General Conference 2018

General Conference 2018

AWAKEN: 130th General Conference of The Brethren Church

July 16-19, 2018
Ashland University | Ashland, Ohio

The Brethren Church is pleased to announce dates for its 130th General Conference. Hosted on the campus of Ashland University in Ashland, OH, AWAKEN will be a time of renewal, inspiration, and dialogue. Please mark your calendars now! 


Registration Information

Each adult attendee must register for conference separately. Registration for the conference is what allows each person to attend the conference. For those coming as delegates from a Brethren Church, your delegate process will be handled through your local church. Being a delegate simply means you are allowed to vote during business sessions of the conference. Anyone, regardless of their delegate status, is encouraged and welcome to register and attend!

Additional Ticketed Events

There are a number of ticketed events during the course of General Conference. These are events like the Global Partners dinner, etc. Each registrant will have the opportunity to purchase one ticket (for themselves) per event during the registration process. If you are in need of additional tickets for a person that is not registered for the conference, click on the button below to purchase those tickets. 

REGISTER HERE Purchase Additional Tickets Here



Info and Registration for Brethren Youth Conference can be found here


Engage 2018 »


Kids Conference

If you're bringing kiddos to conference, you can handle their registration here. All of your kids can be registered through this link. We'll provide care for kids age 0-11. Simply fill out the form, let us know how many kids you have, a few details, and you'll be all set. 






Lodging Options for General Conference


The Brethren Church has arranged group discounts at the following hotels. Simply mention your attendance with "The Brethren Church for General Conference 2018", and lock in your room and rate. 


holiday-inn-express_0.pngHoliday Inn & Suites 
(419) 281-2900




hampton_0.pngHampton Inn & Suites 
(419) 903-0900
(For reservations at the Hampton, SKIP the reservation option on the automation, wait on the line for the operator and make reservations with the front desk)


Housing is available on the campus of Ashland University in the dormitories (no air conditioning). Housing at Ashland University includes a linen packet for sheets, towels, and washcloth. Cost per room is $45.00 per night with an additional charge of $20 for linen packet (sheets, towels, and washcloth). 

Arrangements for lodging at AU are made through the conference registration process. 


Camping is available for the week of General Conference at the Ashland County Fairgrounds. It is $18 per night to camp. Showers and 30 amp hook-up are available. Call the fair office to make reservations at 419-289-0466.