Connectional Cafe Highlights


Are you planning a district or 
sub-district event?
Browse the menu at Connectional Cafe at for workshop ideas. Contact a faculty member directly to schedule an event. 
Growing the small membership church
Idea: Move forward in understanding the unique role and strength of the smaller membership church, the backbone of our denomination. 
Faculty: Jasmine Smothers
Youth Ministry in Small Membership Churches
Idea:  The challenges and rewards of working with youth in small membership churches are many. Help volunteers understand the nature, scope, and expectations of working with small groups in small churches. Faculty:  Blair Boyd Zant
 Event Highlights
“Spark 2012” Denman Award Celebration Weekend 
February 10-11 |  Northside UMC
On Friday night, February 10, plan to attend the Denman Award Celebration—a lovely black tie event with the aura of the Oscar red carpet night. A presentation celebrating the three newest Denman Award recipients will take place. Then, on Saturday, February 11, attend the Denman Award Summit—a day full of interactive and exciting learning sessions designed to spark new evangelism and mission ideas. These sessions are designed for all congregation types and sizes and are led by the Denman Award recipients. For more information, contact Winston Worrell at 404.727.6344 or To register, please visit,
Regional Stewardship 
summit: Stewardship 
strategies & best practices
Feb 5  | Milledgeville First UMC
Clergy and laity are invited to attend the next regional stewardship event, Stewardship Strategies and Best Practices led by Phil Schroeder, Feb. 5 at Milledgeville First UMC from 3to 5 p.m. 
Jan 22
Athens District Leadership Training
Jan 24
ARC Shelter Training begins
Jan 26
Clergy Sexual Ethics Seminar
Safe Sanctuary Committee
Jan 28
Committee on Nominations
EOY Reports Deadline
Jan 29
GRFN District Training Event
LAGR District Training Event
Feb 1
Nurture Team Meeting
Feb 3
Shelter Child Care Training begins
Mission Training 2012 begins
Feb 4
Advocacy Meeting
Feb 7
Social Media, Communications, and Evangelism: How the “tools” can help spread The Word
Feb 17
Confirmation Retreat 2012
Feb 20
SEJ Disaster Academy begins
Feb 24
Confirmation Retreat 2012 II begins
Feb 26
Regional Stewardship Summit (Gainesville)
Feb 27
Lectionary Reading Week begins
For details on these events and the full conference calendar, visit