UNCO 11 WhiteboardUNCO is an unconference for church leaders, pastors, families, and seminarians. It is three days of worship and open space discussion on the church and its future.

With an eye toward intentional diversity and ecumenism, we  draw from the wealth of knowledge at the gathering.

The leaders, topics, and workshops will be harvested from the participants.

During these discussions, we will share ideas about planting communities, writing liturgy, creating art, innovating technology, or wherever our passions and insights might lead us.

YOU bring the conference. The hosts and many volunteers provide a space and facilitate bringing individuals together for UNCO.


Wondering how to prepare for UNCO?

Kaliya Hamlin from wrote a great piece, “unConferencing – how to prepare to attend an unconference.” Click here to read it.


Schedule (Tentative)


  • 2:00pm Check-in Begins
  • 4:00pm Welcome
  • 6:00pm Dinner
  • 7:00pm Worship
  • 8:00pm Hangout


  • Breakfast served from 7:30-9:00am
  • 9:15am Morning Prayer/Breakouts Decided
  • 10:15am Breakout 1
  • 11:15am Breakout 2
  • Noon Lunch
  • 1:00pm Breakout 3
  • 2:00pm Breakout 4
  • 3:00pm Free Space
  • 6:00pm Dinner
  • 8:00pm Hangout


  • Breakfast served from 7:30-9:00am
  • 9:00am Pack-up Time
  • 9:45 Morning Prayer
  • 10:00am Sharing what we discussed learned.
  • 11:15am Breakout – Things that have legs.
  • Noon Lunch
  • 1:00pm Taking it Home/Closing Worship
  • 3:00pm Go In Peace to Serve and Love the Lord



Kid UNCO banner made at UNCO11

Photo by Christy Ramsey

We love having children and youth at UNCO! Kid UNCO is a time for children and youth to explore their own experiences of church and ministry through open and flexible forms of stories, prayers, worship and service.

Like the adult experience at UNCO, what happens at Kids UNCO is not completely pre-planned, but responds to the younger participants of UNCO where and who they are.

We do encourage parents to register as early as possible so we can begin thinking about Kid UNCO sessions according to ages and needs of the participants.

One thing to note: Kid UNCO is not just for kids! We encourage our adult participants to take the opportunity to take part in and learn from the Kid UNCO experience, especially if you are interested in what it looks like to integrate children and youth into the full life of the church.

Also, if you are a previous UNCO participant, we strongly encourage you to consider donating a session of UNCO time to Kids UNCO to help everyone have a full UNCO experience.

The coordinators of Kids UNCO have deep and wide experience in ministry with, and care of, children and youth, working in churches, camps and schools.

They seek to provide both a safe and an open environment for all of the children and youth at UNCO.

If you have specific questions about Kid UNCO, please feel free to contact Megan Dosher Hansen @megateer.