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September 14 EVOLVE event to focus on maximizing hybrid worship experiences for online and in-person audiences


Over the last year the Bishop and Cabinet, New and Renewing Churches, Multicultural Ministries and the Board of Ordained Ministry have sponsored a series of continuing education opportunities called EVOLVE. These online sessions are designed to provide powerful tools, information, and resources to help the clergy and laity of the North Alabama Conference to courageously lead into a future we cannot yet imagine. They feature top-notch leaders presenting through the Zoom platform. The next EVOLVE ...

World Methodist Council offers young adult scholarships to the 2022 World Methodist Conference


The World Methodist Council 22nd World Methodist Conference will be held August 10-14, 2022, in Gothenberg, Sweden. Youth and young adults are invited to participate in this global gathering of the Methodist-Wesleyan family representing the 134 member countries and 80 denominations of Methodists and Uniting Churches. The Conference, held every five years in a different part of the world, will include more than 2,000 people with a diversity of gender, age, and laity/clergy. It will be an ...

Update: EVOLVE 2021 March 2 all-day seminar "Digital Strategies Masterclass” now being offered for only $5 per person


Special Offer FLASH SALE:  $5 Don't miss out! A special highlight for 2021 is an all-day workshop led by Tony Morgan and team entitled “Digital Strategies Masterclass.” One thing that church leaders have learned the hard way through this pandemic is that we truly can reach people and make disciples of Christ by expanding our digital outreach. Returning by popular demand to the North Alabama Conference, Tony Morgan (author of The Unstuck Church and popular podcast "The Unstuck Church”) is ...

New Church Development to offer four workshops designed to help you do something new in 2021


It’s a New Year! It’s time to do new things! New Church of the North Alabama Conference has four workshops designed to help you do something new in 2021. New Church desires to partner with you and is providing this training at the low cost of $25 per workshop for individuals or $100 for church staffs (invite as many team members as you would like). You select which pricing model works best for you. Please note: *Due to Covid-19, all trainings will be via Zoom.*   Workshop 1: Steeple to Street: A...

EVOLVE continuing education series designed to equip courageous leaders in the new normal


The COVID-19 pandemic means we are living in a new normal and we need new tools to reach people for Christ. In order to help equip North Alabama church leaders for this new normal, Bishop Wallace-Padgett, the Cabinet, Ethnic Ministries, New Church and the Board of Ordained Ministry are sponsoring an online continuing education opportunity designed to provide powerful tools, information and resources to help North Alabama Conference clergy and laity courageously lead into a future we cannot yet ...

2nd Alabama Methodist Lawyers’ Forum to be held March 28, 2019


The North Alabama Conference and the Alabama-West Florida Conference are jointly sponsoring the 2nd Alabama Methodist Lawyers’ Forum on March 28, 2019, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Forum will be held at First United Methodist Church in Montgomery. A free continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.   This event is a “win-win” for the lawyers in your churches. The lawyers get 6 FREE hours of CLE credit (1/2 the annual requirement), including the required one hour for Ethics CLE. They also ...

The United Methodist Foundation to launch Foundation Leadership Series with “The Five Things You Need to Set Up a Successful Spring!” event on April 4


The United Methodist Foundation is launching the Foundation Leadership Series as a way to share concrete, practical and fresh ideas to help church leaders set up their churches to be better.   The initial installment of The Foundation Leadership Series will be April 4, 2018,  at the United Methodist Center in Birmingham and will feature Dr. Ron Martoia.  Ron is an internationally known leadership development expert. He has spoken several times to gatherings in the North Alabama Conference on ...

Conference on Baby Boomer Spirituality will be Feb. 25, 2017


On Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, Vestavia Hills UMC will host a Conference entitled Baby Boomer Spirituality — From John Wesley to John Lennon. The day will feature keynote speaker Craig Kennet Miller, Director of Congregational Development at Discipleship Ministries, a general agency of The United Methodist Church.  A specialist in generational studies, Miller has written numerous books including Baby Boomer Spirituality; NextChurch.Now; iKids: Parenting in the Digital Age; and is co-editor of ...

All Sons & Daughters tour coming to Birmingham on Nov. 14, 2016


On Monday, November 14, 2016, Canterbury UMC will host a concert by Nashville's All Sons & Daughters. Part of the Poets & Saints tour the event starts at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Just released in September, All Sons & Daughters' fourth full-length album,Poets & Saints (Integrity Music) helps create an epic journey into the lives and stories of a handful of Christ-followers God used to wake up the world.   Special guests include songwriter, modern-day hymn writer, and record producer ...

Time is running out to register for the United Methodist Lawyers' Forum


The United Methodist Lawyers' Forum will be at Asbury UMC in Birmingham on Thursday, September 22, 2016. The event is jointly sponsored by the North Alabama and Alabama-West Florida Conferences of the United Methodist Church. The forum, which is free to all United Methodist attorneys in both Conferences, has been approved for CLE credits in Alabama and Florida. The following credits have been approved: 7.0 CLEs available to Florida Lawyers (including 1 hour Ethics); 6.0 CLEs available to Alabama...

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