June 29 - July 2, 2017
Lexington Convention Center - Lexington, KY

Ministry for Everyone!

Our passion is to provide learning experiences where people of all ages may encounter God and be equipped to live consistently in the power of the Holy Spirit. Sessions are designed with the belief that the Holy Spirit is fully present and active in people of all ages equipping them with everything they need for life and for Godliness (2 Peter 1:3-4).

Choose an option below to learn more!

Ministry For Adults

adult ministry

Adult Ministry is designed for adults to be equipped to minister to the world in the power of the Holy Spirit, through authentic worship celebrations, powerful keynote speakers and over 30 dynamic workshop sessions. Bring your church staff, Bible study group, and Sunday school class. Lay leaders will walk away feeling empowered with new vision and training to grow your church. We want you to have a passion and vision beyond the walls of your own church to see every church proclaim and demonstrate the Gospel in the character and power of Jesus Christ. Get ready to be blessed by some of the best of the best in the United Methodist Church.

 Exit Lane Prayer and Worship Experience 

The Exit Lane experience will begin at 2 PM on Thursday.  This completely free worship encounter for youth and adults will allow participants a chance to slow down, release burdens, and prepare their hearts for the Aldersgate conference beginning later that evening.

Over 30 Workshop Sessions

Get equipped to live a consistent Spirit-empowered life by participating in Aldersgate Workshop Sessions!  75 minute sessions are strategically designed to meet you where you are in your faith journey and to equip you to impact the lives of others.

Personal Prophetic Ministry

Don’t miss this opportunity to receive a prophetic word.  Testimony from last year: “Healed my heart and softened my spirit causing me to look at ministry and the church in a completely different way.” Over 100 personal ministry appointments will be available this year. If you register with an email, you will receive information on how to sign up online, approximately 1 month before the conference. No on-site signups.

Lay Servant Credits

ARM is able to provide Lay Servants with a Certificate of Completion confirming their participation in ten hours of teaching at the Aldersgate Conference. Four Equipping Sessions and 3 worship sessions will be chosen by the participant and must be indicated on the application available at registration. Lay Servants wishing to receive credits will need to take this certificate to their District Lay Servant representative to determine if they can receive credit in their Annual Conference. All certificates will be mailed or emailed out following the conference.

Ministry for Clergy

We welcome senior pastors, associate pastors, deacons, church staff members, youth pastors, missionaries, all kinds of clergy to the Aldersgate Conference! If you come feeling empty we believe that the Holy Spirit will fill you up at the Aldersgate Conference. If you come wounded we believe the Holy Spirit wants to heal you at the conference. If you come already on fire for God we believe you will receive even more--more fire, more revelation, more power, and more impartation. You will hear great speakers in general sessions and workshop sessions. You may worship freely, without having any responsibilities during the worship times. You will have opportunities to receive prayer.  This is an opportunity to take your ministry to a whole new level!

We have a special Clergy & Spouse Breakfast for you and your spouse (or a guest). This is a time to fellowship with other clergy families at the conference and to hear a presenter speak directly to clergy. (Tickets are required, please see the registration form)

If you come with children and youth, you will find the Gate Kids and Gate Youth programs at the Aldersgate Conference to be excellent and life changing. They are not times to just "occupy" the children and young people, they are real ministry times when your children and youth will be ministered to by an awesome staff.

Aldersgate Renewal Ministries offers 2.0 Continuing Education Units for the Aldersgate Conference, if one attends everything. These sessions can be a valuable part of your ongoing plan for continuing education with your District Superintendent and Board of Ordained Ministry. You might check for available continuing education funds to help you come to the Aldersgate Conference from your Board of Ordained Ministry and your local church. Aldersgate Renewal Ministries has some limited scholarship funds and might help after other sources of funds have been used. 

Pastors who host one of our team-led local church renewal events at their church receive a voucher for a free family registration to Aldersgate.

Rev. Dr. Frank Billman, Director of Equipping Ministries, has been in local church ministry since 1975. He'd love to hear from you if you are a pastor thinking about attending the Aldersgate Conference and have questions. You may contact Frank by calling the ARM office at 1-877-857-9372 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Gate Youth

youth ministry
The Gate Annual Youth Conference

The Gate Youth Conference is the youth portion of the Aldersgate Conference for rising 7th graders through graduated seniors in high school. Our mission is to impart the Father's true identity to today's youth and equip them with the tools to walk out their identity and destiny in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Brian & Jennifer Peat, and Tim Johnson will lead a great group of speakers to encourage and challenge the youth.  Worship will also be an integral part of the Gate Youth Conference.

It's Who I AmSTAY TUNED to see what the theme for the 2017 conference will be!

The 2016 theme was "It's Who I Am" focusing on their identity in Christ. The youth journeyed through undertanding their true identity, learned how to walk supernaturally in that identity and received impartation to live out that identity in their every day life.

Click Here To Visit The Gate Conference Website 

Gate Kids

kids ministry
Gatekids

For preschool and elementary children, Gate Kids is an opportunity to experience God in fun and meaningful ways.  Children participate in Spirit-filled worship and Bible-based learning experiences designed to allow them to meet Jesus and experience the power of the Holy Spirit… either for the first time or in new ways.  Through the Aldersgate Conference, children have the opportunity to grow as young disciples and ministers of the gospel.

EversonChildren’s ministry is offered for the following age groups:

  • Elementary: completed kindergarten through rising 6th graders
  • Preschool: 2 years to 5 years
  • Nursery: 6 months to 24 months (we can accommodate younger than 6 months, if we know in advance)

Jocelyn Everson, Director of the Gate Kids' Ministry

The littlest ones are so very special to God.  At Aldersgate, nursery children will experience ministry through the care of professional staff in a safe and secure environment. Children will love the bright and inviting atmosphere of the Aldersgate Conference and will be talking about their experience for years to come!  Children’s sessions begin 30 minutes before and end 15 minutes after the adult worship celebrations. 

ARM is committed to the safety and security of all minors (under age 18) attending Gate Kids at the Aldersgate Conference, and all our workers are screened. Once registered, parents of Gate Kids attendees will receive a letter and forms to read, fill out, and bring to the Conference. Forms will be available in May.