Embark: WMU’s Rolling Missions Adventure
Join WMU, SBC for a two-day excursion on coach buses to explore mission points near Anaheim. Celebrate the many faces of the SBC through local ethnic groups and cultures.
Participants will have the opportunity to engage with 20+ ministry leaders!
On Sunday, the first stop will be for prayerwalking and a Missions Celebration on the campus of Gateway Seminary. From there, each bus will travel to a different ministry point or church plant.
On Monday, the first stop will be a pier with the opportunity to prayerwalk, visit with ministry leaders, and enjoy the beach. From there, buses will travel together to Chinese Baptist Church of Orange County and then separately to different missions venues. There will also be mission speakers on each coach bus.
Experienced missions advocates will make this a memorable and meaningful experience.
Buses will depart between 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. each day and return by 6:00 p.m. each evening. Pickup and drop-off on Sunday is at the Hilton Anaheim. Pickup and drop-off on Monday is at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Hurry! Space is limited. Registration deadline is May 27 or when capacity is reached. Secure your two-day excursion ticket for $40 before they sell out.
Embark: WMU’s Rolling Missions Adventure—FAQs
What is the overall schedule at a glance?
Sunday, June 12, 2022
11:15 a.m. Begin check-in/boarding buses at Hilton Anaheim (one block from the Convention Center)
12:00 p.m. All buses en route to Gateway Seminary
2:00 p.m. Missions Celebration at Gateway Seminary
3:30 p.m. All buses depart for ministry sites (each bus travels to different location)
6:00 p.m. All buses return to Hilton Anaheim (one block from the Convention Center)
Monday, June 13, 2022
11:15 a.m. Begin check-in/boarding buses at Anaheim Convention Center
12:00 p.m. All buses depart
Time TBD All buses arrive at Pier
Time TBD All buses arrive Chinese Baptist Church of Orange County
Time TBD All buses depart for ministry sites (each bus travels to different location)
6:00 p.m. All buses return to Anaheim Convention Center
How much does it cost to attend?
The registration fee—which includes round-trip coach bus transportation on Sunday and Monday—is $40 per person. Those with their own transportation may prefer to join us at the three missions points listed below for a $10 registration fee for any or all three of these experiences:
- Sunday at Gateway Seminary, 3210 E. Guasti Road, Ontario, CA 91761 (36 miles or 53 minutes from Hilton Anaheim/Anaheim Convention Center)
- Monday at Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier (17 miles or 32 minutes from Hilton Anaheim/Anaheim Convention Center)
- Chinese Baptist Church of Orange County, 412 East Broadway, Anaheim, CA 92805 (3 miles or 11 minutes from Hilton Anaheim/Anaheim Convention Center)
Start times for each of these three event locations is yet to be determined and will be communicated to registrants. Free parking is available at Gateway and Chinese Baptist Church of Orange County. Parking is available at the pier for a fee.
What if I can only participate one day and not both Sunday and Monday?
If you can only join us one of the two days, that is fine, but please note the full registration fee of $40 (if riding the bus) or $10 (if providing your own transportation) will still apply.
Do I need to register in advance?
Yes! Please click here to register online. Space is limited on the buses and at the missions stop points on the route.
Can I bring my family or church group?
Yes! Everyone and all ages are welcome. Registration fees as communicated above will apply. The registration form allows you to register up to four people at a time. If your group is larger than four, simply complete the registration process until you have everyone in your group registered.
Where is the Hilton Anaheim in relation to the SBC Annual Meeting?
The Hilton Anaheim is 0.10 mile from the Anaheim Convention Center where the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention will take place, June 14–15, 2022. The street address of the Hilton Anaheim is 777 W. Convention Way.
When should I get there?
Please check-in and be ready to begin boarding buses on Sunday, June 12 and Monday, June 13 between 11:15-11:30 a.m. Pickup and drop-off on Sunday will be at the Hilton Anaheim. Pickup and drop-off on Monday will be at the Anaheim Convention Center. Buses will depart between 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. each day and return by 6:00 p.m.
Is there anything I should bring?
Registrants will receive an email confirmation. Please be sure to present this information when you arrive for swift check-in. Snacks and beverages may be provided at stop points along the way, but you are encouraged to bring your own as well. No meals will be provided.
Will social distancing be practiced? Will face masks be required?
Social distancing on the 56-passenger coach buses and at some of the missions venues will not be possible. While guidelines continue to change, current local guidelines require face masks be worn onboard the buses. Please bring a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it on the bus and/or at any stops where required.
What should I pack to wear? What type of weather can I expect?
Casual dress is fine, but please, no shorts out of respect for the churches we will be visiting. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Temperatures can vary, so you may want to consider bringing a light jacket or sweater. Daytime temperatures should be around 70-76 degrees and nighttime lows around 62 degrees.
Will there be giving opportunities to support missions?
Yes, an offering will be taken during the Missions Celebration on Sunday. Gifts (cash and checks) will go to the WMU Foundation for the Vision Fund which supports the ministry of WMU. If you wish to give online instead, please visit wmufoundation.com/vision.
How can I tell others about this unique opportunity?
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Where should I stay?
If you haven’t already reserved a place to stay, you can reserve a room through the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting website.
What if I still have questions?
Please send an email with “WMU’s Rolling Missions Adventure” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you in Anaheim!