Gold Weekend



Georgia District GOLD Weekend 

will be held at
Adrian Camp and Conference Center
on Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon,

February 16-17, 2024
Keynote speakers:  Dr. Tim Gaines & Dr. Shawna Gaines
This weekend is required for all ministers seeking a district license, renewing their district license, and seeking ordination.

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!

So, what do we need from you?
You need to register for this event!
(see registration link at top of this page)
Remember this is mandatory for licensing. Make sure all forms noted in the registration are completed and sent to our district Secretary, Rev. Don Hicks,
If you have questions about your studies requirements, please contact our Studies Chair, Rev. Mark Amspaugh,

If you have any questions about our GOLD weekend please contact our Credential Chair, Rev. Lonnie Grant,

We look forward to seeing everyone at this amazing event!