Birmingham, Alabama / January 22–25, 2015

Interim Pastor Training will be offered January 21-22; call 205-776-539, or email For more information on Interim Pastor Ministries visit

Requirement for Attendance
All participants are expected to attend the entire conference, including the worship service at Briarwood on Sunday. Also, at least one key layperson must attend with the pastor. Please call the Embers Ministry 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 $195 per person. Please submit a $25 per person, non-refundable deposit with registration. (Scroll down or click here for registration information.) Meals included: Thursday dinner, Friday lunch, Saturday breakfast and lunch.

Rooms are on hold at the Hampton Inn Colonnade with a group rate of $89. Please request the rate for the group name Embers to a Flame 2015, code EMB.

Please note: Online reservations will give you a rate of $109. You must call the Hampton Inn to receive the discounted price. The group rate applies until January 5, 2015. Reservations made after this date will be based upon availability.

Hampton Inn Colonnade
3400 Colonnade Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35243
1-800-HILTONS (toll free)
205-967-0002 (local)

Or, you may instead choose the Marriott Courtyard Colonnade, with a group rate of $86. This rate applies until January 5, 2015. To receive the group rate, please call Marriott Reservations at 1-800-321-2211 or 205-967-4466 and identify yourself as part of the Embers to a Flame Conference group staying at this Courtyard:

Marriott Courtyard Colonnade
4300 Colonnade Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35243

Flights should be booked to the 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.

Partial scholarships are available to qualified applicants. Please contact the Embers Office for an application.

Seminary Credit
Upon approval, this conference may be taken for credit at the following seminaries. Please contact the individual seminaries for details:

Birmingham Theological Seminary, M.Div and D.Min
Contact: Jackie Hamamatsu,

Reformed Theological Seminary, D.Min
Contact: Marguerite Westbrook,

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

Four Ways to Register

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 MailDownload 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.