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.

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Opening Worship

+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

John+ and Anne’s second and third sessions can be found on our YouTube channel. 

Mini-Talks

Three sets of mini-talks were given taking a deeper look at making disciples, raising healthy leaders, and moving into new works.

Making Disciples

Dave+ Larlee: Culture of Invitation

Caleb+ Miller: (Re)formed in Worship

Ryan Flanigan and Nelson+ Koscheski: Liturgical Folk

Tongua Williams: Relational Connection


Healthy Leaders

+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

Drew Witt

Lucy Horton  

The Corinthian Initiative

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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

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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.

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Ordination 

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!

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To see additional photos from Winter Conference, visit our Facebook albums for day 1, day 2, and days 3 & 4.

We hope you will join us in Dallas for Winter Conference 2018. To sign up for updates, visit: http://theamia.org/winter-conference-2018