RECLAIM

Christian Education Youth and Leadership Congress 2018

July 16-19, 2018 | Fort Smith, AR

Doubletree by Hilton | Fort Smith City Center

700 Rogers Ave - Fort Smith, AR 72901

 

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Group Name: AME Conference 2018

Group Code: AME

A Word from the Bishop

The focus of this 2018 Christian Education Youth and Leadership Congress is to RECLAIM all that is ours as children of God, so that we may be better instruments in God’s church to RECLAIM lost souls. Special thanks to Reverend Banks and Reverend Clayton and the 12th District Christian Education Department for your willing spirits and diligent efforts in designing this conference. As we embark on this journey, we must all be mindful of the theme and all it entails. 

RECLAIM by definition can mean many things to different people. To “take or get back,” “recover,” or “regain,” can also be applied to many different areas of our lives and our society. In the church, its foremost meaning is to bring lost souls back to God through Jesus Christ, but also to embrace one another and ourselves as part of God’s plan and purpose. On the surface, to RECLAIM appears to be a mere declaration, with no work or effort, as if speaking the words will miraculously make it so. Yes, as Christians, our confession and speaking our beliefs is of vital importance, but never will it be more necessary than the actions we take. 

The first thing to remember is that to RE-CLAIM indicates that something once was, either by actual possession or availability. Second, we must recognize that if we no longer have access or possession of that thing (not functioning as God would have us), we must take action. Third, we must do whatever it takes to regain what is now missing from our lives or the life of the church. To RECLAIM involves the truth of self-examination the discipline to re-format the needed areas of our lives and the faith to step-out and to live God’s plan. 

It is our prayer that all in attendance will greatly benefit from the activities, programs and services we will experience this week. It is our desire that we all gain some insight into what we need to do as individuals to serve God’s church with greater commitment and zeal. Blessings to each of you and thank you for being a part of God’s plan for the 12th District. 

 

Congress Itinerary

Monday, July 16, 2018

9:00 am - 2:00 pm    Registration (Convention Center Lobby) 

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm     FREE Mammograms (South Rotunda Parking Lot) 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm    Orientation (Theatre) 

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm    Chaperone Meeting (MR 4,5,6) 

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm    RECLAIM IN MUSIC: Congress Choir Rehearsal (Theatre Stage) 

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Registration (Lobby) 

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm    Dinner (on your own) 

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    RECLAIM IN WORSHIP: Reverend Dr. Myra Billips, Preaching (Theatre) 

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm  Late Registration 

9:00 pm - 11:59 pm   RECLAIM IN FELLOWSHIP: Conference Recreation Activities 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

7:00 am – 8:00 am   RECLAIM in Fitness: 12th District River Walk /Run (Doubletree Lobby) 

8:00 am – 8:50 am   Breakfast (Judge Parker Room) 

 

9:00 am – 10:00 am Empowerment Session I 

                                   Ages 4-6: Katrina Nubine, Instructor (Convention Center MR-8) 

                                   Ages 7-12 Victoria Hill, Instructor (Convention Center MR-7) 

                                   Ages 13-17: Reverend Jeremy Jones, Instructor (Convention Center MR-1) 

                                   Ages 18-26: Reverend Michael Scroggins, Instructor (Convention Center MR-3) 

                                   WMS, M-SWAWO and CDMC - Supervisor Cordelia Mitchell (Doubletree Bell Starr Room) 

                                   Lay Session - Dr. Dorothy C. Henderson (Doubletree Judge Parker Room) 

                                   Clergy: Bishop Michael L. Mitchell (Convention Center MR-4,5,6) 

 

10:15 am – 11:15 am   Empowerment Session II 

                                   Ages 4-6: Katrina Nubine, Instructor (Convention Center MR-8) 

                                   Ages 7-12: Victoria Hill, Instructor (Convention Center MR-7) 

                                   Ages 13-17: Reverend Jeremy Jones, Instructor (Convention Center MR-1) 

                                   Ages 18-26: Reverend Michael Scroggins, Instructor (Convention Center MR-3) 

                                   WMS, M-SWAWO and CDMC - Supervisor Cordelia Mitchell (Doubletree Bell Starr Room) 

                                   Lay Session - Dr. Dorothy C. Henderson (Doubletree Judge Parker Room) 

                                   Clergy: Bishop Michael L. Mitchell (Convention Center MR-4,5,6) 

 

11:30 am – 1:00 pm   RECLAIM in Worship: Salute to Graduates (Theatre) 

1:00pm - 5:00pm      12th District Stem Festival/Lunch (Exhibit Hall A1, A2, A3/North Rotunda) 

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm   M-SWAWO - Supervisor Cordelia Mitchell (Doubletree Bell Starr Room) 

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Presiding Elders - Bishop Michael Mitchell (Convention Center Green Room) 

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm  Dinner (on your own) 

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  RECLAIM in Worship: Reverend Dr. Anthony Reed, Preaching (Theatre) 

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm  RECLAIM in Fellowship: Conference Recreation Activities 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

7:00 am – 7:30 am    Forward in Fitness: 12th District River Walk /Run (Doubletree Lobby) 

7:30 am – 8:50 am    Breakfast (Doubletree Judge Paker Room) 

 

9:00 am – 10:00 am  Empowerment Session III 

                                    Ages 4-6: Katrina Nubine, Instructor (Convention Center MR-8) 

                                    Ages 7-12 Victoria Hill, Instructor (Convention Center MR-7) 

                                    Ages 13-17: Reverend Jeremy Jones, Instructor (Convention Center MR-1) 

                                    Ages 18-26: Reverend Michael Scroggins, Instructor (Convention Center MR-3) 

                                    All Adults: Reverend Ron Rawls (Theatre) 

 

10:00 am - 3:00 pm   Health Ministry Blood Drive (Exhibit Hall A2) 

10:15 am – 11:15 am    Empowerment Session IV 

                                    All Groups: Hip Hop Bible Study - Reverend Dr. Anthony Reed (Theatre) 

 

11:30 am – 1:00 pm    RECLAIM in Worship: Reverend Dr. Christopher Burnett (Theatre) 

1:00 pm - 3:00pm      Lunch (on your own) 

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm     Blood Pressure Seminar (Convention Center MR-2) 

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm   Forward in Fellowship (Mall Activities) (Convention Center Amphitheatre) 

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm    Jackson Seminary Trustee Board - Bishop Mitchell (Convention Center Green Room) 

 

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm    Annual Conference Trustees Board Meeting (Convention Center) 

                                   Oklahoma State Conference (MR-1) 

                                   Arkansas Conference (MR-2) 

                                   East Arkansas Conference (MR-3) 

                                   West Arkansas Conference (MR-7) 

 

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm   Dinner (on your own) 

5:30pm - 6:45 pm     Christian Debutantes and Masters Ceremony (Theatre) 

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm   RECLAIM in Worship: Reverend Ron Rawls, Preaching (Theatre) 

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm  Forward in Fellowship: Conference Recreation Activities 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

7:00 am – 7:30 am    RECLAIM in Fitness: 12th District Walk /Run (Doubletree Lobby) 

7:30 am – 8:50 am    Breakfast (Doubletree Judge Parker Room) 

8:30 am - 9:30 am     Committee to Elect Charlotte Martin Connectional WMS First VP (Convention Center MR-7) 

9:30 am - 10:00 am   Congress Evaluationss (Theatre) 

10:00 am – 11:00 am  Awards Ceremony (Theatre) 

11:30 am – 1:00 pm    RECLAIM in Worship: Mrs. Angela Robinson Whitehurst, Speaker (Theatre) 

1:00 pm                       DEPARTURE 

 
 

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