"Remain in me, as I also remain in you."  - John 15:4

Dates:    June 19-21, 2023 (Monday - Wednesday)
Venue:   Renasant Convention Center, Memphis, TN
Hotel:     Sheraton Downtown (connects to conference site by skywalk)

Please take advantage of the special TWK room-block rate at the Sheraton!

The TWK Annual Conference Design Team is excited that we all will be gathering in Memphis this year!

Our theme, Abiding in Christ, provides our framework for planning Bible study, story sharing, and an experiential invitation to slow down and abide in Him. 

While we all are together, we all will continue to get to know our "new" TWK leadership and how we all are living into our mission, vision, and values.

Our meeting falls on Juneteenth, giving us an opportunity to provide ways for you to deepen your understanding of the historical role of the black church.

The team will strive to make business sessions efficient and hopeful. We will celebrate our diversity.

This will be a time when we will embrace being United Methodists and share hopeful excitement for our future together!

We look forward to seeing you in Memphis!

Annual Conference Live Stream

Worship and business sessions will be available for viewing via live stream. Link to be provided in June.

Questions? Ask AC2023

Tentative Schedule

Friday, June 2, 2023

1:00 PM  TWK Clergy Session will be held online. Voting codes will be sent out via email the week beforehand.

At Renasant Center in Memphis*

Sunday, June 18, 2023

4:00 PM Attendees may check-in for Badges

Monday, June 19, 2023

7:30 AM - Noon Attendees check-in for Badges

10:00 AM  Opening Worship in Ballroom followed by Business Call to Order 

12:00 PM-2:00 PM LUNCHES 

2:00 PM Afternoon Session begins

4:30-6:00 PM TWK Ministry Fair


Tuesday, June 20, 2023


8:30 AM Morning Session including Learning with Bishop McAlilly

11:00 AM Memorial Service in ballroom

12:00 PM-2:00 PM LUNCHES (including onsite Clergy Retirement Luncheon) 

2:00 PM Afternoon Session begins

Late afternoon DINNER BREAK

7:00 PM Service of Licensing, Commissioning, & Ordination in ballroom  Reception to follow service

Wednesday, June 21, 2023


8:30 AM Morning Session including Learning with Bishop McAlilly

Late morning Closing Worship after business concludes

* If annual conference members need to participate and vote remotely, we will provide that capability on June 19-21. But, we prefer to have people gather in person!

(Sessions held outside of the main meeting space will not be available for remote participation.)