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Celebrate Recovery can help churches minister to pandemic-related mental health struggles

8/18/2021

Did you know Celebrate Recovery is a ministry not just for people struggling with substance abuse, but also for people facing mental health struggles such as anxiety, depression, anger, fear and grief? In the video below, North Alabama Conference Director of Celebrate Recovery Rev. Neal Fuller explains why and how your congregation may want to consider starting this ministry now to better serve your community.


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

2/11/2021

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 and Renewing Churches Newsletter

1/28/2021

New and Renewing Churches of the North Alabama Conference has started a quarterly newsletter.  If you would like to receive future newsletters by email please click here. A Word From Our Director Have you ever heard the phrase, “New Year, New You?” This phrase is certainly appropriate for those of us who serve and lead in the local church, isn’t it? Perhaps our version of the phrase might better read like this: “New Year, New Church.” There’s no question the COVID-19 pandemic, racial ...


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

1/13/2021

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...


MissionInsite Training for beginner and advanced users to be April 2

2/26/2020

The Office of New Church Development is hosting a MissionInsite training on April 2, 2020, at the DesignLab in Huntsville. There will be two separate sessions so those who are new to MissionInsite and those who are “old pros” can both learn more about this important ministry tool. This training will be taught by Chuck Salter, President of MissionInsite. MissionInsite provides access to demographic information. It moves beyond static reports to a powerful “discovery tool” for exploration and “out...


In New Places with New Faces: Oxford First UMC

8/2/2019

The 2019 North Alabama Annual Conference theme was “Singing God’s Song in New Places with New Faces.” The Conference priority focus was New Faith Communities. Throughout Annual Conference the Conference New Church Team asked Conference members and visitors a series of questions and then answered each question through a story about a North Alabama congregation reaching new people in new ways. The final presentation posed the question “Is my church being faithful with a gift we have been given?” ...


In New Places with New Faces: Saint Junia UMC

7/26/2019

The 2019 North Alabama Annual Conference theme was “Singing God’s Song in New Places with New Faces.” The Conference priority focus was New Faith Communities. Throughout Annual Conference the Conference New Church Team asked Conference members and visitors a series of questions and then answered each question through a story about a North Alabama congregation reaching new people in new ways. The third presentation posed the question “Can this be done without God?” The team then shared the story ...


In New Places with New Faces: Houston Memorial UMC

7/19/2019

The 2019 North Alabama Annual Conference theme was “Singing God’s Song in New Places with New Faces.”  The Conference priority focus was New Faith Communities. Throughout Annual Conference the Conference New Church Team asked Conference members and visitors a series of questions and then answered each question through a story about a North Alabama congregation reaching new people in new ways.  The second presentation posed the question “Is your church waiting on God, or is God waiting on your ...


In New Places with New Faces: Hope UMC in Albertville

7/12/2019

The 2019 North Alabama Annual Conference theme was “Singing God’s Song in New Places with New Faces.”  The Conference priority focus was New Faith Communities. Throughout Annual Conference the Conference New Church Team asked Conference members and visitors a series of questions and then answered each question through a story about a North Alabama congregation reaching new people in new ways.  The first presentation posed the question was “What would your church do for the kingdom of God if ...


New Beginnings UMC charters and celebrates 6 years of ministry

3/27/2019

In 2013, a new church was birthed in the North Birmingham area by the name of New Beginnings UMC. New Beginnings is the result of a merger that took place between three historic congregations, Douglasville UMC, Mt. Pleasant UMC, and Wright’s Chapel UMC. Although these congregations had tremendous success in growth throughout their years of ministry, in recent years, they had experienced a decline in membership and financial resources. Hopeful that merging would provide a greater chance for both ...


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