Design Conference

Thanks for joining us at this year’s

2019 Design Conference Theme: Circles !

Each one of us inhabits many social circles through culture, hobbies, education, jobs, and more.

Jesus’s final command, in Matthew 28, is to help others grow in knowing Him.

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

This year at Design Conference, we will equip participants to make good use of all the circles God has blessed them to be a part of, to do His will and bring Him glory. By the ripple effect, how many more seeds can we plant if we speak intentionally to everyone we know about the joy we have?

With a special focus on what it means to be South Asian and American, Design Conference 2019 will explore unique ministry opportunities available to South Asian Americans and celebrate Jesus, desi-style. Join us for over 36 hours of re-energizing fellowship, wisdom from guest speaker Jake Abraham, and reconnecting with God’s purpose for His beloved creation.

What does over 36 hours of Jesus, fellowship, and South Asian community look like?

Day 1 (FRI 1/18) Day 2 (SAT 1/19) Day 3 (SUN 1/20)
  • Finish Class, Meet Ride (through local Design Movement)*
  • Travel to Kalamazoo!
  • Check-in at Hotel
  • Dinner (on your own)
  • Opening Ceremony/Evening Session
    • Worship
    • Guest Speaker Introduction
    • Icebreaker Games
  • Game night! Basketball tournament, volleyball, other games (rides provided)
  • Breakfast (included)
  • Morning Session
    • Worship
    • Guest Speaker Panel
  • Lunch (included)
  • Day of Outreach: Spiritual conversations at Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College (rides provided)
  • Dinner (on your own)
  • Evening Session
    • Guest Speaker Panel
    • Group Outreach Reflection
  • Talent Show: Show us what you’ve got! (Or just enjoy watching)

  • Breakfast (included)
  • Morning Session
    • Worship
    • Guest Speaker Panel
    • Student Testimonies
  • Campus Breakouts (discussion divided by local chapters of Design Movement)
  • Closing Ceremony
    • Worship
    • Guest Speaker Wrap-up
  • Reconvene with Ride
  • Travel Home
*We encourage you to connect with your local Design            Movement for more details!


We’re excited to see you there!

The Design Conference 2019 Director Team

Titus John – Program Director

Ashley Thomas – Operations Director

Sirisha Billa – Marketing Director

Sara Covel – Conference Director

See what it looks like! Here are highlights from last year’s Design Conference: