2013 Alaska Missionary Conference
May 31-June 1, 2013
St. John United Methodist Church, Anchorage, AK
Memorable points or quotes by speakers:
- "Leadership! Leadership! Leadership" Conference Lay Leader, Lonnie Brooks.
"I've been to 21 annual conference gatherings here and this has been the most fun. There has been so much joy." - Superintendent Dave Beckett.
- "Our #1 problem is transience." - Superintendent Dave Beckett
Main actions enacted by the conference:
Approval of a new itineration policy, using "core interpreters," celebration of our Samoan ministries,
- Resolutions adopted by the conference: Imagine No Malaria is our conference mission priority - a fight we can win
Actions taken on proposed constitutional amendments from 2012 General Conference: Approved 47-0, 46-1, 45-1, and 44-2.
Number of people ordained, commissioned or received into associate membership and average age: 7 persons commissioned for missionary work in Alaska.
Number of people retired: 0 (We have no conference membership. Therefore persons may retire while they serve in Alaska, but they can't really retire from the conference.)
Membership stands at 3,539, down 59 from the previous year.
Worship attendance stands at 2,028, down 116.
Church school attendance stands at 789, down 22.