Rising Tides

Rising Tides

About This Event

Join us in the greater DC area for Rising Tides: The Future of Global Missions, on September 6 - 7, 2019. Influential voices in child welfare, public health, and short term mission will gather to explore how we can lift all boats with programs that raise the tides in these fields.

Confirmed faculty include: 
  • Ellie Oswald, Executive Director, Faith to Action
  • Ashlee Heigelman, Executive Director, Global Child Advocates
  • Jason Pope, Technical Advisor for Anti-Human Trafficking, The Salvation Army
  • Kim Lamberty, Director Missions and Engagement, Catholic Relief Services
  • Nicole Wilke, Director of Applied Research and Best Practice Initiative, Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO)
  • Tory Ruark, Chief Operations Officer and STM Coach, Standards of Excellence
  • Kate Borders, Senior Director of Mobilization, World of Orphans
  • Kim Cooke, Board of Directors, Living Hope International
  • Al Larson, Senior International Policy Advisor, Covington and Burling LLP, Former Under Secretary of State
  • Carol Cartmill, Senior Director of Mission and Outreach, Church of the Resurrection
  • Casey Walker, Screenwriter,Lost Kites
  • Jonathan Dowell, Missionary, Agape Ministries Kenya
  • Dr. Karen Hutcheson, Licensed Clinical Psychology, Clinical Faculty at Spalding University, host of Orphan Podcast
  • Holly Freitas, Community Development Consultant, Global Equipping at ReachGlobal
  • Gaston Warner, Chief Executive Officer, ZOE Empowers
  • Nyamah Dunbar, West Africa Area Liaison, Global Ministries (GBGM)
  • Dr. Darius Maggi, Board of Directors, West Africa Fistula Foundation (WAFF)
  • Kepifri A. Lakoh, PhD, Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, Global Ministries (GBGM)
  • Dr. Ed O'Bryan, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Co-founder and CMO of One World Health
  • Dr. Sam Spicer, Chief Medical Officer, Mission of Hope - Rotifunk Hospital
  • Sharon Payt, Advocacy Director, Catholic Relief Services
  • Mike Fee, Serve Ministries Director, Floris United Methodist Church
  • Nancy Robinson, Missionary, United Methodist Church
  • Mick Pease, Author, Children Belong in Families‚Äč


Helping Children Worldwide is excited to be able to offer this conference at an incredible price in 2019, due to generous sponsorship. Be sure to thank our sponsors for their support!

Opening Keynote Only // FREE
  • Exclusive screening of award winning documentary Lost Kites with screenwriter Casey Walker. If you are not able to attend the full conference, you can still join Helping Children Worldwide and the Rising Tides conferees at the special screening on Friday, September 6th, 2019, at 10:00 AM.  If you purchase a pass for the full conference, you do not need to purchase a single ticket to the keynote presentation. If you feel engaged to participate in the conference after the screening, on-site purchasing will be available.

All Access Pass // Super Early Registration $59 available until July 15, 2019 // Early Registration $99 available until August 15, 2019 // Regular Price $150 effective August 15, 2019 
  • Includes ALL Friday events (Breakfast & Luncheon, opening keynote presentation and Lost Kites screening, all discussion and coaching sessions, and all panel presentations, and reception & dinner) and Saturday events (Breakfast & Luncheon, all discussion and coaching sessions, and all panel presentations); **Tickets for Saturday reception & dinner available for purchase separately.**

HCW Partners Pass // Early Registration $25 available until August 15, 2019 // Regular Price $150 effective August 15, 2019
  •  For active members, pastors, and staff of our 17 partner churches. Partner churches may register up to 10 members at the Early rate. Includes Friday events (Breakfast, opening keynote presentation and Lost Kites screening, all discussion and coaching sessions, and all panel presentations, and reception & dinner) and Saturday events (Breakfast, all discussion and coaching sessions, and all panel presentations); **Tickets for Friday and Saturday Luncheon and Saturday reception & dinner available for purchase separately.** 

Presenter Affiliate Pass // Early Registration $25 available until August 15, 2019 // Regular Price $150 effective August 15, 2019 
  • For employees or members of presenter & discussion leader organizations.  May register three persons at the HCW Partners rate until August 15, 2019.  Includes Friday events (Breakfast, opening keynote presentation and Lost Kites screening, all discussion and coaching sessions, and all panel presentations, and reception & dinner) and Saturday events (Breakfast, all discussion and coaching sessions, and all panel presentations); **Tickets for Friday and Saturday Luncheon and final reception & dinner available for purchase separately. **

Friday Luncheon // $15
Saturday Luncheon // $15
Friday Reception & Dinner // $25
Saturday Reception & Dinner // $125 (Includes offsite transportation)

On-site & Regular Price Registration // $150 : Didn't make the early registration deadline? No worries! Register online on on-site at the FULL conference rate.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 13600 Frying Pan Rd
  • Floris United Methodist Church
  • Herndon, VA 20171-3110
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Sep 06, 2019 08:30 am to
  • Sep 07, 2019 04:30 pm
Helping Children Worldwide

Event to Support Helping Children Worldwide

Helping Children Worldwide focuses on children and families affected by extreme poverty, with a focus on access to education and health care, child survival, and maternal care.   By partnering with local government organizations and the local church, we support education, childhood nutrition, infant and maternal survival, and family stability.

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