Join us January 30-31, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza St. Louis Airport Hotel.  This year’s theme is “Telling Mission Stories that Motivate!

This year’s conference will explore the importance of telling a good story in today’s world of communication.  We will discuss how to tell our mission stories in a way that motivate others to support our work.  We will share how to craft our mission stories without exploiting those we are called to serve.  We will even address best practices in reaching people who are not particularly interested in what we have to say about our ministry or our God.  CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE AND REGISTER!

We will be doing things a little different this year.  Rather than covering a wide range of topics with many presenters, we have decided to have all presentations led by four keynote speakers; Rev. Matt Popovits, Jean Johnson, Rev. Johnson Rethinasamy, Linda Haley, and Rev. Gabe Kasper (pictured below in this order). Our goal is to go deeper into our topics so that attendees can really sink their teeth into the material. Our keynote speakers will be available to answer questions and help facilitate small and large group discussions based on their presentations.


Keep your eyes open for e-mails and ALMA Facebook posts featuring our speakers!

If you would like to be an exhibitor or sponsor of this event, please e-mail our executive director by clicking here!

About ALMA

The Association of Lutheran Mission Agencies (ALMA) is dedicated to "connecting and equipping Lutherans for God's Mission."

ALMA is a professional service organization linking and equipping Lutheran mission agencies, congregations, and individuals for sharing and demonstrating the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

ALMA encourages cooperation in mission efforts in order to advance God's mission.

Read More


The Association of Lutheran Mission Agencies (ALMA) provides a robust network of mission support to workers around the globe and has big plans for enhancing membership benefits in the future! To offer the services that our members need, ALMA is creating an endowment fund that will provide a secure source of income for ALMA’s continued work with Lutheran missionaries and mission agencies.

ALMA’s ultimate goal is to raise $500,000 toward the Endowment Fund. When ALMA raises the first $10,000, Lutheran Legacy Foundation will provide a $5,000 gift! Will you help us reach our goal?

Whether you can contribute only a few dollars or could make a larger contribution, please know that your gift to ALMA is helping its members share the Gospel locally and globally!

Click here to give online or send checks payable to “ALMA” to:

2292 Birmingham Dr.
Belleville, IL 62221