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 of Saint Junia UMC. Saint Junia is a connection of house churches that is reaching people sometimes labeled "none and done." In other words, people who have either never tried church or who have given up on church.
Click the video below to watch New Church Team member Rev. John Ryberg introduce Dr. Dave Barnhart who shares Saint Junia’s story.