Wide Open Missions

Find Out Where You Can Experience the Call

Overview

Spring/Fall

Sunday sessions will be held at the Assemblies of God National Leadership and Resource Center (NLRC) at 1445 N. Boonville Ave., Springfield, MO 65802.

Weekday sessions will be held at Central Assembly of God, located next door to the NLRC at 1301 N. Boonville Ave., Springfield, MO 65802.

Please plan to arrive in Springfield on the day prior as check-in begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. the first day of the event. Plan to depart on the following Saturday as participation in the Friday evening Commissioning Service is required.

Summer

To be determined.

Travel to Springfield

You are responsible for arranging your travel to and from Springfield. You are welcome to contact Adelman Travel (417-888-4488) to assist with flight arrangements. Only travel booked through Adelman may be charged directly to your AGWM account and only as funds are available. All other travel costs are at a personal expense, but can be reimbursed if adequate funds are in your AGWM account.

Housing

Spring/Fall PFO

AGWM has reserved a block of rooms at the Best Western Plus for attendees and will handle all reservations for those who desire to stay at the hotel. Please do not contact the hotel directly.
     Best Western Plus Coach House
     2535 N. Glenstone Avenue
     Springfield, MO 65803

The rate for rooms is approximately $80/night +tax. Singles will be assigned a roommate and the room cost will be divided. If you have family or friends in the area, you are welcome to stay with them.

Hotel expenses can be billed directly to your AGWM account if funds are available. If not, you will be required to pay by cash, check, or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express) during PFO checkout. Please note: your account is not able to go into overdraft.

If you have family or friends in the area, you are welcome to stay with them. However, you will be responsible for your transportation to and from the event each day.

Summer

To be determined.

Children

Spring/Fall

The week of PFO consists of a full schedule, so we ask that children (with the exception of nursing infants) stay at home with family or friends. If you do not have anyone to watch your children, you will need to find childcare in Springfield at your own expense. Due to liability issues, children other than nursing babies will not be allowed in the NLRC building.

Summer

The Missionary Kid (MK) office hosts special pre-field preparation for all children ages 0-18 with age-specific activities designed to help children prepare for life overseas.

Attire

Spring/Fall PFO
  • Sunday and Friday – Jeans are acceptable (although not during the Commissioning Service)
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – Dress pants, shirts, sports coats optional for men; dress slacks, skirts, blouses, dresses for women.
  • Preferred dress for the Commissioning Service is professional attire (men: suit or dress shirt with slacks; women: dress or skirt/slacks with blouse).

Note: Springfield weather is notoriously unpredictable and quick to change, so you may want to bring options for various temperatures.

Summer PFO

To be determined.

Transportation in Springfield

If flying to Springfield, please plan to take a taxi to the hotel on the day of your arrival. Rental cars are allowed only if they are a part of your trip to and from Springfield; otherwise, they are a personal expense. Please retain all travel receipts for expense reporting.

During PFO, AGWM will provide vans for those staying at Best Western who do not have a vehicle. The vans will be used for transport to the event each day and are also available for shared use in the evenings.

Meals

Spring/Fall
  • A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided each morning for those staying at the Best Western.
  • A free lunch will be provided for Pre-Field Orientation attendees on Sunday.Attendees usually have one complimentary dinner with their region during the week.
  • You will be responsible to purchase or provide your own meals during the remainder of the event.

A variety of lunch options are available for purchase at the NLRC cafeteria at a reasonable cost. Eurasia Café (located in the NLRC) sells coffee, tea, smoothies, pastries, etc. There are a number of reasonably-priced restaurants in near
proximity to the NLRC.

Summer

To be determined.

Reimbursement

Please retain all receipts for use in compleiting your Associate Expense Report (AER).

Internet

Wireless access is available in the NLRC and at Central Assembly. Be prepared to operate laptops, tablets, and other electronic devices on battery power only, as access to outlets may be limited during sessions.

Facebook

In addition to communicating Pre-Field Orientation details via email, we will have an optional Facebook group for your PFO class where we will provide updated information. We will send you an invite to that group.