Interim Pastor Training will be offered at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, January 20-21, through Interim Pastor Ministries.  For more information, please visit

Requirements for Attendance
All participants are expected to attend the entire conference, including the worship service at Briarwood on Sunday. Also, at least one key lay person must attend with the pastor. Please call the Embers office for exceptions at 205-776-5399.

Conference Location
Briarwood Presbyterian Church
2200 Briarwood Way
Birmingham, AL  35243

Conference Schedule
Click here for a printable schedule of the conference.

Cost is $220 per person. Please submit a $25 per person, non-refundable deposit with registration. Meals included:  Thursday dinner, Friday lunch, Saturday breakfast and lunch.

Registration Discounts
Seminary Student Discount—Register for $110 ($110 off)—Please register on the website and submit a $25 per person deposit. To register without making the deposit, please contact Rebecca Caskey at 205.776.5399.

RTS DMin Students – In order to receive class credit for attending the conference, you must register through RTS. Contact Tari Williamson at 704.366.5066, ext. 4221 or email

Partial scholarships are available to qualified applicants and if no other discounts apply.  Please contact the Embers office for an application.

A limited number of rooms are being held at a group discount at the Hampton Inn Colonnade and the Marriott Courtyard Colonnade. To take advantage of the discount at the Hampton Inn, you must make your reservation by calling the hotel directly on or before January 5. To make your reservation at the Marriott, follow the link below and reserve your room by January 3.

Hampton Inn Colonnade
3400 Colonnade Parkway
Birmingham, AL  35243
1.800.HILTONS (toll free); 205-967-0002 (local)
Group Name:  Embers to a Flame 2017
Group Rate:  $89/night, plus taxes

Marriott Courtyard Colonnade
4300 Colonnade Parkway
Birmingham, AL  35243
Group Name:  Embers to a Flame
Reservation Link: 
Book your group rate for Embers to a Flame Conference
Group Rate:  $89/night, plus taxes

Flights should be booked to Birmingham International Airport (BHM). We can arrange transportation for you from/to airport if needed. Please let us know in advance. A very limited number of loaner cars may also be available.

Seminary Credit
This conference may be taken for credit at the following seminaries.  Please contact the individual seminaries for details:

Birmingham Theological Seminary, MDiv and D.Min
Contact: Irene, 

Reformed Theological Seminary, D.Min
Contact: Tari Williamson at 704.366.5066, ext. 4221 or email

Conference attire is casual.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations submitted a month prior to the conference will be refunded in full, minus a $25 deposit. There will be no refunds two weeks prior to the conference, but registrations are transferable. To cancel your registration, please email or call 205.776.5399.

Sponsored by

Briarwood Presbyterian Church

Birmingham, Alabama • January 19–22, 2017

©2016 Briarwood Presbyterian Church, PCA

"For God's glory, we promote spiritual health in churches throughout the world by applying biblical strategies for church vitality."

    2200 Briarwood Way
    Birmingham, Alabama 35243

​    205.776.5399

​​1. OnlineClick here to fill in the Online Registration Form. Please note that you are not officially registered until you send your deposit, but this will reserve your spot for 15 days.

2. By Email—Email to request an electronic registration form.

3. By Phone—205.776.5399.

4. By Mail
Download this form and mail with deposit to:
Briarwood Presbyterian Church
2200 Briarwood Way
Birmingham, AL 35243

Cancellations made one month prior to the conference if paid in full will be refunded minus a $25 processing fee. After that cancellations will not be refunded, but registrations are transferable.

To be registered, registration must be paid in full. A registration form sent without payment will hold a spot for the attendee for 15 days.