The weather was perfect . . . the guest speaker was exceptional . . . the setting was great . . . and the fellowship was extraordinary. All of the above statements describe last week’s annual Gathering of the Orders which was attended by approximately 250 North Alabama Conference clergy at Camp Sumatanga.
The renewal, leadership development, networking/fellowship and spiritual formation that result from our Gatherings are important to our Conference’s movement forward. Indeed they all contribute to the ultimate purpose of the Gathering which is to move us toward our vision and mission.*
Highlights from this year’s Gathering included:
Many thanks to those who planned and implemented the event, including:
Next Year: The 2016 Gathering will take place at Camp Sumatanga on October 16-18. It will feature Rev. Jorge Acevedo and a team from his church on the topic of fruitfulness.
Vision and Mission: Our intention is that everything we do in North Alabama will move us toward our vision and mission. As this happens with increased frequency we will experience renewal and transformation beyond what we can imagine.
As always, it is a privilege to serve as your bishop.
North Alabama Conference
*Vision: Spiritual Leaders Empowering Life-Giving Congregations to Transform the World
Mission: To discover, develop and deploy spiritual leaders to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.