LAGR Special Events and News

Clergy are reminded of evaluation appointments with the DS.  Click here for the schedule.


Coming Events:

Clergy are reminded of the monthly Clergy Fellowship opportunities with the DS. The next event is Thursday, October 12 at noon at Franks at Old Mill (1095 Highway 54 West, Fayetteville).  Plan to join DS Rev. Susan Landry if you are able for a time of informal fellowship.

All those who work with youth in their local church are invited to lunch at Tin Drum (Ashley Park, Newnan) on Thursday, October 19 at noon.

The District Church Development Committee will meet at the District Office on Thursday, November 2 at 6:30.  Any church needing district approval must notify the district office by October 25.  Approval is required for buying or selling property, new construction, or major renovation work.


Churches are reminded of the Aldersagate/Collinswood Special Offering on Sunday, October 22 (or another Sunday of your choosing). If your church did not receive their packet of information at the Set Up meeting, it is available in the District Office. More information is available at www.

Creative Worship Conference
In alignment with Bishop Sue’s 2017 Annual Conference theme on worship planning, design and execution, North Georgia Conference Congregational Development and Connectional Ministries, along with Impact Church and Midnight Oil Productions are hosting a one-day dynamic worship design and planning training event in the North Georgia Annual Conference. This event is designed for individuals, teams, lay and clergy to spend the day with an expert in the field of worship design and planning facilitated by Jason Moore of Midnight Oil Productions.

Jason has traveled the country to assist and develop worship planning teams to help them achieve higher levels of a connected worship experience, and ultimately to reach more people for Jesus Christ. Because Jason understands all types of churches in varied geographical areas and with diverse ethnicities, he will be an excellent facilitator to help your local church experience a new way to plan worship and attain greater outcomes through more dynamic and Christ-centered worship experiences.

This event will be held at Impact Church on Saturday, November 4, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The registration costs are below:

$50 Per Person (September 5 through Nov. 1)
$40 Per Person with a Group of 5 or More from Your Church (September 5 through Nov. 1)

Visit the North Georgia website ( to register as soon as possible. This is a planning and training event that you do not want to miss.


Move Input forms are due in the District Office no later than Monday, November 27

Forms are being emailed to pastors or can be downloaded from the “Reports Due” page of the district website,


Clergy Ethics Training

The Book of Discipline requires all active clergy to attend a mandatory, conference organized clergy ethics training each quadrennial. The North GA conference is hosting 8 sessions to allow clergy to meet this requirement. If you have not completed the training by the last event, your appointment will not be continued for the 2018-2019 appointment year.

It is recommended that you attend the session for your district; however, you are eligible to register for any of the eight sessions. To receive credit you must attend the entire time. If you arrive late or leave early you will not receive credit and will have to attend another session. There is a $40 registration fee that must be paid when you complete the registration.  Lunch will be provided. 

Registration/Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to each event. 

  • January 11 - Thursday, 9:00am-4:00pm, Districts - AGST & ATHN, Host Church: Thomson First 
  • January 13 - Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm, Districts - LAGR & GRFN, Host Church: Fayetteville First
  • February 1 - Thursday, 9:00am-4:00pm, Districts - ACPK & ADOX, Host Church: Atlanta First
  • February 17 - Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm, Districts - NWST & ROCA, Host Church: Faith, Cartersville
  • February 18 - Sunday, 3:00pm-9:00pm, Districts - MAKE UP SESSION, Host Church: Douglasville First
  • February 28 – Wednesday, 9:00am-4:00pm, Districts - GNSV & AMRY, Host Church: Hamilton Mill
  • March 1 - Thursday, 9:00am-4:00pm, Districts - AROS & AMAR, Host Church: Kennesaw First
  • April 19 - Thursday, 9:00am-4:00pm, Districts - MAKE UP SESSION, Host Church: Covington First