On Saturday morning of Annual Conference, Rev. Bill Gattis, Director of the Academy for Leadership Excellence, took the stage to celebrate the blessings of the last year in the Academy highlighting the current class of Academy for Leadership Excellence Fellows whom he introduced to the Conference. Each year the Academy chooses teams of laity and clergy to train and enhance their practical ministry skill sets in order to ignite the ministry of each local church represented. This two-year transformational program requires participants to meet for 112 total hours of discovery, discussion and learning.
Rev. Gattis invited the newly tapped clergy and lay teams to stand before the Conference and receive blessing as the most recent class laid hands upon them as the Conference lifted them up in prayer.