We learned today that some of next week’s sessions of annual conference will stream live from the conference website, a first for our conference!
Annual conference begins Wednesday, June 8 and goes through Saturday, June 11. Of special note for us is that the Ordination service will stream live! Ordinands will also be involved in the Thursday evening Celebration of Ministry service where we will be asked the historic questions (see also The Historic Questions 2.0).
We encourage you (especially leaders) to watch Adam Hamilton’s sessions Friday afternoon, Friday evening, and Saturday morning. We attended the Leadership Institute that Adam Hamilton leads at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, in 2008 (see Leadership Institute, Here We Come, Leadership Institute Has Begun, and Takeaways from Leadership Institute). Adam is hoping for a “leadership revival.”
Here’s the complete streaming schedule …
Opening Celebration, Wednesday, June 8, 2011 – 2:00 p.m. (with keynote address by Bishop Middleton)
Memorial Service – Wednesday, June 8, 2011 – 7:00 p.m. (Sermon by Rev. Beth Jones)
Concert – WatersEdge – Wednesday, June 8, 2011 – 9:30 p.m. (time is approximate)
Morning Bible Study – Rev. Greg Johnson, Thursday, June 9, 2011 – 8:15 a.m.
Celebration of Ministry – Thursday, June 9, 2011 – 7:00 p.m.
Morning Bible Study – Rev. Dr. Pam Ford, Friday, June 10, 2011 – 8:15 a.m.
Adam Hamilton – Session One – Friday, June 10, 2011 – 2:45 p.m.
Adam Hamilton – Session Two – Friday, June 10, 2011 – 7:00 p.m.
Adam Hamilton – Session Three – Saturday, Friday, June 11, 2011 – 8:30 a.m.
Clergy Processional for Ordination – Saturday, June 11, 2011 – 2:15 p.m.
Ordination – Saturday June 11, 2011 – 2:30 p.m.
While we’d love for all of our family, friends, and parishioners to be able to attend the ordination service, we know that’s not possible. If you can’t attend, we encourage you to watch it online.
And check in here over the course of the next week for thoughts and reflections as we take our final steps toward ordination!