Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Youth Orientation at Buena Vista Palace (please check into the hotel prior to orientation)

  • This time will include dinner, orientation to the site, and registering for conference together.


Thursday, June 16, 2016

10:00 am

Laity Session meets in the Great Hall Center, East and West

1:30 pm

Opening Plenary Session with Worship and Communion in the Empire Ballroom

5:00 pm

Dinner Break

7:00 pm

Rev. Bill Hybels (Willow Creek Church) – Special Speaker

8:15 pm

District Missional Gatherings (rooms to be announced)


Friday, June 17, 2016

7:30 am

Expo Opens in the Event Center/Exhibits
Prayer Garden (with Communion) opens in the Sapphire Room 

8:30 am

Plenary Session in the Empire Room
Bishop Janice Riggle Huie (Texas Conference) – Special Speaker

10:30 am

Service of Remembrance

11:30 pm

Lunch Break
Memorial Luncheon
Retiree Luncheon

1:30 pm

Plenary Session in the Empire Room
Jeff James (Disney Leadership Institute) – Special Speaker
Anniversary Celebrations
Retirement Service

5:00 pm

Dinner Break

7:30 pm

Evening activities


Saturday, June 18, 2016

8:30 am

Plenary Session in the Empire Room

10:00 am

Service of Licensing, Commissioning and Ordination and Fixing of Appointments

12:00 pm

Conference concludes

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450 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011