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
Watch 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
Early Bird Registration – Register for $190 (must register before Dec. 15 and pay in full at time of registration.) ($30 off)

Multi-Attendee/Same Church – First two registrants pay $190 each, third and following registrants pay $140 each ($50/each discount) (must register before Dec. 15 and pay in full)

Alumni Pastor Discount – Register for $90 (must have previously attended an Embers Conference, register before Dec. 15, and pay in full at time of registration.) ($130 off)

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 Lisa Ellis, RTS Charlotte Registrar at

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

Conference participants are responsible for their overnight accommodations; however, Embers will work with one or two hotels in the nearby area to secure discounted nightly rates.  Watch here for participating hotels.

 We are pleased to offer housing with Briarwood host families for those conference registrants who prefer to stay with host families.  For more information, please contact the Embers office at 205-776-5399.

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.

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: Lisa Ellis, Charlotte Registrar at

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 18–21, 2018

©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.