Montgomery-Opelika District Conference

Montgomery-Opelika District Conference
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM

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St. James UMC
9045 Vaughn Road
Montgomery, AL 36117

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The Montgomery-Opelika District Conference and Training Event will be held Sunday, January 27, 2019, at St. James United Methodist Church (9045 Vaughn Road, Montgomery) from 3-5 p.m. central time.  All district clergy and laity are invited to participate as we attend to the business of the district and learn more about fruitful and effective ministry. 
Please see below for the schedule and the breakout topics. 

3:00        Opening Devotion and District Conference
               Election of District Officers, Setting of District Budget, Adoption of District Strategy
3:30        Refreshments and Fellowship
3:45        Breakout Session 1
4:30        Breakout Session 2

Breakout Topics (Each breakout will be presented at both sessions.)
Communities of Transformation:
Moving Families from Surviving to Thriving
Jennifer Lancaster, Montgomery Area Site Coordinator, Communities of Transformation
Friendship and Poverty:
Serving with Our Neighbors, Building Relationships that Matter
Rev. Lisa Pierce, Executive Director and Founder, Alabama Rural Ministry
Meaningful Meetings:
How to Lead a Fruitful Meeting that People Want to Attend
Dr. Jeff Wilson, District Superintendent, The Montgomery-Opelika District
Ministry Partnerships to the Ends of the Earth:
Hurricane Michael Recovery & Teaming with Tanzania
Susan Hunt, Director of Mission and Advocacy, The Alabama-West Florida Conference
Ministry To and With Youth: 
Trends and Traits of the Next Generation
Rev. Browning Wood, Associate Pastor of Youth and Evangelism, St. James United Methodist Church
Radical Hospitality:
The Do’s and Don’ts of Welcoming Your Neighbor
Celeste Eubanks, Director of Leadership Strategies, The Alabama-West Florida Conference
The Basics of Single Board Governance:
The What, Why, When, and How of a Simplified Church Structure
Rev. Ashley Davis, Director of Connectional Ministries, The Alabama-West Florida Conference