The theme of Winter Conference 2017 was “Behold What Comes.” Throughout the week, mini-talks focused on making healthy disciples, which lead to healthy leaders, which lead to new works and healthy churches. John+ and Anne Coles talked about the Kingship of Jesus in their plenary talks and what that looks like today. We heard from our international partners and celebrated together as five deacons were ordained.
Photos and videos of these highlights and more from Winter Conference 2017, #behold2017, are included below.
Prayer and Healing Training
More than 40 people came early to Winter Conference to participate in a Prayer and Healing training led by Matt+ Kessler, Dave+ Larlee, and Hunter Mobley.
+Philip Jones, our Apostolic Vicar, opened Winter Conference 2017 with reflections on the conversion of Saint Paul.
During our opening worship service, we also had a special moment honoring Archbishop Yong, who retired from the College of Consultors this year.
John+ and Anne Coles
Three sets of mini-talks were given taking a deeper look at making disciples, raising healthy leaders, and moving into new works.
Dave+ Larlee: Culture of Invitation
Caleb+ Miller: (Re)formed in Worship
Ryan Flanigan and Nelson+ Koscheski: Liturgical Folk
Tongua Williams: Relational Connection
+Philip Jones: Developing Healthy Leaders
+Todd Atkinson: Raising Up Leaders From Your Midst
Allen+ Hughes: Anglican Leadership Initiative
+Gerry Schnackenberg and +Carl Buffington: Raising Leaders Overseas
Healthy Churches and New Works
Matt+ Kessler: Why Church
Hunter Mobley: A New Evangelicalism
The Corinthian Initiative
On Friday afternoon, Dave+ Larlee led a time of questions and answers with John+ Coles and +Todd Atkinson, exploring what it looks like to move deeper into the gifts of the Spirit.
Time With Abba
Each morning, +Silas Ng led a special time of prayer and Lectio Divina called “Time with Abba.”
Hearing from Ministry Partners
One of the highlights of Winter Conference is getting a chance to hear how God is working around the world. This year we heard from Father Ivan Sikha of the Anglican Mission in India, Bishop Silas Ng from Anglican Mission and Canada, and a special interview with Bishop James Min Dein, Bishop Kobina Ben Cyril Smith, and Bishop Aaron Kijanjali.
Thursday night was a special ordination service. Congratulations to Bryan Chapell, Jim Bridgham, Mark Walz, Brit Carpenter, and Drew Witt to their ordination to the diaconate!
We hope you will join us in Dallas for Winter Conference 2018. To sign up for updates, visit: http://theamia.org/winter-conference-2018