Will I receive Lifelong Learning Credits?

Yes! Conference sessions and workshops will be eligible for Lifelong Learning Credits. Forms will be available at the conference.


Are you allowing exhibitors?

Yes, we are allowing exhibitors, pending approval by Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. The cost is $750, which includes exhibit space and 2 exhibitor badges, which include the conference and meals for two people. To register as an exhibitor, go to the registration page and enter the promotional code EXHIBITOR. If you have additional questions, email info@ncm.org.


What is Compassion Conference?

Compassion Conference is a three-day global gathering sponsored by Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. The event will inspire you to imagine how the church can live out God’s call to compassion and equip you for holistic, transformational ministry.  It’s an intentional space where you can connect, collaborate, create, and begin to change the world.

We can no longer turn our heads to the needs in our communities. Compassion is the church in action.  And the time is now to go deeper.

Learn together what it means to live in the margins of your community.


Where is the conference located?

The conference and lodging will be at Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois USA.

The university is located1 hour, 15 minutes, from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and 1 hour from Chicago’s Midway International Airport.

Transportation will be provided to/from both airports on July 13 and July 16 and 17. You can sign up for this during the conference registration process.


What does the conference price include?

There are two conference pricing options: Full Conference or Conference + Meals. The Full Conference package includes the conference, plus lodging and meals. The Conference + Meals package does not include lodging.

If you choose the Full Conference package, we will provide lodging the nights of July 13, 14, and 15. For both packages, we will be having dinner on the 13th, three meals on the 14th and 15th, and breakfast and lunch on the 16th. The lodging and meals are being provided by Olivet Nazarene University.

More details are available at the registration page. 


How do I register?

You can register by phone at 913-577-0826 or online by clicking on the button below: 


Who should attend?

Compassion Conference is designed for anyone interested in collaborative learning and dreaming about how the church can better practice compassion and create change in a local context—church and regional leaders, compassionate ministry leaders and practitioners, Christian nonprofit leaders and practitioners, pastors, scholars, theologians, and students. 

Families are welcome, but no child care will be provided.