Georgia District GOLD Weekend
will be held at
Adrian Camp and Conference Center
on Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon,
The Georgia District Ministerial Credentials and Studies Boards have created a new and significantly improved process for ministerial training and leadership development. The former 15-minute interview process where each candidate sat before the Credentials Board is being replaced by Georgia Ordination and Leadership Development (GOLD) weekend.Instead of burying and forgetting the gold that God has given us, our district believes it has a sacred duty to help develop those seeking ordination and to continue to equip our ordained leaders. Since ordination is such an important means of God’s grace for the church and minister, we want to resource those who take this holy journey of preparation in the best way we can.
The GOLD weekend allows candidates seeking ordination (from first district license, to renewal, to final year) to begin and continue their journey toward ordination with a clear roadmap and with friends to accompany them. Candidates will be both encouraged and better prepared for a lifetime of ministry. Candidates will be assigned to facilitators and introduced to clergy and leaders on our district. Candidates will have their souls fed through the Word and worship. Candidates will also be assessed with great encouragement from mentors and peers.
There will be breakout sessions, cohort discussion groups, worship opportunities, leadership development, assessment, and fellowship. Your district leadership has also decided to pick up the tab for this incredible weekend, so there is NO cost to you for this weekend (other than time and transportation). Rumor has it we may even have S’mores and a bonfire!
If you have any questions about our GOLD weekend please contact our Credential Chair, Rev. Lonnie Grant, Radicalyp@yahoo.com.