Annual Gathering 2016










Why is it that some groups, organizations or churches become tight-knit joyful communities? Why do some leaders rise above the rest?

Our world is increasingly fragmented. People feel disconnected. The simple experience of living in community is becoming scarce.

We need a new type of leader—emotionally mature, deeply connected to God and others.

We need communities of people who are trustworthy, spread joy and are deeply engaged in each other’s lives.

Every year the Life Model Works Annual Gathering offers a glimpse of a truly joyful community. It’s like a family reunion of people who are trained and committed to spreading joy.

The Annual Gathering will celebrate the launch of the latest book Dr. Jim Wilder (Life Model Works) and Dr. Marcus Warner (Deeper Walk Ministries) and Moody Publishers, RARE Leadership: Four Uncommon Habits for Increasing Trust, Joy and Engagement in the People You Lead.

When you attend the Annual Gathering, not only will you get swept up in this joyful community—you will leave with the tools to build a joyful community where you are!



4/21 Thursday Check-In begins at 7:15am
4/21 Thursday Sessions 8:00am - 5:00pm
4/22 Friday Sessions 8:00am - 5:00pm
4/23 Saturday Sessions 8:00am - 4:00pm

(lunch breaks are on your own)


Wednesday, April 20th 12:00pm - 4:00pm. (if you would like to attend volunteer day, please select the Volunteer check box on the checkout page)

(This is for volunteers that will assist Life Model Works throughout the year. Not for day of event volunteers)


Hilton Garden Inn Overland Park (4 miles / 7 minutes from church)
5800 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66211
$119/night not including breakfast.
Call (913) 345-2661 and mention Annual Gathering to receive group rate.


Airport Information: Kansas City International Airport (MCI) - - 816.243.5237 - (Transportation from and to the airport is not provided, however, car rental is available at the airport)


Colonial Presbyterian - Wornall Campus
9500 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64114

REGISTER & ORDER TICKET | Price: $324.00

Late online registration will continue through April 19th at Midnight (CT). All ticket prices increased for late registrations by $25.

At-the-Door Registration is available!

Registration is per individual - please register each person individually for couples and groups.
(this way we can give you the best possible experience at Annual Gathering!)
REFUND POLICY: 100% before March 21st and 50% until April 4th, no refund after April 4th

Annual Gathering 2016 Brochure


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