History & Goals

History of Dallas Ministry Conference

The Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry at the University of Dallas, in cooperation with the Diocese of Dallas hosted the first annual University of Dallas Ministry conference in 2007 with about 1,000 participants in attendance. After that event, the Bishops of Dallas and Fort Worth at the time, Most Rev. Kevin Farrell and Most Rev. Kevin Vann, committed that DMC would be the only Roman Catholic ministry conference held in either diocese. This has helped grow the conference drastically, with over 4,500 participants in 2009, over 5,000 participants in 2010, and nearly 5,200 participants in 2011 and in 2012. In 2013 and 2014, the conference brought in over 5,200 people, making it the largest event in DMC's short history and the second largest annual ministry conference in the U.S. The University of Dallas is excited to continue the partnership with the Diocese of Dallas, as the conference returns to the Irving Convention Center in 2018.

 Conference Goals

  • To deepen and develop our relationship with God
  • To develop awareness that God continues to speak to us
  • To develop respect for the variety of ways that we respond in faith
  • To meet the diverse needs of lay Catholics at all levels in the dioceses
  • To meet the diverse needs of all ministries at all levels in the dioceses
  • Satisfacer las diversas necesidades de los ministerios de las diócesis a todos los niveles
  • Satisfacer las diversas necesidades de los laicos católicos de las diócesis a todos las niveles
  • Desarrollar el respeto por las diversas formas en que respondemos con fe
  • Desarrollar la conciencia de que Dios continúa hablándonos
  • Profundizar y desarrollar nuestra relación con Dios
  • Để đáp ứng các nhu cầu đa dạng mục vụ cho mọi tầng lớp trong các giáo phận
  • Để đáp ứng các nhu cầu đa dạng của các tông đồ giáo dân trong thuộc các giáo phận
  • Để tăng thêm nhiều cách thức kính mến mà chúng ta đáp trả theo tinh thần Đức Tin
  • Để phát triển nhận thức rằng Thiên Chúa tiếp tục nói chuyện với chúng tôi
  • Để đào sâu và tăng trưởng mối tương quan giữa ta với Chúa


University of Dallas Ministry Conference Renamed Dallas Ministry Conference

The University of Dallas and the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, co-sponsors of the University of Dallas Ministry Conference, announced that to better reflect their partnership, the conference will henceforth be known as the Dallas Ministry Conference. The 10th annual conference will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2016, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas.

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