Our conference for 2018 is for all #generations. Registration opens January 15, 2018. Head to our event website: www.swdistrictumc.org for more details, including our speakers and information on lodging. Hope to see you in Cordele! 


#millennial 2017 has ended. Thank you for your support! View images from the event here: http://www.swdistrictumc.org/event-images/

We look forward to sharing information with you about our next event in Cordele, Georgia - coming up April 26-28, 2018.



May 4-6, 2017, the Southwest District of the South Georgia Conference and Next Step Ministry sponsored a conference at Veterans Memorial State Park in Cordele, Georgia for clergy and laity. The purpose was to aid churches in attracting and engaging young people in our congregations.

Speakers included:
Keynote Speaker: Haydn Shaw, author of Generational IQ: Christianity Isn’t Dying, Millennials Aren’t the Problem, and the Future Is Bright

Workshop Leaders:
Large Membership Church - Greg DePriest, Lead Pastor of Christ Fellowship in Kingsport, Tennessee
Medium Membership Church - Stephanie Hand, Church Vitality Strategist for the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church 
Small Membership Church - Ronnie Collins, planting Pastor at Out Of The Box Worship Center and Pastor of Recovery At Hillsville - A Christ Centered Recovery Ministry.

3.0 CEUs were available for clergy.