Adoption and implementation of The Child and Youth Protection Policy is mandatory for all Florida Annual Conference churches. The Atlantic Central District is providing training sessions for our AC District churches in January 2020.
Here is the link to the policy template on the Florida Conference website:
Clergy, Children's Ministry Directors, Youth Ministry Directors, SPRC Chairperson, Trustees Chairperson, those who lead VBS, and any other person who is involved in planning activities or ministries that interact with children are highly encouraged to attend ONE of the opportunities listed below. All locations will have the same training.
Monday, January 27, 2020 l 6:00 - 8:00 PM l First - Vero Beach
Tuesday, January 28 l 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon l Coronado Community - New Smyrna Beach
Tuesday, January 28 l 6:00 - 8:00 PM l First - Melbourne
Wednesday, January 29 l 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon l Trinity - Palm Beach Gardens
Sunday, February 2, 2020 l 3:00 - 5:00 PM l Suntree - Melbourne
Registration is required for planning purposes. If you have any questions, please call the AC District Office.
In 2020, we invite our AC District local church Administrative Assistants to join us for a time of learning, making connections, and sharing a meal. Details will be announced in January. We hope all churches will send their Administrative Assistant to this Training Event.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 l 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM l First - Vero Beach
Registration will open in January 2020.
Clergy of the Atlantic Central District will gather on the following dates:
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 l 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM l First - Melbourne (Modern Worship Space)
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 l 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM l Location TBD
This is for all local church clergy, leaders, and teams. Focus will be on Fresh Expressions.
Saturday, August 29, 2020 l First - Melbourne l Time TBD l Registration will be required
In 2020, in lieu of churches holding individual church conferences, the Atlantic Central District will be holding Regional Church Conferences. All AC District churches will be required to attend ONE of the following:
Sunday, October 25, 2020 l 4:00 PM l First - Ormond Beach
Sunday, November 1, 2020 l 4:00 PM l TBD
Sunday, November 8, 2020 l 4:00 PM l First - Melbourne
All Church/Charge Conference paperwork must be complete and turned in on the date you will be attending.
The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church
450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011