Conference Vision: Every church challenged and equipped to grow more disciples of Jesus Christ by taking risks and changing lives.
1) New Congregations
2) Natural Church Development
3) Effective Leadership
4) Empowering a New Generation
Annual Conference 2012 Emphasis: The Value of the Connection
All reports submitted for publication in the Journal Volume 1 (Pre-Conference Book) for 2012 and for subsequent publication in the Journal Volume 2 2012 should be submitted no later than Wednesday, February 1, 2012, as a Microsoft Word Document and attached in an email to the following email address:
Include "Pre-Conference Report" in the subject line and request a "read receipt" to ensure delivery.
All Petitions and Resolutions must also be submitted no later than Wednesday, February 1, 2012 per our Conference Standing Rules (See Call to Mission and Ministry para 8.1 (f) ). Petitions and resolutions should be submitted as a Microsoft Word Document and attached in an email to the Conference Secretary at the following email addresses:
Include "Petitions and Resolutions" in the subject line and request a "read receipt" to ensure delivery.
All reports received are included in the Pre-Conference Booklet at the discretion of the Director of Connectional Ministries and/or the Conference Secretary. Any reports received after the report deadline will be received at the discretion of the Director of Connectional Ministries and/or the Conference Secretary due to publishing requirements.
In your report this year, please specifically address how your board, agency, committee, team, ministry, mission, or institution is helping the annual conference achieve its vision (stated above) and how your group benefits from or adds value to our United Methodist connectional system in North Alabama. As we return to the campus of Birmingham-Southern College for Annual Conference this year, we will be celebrating Christ's work through our family of United Methodists, a family reunion of sorts. Your report should include how your group functions, serves and thrives in that family.
You may ask for a review of your report if it is submitted to the above email address prior to the deadline. If it is deemed not to meet the guidelines, the review will indicate specific reasons and you will have an opportunity to re-submit. The review will include a deadline for re-submission.
Any reports not received by the deadline may be considered for inclusion in the registration packet at the discretion of the Director of Connectional Ministries and/or the Conference Secretary and, if approved, will require 1,500 copies and assistance in stuffing the registration packets on May 24, 2012, at the United Methodist Center.
Thank you for your service and faithfulness in ministry. If you have any questions regarding these reports, please email or call us.
Sherill Clontz, Conference Secretary and Superintendent Cheaha District
firstname.lastname@example.org or (205) 226-7960
Linda Holland, Director of Connectional Ministries
email@example.com or (205) 226-7954