2016 Annual Diocesan Convention Summary
Held February 18-20, 2016 at St. Paul's, Daphne
Theme: Be Still and Know
Synopis of Friday afternoon Table Talk - download document
The Duvall Center staff sifted and sorted all the post-it notes looking for themes and ideas to direct our work. Some of these ideas might make for a good vestry conversation about your church’s local ministry. As an aside, we heard many comments about the usefulness of the Friday afternoon table talk. We intend to hold similar conversation at next year’s Convention.
Copy of the Saturday morning summary - download document
Summary from the Friday table talk given by the Secretary, The Reverend Steve Pankey and Bishop Russell.
Commission & Task Forces Purpose and Goals - download document
After the Convention Bishop Russell convened a meeting of the Diocesan Commission/Task Force Chairs. He passed out a list of their membership. He asked each Chair to contact their members, schedule a meeting within 45 days, create an “elevator speech” purpose statement for their respective ministry, and set a couple of goals to guide their work. Bishop Russell is pleased and grateful to report that every Commission and Task Force has done so. Good work is going on and he wanted to share it with you!
Outline of Discipleship, Discernment and Development - download document
An outline of how your diocesan staff at the Duvall Center is organizing our ministry under the 3 D’s of Discipleship, Discernment, and Development.
2016 Journal of Convention
Includes the Directory of the Diocese, Proceedings of the Convention, Articles of Incorporation, Rules of Order, and the Canons of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast. The Journal is an important reference that all clergy, delegates and vestry members should be aware of regarding the governance of our diocese.
Watch Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's Welcome to Convention
Watch Bishop Russell's Convention Address
Resolution (as amended) submitted by the Rev. S. Albert Kennington, Vicar, Immanuel Church, Bay Minette
Resolution submitted by the Search Committee for the 4th Bishop of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast
Resolution submitted by the Transition Committee for the 4th Bishop of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast
Budget Presentation from Convention
Beckwith Camp & Retreat Center
Murray House Assisted Living Residence