December 2019


Friday, December 6, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Christ UMC Dayton, Ohio
God has gifted the church with equipping ministries. Apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers and evangelists are sent by Jesus to impart and activate gifts and anointings for the work of the ministry. Join us for the 8th Annual Holy Spirit Seminar, “...

Annual Reports due to Conference Secretary

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Reports due from Extension Ministries, Deacons, Medical Leave, Etc    

Five Things About Dementia from a Faith Perspective

Friday, January 17, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. An estimated 5.8 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s, and that number is climbing. How can churches respond? How can churches equip ...
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SEJ Cabinet Consultation

Monday, January 20, 2020 to Thursday, January 23, 2020
Location: Epworth By the Sea
Register now to attend the annual SEJ Cabinet Consultation at beautiful Epworth By The Sea! Come worship, fellowship and network with fellow District Superintendents and Director of Connectional Ministries Appointees. Program includes music, plenary ...
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Creativity Orlando

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 9:00 AM to Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Location: Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort
What to expect from this Leadership Nexus event: HOPE for the CHURCH from theologians, pastors and experts in creative leadership  INSIGHT into connecting with our ever changing culture  FREEDOM to dream and think outside the box about being the ...
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Winter Conference

Sunday, January 26, 2020 to Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Epworth by the Sea
Keynote Speaker: LEN WILSON, Creative Director at St. Andrew UMC, a large church in Plano, TX. He is a storyteller and expert strategist in communications and creativity in church life. After GC 2019, each church will need a clear, concise, creative ...
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Five Things for Being a Good Visitor to Someone w/Dementia

Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar
More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. An estimated 5.8 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s, and that number is climbing. How can churches respond? How can churches equip ...
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Board of Ordained Ministry Meeting

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Orientation for Full Connection membership

Friday, April 24, 2020 to Saturday, April 25, 2020
April 24-25, 2020 at Camp Bays Mountain

Beyond the Basics of Online Church

Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Online - webinar
Ready to take your online worship to the next level? Maybe you started online ministry because of Covid-19 but now you are thinking about how this ministry might reach new people when the pandemic ends? If so then join for a Good Idea Webinar taking ...
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Practical Strategies for Church-Based Community Transformation

Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:30 AM to 3:30 AM
Location: Online webinar
The global refugee crisis continues to rise at a high rate. Now there are more displaced people around the world than ever in our history. The role of the church to respond to this global crisis remains vital as ever. In this webinar, we will discuss...
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Healthy Stewardship in the Local Church

Monday, June 1, 2020 to Friday, June 5, 2020
Location: Online Course
Taught by Dr. Ann Michel, this Wesley Seminary course will consist of an Exploration of the biblical and theological basis for healthy congregational stewardship and a survey of best practices for cultivating generosity.. 1.5 CEUs Topics include: ...
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Bishop's Day With Ordinands

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Full Connection Member Orientation

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Any report or item for inclusion in the 2021 Journal must be in the hands of the Conference Secretary by this date.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 to Friday, September 17, 2021
Location: Holston Conference Center
To submit an item for inclusion please: Email: Mail:     Holston Conference Center      Attn: Conference Secretary #304     PO Box 850     Alcoa, TN 37701

2nd Corinthians: Live with Prof. N.T. Wright

Monday, August 3, 2020 11:00 AM to Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Location: Online Course
How can a church overcome deep divisions? How can you face persecution and become more resilient? How do Christian leaders 'lead' in the face of opposition from within their own congregations? These difficult questions were present for the church in ...
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Holiness in the Midst of a Pandemic

Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:00 PM to Monday, September 28, 2020 at 11:30 AM
Location: Online
We all know that our usual worship traditions this Fall will not be the same because of COVID-19. This year our worship might be virtual, in family or home gatherings, gathered outside in cars or parks or parking lots, a hybrid mix of virtual and ...

Local Pastor Licensing School

Friday, September 11, 2020 to Sunday, September 13, 2020
  Local Pastor Licensing School   We are truly excited to be sharing with you in this important endeavor. This experience, we trust, will launch a life-long journey of growing and learning in ministry in a humble spirit of fellowship and faith.  
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How to Be an Anti-Racist

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Emory University Center for Ethics presents the inaugural James W. Fowler Ethics Event—a special live webcast featuring a key voice in the conversation about race in America, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award winner, 2019 Guggenheim Fellow,...
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Elder and Deacon Written Materials Due

Monday, September 21, 2020

Leadership Institute

Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:00 AM to Friday, September 25, 2020 at 1:15 PM
Location: Online Trainnig
 Join Adam Hamilton, Bishop Michael Curry, and Ronald Heifetz and others ONLINE for 2 days of inspiration, practical ministry tools and proven strategies to strengthen your church and your own leadership. 0.6 CEUs for main event. Additional CEUs ...
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BOM Fall Meeting

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Sermon Academy for Lent

Monday, February 15, 2021 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Online
Our Lenten Sermon Academy will be led by Mandy Taylor Young, Adam Love, and Jonathan Jonas. Mandy is a clergy member of the South Carolina Conference she has served Mt. Hebron UMC in West Columbia, South Carolina and Faith UMC in Lexington, South ...

Visions of the End: Medieval and Renaissance Apocalyptic Cultures

Friday, March 5, 2021 12:30 PM to Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 1:30 PM
Location: Online
The Marco Institute’s 17th annual (virtual) symposium will explore apocalyptic themes found in medieval and Renaissance interpretations of the Book of Revelation written by John of Patmos and the end-times he predicted. Over the course of three days,...

Witness: Spiritual Leadership in Rural America

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 1:00 PM to Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 3:00 PM
Location: Online event
On June 22nd & 29th, the Rural Assembly, The On Being Project, Interfaith Youth Corps, and Faith Matters Network will come together to host a set of sessions for spiritual leaders in rural America. This two-part series is intended for rural & Native ...
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Candidacy Summit Registrations Due

Monday, December 6, 2021 to Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Candidacy Summit Holston Conference Center Alcoa, TN