REGIONAL ASSEMBLY  2020

169th

Regional

Assembly

 

April 24-25th, 2020

 

Hosted by:

Vineville United Methodist Church

2045 Vineville Avenue

 Macon, GA 31204

"I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."—Ephesians 3:16-19 (NIV)

Join with Georgia Disciples of every age, ethnicity, background, experience – as we unite through Christ into one body of faith at the 169th Regional Assembly. 

EXPLORE THE 169TH REGIONAL ASSEMBLY

Pre-Assembly

Friday, April 24th

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Pre-Assembly for 2020 is focused on the needs of Clergy across the state.

Meet your Keynote Speaker

Rev. Linda McKiernan-Allen

Rev. Linda McKiernan-Allen, a life-long Disciple, currently serves God as one of the ministers of West Street Christian Church, Tipton, Indiana.  She actively engages in community connections, working with Mustard Seed (working with families struggling from poverty-induced challenges), Jubilee Christmas (providing gifts for young children of low-income families), Tipton County Ministerial Association, and Backpack Blessings (providing weekend food for elementary age children).  She is married to Dr. Ron Allen, parent of five young adults and happy "Mimi" of five pre-school children

   “LIFT: Discovering, Dialoguing, and Discerning wholeness and strength together”

-Ephesians 3:16-19  

  

Come join us for a day of discovery where we will dialogue about necessary tools for self care that will add to your journey toward wholeness and additional tools to assist in strengthening your ministry and your congregation.  We will begin with a plenary session on clergy wellness and care and then throughout the day we will have four additional Ted Talks.  Then each of you will participate in open space conversations where you will dig deeper with the facilitator and your colleagues regarding your specific thoughts and questions. This day has been designed for full engagement of all participants.  So come with your thinking caps on and let's discern where God is leading us in our movement toward loving, impactful, faithful and transforming leaders and communities of faith.

Schedule

Friday - April 24th

9:00 - 10:00 am- Plenary – Clergy Wellness and Care

                              (Rev. Linda McKiernan-Allen)

10:15 - 10:30 am - Talk – Community Mission & Ministry

                              (Rev. Chad Hyatt)

10:35 - 10:50 am - Talk – Igniting Your Passion (Dr. Deana Ervin)

11:00  – 11:15 am - Break

11:20  – 12:20 pm - Open Space Conversations (3)

12:30  - 1:15 pm- Lunch

  1:30  - 1:45 pm - Talk – The Sabbath Life (Rev. Warren Lynn)

  1:50 - 2:05 pm - Talk – The Gentle Prophet: Learning to Preach                                              from Mister Rogers  (Rev. Dr. Jarrod Longbons)

  2:10 – 2:25 pm - Break

  2:30 - 3:30 pm - Open Space Conversations (2)

MORE INFORMATION ON THE SPEAKERS FOR THE PRE-ASSEMBLY WILL BE AVAILABLE IN JANUARY OF 2020. STAY TUNED FOR MORE!

 

REGIONAL ASSEMBLY  2020

Friday Night, April 24th

Meet your Keynote Speaker

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Hale

Schedule

Friday Night - April 24th

 

3:30 – 4:30 PM – Registration and Exhibits Open 

4:30 – 5:45 PM – Opening Session and business session

6:00 – 7:30 PM – Dinner/Program 

7:45 – 9:00 PM – Opening Worship  -  Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale

9:00 PM – After Sessions

MORE INFORMATION ON THE DINNER PROGRAM FOR THE ASSEMBLY WILL BE AVAILABLE IN JANUARY OF 2020. STAY TUNED FOR MORE!

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Hale is the founder and Senior Pastor of the Ray of Hope Christian Church in Decatur, Georgia. A native of Roanoke, Virginia, Dr. Hale received a Bachelor of Arts in music from Hollins University; a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University; and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary. She holds five honorary Doctorates of Divinity and an honorary Doctor of Law degree. She is also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

As a woman of vision, Dr. Hale is revered worldwide for her leadership, integrity, and compassion. Her vision and leadership led her to establish two ministries; Elah Pastoral Ministries, Inc. and the Women in Ministry Conference, Inc.

As a recipient of numerous honors and recognitions, Dr. Hale was inducted into the African American Biographies Hall of Fame, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College, and the Atlanta Business League Women’s Hall of Fame. She is a recipient of the National Urban League’s “Women of Power” award, the Preston Taylor Living Legacy Award, the Balm in Gilead Keeper of the Flame Award, and she was recognized on Ebony Magazine’s “Power 100” list as one of the nation’s most influential African-American leaders.

Dr. Hale is a contributing writer for many books and publications. In January 2010, she authored her first book entitled, I’m A Piece of Work: Sisters Shaped by God. 

Dr. Hale presently serves on the Board of Trustees at Hollins University, she is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors at Beulah Heights University and the Vice President for the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference. During her 40 years of ministry, her ministerial gift has drawn thousands, young and old, to witness the anointing of a woman totally sold out for the Kingdom of God.

Saturday, April 25th

Meet your Keynote Speaker

Rev. Dr. Ron Allen

Schedule

Saturday - April 25th

 

8:15 - 8:45 AM – Bible Story 

8:45 -10:15 AM – Workshop Session 1

10:15 – 10:30 AM – Break

10:30 – 12:00 PM – Workshop Session 2

12:00 – 12:15 PM – Break

12:15 – 1:15 PM – Lunch

1:15 – 1:30 PM – Break

1:30 – 3:00 PM – Closing Worship – Rev. Dr. Ron Allen

FOR INFORMATION ON WORKSHOPS OFFERED, SCROLL DOWN OR CLICK HERE

Rev. Dr. Ron Allen taught preaching and Gospels and Letters at Christian Theological Seminary from 1982 to 2019. Prior to that, he and his spouse, the Reverend Linda McKiernan-Allen, were co-ministers of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Grand Island, Nebraska. He loves leading Bible studies in congregations.

 

He has published more than 40 books, most recently: I Will Tell You the Mystery: A Commentary on Preaching from the Book of Revelation (2019). Three of his books are widely used in small group studies in congregations: A Faith of Your Own: Naming What You Really Believe, Reading the New Testament for the First Time, and The Life of Jesus for Today.  He was an editor for the pioneering Preaching God’s Transforming Justice: A Commentary on the Lectionary, which comments on every reading in the lectionary and introduces 22 new Holy Days for Justice (e.g. , Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Peace in the Home, Yom haShoa, Gifts of Sexuality and Gender, Sojourner Truth Day). With O. Wesley Allen, Jr., he urges thinking of preaching as conversation, as for example, in Allen and Allen, The Sermon Without End: A Conversational Approach to Preaching.

 

Allen and his spouse have five young adult children: Canaan, Genesis, Moriah, Barek, and Sabbath, as well as five grandchildren. He and his family spent summers teaching in Zambia and Jamaica. He has also traveled in Israel, India, South Korea, Belize, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Aruba, Canada, the countries surrounding the Baltic, as well as Mexico, Spain, the Canary Islands, Uruguay, Argentina, Greece, Italy, Croatia, and Antarctica.

WORKSHOPS

You will have the opportunity to attend two amazing workshop sessions at Regional Assembly on Saturday. There are 19 workshops being offered and they are grouped into three tracks: Strength, Wholeness, and LIFT. Each track embodies an aspect of our theme this year: "LIFT - Together for Strength and Wholeness." 
Workshops will be offered in two sessions. The workshops highlighted will be offered during the 1st Workshop Session (from 8:45 am to 10:15 am). All other workshops are being held during the 2nd Workshop Session (from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm).

EXPLORE WORKSHOP TRACKS

Strength Track Workshops

Rev. Betty Brewer-Calvert

Regional Director of 

Women's Ministry

Workshop A:  

Title:   Revitalizing Women’s Ministry in the Local Church

Presenter:  Rev. Betty Brewer Calvert

Description:  This workshop is on the subject of leadership development for the Ministry of                             Disciples Women in the local church.

Rotation:  Workshop Session 1 (8:45-10:15 am)

Workshop B:

Title:  Ministry to Victims of Violence and Trauma

Presenters:  Laura and Rev. Dr. Jerry Gladson

Description:  With the rise of gun violence in churches, synagogues, mosques, shopping malls,

and schools, domestic violence and abuse, and the intensity of natural disasters, the church is often called to minister to traumatized victims of such tragedies. In this workshop, Drs. Laura and Jerry Gladson will share ways of ministry to victims of trauma, including the theological implications of such ministry.

Rotation:  Workshop Session 1 (8:45-10:15 am)

Workshop C:  

Title:   Mental Health First Aid for Adults & Youth

Presenter:  Rev. Erica Geralds

Description:  Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to help someone who is

developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses.

Rotation:  Workshop Session 2  (10:30 am -12:00 pm)

Workshop D:  

Title:  Faith in Each Other: Pastors Response to Dementia

Presenter:  Rev. Jared Wortman

Description:  What is your church to do when those in the community begin to forget names,

faces, and places? How can your church hold the memories of others? What should we do when someone has forgotten Jesus? This workshop will explore theological and pastoral responses to dementia in your congregation. The overarching goal of this session is to think about what it means to value and dignify others regardless of their cognitive condition or capacity.

Rotation:  Workshop Session 2  (10:30 am -12:00 pm)

 

 

 

Workshop E:  

Title:  Understanding Ministry to Children (For Parents & Children)

Presenter:  Rev. Dr. Gloria McCall

Description:  This seminar will give information on the historical role of children in the

advancement of the gospel message. Can we point to any evidence of God using children? This information will cover various denominations as well as the Disciples of Christ. Class will explore thoughts such as: Where does the church universal and DOC stand on the ministry of children? How do we build spiritual champions of our children without sharing with them the power of the God we teach about and serve. Our children are exposed to the supernatural in many aspect of their lives, but often the teachings of the biblical story is only storytelling without supernatural power. Let's keep the story and find out that it is simple and easy to include the working mighty power of our God, children are waiting to see it, hear it and feel it. In this seminar you can test the waters on expanding your own paradigm of the ministry OF children.

Rotation:  Workshop Session 2  (10:30 am -12:00 pm)

Workshop F:  

Title:  Mining Trust and Love in Community

Presenter:  Rev. Wilma Zalabak

Description:  A review, with interactive exercises, of my D.Min. Project, entitled, "Mining for Trust

and Love in Community . . . with Listening and Preaching as Tools." Memorable "Aha" moments shared feel like and inspire love. The mere listening that is taught here bridges generational gaps. Part of explaining the value of mere listening is to focus on how Christ listened and listens. Better listening and better preaching while listening is one step toward transforming whole communities.

Rotation:  Workshop Session 2  (10:30 am -12:00 pm)

Rev. Jerry Gladson, PhD

Minister Emeritus, FCC Marietta &

Laura Gladson, EdD

Licensed Psychologist

Rev. Erica D. Geralds

Licensed Professional Counselor

GA Mental Health Initiative

Rev. Jared Wortman

Associate Minister

Peachtree Christian Church

Rev. Dr. Gloria McCall

Minister of Children

Ray of Hope

Rev. Wilma Zalabak

Senior Minister

FCC Marietta

Wholeness Track Workshops

Rev. Nick Chambers

Associate Minister

Peachtree Christian Church

Workshop G:

Title:   Contemplative Prayer: Wholeness Amidst Fragmentation

Presenter:  Rev. Nick Chambers

Description:  This workshop is an introduction to contemplative prayer as it is understood and

practiced in the great Christian tradition. The practice of contemplation has been essential to Christian history and is being rediscovered in many ways and places, even if under the moniker of mindfulness or meditation. Our movement as Disciples toward wholeness amidst fragmentation is not only external but internal. The social and the spiritual are inseparable. The “fragmented world” is reflected within each soul. Contemplation guides us from that fragmentation into the wholeness of God’s love, which is also reflected in each of us. Drawing especially on the more recent work of writers and guides like Martin Laird and Thomas Keating, we will explore the practice of contemplative prayer within the context of congregational and ministerial life.

Rotation:  Workshop Session 1 (8:45-10:15 am)

Workshop H:

Title:  Our Church Isn’t Ready

Presenters:  Rev. Dr. Diane Bales, Byron Wells, James Brewer-Calvert

Description:  Your church isn’t ready to become Open & Affirming? Perfect! What better time to

build community and increase your gifts of hospitality? Your church already welcomes LGBTQ people and doesn't need to do more? There's always more welcome to offer! Everybody in your congregation already knows that LGBTQ people are welcome? Great! Now it's time to expand the welcome mat from just outside your door into your community. We have found that the Open & Affirming Process becomes a community building experience by expanding congregational welcome and guiding our journeys to vital ministries of grace. Come learn more from the AllianceQ Open & Affirming Ministry Team in Georgia. We are Georgia-based Disciples ministers and laity who provide leadership for congregations and campus ministries that are Open & Affirming. We seek to support and encourage your process of discernment, which is vital. This workshop will share why the process is important, what the process might look like in your location, the resources and supports to help you along the journey, and how you can widen the welcome mat in your sacred setting, even if you’re not sure you’re ready.

Rotation:  Workshop Session 1 (8:45-10:15 am)

Workshop I:  

Title:   The Sabbath Life

Presenter:  Rev. Warren Lynn

Description:  COMING SOON

Rotation:  Workshop Session 1 (8:45-10:15 am)

Workshop J:  

Title: Covenanting Congregations- Growing a Healthy Congregational Culture

Presenter:  Evan Junker

Description:  Does your congregation have a method of resolving concerns, conflicts,

disagreements, and hurt feelings in a way that strengthens relationships? Is there an explicit understanding of what the congregation’s commitment is to its members? Or what member’s commitments are to the congregation? Good news! We are a covenantal faith and God has modeled a way for us to exist in relationship with each other. Using a Congregational Covenant model, congregations can establish and celebrate a culture of direct communication, healthy conflict resolution, personal growth, and interdependence. Together we will explore how this process works, how to ground it in Christ’s teachings, and how it is helping congregations grow and thrive in a faith-rooted manner. This interactive workshop will include a congregational self-assessment, exploration of current practices, and an overview of how congregational covenants can encourage growth while strengthening our bonds in good and bad times. Participants will leave with a resource list, an understanding of how to engage their congregation in this work, and sample works for reference.

Rotation:  Workshop Session 1 (8:45-10:15 am)

 

Workshop K:  

Title:  Whole Church Funding:  Disciples Mission Fund 101

Presenter:  Rev. Justin Floyd

Description:  An overview of Disciples Mission Fund, what it does, how it works, and why it's

important for our churches to participate. Emphasis will be placed on how the region of Georgia benefits from DMF and its success.

Rotation:  Workshop Session 2  (10:30 am -12:00 pm)

Workshop L:  

Title:  Strength & Wholeness in Preparation

Presenter:  Sandra Lilly

Description:  A workshop about showing strength, leadership and love to your family/loved ones

and easing their pain by having wills, advanced directives, powers of attorney, in place.

Rotation:  Workshop Session 2  (10:30 am -12:00 pm)

Rev. Dr. Diane Bales

Disciples on Campus

Associate Professor at UGA

Rev. Warren Lynn

Executive Minister for Christian Vocations

Disciples Home Missions

Evan Junker

Non-Profit Strategic Consultant

Senior Organizational Specialist

Reach Our Goals

Rev. Justin Floyd

Senior Minister - FCC Athens

General Board Representative

Sandra Lilly

Attorney at Law

Peachtree Corners Christian Church

LIFT Track Workshops

Rev. Carole Devine

Minister of Green Chalice

Disciples Home Missions

Workshop M:

Title:   The Green Chalice

Presenter:  Rev. Carole Devine

Description:  This workshop is an introduction to environmentally sustaining ministry work.

The purpose of the Green Chalice Program is to encourage and assist local congregations/DOC Offices and Assemblies who wish to live out their faith by caring for creation. This program is designed to recognize congregations for being good stewards of God’s creation. It also aims to empower congregations/assemblies with ideas and resources to enable them to walk gently on the earth.

Rotation:  Workshop Session 1 (8:45-10:15 am)

Workshop N:

Title:  Return to “Why” – Reassessing and Reapplying your Values and Beliefs

Presenters:  Pastor Terrell McTyre

Description:  This workshop will help clergy and lay-leaders evaluate the principles on which

their ministry is built upon. As doing ministry is different in 2020, how can we shape our values and mission to meet the need of our respective local context.

Rotation:  Workshop Session 1 (8:45-10:15 am)

Workshop O:  

Title:   Tent or Temple

Presenter:  Rev. Craig Walls

Description:  Most of our buildings for worship and ministry are too old, too big, outdated, and

often in the wrong location. Buildings can also be a source of conflict and frustration in the life of our congregations. This workshop will explore the difference between the Tent and the Temple in ancient Israel and how that history can inform our work today in the church. We will explore how we can become a church that once again has the power to comprehend the breadth and length and height and depth of God. And perhaps more importantly, how do we become a Church that is full of the power of the Spirit of God.

Rotation:  Workshop Session 1 (8:45-10:15 am)

Workshop P:  

Title:  Church Communication Strategies

Presenter:  Kia Smith

Description:  Church communication strategies through web design, social media usage, orders

of worship, and general ways of communicating inside and outside of the church.

Rotation:  Workshop Session 1 (8:45-10:15 am)

 

Workshop Q:  

Title:  Discipline of Spiritual Formation

Presenter:  Rev. Byron Wells

Description:  COMING SOON

Rotation:  Workshop Session 2  (10:30 am -12:00 pm)

Workshop R:  

Title:  A Faith of Your Own

Presenter:  Rev. Dr. Ron Allen

Description: This workshop is on the subject of the importance of being clear about what a

person believes, identifying a range of options for what we can believe, and how we might go about deciding.

Rotation:  Workshop Session 2  (10:30 am -12:00 pm)

Workshop S:  

Title: Church Lessons: What We Wish Someone Had Told Us About Christ's Church

Presenter:  Rev. Dr. James Brewer Calvert & Rev. Tom Edmondson

Description: What have I gotten myself into?! Clergy and laity, long-time saints and newcomers

to the church often find themselves surprised by what they (we) discover, uncover and recover when we yoke ourselves with a congregation. Tom and James have found that their seminary educations lacked some key aspects which might have been helpful in their role as servant leaders. They've also listened as church members and friends shared their own revelatory encounters with the sacred and the scary. Come, we'll share stories, insights, and wisdom-borne-of -experience, all intended to help us thrive in the Body of Christ.

Rotation:  Workshop Session 2  (10:30 am -12:00 pm)

Pastor Terrell McTyer

Minister of New Church Strategies

Christian Church (DOC)

Rev. Craig Walls

Building and Capital Services Advisor

Disciples Church Extension Fund

Kia Smith

Communications Director 

Peachtree Christian Church

Rev. Byron Wells

Senior Minister

Chestnut Ridge Christian Church

Rev. Dr. Ron Allen

Professor of Preaching and Gospels and Letters Emeritus

Christian Theological Seminary

Rev. Dr. James Brewer-Calvert

Senior Pastor

FCC Decatur

Rev. Tom Edmondson

Senior Pastor

FCC of Atlanta in Tucker

MORE INFORMATION ON SPEAKERS AND WORKSHOPS WILL BE POSTED AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE

Nursery and children's programming with hold the same schedule as the Assembly schedules for Friday Night and Saturday. Please pick your children up for meal times.

Nursery & Children's Programming

"Worship and Wonder"

with Rev. Dr. Gloria McCall

Nursery and child care will be available for Pre-Assembly attendees on Friday, April 24th.

The Nursery will provide care and wonder for your infants and toddlers.

Children in Pre-K through 5th grade will attend children's programming.

NOTICE TO PARENTS / GUARDIANS:   All children should be properly registered for Pre-Assembly and/or Regional Assembly. All participants under 18 years of age must be registered by a parent or legal guardian. Emergency Medical Release Forms and Medical Information Forms should be completed for each minor and signed by the parent or legal guardian. By registering your youth for this event, you acknowledge that photos may be taken of you and/or your children and posted on the Regional Website, on the Region's social media pages and/ or used and printed for future promotions or publications. 

MORE INFORMATION ON PROGRAMMING WILL BE POSTED AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE

Youth Programming

(for 6th-12th graders)

Youth Lock-in

at Camp Christian

 

Friday, April 24 at 9:00 pm -

Saturday April 25 at 12:00 pm

 

During this Regional lock-in at Camp Christian, we’ll learn some ways we can spread God’s love through the world, all while we hang out and enjoy seeing old friends and making new ones at our favorite place to be!

 

Transportation will be provided from Vineville United Methodist to Camp Christian and back.

NOTICE TO PARENTS / GUARDIANS:   All children should be properly registered for Pre-Assembly and/or Regional Assembly. All participants under 18 years of age must be registered by a parent or legal guardian. Emergency Medical Release Forms and Medical Information Forms should be completed for each minor and signed by the parent or legal guardian. By registering your youth for this event, you acknowledge that photos may be taken of you and/or your children and posted on the Regional Website, on the Region's social media pages and/ or used and printed for future promotions or publications. 

MORE INFORMATION ON PROGRAMMING WILL BE POSTED AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE

Hotel Accommodations

NOTICE TO PARTICIPANTS:   You may choose to book lodging at any facility of your choice. We have obtained a guaranteed discount room block rate at two local hotels. Both locations are owned and operated by Marriott Hotels International. Due to three other major conferences occurring locally during the same weekend, space is limited. Please review each hotel option and use the links below to make your reservation by the deadline or rooms will be released to the public at regular rates. When reserving rooms by phone, let them know you are with the Christian Church in Georgia for the promotional rate.

Courtyard Macon by Marriott

3990 Sheraton Drive

 Macon, Georgia 31210 

(478) 477-8899

$114 per night plus taxes

Start Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020

End Date: Monday, April 27, 2020

Last Day to Book: Friday, March 27, 2020

 

Rooms available

   Thursday, 4/23/19:     King Beds          Qty: 20

                                         2 Queen Beds   Qty: 5

   Friday, 4/24/19:          King Beds          Qty: 45

                                         2 Queen Beds   Qty: 5

 

 

 

Visit the hotel's website to research accommodation:

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mcnga-courtyard-macon/

Residence Inn by Marriott

3900 Sheraton Drive

 Macon, Georgia 31210 

(478) 475-4280

$129 per night plus taxes

Start Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020

End Date: Monday, April 27, 2020

Last Day to Book: Friday, March 27, 2020

 

Rooms available

    Check-in date

   Thursday, 4/23/19:     Studio Suite           Qty: 10

                                         1 Bedroom Suite   Qty: 10

   Friday, 4/24/19:           Studio Suite           Qty: 10

                                         1 Bedroom Suite   Qty: 10

 

 

Visit the hotel's website to research accommodation:

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mcnri-residence-inn-macon/

Registration and Payments: Deadline March 31st

Make Payment

using PayPal

PRE-ASSEMBLY REGISTRATION FEES

           Pre-assembly                                $20.00

ASSEMBLY REGISTRATION FEES

Adult                                               $50.00

Student (College or Seminary)   $45.00

Senior (65 years +)                       $45.00

Host Churches (Members)         $45.00

Nursery Care                                  $0.00

Children’s Program                      $10.00

Youth Program                             $30.00

MEALS

Friday Lunch                                 $12.00

Friday Dinner                                $15.00

Saturday Lunch                            $12.00

Paper Forms and checks or money orders can be mailed to:

Christian Church in Georgia

2370 Vineville Avenue

Macon GA 31204

NOTICE TO REGISTRANTS:   Payment is not automatic when registering online. You must return to this page and use the PayPal button in the green box above to make payment or send your check or money order to the Regional Office. If you have any problems with registration or PayPal, contact the Regional Office at 478-743-8649 or email Jennifer at jennifer@gadisciples.org.

Exhibits & Advertising

Exhibit Tables

The Regional Assembly Program Planning Committee of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Georgia welcomes you and the staff of your ministry to register for the upcoming 169th Regional Assembly and invites you to host a display on behalf of your ministry.

 

The display exhibits will be set up on the evening of Thursday, April 23rd at the church. We are hoping to have exhibits displaying regional ministries, community agencies, General Church, books, arts and crafts, partner ministries, and others. See the form below this invitation.

 

The purpose of the display is to present information about the nature of your ministry, its relationship to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and how Disciples can interact with your ministry.  About 200 persons are expected to attend the Regional Assembly and will have the ability to peruse displays between sessions.

 

If you would like to represent your ministry with a display at the Regional Assembly, please see the attached guideline and checklist documents and respond with the appropriate information by March 15, 2020 to Jennifer Saunders, jennifer@gadisciples.org. You may also direct questions to Regional Minister, Denise Bell denise.bell@gadisciples.org, 478-262-3361.

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Your ministry is responsible for its own travel arrangements and costs.  Persons staffing the display are expected to register as Assembly participants. 

 

We eagerly look forward to your participation at Assembly!  Our assembly theme is, LIFT: Together for strength and wholeness” (Eph 3:16-19).  It will be an exciting opportunity to connect Georgia Disciples to the work of ministries like yours which are already active as “mission specialists” within the greater Church.  In doing so, we hope to spark the interest and imagination of individuals and of the Region’s churches so that through their future efforts we fulfill God’s vision for our lives and the church   

Program Advertising

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Advertisement in the Regional Assembly Program

Are you an active and/or growing business, ministry, or group in the State of Georgia; or you may be a part of our General Church ministries? Would you like to get your contact information into the hands of people from across the state? Here is your opportunity! Every two years, clergy, leaders, and members of 53 congregations across the Region come together to share an experience or learning and fellowship. You can be a part of that experience and give them more resources that they can take back to their congregations!  Please sponsor an advertisement in our Regional Assembly Program Booklet promoting your service or ministry.  Grow your client base, build a broader service area, or network, and let Georgia know you are ready to serve! It’s simple as 1-2-3-4:

  1. Select your size:  Full Page = $125.00,  Half Page = $75.00        Quarter Page = $50.00,  Business Card (1/8) = $25.00

  2. Design your advertisement and save it as a PDF or image file.

  3. Use the online form below to submit your finished advertisement or send it by email to webmaster@gadisciples.org by March 1st, 2020 with “Program Ad” in the subject line.

  4. Make your payment by using PayPal on the Regional Assembly Page under the Advertising section or mail your check or money order to: Christian Church in Georgia, 2370 Vineville Ave., Macon GA 31204.

That’s it!  Your advertisement is in our program book at the Regional Assembly circulated over the entire state!  The deadline for submission is March 1st, so order your spot today!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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