JUNE 22–24, 2016,
AT HUNTINGDON COLLEGE
COST: $60 per participant early registration (by April 1, 2016); $75 thereafter, paid by the church sponsor
Pastors and youth pastors at churches in the Alabama-West Florida and North Alabama Conferences of the United Methodist Church are invited to participate in the identification and building of future church leaders, who come to the Huntingdon campus for a three-day work-filled, learning-filled, and worship-filled retreat as they discern their individual calls to ministry vocations.
Who should come?
High school juniors and seniors who have the gifts and graces for ministry of any sort—whether as deacons or elders, missionaries, music ministers, children’s or youth pastors, worship leaders, or lay leaders, among the many ways to minister—are welcome at this retreat.
What is the purpose of the Academy?
The purpose of the Huntingdon Leadership Academy is to assist student leaders as they discern God’s call for who they should be and what they should do with their lives.
Who is running the Academy?
This three-day retreat is coordinated by the Huntingdon College Office of the Chaplain and executed by Huntingdon Department of Religion faculty, area United Methodist clergy, Huntingdon student volunteers, and the College chaplain.
The leadership skills necessary for ministry are transferable to leadership in any area. Every participant will benefit from what he or she learns during the academy. Each student whose call to ministry is further enlightened, informed, and shaped will benefit from early guidance, and the Church will benefit from the leadership these young leaders will be encouraged to give.
What is the cost?
The early registration cost is $60 per participant until April 1, 2016; $75 per student thereafter. The fee includes on-campus housing, meals, and fellowship activities.
How do I nominate students for this experience?
Registration is easy! There are just two steps:
- Complete the online Sponsorship Form.
- Send the registration fee to the Huntingdon College Office of the Chaplain, 1500 E. Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106
What should the student bring?
The student should bring bedding for an extra-long twin bed or a sleeping bag; pillow; clothes; toiletries; materials for note-taking (paper, pens, or portable computer); Bible; and a flashlight.
What types of activities or sessions will be involved?
Fellowship, worship, prayer, discussion, instruction, and time to relax and to have fun are built into the HLA schedule.