AC 15 Tentative Schedule

The 2015 North Alabama Annual Conference will be a 48-hour worship experience during which participants hear reports, conduct business, experience times of learning and share testimonies of ministry. The flow of the three days will lead participants through the movements of a worship service: Call to Worship; Proclamation; Response and Sending Forth.

Sunday, May 31

2 p.m.   Express Registration Opens (Front Patio of Bill Battle Coliseum)
2:30 p.m.   ATEM Gathering (United Methodist Center Chapel)
3 p.m.   Annual Conference Orientation (Munger Auditorium)
3:30 p.m   Kids’ Camp Opens (Harbert Building, First Floor)

Call to Worship: Called by God to a Common Ministry All people are called by God into a common ministry. The call is recognized and celebrated in the community of faith through the sacrament of baptism.

4 p.m.   Opening Session & Worship, Bishop Watson Preaching (Bill Battle Coliseum)
4:30 p.m.   Cafeteria Opens for Dinner (Norton Center)
7 p.m.   Laity Session (Bill Battle Coliseum)
Clergy Executive Session (Munger Auditorium)
Clergy Spouse Gathering (Admission Welcome Center)

Monday, June 1

6:30 a.m.   Cafeteria Opens for Breakfast (Norton Center) Health Screenings until 9:30 a.m. (United Methodist Center)
7 a.m.   Registration Opens (Theater Lobby) Special Breakfasts (Norton Center)
8 a.m.   Kids’ Camp Opens (Harbert Building, First Floor)

Proclamation: Nurtured in Community The call to ministry is nurtured in community and God’s people bear fruit. We recognize and celebrate the nurturing community through the sacrament of holy communion.

8:30 a.m.  Plenary Session 1 (Bill Battle Coliseum)

  • Worship with Communion
  • Nurturing Leadership in the Wesleyan Tradition - Dr. Chilcote
  • Business and Ministry Testimonies

9 a.m.  Youth Battle of the Bands (Munger Auditorium)
11:30 a.m.  Cafeteria Opens for Lunch (Norton Center)
Noon  Laity Luncheon and other Special Luncheons (Norton Center)

Response: The Community Nurtures the Call to Spiritual Leadership God calls spiritual leaders for the community. We recognize and celebrate their call to serve and honor their Godly work among us. We encourage persons who re hearing such a call to respond faithfully.

2 p.m.   Memorial Service (Bill Battle Coliseum)
3 p.m.   Plenary Session 2 (Bill Battle Coliseum)

  • Leadership Conversations with Bishop Wallace-Padgett & Bishop Watson
  • Business and Ministry Testimonies

4:30 p.m.   Cafeteria Opens for Dinner (Norton Center)
5 p.m.   ARMS Gathering (Norton Center)
7:30 p.m.   Service of Ordination, Commissioning, and Licensing, Bishop Wallace-Padgett Preaching (Canterbury UMC)

Tuesday, June 2

6:30 a.m.   Cafeteria Opens for Breakfast (Norton Center) Health Screenings until 9:30 a.m. (United Methodist Center)
7 a.m.   Registration Opens (Theater Lobby) Special Breakfasts (Norton Center)
8 a.m.   Kids’ Camp Opens (Harbert Building, First Floor)

Sending Forth: Into the World to Bear Fruit for Jesus Christ Spiritual leaders are sent to plant and nurture communities of faith. With their communities, these leaders go into the world to bear fruit for Jesus Christ.

8:30 a.m.  Plenary Session 3

  • Nurturing Leadership in the Wesleyan Tradition - Dr. Chilcote
  • Business and Ministry Testimonies

11:30 a.m.  Cafeteria Opens for Lunch (Norton Center) Noon Special Lunches (Norton Center)
1:30 p.m.  Plenary Session 4 (Bill Battle Coliseum)

  • Leadership Conversations with Bishop Wallace-Padgett & Bishop Watson
  • Business and Ministry Testimonies

3:30 p.m.  Closing and Sending Forth Service, Bishop Watson Preaching (Bill Battle Coliseum)

Discover, Develop and Deploy Spiritual Leaders to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.