120 S. Wildwood Dr.

Branson, MO 65616

Thursday, August 1st

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.          

Dinner served in Tablerock A (basement meeting room).

8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Opening comments by MO NAM Director, Gary Dornbach, followed by music and worship in Tablerock B. 

Introduction of Children and Student Ministers who will minister to all children and young people, and then dismissal of children and youth.

  • Nursery ages 0-4 - Sis. Lynn Dornbach and Sis. Ginger Robinson (Glory Room)
  • Children ages 5-11 - Bro. Nathaniel Molter and the LOL Team (Freedom Room)
  • Youth ages 12 and up - Bro. Chad & Sis. Tiffany Condren and Bro. Michael & Sis. Rachel Robinson (Liberty Room)

Session #1:   Bro. Joumeel McLaurine

Friday, August 2nd

6:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.          

Breakfast in Wildwood Bistro (bring breakfast voucher).

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.         

  • Children and Students dismissed to their areas.
  • Session #2:   Bro. Joumeel McLaurine

12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Personal free time. Lunch is not provided (Visa cards provided for lunch for missionaries and committee). 

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Dolly Stampede show and dinner (NAM sponsored tickets for missionaries on status and committee).

Saturday, August 3rd

6:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.          

Breakfast in Wildwood Bistro (bring breakfast voucher).

9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.          

Check out of hotel rooms.

10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.         

Children and Students dismissed to their areas.

Roundtable Discussions (you do not want to miss this)!...
Food, fellowship, and a time of rotating discussion and idea sharing at various tables (topics such as technology, music, children’s ministry, family, youth ministry, outreach and discipleship, etc.) in room Tablerock A

Closing Remarks and dismissal by District Superintendent(s).