What To Expect
The Aldersgate conference is a yearly event held by Aldersgate Renewal Ministries. ARM encourages dialogue within the United Methodist Church and seeks to interpret the movement of the Holy Spirit to the rest of the church, and the rest of the church to the renewal movement. We celebrate the richness of our Wesleyan heritage and history, recognizing that John Wesley's theology of grace is in fact a theology of the Holy Spirit. To learn more about Aldersgate Renewal Ministries, please visit our main website.
Each year, Christians from all over the world gather to fellowship and be equipped to bring the power of the Holy Spirit back to their churches and homes. While we are focused on ministry to the United Methodist Church, you do not need to be a Methodist to attend!
During our main Worship Celebration sessions, a modern worship band will bring worship through praise. We also have a dance team and a banner ministry who participcate in the celebration. You may see people raising their hands or even dancing to the Lord. There are also workshops offered for those who wish to learn more about dance and banners in ministry.
We usually have a wide range of speakers from many different backgrounds who bring powerful, impactful teachings. All main session teachings are recorded and DVDs, CDs and MP3s are made available for order or download on our Resource Store.
Many times, after a time of teaching, we will have ministry time. This involves trained ministry teams of 2 people each, waiting to pray for any need you may have. Feel free to get prayer and linger at the front until God is done working on you.
During the afternoon, there are two workshop sessions on Friday and two on Saturday. Sometimes workshops are repeated so that you have more than one chance to catch one that you want. Topics usually include inner healing, outreach, wholeness, prayer, dance and banners in your church (plus other relevant topics). Most of the workshops are recorded and CDs and MP3s are made available on our Resource Store.
Ministry for Families
Aldersgate is a family conference. In addition to the main sessions and workshops for adults, we offer an entire children's and youth program. This is not simply childcare or game time for youth. Gate Kids and The Gate Youth Conference are full programs on their own that mirror the adult conference.