Our Speaker

 

 

The Diocese of the Carolinas is pleased to have The Rev. Dr. Sam Ferguson lead our 2023 Clergy Conference and also speak at our 2023 Annual Synod.

Sam is the rector of The Falls Church Anglican in metro Washington, D.C.. The Falls Church Anglican is one of the largest churches in the ACNA. Sam is also author of The Spirit and Relational Anthropology in Paul. He holds degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv), Cambridge University (MPhil), and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD).

Registration for Clergy and Lay Delegates

Our Time Together

Clergy Retreat Schedule

“The Shape of the Church is Congregational”

Thursday Night

6:00 pm:  St. Paul’s Dinner on the Grounds

7:15 pm: Session One: The Rev. Dr. Sam Ferguson 

Friday Morning

8:30 am: Coffee and Fellowship

9:00 am: Session Two with Sam Ferguson

10 am: Break 

10:30 am: Session Three with Sam Ferguson

10:30 am: Clergy Wives Gathering 

11:30 am: Renewal of Ordination Vows

12:00 noon: Dismissal / Lunch on your own

 

Synod Schedule

Anglican Diocese of the Carolinas

Friday Pre- Synod Workshops

3:00 pm:

  1.  Revitalizing the Local Church / The Rev. Phil Ashey

  2.  Hearing the Voice of God / The Rev. John Burley

4:00 pm:

  1. Making Discipleship Real / The Rt. Rev. Thad Barnum

  2. How Church Planting “Works”? / Kardia Team

Friday Evening

5:15 pm: Clergy Vesting

5:30 pm: Opening Worship followed by St. Paul’s Dinner on the Grounds for Lay and Clergy Delegates

Saturday Morning

8-9:00 Registration / Coffee and Donuts

9:00 am: Session One with Sam Ferguson – “Human Sexuality in Today’s Culture”

10 am: Coffee Break / Visit Exhibitors

10:30 am: Synod Business

  • Elections for Standing Committee and Provincial Council 

  • New Clergy Introductions

  • Admission of New Congregations

  • Diocesan Bishop’s Address

  • KARDIA Presentation

  • Financial Presentation

  • Closing Remarks

12:30 pm: Prayer and Dismissal 

Recommended Hotels - Please make your reservation early

Home2 Suites Greenville Downtown

Please make reservations no later than February 16, 2023

Click here → Home2 Suites Booking Link 

Or call Reservation line:  1-800-445-8667 (please do not call the hotel directly as they do not make reservations on property) 

Group Name:  Diocese of the Carolinas   

Group Code:  DOC

Rate:  $154 + tax

Parking:  $15 daily valet – no self park option onsite

Holiday Inn Express Greenville Downtown

Please make reservations no later than February 16, 2023

Click here → Holiday Inn Express Booking Link

Or call Reservation line:  877-814-2530 (please do not call the hotel directly as they do not make reservations on property)

Group Name:  Diocese of the Carolinas   

Group Code:  DOC

Rate:  $154 + tax

Parking:  complimentary self parking 

Hyatt Regency Downtown Greenville

Please make reservations soon

Click here → Hyatt Regency Downtown Booking Link 

Group Name:  Diocese of the Carolinas   

Group Code:  G-DIOC

Rate:  $159 + tax

Parking:  $22 daily valet 

St. Paul's Church, our gracious host, is located here.