By Dr. Hal Brady, chairman of the Conference Center Task Force
The campaign to build a new Conference Center for the South Georgia Conference just received a massive boost with the generous gift of $100,000. The donor hopes that the gift will inspire others to step up their giving and finish the campaign toward providing the South Georgia Conference a much-needed home.
As you know, the new Conference Center is to be built on the beautiful campus of Wesleyan College and will bring the Episcopal Office and the Administrative Services Offices of the Conference together in one place. This will allow for better collaboration, a savings on current rented space, more secure facilities, and increased parking.
The partnership between the South Georgia Conference and Wesleyan College is unique, and the Conference Center on the campus of Wesleyan will enhance the ministries of both partners. That partnership could include the following and so much more: training for local church business administrators, interaction with college students in building positive relationships with The United Methodist Church, developing opportunities for college students interning in local churches, participating in campus worship in Pierce Chapel, and supporting the significant role of Wesleyan College in the middle Georgia area.
Mark Richt, former head football coach at the University of Georgia, had a team slogan: “Finish the Drill.” Coach Richt meant for the team to double up their efforts and play strong to the end of the game.
With this recent gift of $100,000, the campaign goal is in sight. If we actively work together in upping our determination and giving we can raise the remaining $200,000 and the new Conference Center will be a reality.
As Coach Richt would put it, “Let’s finish the drill!”