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The LCI will focus on deep spiritual formation combined with a wide vision for the mission of the church in the 21st century. The First United Methodist Church of San Diego (First Church) is pleased to host this year’s event. Here is a welcome from the Lead Pastor of First Church, Rev. Craig Brown:


jim griffith

Founder of Griffith Coaching Network

Brenda Salter-McNeil

Director of Reconciliation Studies at Seattle Pacific Seminary

Elaine A. Heath

Dean of the Duke Divinity School and Professor of Missional and Pastoral Theology

Eric h. f. Law

Founder and Executive Director of the Kaleidoscope Institute

Larry Osborne

Senior Pastor at
North Coast Church,
Vista CA

CRaig BRown

Lead Pastor at First United Methodist Church of San Diego

Reggie McNeal

Missional Leadership Specialist at the Leadership Network

duane anders

Senior Pastor at Cathedral of Rockies, Boise Idaho (First UMC Boise)



Monday, April 30, 2018

11:00 AM | LCI Check-in Opens
Lunch on your own the first day

1:00 PM | Opening Worship & Keynote 1 | Craig Brown | Linder Hall

2:45 PM | Workshop Breakout Session 1  |  Details...

4:00 PM | Keynote 2 | Brenda Salter McNeil | Linder Hall

5:30 PM | Dinner on the Plaza

7:00 PM | Keynote 3 | Larry Osborne | Sanctuary

8:00 PM | Dessert & Panel Discussion (Optional) | Linder Hall

9:00 PM | Adjourn

Tuesday, May 1

9:00 AM | Keynote 4 | Eric H. F. Law | Linder Hall

10:15 AM | Workshop 2 | Reggie McNeal | Small Group Discussion | LInder Hall

11:45 PM | Lunch on the Plaza

1:00 PM | Depart for Workshops in the Field | Workshop Descriptions

A: THE BORDER - Migration & the People of God - A Field Trip to the US side of the US-Mexico Border 
B: THE BEACH - Missional Church Development - Pacific Beach & Ocean Beach
C: THE MOUNT - Worshiping Across Generations - KUMC of San Diego & Mt. Soledad

5:30 PM | Dinner on the Plaza

7:00 PM | Sanctuary Worship & Keynote 5 | Elaine Heath | Sanctuary

8:30 PM | Dessert & Panel Discussion (Optional) | Linder Hall

9:30 PM | Adjourn

Wednesday, May 2

9:00 AM | Keynote 6 | Jim Griffith | Linder Hall

10:30 AM | Closing Worship and Keynote 7 | Duane Anders | Linder Hall


Sorry, The Registration
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Most hotels are located within five minutes of the church. LCI check-in opens at 11 AM on Monday, April 30. The first keynote session is at 1 PM. Special offered rates have now expired.



First UMC of San Diego is located along I-8 in Mission Valley, approximately 15 minutes from Lindbergh Field (San Diego Airport). Car rentals are available at the airport along with Lyft and Uber


Things to do in San Diego

Planning to come early or stay late in beautiful San Diego? Here are some options for you to consider:

Official San Diego Tourism


California Tourism for San Diego

Pastor Craig’s Real-Deal San Diego Food Suggestions…

Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner: Real-Deal Mexican El Comal

Late Night Grub: Studio Diner 

Scenic Fine Dining: Top of the Market

Best Burrito: “Surfin’ California Burrito” at Luche Libre 

Breakfast: Swami’s


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2111 Camino del Rio S., San Diego, CA 92108 ~ 619-297-4366 ~

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