May 17-18

It’s good to belong to something bigger…

A movement. A church that is engaging and challenging the communities around it and giving hands and feet to God’s call to go and make disciples everywhere. Annual Conference is your opportunity to be part of this bigger story – to share your story and share in the stories of others ministering throughout Southern California.

It’s good to belong to something bigger…

A movement. A church that is engaging and challenging the communities around it and giving hands and feet to God’s call to go and make disciples everywhere. Annual Conference is your opportunity to be part of this bigger story – to share your story and share in the stories of others ministering throughout Southern California.

May 17-18

Schedule

We have an incredible event planned with opportunities to learn more about the Southern California conference and be part of shaping what we do together. Each group session includes worship and an important keynote that will help you in your ministry work.

Friday
10:00am WELL Conference
Foothill Community Church with breakfast at 9am
12:30pm Check-In
1:00pm Welcome
1:30pm

Break-Out Sessions
View available sessions…

5:00pm Release for Dinner
6:30pm Ordination Service
8:30pm Reception
Saturday
8:30am Check-In
Continental Breakfast
9:00am Session 1
10:00am Break
10:15am Session 2
12:00pm Release for Lunch
2:00pm Session 3
3:45pm Break
4:00pm Session 4
5:00pm Dismiss

Locations

Azusa Pacific University

901 East Alosta Avenue
Azusa, CA 91702

1) Parking
2) Upper Turner Campus Center
3) Cougar Walk
4) Wynn Academic Center
5) Wilden Hall

APU provides free on-campus parking in Lot A for attendees of Annual Conference 2019.

Break-Out Sessions

Expand and energize your ministry with these Friday afternoon (1:30pm) break-out sessions. From training for ministerial candidates to sessions for church leaders serving on boards and committees, there is a session for every attendee.

 

CONEXIÓN PASTORAL 2019

Cómo podemos nosotros, como pastores y líderes, mantenernos conectados y fructificar al Señor? Los pastores Refugio Sanchez, Leo Gonzales y Juan Carlos Arévalo presentarán un recorrido en profundidad de tres horas diseñado para profundizar nuestro compromiso con nuestros valores fundamentales como Metodistas Libres; (1) Gracia expresada a través del amor, (2) Santidad expresada a través de la transformación, y (3) Efectividad a través de discípulos equipados y comprometidos.

Establishing a Multiplication Mindset: Disciples, Leaders, Groups, and Churches.

Larry W., John Hansen, and Brian Warth will present a three-hour in depth track designed to deepen our commitment in creating healthy and growing ministries through embracing a Multiplication Mindset. The vision of the FMC specifically identifies that we must multiply at every level of ministry (disciples, leaders, groups, churches, and conferences). We would like to break the scarcity mentality that seems to persist in suggesting that Free Methodist churches can’t grow. Collectively these three leaders have demonstrated through spirit-filled leadership that it is both right and good to maintain an expectation that the things of God are designed to grow and thrive. (Translation available)

Resourcing the Mission: Leading and Serving on Church Boards and Committees.

Hal Conklin, Randy Goetz, and John Rittenhouse will present a three-hour in depth track to provide essential training for Local Church Board members and conference Board and Committee members to understand the roles, expectations, best practices, and unique functions of this type of service in furthering the mission of the church. The scope will include the local board’s role in leadership development of ministry candidates and local ministers within our system.

Multiplying our Voice: Addressing Justice in our World.

Kristy Hinds and Liz Cornell will lead attendees in this interactive, reflective, and educational breakout on justice, marginalization, and equity. Attendees will join a guided conversation as leaders address and define social justice issues, growing awareness, shifting expectations, what recent movements we see prevalent in the news and social media tell us about persistent corruption within systems and power structures. Leaders will focus on our theological values as Wesleyan/Free Methodists helping us to be people who engage with kingdom purpose.

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