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We are glad that you can make it to our Just Show Up/Alpha Course Seminar and Mental Health Conference, August 30-31. Please find weekend details below:

Plane

We will reimburse your roundtrip airfare. Please arrive in Honolulu no later than 1 pm, Fri, Aug 30. Help us keep our expenses down by finding a good airfare. We hear Southwest Airlines has some great prices!

For reimbursement, please send your travel itinerary by Aug 15 to: mainsworth@himonline.org

Transportation

Unless you make other arrangements, we will have volunteers at the airport at 1 pm Friday to transport you to the JSU/Alpha conference that starts at 2 pm at Ko‘olau Ballrooms in Kane‘ohe. They will also transport you at set times to and from the Ala Moana Hotel. If you have your own transportation, see the schedule below.

Hotel

We will book and pay for your stay at the Ala Moana Hotel for Fri, Aug 30.

Note: Other church staff/non-church staff guests in your party will be responsible to make their own hotel arrangements and cover the cost.

guests

Spouses

Your spouses are welcome to join us. We can’t cover spouses’ airfare, but they can attend the conferences at no cost and stay with you at the hotel. Please let us know as soon as possible so that we can book an appropriate hotel room.

Church Staff

Guests that are a part of your church staff are responsible for their own airfare and hotel, but can attend the JSU/Alpha Course seminar and Mental Health Conference at no cost.

Non-Church Staff

Other guests are invited to attend the JSU/Alpha seminar at no cost (Friday dinner provided), but are responsible for their own airfare, hotel and Mental Health Conference registration fee.

If you haven’t already done so, please provide guest information by filling out the JSU/Alpha Seminar Participant Confirmation by August 1.


Schedule

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2019

1:00 PM • Arrive at HNL Airport
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM • Just Show Up and Alpha Course Seminar
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM • Dinner (will be provided for those attending JSU/Alpha Seminar & Mental Health)
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM • Mental Health Conference check-in (Tickets will be distributed at the JSU/Alpha seminar)
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM • Mental Health Conference*
9:15 PM • Transportation back to Ala Moana Hotel

Saturday, August 31, 2019

7:30 AM • Check out of hotel
7:45 AM • Pick up at Ala Moana for transport to the Mental Health Conference
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM • Mental Health Conference*
3:45 PM • Transportation to the airport
4:15 PM • Drop off at HNL Airport

*Click here for detailed Mental Health Conference schedule.


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Just Show Up (JSU) is a simple and easily deployed strategy for our congregations to read through the entire Bible, gain Bible literacy and live in the wisdom of God. Most of our church attenders have not read the Bible. They might want to but they don’t have an easy strategy. JSU gives them this plan. Like dieting and exercising it is always best done in community and we would like to share this with you as we see it as a movement that could help Hawaii.

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The Alpha Course has proven to be successful in reaching our post-Christian world as a great evangelism tool. Our church uses it, and we have found that people who take this course, between 10% to 31% of the attenders discover a new relationship in Jesus. It has an extremely high conversion rate with a talk story and listen style that fits Hawaii.

HIM Mental Health Conference is FREE for you or your church staff who attend The Just Show Up and the Alpha Course Seminar (Friday afternoon.) The Mental Health Conference begins at 6:30 pm August 30 Friday and ends at 9:00pm and continues Saturday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm all at Ko‘olau Ballrooms. Tickets to the Mental Health Conference will be distributed at the JSU/Alpha seminar.