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inspiration and tools

Your Annual Conference Design Team listened to your feedback from last year and has created time and space for you:

  • To experience true connection with one another,
  • to participate in powerful collective worship, and
  • to leave inspired and with the tools you need to build effective disciple-making systems in your own context.

At the conference, we are joining a movement called “See All The People,” moving toward organic, authentic and consistent relationships that intentionally make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Informal videos our team put together to provide you with more detail about opportunities that will be available this year: 

True Connection Powerful Collective Worship  |  Inspiration and Tools

Learning Team Member, Jeff Streszoff
Jeff Streszoff from the Annual Conference Learning Team explains how learning sessions will work this year at annual conference.

What Is See All The People? 
(video courtesy of Discipleship Ministries)



Inspired and with tools in hand

Rev. Dotson will follow up the opening worship service with teaching sessions for both the clergy and laity as we move deeper into the process of shaping discipleship systems in our churches. He will challenge us to think about what this can mean for our neighborhoods.

Bishop McAlilly will lead the Laity Session along with other lay and clergy leaders. During this time, the laity will be trained and practice the tools that they will share with their clergy leaders on Thursday during lunch.

Link to Learning Tools

Learning sessions on Wednesday and Thursday will allow more time to consider your local context and apply what you’re learning locally. The sessions include conversations with the other delegates from your church and neighboring churches and allow time for clergy and laity to learn together, laying the groundwork for shared leadership in your congregations.

It is especially important to attend the Learning Session with Lunch on Thursday and the District Gathering with Dinner on Thursday. Both of these are opportunities for us to leave Annual Conference with tools in hand to make disciples of Jesus in powerful and fresh ways.