OCM Conference USA
July 8-11, 2021
A time to be freshly envisioned and equipped
Our OCM Conference is an important weekend for Living Light Christian Churches. It is a wonderful time to celebrate the amazing covenant life we have in Christ and to receive instruction and commissioning for the next leg of our journey together as a family of churches.
As always, we come first to worship our Lord Jesus Christ with all of our hearts, to proclaim His goodness, and experience His wonderful presence. Year after year, we have been privileged to have God speak to us, direct us, and inspire us in both the preached and prophetic word.
The OCM Conference is located at the Century Center in South Bend, Indiana, right on the St. Joseph River. It’s known for the adjacent University of Notre Dame, with its gold-domed main building. In the city center, the Studebaker National Museum displays classic cars made by the now-defunct local company. The nearby History Museum has exhibits spotlighting aspects of regional life. The museum also owns 3 historic homes, including the 19th-century Oliver Mansion. Please remember that South Bend, Indiana is in the Eastern Time Zone.
Who should attend
This conference is particularly geared towards Living Light churches, and although much of the direction and teaching of the conference will be focused on the call of God within these churches, friends from other expressions of the Church are welcome. We especially encourage everyone who considers themselves members of Living Light to prioritize this event!
How to Register
For the OCM Conference, your event registration and lodging are completely separate. While you can book accommodations wherever you like (hotel, Airbnb, camping, etc.), you must register in order to attend the conference. Be sure to follow these steps:
- Register with OCM using the link below
- Book your lodging directly with the hotel or other place of your choice. We have special contracts with two hotels listed below.
Dr. Michael Brown
Dr. Michael Brown is the founder and president of AskDrBrown Ministries and FIRE School of Ministry in Concord, North Carolina. He is host of the daily, nationally, syndicated talk radio show, the Line of Fire, where he serves as your voice of moral, cultural, and spiritual revolution. He also hosts TV on GOD TV, Middle East TV (METV), and NRB TV. He is the author of more than 40 books, holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University, and has served as a visiting or adjunct professor at 7 leading seminaries. He is widely recognized as today’s foremost Messianic Jewish apologist.
One Church Ministries
One Church Ministries
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Registration / Check-In
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Session 1 (Worship and Breaking Bread) Note: There will not be any kids classes for this session.
We are excited to hold our 2021 conference at the Century Center in South Bend, Indiana.
120 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601
We have made contracts with these hotels, so be sure to take advantage of the special rate before the holding is released. You can also choose to stay at other lodging options if you so desire.
Courtyard by Marriott
121 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
South Bend, Indiana, 46601
Conference rate: $129 +tax/night (through June 7, 2021)
- King or 2 Queen bed rooms available
- $5/day parking
- Indoor pool and 24-hour fitness center
- Starbucks café
DoubleTree by Hilton
123 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
South Bend, Indiana, 46601
Conference rate: $119 +tax/night (through June 8, 2021)
- King or 2 Double bed rooms available
- Free parking (with OCM Conference contract)
- Starbucks café
- Note: Indoor pool is currently closed
Childcare and Room Locations
For ages 0-2, classes will be provided and staffed by volunteers during all meetings (worship & teaching). Children entering Preschool to 5th grade are in the main session for the worship time and then go to their own classes for the teaching time.
If you are not staying at one of the hotels connected to the conference, you can park at the Century Center for a discounted rate of $5/day.
You can also park in the Main & Colfax Garage in Downtown South Bend. Rates for Mon - Fri are: 2 hour free parking; $10/day; free after 5:00 p.m. Parking is free all day on weekends, excluding special events.
See all downtown parking options here.
Things To Do
This is a great way to connect with new people, explore Downtown South Bend, and enjoy great food! If you want to join a Meetup, simply come to the designated area in the DoubleTree Atrium near the skywalk. You will then decide as a group where you would like to eat and go from there!
Picnic at Potawatomi Park
Whether you are wanting to play sports, jump in the pool, climb around the playground, or just hang out with family and friends, you'll wanna come to Potawatomi Park where OCM has reserved Pavilion 2 as a central location for people to congregate on Friday afternoon.
The park offers tree-shaded areas, a splash pad, 2 large playgrounds, and outdoor pool space to play games. Our pavilion includes bathroom access and grills. Plus, the park is right next to the Potawatomi Zoo. Organized sports will be happening from at least 1:00-3:30pm.
Contra Dance Party
For the second time, we are organizing a contra dance night in the Century Center main meeting room where everyone can join in the fun of a classic dance tradition. There will live music and a caller who will instruct everyone on how to do the dances. The best part is, you don't have to have a partner! All ages are welcome!
White Water Rafting
Looking for a little adventure? You can go white water rafting at the East Race Waterway. Just meet at the Group Meet-up in the DoubleTree Atrium at 3:30PM on Saturday to go with a group, or you can go anytime during the operating hours on Saturday. One pass costs $6, two passes cost $10, and three passes cost $15. Rafts can hold up to 5 people.
Local Hiking & Bicycling Trails
Catch some of the natural beauty without leaving the city on one of the many trails that run along the St. Joseph River. The East Bank Trail starts on Angela Blvd. just west of Burke Golf Course near the University of Notre Dame. Learn about renting bikes and the best bike trails.
University of Notre Dame Tours
The Eck Visitors Center’s free public tour offers a historical and social overview of life at Notre Dame. Most tours will include visits to the Grotto, Basilica of the Sacred Heart*, Main Building (the Golden Dome), and the Hesburgh Library (“Touchdown Jesus”). Tours are not permitted to enter Notre Dame Stadium.
Watch interactive light sculptures on both sides of the river. Best places to watch the River Lights are from Seitz Park, Colfax Bridge, Island Park, and Pier Park. River Lights turn on thirty minutes before sunset and stay on until sunrise.
The Potawatomi Zoo is a 23-acre zoological park located in South Bend, Indiana, United States. The Zoo is nestled in Potawatomi Park between the St. Joseph River and the Grand Trunk railroad in the east side neighborhood of River Park. Founded in 1921, it is Indiana's second oldest Zoo.
Potawatomi Outdoor Pool
Located within Potawatomi Park next to Kids Kingdom, the Potawatomi Pool is a place for the whole family to enjoy during the warm summer months. Potawatomi Pool has a wading pool with spray feature, a main pool with a 35 foot slide and a diving well. The wading pool is a low depth area where toys may be used. And for the little ones, a mushroom spray feature.
South Bend Cubs at Four Winds Field
Check out the Chicago Cubs minor league team - South Bend Cubs - while you're in town! Kids can climb on the playground, cool off on the splash pad, bounce and slide in the inflatable Fun Zone, or practice your home-run swing in the new state-of-the-art Performance Center.
Chocolate Tour at South Bend Chocolate Company
Visitors who take the factory tour are treated to a history lesson of chocolate and its origins, as a guide leads guests through all of the factory processes, including panning, enrobing and more, including a test sample at the end. For an extra special treat, you'll dip a chocolate spoon, walk through the Chocolate Museum and receive 10% off your purchase that day.
Follow the link to register for the OCM Conference. Single adults 18 and older must register themselves as an adult, even if they still live with their parents. We look forward to seeing you there!
NOTE: If you encounter an error with your registration, it may be asking for a country code. If so, try "CA" for country code. If you have any trouble registering, contact us!
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